It’s that time of the semester again: the dreaded midterm season. The library’s full, the caffeine levels are high, and everyone seems a little stressed out. Here’s some tips on how to manage that stress, as told with a bunch of entertaining and relevant memes give you a chuckle as you procrastinate from studying:
Start Studying Early:
Don’t leave studying to the last minute. I know, I know, sometimes it’s hard not to, but it a real stress reliever when you don’t have to cram in 4 months of class material in the short two hours before your exam. Studying early gives you more time to understand the material, instead of a last minute cram session where you are just trying to remember what you can!
Make sure you don’t leave anything to the last minute! As busy as you may be, its important to be properly prepared for your midterm. Make sure you have all your appropriate notes, #2 pencils, calculators etc. before you head in for your midterm. There’s nothing more annoying then having to ask someone around you for a pencil because you weren’t prepared.
Study with Friends:
Get together with a study group! Sometimes, studying with friends is more beneficial than studying alone. It ensures that you have everything covered that will be on the midterm, and ensures that you have the right grasp on the material. If you happened to miss a week of class, working in a group allows you to find what you missed and get an understanding of the material by bouncing ideas off the other group members.
As important as it is to study, it’s also very important to take time for yourself. Don’t spend all night studying, take time to get a good night sleeps, make sure you make time to eat your meals and take appropriate breaks to rest your brain. Trust me, sometimes your brain needs a rest just as much as you do. Take a walk, get up from your desk and stretch, or get on Netflix and stream an episode of a show. Taking breaks helps both your brain and eyes to take a breather, and studying will become much easier.
That being said, it’s time to get your head in the game and get back to studying. Midterms are a stressful time for everyone, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a few additional sources to help you get through this touch time: