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Linguistics: Exam preparation

This guide will introduce you to the systematic study of language in general

Preparing for exams

Victoria has had a great semester at Monash. She has enjoyed all her subjects, but suspects that she might have a few gaps in her subject knowledge because of missing a few lectures and not doing all the tutorial readings.

Now the exam period is coming up and Victoria is feeling a bit nervous and worried about having time to read and study everything. She doesn’t know what the exams will be like. Her family in Germany have paid a lot of money for her to come and study at Monash and she doesn’t want to let them down.

Victoria's friend Kate tells her that she can find some useful exam preparation strategies in the Research and Learning Online Preparing for Exams website.

Victoria also remembers that she can cover the lectures she missed by using the lectures online service, and that the reading lists are available online from the Library homepage, so this makes it easier for her to get access to the major resources she needs to study. Luckily, the books that are most in demand are on reserve and limited to 3 hour loans, so she can photocopy a chapter from a few different texts.

Power, C. E. (1934). The exam room [Linocut]. Available from Bridgeman Education database. (Image number OSL 345230)

Study tips

Lots of books in the Library catalogue give tips for good study habits. Browse the shelves at:371.30281 and 378.170281


Attend a Library class on exam skills through the Library booking system. Check out all the classes offered by learning skills advisers


Bring along some of your written work to a drop in session, available most days at specific times depending on the Library