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handle midterms like a bad a$$

handle midterms like a bad a$$

At Fairfield University, it’s that time of the semester that everyone is dreading… Midterms season. Midterms season requires lots of coffee, and guilty pleasure food, to get through feeling overwhelmed by exams or papers. Midterms can be stressful, especially if you are a freshman and don’t really know what to expect. If you are a procrastinator, or need new ways to study, here are some universally popular study tips, and good places to study on campus besides your dorm room.

How to Ace your Midterms


If you don’t like to write your flash cards out by hand, Quizlet will be your new favorite study tool. On Quizlet, you can make an infinite amount of study sets. Not only does Quizlet provide notecards for you to customize online, but you can take your notecard set and choose other options on how to memorize the material you’re studying. Quizlet can quiz you on the material, make up a matching game, and you can even write out each answer.

Google Docs and Slides

Google Docs and Slides are the easiest way to coordinate group projects or share study guides with the people in your classes. On Google Docs, you and your classmates can work on a document at the same time and Docs will automatically save your work. It’s also very convenient because each Fairfield University student has a Gmail account that comes with all these Google features.

Taking Notes

Lectures can be so boring and uneventful, but it is very important to take notes during class. Typing up notes on your laptop or writing down notes in your notebook will really benefit your studying. Taking notes helps you remember what was discussed in class lectures that happened back in the beginning of the semester. Re-writing your notes is also another way to study important concepts.

Different Places to go on Campus

Library- If you like complete silence when you study, go to the third level of the library in the quiet zone. Cubicles are also helpful when you don’t want to be distracted while you study.

Starbucks in the Library- If you are a Starbucks lover that hates when its dead silent while you are studying, go to the Starbucks, but don’t spend all of your dining dollars.

Upper Einsteins and Mezzanine- Good place to go if you want to meet up with friends that are in your classes to do homework together or study. It is also a dangerous place for dining dollars, so spend wisely.

BCC-  Not the most popular area to study or get work done, but the blue chairs are very comfortable.  

A Common Room- If you are very lazy, and don’t want to walk to any of these places above, your common room can be the perfect place to study.