Last Minute Study Tips For Uni Life And A Successful End To The Semester
It’s now the end of week 13 here at Griffith, but you all knew that. So, with exams fast approaching, our social media reporter Layne Ngatai-Stokes from the Queensland Conservatorium — and a very experienced university student life campaigner — has gathered some last minute study tips to guide you through the challenges ahead.
Let’s get started!
Please check that you have all your exam dates and assessment deadlines correct. There is nothing worse than handing in an assignment a few days late or missing an exam because you simply forgot to double-check.
- Check them now! You need to check your student emails in case of any changes. Any extensions or changes to your assignments or exams would be announced through your Griffith email.
Snacks are awesome! They’re the best motivation I have found. I use two methods when it comes to study. The first is for writing assignments where, for every 500 words I write, I get to eat my favourite snack (chocolates or lollies – that’s candy for the North Americans among us). The second is for when I’m going through my readings. I like to place lollies over the page and when I read up to them, I get to eat them.
Alarms are really important at this crunch time in your uni life. Ensure you have set one or maybe even three alarms. And if you are a heavy sleeper, try placing your phone in a glass to amplify the sound.
For those of you doing presentations, I recommend white text with a black outline because it is easy to see on almost every background. Make sure you read it aloud at least once. That way you’ll be confident with the content before you make your presentation and you’ll find out which words trip you up.
- Planning ahead
This might sound strange to the newbies, but your semester 2 enrolment planning opened on Monday. So, get in there on the Griffith Portal and sort out your timetable early. It will increase your chance of getting better classes for the best possible timetable for next semester.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help if things are too hectic. You may be able to defer an exam or piece of assessment, but only if you have a legitimate reason for requesting a deferment. Deferring can make a huge difference to your GPA, but a lot of people — especially first-year students — are too afraid to ask. For more info, go to Exams-assessment/deferred-assessment
- Help & support
If you’ve any questions, Student Admin is available to help. Try Ask Us, which provides 24/7 online access to Student Administration. Or visit http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/exams-assessment/contact-us
Student Services also provide counselling services if the pressure gets to great! Find out more at – http://www.griffith.edu.au/student-services
Hope this helps!
And last but not least, try not to get like this…
Focus on your #UniGoals everyone, as the future is bright …
All the best with your exams and assessment!