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A Brief History of Exams

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Did you know that written examinations didn’t become part of the western educational system until the late 16th century? It’s true. They actually originated in China! Millions of Americans every day take exams, assuming they have always been a key part of our schooling system, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Medieval Universities The western educations tradition, as best exemplified by the university system in the middle ages, looked quite different from the exam and coursework system we know today. That system was actually adapted from the Greek and Roman model, which emphasized debate as the best form..


10 Tips to Help You Pass Your Exams

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The purpose of any exam is not just to help you get a good job, but also to create a well-rounded, accomplished professional. Passing exams can be challenging, expensive and time-consuming, but if you follow these top tips you will have a greater chance of success: 1. Believe in Yourself If you don’t believe that you will pass the exam you won’t, you will be defeated before you even start. If you believe in yourself, you are committed to doing your best both in your preparation and in the exam session. 2. Invest in Yourself Qualification as a professional accountant..


Unusual Study Techniques For Your Pearson Vue Test: Part Two

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Studying for a test is the time most people dread. The pressure on you to learn and retain the information you’ll need to come away with the results you want can be intense. There is plenty of advice on how to study out there, but just as people learn in different ways, they also study in different ways. If you’ve tried the standard methods and they don’t seem to be working, then try these unusual techniques based on cognitive, audio, and visual learning methods. Key Techniques Rather than saving all your stress for the actual exam, plan from the moment..


10 Tips For Keeping Your Head During Your Exams

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For most students, the end of the year means exam time! We know that this period can be a nerve-racking and stressful experience. So we’re providing you with these ten tips for staying relaxed, both while studying and during the exam itself. Studying For The Exam 1. PLAN PROPERLY Trying to cram all your studying in on the night before a big exam is never a good idea. The most likely outcome is that you’ll start feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work that you’re desperately trying to memorize. Under such stress and pressure, it will be difficult to retain..


Budgeting Your Title IV Funding

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It might not be the most exciting thing about going to college, but sorting out your budget needs to be one of the first things you do. Having enough money will make or break your time at college and making a proper budget for your federal aim money can stop you from running into financial difficulties later. Every decent financial plan has three stages:   1. Look at how much cash you'll have coming in. 2. Work out how much money you'll have going out. 3. Then subtract your outgoings from your income and divide it by the number of..


Writing Your Own Mock Exam

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Creating your own mock exam can give you a good idea of what it will be like on the day of the actual exam and how much you can expect to write in a specific time frame. It can help to develop your exam-essay writing skills by taking on past exam questions and writing out the complete answers within a set time. Creating Your Mock Exam Most courses will allows you access to previous exam papers that you can base your mock exam on. Try approaching your instructor and explaining to him or her that you want to write your..


Best Apps for Exam Revision

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The days of exam revision consisting reams of scattered paper and hastily scribbled notes are now firmly in the past. With pretty much every student having access to a smartphone, tablet or PC, a vast range of apps have become available to help you digitize and streamline your exam revision. To help you get the most out of your revision, we've put together a list of the best app-based revision aids for both Android and IOS. Best Apps for Exam Revision QUIZLET Quizlet is a study aid and flashcard app that allows you to create quizzes based on the information..


Four Myths About Returning To School As An Adult

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Returning to education as an adult learner has many advantages. Compared to those fresh out of high school you have better defined career goals combined with more life skills and greater real-world experience. Despite this, some adult learners are put off returning to education because of certain pervasive myths. In this article we will be exploring those myths and comparing them to the reality of returning to school. Myth #1 - You Don't Have The Time Balancing your personal and professional life with the demands of education can be difficult, but it is not impossible. At Northwest we offer flexible..


4 Steps To Editing Your Own Work

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Adults returning to education can often face some unique challenges. Alongside juggling your classes with your other responsibilities, and potentially studying while working, you might find that you’re a little rusty when it comes to basic educational skills.   Editing your own work is a fundamental part of making the best of your assignments and is a skill that will carry forward into the majority of careers. It doesn't matter how well you research and articulate your points, you will lose marks if your work is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors. To help you brush up on your editing..


How To Study When You Are Working Full Time

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Here at Northwest, we understand that not everyone who wants to enroll with us has the option to study full-time, which is why we offer a flexible range of class options. We offer morning and night classes as well as full and part-time study options to accommodate your busy Las Vegas work and family schedule.   If you are thinking of joining us, but aren’t sure how studying for a new and exciting career can fit around your existing work commitments, here are some tips on how you can combine study and full-time work.   Make A Study Plan Taking..