Get motivated and succeed: A USask study survival guide

It’s important to take your exams seriously, but not so seriously that they distress or discourage you. Everyone develops their own approach to writing and preparing for exams, which comes with practice.

Here’s a few helpful tips to get you through exam season:

Got study tips if you need them

Did you know that Student Learning Services is a literal treasure trove of study skill resources? You can find a number of valuable tips online, includings strategies for preparing and writing short-answer and multiple-choice exams, as well as tips for dealing with exam anxiety. For a detailed list of tips and helpful advice, check out the SLS Study Skills website.

Now put those study skills to good use

Need to focus? Book a study room. These rooms, found in libraries across campus, offer a space for you and your study group to brush up on your knowledge without being too much of a bother to those around you. Just log in to the USask Library website and follow the instructions. Need some extra study time on campus? The ground floor of the Murray Library is open 24/7 starting April 1 until April 22 (with the exception of April 18 and 19 for Good Friday).

Remember to take care of yourself

That said, sleep is good. Really good. It will help you work more efficiently, you will learn and retain information better, and you will do better on your exams. There are plenty of ways to destress during finals – make sure to check the Wellness calendar for more info on things like nap rooms and where to pet a therapy dog.

Also, take care of your belongings

Make sure you secure your valuables and never leave them unattended. If you do need to step away from your laptop, lockdown cables are available at the check-out desk for use while in the library.

And don’t forget that Student Learning Services offers additional learning support to all university students through a number of workshops and online resources, including study skills, library skills and writing-help videos. There is also drop-in support available as well for writing and math and stats.

Get ready to succeed!

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