Its midterms week at Spelman College!!!!! Are you in the throes of Midterm Mania? You’re not alone! It may feel like the stakes are high, but midterms exams don’t have to be stressful. Here’s a roundup of study strategies that will help you prepare for test day. Princeton Review (2018) has published various tips to help college students be successful during this week without stressing!!!!
How To Beat Midterm Mania
1. Speak up.
Your teachers should your very first stop when getting ready for midterms. Make sure you’re asking the right questions to get the information you need about the exam. Here’s a quick list of questions you should confirm for each class:
•Will the teacher be providing a review packet or holding an in-class review session? Will there be after-school opportunities for more review?
•Will the midterm test material from the whole year so far or just the most recent material?
•What is the format of the exam?
•How many points is the exam worth?
•What study suggestions does your teacher have?
•Does your teacher have specific suggestions for upping your grade like turning in extra credit, rewriting a paper, or getting a tutor?
2. Make a midterm study schedule.
We know it feels as though you’re doing nothing but studying. But you can actually spend less time studying for midterms if you make a plan. Once you know what’s going to be on the exam, make a list of what topics or question types you need to cover and when you’re going to cover them. Make sure you study a little each night from now until the midterm.
3. Ready to study? Start with your notes and tests.
While you’re at it, gather up any handouts or worksheets. If your midterm exam covers material from the whole year, then your previous tests will help you see what your teacher thinks is important. (Plus, you can learn from your past test mistakes). If the quality of your notes is less than stellar, vow to change your ways!
Want more tips????? Visit https://www.princetonreview.com/college-advice/beat-midterm-mania