Managing Midterms

As we approach the middle of the semester, one needs to be thinking about midterm exams. I am sure by now we have all had our first exams, or done our first papers. So here are my midterms tips. These are tips that I have learned over my three years here at IU, they are also applicable to those of you who are in high school right now too. So ladies and gentlemen may I have your attention please. I am unveiling my midterm tips!

Midterm Tips: 

  1. Talk to teachers
  2. Practice, Practice, Practice 

Talk to Teachers: 

Talking to teachers before hand can be a major advantage in college and in high school. Teachers may then go over practice test or review sheets and are more likely to discuss topics that you are struggling with. MAKE SURE ITS BEFORE THE EXAM OR PAPER! This will show your professor that you want to do well. Don't ever be afraid to ask for help. Asking for help doesn't mean that you are weak, it means that you are trying and it shows your work ethic.

Practice, Practice, Practice: 

Yes I understand that this doesn't apply to all practices in education, but the more that you are able to understand the easier it will be. I am currently in psychology this semester and find myself drawing diagrams to practice labeling the different parts of a human brain or any of the other part of the head that we study. So as I said before Practice, Practice, Practice...

Time Management:

This is the biggest problem that I have personally. Write things down on a calendar, put it in your smart phone. Schedule time specifically to practice or talk to teachers. This one varies for each person, so it will take a while for you to find a method that works for you. Time management needs to be a major priority. So I leave you with this from my favorite book and movie; "May the odds be ever in your favor" when it comes to your midterms.

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