How To Survive University Tests and Midterms (The Week Before)

Written by Audie the Badger

I can’t take your midterms for you and I can’t make the test easier, but I can make taking the test easier. Here are 5 things you should be doing the week before your midterm/test.

1. Sleep

I know, it’s easier said than done, but not only is sleep amazing, it actually helps you remember what you learned the day before! Try to get 7-9 hours of shut-eye. It is hard and close to impossible, but good luck.


2. Study

It’s a no-brainer. But here’s some food for thought: if you review the material before you go to sleep (for those elusive 7-9 hours) you will remember it better.


3. Deep Breaths

A relaxed brain is a helpful brain when it comes to studying and taking a test. Take deep breaths by breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. Your mind follows your breathing. Also, you absorb more oxygen through your nose and oxygen is vital for survival.


4. Plan It Out

Plan your work out so you have a rough idea of what you are doing every day. That way you have time for everything from studying to sleep to socializing. You can even plan out time to have an enjoyable Friday night!


5. Take Breaks

Your brain can only absorb so much information at once. Take a 10 minute break for every hour and a half you spend studying- that way you stay motivated.  Just be sure to resume studying when you’re done your break.

That’s all for now, Badgers. Check back next week for “How to Survive University Tests and Midterms (The Night Before)”

Good Luck,

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