I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We’d love to hear how it went. That will be this weeks poll question and feel free to leave what you did, in the comments section below! Now that the holiday is over and we’re entering week 6, which means mid-terms are right around the corner! Already! I Know! I think it’s safe to say, IT’S CRUNCH TIME!
This weeks poll question:
As for last issues poll question, here are the results:
We would have to agree with the majority, We LOVE all of the above too! As well as the parties, which someone else mentioned in the comments 😉 👌
Feel the Learn
With mid-terms right around the corner, we thought it would be beneficial to share some expert approved test strategies to help you ace those tests!
Before the Test…Create a Plan!
- Determine how much material you need to study and plan to cover it all over an extended period of time.
- Talk to your professor to determine the test format. Will the test have multiple choice, true/false, essays, fill in the blank, or a combination of all three?
- Gather Your Study Tools: this includes text-books, old homework assignments, past quizzes and tests, and note-cards.
- Also, consider forming study groups and attending review sessions offered by your professor, or tutor.
- Study older more difficult course material first and then move on to more recent material.
Avoid Test Anxiety…
- Do not try to cram at the last minute
- Make sure you get enough sleep the night before the exam and eat breakfast the morning of the test
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
- Make sure you have everything you need including writing utensils, calculator, or anything else you are required to bring
- Arrive at the test site early and get a good seat away from windows, doors, and other distractions.
- Think positive
During the Test…
- Always put your name on the test first
- Write down any formulas or lists you have memorized at the beginning of the test
- Read all of the directions.
- Budget your time and determine how long you have to answer each question (Example: 90 minute test with 60 questions = 1 minute 30 seconds to complete each question).
- Mark and skip questions you cannot answer right away and come back to them later.
- Use any extra time at the end of the test to check your answers and complete the questions you skipped.
After the Test…
- Complete a self-evaluation and plan for future tests.
- Which part of the test was easiest or hardest? Why?
- How will you study differently for the next exam?
- Which answers did you get wrong? Which did you get right?
- If the final exam is comprehensive, how will you study for the test?
We are excited to share with you, the official launch of the online hub for Study Skills & Learning Strategies on the Fleming website! This is an online resource made accessible to all Fleming learners with tips, handouts, and worksheets on common study needs. We highly recommend you check it out. GO THERE NOW!
MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE!?!?!
You are going to want to check out the Pop-Up booth happening this Friday in the Main Foyer, from 1pm-3pm. We will be popping up to talk about Tutoring AND Success Strategies! Come and get your questions answered!
Entactus Fleming President encourages students to get involved on-campus!
Dylan Trepanier, President of Enactus Fleming, encourages all Fleming College students to get involved. The leader of the entrepreneurial student club said, “the more involved you are on campus, the stronger your resumé will be after graduating.”
Show & Tell
With the talk of a strike coming in effect, we understand that you may be feeling worried or uneasy about what will happen. Fleming has created a website, dedicated to providing information and updates surrounding the strike. You can access it HERE. You can also follow us on Twitter, we will provide updates as we get them. As well as Fleming’s various social media platforms.
UPDATE: Effective Monday, October 16th, college faculty will be on strike.
Some things to keep in mind:
- All face-to-face classes and counselling services at all campuses are suspended. This includes full-time programs, Continuing Education courses and dual credit courses.
- College buildings and Residence will remain open.
- There will be picket lines set up at all main entrances.
- If coming to the Colleges, plan extra time.
- Expect delays.
- Please act in a polite and respectful manner.
- All bus routes that normally stop on-campus, will stop at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre.
- Handi-Van services will continue to operate normally with no change to the routes.
In regards to schoolwork:
- Students will still have access to D2L.
- It is recommended that students continue with their studies using course outlines, reading materials and D2L.
- Please Note: Faculty will not be updating courses on D2L and will not be marking tests or assignments.
- Any test that has been submitted to the Testing Centre and is scheduled to be delivered next week will proceed as planned.
- If you do not want to cross a picket line, the test will be re-scheduled after the strike is over.
- No new tests will be submitted for administration next week.
- Reading Week, Oct. 23 to 27, will still occur as scheduled.
Please keep in mind, no student has ever lost a semester due to a strike. The college will make every effort to ensure that cancelled classes are made up after the strike. We thank you for your patience and if you have further questions, please email email@example.com
Feel the Learn:
Excerpt below from: Gardner and Jewler (2005). Your College Experience: Strategies for Success (YCE), Media Edition, 6th Edition Greene (2003). Study Wise: A program for maximizing your learning potential, 1st Edition