By PLA Theresa
Dear midterm sufferers,
Whether you are in courses that require essays or whether you’re doing multiple tests during midterm time, all students agree that this is one of the most stressful times of the year.
Here’s a strategy I’m about to test drive: when your midterm evaluations are absolutely complete, take 10 minutes to sit down and write yourself a letter. This is a twist on the technique “write yourself a letter for when you graduate,” but instead about the relief you feel now.
Write about how your midterms went – whether positively or negatively, be constructive and tell yourself things that could have helped. If you’re a worry wart like me, you can just write encouraging things to remind yourself that you will be okay again!
At this time next semester, when you’re up at an ungodly hour about to pull your hair out, pull out this note and remind yourself of the rewards which await you: surfing the web, real (not frozen) dinners, and – my favourite – SLEEP.
Hopefully this motivational note will get you to keep on truckin’ till’ the end. Remember, the end is near, folks – we’re half way to Christmas and Gingerbread Lattes 🙂
Happy studying from Learning Strategies!