Top 4 Tips to Ace Your Midterms

Written by Andreas Fields

 Posted on February 14, 2020

Midterms are coming up, which means it’s time to start studying and preparing for success. GVSU provides you with the tools you need to ace your midterms. Keep reading to discover new tips for studying and how to best utilize the resources at GV.

#1: Try Different Study Methods

Feel like your study method isn’t quite cutting it? Try switching it up with Quizlet or writing out those flashcards. From asking your friends to quiz you on definitions to making up songs to memorize important dates, don’t limit yourself in the different ways you can study for your exams.

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Female student engaged in reading textbook at library

#2: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Do you find yourself using the same study techniques over and over? Maybe it’s time to try something new! If you’ve previously only studied at home, try heading to the library. Try doing all your studying with a pencil and paper instead of using your computer to memorize all your information. It might seem different at first, but your midterm grades will thank you.

#3: Seek Help Beforehand

Your midterm is fast approaching, and you still don’t understand how to use that equation in your geometry class. Instead of trying to teach yourself a challenging concept in the three hours right before the test, ask your professor for help or head to The Tutoring Center before the test. There are always people happy to help you, and you never have to struggle alone!

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Sticky note with "Time to Succeed" written on it stuck to a blank notebook

#4: Believe in Yourself

How will you pass your exams if you don’t believe you can? You’ve made it this far, so don’t throw in the towel when things get tough. If you’re struggling, take a deep breath and a brief break, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and tell yourself you are going to pass your exams with flying colors. You’ve got this!

We all get stumped by tests from time to time, but if you take heed of some of these strategies, your midterms will be a breeze. Visit the Student Academic Success website for more useful resources and study tips. Good luck Lakers! 

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