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How can I put students at ease before exams?

I teach a course that is known to be difficult. How can I put my students more at ease before the exam?

12 december 2019


  1. Sjoerd Glaser
    Sjoerd Glaser

    I teach statistics to social science students, so it is something a lot of students worry about. What I usually say is that our passing rate is comparable to other courses. Therefore, if you study diligently, you have a good chance of passing.
    Furthermore, I’ve met a lot of students who failed who admit that they only started putting effort in it in the 5th week of the course. Starting on time really helps.

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