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Examination Assessment

Examination assessment

Developmental Objectives

By the end of this chapter you should be familiar with:

  • the purpose of examinations
  • different types of examination
  • ways of dealing with pressure
  • strategies and techniques to enable you prepare yourself for examinations.

Examinations can cause anxiety for many of you and, as indicated in Chapter 3, some of you may choose modules or units of learning that do not have examinations as an assessment criterion. However, the apprehension that you might feel about taking examinations can be reduced and viewed in a more positive way. As stated in Chapter 3, as students you enter university with varying levels of skill and expertise and bring with you a diverse range of life experiences. The students within any cohort will study in different ways to complement ...

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