Exam preparation

1 - Plan

  • Check the length, format and date of all exams and what is going to be covered.
  • Make a realistic revision timetable.

2 - Keep your study active 

  • Write notes in your own words, make mind maps, use colour.

3 - Try and reduce exam nerves

  • Don’t cram the night before, try to relax and wind down.
  • Check out the minimising stress tips.
  • Try to avoid conversations with people who might wind you up.

4 - Answering exam questions

  • Read the paper all the way through and make sure you know how you will allocate your time.
  • Highlight key words in questions.
  • Leave yourself 10 minutes at the end for a final check through.

Exams and revision

  • Coogle

    Coggle is an online tool for creating and sharing mindmaps. It works online in your browser: there's nothing to download or install.

  • Link to DeeperWeb tutorial


    A Google tool which allows you to refine your search results using tag clouds.

  • Maths and Stats Support via ASK

    Maths and Stats support is available to University of Exeter students (Camborne School of Mines, Renewable Energy, Bioscience and Geography) studying on the Penryn Campus.

  • Penultimate (Evernote)

    Penultimate from Evernote - "a handwriting app for iPad that combines the natural experience of pen and paper with the flexibility and syncing of Evernote"

  • Quizlet

    Quizlet makes simple learning tools that let you study anything. Start learning today with flashcards, games and learning tools — all for free.

  • Link to library catalogue for Study Skills Handbook

    Study Skills Handbook

    The 'go-to' study skills book for new students with (or without) dyslexia.

  • Synap

    Create, practice and share Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) online for free with Synap