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.
Can’t make it to the drop-in? Check out our online resources on how to make and use an exam study schedule https://sass.queensu.ca/exam-prep/study-schedules-and-the-study-plan/#TSP.
Download the exam study schedule (April 2019).
Course-specific exam prep
Upper-year students are here to help with questions about prep for: PSYC100, BIOL103, CHEM112, MATH121, ECON110/2, ENGL100, DEVS100, and HIST121
Drop in for 5 minutes and learn:
– how to study effectively
– common study mistakes
– where to find practice questions and resources.
It’s that time of year: deadlines are piling up and exams are looming, but you just can’t get started! We’ll show you how to beat procrastination by producing a simple, personalized plan.
As you look towards the assignments piling up for the end of the semester and wonder how you’ll be able to catch up on the material you’ve missed, Reading Week is a great opportunity to get ahead or back on track.
Our Peer Learning Assistants will work with you to produce a for the next week.
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.
By: Sophia Klymchuk 3rd year Concurrent Education/French Studies student
“I don’t have time for anything anymore.”
These are the words that I kept repeating to myself when I entered my first year. When I was in high school, it was easier for me to find time for my hobbies, such as reading for fun, drawing or baking. But when I started university, all the extra assignments, readings and studying made me feel like I didn’t have the time to do these activities. I was under the impression that I had to work all the time, and that it was normal to let go of what I used to do for fun.
You may have, on more than one occasion, had this thought, or shared it with a friend. As a university student, what is expected of you on the academic level is challenging. However, your academic career shouldn’t be getting in the way of your hobbies and what you enjoy doing. I came to this conclusion after my overwhelming first year, and ever since, I’ve been consciously making room for reading and drawing along with my studies. Whether it’s reading, playing music or learning a language, here are some ways that you can find the time in your busy schedule to do what you love.
Most students find that they fall behind in one or more courses. It’s never too late to get back on track, so our Peer Learning Assistants have designed this class to answer your questions and produce a plan of action.
By Becky Bando, 3rd year Con-Ed/English student
Da-dum. Are you overwhelmed with essay assignments?
Da-dum. Have you ever questioned whether an essay is doable in the length of time you are given?
Da-dum da-dum da-dum. Do you ever hear the theme song from the movie Jaws play in your head as the essay due date comes closer? If so, then this is the guide for you!
As you look towards the assignments piling up for the end of the semester and wonder how you’ll be able to catch up on the material you’ve missed, Reading Week is a great opportunity to get ahead or back on track. Our Peer Learning Assistants will work with you to produce a personal study plan for the next week.
By: Alana Kearney, 3rd Year Concurrent Education, English student
It seems that the first week back after reading week is full of students saying, “I should have done way more work than I did,” and “I didn’t open a book the whole week!” With reading week coming up, it is important to plan realistic goals for the week so that you can say, “I accomplished everything I wanted to over the break.” Trying to accomplish too much over the break means you won’t have a break at all, but not touching any school work could make the next 6 weeks more difficult. Here are some tips for finding your perfect balance! The Make the Most of Reading Week: Scheduling Drop-In on February 14th is a great place to go to if you are interested in planning for reading week. (http://sass.queensu.ca/event/make-the-most-of-reading-week-scheduling-drop-in/)