Sitting exams can be stressful, and can be a major part of studying at University. But it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Just like with many things in life, if you plan ahead and organise yourself effectively, you can achieve the results you want.
Due to COVID-19 a lot has changed in our daily lives as students. We have moved from in-class assessments, lab work, invigilated exams in a formal setting to OPEN BOOK EXAMS. Here are some handy tips to help you “survive” and make sure you get the supplemental exams SORTED!
Before the Exams
- Check the supplemental dates and read the fine print.
- Plan your revision well in advance and make sure you have all the notes etc; if you are missing material ask your Tutor, the lecturers or a classmate to help you out.
- Do out a Study / Work schedule and try your best to stick to it.
- Eat Well – limit the junk food and sweets!
- Get regular exercise.
- Sleep well – get the recommended 8 hours a night. This will prepare your mind well for all that study.
- Don’t stress too much – if you are very anxious please contact the Counselling Service for support and advice – it’s Free!
During the Exams
- Check your timetable: Make sure you know when and what time your online exams are taking place!
- Make sure to have pens and paper for rough work just in case as well as a calculator if one is needed!
- Stay hydrated and eat well!
- Get regular exercise and fresh air after exams.
- Switch off mobile phones during exams for concentration!
- Always let the household members that you have an exam at a particular time.
- If you need any advice or support, pop an email to our Student Advisors at email@example.com.
After the Exams
- Once the exams and deadlines are over you should Relax – you deserve it!
- Check your TU Dublin email to find out when the results are available – there isn’t one release date for all students. If you have difficulties with the email / login get in touch with your local Exams office.
- When the results are published you should seek feedback from your school – even if you are pleased with the outcome, it’s always useful and it’s your right as per the TU Dublin City Campus General Assessment Regulations.
If you have any questions on Open Book Exams at this time please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.