Tips for Online Exams

Are you studying via online learning and finding it hard to prepare for your exam cycle? Here you can find helpful Tips for Online Exams. No need to stress.

Would you like some Tips for Online Exams? Then you’ve come to the right place. Find out how you should prepare for your exam. We also have tips on what you should do if you experience technical difficulties during your exam. 

Planning for Your Online Exam 

Much like written exams, you should plan for your online exam. This doesn’t just involve studying, but creating a study space and a study schedule. All these tips will help you become fully prepared for your exam. 

Create an Exam Space 

Create a designated space in your home where you will take your exam. It can be anywhere you want. Get a desk and all the equipment you need. Having a designated space will allow you to focus while you study and take your test. 

Revision and Practice 

You might think that all you need to do is study, but you also need to do a few practice tests and do some revision. Practice tests and revision will give you a chance to see what progress you have made while studying. 

Exam Equipment 

With online exams you won’t just need a book and a pen. You’ll need more. The most important equipment you’ll need is a computer and a strong internet connection. Without  equipment you won’t be able to do your exam. 

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Before an Online Exam 

Preparing is the best thing you can do before an exam. You can start your preparation by creating a study timetable. This will allow you to plan out your study sessions. 

Practice tests: Track your improvements throughout your studying. You can ask for practice tests from your teacher or study group.

Plan Your Time: Your test will have a time limit. While testing yourself, make sure to stick to the times. 

Check your computer: It’s very important to make sure that your computer works before your test. You have to make sure that your internet connection works.

Understand test guidelines: Your examiner or institution should provide you with a list of exam guidelines. Read over them and if you don’t understand something, ask. 

During an Online Exam 

The number one thing to do during any exam is Don’t Cheat. You want to earn your good grade, not cheat your way to them. Focus on your test and answer all the questions as best as you can. 

Watch the clock: You don’t want to run out of time while writing your exam. Stick to the time you’re allocated by keeping your eye on the clock.

Don’t leave the page: Your test will be done on a specific page. Don’t leave it until you have submitted your test. 

Check your work: When you have completed your test, check it again. Look at anything you might have missed. 

Submit: Once you have completed your test, don’t shut down your computer before correctly submitting it.

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After an Exam 

Once your exam is completed, you can finally take a breath. All that’s left to do is to check your grade. There should be a student portal where you can get your marks but if it doesn’t work, don’t hesitate to ask a lecturer. You could also try doing a few fun things, like going out with friends. 

Benefits of Online Exams

Online exams do come with it’s own challenges. But it also has benefits that you will have access to if you choose this method of studying. These benefits are why so many institutions have gone digital. 

  • Environment-Friendly

  • Economical

  • Easy-to-use

  • Ensures social distancing

What to do When Technical Problems Occur 

You may experience some technical difficulties while writing. This can include your screen freezing or losing internet connection. Don’t stress. If you can, try fixing the problem. But if you can’t, take a screenshot of it or a picture and send it to your examiner. 

Stay Connected With our Tips 

If you found these tips helpful, contact one of our course experts and find out how you can get started with distance learning today. 

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Last Updated: 16 November 2020