Knowing how to write different kinds of exams is an important skill to have. Whether you’ve never written a short- or long-answer exam before or you consider yourself a pro, we have some great tips to help you tackle any exam questions you may face. [Read more…]
When studying for exams and writing final essays, presentations often get overlooked. Many profs use presentations to assess your knowledge in a different way. Besides, oral communication skills are important! We hung out with Studying for Success to get their tips and tricks to what takes a presentation from good to great. [Read more…]
I’ve never liked setting goals. They feel intimidating, time consuming, and always make me feel bad when I inevitably give up. Anyone who has hit the gym in January (but not February) will understand my struggle. So, I was very surprised to learn that everything I knew about goal setting was wrong. I talked to Jessica Chubb, the Studying for Success coordinator at Dal, and she taught me how to rethink the idea of goals (spoiler: turns out I already have them!) [Read more…]
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…]