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Here's some tips to make your midterms less frightening:⁠ ⁠ ⁠ 1.Bring Headphones, or Head to the Quiet Floor (Level 5). ⁠ Headphones can help you focus on your work (consider downloading a playlist before heading in!) Studying for a while, or silence is a must? Check out Level 5. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ 2. Start Papers Early⁠ If you want to make the most of the library's resources, try to plan out what books and ILL materials you'll need in advance. Keep in mind the 72 hour quarantine on most items. Online journals, digital collections, and e-books (there's a great selection on ProQuest Ebooks) are a great way to access the materials you need without the wait! ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ 3. Test Your Understanding of the Material⁠ Practice writing down a couple points about each term you want to memorize. Or, try explaining concepts with a classmate/ friend. Writing practice essays & outlines can help you prepare for blue book exams. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ 4. Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Our Help⁠ Confused about which database to use? Having trouble finding sources for your paper? Come visit the Reference Desk between 11 a.m.-1p.m., and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. M-F. We also offer assistance via live chat 11a.m.-5p.m., M-F. Consider making an appointment with the Writing and Public Speaking center (online or in-person) if you need assistance with the structure or thesis of your paper. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ 5.Take Breaks and Keep Your Health in Mind⁠ Midterms can be super-busy, and it's not always easy to find time for self-care. Try incorporating rest periods into long blocks of studying. Pack handheld consoles, free reading books, or art supplies for breaks. Bring snacks, so you can easily head outside/ to the UC to eat.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ 6. Check To Make Sure You've Got Everything You Need the Night Before⁠ Test out your technology, and make sure all the devices you'll need are charged. See if you need to bring certain materials (textbooks, notes, blue books) to an exam. Make sure you know the due-dates for any papers/ exams you have to turn in online. ⁠ ⁠ #mansfieldlibrary #universityofmontana #midterms

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