December 7, 2014
It is not fun to return to school and have to face culminating activities as well as exams two weeks later. Spread out the work load and start early! Here is a guide to make the best out of January. Exams are approaching fast. Here is a guide to best spend each day in January.
January 5th: The Physics Club offers exam review on Mondays at lunch in Room 211.
6th: Offering a French-speaking environment, Café Conversation opens Tuesdays in room 123 for students to drop by on their lunch to master the language.
7th: Peer Tutoring runs every day after school in C1. Tutors may be available to help on a drop-in basis though it is best recommended that one contacts the leaders ahead of time. One could also offer to tutor others in exam subjects or the Grade 9 Math EQAO Exam.
8th: The SLC hosts their annual leadership retreat over the weekend of February 6-8. Get the permission forms signed!
9th: There are various public rinks (both indoor and outdoor) scattered across Toronto. The most famous one is the one set up at Nathan Phillips Square, where skates are available for rent.
10th: The annual Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival closes this weekend. Each feature-length or short film screened at the Bell Lightbox costs $10, tax included.
11th: A 70-minute parody of the series, Potted Potter spends its last weekend performing at the Panasonic Theatre at 651 Yonge Street.
12th: Note down the dates of your exams to prioritize revision.
13th: Practice with the Math Club Tuesdays at lunch in Room 233.
14th: Throughout the month, bring extra socks (or even shoes) to school in case your footwear is soaked in the snow.
15th: One-man-show Boom starts a 2-week run at the Panasonic Theatre.
16th: Make plans on how to study over the weekend.
17th: Study efficiently. Remember more time spent studying does not necessarily result in better studying, but studying minimally is also not necessarily beneficial. Find a happy medium.
18th: Any questions that arise from reviewing should be noted so one can ask them on Monday or Tuesday.
19th: In the last stretch, students should have faith in themselves and should seek to prevent further accumulation of stress.
20th-27th: Exam Period. See Zamir’s article on his tips to best prepare for the exams.
27th: Jay Z performs at the Air Canada Centre.
28th: Take advantage of exam review day to come to school and verify that your exams were correctly scored.
29th: If textbooks are not returned on the day of the exam, be sure to track them down on this PA Day to avoid hefty costs to replace them.
30th: Start the second semester by noting down when your teachers are available for extra help.
31st: Winterlicious is a city-wide promotional event for restaurants to offer 3-course meals at reduced prices from January 30th to February 12th. Details are available at www1.toronto.ca