We here in the students’ Union don’t want you to face the exams alone. So we are here to give you a helping hand. All your stationary needs will be provided by Gerry, Linda at the SU shop and they have everything from Starbucks to Highlighters. Whether exams and study are relatively new to you or you’re a pro at them by now, I hope these offer you some good advice that has helped plenty of other IT Sligo students over the years.
It is important to note the difference in continuous assessments and exams, they are both equally important and you cannot pass the year without achieving well in both however there are some differences.
Well for most courses it’s just about the most important thing you’ll do. Fail this and you’re putting yourself at a huge disadvantage in passing the year. Your CA can often be the best part of your degree. It’s a lot easier to get marks for a project you can go away and perfect than for an exam where you can’t consult the internet or reference books. So don’t throw these marks away, you’ll be glad to have a certain percentage completed before you head into your exam… it definitely takes pressure off!! Remember assignments and Projects can build up fairly quickly so it’s advisable to schedule your work and prioritise using a diary. The last thing you want is to be up all hours putting the finishing touches on a project, or even worse just beginning it! It doesn’t work believe me.
This time is probably going to be the most stressful time all year, so make sure to keep your study week as free as possible from distractions from your college work. Exams take place in January (1st Semester) and late May (2nd Semester). Repeats are held in August. Make sure to check out the Top 10 Study tips and the Exams FAQ’s for the best preparation for your exams. We also have stress packs available in the Students’ Union around all these exam periods, so make sure to call in and grab yours, jam packed full of study tips, pens and study planners.