You *May* Want to Start Prepping for Midterms 

Get ready for midterms

Getting Started

We know, midterms are the last thing you want to hear about right now (we’re a STEM tutoring platform so, ya know, what do you expect?). Fortunately, we’re here to help. Here’s a collection of tips to help you crush your exams with confidence.

Create a Study Schedule

First things first, you need a plan. You can’t go into this unprepared. So, start off by creating a study schedule. Identify the subjects you need to focus on and allocate time for each. Try to stick to your schedule as much as possible. Remember, consistency is key here.

If you need further guidance on getting started, don’t sweat it, we have a guide right here on Numerade for studying smarter, not harder

Review Past Materials

Once you’ve got your schedule nailed down, it’s time to start reviewing. Go through your notes, textbooks, and any other materials you have. Don’t just read them, though. Try to understand the concepts, and see if you can explain them in your own words. If you can do that, you’re on the right track.

Did you know that our AI tutor can instantly create study materials? Just upload pictures or upload a file of your classroom materials and Ace can instantly summarize concepts, create flashcards and practice quizzes, and outline a study guide. The best part is that Ace does all of this for free (because Ace is just that cool). 

Practice Makes Perfect

While reviewing your materials is a crucial step, it’s equally important to actively test your knowledge. Seeking out practice exams or quizzes online can be an excellent way to do this. We have a free feature on Numerade that allows students to instantly and easily create practice quizzes over their course subjects. Just log in or create an account to get started!

When reviewing materials try to replicate the conditions of the actual exam when doing your practice tests. That means no open books or notes, and setting a timer for yourself. This will not only test your knowledge but also get you used to working under time pressure.

Remember, practice is key here. It’s not about memorization, but understanding. The more you test yourself, the better you’ll understand the material. And the more familiar you are with the material, the more comfortable you’ll feel when the actual exam comes around.

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t score well in your initial practice tests. Use these results as a guide to focus your studies. And always review your answers, especially the ones you got wrong. This way, you can understand your mistakes and learn from them.

Take Care of Yourself

Finally, don’t forget to take care of yourself. Sleep well, eat healthy, and take breaks when you need to. Trust us, you won’t be able to study effectively if you’re burnt out.

And there you have it! Follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way to acing your midterms. Remember, it’s all about preparation. So, get started today, and good luck!

Author

  • Rob Shield

    Rob Shield is based out of Columbus, Ohio. As Numerade's copywriter, Rob uses their extensive background in education to inform and shape the topics and content posted to the blog for educators, parents, and students alike.