Want a list of strategies to help you prepare for writing exams? Visit this page for recommendations such as setting up your environment, self-test, and (very important) distribute practice. U of Toronto, Scarborough.
This online webinar recording provides strategies that you can start using today. Although long, it's well worth watching. Are you writing online exams that are timed? Exams that don't allow you to go back to revisit a prior question? Have you considered academic honesty as it relates to exams?
A growing body of research shows the impact of music on how we receive and store new information.The Study Music Project provides some soundtracks students have played while studying and is reporting positive results. (Musical initiative founded by Dennis Kuo, a Taiwanese American composer, music producer, and doctor).
A fabulous approach that can help you prepare for exams, especially when studying within a group is to create practice tests. Give the FREE version of Easy Test Maker a try and make your own final exam.
With an open book and take home exam, you are tested on your ability to find and collate information. Some say they are easier, while others disagree. Visit University of New South Wales 3-part series to get tips on writing these types of exams.
Create Your Final Exam Study Schedule
Use this Final Exam Study Scheduler to create your personal study schedule when preparing to write final exams. This Study Scheduler will help you make effective use of your time and spend adequate study time for each of your courses.
The USSU maintains an Exam File with copies of old exams for hundreds of classes at the U Sask. Drop by the USSU Help Centre to pick up copies of old exams for your classes! The Help Centre can be found in Room 105, Memorial Union Building.
Enter in your term marks for your courses and this xls spreadsheet will calculate what you need on your final exams to get a 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, etc. in your courses. It will also calculate your term average.