Prioritizing Exams

Prioritizing Exams

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Exam Prep 101

I think it is safe to say we are in the midst of one of the most unsettling times in recent memory. In the wake of this added stress and uncertainty, focusing on one task for an extended period of time can be very difficult. Many of our online students around the globe are not only studying from home, but might also be working from home and homeschooling their children. So how can you prioritize studying?

There are a lot of different tools out there to help:

Exam Study Schedule 

Making Study Notes Accessible 

Test and Exam Preparation 

How to work from home 

The key thing to remember is the importance of dedicating time in your day, everyday, for studying. Exams take a lot of time to prepare for, especially courses that you may be less confident about. Don't underestimate the value of repetition; memory recall depends on your familiarity with the material, which will only increase as you spend more time reviewing it. 

You can also reach out to your peers!

Queen’s ASO Facebook Group 

Try to connect with people in the same course as you, and then you can set up a study session via video conference, or share study notes on dropbox. Exam prep doesn’t have to be a solo endeavor, and often studying with another person really helps! Bouncing ideas off of each other or talking through a difficult concept can mean a huge difference in your comprehension and confidence going into an exam.

Stay safe everyone, and happy studying!

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