10 Tips to Help You Survive Midterms!

10 Tips to Help You Survive Midterms!

By: C&H

We received multiple questions regarding midterms, so we decided to create a guide to studying for midterms!  Below are a few study tips that will hopefully help you get through all of your exams in the coming weeks. 

  1. DON’T PANIC. It is very easy to get overwhelmed during midterms, but you will get more accomplished if you remain calm. Save all of that brain power for the exams, don’t waste it on panicking! 
  2. TAKE BREAKS. If you attempt to lock yourself in your room and study for 12 hours, you will most likely stop retaining information after a few hours. It is important to give your brain time to recharge so you can remember everything you need to know!  
  3. DIVIDE YOUR TIME. Chances are that you need to study more for your AP Chem than you do for your gym final. Try your best to prioritize so that you have enough time to study for all of your classes. 
  4. GET SOME SLEEP. I know that pulling an all-nighter to study may seem like a good idea at the time, but you will soon realize how important a good night's sleep is. Try to get to bed on the earlier side so you will be well rested and ready to tackle those exams! 
  5. STAY ORGANIZED. It is very important during midterms to stay organized to minimize stress and maximize knowledge! How you choose to stay organized is totally up to you. Some ideas include: making to-do lists, having a binder/folder just for midterms, and making a study planner.
  6. WRITE IT DOWN. Have something you need to memorize? Writing information down is a great way to help you remember things! Try recopying your notes to help your brain remember them. Making flash cards by hand is also a great way to help you memorize information!
  7. SET SMALL GOALS. You can’t expect to be able to sit down and learn an entire foreign language in one study session. Motivate yourself by setting small goals. Study a chapter or two per study session to avoid becoming overwhelmed. 
  8. DON’T PROCRASTINATE. It is something that we’re all guilty of. But when it comes to midterms, it is definitely not a good idea to start studying the Sunday before. Start early so you don’t find yourself swamped with a ton of work! 
  9. MOTIVATE YOURSELF. Midterms are tough, but you can make it through them! Motivate yourself with goals and rewards for once you conquer midterms week! 
  10. GO IN WITH CONFIDENCE. It is essential to be confident when going into an exam. You know you’ve done your best to prepare, so believe in yourself! Confidence will help you remain calm and focused during the test. 

We hope that you find these tips useful, and we wish everyone at CSW good luck on their midterms this year. If you have a specific question you want answered in the next issue of the Force File, you can send it to cswnewspaper@gmail.com. Happy studying! 

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