Ace my exams and assessments

Whether you’re taking a time-limited online exam or you’re doing another type of online assessment over a longer period, LSE LIFE has resources, study retreats, and one-to-one sessions - all running throughout Summer Term - to help you do your best.

When you've got less than a week 

For online exams that you’ll complete in a few hours or days, we have the resources and events you need to create a revision strategy that works for you, so you can do your best on the day. 

Steady: Revise and prepare

Discover three ways to make shorter, smarter revision notes workshop

Prepare for exams using past papers

Prepare for exams using course outlines

Writing retreat: Get your studying & revision done

Ask an adviser

How can old exam questions help me prepare forthis year’s exam?

I have mountains of notes! How do I synthesisethem into something useful?

Go: Do your best on exam day

Write exam essays that LSE markers want to read (exams shorter than a week) workshop

Create a workspace for your online exam

Proofread your online exam paper

Ask an adviser

Does an exam essay need paragraphs like a “regular” essay?

Does it require introduction and a conclusion?

 

One-to-one sessions

We're running one-to-one sessions throughout the rest of Easter break and Summer Term. We can talk with you one-to-one about any of the topics covered above to help you get prepared, create good study habits, and do your best on your online assessments. 

To help ensure academic integrity during the exam period, please note:

  • during the exam period from 10 May to 18 June, you may not share any text or send any files to discuss in your one-to-one chat.
  • If you have a 24-hour exam, you may not have an appointment during your 24-hour exam.

For full details of our one-to-ones and to book a session, visit our website

 

When you've got more than a week

For essays or other online assessments that you’ll work on over a longer period, check out our resources and workshops to develop the skills you need to submit a great piece of writing: reviewing key texts, understanding the question, developing a clear structure, and polishing your draft.

Ready: Understand the basics of your assessment and review key texts

Exam lab: create your exam revision strategy using past papers and course outlines workshop

Plan your exam preparation and Summer Term summative assessment workshop

Clarify your assessment requirements and make a plan

Master citing and referencing with citethemrightonline.com 

Make clear, concise, critical notes from your readings

Critically explore the readings in your module

Ask an adviser

What are the stages of writing an essay?

How much time can I spend reading before I start writing?

How can I use the course readings for my writing?

Online assessments can take many different forms. Only your course teachers in your department can answer questions about the specific requirements of each online assessment.

Steady: Think critically about the essay question and your course

Question the question

Construct effective arguments 

Writing retreat: Get your studying & revision done

Ask an adviser

Do I have to agree with the essay topic?

What does “discuss” actually mean?

 

One-to-one sessions

We're running one-to-one sessions throughout the rest of Easter break and Summer Term. We can talk with you one-to-one about getting prepared and doing your best on your online assessments. For your essays and longer assessments, we can talk about important stages of developing and presenting a clear, logical argument in writing.

To help ensure academic integrity during the exam period, please note that during the exam period from 10 May to 18 June, you may not share any text or send any files to discuss in your one-to-one chat.

For full details of our one-to-ones and to book a session, visit our website