This is a blog post by Maddie, one of the social media interns for the Dean of Students and Division of Student Affairs.
In case you missed the ice storm that hit Athens this past weekend, let me be the first to tell you that winter has finally arrived! As we bid farewell to our fathers and regain our sanity, (and maybe take a nap… or two), we look forward to Week 4: midterm time! Dun dun dunnn.
In order to best utilize the next 5 days and get that “A”, check out these study tips and list of events to keep you going strong all week long.
- Make use of your time. Carry your notes or flashcards on you all week; you can always sneak in a few minutes of studying while waiting for a class to start.
- Pump the tunes. Type “study music” into Spotify or “Beethoven” into Pandora Radio. Some studies show that playing light music while studying can improve concentration.
- Take advantage of university-sponsored events. The Leadership Center (Baker 3rd floor) is hosting a “Beating the Winter Blues” event this Tuesday at 7 PM. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sweat it out! Taking time out for a workout will boost your energy and give your brain a much-needed break. Check out the Zumbathon happening this Thursday from 8-10 in the Ping Lounge.
- Get your Zzz’s. Yep, you heard me. Experts say when it comes down to pulling an all-nighter to cram, or cutting yourself off to sleep, hitting the sheets is the better option. Aim for at least 7 hrs. of sleep the night before a big test.
Remember, the #1 one thing is to start studying early. (AKA get off the computer and break out the books!) You know the saying: if you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail. Good luck- you will survive to see week 5!