Midterm Study Tips

By: Breanna Abshire

With midterms upon us, many Kohawks are busy preparing for exams and big midterm projects. Here are some helpful study tips from CollegeMagazine.com that will help you succeed.

  • Organize your study materials ahead of time. Know what material you will need for your exams or projects ahead of time— having them all organized will help you be better prepared and study more effectively.
  • Use study tools like Quizlet, sticky notes, or flashcards. These study tools can help you memorize information so you can think quickly about course material.
  • Find a study spot that works for you. Whether that’s in your room, at the library, or off-campus, figure out where you feel most productive and focused.
  • Get enough sleep and rest. Being well-rested can help you put your best foot forward. Coe Health & Wellness is holding a Refresh Sleep Program, starting this week. Each week, they will be sending out emails with sleep advice to students that sign up. You can email wellness@coe.edu for more information.
  • Take mental health breaks. In between studying, make sure that you prioritize time for your own well-being. This could look like anything from watching an episode of your favorite show to hanging out with friends.
  • The Pomodoro Technique- The Pomodoro Technique is a simple technique that only requires you to have a timer and your study materials. The first step is to go to your favorite study spot and set a timer for twenty-five minutes. Once this time begins you should work without checking your phone, online shopping, or calculating your GPA for if you fail your test. After the twenty-five minutes are up, you have earned yourself a five minute break. Get up and stretch, document your study night on social media or have a refreshing cry.
  • The Feynman Technique- This technique is simple by design. We have all had those wonderful professors who can take the most complicated topic and teach it in a digestible way and now with the Feynman technique it is your turn! Grab a friend, your favorite stuffed animal, or a sticky note with a smiley face and teach them the material you are covering in class. Try to use the simplest terms that you can and be sure to explain any technical terms that you use. 

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