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1Mar/160

5 Tips On How To ACE Your Midterms or Other Exams!

Keep your head up!

Keep your head up!

It’s the 8th week of school so that means midterms! Here are some personal studying tips!

  1. Choose a Productive Study Area - Leave your room! Go somewhere that you can get your mind off distractions and solely concentrate on what you are studying. I usually go to the library or the McNutt Campus Center!
  2. Take Breaks - Breaks are healthy for you and give you an incentive to study because you have something to look forward to. Taking breaks gives you a chance to relax and re-energize.
  3. Study Groups - If the test or project you have is very big and you need to break it down, form a study group. You can all split up the work and teach it to each other. This is one of my favorite ways to study.
  4. Use Note Cards - Writing things down and reading them off in short bursts is a great technique to absorb information. Note cards are easily accessible and you can even make you own out of random scraps of paper!
  5. Eat Well - You mustn’t forget to snack and drink water! Staying hydrated and eating stimulates your brain cells. Eating fruit and nuts helps me the most. They give me more energy than chocolate or coffee!

Hopefully these tips will help you achieve ALL A's!

-Mimmi

 

4Jan/162

5 Ways to Stay Healthy during Spring Semester

Hi all, and Happy New Year!

The start of 2016 means it's time for spring semester. And whether you're headed back to high school or college, it's important to stay healthy. No one likes falling behind after a bout with the flu or some other sickness. Here are my suggestions for keeping healthy in the coming semester:

1. Get Your Flu Shot

The Flu Ends With YouIt's not too late to get your shot to protect yourself and others. When you're around a lot of students, you're introduced to a lot of germs. Protecting yourself helps keep your and your classmates healthy.

2. Wash your Hands

Regular hand washing will decrease bacteria and other infectious agents. Washing your hands after you sneeze or cough,or after interacting with others keeps you and others healthy, preventing the spread of germs.

3. Get Plenty of Sleep

This is a healthy habit to start now, before the semester starts. If you've been sleeping in and staying up late over break, now is a good time to start readjusting. Ease yourself back into your morning routine by rising earlier and going to bed sooner. This will make the first day of class a little easier.

4. Exercise & Eat Healthily

Need I say more? Again, it's easier to maintain habits if you start before you head back to school.

5. Boost your Mood

Happy Smiley Face

Smile!

The interactions between mood and physical health are complex, but you might have a better chance at staying healthy if you're in a better mood. Whether it's a placebo effect, stress-related, or other reasons, your mood may affect your health--so it doesn't hurt to keep happy. While you're busy with school, don't forget to boost your mood by enjoying time with your friends or favorite activities.

Stay healthy in the New Year!

~Alexis