Study smart and get ready for your exams
When studying for your exams, you might come across some challenges that you want to discuss with someone. You can get support from the University Library and the Study Support Centre with anything related to your studies, and they will try to assist you the best way they can. Below we have asked Helena from the Library and Linda from the Study Support Centre, to answer some questions they get from students, related to exams.
1. What kind of support can I get from the Study Support Centre and the University Library when it comes to my exams?
Linda: "At the Study Support Centre you can get support with most things related to your studies. Our staff can help you with tips on how to develop a good study technique, how to write an academic paper or how to improve your presentation skills. If you have a specific question in relation to your exam, you are more than welcome to contact us, and we will try to help you the best way we can. "
Helena: "At the University Library, you can get support when it comes to finding relevant course literature, scientific articles and books as well as how to work with reference citing in a correct way. You can also use our facilities to study in. The Study Support Centre is also located in our building. "
Both the Study Support Centre and the University Library offer digital services but are also places you can visit if you want to talk to someone in person. Learn more about their various opening hours via their webpages.
2. How can I search for and get access to the relevant course literature for my courses?
Helena: "At the University Library's startpage, you can easily access OneSearch, where you can search for all available books, e-books, articles etc. Just type in the relevant title or author in the search field and you will get more information on the availability at the Library. Some books are availabe to download straight away to your computer, and some of them you might have to wait a little to get access. You can always contact the library if you need help with this."
If you are unsure of the title of the books and articles connected to your specific course or exam, you can easily find this information at the last page in your course syllabus. Just copy that information and paste into OneSearch."
The course syllabi for your current courses are available via My Page. If you want to have a look at the course syllabus for an upcoming course, you can use below search function.
3. How do I know what parts of the course literature to focus on, when studying for an exam?
Linda: "First of all, participate in your lectures. During the lectures, the teacher will focus on what is most important for you to learn. You can also read the course syllabus to understand what you are expected to learn throughout the course."
4. What is a reference and why is it important for me to learn about it?
Helena: "A reference is a way for you to include information that someone else published in your own texts. When we talk about references or citations in higher education we refer to a certain way of describing the sources you use when you write. There are many different ways of doing this, and it is important that you know which system or style your teacher wants you to use. If reference citing is not done properly, this can be considered cheating and can have severe consequences. We have made a digital library guide about this, which you can find via the link below."
Library guide about reference citing tools External link.
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