midterms are just one week away. It feels like it was just last week that I couldn’t
wait for school to start and now we are almost halfway of the semester.
I start to study for midterms one week in advance because I hate to get over
stressed… Anyway, I thought that I would share with you how I prepare for my midterms…
Well, first I made
sure I have everything I need in order to study. I am good taking notes for
myself, so I usually have pages and pages of notes from lectures, laboratories,
questions I have regarding a specific topic, etc. I also keep all of my tests
and quizzes in order to reviewing them right before the midterm. I also ask a
lot of questions to my professors. I’m sure that they feel like I’m stalking
them because I’m always outside their offices waiting for them in order to
clarify things I don’t understand or need more explanation.
When I have
everything I need, I study, study, and study. I write study guides, flashcards,
summaries, etc. Then, I study them everywhere I go, either while I’m waiting
for the bus, on my way to school, when I’m home… anywhere! I don’t like to
memorize things because I forget things when I’m nervous, which usually happens
during the tests, so I try to understand concepts and relate them to things
that I can easily remember. I use
acronyms, pictures, charts, anything to help me to remember difficult concepts.
It helps a lot!
The day before the
test, I prepare everything I’ll need during the test. Pencils, pens, white out,
scratch paper, etc.
I also sleep… I
sleep a lot! It helps me to not being cranky during the test and keeps me calm
during the day. Actually, midterms’ week is the only week during the whole semester
that I sleep my regular eight hours.
Finally, the day
of the test, I give myself plenty of time to get to my classroom. I try to stay
calm during the test although that rarely works. And finally, I try to remember
everything I study during the week. Let’s say that 90% of the time, all the
preparation is worth it.
This week, my
routine already started. I have four midterms next week, so I guess I’ll be
very busy this weekend. I’ll definitely have a date with my netbook and my
grammar textbook. It will be fun!
Are u guys ready
for midterms? Share your thoughts with me!
See you next week…
if I survive my first two midterms!