Mid-Term Exams: How to Handle It

We’ve finally reached the middle point. We’re halfway through the semester. It’s time for Mid-Term Exams and Assignments to bear on your mind. DON’T FREAK OUT! You’ll be fine~!

Here are some tips to get through these horrendously, stressful Mid-Terms:

  1. Check Your Syllabus & Mark Your Calendars. Know your deadlines so it doesn’t sneak up on you. Plan out when and for how long you’ll study. Prioritize your classes based on which has a closer due date for assignments/exams.
  2. Ask Professors Questions About Your Exam/Assignment. Be reminded about what’ll be on your exam. Understand what is needed for the assignment to be good. Professors will let you know what they expect of you. You just have to ask.
  3. See A Tutor. If you’ve been having trouble handling coursework or understanding concepts for one or more classes, go to the Student Success Center in Krasa Basement for help. The tutors have been through it too. 
  4. Start Early. Once you know what you have do, start right there and then. It’s better for you to get ahead rather than behind. You’ll commit more information to memory if done early and consistently. Also, you’ll finish assignments before the due date so you won’t have to worry about them.
  5. Create Study Materials. Need to recall the main events of the Protestant Reformation? Have to memorize the significant functions of organs of the human body? Make study guides to help you get through it all. Draw pictures to help you visualize what you’re studying. Rewrite your notes to stir up what you learned in lectures.
  6. Take Breaks. Stress burdens the body and mind. Remember to rest and eat healthy snacks. You’ll be re-energized and won’t crash from exhaustion.
  7. Get Enough Sleep. We’ve all been in the position where we have to cram weeks of knowledge into our brains the night before. Don’t stay up until 3 a.m. to study for your mid-terms. By then, you know what you know. The best thing you can do is get sleep so you’re energized in the morning.
  8. Breathe! One of the best things you can do for yourself is to relax. Don’t freak out. You may muddle your mind if you do. Tell yourself that you’ll be fine. You can make it through mid-terms. 



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