Smart Exam Preparation & Taking
Knowing Your Exam Questions
Exam Taking Strategies
- Taking Objective Tests: Multiple Choice, True-False (The University of Minnesota)
- Guidelines for Answering True/False Questions (Brigham Young University)
- Answering Essay Questions Made Easier (University of Central Florida)
- Writing Essay Exams (University of Manitoba)
- Verbs Used in Essay Questions (University of Manitoba)
- Answering the Essay & Short Answer Exam Question (Trent University)
Other Types of Exams
Exam Preparation Tips
- How to Succeed in Exams? (HKU CEDARS-Counselling and Person Enrichment)
- Top 15 Hot Tips for Finals (Professors’ Guide LLC)
- Preparing to Study: Some Characteristics of a Good Study Place (Lakehead University)
- Exam Survival Guide (Massey University)
- Exam Preparation Quick Tips for Students Who Have/Have Not Prepared Throughout the Semester (University of Waterloo)
- Samples of Review Strategies (Ohio University)
- Exam Preparation Strategies PowerPoint (The University of Illinois)
Managing Exam Stress/ Anxiety
- Exam Anxiety Checklist @ Psychometer (HKU CEDARS-Counselling and Person Enrichment)
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Login Psychometer using your Portal Account > Take Tests > Mood and Stress Level > Exam Anxiety
- How to Cope with Exam Stress? (HKU CEDARS-Counselling and Person Enrichment)
- Dialogue: How to Cope with Exam Stress? (HKU CEDARS-Counselling and Person Enrichment)
- Managing Test Anxiety (Brown University)
- Exam Stress (University of Leicester)
- Fighting Test Anxiety (Carnegie Mellon University)
Comic postcards on exam preparation!
Full List of Self-learning Series
- How to take good notes for lectures and readings?
- How to take charge of your readings and textbooks?
- How to get the most out of your lectures?
- How to manage your time efficiently?
- How to set achievable goals?
- How to succeed in exams?
- How to cope with exam stress?
- Time Cannot Be Recycled: Think Before You Spend!
- How to improve your concentration?
- How to increase study motivation?
How to succeed in exams?
How to cope with exam stress?
How to increase study motivation?
How to improve your concentration?
Free One-to-one Conversational English Practice
We live in a global world where English is the most frequently used language for communication among people with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. At HKU, you need good English skills to study, build your social network and survive in internship or job interviews.
The CEDARS-Counselling and Person Enrichment (CoPE) and Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES) have jointly organized a “Peer English Tutoring” Programme. Peer tutors who are native or near native speaking students will be available every weekday for one-to-one chat sessions about any topic you want.
To check the schedule and register for the practice sessions, please visit http://caes.hku.hk/ve/cedars All practice sessions are held in Chi Wah Learning Commons (2/F, Zone R, Student Advisory Services Zone), Centennial Campus.