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CHRIS HOLT.

FRICS,CERT ED,MCIOB
77-7035-00S
CONTRACT PROCUREMENT


EXAMINATION TECHNIQUE


EXAM TECHNIQUE
REVISION LIST - Contract Procurement Examination - September 2014

Questions Answer three from five

Duration 2 hours + 10 minutes reading time

Notes not allowed

Revision Topics Measure success of project procurement strategy

NEC3 2005 Engineering and Construction Contract

Project Risks

Private Finance Initiative

Project procurement - Traditional
PRE ANSWER PLAN YOUR ANSWER
Mind maps / Order of answer/ Brainstorming

STAGE ONE INTRODUCTION
Review question in own words
Background Information
Historical / present practice
Topical conflicts/positives& negatives

STAGE TWO REVIEW FACTS / THEORY
Review everything you have been taught / read
Handouts/Text Books/Websites/Journals

STAGE THREE ADDRESS THE QUESTION PROBLEM -
CRITICAL ANALYSIS
Respond to key words 'Evaluate'
'Compare and Contrast' 'Discuss'
From above theory, create a unique answer

STAGE FOUR CONCLUSION
Review major points / findings
Provide an opinion based on all of the above
Recommend future actions / events

POST ANSWER OUT OF TIME / COMPLETION
Write out a 'to-take' list ~ topics you have not
covered, or in reading over, remembered

EXAM TECHNIQUE
THE THREE 'P's'

PLAN Plan and pace revision time
Identify and make provision for weak areas
Form check list with time allowances

PREPARE Analyse trends ( same examiner over years)
Read around subject. Text Books.Tech Mags.Webb
Refine and form cramming cards/notes

PRESENT Bring all necessary equipment & materials.
Understand the question/task.
Top half of new page, make a 'to-do' list.
Report format ~ Beginning/Middle/End
EXAM TECHNIQUE
REVISION

CHECK SYLLABUS Total coverage / No changes / weighting

ANALYSE PAST TRENDS Favourite/Frequency / Examiner / Politics /
Compulsory Question

FORM TIME-MANAGED
CHECK LIST Priorities / Assign time / Create Tick Chart/
Calculated Gamble

ACCESS TOTAL
KNOWLEDGE Course Notes. Text Books/ Technical
Magazines / Hot Topics

CREATE CRAMMING
NOTES Key Points /Evidence /Debate /
Controversy / Pilot Mapping Answer
EXAM TECHNIQUE
THE EXAM

Turn Over Paper .....panic ?( BlanK )....turn paper on its
front again, take a few deep breaths.

Read Rules Slowly read the rules/instruction.
totally understand what you have to do

Quick Scan Read quickly through whole paper to
obtain an overview.

Slow Scan Re-read the paper slowly and carefully
analyse each questions' requirements

Delete Items Do not use 'Tippex'~ single line through

EXAM TECHNIQUE
THE EXAM (continued)
'Command' Words 'Compare & Contrast' 'List and describe'
'Discuss'
(see rear of this presentation)

To-Take List Top half of new page, brainstorm , list,
rearrange eliminate and map out answer.

Allocate Time Equal Marks ? ~ equal time
Ensure read over time at end.
Out of Time ~ to do list

Attached sheets Firmly attach / Your Name/Number
EXAM TECHNIQUE
YOUR ANSWER
Compulsory Question ? Answer compulsory question first

Beginning, Middle & End Introduction / Main Content / Conclusion

Be Specific No waffle or irrelevant material. If
desperate... place at end of answer.
Demonstrate that you are in command of
the subject matter

Illustrations, Charts Provide illustrations where appropriate
sketches/charts

Holistic Answer
Theory Notes; assignments; hand-outs; text books; web sites

Practice Work based experience (building or not); Tech Mags; Web;
discussed within class

Opinion. Based on fact / evidence; not blinkered or bigoted