Alyssa Alibaksh | The Avro Post

With final exams quickly approaching, here are five easy tricks to making it less stressful and get you prepared for these upcoming weeks.

Exam season is one of the most stressful times for university students. Whether it is midterm week or finals week, preparing for exams can be quite stressful.

Preparing for an exam requires serious time and commitment. Here are some easy tricks to make studying easier and help prepare you for your next exam.


#1: Organize your space

Whether you’re someone who studies at a desk, or on your bed, organizing your space is a crucial step to study successfully. By having a clean and organized space, there are less distractions that may impede on your studying.

#2: Write out a study guide

Search through lecture notes and power points, and collect the most important information. Re-write the important information as this will narrow your focus on what to study.

#3: Discuss the material with others

Teach the material to someone else. Family members or friends, use them to your advantage and show them, as well as yourself, how much material you know and the material that you will need to go over some more.

#4: Take breaks

The last thing you want to do is overload your brain with too much information. Take regular breaks. Grab a snack or watch an episode of your current favourite show. Use the Pomodoro Technique for optimum studying; study for 25 minutes and take a short five-minute break.

#5: Plan your exam day

On the day of your exam, make sure you have everything you need. Pens, pencils, student I.D., calculators, etc. Try to get to the exam location early, this way you will have some time to study one last time before you write the exam.

Guelph-Humber exams for the winter semester exam period starts Monday Apr. 9 – Thursday Apr. 19.


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