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The library offers many resources to help you prepare for and write many different types of exams.

Calculate your marks

  • Mark Calculator - a tool to help you determine your current mark in each course and calculate your semester average to help plan and prioritize your studying

Preparing for exams

  • Succeed at exams - helpful study strategies and an overview of important steps such as time planning and preparing to study
  • Study for exams - proven study strategies to help you study for exams
  • Set up study environment - simple strategies for creating a positive study space and staying healthy
  • Manage exam stress - tips to manage test stress for in-person and online exams

Exam formats

  • Write online exams - strategies for preparing for an exam with Respondus Lockdown Browser
  • Write in-person exams - strategies for preparing for in-person, closed book exams, with a checklist for the day of your exam
  • Multiple choice exams - strategies for preparing for and writing multiple choice exams, with advice for common problems encountered in this exam format
  • Prepare for essay exams - strategies for how to study for essay exams and write practice questions
  • Write essay exams - strategies for writing essay exams, including planning and understanding essay questions
  • Short-answer exams - strategies for studying and writing short-answer exams
  • Problem-solving exams - strategies to help you prepare for and write problem-based exams
  • Lab exams - strategies to assist you when studying for lab exams and bell-ringer exams

Learning from exam results

For more help with exam preparation, book an appointment.

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