Types of Exams

Frederiks, Anita ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9618-5748 and Derrington, Kate and Bartlett, Cristy ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7763-9724 (2021) Types of Exams. In: Academic Success. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. ISBN 9780648769842

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Abstract

There are many different types of exams and exam questions that you may need to prepare for at university. Each type of exam has different considerations and preparation, in addition to knowing the course material. This chapter extends the discussion from the previous chapter and examines different types of exams, including multiple choice, essay, and maths exams, and some strategies specific for those exam types. The aim of this chapter is to provide you with an overview of the different types of exams and the specific strategies for preparing and undertaking them.

The COVID19 pandemic has led to a number of activities previously undertaken on campus becoming online activities. This includes exams, so we have provided advice for both on campus (or in person) exams as well as alternative and online exams. We recommend that you read the chapter Preparing for Exams before reading this chapter about the specific types of exams that you will be undertaking.


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Additional Information: The book ‘Academic Success’, is a derivative of ‘College Success’ by Amy Baldwin, University of Central Arkansas used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Library
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Library
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2021 23:22
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2021 00:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: university, success, academic skills, study skills, writing
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080709 Social and Community Informatics
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4610 Library and information studies > 461099 Library and information studies not elsewhere classified
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42484

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