Making the Best of Midterm & Final Exam Season…
Whether it’s midterm or final exam season… let’s not be under any illusions.
This time of year is the mega pimple of stress! Ugh!
Fall, Spring, or Summer, no matter what time of year, studying for mid-terms or final exams is just plain nerve-racking and overwhelming.
And, above all, heaven help you if you’re carrying 5 courses with a final exam in each one.
Never mind the several research papers due and a part-time work schedule to fulfill, too!
And then, when you finally access the final exam schedule online and discover you have 2 finals in one day, well, your mind just seizes and prays for the strength to survive the experience.
NEW TO THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
If you’re new to the college environment, final exam season can be quite intimidating.
Especially if you spent the semester procrastinating and are a firm believer in the exam all nighter study process.
That style of exam preparation may work for some once in a while, but not for most.
In the long run, all you’re doing is undermining your ability to be successful in achieving your academic and career goals.
How well you manage and organize your final exam/research paper experiences says a lot about you as a potential employee.
Managing your workflow and meeting required deadlines are fundamental job performance assessments.
Start now by developing the right study/workplace habits.
Those you develop in college will serve you well in the workplace!
THE BENEFIT OF GOOD STUDY HABITS
Developing procrastinating habits in college will only follow you into the workplace.
And that won’t be good when it comes to performance evaluation time.
Good performance evaluations often pave the way for salary increases and job promotions.
So shake off the temptation to “think about it tomorrow” and plan accordingly.
Use your college experience as your personal workplace skills development laboratory.
Sharpen your study habits.
In addition, increase your networking capabilities.
Most importantly, utilize your student support resources.
Stay ahead of the academic achievement game and graduate on your timetable.
Whatever time of year it is, spring, summer, or fall, as long as you’re an undergraduate, midterm and final exam season will always be in your orbit!
A Word to the Wise...
An Academic Pearl of Wisdom
Whenever a college student faces an academic and/or social challenge, they often ask a peer or a friend first for advice.
And that’s okay.
However, resolving the issue to your best advantage often requires consulting with an academic advising professional as well.
Your academic adviser knows the campus academically, administratively, and socially.
And what they don’t know, they can point you to the person who does know. Include this strategy in your current plan for college success.
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