The holiday is over and now is the time for some dedication and hard work! Our students are returning to school for a final 2.5 weeks of classes before exams commence on Thursday, January 27, 2011. It’s an opportunity to review the course, complete culminating tasks, clear up loose ends, and prepare for the final evaluation.
Over the past semester, students have understood, used, and applied the key concepts of each credit course. Both the culminating task and the exam are designed to evaluate your ability to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skill, with respect to the key learning and expectations of the course. Ultimately, if a student has remained up to date, completed assignments, and reviewed the course tasks and notes, he/she will perform well on these final assessments. However, it can still be a stressful time.
To minimize stress and encourage success, take care of your physical needs. Ensure that you are eating nutritional meals, drinking plenty of water and getting a full night’s sleep. Talking will also help. Discuss the final assessments in courses at home, and work with your family to review course material and discuss areas of confusion or difficulty. Don’t fall behind! Seek assistance from the classroom teacher to clarify any areas of needs or discuss the issue with a classmate or friend. Talking about it will help to make sense of it and will ensure that you are on track for success.
When it comes to the final exam, be prepared. Use a variety of studying techniques: highlighting or re-writing key passages, making cue or study cards, re-label diagrams, get quizzed by a friend, or create and answer test questions. Ensure that you are paying close attention to classroom reviews. Teachers tend to give many hints as to exam questions during review!
Work hard, be prepared and we know you will achieve success.
The only limitations you will ever face
will be those you place upon yourself.