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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Elon chapter.

Midterms week is probably the busiest time in a college student’s life. There are many ways to relax and take care of yourself during this week. Here are some tips to get you through – after all, midterms week means you are halfway done with the semester!

Plan ahead:

First things first, you should make a plan or schedule so you can prepare for the week. This will actually alleviate some of the stress you may be feeling. I usually feel much better once I plan out my days in my agenda. I like to use my calendar in my phone as well as the notes app so I can check things off as I go. It makes me feel accomplished.



Coffee is a must – especially during midterms week. You will probably need some extra energy to focus on your work and coffee is the perfect study break. Coffee is a mood enhancer and will help you stay alert and stay on task!


Study in a space where you work best:

Some people like to study in a quiet space where you can hear a pin drop while others like to study in a loud coffee shop. Decide what space works best for you to ensure you are comfortable and can focus on your work without distractions.


Find a study buddy to work with:

It can be motivating to work with others who are in the same situation as you, especially if you are both in the same class. It can be beneficial because you may be able to share notes and information that you need to be successful. It is helpful to collaborate with others to better understand the information.


Take a break:


Even if it is just to scroll through your Instagram feed or take a walk, a break is helpful and will ensure you recharge your brain and stay on task.


6. Take care of yourself:

This is the most important tip to remember during midterms week. With all of the stress and craziness midterms bring, you need to take some time for yourself. Whether you want to take your mind off your work and go to the gym, watch an episode on Netflix, call your parents, or catch up on some much needed sleep, do it! It is okay to rest and take your mind off of your work for a bit, focus on yourself, and get back to it feeling refreshed.


Finally, take a deep breath. You got this!

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Hi! My name is Melissa Murgia and I am from Monmouth County, New Jersey. I am a rising junior at Elon University majoring in Strategic Communications and minoring in Professional Sales in Marketing.