With the semester quickly coming to a close it can be hard to focus on anything beyond getting through exams and taking some well-deserved time off. However, there are already a ton of great events in the works for the coming year! If you’re new to Dal, these will all be new to you! [Read more…]
One of the biggest stresses facing students at exam time is how to handle multiple choice exams. Your mark is dependent on picking the option that “best fits” the question you’re being asked. If your strategy is something along the lines of “when in doubt pick C” or “always go with your gut” or “there’s been a lot of D’s lately, I should go with A”, these helpful tips can make even the most daunting exam doable. [Read more…]
Knowing how to write different kinds of exams is an important skill to have. Whether you’ve never written a short/long answer exam before or you consider yourself a pro, we have some great tips from Dal’s Studying for Success program to help you tackle any exam questions you may face! [Read more…]
Exam season is officially here! Whether you like it or not, it’s time to get your books out and your brains in gear. While exams can be incredibly stressful, if you put your head down and prepare properly you’ll make it through. Here are 6 things you need to know to help you get through one of the most stressful times of the year (so you can enjoy some well-deserved time off). If it’s your first time writing exams at Dal, take note.
Studying…it’s the worst. Are you finding your studying strategies just aren’t getting you the marks you would like? Or are you lost and not sure which strategies to use? We have found scientifically proven study techniques to help you ace that final! [Read more…]
Maybe it’s a test, maybe an assignment, or perhaps you didn’t get the job you wanted. Everyone has setbacks sometimes—and that’s OK. How interesting would life be if you were just constantly #winning? You need to deal with falling short from time to time, and learn to move on. Here’s how you can. [Read more…]
After reading the syllabus for your class you have discovered two daunting words: GROUP PROJECT. No matter what program you’re taking, group work will likely be unavoidable. Some people love the idea; others are filled with fear and conflict. Regardless of what category you fall in, it’s important to know how to make the most out of the situation. Luckily, there are great workshops and resources on Dal’s campuses that help you get the most out of your group work experience. Here are some quick tips to help you survive!
Chances are, before you started university you spent over 30 hours per week at school, but only had to spend about 6 hours on independent study. Did your teachers take attendance and make sure your assignments were handed in on time? Well, things are different in university—especially when it comes to how you need to spend your time. So follow these 5 time management rules to help you take charge. [Read more…]
It doesn’t matter what year you’re in, you should think about what you want to achieve with your studies and how you hope to get there. Think of university as a journey. Would you ever go on a long road trip without first making some sort of plan? Probably not. Then you shouldn’t go through your years at university without a plan. And that means setting some goals for yourself. Here’s how to do it. [Read more…]
Why should you meet with an advisor? Simply put, because university is hard and they can help you navigate the hurdles you might face along the way. [Read more…]