1. Do not wait until the night before

Trying to memorize a lot of terms and concepts the night before while running on two hours of sleep from the night before is not a good idea. Trust me, I know. And the MLC gets crowded during midterm week at night, so it is harder to find a great study area when you procrastinate studying until the night before the exam.

2. Stock up on caffeine

The nights before midterms are going to be full of staying up late to study at the MLC. You will need the caffeine in the morning. If you are not able to buy coffee and you have the meal plan, the dining halls always have coffee.

3. Create a study plan

Creating a study plan is going to make midterms week a lot less stressful. A couple of weeks before your midterm, get a daily planner and separate the unit notes and concepts so that they are in manageable chunks. If you spend 15-20 minutes a day studying the small chunks of notes, then the day before the midterm will be not as stressful and you can simply just review your notes once more to fully grasp the concepts. The study plan will also help you not be as stressed the weeks before the midterm.

4. Do not rely on Divine Intervention

Try not to rest the fate of your grade on hope and miracles alone. Finding an effective way to study is key to making good grades and to surviving midterms in college. Everyone has a certain technique based on how their brain is wired, so your study technique may be different from others. If you need help with figuring out how to study, OneClass has a textbook solutions feature that can help you out! https://oneclass.com/textbooks

5. Sleep is more important than you think

Take care of yourself. Not getting enough sleep can impair your memory. The night before the exam, go over your notes quickly, and go to bed at a more reasonable time. This also ensures that you will not sleep through your midterm in the morning.

6. Take a deep breath

Relax. Take a deep breath. You got this!

Carolyn Mundy

I am a Music Therapy major at the University of Georgia :)

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