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8 Easy to Follow Tips for Exam Success

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Exam season is always a tough time for students. It’s stressful, hectic, and most people are glad to see the back of it.   While we here at Northwest Career College are proud of the effort our students put into their exams and the excellent results they achieve, we recognize that exam time is hard on them. So, to make things as easy as possible and lend a helping hand, here at 8 easy to follow tips to help you on the road to exam success. Make the Most of Your Study Time The best way to study isn’t just..


How to Stay Healthy During Your Exams

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Your exams can be one of the most stressful periods of your life and involve long nights cramming and days filled with library visits and sitting in cramped exam rooms. Staying healthy during that time can be difficult, with the temptation being to mainline on junk food and energy drinks while you say up as late as possible to revise.   While that might work in the very short term, in the long term sacrificing your health won't make you any more likely to pass your exams and, in fact, a lack of sleep, exercise, and good food will make..


How Best to Revise for Your Exams

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Exams can be one of the most stressful periods of your life, with all the hopes and effort that you have put into your education coming down to a few hours of exam time. One of the key factors in passing your exams is correctly preparing for them. So, to help give you the best chance of coming away with the mark you want, here are nine easy tips for how best to revise for your exams. Start Early An early start can make all the differencewhen it comes to revising Effective revision is not something that can be rushed..


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..


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..


Top 5 Budgeting Tools For Students

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Returning to education can be a financially difficult time, especially if you are a adult learner. You have all the same fiscal responsibilities, but some of your potential earning time is taken up by education. In the long run, that education will lead to better opportunities to advance your career and gain access to a better salary. In the short term, here are five budgeting tools that can help you manage your money while you study.   1. You Need a Budget - YNAB allows you to both track your current spending and plan a way to get free of..