Digital Exam Help Stall
SSU DAY PLANNER
Plan your day with our printable planning sheets. Schedule your tasks on the half hour and make sure you schedule in some breaks! Write out your to do list and set your top priorities for the day – you’re not going to get every task done every day but if you can get your top priorities you know you’ve had a successful day.
SSU READINGS & TOPICS PRINTABLE
Got a million different readings and topics to cover in the next few weeks? Keep track of them with this listing sheet! List your readings and topics in the left column, note the date you’d like to complete them by in the middle and after completion rate your understanding by colouring in the dots in the right column. If your understanding is low, you know you will need to come back to this topic later.
Stay focused, be present
If you find yourself constantly checking your phone when you should be studying then we’ve got the app for you. Forest is a simple app available on IOS and Android which uses visual stimulation to encourage you to stay focused.
Whenever you want to focus, plant a virtual tree in the game and set the time it will take for the tree to grow (between 10 minutes and 2 hours). If you leave the app within the time set, your cute little virtual tree will die. If you succeed you’ll be able to build a forest that visually represents your focused time.
Overtime your virtual forest can even help you plant a real tree! Once you gain 2,500 coins in the app Forest donates real money to Trees for the Future, a charity focused on planting fast growing tress in Africa to replace the trees lost by food systems.
Motivate yourself to achieve your goals by gamifying your life
If you’re a fan of RPGs or just a bit bored of the regular to-do lists, check out Habitica. With both app and web functionality Habitica encourages you to build good habits and increase your productivity. The initial set up can take a bit of time, but it’s also a good way to ‘brain dump’ all the tasks you need to get done before your exams.
After you’ve completed one of your habits, daily goals or to-do list items, check them off to level up your avatar and unlock in-game features such as magic skills, quests and pets!
A pedometer based alarm clock
If your biggest fear is missing your timed assessments from hitting ‘snooze’ too many times, check out Walk Me Up App. Walk Me Up is an alarm clock that won’t stop ringing until you have completed a certain number of steps. Don’t even think about trying to trick it by shaking your phone, it’ll know and punish you for cheating!
What is happening with end of semester exams for Semester 1, 2020?
There will be no final exams this period. Final exams will be replaced with alternative assessments to be delivered by the unit conveners during the final assessment period, which takes place after the teaching end date of the period.
The end of teaching assessment period will now be a Final Assessment Period. The key dates are:
- Monday 8 June 2020 to Wednesday 10 June 2020.
Final Assessment Period:
- Study Period 1, 2020: Monday 1 June 2020 to Friday 5 June 2020.
- Semester 1, 2020: Thursday 11 June 2020 to Friday 26 June 2020.
- Special Final Assessment Period: Monday 20 July 2020 to Friday 24 July 2020.
Can I get special consideration for assessments?
For time-based alternative assessments, you may be eligible to apply for special consideration. More information on how to apply for special consideration is available on the Swinburne website.
If you have experienced technical issues which affect your ability to complete a time-based assessment then you may be eligible for special consideration. You will need to provide valid evidence that proves the time of the issue and that shows this was directly related to the scheduled assessment task. You may need to take screenshots of the issue and /or submit correspondence form your internet service provider about a loss or interruption of your internet service.
What if I cannot complete my assessment due to medical reasons?
If you become ill unexpectedly, suffer an injury or have a medical condition that has unexpectedly and severely impacted your ability to commence or complete an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration and can apply via the special consideration portal. If you have a medical issue that has affected your ability to complete an assessment, you will need to provide a valid Registered Practitioners Statement as part of your application for special consideration.
Where can I find a schedule of my assessments?
You will find this on CANVAS. There will be clear instructions and a schedule of your assessment tasks for each unit. This will contain details of the assessment task, the time allowed to complete the assessment once started, and the time period during which the assessment is available for you to complete.