If this is your first year at Simon’s Rock, you may be wondering what to expect when it comes to midterms. Maybe you’ve heard horror stories from older siblings or friends, or maybe you’re not worried at all. Either way, here are some things I wish I’d been told before my first round of midterms.
Preparation: Simon’s Rock is known for its challenging workload and rigorous academics. Procrastination may have been your best friend in high school, but if you want to do well here, you should begin preparing far before the day of your midterm.
General Tips: Midterms are hard. If you’re lucky, your professors either won’t assign a midterm or will count the usual unit exam/paper, but this is not always the case. It’s easy to get overwhelmed this time of year, but there are ways to balance your schedule and avoid the stress of the season.
After Midterms: I like to do something special after midterms as a way to let go of the residual stress and anxiety that comes with the testing season. Usually, I will host a movie night with my friends. Once we are done with all of our work—and I mean all of it—we enjoy one night where we do nothing but have fun. It’s a good way to motivate myself to finish quickly instead of letting it drag for days or even weeks on end. This can be an intimidating time of year, but remember, even if your midterms don’t go well you still have half of a semester to figure out what works for you. Best of luck!
El Selberg. Elizabeth Selberg is a sophomore at Simon's Rock and the Vice President of The Weekly Cad.