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April 24, 2024

Get an “A” in test prep with JCCC’s resources and tips!

Ready to ace your exams this semester? Follow these steps to study smart and finish strong.

1) Find a good study spot

Need a quiet area to get some work done? JCCC has dedicated study spaces across campus. You can check out a laptop or tablet, find an area with desktops and PCs, or reserve a room for your study group. Focus on your work in a quiet space with all the tools you need to succeed. Reserve your study spot.

2) Take advantage of free tutoring

JCCC’s expert tutors can help you with any subject in any credit course. Meet with your tutor online or in-person for as many sessions as you need. Visit the Academic Resource Center on the 1st floor of Billington Library to schedule a meeting with a tutor.

3) Make time for mindfulness

Taking breaks is important! Get your body moving with a quick exercise session at the Fitness Center. Open seven days a week, it includes multiple cardio machines, weight machines, total body weight training and a specialized 20-minute total body circuit training system—free to all JCCC students. If you need a place to yourself, visit our newly remodeled Meditation Room in GEB 117 for prayer, mindful meditation, and relaxation.

4) Fuel your brain with balanced meals

Instead of studying on an empty stomach, feed your mind and your body with fresh, made-to-order plates crafted daily from JCCC’s Dining Services. Sit down for lunch with friends or grab a quick, filling bite between classes. Dig in and find Dining Services locations, hours and menus.

5) Study with classmates

There’s strength in numbers, and that includes the number of people you study with! Go over notes with your classmates in the Student Lounge, GEB 151 and 154. Recharge with coffee and pastries while finishing a project in Stacks Café in Billington Library. Visit the Food Court on your way to Cav Central, in the lower COM level. Spread your work out with movable white boards and tables in the CoLab. JCCC’s campus has multiple spaces designed to fit your group study sessions.

6) Visit your instructor during office hours

Your JCCC teachers are ready to answer your questions in and out of the classroom. Stop by during office hours and review unfamiliar concepts and course material. Arrive prepared by knowing the areas you’d like to cover. Quick organizing helps you and your instructor work together.

7) Request accommodations

Access Services is ready to help you determine the accommodations you might need in each class. This can range from additional test-taking time, or assistive technology to a less-distractive environment for your exam. See what Access Services offers and apply for assistance.

8) Take a deep breath regularly

Finals can seem overwhelming, but with the right preparation and strategizing, you’ll be ready to take on the week. Pause, breathe, and remember JCCC is in your corner.

9) Join in the fun of The Finals Countdown

De-stress for success! Team up with your fellow Cavaliers for The Finals Countdown, a series of engaging activities leading up to finals week designed to help you relax and recharge. Every semester promises new possibilities for a fun-filled final week. Check out what we have planned and stop by one (or all) events in our extracurricular extravaganza!

Good luck, Cavaliers—you’ve got this!