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Keep Calm and Study On

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

Running from Dec. 6 to 10, we've put together some great workshops, destressing fun and downloadable resources to help you succeed in studying for finals and focusing 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.

If you need further 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

The Remote Care Package is back and jam-packed with tons of new and interactive content! From easy recipes using common kitchen ingredients to tips for writing quantitative or written exams - and a whole lot more in between - this term's package is overflowing with content to help you switch up your study breaks and succeed on your finals this term. The Remote Care Package will be available for download on Dec. 6!

2021 Event Schedule: Dec. 6 to 10

This year's events will be held both virtually (V) and in-person on the Brantford (B) and Waterloo (W) campuses. Review the event descriptions below for more information.

Keep Calm and Study On Events

Dec. 6

Dec. 7

Dec. 8

Dec. 9

Dec. 10

DIY Holiday Ornament Kit (B)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

VP versus You (B)
1 – 4:30 p.m.

Study Cart
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (B)

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. (W)

Pawsitive Puppy Hour (B)
10 – 11 a.m.

Approaching In-Class and Exam Essays (V)
11 a.m. – noon

Preparing for Finals (V)
3 – 4 p.m.

Approaching In-Class and Exam Essays (W)
3 – 4 p.m.

Approaching In-Class and Exam Essays (B)
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Multiple Choice, Multiple Strategies! (B)
10 – 11 a.m.

Short Writing Appointments (V)
noon – 2 p.m.

Study Break with the Laurier Leaders (W)
4 – 8 p.m.

Study Break with the Laurier Leaders (W)
4 – 8 p.m.

Less Stress, More Rest (V)

11 a.m. – noon

Connect over Coffee with the Dean (W)
10 a.m. to – noon

Holiday Movie Marathon and Movie Bracket (B)
noon – 8 p.m.

 

Preparing for Finals (V)
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The Study State of Mind (V)
2 – 3 p.m.

Writing the End of Term Research Paper (V)
11 a.m. – noon

Golden Grind (W and B)
1 – 4 p.m.

 

Preparing and Writing a Quantatative-based Exam (V)
7 – 8:20 p.m.

Study Break with the Laurier Leaders (W and B)
4 – 8 p.m.

Approaching In-Class and Exam Essays (V)
2 – 3 p.m.

How to Study 101 (W and B)
2 – 3 p.m.

 

Merry Music Bingo (V)
7 – 9 p.m.

Twitch Coffee House (W, B and   V)
8 – 10 p.m.

Leafs vs. Lightning/ Chel and Chill (W and B)
7 – 10 p.m.

Preparing and Writing a Quantatative-based Exam (V)
2 – 3:20 p.m.

Event Descriptions

Monday, Dec. 6

Study Break with the Laurier Leaders

  • Dec. 6, 7 and 8; 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Concourse

Take a quick stretch break and join the Laurier Leaders in the concourse for a walk around campus or grab some study break materials! Curious where your exams are or where to study on campus? We can help you!

DIY Holiday Ornament Kit

  • Dec. 6; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Academic Advising Office (One Market)

Feeling Festive? Drop by the front desk of Academic Advising to pick up your very own DIY Holiday Ornament Making Kit. We'll be handing them out all week, while supplies last.

Preparing for Finals

Create a final exam study plan, explore effective study methods, review stress management techniques and avoid procrastination triggers.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Approaching In-Class and Exam Essays

This workshop will provide strategies for writing an effective essay in an in-class or exam setting. We will discuss the importance of outlining, anticipating essay questions, and managing writing in time-constrained situations. We will also explore study strategies to prepare for timed writing assignments.

Study Break with the Laurier Leaders

  • Dec. 6, 7 and 8; 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Concourse

Take a quick stretch break and join the Laurier Leaders in the concourse for a walk around campus or grab some study break materials! Curious where your exams are or where to study on campus? We can help you!

 

VP versus You

  • Tuesday, Dec. 7; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Level 1 Lounge

Take on your VP: Student Affairs, Dr. Ivan Joseph for the chance to win an Apple Watch! Challenge him to a game of ping pong, pool, NHL, Mario Kart or a game of your choosing! If you win, your name is entered into a draw to win an Apple Watch or a $500 gift card to the bookstore! You must register for your timeslot in advance.

Preparing for Finals

Create a final exam study plan, explore effective study methods, review stress management techniques and avoid procrastination triggers. 

Preparing and Writing a Quantitative-based Exam

Studying for a quantitative-based exam involves more than memorizing formulas! Tips and strategies to help you prepare to write, and for actually writing the exam itself, will be discussed in this workshop.

Merry Music Bingo

  • Dec. 7; 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Zoom (Meeting ID 950 7797 9201)

Love music? Love Bingo? Join us as we tackle some of the best hits from the holidays, 2000's and the best of Tik Tok. 

Wednesday, Dec. 8

Study Cart

  • Dec. 8; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Across Campus

The Student Success Team will be spreading good cheer around Campus, handing out free snacks, study supplies and stress busting activities.

Study Break with the Laurier Leaders

  • Dec. 6, 7 and 8; 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Concourse

Take a quick stretch break and join the Laurier Leaders in the concourse for a walk around campus or grab some study break materials! Curious where your exams are or where to study on campus? We can help you!

Twitch Coffee House

Looking for some live entertainment? Sign-up to perform or join us to watch some amazing talent. The coffee house will also be live streamed for your viewing pleasure.

Study Cart

  • Dec. 8; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Across Campus

The Academic Advising Team will be spreading good cheer around Campus, handing out free snacks, study supplies and stress busting activities.

Approaching In-Class and Exam Essays

This workshop will provide strategies for writing an effective essay in an in-class or exam setting. We will discuss the importance of outlining, anticipating essay questions, and managing writing in time-constrained situations. We will also explore study strategies to prepare for timed writing assignments.

Study Break with the Laurier Leaders

  • Dec. 8; 4 to 8 p.m.
  • One Market Lunch Room

Take a quick study break and join the Laurier Leaders in the One Market Lunch Room for some hot chocolate, coffee and cookies!

Twitch Coffee House

Looking for some live entertainment? Sign-up to perform or join us to watch some amazing talent. The coffee house will also be live streamed for your viewing pleasure.

Less Stress, More Rest

Exam time is fast approaching! Busy schedules, studying, assignments overlapping and trying to find the time to relax can be a lot. In this student-led workshop about stress management, we will talk about what stress is, what can happen if it is not recognized, and effective stress management strategies. Participants will walk away with the tools to help them recognize when they are becoming stressed and what they can do about it at this busy time of year.

The Study State of Mind

Sometimes the hardest part about studying isn't mastering the content but mastering your mind. In this workshop, we will discuss common mindset roadblocks we encounter during stressful times and how to overcome them so that you can approach your study sessions with calmness, confidence and concentration.

Twitch Coffee House

Looking for some live entertainment? Join the live stream to see some live talent perform on both the Brantford and Waterloo Campuses!

Thursday, Dec. 9

Connect over Coffee with the Dean of Students

  • Dec. 9; 10 a.m. to noon
  • Concourse

You made it to the exam period! Join members of the Dean of Students team for a coffee, tea, and snacks to wish you well on exams! We look forward to seeing you!

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Dec. 9; 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Hawk's Nest

Break out your Leafs jersey, head to the Hawk's Nest and cheer on the Leafs as they take on the current Stanley Cup Champions, Tampa Bay Lightning!

Multiple Choice, Multiple Strategies!

Develop an understanding of the different types of multiple choice questions and identify effective strategies for both studying and performing on multiple choice exams.

Pawsitive Puppy Hour

Join counselor Stephanie, her dog Leonard the French Bulldog, and his furry friends to discuss ways to practice self-care. Learn ho to interact with your pet to self-soothe, promote relaxation, and ease stress before exams. Registration is required. Please email Stephanie at sdinsmore@wlu.ca to sign-up.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning / Chel and Chill

  • Dec. 9; 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Level 1 Lounge

Break out your Leafs jersey, head to L1 Lounge and cheer on the Leafs as they take on the current Stanley Cup Champions, Tampa Bay Lightning!

Approaching In-Class and Exam Essays

This workshop will provide strategies for writing an effective essay in an in-class or exam setting. We will discuss the importance of outlining, anticipating essay questions, and managing writing in time-constrained situations. We will also explore study strategies to prepare for timed writing assignments. 

Writing the End of Term Research Paper

Learn strategies to prepare and write a major research essay. This will include a discussion of structure, thesis, and argumentation.

Friday, Dec. 10

Golden Grind

  • Dec. 10; 1 to 4 p.m.
  • SB106 and SB107

Join your First-Year Peer Academic Coaches for an all-afternoon drop-in study session that promises to help you get work done and feel accomplished. Stay for as long as you like and start studying with the support of your peers and work alongside others to stay motivated! Bring whatever work or studying you need to accomplish and we'll remind you when to take breaks and set goals for the next hour of productive work.

How to Study 101

  • Dec. 10; 2 to 3 p.m.
  • SB106

Join First-Year Peer Academic Coaches to learn about creating an effective study schedule, and chat about some study strategies that can help you make the most of your study sessions.

Golden Grind

  • Dec. 10; 1 to 4 p.m.
  • One Market Study Space

Join your First-Year Peer Academic Coaches for an all-afternoon drop-in study session that promises to help you get work done and feel accomplished. Stay for as long as you like and start studying with the support of your peers and work alongside others to stay motivated! Bring whatever work or studying you need to accomplish and we'll remind you when to take breaks and set goals for the next hour of productive work.

How to Study 101

  • Dec. 10; 2 to 3 p.m.
  • OM207-1

Join First-Year Peer Academic Coaches to learn about creating an effective study schedule, and chat about some study strategies that can help you make the most of your study sessions.

Holiday Movie Marathon and Movie Bracket

  • Dec. 10; Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Level 1 Lounge

Head to the Level 1 Lounge to watch some of the best holiday movies ever created, and then help us decide which holiday movie will reign supreme. Download the holiday bracket in the bio of @locuslaurier, and email locus@wlu.ca your selections for a chance to win a holiday prize pack!

Approaching In-Class and Exam Essays

This workshop will provide strategies for writing an effective essay in an in-class or exam setting. We will discuss the importance of outlining, anticipating essay questions, and managing writing in time-constrained situations. We will also explore study strategies to prepare for timed writing assignments.

Short Writing Appointments

Have a quick questions about citations or grammar? Need help brainstorming a final essay? Join tutors from Writing Services for 15-minute appointments on a first-come-first-serve basis!

Preparing and Writing a Quantitative-based Exam

Studying for a quantitative-based exam involves more than memorizing formulas! Tips and strategies to help you prepare to write, and for actually writing the exam itself, will be discussed in this workshop.