6 Important Things to Remember During Midterms Week

I know as a stressed college student all you will feel is stress during midterms week, although that will only affect not only your test scores negatively, but also affect your well being negatively. Here are important things to remember through the struggles of exam week. Most importantly to keep in mind, these are just tests. They will not define who you are or your future. Stay positive and keep those stress levels to a minimum.

1. You're so close to spring break.

No matter if you're spending spring break laying on a beach, or spending it working the entire week, you will be able to rest your mind for a little while and take a break from the constant studying. Reminding yourself spring break is around the corner will be a significant motivation to get through midterms week.

2. You're midterm grades do not define you, nor your overall grade.

One bad exam won't impact 1. who you are as a person, and 2. your overall grade and ability in the class. Keep your head up, study hard, and do your best. If you did all of the above and you still didn't score how you wanted, you will have that in mind that you put in all of your effort to do great and that's what should matter. You're so much more than a grade. Don't give up.

3. Keep the checking your phone and snack breaks to a minimum.

I know how easy it is to get side tracked into your phone, or making excuses to stop studying like, "I'm hungry!" although, try to avoid these excuses while studying for midterms. Try to keep yourself on track as much as you can throughout your studying process.


Don't pull all nighters before an exam. In reality, you think staying up for long hours at a time will help you gain more knowledge on what you're studying, but in reality when it hits 2-3 AM you're going to feel exhausted to the point where you aren't processing information like you would at a normal time. Don't stress yourself out, go to sleep at a decent hour, and get some sleep.

5. You're half way through the semester.

Keep in mind that midterms signify the semester is basically halfway complete. Therefore, this is your time to shine. If you're struggling in a class, going to exam reviews and doing great on that midterm will boost your self esteem and confidence in that class and your overall grade. Stay focused and let school come first during this week, but don't over stress yourself. You're so close to being done, this is your half way point.

6. Stay calm.

Stressing will only make you feel worse about the exam. Stay calm, and be confident. If you aren't feeling confident in an exam, make sure to get the help you need to build that confidence up. Staying calm will allow you to take in more knowledge; if you're stressed, that will affect your overall score and mental health in the process.

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