Swotvac Tips

Cassie is a third-year Commerce student, majoring in Economics and Finance. She is addicted to podcasts and long distance running. It’s almost swotvac. It’s the time of year when you realise you didn’t understand 75% of the content this semester, you stopped doing your tutorial work in week 3, and you never actually went back and watched those 12 lectures you skipped. Don’t worry, we’ve … Continue reading Swotvac Tips

Perform at Your Best: How to Manage Exam-Day Nerves

Ah, exams: The final hurdle to jump over before the summer break. The huge, sad hurdle, that really gets in the way of watching Netflix… Because exams often make up a large part of your grade, it’s totally natural to feel nervous. Here are some things to do before, during and after the exam to beat those nerves and be able show your markers what … Continue reading Perform at Your Best: How to Manage Exam-Day Nerves

How to Take an Effective Study Break

Tessa is a third year Biomedicine student. Her favourite hobbies are yoga and walking her dog, but she also tolerates jogging or stroking her cat. SWOTVAC is upon us. We all start the week with grand plans, but within days (or hours), motivation fades, Game of Thrones beckons, and before you know it Sunday is here and exams are tomorrow and you’ve barely started anything. … Continue reading How to Take an Effective Study Break

Handy Apps for Swotvac and Exams

Alain is a staff writer for Unimelb Adventures. He is a a first year B.A student who is going to major in Politics and International Studies and Media and Communications. He enjoys travelling, photography and looking for the next hot restaurant to rave about whilst crying at his bank balance. Do you find yourself taking millions of Snapchat selfies? Do you get the sense that … Continue reading Handy Apps for Swotvac and Exams

Preparing for Every Type of Assessment

Assessments are always a bit stressful, but they’re especially daunting at the end of semester. Our wonderful team has compiled some handy tips so that you can make sure you’re prepared for any and every type of assessment you have ahead of you and get through the exam period as smoothly as possible! Essays that run all semester Start a plan early and stick to … Continue reading Preparing for Every Type of Assessment

The 7 Stages of Failing (When You Weren’t Expecting To)

Joey has just completed a Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing and is graduating in a week, so if your Dad is the handsome, recently-divorced CEO of either Random House or Penguin, please let her know so she can get in touch. I work in one of the Student Hubs, and during this time of year we serve a long stream of students who … Continue reading The 7 Stages of Failing (When You Weren’t Expecting To)

How to write an essay

Essays. They sound good in theory, but they can be just as bad, if not worse, than exams. If you are fighting your way through 6000 odd words at the moment, here are a few tips and tricks from the Unimelb Adventures community to help you through SWOTVAC and exam period! 1. Before you start – deciding on a topic Look over the choices that you have been … Continue reading How to write an essay

Surviving your take home exam

Take home exams sound good in theory. But somehow around hour 40 it doesn’t seem that awesome. Preparing for take homes just plain sucks – how can you motivate yourself to read things now when you could just do it later? You need a strategy to get through. The following tips can help you be prepared and come out the other side vaguely intact. Before … Continue reading Surviving your take home exam

10 things I wish someone told first year me about SWOTVAC & the exam period…

Shannon, a UniMelb Adventures sub-editor, is a third year Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Criminology and International Politics with a Diploma in French. When she’s not busy with university and work she likes to relax by getting brunch & coffee, doing some yoga and watching Law and Order SVU. 1. JUST KEEP READING So, you’ve chosen a topic for your essay/take-home and you just think … Continue reading 10 things I wish someone told first year me about SWOTVAC & the exam period…