Exam Technique: Is That a Thing? | Adam


Well, probably not. Presumably it depends on how you define “exam technique”. In my experience people generally use it to refer to an ability to work out exactly what an exam-style question wants from you and be able to address your answer to that. This ability would generally be thought of as a “transferable skill” or a “domain general” ability; if I am good at answering questions in chemistry, it follows that I should be good at it in biology, history or English.

I’ve written before about why I’m not so keen on such ideas. In short, your ability to perform any cognitive task is in…

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