Yes, it is that time of the year again. The days are getting shorter, leaves are turning yellow and red, and *gasp* the dreaded midterms are right around the corner. Perhaps you have faithfully kept up with your classes or perhaps you haven’t even taken the shrink wrap off your textbook. Either way, now’s the time to buckle down and really study. So… how? Take a look at my exam prep series! Although they were written more for studying for finals, they can be used to study for midterms as well!
Exam Prep 101:
Day 1: Where they heck are you?
Day 2: Where do you want to be?
Day 3: What do you have to study?
Day 4: What could you study from?
Day 6: When will you study?
Day 7: How will you study?
Day of the Exam: Show time!
Some readers have asked whether studying for an exam need to be quite so exhaustive, and the answer is no. The articles are written in (perhaps excruciating) detail and are very thorough. Use it as a guideline to build your own system for studying. If you’re well prepared for one course or if there isn’t a lot of material, simplify some steps.
If you are a first year student, good luck on your first set of midterms! Do your best and don’t worry too much about the results (that is not to say you should be slacking off). Use these exams as a diagnostic tool. Do your best, then figure out where and how you need to improve.