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Midterm Preparation

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Meaghan O. '20, Writer

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Midterms occur during a strenuous time, causing students to stress out. Although midterms may seem overwhelming at times, there are several things that students can do to start preparing now.

  • Most importantly, don’t stress.

Teachers will tell you this 100 times and eventually you’ll have to listen. If you show up to the midterm, you’re already doing great. Everyone understands midterms are stressful, but stressing about it too much will not help. Teachers want you to succeed and they don’t try to trick you. Just do your best, and if it doesn’t go as well as you wanted it to it’s okay. If you try your hardest, there is nothing else you can do after that scantron is turned in.

  • Even though other tests and classes are still taking place before midterms, still try your best to start reviewing early.

Unless you have a photographic memory, it is going to be hard for you to remember all the information you have learned in a class from September to now in 5 minutes. You cannot expect to do your best if you procrastinate and cram for all of your tests. Midterms are meant to be review to see what you know, no new information should be given to you on a midterm. Review notes and old tests and you should do well! If you payed attention in class, you’ll remember more than you think you will.

  • Make your own study guide.

Unless you have found it beneficial for you to use someone else’s study guide, quizlet, or notes then you should be taking your own notes. Re-typing, rewriting, and even editing previous notes has been proven to help you remember material.

  • Try to avoid unnecessary screen time.

Stay off of Netflix! Watching “Grey’s Anatomy” will not help  prepare for your anatomy midterm, nice try though. Everyone knows Netflix is a trap as it automatically plays the next episode for you. Just as Netflix is, social media sites are bad too. You will get way too caught up in your explore page on Instagram and reading Buzzfeed stories. For your own good, spend that time studying and away from your electronics.

  • STUDY, EAT, SLEEP!

It is important before, during, or after studying you take some time to eat. Maybe study, eat, take a nice shower, study a little more, and then remember to take plenty of time to sleep; Your brain can not function well without proper eating habits and sleep!!!

While taking midterms, read each question carefully and think everything through. If you don’t know, give it your best guess. Good luck to everyone and remember after midterms are over, it’s winter break and school doesn’t start again until 2018!

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