How is it already the middle of October? Wasn't it just a few short weeks ago that we were writing about preparing for back-to-school and now we are here to tell you how to prepare for mid-terms! *Sigh* There's nothing more daunting than planning for Halloween festivities with the stress of mid-terms hanging over your head! Check out our 6 best tips to help you pass those mid-terms and get onto celebrating with fall activities!
#1 Get some rest
Getting the appropriate amount of rest and sleep is important for memory retention! If you're experiencing sleep deprivation, then you could have the possibility to lost your short-term memory and therefore a short attention span (which is not something you want for exam day!). Catch some extra Zzz's to ensure you are ready to commit your full attention and focus on the day of your mid-terms.
#2 Take a walk
Not only is walking a great form of exercise, but it can also help clear your mind, helping you to set yourself up for a positive mindset and attitude going into preparing for an exam or even preparing to take the mid-term!
#3 Join a study group
Whether you prefer to study alone or with a group, sometimes it makes sense to benefit from the many advantages that comes from working in study groups. Talking about the material you are learning and studying with others can actually help your brain retain information and realize that it is something important to remember. Our advice: if you have a routine way of studying alone, go ahead, and then get together in a study group and start talking about the information!
#4 Eat breakfast
Breakfast is key not only in starting your metabolism, but also to give your brain a boost first thing in the morning! Beginning the day with an energy boost of a healthy breakfast could be just what you need to shake off the sleep-ies and hyper focus on the tasks ahead.
#5 Test yourself
This tip is best used with your study routine (whether that is alone or with a group). By testing and quizzing yourself in the general way you expect to be tested against, this will help you retain information better and also, help you know what might be coming ahead. Information recall is one of the best ways to remember for mid-terms!
#6 Take your time
Take our advice and sllloowww doowwnn. Be sure to read all of the instructions, and questions of what the exam is asking you to do so that you have a clear idea of what is being asked of you. There is nothing worse than writing an entire essay, only to realize you missed a clear portion of the instructions. If you have over an hour to complete the exam, there is nothing wrong with staying the entire length of time to make sure you are confident with your submission!
We wish you the best of luck on your mid-terms!