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Posted 07 December 2005 - 09:13 PM

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Hi, I'm preparing for my personal study on Monday(Catch-22). I've already prepared a page of notes and I'm going to do a timed essay. I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice? Thanks unsure.gif

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 04:22 PM

I just sat my personal study today! One of the main things I feel I could've improved on, is the preparation of what exactly you want to say... and how long you have to say each bit.

For me, I need serious work on developing conclusions and I think quite a lot of people also have a problem sometimes with thinking of effective conclusions?

As long as you understand your notes and feel you've covered a good variety of ideas, should be fine!

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 05:27 PM

And another important thing is to try and relax about it (but not TOO much!) smile.gif Honestly.. getting worked up is probably worse than having no notes imo.



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Posted 08 December 2005 - 11:24 PM

QUOTE(Ali89 @ Dec 8 2005, 06:27 PM)
And another important thing is to try and relax about it (but not TOO much!)  smile.gif  Honestly.. getting worked up is probably worse than having no notes imo.

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Thanks for the advice. I'm known to panic in exams so yes I will bear that in mind.
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Posted 09 December 2005 - 05:40 PM

no problem! smile.gif See what others say though... good to get advice from different folk!

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 10:08 PM

Yeh. Relax, you seem prepared
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Posted 11 December 2005 - 10:15 PM

not getting too worked up is the key, keep calm, preparation is quite important but id say being cool and happy with your knowledge is vital

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 04:39 PM

Thanks for the advice smile.gif I did my personal study today - it was Catch 22. There was so much there that I could only write about a quarter of what I wanted, can't believe I only had an hour to do it! Hope I did okay though..

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 05:38 PM

I passed! So pleased with myself smile.gif
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Posted 02 January 2006 - 09:07 PM

Oh good. I'm happy that you passed. Most people get worked up and then pass!
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Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:42 PM

i got soo worried about mine, my first attempt didnt go too well, i just got a C and no more. sad.gif
the whole class had a second attempt, and i found out the other day that i got a B!! im so chuffed, the work finally paid off!!! wink.gif
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 11:24 AM

The key to preparation is to do it at home at least once. Then you know you can do it, and you'll know whether you have time for everything, and as such can edit the lesser stuff out if you don't have enough time.

See, that the mistake I made the first time I took english. I didn't have time to do all of my PS on Hamlet - I had to miss out the final chunk, which happily was the worst.
This year, I got made to redo it, even though I passed last year. I practiced it beforehand, and it wasn't nerve-wracking at all, since I knew what to do, and that I was able to do it... (by the way, this year I did Othello, which I decided sucked last year.)
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