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The 15 Stages of Studying for Midterms, As Told by ‘Hocus Pocus’

It’s officially October! The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting crisp, and it’s finally time to get spooky with all of our favorite Halloween movies. But this wonderful time of year does come with one downside: midterms. How can we possibly be expected to enjoy our PSLs and pumpkin carving parties to their fullest extent with our noses crammed in a textbook? 

But never fear, collegiette! The three baddest witches in Salem are here to help get you through: 

1. Making plans to study and telling yourself that you *totally* have this midterm thing under control… 

2. …and then realizing that you have absolutely no idea what to study.

3. Deciding to form a study group… 

4. …and finding out they’re just as clueless as you are. 

5. When “studying” inevitably leads to goofing off.

6. Trying to get everyone back on track…

7. …only to realize you’re all doomed.

8. Like, seriously. All hope is lost. 

9. When you try to regroup after accepting your fate. 

9. Trying to buckle down so you don’t, you know, fail.

10. When the material actually starts to sink in after hours of reviewing your notes.

11. Calling it quits for the night.

12. Realizing it’s the day of your exam.

13. When you get to class and test anxiety sets in.

14. Actually taking the exam.

15. And finally, experiencing that sweet rush of relief when it’s all over.

Maty recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC), and she couldn’t be more excited to return to the Her Campus family as a member of the Community Team.  Maty’s passion for writing has guided her through most of her adult life, and it eventually brought her to to the Her Campus Chapter Network as a Style Blogger for Her Campus WVWC. Maty would go on to become Campus Correspondent of her chapter, as well as an intern for Her Campus National and a Chapter Advisor.  Through her different roles at HC, Maty quickly fell in love with the mission and purpose of the Her Campus Chapter Network—and in her new role, Maty has the rare and coveted opportunity to do what she loves on a daily basis by working with a growing network of 360+ college chapters.    When Maty isn’t at the office, she’s usually out exploring, cooking some random recipe she found on Pinterest, or cuddling with her adorable corgi, Winnie.  Follow Maty on Twitter and Instagram !
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