Midterms Are Coming
Around this point in the semester, I can feel the stress coming on. The thought of our midterm exams is something easy to stress about, but can be manageable if prepared for correctly! Today, I want to share some easy strategies to help you get ready for your midterms this spring semester!
Better to be Early than Late
Everyone knows that it is better to be early than late in many situations. Luckily, studying for midterms is no different. Even though some classes may not have midterms for a couple weeks, it is a good idea to start studying early. This is due to a lot of reasons such as:
- Allowing more time to cover content thoroughly
- Better metacognition or being aware of what you do and don’t know
- Reduced anxiety about not having enough time to study
- Better chance at doing well on the exam
Even though it’s difficult to get going early, give it a try and see if it works for you!
Find a Study Buddy
Believe it or not, you aren’t the only one stressed about midterms. Your classmates are too! Because of this, it is a great idea to find others to study with. Being able to work with you classmates can allow you to:
- Keep each other motivated to study
- Learn about how other people understand content, which can also help you
- Divide up work to make it less daunting on everyone
- Teach each other content, which is one of the best ways to learn
Working alone can be scary and stressful, so try and reach out to a couple peers to see if you can study together for you upcoming midterms
With everything going on around this time, it is good to stay organized. It’s common to have more than one midterm a week, and maybe even some on the same day. Because of this, it is good to keep things organized. Some ways to do this are:
- Keeping a schedule of all the exams you will take
- Listing out the content that needs to be covered for each exam
- Scheduling time dedicated to studying
- Making space for taking breaks during preparation for exams
Being able to stay organized won’t only make you do better, but it can also help reduce the stress that you will feel approaching test day!
As always, thank you so much for reading my post and I hope this gives you some helpful ways to prepare for midterms this spring. Have a great day!
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(BIO: My name Is Michael Rexroad, a transfer student from Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City. I am a senior currently studying cell and molecular biology with a minor in chemistry and biomedical science.)