This is the first course guide that has been developed for students of policing. It identifies the core themes and additional source material, providing an essential overview for students and a reference point for use throughout their studies. The Policing Course Companion is designed to complement and work alongside existing literature. It provides: " Easy access to the key themes in policing " Helpful summaries of the approach taken by the main course textbooks " Guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course " Help with developing critical thinking " Taking it Further sections that suggest how readers can extent their thinking beyond the "received wisdom" " Pointers to success in course exams and written assessment exercises The Sage Course Companion in Policing is much more than a revision guide for undergraduates; it is an essential tool that will help readers take their course understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their undergraduate course.

Exam Tips

Exam tips

This section will help you to:

  • Develop strategies for controlling 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 usual. Test anxiety arises because your performance is being evaluated, the consequences are likely to be serious and you are working under the pressure of a time restriction. However, focusing on the task at hand rather than on feeding a downward negative spiral in your thinking patterns will help you keep your nerves under control. In the run-up to your exams, practise some simple relaxation techniques that will help bring stress under control.

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