Exams and Doing Research


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


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