Ace my January exams and essays

Whether you’re taking an online exam or writing an essay this January, LSE LIFE has resources, workshops, and one-to-one sessions to help you do your best.

Online exams

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. 

Ready: Make a plan for exam revision

Prepare for January exams workshop

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

Plan a day of your exam revision

Ask an adviser

How do I plan my revision time between now and my exam?

How many topics should I revise?

Steady: Revise and prepare

Prepare for exams using past papers

Prepare for exams using course outlines

Get ready to sit your quantitative exams

Make shorter, smarter revision notes

Ask an adviser

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

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

Go: Do your best on exam day

Write exam essays that LSE markers want to read 

Practise writing an exam essay in an hour

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?



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.