Sophie J: What You Should Do Now That Midterms Are Over

How to stay on track before finals

It’s finally past the midpoint of the first semester! Midterms happened the last couple of weeks, but there are still so many assignments and probably ANOTHER midterm coming up next month!

With so many upcoming assignments and exams, here are a couple of tips to keep in mind!

  1. Make a planner! It’s great to keep a planner with you everywhere you go! With a planner, you are able to write down the assignment and tasks you have to complete by a certain time. There is also usually a calendar in the planners, and it is great to write down your future plans to think and prepare ahead of time. In case you forget anything, your planner is a good resource to look at for a refresher or reminder. Planners also help you stay organized with what you need to do for the day or complete beforehand. You never know what might come up!Screen Shot 2021-10-27 at 8.50.18 AM
  2. Find your Study Space! Sometimes where you are studying might be a distraction. When you’re in your dorm, your bed seems tempting and since you are with your electronic device, it is alluring to use it and forget about the time. Personally, I like to work outside such as the library at BU. The Mugar Library has multiple floors and is a great location to study in your own personalized desk. There are plenty of library spaces to work at and those are great places to complete your assignment and study for exams in a concentrated area.
  3. Go to office hours! If you need aid or elaboration on a problem you are having, attend office hours! Professors are available during their office hours and are happy to answer any questions you have. These times are great to ask away your questions and get them answered before your hand in your assignment or take your exam!
  4. Don’t Procrastinate! This might sound cliche since most people know about this, but really don’t procrastinate. If you cram everything into one night, you might regret it and the outcome might not turn out the way you hoped it would. It’s better to plan out everything beforehand and split the assignment up so that you can have more time to carefully do each section every day. Trust me, procrastination is sometimes not worth it! Sleeping is the best!

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