Hello Class of 2016!
The Office of Academic Support is delighted to have you here at PNWU!
Please stop by and say hello – we are always here to help.
“Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.” -Theodore T. Hunger
It’s a new school year and we are very excited for the arrival of the 1st year students and the returning 2nd year students.
I hope that you all had a wonderful summer break, please stop in at the Office of Academics and say hello 🙂 Stay tuned for more information … but in the meantime, take advantage of this beautiful weather we are having and hang out in the sun. Good Luck to all of you, it’s going to be a great year!
I’ve included some pictures taken by Derrick Owsley & Jim Blonde over the past few days of orientation .. Enjoy!
Have you ever had one of those nights where you feel completely overwhelmed because you not only have one exam, but maybe two or three .. and they all just happen to be on the same day, or maybe even a day apart from each other? I’m sure you’ve felt the pressure of literally cramming as much information into one night, hoping that it will all stay with you the following morning. And yet, you probably have the urge to wake up a few hours early with a quadruple shot latte, and repeat that same cram session from the night before. According to TestTakingTips.com, there are a few techniques to practice if you absolutely have to cram for an exam:
Cramming for exams should be avoided at all costs. You should only cram for an exam as a last resort. It’s hard to take in and retain a large amount of information in a short period of time.
1. Eat some food to give you energy to study (an apple) but avoid consuming excess sugar which will make you hyper and will make it more difficult to study.
2. Keep a positive attitude, it is easier to study when you are relaxed than when you are stressed out.
3. Focus on the main ideas and learn key formulas.
4. Write down the key ideas/formulas on a sheet of paper and keep on studying from that sheet, repetition is important.
5. Highlight the important points in your notes, and text and focus on that.
6. Study from past tests, review questions, homework & review sheets.
7. Take at least one five-minute break an hour so that you can gather your thoughts and let your brain relax.
As the article mentioned, “Cramming for exams should be avoided at all costs.” Studying ahead of time on each topic is always more productive when it comes to your own personal study time and preparation for an exam. Do you cram for your exams? Have you tried any of the above techniques? Repost your own experiences with cramming for exams, or even better methods you might have to avoid having to cram for exams.