Midterm season is here and the stress has begun. All the exams are lining up and some of them are even on the same day. It can really be overwhelming. So here a few tips to help you out this midterm season. Good luck!
1. Put everything on a calendar
Organize yourself by using a calendar. You should put all your dates of the exams on it so you get a better visual of the upcoming weeks. Also, put down your daily schedule of events and tasks. So now you can see when you have to do things and when you have free time.
2. Sleep well before your exams
It is so common to cram everything the night before, grab coffee in the morning, and show up to the exam location. However, you should be studying well in advance to ensure you get enough sleep the night before your exam. Getting the right amount of sleep helps you do better on your exam.
3. Form a study group
Study groups are amazing. Talk to your classmates and form a group to study together. Studying together can be more beneficial because if you are confused, people in your class can help you out. Googling answers a great approach, however, many professors want the answers in a certain way. At times like those, a study group can help a lot.
4. Drink plenty of water and eat healthily
Many students focus so much on studying that they forget to eat and drink properly. Your body needs nutrients especially if you're going to study for long hours and stay awake more than usual. Drinking water can also help you stay awake.
5. Take a deep breath
Midterm season does make a lot of people overwhelmed and anxious. Stress takes over and life becomes a mess. So it is really important to just take a step back and breathe. In fact, go take a little break, but not for too long!
6. Make flashcards
Taking notes in class on a laptop or in a notebook is a really good habit. It helps you to learn better when you write things down. However, when you're studying, instead of reading through all those notes, it sometimes is easier to make flashcards for the most important concepts and vocabulary words.
7. Go to the library to study
Going to a place where the majority of the people studying too helps you get motivated. When you're at home or your dorm room, there are so many distractions. So finding a place, such as the library, to study can help you focus better.