Read these “Ways To Study For Midterms” from The Princeton Review! It may be midterm week, but YOU got this! Stay strong and make sure to EAT & get some SLEEP!
1. Speak Up.
Your teachers should be 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!
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 semester, then your previous tests will help you see what your teacher thinks is important.
4. Form a study group.
Study groups can help you study more efficiently—dividing and conquering a chapter outline, for example, can help all of you prepare.
5. Understand each subject is different.
Practice problems may work for geometry, but what’s your strategy going to be for English? A tutor can help you find the best study method for each course you’re taking.
6. Mix it up.
If you’re beginning to get sick of your own handwriting, try asking a friend to quiz you in biology, putting history dates to music, or recording yourself practicing your French vocab.
7. Change the scenery.
Breaks are essential to retain what you’ve learned and keep your focus. No matter how hard you’re working be sure to take some time to grab a snack from the kitchen or go for a quick run. It also helps to switch up your study space when reviewing for exams. Try studying in the public library, at a coffee shop, or at a study buddy’s house for a change.
8. Don’t skimp on sleep.
You might be tempted to pull an all-nighter, but a good night’s sleep is key to your success. Start a healthy sleep routine in the weeks leading up to your exam, so you can reap the benefits of a fresh mind on test day.
9. Stay positive.
Test anxiety is real. A smart plan, focused studying, and a calm morning are your best plan of attack.