Exam relevance

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Knowledge and skills might possess an “exam relevance” feature as it refers to a material that may appear on the exam. Exam relevance is a common reason given for students to learn the material. Students show higher preference to learn the material when they know that it will be in the exam e.g. examination from a licensing body such as the National Board of Medical Examiners in the United States or the Medical Council of Canada.

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