The examinations will begin soon! Below are some tips to help you prepare.
Plan Your Study Time
Make your study schedule practical, flexible and realistic. The Library offers various types of study spaces for different study needs, including Quiet Study Zones, Zoom Zones etc.
Zoom Zones in the CUHK Library
The Library has designated areas inside various libraries for students to conduct or attend Zoom classes in a friendly way. You are encouraged to bring your own computers/devices, headsets and microphones to attend Zoom classes in these areas.
- University Library
- Library Extension, G/F (Recently added area)
- Learning Garden and MakerSpace, LG/F
- Chung Chi Library – G/F (Late Reading Room and computer area near Outdoor Reading Area)
- New Asia Library -- G/F
- United College Library -- LG/F
The opening hours of the Zoom Zones are same as the library's opening hours.
Make Use of Library Materials
The Library has many resources for your examination preparation, especially a rich collection of e-resources, including 900 databases, 156,000 e-journals and over 4.8 million e-books covering all subjects.
Past Exam Papers
Go through the past exam papers to review what kind of questions have been set in the past and the relationship between the questions and the course content.
CUHK Examination Papers Database: http://exam.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/
If you need help with finding exam papers please check out our brief guide to using the Exam Database at https://youtu.be/5P2nJg8v6xI
Library Guide on Exam Skills
Have a look at the library guide on exam skills (http://libguides.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/c.php?g=549209&p=3836452) to see more information and resources on exam-taking strategies.
Library Guide on Support for Your Studies Off Campus During COVID-19
This guide shows you the library resources and services available to support your remote learning and examination preparation: https://libguides.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/supportstudiesoffcampus
Take Short Breaks to Relax
Take a short break to relax if you feel bored or cannot concentrate on your study. To restore your willpower, have a hot beverage and some snacks.
Free candies are available at the helpdesks of the CUHK Library during examination time.
Still feeling stressed? The following may help:
Stress Management Workshop @ YouTube:
(by Prof. Chan Sui Yin, Department of Psychology, CUHK and Director of Chanwuyi Research Center for Neuropsychological Well-being)
Relaxation techniques from Chanwuyi (禪武醫):
3-Minute Mindful Breathing Exercise:
(by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Office of Student Affairs, Student Counselling and Development Service)
Get Enough Sleep
Don’t forget to have enough sleep the night before the exam.