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Last Updated: Monday January 03 2005 12:25 GMT

Students give New Year exam tips

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Eating "brain food" such as bananas and getting a good night's sleep before a test are just some of the top tips being offered by students.

Edexcel, who write exam papers, hope the advice, from students who sat exams last year, will help many of you are revising for exams this year.

Edexcel boss, John Kerr, said: "Students taking exams this month need to make sure they're prepared.

"Some students put their exam results at risk through lack of attention."

Other top revision tips include:

  • Read through past papers.
  • Take regular study breaks while revising
  • Make a list of your achievements as a way of motivating yourself

Here's some top tips for the exam itself:

  • Take deep breaths before an exam
  • Read the exam paper from cover to cover, then re-read it before answering any questions
  • Spend the last 10 minutes of the exam re-reading your answers to check spellings and make sure you have completed all the sections
  • Spend more time on the questions which will get you the greatest number of marks
  • Use highlighters on the exam paper to pick out the things you want to include in your answers

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