You don’t manage your time properly – you can wave goodbye to maximising your points. You MUST look at the length of exams, the number of marks per question, the number of questions required…
take art history for example:
- 150 marks for the paper:
- 50 marks question 1 (so we spend 1/3 of the time on q1)
- 50 marks question 2 (so we spend 1/3 of the time on q2)
- 50 marks question 3 (so we spend 1/3 of the time on q3)
so say you have 90mins for the paper, that means you spend 30 mins on each question.
This sort of planning and organising of time is absolutely vital in an exam. You need to go in to each exam knowing exactly how much time you have to spend on each question and what questions you need to answer. There’s no margin for error on the day, everything must be perfect.