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Don’t Forget About Exam Cram!

This is a last minute reminder that this upcoming weekend the GRCC Library will be hosting Exam Cram, providing extended hours for studying and more, to help you prepare for exam week!  Information for the event is listed below.

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Exam Cram Event @ the Library

This semester’s Exam Cram event is coming up, dates and times for the event are listed below – take note, and utilize the extra hours for quiet study, last minute class work and exam cramming, while also indulging in the free refreshments provided!

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Another Successful Exam Cram Event!

By Marcia Lee
Serials Specialist

Over the past weekend, the library held its semi-annual Exam Cram event for students to complete end of the semester finals studying and projects for classes during the extended hours.  Based on our door count statistics the event hosted over 550 students throughout the course of the weekend!  These students utilized the available services, including the quiet study areas, reference, tutoring and free refreshments.  Additionally, several of them also provided helpful feedback regarding the services available during the extended hours, the comments made will be taken into consideration for future events.  Below are a few comments made by students about the event:

“I love it & am thankful for this service!”

“Great job on this event!”

“Excellent event!”

Found needed quiet space to complete few projects.”

A big thanks to Student Alliance & Academic Support for being co-sponsors of the event.  Also, thank you to Facilities & Campus Police for their willingness to work the extended hours – the event would not have been possible without all of your help!

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Study Tips for Finals

flashcardsBy Marcia Lee
Serials Specialist

It’s that time again – time to start consolidating everything you have learned this semester in your classes and begin preparing for your final exams!  (On the bright side this also means that summer is almost here & that makes it better, right?)  Finals week this semester is from April 29th – May 2nd, with commencement falling on May 3rd.

To help you begin preparation below are some study tips:

  • Alternate study spaces (first floor, then second floor of the library – perhaps?)  – it has been found that changing up your study location may help you retain more information.
  • Participate in a study group – this can be a positive thing, to learn and study with peers but only if studying is actually on the agenda otherwise it may just be a distraction.
  • Make & use flashcards – “oldie, but a goodie” writing down concepts and vocab helps to cement them in your head.
  • Sleep! – this may be my personal favorite, it is crucial to get enough sleep the days leading up to your exams in order to make sure your mind is functioning at its full potential.
  • Don’t categorize yourself – have you ever been told you’re a “visual learner” or a perhaps a “hands on learner”, when attempting to find study strategies be sure to try things outside of your “learning style box”.
  • Don’t overload yourself with information – start looking over notes and textbooks now, so you’ll slowly absorb the information versus waiting to cram the night before your test. (Yes, this is easier said than done).
  • Finally, come to our Exam Cram Event on April 27th & 28th for quiet studying, FREE refreshments and tutoring help!

For these study tips and more check out these posts:  9 Awesome Study Tips for College Students from Huffington Post or Study Tips & Study Skills.

 

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Exam Cram – a Final Note

final examBy Marcia Lee
Serials Specialist

YOU’RE DONE!! Pat yourself on the back, finals week has come to an end!  We hope that the Exam Cram event held here at the Library last weekend aided in your studying efforts.  If you have any feedback about the event there is still an open survey & you can complete it by clicking HERE.

We would like to thank Student Life, Campus Police, Facilities, Academic Support, Campus Dining and J Bos Vending Services for making this event a success!

A couple of statistics from the event:

  • Saturday – the event averaged 52 people/hour
  • Sunday – the event averaged 68 people/hour

Enjoy your break – FREE OF STUDYING!! Happy Holidays!

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