It’s Midterm Season!
In the past couple weeks, it has truly felt like fall has hit us. Here in Springfield the leaves are changing colors, the air is getting colder, and the nights are coming faster. It’s so great! However, there is another thing that always sneaks up on us this time of year: midterms! The dreaded exams that come right in the middle of the semester. Whether you are scared or excited, I wish everyone the best of luck. If you are worried and feel some anxiety about midterms, here are some good tips for success!
- Schedule out the dates for your exams
- Find time to study at least a week or two in advance
- Study with other students in the class to try and bounce ideas off each other
- Find some time to relax and clear your mind
- Show up with confidence and do your best!
Midterms are the Gateway to the Holidays!
Something that always motivates me to keep moving through the semester is remembering that the holiday season is closing in! Within the next couple months, we get to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, and eventually winter holidays near the end of the semester. I am especially excited for Halloween so I can throw on my banana costume and go get special deals from Chipotle! Either way, for those who are stressed out about class, just remember that as soon as we make it past our exams and assignments, we will get to have a fun time with our friends and family during the holidays!
Things are getting ~Spooky~ in Springfield
Obviously, Halloween will be difficult to celebrate this year due to COVID. However, if you aren’t sure how to celebrate Halloween this year, here are some good ideas!
- Decorate your apartment/dorm with Halloween-themed items
- Figure out fun costume ideas
- Don’t be afraid to wear your costume on campus!!!
I know it feels like the current pandemic may be a struggle for all of us right now, but I hope all of you still find fun ways to celebrate!
(BIO: My name Is Michael Rexroad, a transfer student from Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City. I am a junior currently studying cell and molecular biology with a minor in chemistry.)