Your Ultimate Midterms Checklist

There’s so much information out there on how to prepare for college midterms. How do you know what you’ll need or what will work? Save yourself some time and check out my list of important tips and tricks—all packed into one checklist for you.

Use this one to two weeks before your midterms for guaranteed success! Read more

A Timeline for Your Midterm Studying

Many often wonder when the right time to start studying for upcoming midterms is, and usually put it off and end up cramming through the night before their tests. Obviously, this approach is very ineffective if the material you are learning needs to be utilized in your future career.

To get the most out of your studying without making it your whole life, follow this template. Read more

5 Ways to Hit Your Rhythm after Spring Break

Spring break is probably the hardest time of the year to rebound from. We’re ¾ of the way through the school year and just finished up that brutal last round of midterms. Maybe some of us were lucky enough to catch some sun at the beach or finally catch up on all those shows we’ve been putting off.

Now comes the time to start hitting the books again but all our minds can think about is summer; what do we do? Read more

7 Study Tips To Help You Ace Your Midterm Exams

I don’t know about you, but I always seem to psych myself out while preparing for midterm exams. And I assume I’m not the only person who stresses out about how to study before midterm exams.

Here are some effective study tips to help you ace your midterms. Read more

College students, you CAN overcome the midterms crisis

Let’s be honest, the only goal any one of us wants to accomplish the week of midterms is to just get through it with the absence of tears or an inevitable mental breakdown. Amiright?

Don't let the stress of midterms get the best of you. (Credit: Lauren Wood/The State News)

Don’t let the stress of midterms get the best of you. (Credit: Lauren Wood/The State News)

Time management as a college student can be difficult enough but when important exams get thrown into the mix, it’s easy to get off track. College midterms can make or break your entire semester but there are some ways to help you get through this hellish week. Read more

Change your major: Improve college GPA and student advantage

If you feel unsure about your major, look into changing it. (Credit: Phillip Martin)

If you feel unsure about your major, look into changing it. (Credit: Phillip Martin)

Now that you have a year or so of college under your belt, maybe you’re having second thoughts about your declared major. There’s no shame for college students in changing your major. The goal of college is to give you an education in a subject that interests you and to help you get a job you will enjoy in your career. Changing your major offers a student advantage by improving academics, helping you do better on midterms, improving your reading level and possibly getting a higher overall college GPA.

Reasons to change your major

There are many reasons college students change their major, minor or add another minor: Read more

After a bad midterm exam: College tips to improve academics

Always keep in mind that it's never too late to succeed.

Always keep in mind that it’s never too late to succeed.

Bad midterms are not the end of the world. Student success doesn’t hinge on one test. There are ways for college students to improve study habits and get a better grade on your subsequent tests and final exam. Did you suffer from a lousy midterm exam? Worried your academics aren’t up to par? Here are some tips for college students to study better and improve your overall grade in the class.

Don’t get discouraged

Grace Fleming wrote in “Improving Bad Grades: Change Your Habits and Improve Your Grades” for’s Homework/Study Tips: “It is easy to get the blues when you receive low scores on a big test or a homework assignment, but you can’t let poor performance get you down. There is always time to make things better. … Just don’t get down on yourself!” Read more

Midterms: Tips for turning midterm grades into stellar final grades

Midterm reevaluationsEvery spring the semester that was humming along so well turns into a stress-fest as we suddenly realize that midterms loom ahead. The good news about midterm grades is that they don’t become a permanent part of your transcript. But they are a good indication of what your final grades might be. Here are a few tips for how to reassess and plan your strategy after you get your midterm grades.

What’s your number?

Many students are required to maintain a certain grade point average (GPA) either because their major requires it or their financial aid depends on it. Read more

Top 10 study tips for college midterms and final exams

It may seem like you just moved into your dorm room, met your roommate, unpacked your clothes and attended your first big lecture. But, guess what? You’re already almost halfway through this term of classes, and that can only mean one thing — MIDTERMS!!!!

One of many study tips for college to keep in mind. (Credit: Quickmeme)

One of many study tips for college to keep in mind. (Credit: Quickmeme)

Although this concept has been known to drive people to the brink of sanity — mostly due to lack of sleep, caffeine consumption, and stress — rest (pun intended) assured that you can survive these daunting exams! Read more