April 1 means…
…26 more days until Exams begin….
…19 more days of classes…
April 1 is a great time to remind your students that only fools (sorry!) would wait until Exam Week to start preparing for Exams! What can they do now? I’m so glad you asked!
- Use the CSL tutoring services while they are still available! Tutoring ends on the last day of classes, Monday, April 27. If a student wants to request a ‘by appointment’ tutor (limited subject areas), requests can be made until Friday, April 17—but don’t wait until then! Tutors are booking up quickly, and are busy themselves!
- Start Exam Planning Now! There are free calendars available at the CSL in the Study Skills Handout Racks. Not sure how to Plan for Exams? Plan to Attend the Plan for Exams! Workshop on Monday, April 6 at 4 pm in Addlestone Library 120!
- Plan NOT to Be Stressed During Exam Week! Cougar Countdown is a week-long series of healthy, stress-relieving study breaks and activities designed to help students be their best—academically, physically, and emotionally—during Exam Week. Check the website at http://cougarcountdown.cofc.edu/index.php or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CofCCountdown
The best advice parents can give in preparation for Exam Week? Start exam prep early, see professors now, use resources today, take charge of your studying and your use of your time, don’t be a victim of your circumstances (“2 exams on same day!” “Hardest professor at the College—everyone fails!”), but a creator of your own success, get outside to the beach or Rivers Green for study breaks instead of getting on your phone and Facebook!
Thank you, parents, for partnering with us to help your students have a happy and successful Exam Week! Happy last month of the semester!
Associate Director, Center for Student Learning
College of Charleston