January 11, 2013, by Anne Smart
A few things before you walk into the exam room
January is here and this means one thing: exams. But don’t panic.
Exams are part of university life and the key to success is preparation. But this isn’t a post about revision tips and techniques, this is about the practical stuff that you need to know so that you turn up on time and don’t sabotage your efforts by mistake.
Here are a few important things you need to know about taking your exams:
- Check your timetable so you know when and where your exam is
- Make sure you have your ID
- Make sure anything you plan to take into the exam with you is allowed
- When you’ve sat down at your exam desk you’re not allowed to talk to anyone
- Check that the exam paper in front of you matches what you’re entered for and tell an invigilator immediately if it doesn’t
- If you need to speak to an invigilator about something before/during the exam raise your hand and wait for them to come to you
At the end
- You must stop writing when the invigilators tell you the exam has finished
- You will be allowed to leave the room once all of the papers have been collected in
- Keep the noise down when leaving, other people may be taking exams in the same building