The key to successfully navigating your upcoming midterms is to go into them with both the right attitude and the right preparation.
Feeling stuck in a cycle of working too hard, not getting enough sleep, and falling behind? Consider the idea that you should be working smarter, not harder. Efficient studying requires you to plan effectively, genuinely engage with the material, and challenge how you’re thinking about what you’re learning. Here are a few ideas for you to incorporate into your own study habits.
Starting things is hard. I’ve devoted way more creative energy over the years to excusing why I haven’t started projects than I have to starting them. “Statistically speaking,” says John Mulaney, “it is 100% easier not to do a thing, than to do a thing.”
The start of the school year is a roller coaster of emotions. There are new school supplies and old friends, new classes and the same old homework. But for most students there is a moment sometime in the first month of school when they look at a clock to see how much time is left in class... and realize they have 9 more months of this.