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10 things academics say students get wrong in exams

Not many students would admit to enjoying taking exams or writing essays, but if you want to get a degree, they’re an ordeal you have to survive.From lack of analysis to regurgitating lecture material, don’t let these 10 common mistakes scupper your chances of exam success.

  • Panic and procrastination
  • Lack of analysis
  • Poor planning
  • Not reading the question properly
  • Focusing on word count
  • Insufficient reading around a subject
  • Regurgitating in-class or lecture material
  • Over-generalisation
  • Carelessness
  • Spelling, grammar and register

(Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/apr/30/student-advice-exams-success)


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