Exam Tips

Exam Tips


Exam Tips | Leideanna Scrúduithe

Exam Guidelines HERE

Before The Exam

  • Develop a study strategy. There are plenty of sample planners online.
  • Keep a designated study space that resembles the exam conditions. If your study place is quiet you’ll have a better chance of reproducing information in an exam situation.
  • If you need help with a topic reach out to your classmates or your lecturer.
  • Know when and where your exams are – check out your personalised timetable on the University of Galway exams website.
  • Plan ahead to make sure you get to your exam venue at least 30 minutes before the exam starts with your University of Galway Student ID Card.
  • Know what type of exam you will be sitting – open book, MCQ, 2 hour written paper – if you are unsure ASK. Familiarise yourself with the exam and plagiarism regulations.

During The Exam

  • Take time to settle yourself and BREATHE.
  • Read all questions carefully.
  • Keep an eye on the time and when the time you’ve allotted for a question is up move on to the next one.
  • Don’t panic! If you have the work done you’ll be fine. Try to relax and your exam will run smoothly.
  • When the exam ends don’t dwell on it – move on to the next one and try to stay positive.

Minding Yourself

  • Eat Well
  • Keep Active
  • Get fresh air
  • Keep in touch with friends and family
  • Stay hydrated
  • Get enough sleep and rest
  • Take time away from screens and social media
  • Set personal goals
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Joanna Brophy