Study Tips & Tricks

Gearing up for Exams

We’re approaching the end of another academic year — which means that exam time is nigh.  Preparing early will help to reduce some of the inevitable pre-exam stress. Here are some tips to help you get organised.
  • Double-check the date, time, and location of your exam/s. Also check which materials you are permitted to bring in. If you are unable to attend  an on-campus exam for reasons relating to COVID-19, you can apply for an alternative arrangement.
  • Check your Blackboard site to see if your lecturer or tutor has provided any information regarding the content, duration, and/or format of your exam.
  • Make the most of any opportunity to practise. Again, consult Blackboard: your lecturer or tutor may have posted practice materials. Also check QUT Readings to see if there are any past examination papers available for your units.
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  • See QUT’s Exam Preparation  pages for tips on note-taking, managing your time, understanding different exam types (multiple choice, short answer, essay question, etc.), and more.
  • Finally, check out this advice for surviving the exam period — a useful resource, particularly when it comes to dealing with stress and anxiety. There’s also a  link to  QUT’s Counselling Services.

And if you’re looking for a quiet place in which to study, head to the LibraryLevel 2 at Gardens Point Library is open 24/7. All Library opening hours can be found here .

Best of luck from all of us at the Library! If you require any help, please don’t hesitate to ask.

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