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How To Deal With Mixed Up Midterms

With all the snow days this semester, our schedules are off; lessons were skipped and the syllabus was rearranged. Thus, midterm week isn’t really a week but rather a month. Each professor has dealt with it differently – kept his/her midterm as is, cut content, canceled the midterm completely or pushed it back. Here’s a guide on how to figure out your mixed-up midterm schedule!


1. Double-check with professors

With so many classes missed and makeup days rearranged throughout the semester, professors have had to adjust and adapt. Talk to your professor about your midterm. First, figure out if you are still having one. If the test is still on, when is it? Then find out the content it will cover. Your syllabus might be out of date, so make sure you go straight to the source for the right information!


2. Create a calendar

Organization is key. Compile a calendar of when each midterm is – these dates can range from this week to late March. By seeing everything planned out, you’ll get a better idea of how much time you have between each midterm.


3. Prioritize

Creating a calendar will help you prioritize your midterms. With midterms spread out over a couple of weeks, instead of all crammed into one, you’ll be able to focus more on each midterm instead of being spread thin over four tests. Take it test-by-test, study for your first one first and then move down the list. Set a date of when you want to start studying for each, this way you’ll have a schedule to stick to.


4. Relax

Midterms this semester are weird. Not only does it seem like the semester has just started, but every class’ midterm is at a different time. Don’t let this stress you out though, if anything it should relax you! This gives you more time to spend individually on each test, and you don’t have to cram everything into one stressful week. Plus, you just had spring break to collect your bearings!

Take a breath, relax and conquer this semester’s mixed up midterms!

Lindsey Paradis has loved Boston all her life, and coming from a small Western Mass town she’s had time to enjoy it. Now at Emerson as a Writing, Literature, and Publishing major, she has more than enough time to take in the beautiful city. When she’s not working with preschoolers, Lindsey finds herself writing stories, hanging out with friends, reading her way through Game of Thrones, and watching Sex & the City.
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