Stella Cottrell is an international bestselling author, with over a million sales worldwide. Her other titles include The Study Skills Handbook, Critical Thinking Skills, Skills for Success, The Macmillan Student Planner, The Exam Skills Handbook and Mindfulness for Students. Stella was formerly Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of East London.
Introduction.- Where Do I Start?.- Getting in 'The Zone' 1: Planning For Peak Performance.- Getting in 'The Zone' 2: Frames Of Mind For Peak Performance.- Exam Myths and Realities.- What Are Examiners Looking For? .- Managing Different Types of Exams .- Multiple Choice Questions.- Revision Strategies.- Memory: Remembering What We Want When We Need It.- Structured Revision Sessions.- Managing Stress.- Getting in 'The Zone' 3: Seeing Success.- The Exam .- Multiple Choice Question Exams (MCQs).- Managing Different Types of Exams.- Appendix 1: Alternative Arrangements for Students with Disabilities.- Appendix 2: Might I Be Dyslexic?.- Appendix 3: Sources of Help.- Appendix 4: 5 Point Plan for Peak Performance.- Appendix 5: Planning Checklists.- Appendix 6: Tracking Developments in an Area of Research.- References.- Index.