Sitting down to go through readings is one of the toughest parts of university. While they can be dense, long, dry and can take time to get through, they’re a critical part of building your knowledge in a course and can make or break your grade. [Read more…]
Multiple choice exams can be intimidating. 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…]
Once you get a paper back, odds are the first thing you’ll want to look at is your grade. But what’s more important to look at are the reasons behind the mark you got. It’s OK to take some time to reflect on the grade, but make sure to read through your paper for feedback! Here are some key things you should do when you get a paper back. [Read more…]
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…]