Happy midterms week Red Foxes! We are only a few days away from our beloved mid-semester break and being able to relax before starting the second half of our semester. To help you stay at ease, here are some tips to survive your midterms:
- Make a Schedule
Due dates can pile up and become hectic. To make sure you don’t get too lost in your pile of papers, make an organized schedule. Write down the due dates of papers and when each of your tests are. A schedule will help you stay focused and being able to cross things off once you’re done always feels so good!
- Form a Study Group
Sometimes the best way to study is meeting up with people from your class. They might have notes you missed or be able to give you tips on something you’re struggling with. Luckily Marist has the Collaborative Study Rooms in the Library making it easy to meet with people and have your own place to work together.
- Get Creative
You can only read over your notes and review your tests so many times! Before you get sick of your own handwriting, try to switch it up. Make flash cards online, start to color coordinate key terms, or ask a friend to quiz you on what you’ve already studied. If you’re feeling extra creative, try making a song or using acronyms to help you remember specifics.
- Reach Out to Your Professor
If you’re really struggling with something, don’t be scared to reach out to your professor! Go to the Marist website and check out when your professor’s office hours are or shoot them an e-mail. It never hurts to ask!
- Remember to Eat and Sleep
It’s common to get wrapped up in the world of studying, but don’t forget to take care of yourself! Swing by the Dining Hall and take advantage of the all-you-can-eat buffet style! We also have our new North End Dining Hall where you can treat yourself to a Rossi’s sandwich (go ahead, you deserve it). Remember when it’s time to put the book away and call it a night. Give your body the rest it needs to then kill it the next day on your test.
Don’t worry, you’re going to cruise through midterms week! Good luck, and I will see you in the Library!