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Get exam ready with "Keep Calm and Study On!"

Feeling the pressure in the final weeks of the term? Keep Calm and Study On!

Running from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, we've put together two weeks of workshops, destressing fun and downloadable resources to help you succeed in studying for finals and focussing on your own personal wellness. The goal of Keep Calm and Study On is to remind you to start studying early, be intentional about planning breaks and to take care of your wellbeing during the exam period.

All resources on this page will be available throughout the entire exam period. If you need writing, study skills or math and stats learning support, book a virtual appointment or check out these other great study skills or writing resources compiled by Laurier's Teaching and Learning team!

Get Your Remote Care Package

We highly encourage you to check out the remote care package that has a variety of resources to help you stay well and manage your study schedule. This package includes study strategies, easy recipes, study playlist recommendations, journal prompts and more! If you did not receive this package to your mylaurier email, please email laurier101@wlu.ca and we would be happy to send it to you.

Schedule of Events – Week One

Monday, Nov. 30 Self-Care for Anxiety (1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) Graduate Peer Support Group (5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) Preparing for Final Exams Workshop (7 p.m. – 8 p.m.) Featured Recorded Content: Creating a Final Exam Schedule
Tuesday, Dec. 1 Stress Management and Avoidance (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.) Exam and Performance Anxiety (2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) Spilling the Tea: Studying for Finals (2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) Undergraduate Peer Support Group (4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) BINGO with Twan (9 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
Wednesday, Dec. 2 Coping with Holiday Stress (2 p.m. – 3 p.m.) Wilf's Trivia (9 p.m. – 10 p.m.) Featured Recorded Content: Elaboration; Dual-Coding; Concrete Examples
Thursday, Dec. 3 Strategies for Approaching Large Writing Assignments Workshop (2 p.m. – 3 p.m.) Preparing for Final Exams Workshops (3 p.m. – 4 p.m.) Approaching In-Class and Exam Essay Workshop (7 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
Friday, Dec. 4 Soup Bannock (3 p.m. – 4 p.m.) Featured Recorded Content: "Power Hour" Study Strategy; Stretch Break; Make Your Own Frappe

Schedule of Events – Week Two

Monday, Dec. 7 Getting Your Sh*t Together (3 p.m. – 4 p.m.) Getting Ready for Final Exams (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.) Preparing for Final Exams Workshop (7 p.m. – 8 p.m.) Wilf's Open Mic Night (9 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
Tuesday, Dec. 8 Mindfullness (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) Getting Ready for Final Exams (2 p.m. – 3 p.m.) Spilling the Tea: Keeping Your Sh*t Together (2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) "Power Hour" Study Sessions (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.) BINGO with Twan (9 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
Wednesday, Dec. 9 Getting Ready for Final Exams (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.) Getting Your Sh*t Together (1 p.m. – 2 p.m.) Featured Recorded Content: Retrieval Practice; Spacing; Interleaving
Thursday, Dec. 10 Pawsitive Puppy Hour with Leonard the French Bulldog (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) Graduate Writing Group (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.) CSEDI Study Space (6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.) Move to Chill (7 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
Friday, Dec. 11 "Power Hour" Study Sessions (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) Featured Recorded Content: How to Make Wilf's Famous Spin Dip; Healthy Hawk Fitness Playlist

Recorded Content

Learn how to make a study schedule, replicate Wilf's famous spin dip in your own kitchen, grab a stretch break in between study sessions and more by viewing the following videos.

Strategies for Effective Studying

Fuel for Success

Move for Success