Exam tips for students


DO:

Ask your instructors to take a few minutes before the end of classes to discuss their expectations for the final exam. 


DO:

Carefully read through the exam and any attached instructions. If you are unsure or unclear about anything to do with the exam, ask your instructor.  No one else. 


DO:

Remember even if your exam is written online, all rules that apply when writing exams in person, still apply. 


DO:
Complete all your course work, exams, assignments or any other form of academic assessment honestly. NO EXCEPTIONS. 


DON’T:
Accept anyone’s help during an exam, or access a website, a textbook or any other materials unless you have been advised you can or you should.


DON’T:

Panic...When we feel stressed and pressured to finish something in a short period of time, it may seem easier just this once, to do something we know we shouldn’t. 


DON'T: 
Make hurried decisions. One poor decision may have the power to significantly change the future.

 

 PLEASE REMEMBER

 

  • If you haven’t been clearly instructed that it is OK to work with a friend, or as a group, then don’t.
  • If you haven’t been clearly instructed that is OK to access any internet resources, then don’t.
  • If you haven’t been clearly instructed that you may speak to anyone other than your professor during an exam, then don’t
  • If you haven’t been clearly instructed that it is OK to have someone else write your exam for you, then don’t.

 

"It always seems impossible until it is done."

Nelson Mandela