Here are some important reminders for all of you; this time of the year can be extremely stressful and simple things like this are often forgotten:
1. Make sure you are well aware of your exam dates and times and don’t have them mixed up! You can confirm them by checking in either course order: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/documents/exam_room_course.pdf or by exam date: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/documents/exam_room_date.pdf
2. Exam rooms are allocated alphabetically and you can check your room allocation here: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/documents/exam_room_course.pdf and here’s a map of the locations for reference: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/documents/exam_room_map.pdf
3. It’s always useful to be aware of the general exam instructions and they can be read here: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/instructions.shtml
4. Get your calculators approved with UC stickers if you haven’t already. The last one will be done this Wednesday in Rutherford 813 from 12.45-1.15pm.
5. Lastly, believe in yourself and the effort that you have put in; trust that you’ve done your best and work harder if you haven’t.
Good luck to all of us with exams and what should potentially be an eventful summer.
It’s nearly crunch time! The final countdown! Time to study for exams and tests…. Wooo.
Alright, so ain’t nobody looking forward to that! But because we both know that you do eventually have to knuckle down and get your head in the books, I have some study tips to ease the pain.
- Try not to leave it til the last minute. Although it’s tempting to sleep all day and put study to the back of your mind, the sooner you get onto it, the less stressed you’ll be later.
- Use a study timetable to decide how much time to put on each exam and when you need to begin studying for it. Also keep a to-do list of the different tasks you need to do each day, such as different textbook chapters to read and take notes on.
- Organise your study space. Make sure you have a comfortable chair, good lighting and a desk clear of distraction. It’s all about the ‘feng shui’!
- Start to gather together your lecture notes and determine what the most important areas of focus are. Condense your notes and underline/highlight key terms.
- If you’re a visual learner use diagrams, or write things you need to remember on large sheets of paper to put in your bedroom, your kitchen… anywhere you’ll see them all the time!
- Use old exam papers for practice. You can get these from the library, or through your lecturer. These allow you to see what questions are typically asked and what is expected of you.