A 5-Step Guide to EC Midterms

Daunted by your upcoming exams? Dreading the inevitable midterm madness? Check out my suggestions for getting through midterms, complete with gifs!

1. Schedule an ARC appointment!

The Academic Resource Center is a great resource (haha) for students, but make sure to schedule an appointment with a peer tutor at least 24 hours in advance. Peer tutoring is by appointment only, but there are walk-in hours with writing tutors available as well. If your course doesn’t have a peer tutor, ask your professor to recommend a student that has taken the class and get in contact with them.

2. Learn to love your syllabus.

If you don’t know where to begin to study for a midterm or exam, refer back to the syllabus. The syllabus will have the topics covered in class and list the readings discussed in each class.

3. Sleep.

It’s important to understand your limits and the role sleep plays in brain function. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot retain the typical amount of information and is therefore hindering your studying.

4. The library is your friend!

Changing up a study location can help with focus. When I know I need to get it together, I head to the library for a few hours and it makes all the difference.

5. Writing a research paper? Ask a reference librarian.

One of the largest parts of their job is assisting you in research! Our EC library staff is friendly, helpful, and smart. They’re a great resource and are more than happy to help you in any way they can.

So, EC students, take these tips into consideration in the upcoming weeks and don’t let midterms get you down. May the curve be ever in your favor!