Exam Prep

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The Library offers many resources to help you prepare for and write many different types of exams:

  • Exam Preparation
    Helpful study strategies and an overview of important steps such as time planning and preparing to study
  • Multiple Choice Exams
    Strategies for preparing for and writing multiple choice exams, with advice for common problems encountered in this exam format
  • Short-Answer & Essay Exams
    Preparation and writing strategies for short-answer and essay exams
  • Problem Solving Exams
    Strategies for organizing information, approaching problems, doing practice problems, solving difficult problems, writing the exam, and analysing your exam performance
  • Lab Exams
    Strategies to assist you when studying for lab exams
  • Bell-Ringer Exams
    Learn more about how to succeed at bell-ringer exams
  • Error Analysis
    Improving performance on exams doesn't always mean studying more. When you review past midterms, use these strategies to help you categorise the types of errors you make and develop strategies for reducing those types of errors in the future
  • Midterm Marks Got You Down? 7 Steps to Get Back on Track
    This short video has suggestions for dealing with disappointing midterm results
  • A Guide to University Learning
    Learn about attending lectures, reading, note taking, and preparing for exams in a university setting
  • Mark Calculator
    A tool to help you determine your current mark in each course and calculate your semester average to help plan and prioritise your studying

The Library has many handouts available, on a variety of topics, near the Learning Commons Waiting Area on the first floor of the Library.

For more help with exam preparation, check out our upcoming workshops, or book an appointment.