Skills Test – Lake Front Media

SAN ANTONIO — College midterms can be a daunting challenge for students to overcome during their college career. Many argue that passing midterm exams is difficult, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. There are many ways to prepare for Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) before the exams take place from September 26, 2022 to September 30, 2022.

Students who learn how to properly prepare and study for an exam could take the pressure off the already stressful semester ahead of them. No matter what subject they are studying, there are always small ways to prepare that can make a huge difference on test days.

“Studying the night before all your midterms rarely goes well,” OLLU Dean of Studies and Associate Professor of English, Candace de León-Zepeda, Ph.D. said. “You should prepare for midterms on the first day of class.”

Being prepared and organized can help students highlight exactly when homework and study needs to be done. According to New York magazine, one way to get organized is to buy a calendar. If using an electronic calendar works best, whether on the phone, IPAD, computer or laptop, one should use the tools that make them most comfortable.

One of the most important things when preparing for a test is remembering to allow time for sleep.

“When I take any type of test, I make sure I get enough sleep,” said OLLU Senior and mass communication student Paris Quintanilla. “If my brain isn’t rested, there’s no way I can keep my eyes or my mind awake during a test.”

According to Dr. Zepeda, students do better when they visit their professors frequently and ask for advice or suggestions.

Students should meet with their professors as often as possible. Whether it’s a scheduled meeting during their office hours, a virtual online chat, or even a random stop at their desk, it’s a good opportunity to ask for help when things get tough. are not clear.

Another way to prepare for midterm is to make friends in the classroom, create a study group, and schedule a study hour in the dorms or the library.

“You’ll find that the whole class has the same questions or anxieties,” Dr. Zepeda said. “Somebody has to step in and make those connections. I always thought if we all worked together it was a win-win for us and the teacher.

As students progress through their courses, they should communicate with their professors about their experiences. When a professor learns that a student is struggling with a topic, they may rethink how to ask the question in future exams.

The first time a student takes a midterm exam in college, they may not pass every time. As mid-term exams are designed to assess where students need more help, receiving a poor grade should not be considered a failure but a learning experience.

Students who are struggling with their classes this semester can get more help and tutoring at the Writing Center, Math Center, and from their teachers at OLLU anytime during the semester.

Mid-term success is possible, but it’s important that OLLU students start planning for them now.

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Valerie J. Wallis