Grace Notes


Alright, everyone, hurdle number one is fast approaching…midterm week.

I sometimes feel that midterm week can be even more daunting than finals week depending on your professor.

I say this because at least during finals week, you have at least some idea of what it is going to look like because of the midterm. With midterms, we are sometimes going in blind.

My best advice with approaching midterms week is to ASK QUESTIONS!

If you have no idea what the test is going to look like, then you may not know what to study or how to prepare.

Your professor is your best resource.

I will admit that I am the annoying kid in class asking a thousand questions, but I am pretty much always prepared for a test.

I would also recommend studying later at night. I know this sounds ridiculous, but at least for me, if I study material before I go to sleep, I normally wake up remembering a decent amount of it.

I am also a studier by repetition. What I mean by that, is that I will write all that I know on a whiteboard over and over until it’s in my brain. That method is useful in keeping me engaged with the material.

Another thing that helps is to make it as enjoyable as possible. If you’re going to be in it for the long haul, go to the store and get your favorite snacks or find a group of people to study with.

Once the test is over, use what you succeeded on for the final and learn from what you didn’t.

Then, go binge out on a really good dessert and your favorite movie.