With less than 2 weeks before the commencement of the semester 1 exam period, the Student Wellbeing Committee has compiled a list of ways to improve your productivity and relieve stress over the coming weeks.
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- Make sure your notes are up to date and try not to cram
Before entering the exams, make sure that your notes cover all important content in the subject, including lectures, tutorials/seminars and other class content. Make sure that you allocate a sufficient amount of time to revising your notes and try not to ‘leave it all to the last minute’.
- Implement a study timetable and prioritise areas/subjects which you find most difficult
Using a study timetable can help you to avoid procrastination and make the most out of your allocated study time. A study timetable also allows you to balance other commitments such as work, social engagements and personal time, with your studies. When designing a study timetable, make sure that you allocate the most amount of time to areas or subjects that you are weakest in. Find templates online or create your own using pen and paper.
- Make sure you understand the time and structure of your exams
Due to social distancing guidelines, most final exams for this session will be delivered online. This may be a difficult adjustment for many students and it is important to thoroughly understand the way in which your exams will be delivered. In particular, make sure that you check;
- The time and date of your exams
- What type of exam you are sitting, e.g open book, closed book, take home assignment, invigilated exam
- How to access and sit your exams
- Take breaks
Make sure to balance study time with recreational and social activities, such as going for a walk, visiting your local cafe, or going to see family and friends. Furthermore, when taking study breaks try to avoid screens so your eyes and brain can rest!
- Reach out if you need help
If you are finding it difficult to understand a particular concept, there are many ways to reach out for help. For example, you could send an email to your tutor, or catch up with a friend (if not in person, then via Zoom). Through UTS HELPS, you can also access support services, such as workshops and even book a 1-on-1 consultation on Zoom. Many subjects also run U:PASS classes, allowing students to discuss concepts and get feedback before beginning exams. See the link below for more information on UTS HELPS and U:PASS: https://www.uts.edu.au/current-students/support/helps.
Best of luck with your exams!
Mehak and Zac
Student Wellbeing Committee Members