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Midterm mindset matters

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   As quarter two comes to an end, the midterm madness sets in. 

   Students start to feel an increase in stress and anxiety when it comes to grades. 

Most dread this time of year, the three weeks between Thanksgiving break and Christmas break are crucial and heavily important to students’ GPAs. Students try to do anything they can, which includes tutors, extra credit, bonus points, and test retakes to boost their grades before the midterm.

   “My least favorite thing about midterms is how it influences my mood, negativity, and my love for school,” Paige Miles ‘26 said.

   According to the Princeton Review, one of the best ways to study for a midterm is to create a study schedule and stick to it. Exports say an efficient way to retain information is constant exposure over time, in other words, don’t cram the night before a big test, which most if not all students are guilty of doing.

   “Once you know what’s going to be on the exam, make a list of what topics or question types you need to cover and when you’re going to cover them. Make sure you study a little each night from now until the midterm,” said The Princeton Review’s “10 Ways to Study for a Midterm”.

   A useful studying tool is active recall, instead of passively repeating the same information, you try to retrieve what you have just learned, you can do this when writing on a whiteboard or start by using flash cards.

   Something students constantly overlook is how impactful a good night’s sleep can be the night before you take a test. It is said that a person should get between 7 and 10 hours of sleep each night, which varies from child to adult.

      “Sleep will improve your concentration, alertness, and mood the next day, all of which are advantages during a test,” Dr. Michael Breus clinical psychologist said. Plus, sleep can help you remember the material you have already studied. Sleep Is Critical to Effective Test Prep.”

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Sienna Bishop
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Sienna Bishop is a junior at Berlin and it's her first year on the Bulletin staff. She is involved In Interact Service Club, softball, and Young Life. Sienna has a passion for Psychology and loves going out with her friends and family on the weekends.