Renee Ann Cramer, director of Drake’s Law, Politics, and Society program, provided Teen Vogue with one of her favorite tips for preparing for midterm exams.
“This might sound counter-intuitive, but my best advice is to go into the midterm expecting to learn something,” Cramer said. “You might learn that you and the professor have radically different ideas about what you’ve been doing for the first six weeks of the semester; you might learn that you’re bad (or good) at essay exams; you might learn that you have incredible time management and test-taking skills, or that you’re even better prepared than you think. The key is, if you go into the test curious, rather than certain, you’ll get more out of it and (gasp!) maybe even enjoy it more.”