Preparing Students for Exams

Julie McGurk, Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Wednesday, October 2 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 305

Summary: We often think preparing students for an exam begins the week before with a review session or additional office hours. This workshop will help you think about what you can do across the semester to help students prepare for exams. It will also help you think about what assumptions we make about our students – e.g., do they know how to study or how to write an essay? While the focus of this workshop will be on strategies for both preparing students prior to the exam and minimizing their anxiety in the days leading up to the exam, we will also discuss effective review session practices. The aim is to help you improve the effectiveness of how your students study, and, in the process, reduce the demands on your time when the next exam approaches.

All graduate students are welcome. Counts towards CTL Teaching Certificate. Also counts as a follow-up workshop for participants in TA Training.