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This page is intended for Business Computing students at City University in London, following the Veryard Projects and Antelope Projects courses in Business, Organization and Management. IN1001 Business and Organizations

General Exam Guidance

Business and Organizations Exam Pack (pdf) 

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IN1001 Business and Organizations

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Students will be required to sit an exam, which will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the topic.

Knowledge is demonstrated by answering a series of short questions.

Understanding is demonstrated by answering one long question.  The exam paper will give you two to choose from.

Some examples of long and short questions can be found in the Business and Organizations Exam Pack (pdf)

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General Exam Guidance

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The purpose of these notes is to provide helpful and informal suggestions to students. These notes do not form part of the university regulations, and have no official status.

How marks may be awarded

As a general rule of thumb, the examiners’ job is to give you marks, not to take them away. In the exam you should attempt to present your knowledge and understanding of the subject, in a way that enables the examiners to give you marks.

Marks are generally awarded for presenting the course material clearly and logically, illustrating it with relevant examples, and using it to answer the question asked. Additional marks may be awarded to students who can make relevant connections between different parts of the course, and who offer intelligent analysis of the subject.

Marks are not normally subtracted for clumsy, incorrect or non-idiomatic use of English. If your answer is obscure or ambiguous, the examiners may still be able to interpret the answer in a way that allows marks to be awarded. However, you should regard it as your responsibility to communicate as clearly as you can. If the examiners cannot make sense of your answer, then you should not expect to get many marks for it.

Marks may be awarded for relevant notes, as well as for a full answer. A student who submits a well-structured answer plan, but who fails to complete the answer, may still get some marks for the plan. The answer plan also helps to ensure that the examiner perceives the full value of your answer.

Even when no formal requirements on structure or style are stated, you should be aware that the examiners are more likely to perceive the value of your answer if you make this easy for them.

Revision suggestions

During the Exam

Success in the exam requires focused effort and time management. You may wish to divide your time into three parts:

  1. Read the whole exam paper, decide which questions you are going to answer, and write a page of notes for each selected question.
  2. Write your answer for each selected question.
  3. Allow ten minutes at the end to read through the paper, looking for things you could add to earn extra marks.
Make sure you read the question, and that your answer is relevant to the question. Also make sure you read the instructions, and answer the correct number of questions.

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