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The 8 Principles of Exam Success

'8 Principles of Exam Domination' is an eBook written by Kam Taj. It was created to help students optimise their studying process AND their studying lifestyle, in order to enable them to perform at their optimum level and give themselves the best chance of achieving their ideal grades in the least stressful way possible.

Following the success of 8 Principles of Exam Domination, the book was formally published by Oxbridge & medicine academic specialists, UniAdmissions, under the name The Ultimate Guide To Exam Success.

This has now been transformed into an online video course which includes over 100 short videos with more than 10+ hours of content around the 8 Principles. Please click here to learn more!

There is no age requirement for this course. Everyone is capable of applying the Principles outlined within the book - all it takes is a commitment to your goals and a willingness to act. These tools have been successfully applied by 15-year old GCSE students and 20-year old first-year Cambridge students, through to 26-year old young professionals studying for their professional qualifications. 

So what are the 8 Principles of Exam Success?

1. Effective 


The principle of planning and prioritisation. This involves:

  • Applying basic prioritisation tools to help us manage our allocation of time to different tasks.

  • The 6 Laws of Study Planning to create effective, realistic and flexible study plans.

  • Kam's recommended process for creating study plans.

2. Studying Tools & Techniques

The principle of effective studying. This involves:

  • How we study and learn; experimenting with different studying methods to identify which work best for us.

  • Where we study and learn; identifying our optimal studying environment and minimising distractions.

  • When we study and learn; identifying our optimal studying time in line with our personal preferences and actual exam times.

3. Studying Mindset

The principle of mindset optimisation. This involves:

  • Understanding the causes behind the most common mindset issues students face: anxiety, pressure, low confidence and low motivation.

  • powerful tools to help us address the above mindset issues - includes: RUDMA FrameworkOwning Our Stress Response, The Motivational Fire Formula, Quick-Win & Progress Tracking, The Path of Least Regret, Self-Dialogue Transformation, Mindfulness Practices and Visualisations & Affirmations.

4. On-The-Day Performance

The principle of exam day performance. This involves:

  • Priming and preparing ourselves to perform at our best from the night before the exam.

  • Powerful practical and mental techniques to implement during the exam itself to help us stay focused, ward off anxiety and ensure that we perform to the best of our ability.

5. Physical Activity & Movement

The principle of frequent motion. This involves:

  • The benefits of engaging in frequent physical activity (walking, sport, exercise etc.) in the context of exams.

  • Implementing physical activity and movement as part of our study routine.

  • Kam's own personal trainer-approved 4-minute circuit workouts to help students get the benefits of physical activity in as short a time as possible, tailored to all different fitness levels.

6. Nutrition & Hydration

The principle of nourishment and hydration. This involves:

  • Understanding the benefits of staying well-nourished and fully-hydrated in the context of exams.

  • 7 factors to consider when selecting and consuming foods to ensure optimum nutrition in the context of exams.

  • Why dehydration is one of the biggest enemies in the context of exams - and what we can do to avoid it!

7. Sleep

The principle of rest and replenishment. This involves:

  • Understanding the importance of sleep and the benefits in the context of exams.

  • How to measure the quality of our sleep and improve the ease with which we fall asleep.

  • The power of napping - the perfect length and time to ensure maximal benefits in the context of exams.

8. Support Groups

The principle of support and wellbeing. This involves:

  • Creating an academic support group to aid us with ensuring that we have the knowledge and preparation required to dominate our exams.

  • Creating an ME (mental & emotional) support group to help us maintain a high level of mental and emotional wellbeing throughout the preparation period.

  • Identifying the 6 Types of 'Wrong People' we should avoid during the study preparation period, and the 6 Types of 'Right People' we should try to fill our support group with.

Learn more!

Please do check out the course website by clicking the link below! (And if you're still on the fence, why not grab a free eBook of the 1st Chapter, Time-Management).

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