Ideas for planning and studying – before exams

Part of the struggle of the exam studying period is being able to organise and plan your time in order to get the most out of your study.

Louise Orcheston-Findlay from the Academic Skill Centre (ASC) teaches revision and exam skills. She has some top tips to get you thinking about how to find out how you study best> 

Here are some top tips from the Academic skill centre on how to study well in a short amount of time:

Review your notes by reading actively – concentrate on what you are reading

Concentrate on learning what you don’t know.  If you give yourself a small test, you will find out your “weak” areas.

Think of questions that may be asked.  Practice on old exam papers.

Try question and answer sessions with others – you may need to limit chat times or competition with other students in these  sessions.

Use Rhymes or mnemonics as memory aids

Put things into your own words.  This helps you to know if you have actually understood the information

Let family and friends know that your increased time spent studying does not mean disregard for them and ask for their cooperation in your timetable.

Know the dates and times of exams you will be sitting.

Register any parties at Good One

Students are reminded that if they are hosting any parties this summer, we recommend registering them at Good One>

The information you put on your party registration is used to help you make your party a good one. It is forwarded to your friendly local community police so they know your party is happening.

No details are stored on the Good One website at all, so other people using the Good One website will not be able see your party details or information.  

Note: Good One is an initiative backed by a number of community and government organisations including the police, student associations, universities, DHBs, tertiary providers, the Health Promotion Agency and Red Frogs.

FLINT has recently launched in Christchurch

FLINT has recently launched in Christchurch aiming to share knowledge and appreciation of emerging tech and see how its contributing to positive social and environmental change.
 
On Thursday 25th October, FLINT is planning a hands on showcase, with some technologies designed and built on our doorstep here in Christchurch!
 
This is intended to be an interactive, expo style event and an opportunity to talk with other young professionals about technology. For more information about the event, including timing and location go here>
 
They are reaching out to see if any UC postgraduate students would be interested in showcasing technologies they have been working on. Want to know more? Contact Kaity Mitchell for more information>
 
Find out more about Flint>
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