Do you have midterm exams coming up? Ace your exams with these last-minute test tips.
Can you believe the semester is already almost halfway over? (If only time went by this fast in high school.) It’s that time of year again – midterms are creeping up on us and it seems like everyone has gotten sick. But don’t worry – you can get through this dreaded time! Here are some tips on how to ace midterm week.
1. Study, but don’t stress yourself out.
Of course it’s critical to hit the books (or the practice rooms at music school), but don’t overwork yourself! If you’ve gone to class all semester, done your work, and taken notes, you’ll be golden for that exam. And if your professor assigns a project, never fear – try to start a few days in advance so you can do a little each day without being overwhelmed the night before it’s due. And of course, if you have a performance, stay calm, take a deep breath, and don’t forget to smile!
2. Stay healthy!
That’s right – take your vitamins, get plenty of sleep, eat well, and stay hydrated. This is the time of year where it seems like everyone’s sick, so always wash your hands! And if you do get sick, rest as much as you possibly can so you can get better ASAP.
3. Ask for help!
Study with friends, visit your professor at their office hours, make a Quizlet, or do whatever it is that helps you ace your tests. Every little bit helps! Take advantage of all the resources that your college provides. Visit the library or the tutoring center, organize a coffee cram session, or have a flash card night.
4. Make sure you have at least an hour each day to relax.
Whether that’s reading a book, taking a nap, chatting with a few friends, or listening to music, make sure you have time to de-stress and just chill out. Studies have shown that stepping away from the books for awhile can actually help you to refocus, refresh and feel energized to complete your tasks.
5. Keep your head up and stay confident!
This is one of the toughest weeks of the year, but don’t forget how awesome you are! Your school accepted you because they knew you were capable of everything they’ll throw at you throughout your college years. You can do it!