Studying for exams

Get ideas on how to study for exams, what types of questions you may be asked, and how to get prepared for exams, and plan your time in an exam.

  • Where to start with exam study

    The most important thing with exams is to start your studies early, and get prepared so that you know what to expect in your exam, what you need to study, and have a plan for how to approach your study.

  • Exam study tips and techniques

    When you start studying for your exams you may feel overwhelmed by all the material you have to revise. The tips on this page will help you focus and find a way of studying that suits you.

  • Types of exam questions

    Exams usually include different types of questions. Before you start studying for your exams make sure you know what type of questions to expect. Check your course materials or the course page. If you're still not sure ask your lecturer/tutor.

  • Planning your time for an exam

    Planning and managing your time when you're sitting an exam is very important. It's not difficult, and can definitely make a difference to your results.

  • Tips for during your exam

    As well as studying and knowing your topic well, it’s important to be prepared for what to do once you’re in the exam room. This will help you to stay focused and reduce your chances of getting stressed.