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A sudden change in uni exam format, from online to in person. How is everyone who's stuck in this similar situation feeling about in person exam? I have 4 exams and the sudden news a month ago has been devastating however how on earth do I revise. Since the start of April I've been really unwell and still trying my best to study but nothing is going in. I don't know what to do. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Hey,

I can imagine how overwhelming this sudden change must feel, especially given your recent health struggles. Have you considered reaching out to your lecturers or university support services to discuss accommodations or alternative arrangements? Prioritising your well-being is important during this challenging time.

Best regards,
Natacha
Original post by Anonymous
A sudden change in uni exam format, from online to in person. How is everyone who's stuck in this similar situation feeling about in person exam? I have 4 exams and the sudden news a month ago has been devastating however how on earth do I revise. Since the start of April I've been really unwell and still trying my best to study but nothing is going in. I don't know what to do. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Hey there,

I'm really sorry to hear about the sudden change in exam format and your health struggles. Understandably, you're feeling overwhelmed and unsure how to proceed with studying.

First and foremost, please prioritize your health. If you haven't already, consider contacting your university's support services or professors to explain your situation. They may be able to offer accommodations or extensions to help alleviate some of the pressure.

When studying, try not to be too hard on yourself. Given the circumstances, it's okay if you find it difficult to focus or retain information. Break your studying into smaller, manageable chunks, and take frequent breaks to rest and recharge. Consider seeking support from friends, family, or classmates who can help you with your studies or provide emotional support during this challenging time. Given the limited time, group studies or other efficient study and revision techniques should help. Also, recently I came across something called the DAWG technique to study. I have been using it, and it helps me to focus. I hope it's helpful!
https://www.instagram.com/academicaadi/reel/C3CoYXXrMz5/

Don't hesitate to seek help; take things one step at a time. You're doing your best, and that's all anyone can ask for. Hang in there!

Cheers,
Shri (MSc International Business Student).
Original post by Anonymous
A sudden change in uni exam format, from online to in person. How is everyone who's stuck in this similar situation feeling about in person exam? I have 4 exams and the sudden news a month ago has been devastating however how on earth do I revise. Since the start of April I've been really unwell and still trying my best to study but nothing is going in. I don't know what to do. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Hi there,

I know it can be really daunting when there is a change in the way exams are delivered. For us we had online exams in first year and then moved to in person exams in second year which was definitely daunting and scary. I think if you are really struggling to revise and with health you should speak to a lecturer or personal tutor to discuss whether there are any other arrangements which can be made to support you.

I hope this helps,

Ellen
Y4 Medical Student
Uni of Sunderland
Original post by Anonymous
A sudden change in uni exam format, from online to in person. How is everyone who's stuck in this similar situation feeling about in person exam? I have 4 exams and the sudden news a month ago has been devastating however how on earth do I revise. Since the start of April I've been really unwell and still trying my best to study but nothing is going in. I don't know what to do. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Anon,

Sorry to hear that there's been a sudden change to your exams. It's frustrating (!) but you have still been learning the right content ,so now it's just about preparing yourself to sit in-person exams. Perhaps yo need a strategy on the days you sit the exams, whether that's not getting there too early if that will make you feel too nervous, listening to music before entering the hall or making sure you have two back up pens and a bottle of water!

At the moment though, it might also be helpful to start revising by writing things down. Perhaps you have been revising by typing answers on the computer. If you start revising by writing things down, it will hopefully help you internalise and remember information better.

You do sound stressed, so for now it might be good to take a day or two to just rest, to not revise, to not think about studies, to just switch off from work and to do something fun or different. You can then hopefully come back to your studies feeling more relaxed and better able to recall information. You might also like to think about using post-it notes, posters, revision cards, repeating answers out loud, quizzes, videos etc...

Hope that helps,

Oluwatosin 3rd year student University of Huddersfield
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