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Writing Your Own Mock Exam

Students Writing Your Own Mock Exam

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..


How To Make A Career Plan

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Taking your exams is a hugely important, and hugely stressful, part of your educational journey, but before you focus all of your attention on what you need to do in order to pass, it’s always a good idea to have a plan for your future career. Career plans are a list of the long and short-term goals you want to achieve, in order to build your career, and the actions you can take to achieve those goals. Having a career plan in place can help you focus your efforts, reminding you of what you are striving for and helping you..


What To Do On The Day Of An Exam?

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Exam day is here, you studied all semester and now you are ready to take on that final challenge that can make or break your grade. Obviously, exam season is one of the most stressful times in a student’s life, so to help out we’ve put together some physical and mental strategies to help you get the best out of the big day. Physical Strategies Sleep: While it might be tempting to forego sleep in order to cram in a few extra hours of studying, don’t give in to that temptation. All the studying in the world won’t matter if..


How To Deal With Stress Before Your Exam

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Exams cause stress, there’s no doubt about it. The pressure that you are under to achieve can make the period running up to your examination a very stressful one. Too much stress can have a negative effect on you both physically and psychologically. Insomnia, panic attacks, loss of appetite, anxiety, depression and irritability are all symptoms of high stress levels and can damage your ability to study properly and recall information during your exam. So how do you deal with the stress of exams? Here at Northwest we are always concerned about our students’ welfare, so we’ve put together these..


How To Stay Energized On Late-Night Study Sessions

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While the best way to get the most from your course is through effective time management, and leaving yourself plenty of time to hand in your assignments and prepare for your exams, at some point every student has at least one late-night study session.   As long as you don't make a habit of it, a little extra cramming at night can give you the extra time you need to study, especially for adult students with family and professional responsibilities. The main problem with staying up late to study is keeping yourself from falling asleep. To help out, we've put..


How To Remember What You’ve Read?

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Preparing for a test can be a difficult and stressful experience. Taking in a vast amount of information and remembering it can seem like an insurmountable task. Thankfully, there plenty of simple, creative strategies for retaining more of what you read. Allowing you to use that information to correctly answer questions during your Pearson Vue test. Tips and Techniques Take notes on the page - Studies have shown that taking notes on the page of the book you are reading makes it easier to remember the information, and to put it in context. It is suggested that this is because..


Unusual Study Techniques For Your Pearson Vue Test

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Studying for a test is 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 Record yourself reciting key dates, quotes or equations and listen to them as you walk..


Preparing for Your Pearson VUE Test

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As one of the leading career colleges in Las Vegas, Northwest is committed to providing the highest levels of service to its clients and students. As part of that commitment, we’ve partnered with Pearson VUE testing centers. Their focus on cutting-edge technology has enabled us here at Northwest Career College to provide a state-of-the-art, low-stress environment for our test-takers.   To make your Pearson VUE testing experience as smooth as possible, we’ve put together some tips on how to best prepare for your exam. Before the Exam Pace Your Studying - When preparing for an exam, the temptation is to..