I often joke that there is no such thing at Tufts as "Midterms Week" but rather "Midterm Month." Students' midterms can take place anywhere between late September and November and the number of midterms you have and when exactly you'll have to them will depend largely on the subject matter as well as your teacher. Some semesters I've had my midterms spaced out nicely, while others, I've had to practically read an entire book, write 2 papers, and take an exam all in the matter of days.
On this rainy weekend, I woke up and wrote down all the things I hope to get done as my midterms week is coming, dividing my tasks by subject, while also jotting down non-academic tasks.
However, despite knowing that I have a lot of work ahead of me, I feel strangely calm and kind of excited (I know, there's no exact explanation) to take time to focus, reminding myself not to let the stress of one exam or one paper get to me.
Here are my 10 Tips for Midterm Studying:
Ultimately, I will say that midterms are certainly easier when you are taking classes you are especially interested in, as no one wants to take the time to study for a class they really dislike/are only taking to get a credit they need.
And of course, above all, it is so so important to keep in mind that at the end of the day, this is just one exam/one test/one assignment: your grades do not define you.