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Revising exam study strategies

Many students focus on rote memorization and cramming to prepare for exams — but these strategies are rarely the most helpful, according to education professor John Kirby.Continue...

Exam questions

Queen’s biology professor Robert Montgomerie doesn't see the value of exams.Continue...

Stressed for success

As exams approach, anxiety becomes the norm around campus. Why do we become so preoccupied with
perfection, and how does it ultimately affect us?Continue...

Online proctoring unfairly punishes cheaters and non-cheaters alike

With exam season just weeks away, universities are turning to online proctoring software like Examity and Proctortrack to prevent cheating. Professors have every right to enforce academic integrity, yet these proctors appear to be doing more harm than good.Continue...

Proctortrack suspends service following breach, impacting FEAS and Smith

Thanks to technological issues, remote midterms aren’t going quite as planned..Continue...

Universities should encourage exam deferrals—when students really need them

Exam deferrals are often treated as shameful things students should avoid at all costs. In reality, an exam deferral is a valuable resource for students who may be struggling with their mental health. While universities should discourage students from abusing the system, they shouldn’t discourage the system itself.Continue...

Queen’s chooses Examity, Proctor Track for upcoming exams

While students adjust to remote learning, they should also be preparing for an entirely remote exam period.Continue...

Challenges with remote exam delivery cause stress during finals

As the pandemic continues through exam season, a number of students experienced frustrating technical issues while completing finals by remote delivery.Continue...

Spending the holidays like a Gael

While some students are lucky enough to head home early for winter break, others spend most of December getting exam-ready in the library.Continue...

Final exam process needs re-evaluation

Even though re-evaluating how we approach final evaluations can have some real value at universities, we need to consider everything that would need to be altered before we throw out the old system.Continue...

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