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Get Ready for Final Exams: Things to Know and 3 Study Tips

Written by Alexander College in Student Services, WLC on August 24, 2023

Final exams are always a dreaded part of the semester. With a good portion of your grades being decided on this end-of-the-semester exam, there is no doubt some stress involved.

To help ease this stress, we have compiled some things you should know about taking final exams at Alexander College along with some tips to help you pass your exams with flying colours!

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Bring your Student ID

At Alexander College, you will need your student ID in order to take any exams, regardless if it’s in-person or virtual. If you forget your student ID card, you will need to go to the Library to get your identity verified before you can take any exams.

3 Tips for Acing your Exams

1. Review notes from class on your own or with friends

One of the best ways to study for your exams is reviewing your notes from class. By looking back on your notes, you can recall key concepts from class.

If you have friends from the same class, you can compare notes and discuss concepts. You may even learn something new by talking with your classmates!

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If you prefer to study alone, tools such as flashcards are a great way to review concepts. Especially for classes with a lot of technical terms such as biology, psychology, and anthropology, flashcards can reveal gaps in your knowledge.

For those who don’t like to waste paper, flashcard programs such as Anki are available.

One great way to check whether or not you understand a concept is to try and teach it to someone. If you can confidently teach someone a concept, that’s a sure sign that you know it well!

2. Talk to your instructors and classmates

If you’re confused about something that was taught in class, don’t be afraid to reach out to your instructor. Instructors are more than willing to help if you’re unclear about a concept. After all, their job is to help you succeed!

Don’t want to talk to your instructors? Talk to your classmates!

Your classmates may be able to explain a concept to you in a way that you understand. Everyone learns differently, after all!

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3. Book an appointment with the WLC

For those who are unfamiliar with the Writing and Learning Centre (WLC), the WLC provides students with free one-on-one tutoring for a variety of subjects. Not only can they help with understanding concepts taught in class, they can also help with research assignments and more.

It’s easy to book an appointment with a Subject Specialist through WCOnline for both in-person and online tutoring sessions.

The WLC also provides subject resources that can provide additional information for concepts that are particularly difficult to learn.

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We wish you best of luck on your final exams!

The Library and Writing and Learning Centre has resources for students who want additional help in their studies.

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