Preparing for the exam

The exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions, each question having 5 options. No negative marking is used.
  1. Compile a study plan which shows the hours/days you want to spend preparing for the exam and which of the following revision materials you want to use: If you haven't already completed these during the practicals, you might also want to have a look at the On-line Normalisation practical, the On-line ER practical and the two Revision Quizzes on the module website.

  2. It is highly recommended that you work through at least 1 past paper. You should measure the time you need to complete the exam. In the real exam you will have two hours. If you look at more than one past paper, you will notice that some of the questions repeat. Thus there is no need to look through all of the past papers.

  3. Plan the strategies you are going to use during the exam: How are you going to keep time? Are you going to answer the questions in the order in which they appear, are you going to attempt easier questions or questions about certain topics first? Etc.

  4. If you have, in the past, experienced any problems with exams (not enough time to finish, problems concentrating, panic attack), you should address these before you go to the exam. There are exercises you can do to overcome these problems (time management, mental preparation for exam situations). Have a look at Napier's Study Skills website or do a search on the web for '"exam preparation" "study skills"'. In severe cases, contact the Academic Support Adviser for advice.

  5. You will be writing your answers on an electronically readable paper. You need to bring a pencil with you to the exam. If you have a visual or other problem which would make it difficult for you to read and write on the electronically readable paper that is printed in red ink, please, inform the lecturer about this before the exam.

During the exam

  1. No negative marking is used, thus you should attempt all questions.

  2. Choose one answer for each question.

  3. You are allowed to write on the exam paper. You can underline text while you read or cross out answers while you eliminate them.

  4. Read the whole question before making choices. The first plausible answer is not always the correct one.

  5. If several answers are very similar focus on the differences.

  6. It is sometimes better to approach multiple choice questions by eliminating the false answers instead of searching for the correct one right away.

  7. Pay attention to whether the question asks for a true answer or whether it asks you to find the answer which is NOT true.

  8. On the electronically readable paper, if you change your mind about an answer, mark the new choice and circle the correction.