Wednesday, October 04, 2006

OU: Silence

The reason for my recent lack of blog entries is due to the fact that I am intensely revising for the forthcoming M301 exam on the 16th Oct. Even though I have received the course materials for my next 2 courses, M253 and M263, I have not yet taken a look at them.

If anyone is interested, below is my M301 Exam Strategy and Revision Plan:

Exam Strategy
  • I feel reasonably confident with Java having just recently finished M254 “Java Everywhere”.
  • The same applies with UML having done M206 “Computing: An Object-Oriented Approach” last year.
  • Therefore aiming for high marks from questions 1 and 4, as these are my stronger areas.
  • Weak on blocks 2 and 3, but more comfortable with block 2. Therefore will look at doing question 2, even though some of block 3 might overlap into question 2.
Revision Plan - Overview
Week 1 (11.Sept – 17.Sept)
  • Review TMA’s and past exam papers, identifying common areas.
Week 2 (18.Sept – 24.Sept)
  • Revise Block 1 “Introduction to Java”. One section per day.
  • Each day of the week attempt one of question 1 from a past paper (i.e. Monday, Q1 from 2001 paper, Tuesday Q1 from 2002 paper, and so on).
Week 3 & 4 (25.Sept – 08.Oct)
  • Revise Block 2 “Concurrency 1” and bits of Block 3 “Concurrency 2”. One section per day.
  • Each day of the week attempt one of question 2 from a past paper.
Week 5 (09.Oct – 15.Oct)
  • Revise Block 4 “Basic Object-orientated Software Development with UML”. One section per day.
  • Each day of the week attempt one of question 4 from a past paper.

1 comment:

Ady said...

The plan looks great, good luck with the exam.