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Bring On The Busy Season

by Unknown User on 2021-12-01T05:00:00-08:00 | 0 Comments

T’is the season…for exams!

The library is here to support you in the busy weeks ahead.  Our regular hours continue until the final day of exams, Friday, December 17th.  In addition, we’ve extended our closing hours to 11pm next Friday, December 10th through to Sunday, December 13th.

Our friends at the Academic Success Centre have compiled a number of great resources for studying and exam preparation.  The following suggestions might be particularly helpful right now:

  1. Find a good place to study: study in a quiet, comfortable (but not too comfortable) location where distractions and interruptions are minimal.
  2. Study in small chunks of time: A 1.5-hour block of studying, followed by a 15-minute break works well for many people.  Find a system that works for you and stick with it
  3. Find out about the exam: Gather information about the exam from the course syllabus, the instructor, and the teaching assistant.
  4. Practice exam questions: Ask your instructor for sample practice questions/exams.  Topics that were stressed repeatedly in class are good candidates for exam questions.
  5. Put the exam in perspective: Try to relax and don’t put too much pressure on yourself.  Treating the exam as a challenge instead of a threat will increase your chance of success.

During one of your study breaks, be sure to stop by our December book display on the second floor for other stress-relieving suggestions.

We have books and links to e-resources offering relaxation techniques; musicals like Mamma Mia! and Hairspray on DVD to help you sing out the stress; or complete seasons of Game of Thrones, if going deep into 'winter is coming' is your way to unwind!

A reminder, too, that exercise is a mood lifter – UNBC’s JUST MOVE Walk & Talk Drop In Group meets this afternoon at 3pm at Degrees Coffee in the Teaching and Learning Building.  The Wellness Team invites you to grab a free tea/coffee and go for a walk.

UNBC's Counselling team is also here to help.  If you'd like to speak to a counsellor over the phone, video, or in-person, call the Counselling Centre at 250-960-6369.  The centre is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, with late hours available.

And mental health support is available 24/7 for BC post-secondary students through the provincial government's Here2Talk program. No issue is too big, or too small.  You can phone toll-free, 1-877-857-3397 or download the free Here2Talk app to access support.



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