So I officially finished my degree on June 3rd, but I’ve given myself a bit of time off over the past couple of weeks as I felt that I hadn’t had a proper break for so long! After relaxing for a while – I’ve mostly been watching Euro 2016 – I definitely feel ready to get back to work, thinking about what I want to focus on for my masters and, of course, getting back to blogging.
I thought I’d tell you about my last two exams, where I found that one of my revision techniques really paid off! As you’ll know if you’ve read my last couple of posts, my first exam was a gobbet paper. My final two were in the format that I’ve been used to throughout my degree – two hours to write two essay questions. So right from the start I was much more comfortable with this.
During my revision, I put particular emphasis on using the past papers that were available to me so that I could make sure I could use my knowledge to answer potential exam questions. For each paper I chose the two questions that I would answer and wrote detailed essay plans for them. I did the same thing for both modules, finding that putting the information into a formal structure made it easier for me to remember.
For both exams I was able to answer questions which I already written an essay plan on during my revision. While the questions were not identical, they had similarities which meant that I was able to use the information I had committed to memory in order to form an argument.
I came out of both exams feeling confident that I had done as well as I could have and that I had put down relevant and well selected information to answer the questions. All that remains to be seen is finding out my results, which I won’t know until the end of the month.
I’ll keep you updated!