Hello Badgers! Exams are right around the corner and I wish you all the best of luck with your exams. Last semester was my first experience with a university level exam, and I know that I speak for a lot of people when I say that I am NOT looking forward to being crammed into Beddis Gym and hearing that I should not have brought my electronics into the exam room. With that in mind, I decided to create a short list of ways that students can maximize their study time when time is working against them.

  1. Search for study groups in your course.
  2. Check the Library reserve for past exams, midterms and tests.
  3. Strive to learn the material, not just memorize it.
  4. Go to the Last Seminars and Lectures.
  5. Ask questions if you are unsure about something! Instructors are always an email or office visit away.
  6. Visit the Learning Center at Brock.
  7. Check your textbook for definitions, and other course material! It all comes from there!
  8. Take Breaks in between chapters.
  9. DON’T rely on Google too much. Though there is a chance the answer could be accurate, you could get the wrong information.
  10. Make Cue-Cards and have your friends quiz you.
  11. If you live in residence, set up study groups in lounges, and dining halls.
  12. Minimize distractions as much as possible! Stop swiping left and right and get back to studying. Here’s a post written by Joyce Chong on staying productive.
  13. Eat well. Eat healthy snacks to keep your brain awake. Not sure what to eat? Joyce Chong has got you covered again!
  14. Going on a coffee bender will keep you awake, but you will have too much energy to sit still. Staying hydrated is more important than staying awake.
  15. Great posture while sitting is also very important.

Here is a short list of tips that will come in handy with last minute studying. Always remember that you are not alone! You’ve got classmates and a lot of resources that could help you be successful. Now! Enough wasting time and get back to studying!