Preparing for exams

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16.LaidBack1.Dupont.WDC.23jul06 by Elvert Barnes (CC by 2.0)

Grab the lifeboats, exams ahead! Some tips to help you weather the storm during exam period.

Find a comfy and study-appropriate spot

I get easily distracted by daytime TV. So if I need to concentrate, I turn off the TV and go to a place that tells my brain and body it’s time to get to work. All campus libraries have a heap of study spaces to get you in the right frame of mind:

  • There are lounges, booths, study carrels and other nooks suitable for working with your mates or reading by yourself at all the branch libraries.
  • Individual and group study rooms can be booked online.
  • The Researchers’ Centres are where postgrads can escape for a quiet spot
  • Run off to the Botanic Gardens at Gardens Point or the oval at Kelvin Grove for some fresh air – and grass between the toes. How comfy is that?

Know where to get help

  • Not sure where to start? Studywell has tons of links for strategies to tackle your exams and what to expect in different types of exams.
  • Ask the Librarians at the Library Helpdesk for help with finding textbooks, your course readings and planning your study time.
  • During exam period Study Solutions appointments are not bookable but you can still get one-to-one help. Just ask at the Library Helpdesk and we will arrange it for you. A Study Solutions staff member will be available from 9-5 Monday to Friday.

Look after yourself

Get some sleep, don’t forget your pencil and good luck!

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