Wednesday, December 13

How to Survive Your Upcoming Exams

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The number one tip on surviving any exam is to be early, prepared and informed. Make sure you are aware of what seat you are suppose to sit in, what exam you are sitting and what equipment will be required, so here are my top tips.

Before the exam always:

  • Double check your seat

  • Put phones, MP3s and electronic devices away in your bag, or hand to an invigilator

  • Double check what paper you will be sitting and make sure you have EVERY piece of required equipment, and spares as well.

  • Last minute revision can’t hurt.

Take into the exam:

  • Of course you should always take in your equipment.

  • A bottle of water, it often gets hot in exam halls and dehydration can be a distraction, and a danger.

  • I always take tissues into my exams, I often have hayfever during my exams and have had a few nose bleeds.

  • Your exam time table, it allows you to double check your seat, paper ID, Centre number and candidate number quickly and stops any mistakes with wrong paper ect.

Do not take in:

  • Phones, MP3s, Cameras, Camcorders or any electronic device that can store data or a digital image

  • Notes, it is very important you do not take in any notes or pieces of paper other than your exam timetable, and board rules sheet.

  • A opaque pencil case, make sure your pencil case is clear.

And those are my tips to prepare for your upcoming exams.

GOOD LUCK!!!

Offical Rules:

Candidates are responsible for noting correctly the times and places of their examinations.

Candidates are responsible for bringing their University Smartcard to each examination for display on their desk.

Without the special permission of the Invigilators no candidate may enter the examination room more than half-an-hour after the examination has begun, or leave it until half-an-hour of the examination period has elapsed.

No candidate may leave their desk during the last fifteen minutes of any examination period without the special permission of the Invigilators.At the end of the examination, candidates should remain seated at their desks until the Invigilators have collected all the answer books.

All personal effects such as, bags, files etc., which are brought into the examination room, must be left with the Invigilators who will return them at the end of the examination.

No books, writing paper, notes or any other material may be taken into the examination room, except where prescribed within specific examination arrangements as previously notified.

Answers to questions should be written legibly in ink.

No answer book or supplementary sheet may be taken from the examination room. A candidate in possession of a book or supplementary sheet will be liable to severe disciplinary action.

The use of bilingual dictionaries (eg French-English, English-German etc.) is permitted in all examinations other than those in which language translation is the skill being assessed. It is the responsibility of each candidate to supply themselves with a bilingual dictionary, if they so wish. Such dictionaries must not have been annotated in any way by the candidate or by any other person. The use of any other dictionary (which includes electronic versions) and the use of bilingual dictionaries in cases relating to translation skills is not permitted unless they are specifically allowed in the regulations for a particular examination.

Candidates may not pass off the work of another as their own or quote the work of others without acknowledgement. Such action will be liable to academic penalty and may also be liable to severe disciplinary action.

Candidates are forbidden to communicate with anyone except the Invigilator during the examination.

Candidates may only use a pocket calculator in an examination if that particular calculator appears on the University’s approved list.No other calculator or electronic device may be used in an examination.The approved list currently consists of the models listed below:-

Casio FX82*
Casio FX83
Casio FX85
Casio FX115.

Calculators with additional lettering after the model number (eg FX83 WA) are acceptable provided that their model number begins with either FX82, FX83, FX85 or FX115.

* The Casio FX82 series is no longer in production, but candidates who possess such models are permitted to continue using them.
 

Smoking & eating are prohibited.  Candidates may take a drink and a small packet of sweets into the exam room.   All mobile telephones should be switched off during the examination.

Candidates are responsible for noting correctly the times and places of their examinations.

Candidates are responsible for bringing their University Smartcard to each examination for display on their desk.

Without the special permission of the Invigilators no candidate may enter the examination room more than half-an-hour after the examination has begun, or leave it until half-an-hour of the examination period has elapsed.

No candidate may leave their desk during the last fifteen minutes of any examination period without the special permission of the Invigilators.At the end of the examination, candidates should remain seated at their desks until the Invigilators have collected all the answer books.

All personal effects such as, bags, files etc., which are brought into the examination room, must be left with the Invigilators who will return them at the end of the examination.

No books, writing paper, notes or any other material may be taken into the examination room, except where prescribed within specific examination arrangements as previously notified.

Answers to questions should be written legibly in ink.

No answer book or supplementary sheet may be taken from the examination room. A candidate in possession of a book or supplementary sheet will be liable to severe disciplinary action.

The use of bilingual dictionaries (eg French-English, English-German etc.) is permitted in all examinations other than those in which language translation is the skill being assessed. It is the responsibility of each candidate to supply themselves with a bilingual dictionary, if they so wish. Such dictionaries must not have been annotated in any way by the candidate or by any other person. The use of any other dictionary (which includes electronic versions) and the use of bilingual dictionaries in cases relating to translation skills is not permitted unless they are specifically allowed in the regulations for a particular examination.

Candidates may not pass off the work of another as their own or quote the work of others without acknowledgement. Such action will be liable to academic penalty and may also be liable to severe disciplinary action.

Candidates are forbidden to communicate with anyone except the Invigilator during the examination.

Candidates may only use a pocket calculator in an examination if that particular calculator appears on the University’s approved list.No other calculator or electronic device may be used in an examination.The approved list currently consists of the models listed below:-

Casio FX82*
Casio FX83
Casio FX85
Casio FX115.

Calculators with additional lettering after the model number (eg FX83 WA) are acceptable provided that their model number begins with either FX82, FX83, FX85 or FX115.

* The Casio FX82 series is no longer in production, but candidates who possess such models are permitted to continue using them.
 

Smoking & eating are prohibited.  Candidates may take a drink and a small packet of sweets into the exam room.   All mobile telephones should be switched off during the examination.

Candidates are responsible for noting correctly the times and places of their examinations.

Candidates are responsible for bringing their University Smartcard to each examination for display on their desk.

Without the special permission of the Invigilators no candidate may enter the examination room more than half-an-hour after the examination has begun, or leave it until half-an-hour of the examination period has elapsed.

No candidate may leave their desk during the last fifteen minutes of any examination period without the special permission of the Invigilators.At the end of the examination, candidates should remain seated at their desks until the Invigilators have collected all the answer books.

All personal effects such as, bags, files etc., which are brought into the examination room, must be left with the Invigilators who will return them at the end of the examination.

No books, writing paper, notes or any other material may be taken into the examination room, except where prescribed within specific examination arrangements as previously notified.

Answers to questions should be written legibly in ink.

No answer book or supplementary sheet may be taken from the examination room. A candidate in possession of a book or supplementary sheet will be liable to severe disciplinary action.

The use of bilingual dictionaries (eg French-English, English-German etc.) is permitted in all examinations other than those in which language translation is the skill being assessed. It is the responsibility of each candidate to supply themselves with a bilingual dictionary, if they so wish. Such dictionaries must not have been annotated in any way by the candidate or by any other person. The use of any other dictionary (which includes electronic versions) and the use of bilingual dictionaries in cases relating to translation skills is not permitted unless they are specifically allowed in the regulations for a particular examination.

Candidates may not pass off the work of another as their own or quote the work of others without acknowledgement. Such action will be liable to academic penalty and may also be liable to severe disciplinary action.

Candidates are forbidden to communicate with anyone except the Invigilator during the examination.

Candidates may only use a pocket calculator in an examination if that particular calculator appears on the University’s approved list.No other calculator or electronic device may be used in an examination.The approved list currently consists of the models listed below:-

Casio FX82*
Casio FX83
Casio FX85
Casio FX115.

Calculators with additional lettering after the model number (eg FX83 WA) are acceptable provided that their model number begins with either FX82, FX83, FX85 or FX115.

* The Casio FX82 series is no longer in production, but candidates who possess such models are permitted to continue using them.
 

Smoking & eating are prohibited.  Candidates may take a drink and a small packet of sweets into the exam room.   All mobile telephones should be switched off during the examination.

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