What should you do the week before an exam – 7 step guide

This 7 step guide will show you exactly what to do the week before an exam so you feel prepared and can pass with confidence.

You’ll discover:

  • Exactly what revision to do the week before your exam
  • When to stop revising before the exam
  • What to do the night before your exam
  • How to use mock questions
  • Three Example Mock Questions to help prepare

A guide of what to do the week before an exam

If you have your exam this week, then you may be feeling anxious, stressed, nervous, excited…

And your revision could be hectic, random and last-minute

Which doesn’t help at reducing these feelings.

This quick 7 step guide will keep you focused, give you structure and reduce exam-day anxiety.

👉1) One Week to go:

If you have a whole week to go until your exam, and haven’t started your revision yet, use this video tutorial to guide you:

How to learn everything for your anatomy exam in one week

👉2) 5 plus days to go:

Start to build your exam strategy…

Including using KINGS method to break down your exam questions, and the Brain Dump technique to calm your nerves on exam day

The KINGS technique is an acronym that you can use to breakdown even the toughest of questions, we teach you how to use this inside our Revision bootcamps.

Here is a sneak peak:

K = Keywords (what are the keywords and phrases in the question)
I = I know (what do I know about these keywords)
N = Necessity (re-read the question, what does it NEED you to know)
G = Guess (without looking at the answers have a guess)
S = Select an Answer (reveal the multiple-choice answers and select the one that links best to your guess)

Also use this time to recap your notes and re-watch your video tutorials to familiarise yourself with all knowledge

Throughout all our revision boot camps I have created clear video tutorials to TEACH you complex topics like the joint actions and make it easy to remember on exam day.

This means you can break complex topics down and more importantly remember them come exam day.

The two most popular revision bootcamps are

Level 2 A&P <<

>> Level 3 A&P

I’ve done the heavy lifting here and constantly link to things you already know throughout each revision bootcamp.

👉3) 3 days to go:

Use a set of mock questions, and look for trends, what did you get correct, what topics were harder, did you get stumped by complex questions.

Use this to focus your revision by recapping on tough areas and refining exam strategy

Test your exam readiness with today’s mock questions:

[NOTE: The answers are below the 3rd questions]

1. Which joint action occurs at the hip during the downward phase of a squat?
A. Extension
B. Flexion
C. Adduction
D. Lateral Flexion

2.Which type of bone are the ribs classified as?
A. Long
B. Flat
C. Short
D. Thin

3. Which part of the nervous system interprets sensory information from Afferent neurons?
A. Efferent Neurones
B. Motor Unit
C. Central Nervous System
D. Receptors

What’s the CORRECT answer?

Answers to the mock questions are :

Question 1= B, Question 2 = B, Question 3 = C

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Mock Questions

👉4) Days before the exam:

Don’t try to learn anything new.

And certainly don’t google anything, this is likely to send you down the rabbit hole of info that may or may not be relevant for your exam… and that only leads to more anxiety.

Instead look over your existing notes to recap key points

👉5) Night before the exam:

Eat and drink normally (even if you don’t feel like eating).

And prepare your bag, clothes, food for the next day

If you need to travel, get all of your travel route organised to reduce the stress in the morning.

If you struggle with sleeping, then put a pen and paper next to your bed for any midnight “aha” moments that you can jot down.

👉6) Morning of the exam:

Eat and drink normally (even if you don’t feel like eating).

Leave plenty of time to get to the exam hall

and DONT TALK about the exam to anyone before you go in, you want to stay as positive as possible, which means not talking to others about how little revision you may or may not have done.

👉7) Exam time:

Take a deep breath

know you’ve done everything you can,

Start the exam with your Brain Dump to clear your mind, and then start working through the questions, leaving the harder ones until later.

You can then do all the “easier” ones get your confidence up, before tackling those that are slightly tougher.

Check your answers are correct by reading through once only. and if you are tempted to change your answer just remember to change it based on fact and logic of what the question is asking.

Never change the answer based on a gut feeling.

Walk out with your head held high and assume its a pass whilst you wait for the results

Celebrate – you know you’ve passed

In summary

  • Use these 7 steps to know what to do the week before an exam
  • Add structure to your final week before your exam to reduce exam-day stress and anxiety
  • Here’s what Lydia had to say about the A&P Revision Mastery Bootcamp   

I can’t recommend Parallel Coaching enough their learning material is fantastic and definitely was a huge factor in me passing my A&P exam.


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