How adults should take an exam

Adults are not school children, and should have a different exam approach in order accelerate the learning process
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

Pass tests and exams with confidence!

Knowledge is outdated fast and all professions need to have continuous learning to ensure you are employable. This is the course which deals with adult methods for test or exam taking.

It will help you obtain a professional position in your industry and maintain your status in society as a knowledgeable individual with the minimum amount of study time.

This course will show any adult who has to take a test or exam how to best achieve desired results. It will show you how to increase learning in a practical way that is easy to implement. There are a variety of tools such as mind-maps, mnemonic techniques, essential oil blends and a host of other ways to speed up learning, enhance memory and improve study.

Many downloadable resources are included in this course with 21 videos totalling 76 minutes. There are methods to determine your major learning style.

I am definitely able to help you with adult learning styles for exams with additional techniques to deal with the anxiety and stress both pre and post exam.

What are the requirements?

  • A recording device for auditory learners
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Crayons

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn to take exams with ease
  • Take your career to the next level bercause you can pass any exam.
  • Improve your memory dramatically
  • Know what to ask before you take any course
  • Use essential oils and plants to help studying
  • Understand why some people can not study and what to do about it.
  • Adapt your study style to match your learning style

Who is the target audience?

  • Any adult student who wishes to take a test or exam with confidence

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: How Adults Should Take An Exam

By the end of this module you will:

  • Understand the scope and limitations of the course
  • Understand that memory needs to be exercised constantly

By the end of this module you will:

  • Understand how the exam setters approach performance metrics in an exam
  • Understand how the markers approach assessment of an exam
  • Understand time is a factor that has an impact on performance
  • Understand that different exams may need different approaches
  • Get a knowledge of keywords and the importance of them in an exam

: By the end of this module you will:

  • Understand the value of positive self- talk and visualisation
  • Be able to do mental rehearsal
  • Be able to describe short term memory limitations and how to increase these limitations
  • Be aware of the impact of sound and other sensory stimuli
  • Be able to match time and effectiveness.
  • Be aware of the learning types and how to use them
  • Be aware of senses and learning

If you are a visual learner, draw pictures and diagrams in the margins. Look at what we provided first and then read the text explaining these concepts. Where appropriate, try to create a visual picture of people acting out the text.


By the end of this module you will:

  • Understand how Kinaesthetic learning works
  • Have a knowledge of how to use the methods of:
    • Movement
    • space technique
    • Touch technique

By the end of this module you will:

  • Understand how memory can be enhanced by smell
  • Know what smells will enhance the memory and which to avoid.
  • Understand the value of taste

: By the end of this module you will:

  • Understand the term exam preparation
  • Have techniques to go into an alpha range of brain waves
  • Understand what music to use for studying
  • Understand how to approach study material for revision
  • Understand curriculums and how they relate to exam formats
  • Understand hydration
2 pages

A helpful study table to keep with your learning material to show what you need to do to complete your studies.


By the end of this module you will:

Understand how past papers can improve your study methods. Learn what to look out for in the past paper and what not to do.


By the end of this module you will:

  • Understand the methodology of question asking
  • Understand Blooms taxonomy
  • Understand Christenbury and Kelly's model of the Questioning Circle

By the end of this module you will:

  • Be able to revise their work efficiently
  • Understand a learning curve

By the end of this module you will:

  • Understand how to prepare and revise for Face to face situations

: By the end of this module you will

  • Understand how to accomplish correspondence learning
  • Understand how to use on-line resources
  • Be able to effectively communicate with email
  • Understand how to prepare and revise for non-face to face situations

By the end of this module you will:

  • Understand the anatomy of a multiple choice question
  • Have techniques to use for distracters
  • Be able to create a 50-50 question out of a multiple choice question.
  • Know how to approach thestem to find a negative answer of a question


By the end of this module you will:

  • Distinguish between formal and informal oral exams
  • Be able to prepare for any oral exam

By the end of this module you will:

  • Understand how to plan their paper and answer questions
  • Be able to use strategy to answer the exam
  • Be able to apply coherent organisation
  • Understand the importance of an essay plan and how much time this should take
  • Be able to distinguish between essential information and fillers
  • Organize and prioritize the information into a thematic pattern for each paragraph or essay
  • Understand what information to give to the examiner.

By the end of this module you will:

  • Be able to calculate the risk with relations to the marks

By the end of this module you will:

  • Understand the reason to practice before the exams
  • Be able to time the exams correctly.
  • Be able to answer the questions with regards to marking allocations
  • Understand how to prioritise in the exam

Approaching the exam on the actual day can make the difference between success and failure. A handy look at what you should do and what you should not do on exam or test day.


By the end of this module you will:

  • Understand how to approach their past paper for enhanced learning
  • Be able to appeal an exam finding
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Instructor Biography

Gail Gibson, CFP® EPP Cht: Chief designer and trainer at Naked Mindz

Gail Gibson is a specialised trainer normally found lurking behind a keyboard in Germiston, located in South Africa.

Gail is a highly experienced Compliance Manager, who despite her best attempts to avoid it, became head of the Regulatory Training program in an International Financial Services Company, before she decided to start her own training company: “Naked Mindz” after seeing too many episodes of “The New Avengers.”

Her qualifications include Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and other international qualifications in investment, technology, health and education. Most of what she studied in order to avoid housework.

As a Seta accredited qualified assessor, moderator, designer and developer, she long ago met the minimum required experience criteria and is now considered a subject matter expert (old) in financial services. Her experience and understanding of regulatory needs, allows her to efficiently and effectively link between business, sales, laws, regulations, statutory and supervisory requirements. She is one of the very few trainers who uses meta-programs in her training and her training rooms are characterized by laughter and learning.

Gail was appointed a consultant to create the Southern Africa Compliance Practitioner qualification and for the Financial Planning Institute’s” Fit and Proper” Standards. She set Board Exams in multiple Financial Services areas as well as regulatory Board Exams for the Financial Services Board.

She is currently the Vice-Chair of the Health Competency Committee at the Financial Planning Institute. She has won numerous awards (without resorting to bribery and corruption) and was the first woman panelist ever chosen for the Zurich Club, due to her investment knowledge. Other awards include management and training. She is a published author in a number of periodicals and magazines, some of which she reads! Her courses are found on platforms such as Udemy, LFE and GO1.

A deep passion for people in trauma resulted in her becoming an internationally registered certified hypnotherapist after which she studied ethnic psychology, healing and African traditional plants (not just the smoking types). She has completed sufficient studies to be one of the few pale skins included on the register for approval as an African Traditional Healer. She is also involved in local projects to protect the Intellectual property of African plants. She is an accredited ethno-psychologist and entitled to use the designation of D-Emed. Her listings can be found on the diagnostic register at EPASA

Companies she has worked with include:

  • Stanlib
  • Discovery
  • PSG Konsult Academy
  • PSG Konsult
  • Damlien
  • Milpark
  • Octomate
  • Lightbulb Training and Development
  • Momentum
  • Financial Planning Institute
  • Compliance Institute of South Africa
  • ABSA Bank
  • High Level Training Institute (off shore training)
  • Learnthings
  • Ascension Academy

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