Staying Clam During Midterms and Exams

Over the last four years here at UOIT, I have personally tried multiple things to keep me from having a break down during stressful times. Through many attempts I have come up with a short list of things you may find useful to give yourself a little well deserved break during midterms and exams:

  1. Try going for a short walk or run, exercise helps clear the brain and gives you a boost of energy.
  2. Read a chapter of your favourite or current book.
  3. Call up a friend or family member to have a quick chat with them.
  4. Try a new class – if you have a gym membership.
  5. Treat yourself to your favourite candy, sweet, or something you have been craving.
  6. Every 2-3 hours take a little break, even if it is just a stretch.
  7. Plan ahead, create a little study guide before you crack down on the studying.
  8. Stay on top of class readings or find someone who is willing to share notes.
  9. Eat! During stressful times we all forget to eat sometimes but, eating helps us retain information and gives us the energy boost we may need to keep on studying.
  10. Get enough sleep, generally 6-8 hours of sleep is recommended for young adults.

And I think the best tip of all that I can share is to breathe!

Good luck on midterms, papers, and of course your final exams come December!!


8 thoughts on “Staying Clam During Midterms and Exams

  1. Awesome tips! Found these very helpful, making sure that you are drinking enough water is another great contributor as it keeps you energized for the whole day!


  2. This is awesome! its so important to maintain good frame of mind while studying. I will definitely be using some of these over the next few weeks!


  3. These are great tips for midterm/exam season! I think it’s extremely important to take breaks when studying, and I know I have to do it for sure. Good luck with all your midterms!


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