• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

'This Course Companion in Criminal Justice by Ursula Smartt is to be applauded. It is an essential handbook for all students and practitioners who are studying the criminal justice system. The user-friendly framework provides students with practical support in how they can organise their approach to studying to maximise their knowledge and revision skills. I have no hesitation in commending this Companion as a valuable complementary text' - Professor Allyson MacVean, John Grieve Centre for Policing & Community Safety, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College"Congratulations to Ursula Smartt and Sage on a most welcome 'skills' text for Criminal Justice students... The book is concise, clear, well-organised and accessible - highly recommended." Stephen Parrott, Birkbeck, University of LondonCriminal Justice by Ursula Smartt is part of an exciting new ...

Exam Tips
Exam tips
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section you should be able to:

  • Develop strategies for controlling your nervous energy
  • Tackle worked examples of time and task management in exams
  • Attend to the practical details associated with the exam
  • Stay focused on the exam questions
  • Link revision outlines to strategy for addressing exam questions.
Handling Your Nerves

Exam nerves are not unusual and it has been concluded that test anxiety arises because of the perception that your performance is being evaluated, that the consequences are likely to be serious and that you are working under the pressure of a time restriction. If you focus on the task at hand rather than on feeding a downward negative spiral in your thinking patterns, this will help you keep your nerves under control. ...

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