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Exams and Revision

How to get the most out of the Library and other University support for revising for and taking exams

Preparing for your exams

Exam Bootcamp

Information on the Learn Essentials course to support students doing exams.

All University of Edinburgh students are automatically enrolled on Exam Bootcamp which can be found in your Learn Essentials (left hand menu).

Exam Bootcamp has everything you need to prepare and plan your revision, revise effectively and develop successful exam strategies.

There are four sections which you can work through, or dip in and out of as required: 

  1. Principles of effective studying and learning: being active in your learning.
  2. Getting set for revision: plan and prioritise your time and topics.
  3. Revising effectively: what works and what doesn’t.
  4. Developing effective exam strategies: plan your approach for different types of exams, including open book/at home exams.

Time management

Digital skills

Academic writing

Critical thinking

Developing your English