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Fall Midterms Are Coming

Fall midterms are just around the corner. Many students have had a reprieve from big tests due to COVID. This may be the first large exam many students have faced in 18 months!


Here are some study tips and strategies to help your child get prepared: 1) Talk to your teacher to fully understand what content is being covered on the test. Know the format of the exam and if there's a review packet available. Take advantage of office hours! 2) Organize your notes and other papers. Take stock of what you have in terms of prior exams, assignments and class notes. 3) Talk to friends and form a study group. 4) Practice good test taking hygiene by getting a good night sleep and eating a healthy breakfast in the morning. Arrive to school early and go directly to class to set up and become mentally prepared. 5) Stay hydrated throughout the day. Drink plenty of water! 6) Understand your learning style (visual, auditory, kinesthetic). Ask your teachers for materials that align with your style. 7) Prepare a distraction-free study environment. Unplug devices, install app-blockers. Go to the library or a quiet study space. 8) Employ common study tools like:

  • Making flash cards

  • Creating annotations (bullet notes)

  • Making cheat sheets

  • Using mnemonics

  • Practicing spaced repetition

  • Using quizlet

  • Teaching others what you have learned

  • Using color-coding

  • Drawing tables and diagrams

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