Midterm Test Taking Tips

Amanda Ramey, Journalism Student

December is finished – the Friday of the months. Everyone is swept up in the excitement of the new year …that is, until the gut-wrenching realization sets in that midterms are soon approaching.

Holiday cheer quickly converts to stress and fear, once study guides are given out and the dates of the midterm exams grow closer. Wildcat Word thinks that some advice from experienced teachers will help relieve the stress of midterms, and help ensure the best grades possible.

Mrs. Melissa Clark, freshman and AP English teacher at BHS understands that midterms are stressful. In order to reduce stress, she suggests four guidelines for students. “Don’t procrastinate, use study guides, review notes, and eat breakfast,” says Clark.

As for the studying aspect of it, Mr. Eugene Waring, BHS’s technology education teacher recommends his students use specific techniques, such as “creating flash cards.”

Given the fact that students are learning oodles of new information every day, it is easy to forget some important facts that will inevitably show up on the test. Thus, if kids are still in possession of older material, they should definitely “go over old tests,” Mrs. Marj Overmier, an art teacher states.

Lastly, Dr. Patricia Cosentino, the principal of Bethel High School suggests reading more, in order to broaden intellectual horizons.

Students are motivated to do well on midterms. Teachers encourage their kids to take their advice. Whether they use flash cards, study guides, or old tests, students at BHS should be proactive in their studying habits.