How to Survive Midterm Week

High school students at NFHS cram for their exams next week.

High school students at NFHS cram for their exams next week.

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

Well, students, it is that time of the year again! The time to sing along to Christmas carols for a month and share the joy of the holiday season with friends and family! Oh, wait – not quite so fast. Before the winter break, high school students must get through one of the most evil weeks of the year: midterm week.

Many students get lost in the stress and chaos of midterm week. Students must endure multiple late nights of studying and countless cups of coffee to cram in all of the studying that needs to be done. Only the strong survive, but it will be fine. Here are some tips on how to survive midterm week 2014:

  • Do not procrastinate. This cannot be stressed enough. It is easier said than done, but in the long run, staying on top of study guides and assignments might just save your grades… and sanity.
  • Take advantage of every opportunity to study. Taking a nap during IF or playing Xbox during free time is not going to help ace tests. Prepare as much as possible for exams.
  • Stay organized. Nothing is worse than taking a test over materials you didn’t study for. Make sure to study everything that will be covered on the exam
  • Distribute study time wisely. Make sure to acknowledge which classes are the priorities and deserve to be studied the most. Distribute studying time wisely, for it is limited.
  • Sleep is for the weak. Pain is temporary, but GPA is forever. Sleep can wait.