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GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION higher exam – 27 th may 2010 9.00am - 12.00pm STUDY NOTES technical department Bo’ness Academy INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . .

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GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION

higher exam – 27th may 2010

9.00am - 12.00pm

STUDY NOTES

technical department Bo’ness Academy

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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . .

Your teachers in the Technical Department at Bo’ness Academy have put together this presentation in an attempt to ensure you stand the best chance of reaching your full potential in the Graphic Communication exam this summer.

The presentation is full of tips regards how to study for the Graphics exam plus plenty of useful advice which may also come in handy for your other subjects.

Things to look out for on the disc are :

presentations which describe all the topics you learned in class;

some Past Papers which show you the level you need to achieve;

answers to Past Papers which let you check how well you are doing;

You will really do yourself a lot of good if you follow the advice offered here and, most importantly, put it into practice.

Good Luck.

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CONTENTS . . . . . . . .

GENERAL STUDY HINTS

STUDY HINTS FOR GRAPHICS

KNOWLEDGE & INTERPRETATION – what to expect

DRAWING ABILITIES – what to expect

EXAM TECHNIQUE

USEFUL PRESENTATIONS – including Past Papers with answers

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GENERAL STUDY HINTS

Study little and often. 20-30 minute blocks repeated regularly over a lot of weeks are much more successful than a couple of days solid study immediately before the exam. A proven fact !

Past Papers. We have included a series of them – with answers - in this presentation. These are an excellent way of working out if you have the right level of understanding and familiarising yourself with the layout of the questions and the structure of the paper.

A good study environment. Get rid of clutter and distractions from the place where you are going to do your studying. This will help maintain your focus.

SUCCESS

Study Timetable. Work out a realistic amount that you will be able to devote to your studies, write up a plan and stick to it with determination. Only break the plan if completely unavoidable.

Remember to relax. You will actually get more useful revision done if you make sure you switch off from it in between times. Make time for your usual pastimes.

Use your course notes. Make sure you have all of the notes that you used in class. Do not leave any folders in class which could be used for revision.

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STUDY HINTS FOR GRAPHICS

Get the right equipment. To study properly and fully, you will need a basic set of drawing instruments. These should be relatively easy to get. If you have any difficulty, speak to your teacher.

What are the bankers ? There will be certain topics which are more likely to come up than others. You will get a good impression of which ones from looking at as many past papers as you can. Your teacher will give you some past papers, others are available commercially. There are also some very good clues in this resource

When and where. The exam will be held in the Graphics rooms on 27th May at 9.00am until 12.00pm. Be prepared for the layout of the room to be slightly different on the day. You may not be in your usual seat due to exam arrangements dictated by the SQA.

SUCCESS

Drawing Speed. You must get your drawing speed right up in order to get through all of the drawing questions. The ONLY way to do this is to draw, draw, draw. Even if you have done a drawing before, you will get benefit from doing it again.

Revision Booklets. You have put together a whole series of notes and drawings as the Higher course has progressed this year. You must have these to hand to support your revision. Do not leave these in the class when you go off on study leave.

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KNOWLEDGE & INTERPRETATION – what to expect

You will be tested on your Knowledge & Interpretation in the Graphics exam by a series of questions which are a mixture of written and graphic.

Typically, you will be given a symbol and asked what it represents. You may be given a common drawing abbreviation and asked what it means. You may be shown an exploded view of a complicated assembly and asked some questions which would seek to find out if you could follow how the item is assembled.

Here are some of the topics which may be tested in the Knowledge & Interpretation section ;

Computer hardware / software

Computer Generated 3D Models

Advantages / disadvantages of CAD

Computer Processes

Drawing Abbreviations

Graphs & Charts

Questions on Line Types

Signs & Symbols

etc. etc.

LEARN ABOUT THEM ALL

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DRAWING ABILITIES – what to expect

You will be tested on your Drawing Abilities in the Graphics exam by a series of questions which require you to draw the answer.

Typically, you will be given a partially completed drawing in a specific drawing style. You will then have to complete the drawing/s as per the question.

Here are some of the topics which may be tested in the Drawing Abilities section ;

Ellipse and Tangency

Isometrics with circles / curves

Developments

Oblique Views

True Shapes

Planometrics

Sectional Views

Measured Perspective

Assemblies

One Point Perspective

Exploded Views

Two Point Perspective

Auxiliary Views

Geometric Construction

etc. etc.

LEARN ABOUT THEM ALL

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EXAM TECHNIQUE

Read the question ! Sounds obvious but so many people simply scan the question without fully understanding what is being asked. TIP – read every question, figure out what is being asked then read the question again to check your initial thoughts were right. Then start to draw/answer.

Start with your banker. By the time you go into the exam you will know which question/s you are best at and most confident with. This is the question you should tackle first. Do not automatically do question 1 first.

KI first ? Some people prefer to do all of the Knowledge & Interpretation questions first so they know exactly how much time they have left to devote to the drawing questions. What do you think ?

SUCCESS

Check your answers. If you are lucky enough to finish with extra time, use it to the full. Go back over and read every question again and see if you have fully answered every question. Scrape every last mark.

Manage your time. You must make sure that you have a go at every question. Avoid getting bogged down and spending too much time on any single question. Try to spend at least 15 minutes on every drawing question.

Structure of the paper – In the last couple of years, the SQA have set the paper out so that there are eight KI questions followed by three DA questions. You then have one more drawing question to select from a choice of two. Do you have a preferred order to tackle them ? Have you studied the past papers and worked out a plan ?

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USEFUL PRESENTATIONS

Behind every orange box on this page is a presentation which you should watch. They will help you in a couple of ways.

They could be used to confirm that your understanding of a topic is correct.

They could also be used to guide you in the topics which you found difficult in class the first time round. They are designed as self help. Go through them slowly and if you still don’t get it, go back to your teacher as soon as possible.

Our Past Paper section will also prove to be a great help to you.

CAD

CAG

Hardware

Software

Processes

3D Models

Isometric Intro

Iso Circles – Generator Method

Sectional Views

Dimensioning

Tolerances

Oblique Projection

Square Pyramids

Oblique Intro

Cylinders & Cones

Assemblies

Planometric - Method

Planometric Intro

Exploded Views

Ellipse Construction

Orthographics - Method

Orthographics Intro

Tangency

Line Types

One Point Perspective

Signs & Symbols

Examples

Method

Two Point - Intro

Auxiliary Elev.

Auxiliary Plan

Auxiliary Intro

Measured Perspective

Ex 1

Ex 2

Ex 3

Colour Theory

Interpenetration

Gantt Charts

Drawing Abbreviations

the A-Z of DTP

Shape Recognition

The 3 P’s

PAST PAPERS

Click on a square . . .

Click on a square . . .

with answers

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GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION

higher exam – 27th may 2010

9.00am - 12.00pm

STUDY NOTES

FINISHED

good luck

technical department Bo’ness Academy