Exams: Don’t Freak… Prep Smart!

Category: Academic Success

If you are someone who feels anxious about tests, don’t worry. You are not alone! It can be overwhelming to recollect information from the beginning of the semester, but as long as you take the time to study and take advantage of resources provided by your professor, acing your midterm should be a piece of cake. 

When it comes to preparing for your finals, making time to study is the most important thing to do. Studying can include finding an hour out of your day to review old notes or creating a study group with friends. Whichever you choose, remember to be diligent with your time and start studying early. This way, you can avoid running into conflicts with your busy schedule, and you can ensure that you cover all the information learned that semester. At the same time, make sure you do not over study and burn yourself out by remembering to take breaks in between sessions and space out your study times. 

In addition to making time to study, you should also take advantage of the different resources provided by your professor. Some professors might give you a guide covering information learned that semester to stimulate your memory, while others may hold study sessions apart from regular class time. No matter the resource, you should take advantage as long as you have the opportunity to do so
because some professors may even include helpful tips or go over extra credit opportunities that could appear on the exam. 

By studying and taking advantage of different resources provided by your professor, you can walk into class on exam day, knowing you are ready to ace your midterm. In preparation for exam day, make sure to get a good night’s sleep and eat a hearty breakfast in the morning. No matter what, always remain confident in yourself and know that you did all you could to prepare for your midterm. We wish you the best of luck!