It’s Midterms, Now What?

November 23, 2011

So you’ve made it halfway through the semester and you’re about to be confronted with a serious reality check- midterms!

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Hopefully you’ve stayed on top of your studies thus far, so it won’t be such a challenge for you. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.

You’ll want to plan ahead! Don’t wait until the night before to study for your mid-term or write that paper. Remember there is a grade requirement to pledge your sorority, and there’s still GPA requirements once you’re an initiated member of the chapter. You need to keep your grades up in order to go to all the chapter events, run for an office, vote on issues, and to even maintain your membership.

The good news is you still have a significant amount of school left, so there’s always time to make up for a less than ideal grade. Take this opportunity to give yourself an honest self-assessment.

Have you been putting as much effort into your schoolwork as possible? Have you been partying too much? Have you been adjusting to all the changes well? Have you taken advantage of all the academic resources your sorority has to offer? Are you making the most of your time?

If you’re not as impressed with yourself, academically, as you could be then now is the time to make some changes.

• Ask your big for some advice.

• Check with resources at your school. There may be tutoring services, peer reviews, research help, and much more available to you- for free!

• Talk to your professor to get some of the more difficult topics cleared up.

• Ask a few of your classmates if they’d like to meet in the library, or somewhere else on campus to review some material together.

• If you don’t already, make sure you write everything down in a planner. Look ahead in your syllabus and write down all the due dates for assignments and tests. Also, write down all your sorority events. This way you can look ahead to get assignments and any studying out of the way before that sisterhood or mixer.

Whatever you do, don’t be afraid to ask for help. It doesn’t make you dumb if you’re in need of some extra help on an assignment or to study for a test. Asking for help when you need it makes you smarter than other people who don’t ask for help!

What tips do you have for keeping up with your studies?

Casey, Kate, & Rachel

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