Top Tips for the Upcoming Exams

06/04/2018 to 12/05/2018

Top Tips for the Upcoming Exams

The final examinations will begin soon! Below are some tips to help you prepare.


1.    Plan Your Study Time

Make your study schedule practical, flexible and realistic.  Your Library provides over 4,000 seats for your quiet study during the daytime.  The Library has also implemented the following special arrangements.   

The Chung Chi Elizabeth Moore Library is open to 2 am. (16 Apr – 11 May)

Its Late Reading Room opens as follows,

  • Monday to Friday: 9:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. (next day)
  • Saturday to Sunday: 6:30 pm (Sat) - 9:00 am (the following Mon)

Late Reading Rooms in New Asia College Ch’ien Mu Library and United College Wu Chung Multimedia Library are open 24 hours. (11 Apr – 12 May)

The Ground Floor of the UL New Extension is open 24 hours and designated as a silent study zone at night. (16 Apr – 11 May)


Make use of the 24-hour study facilities

University Library:  The Learning Garden is open 24 hours, with more than 850 study seats available. The Ground Floor mentioned above and the Quiet Study Zone in the Learning Garden at night are designated for silent individual study.

Branch Libraries and WMY Learning Commons: 

Architecture Library (open 24 hours for School of Architecture staff and students)

Li Ping Medical Library at Prince of Wales Hospital

Learning Commons at 6th Floor of Wu Ho Man Yuan (WMY) Building


Find a comfortable seat that works for you!   

* Please be considerate and help to keep the study places clean.


2. 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:

If you need help with finding exam papers please check out our brief guide to using the Exam Database at


3.   Study in Groups

Teamwork and collaborative learning can be fun and useful.  Bubble Group Study Rooms in the Learning Garden and Group Study Rooms in WMY Learning Commons are open 24 hours during the exam.


4. Library Guide on Exam Skills

Have a look at the library guide on exam skills ( to get more information and resources on exam-taking strategies.


5.   Relax

Take a short break and play chess in the Chess and Games area in the Learning Garden if you feel bored or cannot concentrate on your study. To restore your willpower, have a hot beverage and some snacks in the Refreshment Zone.

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)

6. Adequate Sleep

Don’t forget to have enough sleep the night before the exam.