It's that time of the year where spring break seems so close and so far away. The only thing standing between college students and a week to catch up on sleeping, hanging out with friends home for break, or traveling (flights are cheaper right now but that doesn't mean you should hop on a plane!) is the dreaded week only finals can beat, midterm week. Here are my top three tips to making it through midterms with enough energy left to pack and make it to where your plans lead you!
Study for your tests.
Studying effectively in a way that works for you will help so much more than you think it will. Coming up with fun ways to remember terms or studying with friends can help you stay awake and sane while studying. Keep your test times and dates written somewhere you can see them or set alarms for when you need to leave so you don't miss them.
Get enough sleep.
Pulling an all night study session is not always going to work. It may work once or twice, but running on caffeine and maybe three hours of sleep is not going to help in the long run. Getting enough sleep will give you the energy to get through study sessions and the midterm exams.
Break up study sessions.
While this may seem counterproductive, taking a break will make sure that you don't overwork yourself. Set a timer or a page limit and start studying. When the timer goes off or you reach the limit, get up and walk away from your stuff if you can. With the weather getting nicer, you could go outside for a while. if you have pets, play with them to help de-stress. Hang out with friends after a long day. Just make sure that your breaks are reasonable and that you finish studying!
I hope these tips help you get through midterm week! If all else fails just remember that spring break is coming and you won't have to do any (or as much) school work.