Studying for exams
As part of your study, you may be asked to participate in one or more exams. Resources to help you study for exams are below. You can get more support to help you study from:
More information on Exams at UWA is available at:
Using an exam study planner
To help you get ready for your exams, download the UWA Exam Planner (XLSX, 89.5 KB) for Semester 1, 2021. This includes a customisable schedule that you can use to plan your study and exam times during the pre-exam study break and the two weeks of exams. It also includes a summary table for all of your units. This will help you see all of your main exam details at a glance, and will assist you in planning.
Online exams and your LMS
For online exams, you'll need a device that can access the internet and the LMS. You will also need a reliable internet connection for the entire duration of your test. Check that your device is connected via an ethernet cable, or if you are using wi-fi, that you have a high signal strength.
These guides and resources are designed to assist you to prepare for and complete examinations using the LMS.
- Step by Step Guide to LMS Exams (PDF, 478KB)
- UWA student LMS help page
- Blackboard tests and surveys page
If you receive a blank screen when you are logged into LMS, try clearing your browser cache or using a browser such as Chrome or Firefox. More information for troubleshooting this is available at askUWA.
Typing and online exams
It's useful if you have some typing proficiency to complete online exams. If you would like to improve your typing skills, try these courses:
Studying for non-examination assessments
To prepare for non-examination assessments scheduled during the exam period, including take-home exams, you can apply the same study techniques that you are already using for both on-campus and online exams. Your LMS page for the unit will provide information on the assessment, duration and timelines of non-examination assessments.