Remember in high school when you could study for a test, or even an exam, the night before and still do well? Well, now that we’re in university it’s time to kiss those days goodbye, Now, it feels like I’ve been studying for a week straight and I’ve barely even made a dent in everything I need to know.
I would give midterm study tips but I don’t really know if I’m qualified just yet (we’ll wait until I get my results back…). The one tip I will give you is take a break. I spent the whole day at Irving yesterday, surviving off of nothing but cafe mochas and a panini from Ike’s. After reading two chapters of psychology, drawing a huge biology concept map and sitting in the same chair for 7 hours straight, it felt like my brain had turned to Jello, so I decided to reward myself with a quick trip to the beach (the stairs really are deadly) and a movie night with some of the girls on my floor (and yes, some chocolate from Hubbard’s). All work and no play makes Cam a psychopath, and if you’re the same way, be sure to take some time to relax over midterms.
Also, remember to stay positive. You can do this! We’re all smart – we got into UBC, after all. If you study properly and are willing to put in the work, you’ll come out on top. Here’s a video guaranteed to make you feel like you “can do anything good”…or at the very least put a smile on your face. Happy studying!