Midterms: The Most Stressful Time of the Year

It is that time of year in Champaign-Urbana: midterm week (or should I say, midterm weeks). 

Midterms begin around March 1 and go just about until spring break. And let me tell you, it is the most stressful time of the year.

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They key to midterm week survival is time management, time management, and time management. 

If you do have more than one midterm in the same week, being proactive will decrease your stress immensely.

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As far as study habits go, I’ll keep it short and simple.

Cramming does not equal memory retention. It is also more beneficial to study smaller amounts of material over a span of nights, rather than cramming the night before the exam.

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Most importantly, though, it is important to take care of yourself, especially during such a stressful time.

Make sure to get enough exercise to give yourself a brain break, but more importantly, do not forget to eat balanced meals.

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All in all, there is no way to completely avoid the midterm blues, but these tips can definitely help reduce the stress.


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