Ryerson Lens: How to Ace Your Final Exams!

By: Hannah Polinski and Karishma Karia

We can’t believe we’re typing this, but it’s time for the last Ryerson Lens post of the year!

With the end of the school year comes exam season, which means Ryerson is settling down onto the quiet floors of the Student Learning Centre and getting down to business. For most of us, it can be hard to focus when the sun has just started to shine again. Our thoughts may wander to what lies beyond the stretch of exams, but now it’s time to hit the books and start studying. This week, we went around campus to talk to students about how they prepare for their final exams. Let’s see what they had to say!

Manpreet Deol, 4th Year Business Management


“I would say having an organized to-do list really helps me prioritize tasks, and tells me what I need to do. It’s a good checklist to show me what I’ve completed. I also put in timeframes as to when I should complete each task.”

Don’t let yourself be overwhelmed by finals! Hannah wrote about how to survive exam season here.

Shawn Torkamani, 3rd Year Business Technology Management


“Make sure you do your readings, and make notes on those readings. When it comes to exam time, refer to your notes rather than the textbook. It’s less information, so you won’t feel overwhelmed while going over the concepts again.”

Want more study tips like this? We’ve got you covered on our blog!

Samantha Yeung, 3rd Year Professional Communication (with Marketing minor)


“My exam tip is to download one of those apps that helps you focus, either on your phone or computer. It helps you time when you need to study and when you can take breaks.”

Technology saves us once again. If you want to know about other apps you should download to make your life easier, read up on Taylor’s post!

Gurdeep Singh, 4th Year Business Management


“Don’t forget to take breaks and reward yourself while studying for exams.”

If you want suggestions on rewards you can use for motivation, one of the many amazing ice cream places in the city should do the trick!

Amreen Lidder, 4th Year Business Management


“My advice is to manage your time effectively so you have enough time to study for your exams. Not to scare anyone, but there may be times when you have back-to-back exams, or even two on the same day. The worst thing you can do is cram for them the night before. Been there, done that. I recommend taking advantage of the breaks you have in-between classes or while you commute to study and do your homework, instead of just listening to music.”

Need some help being productive during your downtime? Karishma has some suggestions on the blog!

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