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How to Create the Perfect Midterm Study Plan

March 8, 2022
How to study for Midterms

It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for many college students to start preparing to take their midterm exams and unfortunately, all the stress that goes along with them. However, fear not, for we have the perfect study attack plan to make sure you nail midterms just in time to relax and enjoy spring break!

Develop a Strategy

  1. First, try to keep up on things in your classes. Write things down in a planner or notebook, plan out assignments, and don’t start tasks the morning before it’s due. If you had a challenging couple of days, missed a few classes, and now are behind; Don’t panic – there’s still hope! If you find yourself falling behind in classes, then it’s time to get chatty. Talk to your fellow classmates, ask what you’ve been missing, and set up times to study with your classmates. Take it one step farther by visiting your professor’s office hours, ask what you can do to get caught up, and then do it. That part is essential.
  2. Now that you’re caught up, you’re going to want to stay that way! Try to keep organized and create a to-do list of your upcoming assignments and study sections. Stay on top of readings and other smaller assignments that can get away from you; Every point counts. It helps to put due dates from the syllabi into your phone calendar or planner.
  3. Finally, don’t save studying until the very last minute and think you can write your essay the night before. While cramming information is a better alternative to doing nothing at all, it’s even better to get a head start and work on it for a week or two in advance. Taking it in small increments helps reduce stress about the event itself. It also has a habit of making you feel refreshed and on top of other things in your life with less strain on your mental health. 

Use Tools or Techniques

If you have trouble remembering terms or concepts, try to find a tool or system that will aid your study efforts. Try an online platform, such as Quizlet, also available as an app that allows you to create flashcards of terms or information from your classes and review them on the go. You can even utilize other study sets and flashcards from other people in your class or similar courses at other schools.

Relax

Breathe! Yes, midterms can be stressful, but a lot of it is from the pressure to do well, the organization, and staying on top of things. After all, you have spend the last few months learning this information so you should be off to a good start. Preparation is half the battle, and you’ll feel much more confident walking into your first exam knowing that you’ve spent the last few weeks studying. You’ve got this in hand, believe in yourself, and ace your tests!

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Spring Break: A College Student’s Guide to Risks

Nationwide, nearly 20 million college students are preparing to take their midterm exams before heading off to enjoy spring break. With dropping Covid-19 case numbers and an overall better outlook on the pandemic, many students are extra eager to escape from hectic college life. …

March 7, 2022
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Spring Break Safety Tips

No matter where you are heading on vacation this spring break, safety should always be a consideration. Here are a few tips for college students to stay safe this spring break season.…

February 16, 2022
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5 Perfect College Break Destinations

Feeling weighed down by the stress of college life? A memorable vacation may be just what you need to take a break from the books and clear your mind. Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach or explore a little bit of history,…

August 27, 2020
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Spring Break Tips from Packing to Protection

Spring break.  The much-needed college break.  If you are like many college students we know, you have just rushed thru mid-terms and are excited about a week with friends.  Yet - you haven't given much thought to what to pack or what could go…

March 1, 2018
Spring Break Insurance
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Insurance for College Spring Break

College spring break is a week for fun, sun and feeling carefree. However, life does come with risks, as does traveling. Insurance can help mitigate those risks, but with so many different kinds, what are the plans that are most beneficial for spring break?…

March 11, 2013
College Spring Break Packing Tips
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Packing for Spring Break

For many college students across the country, spring break is looming ever nearer, or has already, well,  sprung. While most people only have thoughts of relaxing away from the stresses of college life on their mind, there are still plenty of things that need…

March 7, 2013
10 Ideas for Spring Break at Home
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10 Ways to Make a Spring Break at Home Fun

Spring break is coming! But not everyone is heading to a Miami beach party or embarking on a tropical getaway with their friends. Are you bummed out to be staying at home this spring break? Don’t be! Make the best of it by trying…

March 5, 2013
College Spring Break Ideas
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6 Cheap Spring Break Ideas

  Depending on where you go to school, spring break may feel like a long ways away, but considering we’re just weeks away from March, the countdown begins now.  The 9-day break from school is considered a college prime time as it symbolizes all…

February 27, 2013
Top 5 Spring Break Spots
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Top 5 Spring Break Destinations: Rewards and Risks

For many of us, Spring Break is right around the corner. We’re pushing through these last couple of days or weeks of assignments, meetings, and internships so that we can feel the wind in our hair and be free for an entire week. Whether…

March 2, 2012