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Passing Exams for Dummies, Second Edition


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Introduction 1 Part I: Releasing Your Potential to Pass Exams 7 Chapter 1: Passing Exams: Preparation Is Everything! 9 Chapter 2: Meeting Your Amazing Brain 21 Chapter 3: Discovering How to Learn 43 Chapter 4: Thinking Strategies for High Performance 63 Part II: Relaxing Comes First 85 Chapter 5: Exploring the Power of Relaxation 87 Chapter 6: Finding Ways to Relax 93 Part III: Reviewing and Rewriting Your Notes 105 Chapter 7: Knowing Your Academic Purpose 107 Chapter 8: Reviewing Your Notes 115 Chapter 9: Improving Your Reading Techniques 119 Chapter 10: Preparing Your Study Notes 129 Part IV: Remembering with Pictures and Patterns 143 Chapter 11: Making the Most of Memorizing Skills 145 Chapter 12: Using Mnemonics: Simple Memory Techniques 155 Chapter 13: Fine-Tuning Your Memory: Advanced Visual Techniques 165 Part V: Rehearsing for Recall and Performance 177 Chapter 14: Rehearsing Your Recall 179 Chapter 15: Rehearsing Your Performance 185 Part VI: The Part of Tens 191 Chapter 16: Ten Tips for Exam Day: Before the Event 193 Chapter 17: Ten Tips for the Exam ? No Going Back Now! 199 Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Maintain Momentum between Exams 207 Part VII: Appendixes 213 Appendix A: Planners 215 Appendix B: Relaxation and Visualization Scripts 219 Appendix C: Learning Style Quiz and Motivational Reminder 223 Index 227

About the Author

Patrick Sherratt teaches and facilitates training in meta-cognitive knowledge and performance psychology. He holds a Masters degree in education and has written a number of educational resources for students, parents, and teachers.

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