Exam Stress Busters at the Library This Semester

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Last updated: April 4, 2024 08:54 EDT
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With exams coming up, we want to share what we’re planning for you this semester, as well as share some helpful resources as you prepare. We hope these events and activities provide you with an opportunity to slow down and take care of yourself during the exam period. We’re here for you. 

Ongoing Activities 

The Activity Table – Wednesday, April 10 to Tuesday, April 23 (Library, first floor) 

If you’re visiting the library, stop by the grab and go activity table on the library’s first floor, here you’ll find: 

  • Activity books filled with colouring pages, sudoku puzzles, crossword puzzles, study tips, and more 
  • Colouring sheets and utensils 

The Positive Wall – Wednesday, April 10 to Tuesday, April 23 (Library, first floor and on Instagram) 

  • The Positive Wall will be up on the first floor throughout the exam period and provides you with an opportunity to leave a message of encouragement for a fellow student at exam time. You can also take a message that resonates with you.  
  • If you aren’t in-person but want to take part, you can do so on the library’s Instagram page. Follow us to share a message and read messages that others are sharing. 

The Worry Box – Wednesday, April 10 to Tuesday, April 23, (Library, first floor) 

  • Not feeling so positive? Take a moment to write it down and release your worries into the worry box.  

The Postcard Project – Wednesday, April 10 to Tuesday, April 23 

  • If you’re studying in the library, you may be one of the lucky folks to find a postcard with a message of encouragement. Attached to the postcard will be a coupon for a free coffee and a muffin, redeemable at the library’s Starbucks. We hope you find one and that it brightens your day.  

Single Day Event 

Coffee, Tea & Healthy Snacks – Monday, April 15, 9 a.m. (Library, first floor) 

We’ll be supplying coffee, tea and a healthy snack for you to pick up as you start your day. Visit us on the first floor to grab a hot beverage and a snack.  

Academic Support from the Library 

At the library, we have a variety of services and support available to you all year round, including many specific to exam time. Check out the Succeed at Exams online guide, it was designed to help you through every stage of the exam period, and includes info on: 

  • Setting up your study space 
  • Managing exam stress 
  • How to study for exams 
  • Multiple choice exams 
  • Essay exams 
  • Problem-solving exams 
  • Short-answer exams 
  • And, more! 

Find more helpful exam resources and tools.

What's happening elsewhere on campus?

Learn about what's happening for Exam Stress Busters campus wide.


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