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Finding balance Learn how to find a balance between school and life
Reduce exam anxiety How to reduce exam anxiety
Apps and tech Technology to support your learning needs
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Finding balance

Study Hacks

The Balancing Act: School & Life

YouTube video transcript:

  1. Work smarter not harder: What time and location works best for you to study? Find the "sweet spots" when and where you are the most productive! 
  2. Hobbies matter: Revisit old hobbies, or discover new ones by joining a U of T club. Students with activities outside of class perform better academically. 
  3. Practice self care: You matter. Care for yourself: eat healthy meals, exercise and take breaks. 
  4. Build your U of T Community: Connect with peers, professors, mentors, clubs and societies.

Reducing exam anxiety

Study Hacks

6 Ways to Reduce Exam Anxiety

YouTube video transcript:

  1. Focus on process not product: Take a deep breath, and reflect on the learning you've already done. Define your goals and work towards them one step at a time. 
  2. Eat well-balanced meals: Eat regular and avoid lots of coffee and energy drinks while studying and before an exam. Go for good proteins and complex carbs to fuel your brain! 
  3. Clear your head: Give your hard-working brain a break. Take some time to relax and breathe rather than studying right up to the start of the exam. 
  4. Don't forget to sleep: Without enough sleep you may be unable to recall information. Don't study all night -- turn out the light! 
  5. Visualize and plan: Imagine a smooth day - then help it happen. Check the exam location, pack your bag early and give yourself extra travel time. 
  6. Don't fret if a question stumps you: Write down some ideas and move on. You can do that question last and it may be easier after having completed the rest of the exam.

Apps and assistive technology

Students who experience disability-related barriers in their coursework may receive academic accommodations including the support of assistive technologies. Please contact Accessibility Services for more information.


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