That’s right everybody, its midterm time again! Midterms are often a scary time for students but it doesn’t have to be! Prepare early so you can feel confident on your midterm exams. Getting good grades on the midterm makes a big difference in how the rest of your semester goes. Here are 5 tips on how to prepare for midterms so you can rock them!
1. Start early and create a study schedule
This is obvious right? Don’t cram. Well when we say start early, we mean it! You should start getting ready for your midterms about a month before the exam. Plan out a schedule of when you will be studying throughout the week. Stick to it!
2. Take good notes
Make sure you take good notes in class and add more information from the textbook after class.
If your instructor doesn’t give you a study guide, use your notes to create a study guide! The study guide helps you focus on the important information and the information you are having trouble understanding.
3. Attend review sessions or have study sessions with friends
If you professor holds a review session, attend! Make sure to bring questions or topics that you would like them to cover or review
If your professor doesn’t offer a review session, plan one yourself! Invite your classmates and take turns explaining concepts to each other. Teaching someone else is the best way to review!
4. Go to office hours and tutoring
Now’s the time to start attending tutoring and office hours! Be prepared with questions or topics that you struggle with to go over with your tutor or instructor.
If you are a bit scared to go, invite a friend! They’ll benefit too!
5. Make sure to include self-care time
Studying can be a full-time job! That’s why its super important to also make time for self-care. Midterms can be a crazy busy time, but you can’t do well on your exams if you aren’t taking care of yourself first!
Follow these tips and you’ll be set up for success going into your Midterm Exams!
Good luck Cougs! You got this!