Do you feel the chill in the air?
No? OK, we get it. Houston in October isn’t exactly brisk. But, if you need something to remind you what time of year is approaching, you can count on midterms.
But as always, we have your back. Actually, this week, peer leaders and peer mentors from #UHBauer ELASP have your back, with their 7 Foolproof Tips to Master Midterms.
Do It Once…Then Again.
“Find a routine! Every time exams roll around, I pull out my sweats, buy a few cans of Monster, and get my ‘Oh Wonder’ playlist on repeat. Being in an element that’ll keep you focused is key!”
Marketing & Entrepreneurship Sophomore
“Contrary to what most students typically do before midterms, (pull an all-nighter), sleep gets me through midterms because it allows my brain to rejuvenate and consolidate what I studied. This helps me because it decreases the chances of my mind blanking during exams.”
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work.
“When I study with other people as it closer to exams, it lets me know if I really understand the concepts. If I am able to teach it to others, and they understand it, then I know I have grasped the concept and will be spot-on for the exam. I also make sure to watch one episode of my favorite show the night before the exam; my mind is at ease that moment which helps me retain information better and increases my scores in the exam.”
Jose Flores Rodriguez
Plan to Focus.
“Rest the brain either on the day of the test, or the night before. This helps you relax and gives you more focus on the exam. You should be able to easily remember almost everything you learned.”
In Case You Missed It: Z’s = A’s
“I know when you’re studying the first thing to be thrown out the window is sleep, but the night before the exam, make sure you get enough. Your mind will be a lot fresher and a lot more awake when you sit down to give your exam.”
Supply Chain Management Junior
You Didn’t Take Notes for Nothing.
“I am a very visual learner, so when I am getting ready to start reviewing for midterms (at least a week in advance), I go through all of my hand-written notes from class, and type them up so that I can have them all organized in one spot, easier to review multiple times before the exam. The repetition of having to see the information more than one time and having to reprocess it as I type is super beneficial for my long-term retention. I have also found that as I review the notes and reflect on the lectures, I am able to remember greater detail and even anecdotal pieces of the lecture to help fill in the blanks on the topics we covered!”