Prepare for timed assessments

What is a timed assessment?

Timed assessments at Monash can take a range of forms including quizzes, take home exams and timed exams. One thing they all have in common is that they require you to do more than just remember information. You'll have to demonstrate a mastery of the material you've studied, showing that you:

  • understand key concepts from the unit
  • can analyse and evaluate these concepts, and
  • can apply your knowledge to new or ‘real world’ scenarios.

Preparation strategies

Relying on last-minute cramming for timed assessments will almost certainly lead to disappointing results. Here are some strategies that can help you prepare for your timed assessments throughout entire teaching periods, as well as during the last weeks leading up to them.


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