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    Hi,

    I have exams starting next week.

    Thing is, since I did so well in the coursework, I passed the modules.

    However, I want a first, and that requires more work. I have been a bit busy lately, and can now start revision.

    What advice can you give me?

    I have 3 past papers to work from. Do universities copy questions from previous exams?
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    (Original post by po10tial)
    Hi,

    I have exams starting next week.

    Thing is, since I did so well in the coursework, I passed the modules.

    However, I want a first, and that requires more work. I have been a bit busy lately, and can now start revision.

    What advice can you give me?

    I have 3 past papers to work from. Do universities copy questions from previous exams?
    I think it depends on the uni/subject but for my first year history exam I have been looking at past papers and some of the questions have been repeated word for word on a couple of different exams. As I said I have no idea how common this is so I wouldn't count on it!
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    There is usually an underlying theme but the questions will have a different twist to them.

    "Revise hard" is the only advice worth giving.

    Check out the rubric and see if you can strategically dodge certain topics - if you can, then revise smart.
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    What subject? And what do you mean by 'revising'? I.e. have you not even picked up a textbook, or do you just need a quick skim over things to push yourself up to a first?

    Assuming it's the latter, it really depends on the subject, but I would do all the past papers you can, and if you don't understand anything, learn it. This close to the exam there is probably no point doing anything methodical. However, you would probably benefit from making sheets of details to memorise.

    Are you sure there are only three past papers? Is it quite a new course? University questions do often repeat themselves, but it's less likely if there are only three papers available.
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    How do you do well in multiple choice papers?
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    With all these 'revision for next week' things I hear, I think I'm doing it wrong... I revise the day before for a few hours till I get bored

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    (Original post by po10tial)
    How do you do well in multiple choice papers?
    Treat it like a normal exam, if there's something you can't do, eliminate the stupid answers and see what's left. Most importantly don't leave anything blank.

    My revision usually only starts a week or 2 before an exam and I don't tend to do badly. What you have to do is revise smart, rather than lots. Look at the past papers and think about not only those particular questions but also the style of question and what it's asking you to do. Normally exam questions are written by your lecturers so use your knowledge of them and any work they have set previously to shape how you revise their topics. Also seeing as you've done well on the coursework don't be afraid to use that (and the feedback you got) as a tool to revise with.
 
 
 
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