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'I forgot about the sit-down exams'

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Being on a course which is mainly assessed by essays and nursing practice has made me a bit complacent.

While we were all told at the beginning that there would be a three hour written exam for anatomy and physiology, the reality of it didn’t sink in until we started studying that module.

Having your skills and knowledge tested in such an intensive way has its benefits but it still promises to be the least enjoyable part of the course for me.

When it comes to revising for exams I’ve always kept it simple. I find an authoritative book on the subject and read while taking notes. Sometimes I may use a book and other times I use cue cards but the technique is still the same.

I also listen back to all the recordings of lectures I have made over the past few years. Details and information that may have been lost to me at the time will hopefully become clearer when I listen in my own time and at my own pace.

I know I haven’t got the perfect method for revising and the exam process is something all student nurses will have to undergo at some point so I want to know - what are some of you tips and methods for revising? What do you find helps you get through those exams?

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