We asked our science students for their top exam tips. They’ve shared some valuable insights based on their experience.  

Sometimes the easiest things to remember, are also the easiest to forget! 

Samantha Tang

Tell someone what you know about the exam topic.
I find it incredibly useful to teach someone else the content I’ve been studying for the exam, regardless of whether the person's listening (or even animate for that matter). It's amazing how much my mum now knows about Pavlov!
 
Samantha Tang
Bachelor of Psychology
 

Trung Nguyen

Treat the day before the exam as the exam date.
What this means is that you complete all your study two nights before the exam. The day prior to the exam is left for light revision if you wish. But it’s important to relax on this day so that you’re well rested for the exam.
 
Trung Nguyen
Bachelor of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering/Bachelor of Science
 

Alex Soderlund

Colour code! 
I'm a very visual learner. So, I break my study notes up into lots of sections with different coloured headings. I find it helps me remember the necessary chunks rather than being overwhelmed by a whole topic.   

Alex Soderlund 
Bachelor of Science (Genetics)/Bachelor of Arts (Media, Culture and Technology) and Ecology Honours 

Thomas Liang

Go to the races. 
Exams will be held at Randwick Racecourse again this year. Make sure you know which tent you’re in. Go for a walk around the Marquee areas before the big day. 
Physically print out your exam timetable. 
My friend wrote the wrong date for one of his exams in his diary and missed the exam.   

Thomas Liang 
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Law