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Oct 25 / Andrew Moser

Midterm Season

By Ashton Lewandowski

As many students know, October and November are midterm season. That is, most midterms will be happening within those two months. It is normal to feel overwhelmed when looking at the amount of midterms that are coming up. Don’t let that discourage you. Here are some tips to keep you on track when preparing for midterms.

  1. Make and use a calendar: It is incredibly helpful to plot out every test that is coming up. Use a calendar to see when you should start studying and what to prioritize so that you don’t feel as overwhelmed.
  2. Stick to the syllabus: Most professors will discuss the format of exams in detail within the syllabus. Look at it whenever you feel unsure about something.
  3. Form study groups: Nothing is better at helping you study than people who are in the same class. Hold each other accountable and you can help to cover each other’s weaknesses.
  4. Read the book: It may sound pretty obvious but you’d be surprised at how often test questions come directly from the book. Try to incorporate it into your studying.

Don’t stress: Take your time, prioritize your work, and do your best. If you put in the work then you won’t have anything to worry about.