Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Exam Jam is back at Douglas College

Exams are stressful. But with preparation, coping skills and some fun, they don’t have to be. This semester, the Learning Centre is bringing back Exam Jam to help support students through exams. But first they are inviting students to take part in their second-ever Exam Jam Kickoff.


Join other students for games, prizes and a dance performance on Monday, December 1, 11am-2pm, in the New Westminster Campus concourse. Test your knowledge with Jeopardy, give the prize wheel a spin, try your hand at plinko or giant Jenga, challenge your friends to Wii or PS3 games, build a stress ball, or learn real stress management strategies that work. The kickoff is a fun way to relax and de-stress before you hunker down for some serious study time.

Exam Jam

Visit the Learning Centre from December 3-10 for exam-focused services. With peer tutoring and study groups happening at both the New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses, Exam Jam will get you through exams and give you skills you can use for semesters to come.

Here’s what’s happening

  • Tutoring: The Learning Centre will be open for business at both campuses during regular hours on Dec. 3-5 and 8-10. We encourage students to book up to four 25-minute tutoring appointments per week during this time. Students can reserve a spot by booking online at douglascollege.ca/learningcentre.
  • Study Groups: Often, two heads are better than one. And multiple brains are even better! The Learning Centre is holding study groups at both campuses for ACCT 1210, BIOL 1103/1109, BIOL 1203/1209, CHEM 1100, ECON 1150, ECON 1250, FINC 1231 and PSYC 2300. Study groups will be led by our experienced peer tutors, and students can book a spot online at douglascollege.ca/learningcentre.
  • Citation Station: There will be a designated area in the New Westminster Campus library where students can get answers to citation questions. It will be located across from the “returns” counter.
  • Stress Free Zone: Need a study break? The library is hosting a stress free zone in the library classroom at the New Westminster Campus during the exam period. There will be Lego, Playdoh, puzzles and calming music.

For more info about Exam Jam, visit douglascollege.ca/examjam or stop by the Learning Centre.