Right before fall break marked one of the most dreaded moments in the semester—midterm time. Juniata’s students tell their secret study habits and “rituals” they use in order to prepare for the numerous exams and papers due all at once.
Stephanie Farfan ’15, Miami, Fla.
I read over stuff like a million times. If it’s math I do other problems, but for everything else I just read or skim readings and notes until I memorize them.
Justin Bookhammer ’14, Williamsburg, Pa.
Well, honestly, I am really bad at studying. I usually just sit in bed for an hour and read over the chapter. If I am really in the mood to study, I write definitions and jot down things that are important. If I need to memorize something I keep writing it down, but as I said, I am a bad student and don’t study that much.
Heather Gahler ‘16, Pottstown, Pa.
I like to study by reviewing notes and making up little word games to remember terms. I also like to study in a really quiet place. My study rituals are that after half an hour of studying, I get 10 minutes of time online.
Rika Opio ’15, Pittsburgh, Pa.
I usually study in my room by myself or if other people are in there, that’s okay too. I’m not a fan of going to public places.
Janine Espiritu ’14, San Antonio, Texas
I don’t think I have any special rituals when I’m normally studying. I like to listen to music sometimes, but I feel like a lot of people do. But if I have a big test or finals, I usually like to eat a bag of candy like skittles or gummy bears with me while I study to keep me motivated and happy.
Nikki Halstead ’15, Juniata Online Journalist