Midterm Study Tips

Advice on how to ace your midterms

Anna Bass, Editor-in-Chief

Midterms are approaching very quickly, and they’re probably sooner than you realize. Testing begins on Dec. 15, which is a Thursday, and concludes on Tuesday Dec. 20. So that means there’s only two weeks until midterms, and you should start to prepare now. 

My first tip for acing your midterms seems self explanatory, but it is still a very useful reminder- do not procrastinate your studying. It would be a good idea to look over those reviews that your teachers have been giving in class over the next couple of days and get into the routine of studying small bits every day so that you aren’t cramming the night before your test. I recommend making a study schedule of what information for each class you will cover every day, so that you are sure to not miss anything and you aren’t procrastinating.

Speaking of the night before the test, it’s very important to get a full night’s sleep. Your brain functions at a much higher level when it has had significant rest and your body isn’t under stress. I recommend between 8-10 hours of sleep for the best results. 

Additionally, it’s always a good idea to have a good breakfast on the morning of the test. After all, they do say that it’s the most important meal of the day! But truly, fueling your body is also fueling your brain so be sure to have something healthy and substantial. 

Another good tip for the morning of the test is to do a small review at home before your leave for school. This doesn’t have to take long, only about 20-30 minutes, but it’s smart to look over the information one last time to make sure your brain is refreshed and ready. However, the longer and more extensive your last-minute review is, the more stressed you will be, so make sure you aren’t learning new information on the morning of your test. Just glance over it. 

Finally, have confidence! You got this, and just remember that Christmas break is right around the corner!

Good luck!


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