Welcome to exam season! Student Academic Success Services has got you covered.

 

Make an exam study schedule, or make a professional appointment with a learning strategist to hone your study skills!

Have you made our famous exam study schedule yet?
 

Download the 2018 Winter Term Exam Study Schedule template (PDF)!

Then, once you’ve made your schedule, make sure you know how best to use your 3-hour study blocks.

 

 

Unsure of how your marks are adding up?

Fill in the Grade Calculator and find out exactly where you stand in each course heading into exams.

Learn just about everything we’ve got on effective, efficient exam prep right here. Good luck! 
 

 

 

Not sure where to start with exam prep? Try the study plan
 

Get organized with our rules for organizing your study schedule

Tools: Strategies for effective studying




Tools: Studying for different types of exams










But what if I have to cram?
Even with good planning, there are times when you have to cram. Here are some helpful hints.

 

 





Tools: Overcoming test anxiety
 

Staying calm under pressure is important during exams.  Learn more about coping with test anxiety.




Tools for staying motivated
 

 

Tools for staying focused
 

 

Tools for managing academic stress
 

 









SASS Peer blogs






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Remember that Student Academic Success Services (SASS) is here to help you with all aspects of academic writing and learning, whatever your year, discipline or proficiency level.

Explore our website for information about booking 1:1 appointments, using peer writing support, finding a helpful workshop, or accessing free learning and writing resources.

 

 

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Exam Prep workshop: Math & Science Problems

This class is designed to help you master and memorize the formulae and methods you’ll need to perform at a high level on equation-based exams in math, computer science, engineering and related subjects.

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Exam Prep Workshop: Multiple Choice

So you’ve got a hundred decisions to make in an hour, and a whole textbook to work from.

We’ll talk you through a process to help you select what you’ll learn, memorize it, and ease the stress of exam day.

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Playing Catch (Up)!

By: Samantha Simpson, Second Year Psychology Student

You were so totally going to start studying for exams 2 weeks ago. Yep, you were going to ace every single one of them, turn your 2.0 GPA into a 4.3 GPA in the process, and make your mom proud. But then the second season of your favourite show (finally!) came out on Netflix, so naturally you had to catch up on your binge-watching first. By the time you finished, night had fallen, and sleep was calling to you. And then you just… didn’t. For the next 14 days. And now exams are, um, next week? Can we rewind this thing?

If this sounds anything like you, be assured that all hope is not lost! It’s time to get some serious studying done and I’m here (along with some handy tips) to help you out.

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On your mark, get set, go! A guide to running your final exams

By Gaurav Talwar, 3rd year Life Sciences student

It’s week 12, exams are approaching and hopefully you have taken some time to view your exam schedule (if you haven’t, then I’d highly recommend you check it now). The question that I have for you is, What kind of race will you be running this exam season? Will you be sprinting your way through multiple back-to-back exams? Or will you be running a marathon with exams extending to the last day?”

In my first year, I ran a 100-meter sprint, with 5 back-to-back exams and an occasional study day in between. In my second year, I ran a 200-meter sprint, with more than 3 days to rest between a few exams. This year, I’ll be running a marathon.

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Build Your Exam Study Schedule Drop-In (Vic Hall)

Learn how to schedule adequate time for studying for each of your final exams – no matter how many you might have! A Peer Learning Assistant will take you through the process step-by-step and answer your questions about revising, catching up and writing exams.

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GET IT DONE! Drop-in Writing Event

As the assignments pile up and exams loom, you’re probably thinking: how am I supposed to get this much work done without catered food, scheduled breaks, and the help of the pros?

We are too! So we’re inviting you to GET IT DONE: a day of supported studying and fun in Ban Righ Dining Hall, brought to you by Student Academic Success Services.

Bring your schoolwork and working minds, because we’ll have everything you need for success, including drinks and food, a comfy study spot, and a team of trained writing and learning assistants to improve your academic work.

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Build Your Exam Study Schedule Drop-In (Vic Hall)

Learn how to schedule adequate time for studying for each of your final exams – no matter how many you might have!

A Peer Learning Assistant will take you through the process step-by-step and answer your questions about revising, catching up and writing exams.

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