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    When I was in my Geography class in year 7 to 9, I had this great teacher that taught me the importance of learning how to pass exams because knowledge itself is not enough. Quote from him "Knowledge is ingredients and recipe but exam technique is the pots, pans and cutlery. Without the tools, you can have the best of everything else but your meal will be mediocre at best".

    Of the many things that he taught us, I found the most useful tips were:

    - Highlight the action words
    - Circle important details
    - Look at how many marks there are and judge time
    - Practice tests to learn the mark scheme and timing rather than just the answers
    - Look for patterns in past exams.

    I was thinking back to those times and I was wondering how you guys learn exam techniques, did you have a teacher, was there a book for it? What are so examples that you could share?

    If you never really bothered with exam technique, why not?

    Thanks! I'm so interested in hearing your replies.
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    I have never really bothered with an exam technique but we did get thought on how to structure your essays in English and History.

    Perhaps, i should find one best suited to me.
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    I learnt exam technique by doing exams.
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    I never really explicitly learned exam techniques...It was just something I picked up along the way? :dontknow:
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    The techniques you have suggested does it really works? Have you got results from that?


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    (Original post by Nuraiya)
    The techniques you have suggested does it really works? Have you got results from that?


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    Yeh, I would say that, for me, achieving the highest grades is about using those techniques. Otherwise I deem the risk high and its like a lottery whether or not I get that 95%+
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    (Original post by jasonlu)
    When I was in my Geography class in year 7 to 9, I had this great teacher that taught me the importance of learning how to pass exams because knowledge itself is not enough. Quote from him "Knowledge is ingredients and recipe but exam technique is the pots, pans and cutlery. Without the tools, you can have the best of everything else but your meal will be mediocre at best".

    Of the many things that he taught us, I found the most useful tips were:

    - Highlight the action words
    - Circle important details
    - Look at how many marks there are and judge time
    - Practice tests to learn the mark scheme and timing rather than just the answers
    - Look for patterns in past exams.

    I was thinking back to those times and I was wondering how you guys learn exam techniques, did you have a teacher, was there a book for it? What are so examples that you could share?

    If you never really bothered with exam technique, why not?

    Thanks! I'm so interested in hearing your replies.
    i thought this thread was about how to answer those questions in the exam which r super hard and you have no idea what to put and then u have exam technique which gets u through.

    i do all these since "action word and circling important details as you put it" aren't necessary personally when i do lot sof past papers, they're pretty much set out in the same way as the real thing since they once were the real thing.

    i have a 3mm thick booklet of Mechanics papers and a 5mm thick book of 5 years worth of c1+c2 papers
 
 
 
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