Dear Abe,

I am stressed out of my brain with 3 exams and a major assignment (take home essay) due in the next week. I don’t think I’m going to make it.

Stressed


Dear Stressed,

I’m not sure what you mean by being unable to make it. It does sound like you are under a lot of pressure, and you need to remember that your health and wellbeing is the most important priority. If being stressed out is affecting your ability to complete assessments (includes exams), talk to your doctor or counselor about getting a PPC that will support your application for Special Consideration. This might allow you to do an exam or two in a few weeks time. Consider completing the Learning Centre’s Time Management module. It should only take about half an hour and will help you to maximise the limited time that you have. Make sure you stay in contact with your subject coordinators so that they know what you’re experiencing and offer whatever help is available.

Abe