When handed an exam booklet at the start of an OREA paper-based exam, review the entire booklet first. Students in a rush often miss important formulas, instructions and/or charts included on back pages. Here's two examples: a mortgage payment question can be based on interest factor tables found at the end of the exam booklet; or a feet to metres question relies on an imperial/metric conversion chart included on a back page. Also, feel free to use the exam booklet to make any notes or do calculations. However, when you're finished the exam, the exam booklet remains in the room.