Is it time for a post-midterm re-set?

March 24, 2023

Turn what you learned from your midterms into a plan for the second half of the semester.

By reflecting upon and analyzing your midterm preparation and performance, you can make useful changes to your academic approach for the second half of the semester. Improve your learning, studying, exam prep and time management to achieve your goals for the term. These materials and the guiding prompts below can get you started. Meeting with a McGraw academic life & learning consultant to chart a new path, attending tutoring or a workshop can enhance your skills, and a study group or partner can provide supportive accountability.

These resources can help you to:

  • Determine what was effective and not in the first part of the semester.
  • Brainstorm a wide range of things you might do differently in the coming weeks.
  • Identify all the available resources and support available to you and choose some you want to engage with.
  • Anticipate difficulties and problems in advance and troubleshoot them.
  • Develop a realistic and balanced approach to managing academics, extra-curriculars, and other activities for the second half of the semester.
  • Incorporate some reflection into your routine to assess how things are going and what additional changes might be helpful.

Every semester offers new academic and intellectual opportunities and poses different challenges, so adapting to your specific course expectations and demands is an essential part of every semester—and after midterms is an ideal time to do so. With McGraw’s assistance you can adapt to succeed and thrive!