De-stress for Success

By Tyndale University College Modified on April 28, 2019

Here are a few ways you can minimize exam stress

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You know exam time is filled with late nights cramming for finals. Junk food, caffeine binges and restless sleep become the norm.It doesn’t have to be this way. Here are a few ways you can minimize exam stress:

  1. 1. Ask your instructor about the exam.

  2. Who better to ask for help than the one who wrote the exam? At Tyndale the average class size is22, so professors are happy to meet with you one-on-one to go over the exam format, the types of questions that will be asked and even offer study tips to suit your learning style.

  3. 2. Start a study group.

  4. Studying is always more fun with friends. Tyndale’s small class sizes help students bond with one another in a way that makes it easy to form study groups. There are plenty of great study spots on campus, including a new 24-hour study centre.

  5. 3. Ask for help with those tricky concepts.

  6. Is your group stuck on a tricky concept? Consider asking someone who has already taken the class. Tyndale’s Centre for Academic Excellence will support you personally through an academic tutor or writing consultant. Sessions are free for full-time students and taught by upper year students who have been where you are. Using their own experience, they can help you better understand the content you are learning so you feel more prepared for the exam.

  7. 4. Talk to Someone.

  8. With so much going on, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Sometimes the stress can get to you and you just need to vent. Talking to someone you trust can help put issues in perspective. Tyndale students are known to stop and ask how you are doing and lend a listening ear.

Don’t let exam stress stop you from getting the most out of your study time.