If you have a midterm coming up, here are some more nuggets of wisdom from students and staff:
"Do not panic. You might lose a few hours of sleep during midterms week, but it is only for a brief period. Focus on studying—it actually makes the time go faster!"
Charles McElwee, junior at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa.
"Hop, skip, and jump over a few phrases in the text to make sure you can distinguish key points from less essential information."
Beth Boquet, English professor, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn.
"You can reduce stress by placing the word 'so' in front of such tormenting questions as 'What if I do poorly?', 'What if I fail the test?', or 'What if my score is low?' This tends to reduce tension and put the significance of the test in perspective."
Mike Malmon-Berg, psychologist and counselor, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
"Study groups are wonderful and effective, if the members involved stay on track with the subject matter."
Brittany Rathbone, sophomore at St. Leo University, St. Leo, Fla.
"Be well rested and well fed. Use your favorite food as both a motivator and a reward!"
Carrie Nolte, alumnus, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn.
"Watch your professor's body language and listen to his tone of voice to determine the most important information. If she repeats anything, writes it on the board, or gives you a handout, study it as if it will be on the test."
Cynthia Crimmins, director of the Learning Resource Center at York College of Pennsylvania, York, Pa.
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