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Revision and exams: further reading

Here are a few recommendations, or you are welcome to browse and borrow any of the books in the Skills Zone on level 1 in the Laidlaw Library at shelfmark Skills I-5:

  • Becker, L. 2010. 14 days to exam success. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. An easy to read pocket guide
  • Cottrell, S. 2012. The exam skills handbook. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. This has plenty of activities and scope for reflection
  • Evans, M. 2004. How to pass exams every time. Oxford: How To Books.
    A brief and an easy read, this book makes a useful introduction. Checklists at the end of each chapter, and highlight boxes emphasising key points. The last chapter on exam techniques on the day is particularly useful
  • McMillan, K. 2007. How to succeed in exams & assessments. Harlow: Prentice Hall.  Even better, the 2nd ed (2011) is available online as an ebook
  • Tracy, E. 2006. The student's guide to exam success. 2nd ed. Buckingham : McGraw-Hill : Open University Press. This is also available online as an e-book.