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how much depth?

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:23 pm
by csgillam1
I wonder if anyone can guide me into how much depth the exam will go into. For example; The behavioural inhibition system is an important piece of information but would we need to know that it is associated with the septo-hippocampal system, the amygdala & basal nuclei and that it transmits impulses via the noradrenergic fibres of the locus coreruleus and the serotininergic fibres of the medial raphe nuclei. Will the questions/essay titles need this kingd of detail???

Thanks Chris

Re: how much depth?

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:38 pm
by rml123
Hi Chris

Just revise the course materials provided by the DLC thoroughly. You will not be expected to go into any further depth than what they have provided, even for the two essay questions.

I hope this helps
Becky

Re: how much depth?

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:40 pm
by csgillam1
Thanks Becky, although that little snippet did come from the course materials, what I don't want, is to be trying to memorise complex stuff and missing out on more basic info that might actually be more beneficial.
Chris

Re: how much depth?

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:00 am
by rml123
csgillam1 wrote:that little snippet did come from the course materials
OMG, did it really! I can't remember anything that scientific being in the course materials. Oh, how our memory fades. Thinking back, I had to make a conscious decision to not revise two sections too heavily as I was just not going to commit the level of detail required to memory. As it happens, these two sections came up as two of the options in the essay type questions, so I had to ignore those questions and choose to write on the other two. Don't forget there is an element of choice in the exam in this respect.

Work through the course materials methodically, revising section by section. You will need to know the more complex stuff to get the higher marks in the essays and these questions make up the majority of your marks. In my experience it was better to make sure you understood all the detail in a section, before moving on. If you run out of time and miss a couple of short sections, the exam is not going to hinge on this. There can only be one or two questions max on it. Better to have 80% of the materials revised in detail, than 100% of the basics.

One way that I found really helped was getting some blank cards and writing a quiz question on one side and then the answer on the back. This way you can quiz yourself or get somebody else to ask you the questions.

Hope this helps
Becky

Re: how much depth?

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:55 am
by csgillam1
:D THNX BECKY