It’s that time of year again. With classes coming to an end, finishing up final assignments, doing in-class exams and finals, having a quiet and comfortable place to study is crucial. [Read more…]
No one likes all-nighters. They’re stressful, cause you to rush through your studying or assignments, and make you lose valuable sleep that you need in order to function properly the next day. While sometimes unavoidable, if you plan out your time properly and effectively you won’t have to pull one ever again! Here are a few tips to help you avoid the dreaded all-nighter all together.
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 8 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.
Scheduling your time can be hard, and it becomes even harder when school work and studying start taking up all your free hours. Everyone has their own way of keep track of their time—whether it’s writing on that big calendar on your wall or having a pile of colour-coded sticky notes. Personally, I find Google Calendar incredibly handy because I can check it on both my phone and computer. Here are some great features. [Read more…]
Study groups are a great way to learn from others and share ideas, and work with other people instead of locking yourself in your room or a corner of a coffee shop for weeks at a time. But they can also be frustrating and distracting for many people. I talked to Jessica, Dal’s Studying for Success coordinator, to get some pro tips on how to make and keep a great study group. Here’s what she recommends.
You’re three weeks into the school year and are likely already getting swamped with assignments—group work, presentations, papers, and all the other fun stuff. Luckily Dal has great libraries with a ton of resources to help you survive your school work. [Read more…]
If there’s one thing all university students can likely agree on, it’s that it can be difficult to keep up with all your classes and make sure you’re taking good notes. It can be easy to blame the prof or the people sitting behind you for your terrible notes, but in the end it is up to you to make the most out of your education! [Read more…]
With final exam season upon us, it’s normal to experience feelings of anxiety—especially if these are your first university finals. While sometimes these feelings can help you feel motivated and focused, they can also interfere with your performance throughout the entire exam process. If you have severe anxiety, you likely have accommodations arranged for your exams through the Student Accessibility Centre. But if not, here’s some info to help you get through basic exam anxiety. [Read more…]
Take a look at the calendar. How many weeks left until classes end? A couple? Not even. Before you freak out, take a deep breath—there’s plenty of time to prepare for your exams and final papers, presentations, and projects. Here are 10 ways to actually get it done.
Exams are right around the corner and for many of us, that means there are some late nights of studying in our near future. But will cramming until the early hours of the morning actually help you do better on your exam? From a health perspective, the answer is no! [Read more…]