Reflectorial: Midterm SZN
Autumn has always been a time of seasons: Sports season, fall season, election season and cuffing season. However, there’s one season in the midsts of all this that brings much less joy than all of these seasons; midterm season. As the weather gets colder, so do the hearts of our professors as they pile on test after test after study guide. Throughout my entirety of my university career, midterm season has been the bane of my existence, creating a three week period of hell between the return from Thanksgiving and the mini reading break we get in November. While it may be stressful, it is most definitely is manageable. Like DJ Khaled likes to say, time management is a major key to surviving midterms season. Be sure to make a list or schedule to highlight everything that you have to accomplish. Set hard deadlines and stick to them, no negotiating. I’ve found that if I’m strict with myself and when I have to do things, it’s much easier to get everything done.
Another thing to keep in mind during midterm season is that you’re still a human being, and human beings need time for rest and relaxation. Be sure to make time to hang out with friends, play video games or whatever you do to reduce stress. Taking an hour or two each day for yourself is really important and will make the midterm struggle so much easier.
The most important thing to remember during midterm season may be the best, yet most neglected. Regardless of what you’re schedule is like, sleep is the most important thing for your body and mind. Getting a solid 6-8 hours of sleep each night, especially before tests, is better than any amount of cramming. Prioritize sleep over everything and I promise your midterm season will be less stressful than ever.
Take if from me, I’ve done this many times and this is the best advice I can give you. If you need any more information, swing by our office and I will yell in your face a la Samuel L. Jackson to give you the burst of adrenaline you need to get through this.
Xoxo, Publishing Editor