by Kristen La Marca

It’s that time of year again. We’ve reached the halfway mark of the semester, and there is always something to prepare for. Whether it is midterms, papers, projects, or presentations, students can become a little stressed around this time of year. All of your worrying and stress can be put to rest with a few of these helpful tips.

Step One: Plan ahead. Whether you choose to use a planner or a notepad, write out all of your assignments that are due within midterms week or dates of your exams. This will give you a clear picture and a head start on what you need to accomplish.

Step Two: Utilize the library and study spaces. The library we have on campus can be a great place to help you prepare for your midterms, projects, or papers. There are multiple study spaces and quiet areas you can use to do your work and make you feel a bit more comfortable while doing so.

Step Three: Hydrate, eat, and get a lot of sleep! Sometimes we forget that these three things come in handy and are very important during midterms week. If you know an assignment’s due date is approaching very quickly, try to get it done in enough time so that you can relax and make time for other things. Sleep is important during this time of the semester because it helps our brains get a fresh start. Eating is also important because it gives us the power to concentrate a little bit better.

Step Four: Try to exercise! Exercising is a great way to de-stress yourself. Even a few minutes of cardio a day can help relax your mind and body, giving you a more positive feel about midterms week.

Although midterms week comes with every semester, it’s not so scary when know how to plan for it. You can take midterms week by storm, you just have to put your mind to it!