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Smart Exam Preparation & Taking

    Knowing Your Exam Questions

    1. Common Types of Exams at University Level (Simon Fraser University)
    2. Identifying the Type of Exam Question (Monash University)
    3. Exam Strategies: How to Tackle Exam Questions (Cornell University)

    Exam Taking Strategies

    Objective Exams


    1. Taking Objective Tests: Multiple Choice, True-False (The University of Minnesota)
    2. Guidelines for Answering True/False Questions (Brigham Young University)

    Essay Exams


    1. Answering Essay Questions Made Easier (University of Central Florida)
    2. Writing Essay Exams (University of Manitoba)
    3. Verbs Used in Essay Questions (University of Manitoba)
    4. Answering the Essay & Short Answer Exam Question (Trent University)

    Other Types of Exams


    1. Case Study Exams (Queensland University of Technology)
    2. Preparing for Math Final Exams (Utah State University)

    Exam Preparation Tips

    1. How to Succeed in Exams? (HKU CEDARS-Counselling and Person Enrichment)
    2. Top 15 Hot Tips for Finals (Professors’ Guide LLC)
    3. Preparing to Study: Some Characteristics of a Good Study Place (Lakehead University)
    4. Exam Survival Guide (Massey University)
    5. Exam Preparation Quick Tips for Students Who Have/Have Not Prepared Throughout the Semester (University of Waterloo)
    6. Samples of Review Strategies (Ohio University)
    7. Exam Preparation Strategies PowerPoint (The University of Illinois)

    Managing Exam Stress/ Anxiety


    1. Exam Anxiety Checklist @ Psychometer (HKU CEDARS-Counselling and Person Enrichment)
      *Exclusive for HKU Students
      Login Psychometer using your Portal Account > Take Tests > Mood and Stress Level > Exam Anxiety
    2. How to Cope with Exam Stress? (HKU CEDARS-Counselling and Person Enrichment)
    3. Dialogue: How to Cope with Exam Stress? (HKU CEDARS-Counselling and Person Enrichment)
    4. Managing Test Anxiety (Brown University)
    5. Exam Stress (University of Leicester)
    6. Fighting Test Anxiety (Carnegie Mellon University)

    Comic postcards on exam preparation!

    Postcards are available at CEDARS-CoPE Office, Room 301-323, 3/F Main Building.

    Poster:

    Dialogue: How to cope with exam stress?

    Full List of Self-learning Series

    How to succeed in exams?

    Download / print this series

    For related workshops, please visit our online booking website at
    http://www.cedars.hku.hk/forms/booking/

    How to cope with exam stress?

    Download / print this series

    For related workshops, please visit our online booking website at
    http://www.cedars.hku.hk/forms/booking/

    How to increase study motivation?

    Download/print this series

    For related workshops, please visit our online booking website at
    http://www.cedars.hku.hk/forms/booking/

    How to improve your concentration?

    download / print this series

    For related workshops, please visit our online booking website at
    http://www.cedars.hku.hk/forms/booking/

    Free One-to-one Conversational English Practice

    We live in a global world where English is the most frequently used language for communication among people with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.  At HKU, you need good English skills to study, build your social network and survive in internship or job interviews.

    The CEDARS-Counselling and Person Enrichment (CoPE) and Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES) have jointly organized a “Peer English Tutoring” Programme.  Peer tutors who are native or near native speaking students will be available every weekday for one-to-one chat sessions about any topic you want.

    To check the schedule and register for the practice sessions, please visit http://caes.hku.hk/ve/cedars All practice sessions are held in Chi Wah Learning Commons  (2/F, Zone R, Student Advisory Services Zone), Centennial Campus.