January exams are over! Exam season is always a challenging time, especially as I tend to get very nervous. Luckily, through experience, and through some advice that the university provides, I have been able to manage my exam nerves and stress a little better each year. These exams were a part of my finals, so it is safe to say I still felt the pressure! But thankfully I feel as though I revised hard enough to give the exams my best attempt… fingers crossed the work paid off!
Luckily, the majority of units that I study are 50% coursework and 50% examination. This is actually really helpful because it means that even if you do not score as highly on one as you would have liked to, you can try to make up for it with the other. Usually, coursework marks will be returned before the exam and so I use this feedback to help me with my revision. It really helps to take note of the feedback from coursework as you can use it to help build and improve your next essays! The coursework marks are also a useful way of finding out what you have learnt, and what may need some work.
Now that exams are over, it’s time to look forward to teaching block 2, and to begin to slightly panic about dissertation… It is going to be a very busy few months but I am strangely looking forward to it all!