Midterm season is approaching -- are you ready? Click through for 6 AWESOME tips to acing your exams.

Fellow collegiate scholars, the special time of the semester is approaching rather quickly: midterms. Oh, yes, you’re likely fretting those much-dreaded upcoming exams. But don’t sulk.

Luckily for you, there are many ways you can prepare for midterms and ace your exams with ease. Here is our guide to surviving midterms:

1. Time Management

For starters, it’s highly detrimental if you wait until right before midterms week to begin studying. In order to efficiently retain as much information as possible, it’s best to study for each class in small increments.

Try dedicating a portion of each day, an hour or so, to all of your classes. Breaking up study sessions into manageable units will give your brain time to process the material while preventing information overload.

2. Divide and Conquer

This method will help you study better:

1. Gather your notes, quizzes, and chapter readings into one space (a binder or folder will do).

2. Divide the material in a fashion that works well for you. For instance, try tackling each class by focusing on two chapters per day, using the chapter readings and notes for those sections. These methods will help you better retain material:

a. Rewrite your notes.

b. Record them and listen to them as you walk to class.

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c. Explain them to a classmate.

Divvying up your workload will help you grasp key terms and major concepts from each chapter.

3. Utilize Varying Modes of Learning

Everyone learns differently. Knowing this, it’s important to find your most efficient method of retaining information. You may want to try exploring each of the modes of learning to gain a deeper understanding of your class material.

Perhaps you could rewrite your class notes, listen to audio lectures, and/or study with a peer. Studying through kinesthetic, visual, and auditory methods can help you learn the same concepts through varying modes, ultimately enhancing your knowledge through repetition.

4. Get (or Make) Yourself a Study Guide

Study guides are your key to conquering midterms (and all exams for that matter). If you can, request that your professor(s) generate a comprehensive outline for you and your classmates to reference.

Having a tentative idea about what key concepts will be on the exam will allow you to focus your study material, as well as highlight the most important concepts to take away from the class overall.

Extra tip: Make your own study guide as the semester progresses. Taking time after class each day to add to your comprehensive study guide will not only benefit you come midterms, but can act as your post-class review session.

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5. Fuel Your Mind and Body

With the chaos of midterms week coupled with the anxiety you’re feeling, it can be easy to forget to take care of yourself. Your health is so important to keep up with, especially during exam week!

Try feeding your body a hearty dose of vegetables, fruits, and healthy proteins (i.e. fish, chicken or tofu). Additionally, it’s always a good idea to take a break from the books to exercise. Giving your body an hour of exercise can help relieve stress and clear your mind.

6. Sleep, sleep, SLEEP!

Most students are convinced it’s a good idea to stay up late the night before exams to cram as much information as possible. This is the farthest thing from the truth.

With midterms the next day, you’re going to want to be as well-rested as physically possible. Your brain will work far better on a decent night of sleep. Try going to bed earlier than usual, giving yourself a solid eight to ten hours of rest!

As you prepare for midterms, reference these tips. With a little help from your friends here at GenTwenty, you may score higher on your exams than you think. Start studying! Good luck!