Exam! Exam! Exam! Clam down mate, it is not a monster, take it easy!


Hey pals, mid-year exams commenced on Saturday last week, it is too late to start preparing you exams from now on, but it is time to make sure your exams would be kept on the right track. This week’s blog post aims to provide some useful tips for your upcoming exams. Remember, long-term planning is gone, but you can handle what will be happened for now.

At the final week before the exam, you would be better to fine tune you understanding of the key concepts and topics, reducing your lecture notes and tutorial discussions to a compendious version. Then write practice answers keeping to the time that will be allowed in the exam. Don’t forget to double check your exam date, location, starting time, overall length, number, and type of questions. Make sure your writing style fits in with exam conditions. Rearrange your work or family commitment that might affect your exam performance.

Click here to check your exam timetable: http://w3.unisa.edu.au/student/exams/exam_timetables.asp

Please be aware that that if you enrolled off-campus subjects that require you to pass the final exam, then you might be allocated to an external exam centre, if you live outside the Adelaide metropolitan area, you may not be able to sit examination with internal students at the designated university venue, therefore, check your email and confirm the venue of your exams.

Click here for more information about external exams: http://w3.unisa.edu.au/student/exams/exam_external.asp

You’ll feel more confident if you are well organised and prepared, on the day of the exam you cannot rely on pure luck and help from god, it is your responsibility to get rid of things that might affect your exam performance. First thing first, check that you have all the equipment and resources that you are allowed in the exam. Eat healthy food and arrive at the exam venue at least 20 mins before the exam.

For international students and indigenous students, you’re entitled to the use of an English printed dictionary, the use of a bilingual print dictionary and EXTRA reading or writing time (usually 10 mins). There is a red “E” displayed on your student ID card that allows you to have ENTEXT, if you wish to have ENTEXT entitlements, then go to Campus Central today and apply for this entitlement.

More ENTEXT information, click here: http://w3.unisa.edu.au/counsellingservices/success/exam.asp#entext

If your disability, mental health or medical condition impacts on you undertaking exams you may be eligible for services and adjustments to ensure your are assessed in a fair and equitable manner, please contact your course coordinator and discuss how to make necessary adjustments in order to maximise your exam performance. Click here for more information http://w3.unisa.edu.au/disabilityservices/exams/default.asp

Again, don’t be anxious about exams, you’ll be fine as long as you confident enough!

Bless you all!

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