We can practically see spring break approaching. But what about midterms? You know, those tests and papers that are due right before spring break that you might have forgotten about? Don’t worry if you have! Just take a deep breath and start studying!
The Union is now open:
You can study in Starbucks, upstairs in Fireside or the East Side lounges, in a conference room if it’s not booked, or downstairs in MOSAIC, the mailroom, the quiet study room, or the commuter study lounge.
Spring Break Hours:
CLOSED Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16
8am-4pm Monday to Friday, March 17-21
CLOSED Saturday, March 22
12pm-1am Sunday, March 23
7:30am-1am Monday to Thursday
Extended Finals Week Hours:
10am-1am Saturday, May 10
7:30am-10pm Wednesday, May 14
8am-4pm Thursday, May 15
8am-4pm Friday, May 16
8am-4pm Saturday, May 17 (Commencement)
CLOSED Sunday, May 18
It exists! Go to the left when you enter the main door of Fraser Hall.
In your Residence Hall!
Your desk! (If you can find it under the mounds of notebooks and dishes)
A quiet study lounge
The laundry room (This is the place that gets me through midterms and finals every semester!)
Just like the union conference rooms, students are usually allowed in classrooms if there are no classes currently there.
Your professor’s office hours: GO TO OFFICE HOURS. THEY ACTUALLY HELP!!
Sometimes run by a professor, TA (Teaching Assistant), TI (Teaching Intern) or LI (Lab Instructor), sometimes with an already established group (like a group project), and sometimes impromptu with classmates when you realize you really need to study!
Now that you have a place to study, how/when do you do it?
DO NOT START STUDYING THE NIGHT BEFORE
Make a study plan! DO NOT SAVE ALL OF YOUR STUDYING OR PAPER WRITING FOR THE NIGHT (OR DAY) BEFORE IT IS DUE!!! That involves a lot of coffee and sorrow.
Especially if you have multiple midterms, make a plan of when you’re going to study for which exam, and FOLLOW IT! Also, remember to take breaks! Stand up, stretch, take a walk, shoot some hoops, watch High School Musical (1, 2, or 3), take a Tumblr break, or eat a snack! Or all of the above, but not at the same time…trust me….
Remember, midterms are MIDterms. You have six more weeks of classes after spring break and before finals to bring up or maintain your grades!
Stay $w@ggy, Geneseo, and remember that YOU CAN DO IT IF YOU GET’CHA HEAD IN THE GAME AND START STUDYING EARLY!