How To Survive Mid-Terms (Yes, It’s Okay To Cry, Too)

This week at school is the week that all high school and college students look at and just cringe. It is mid-term week.

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Now Mid-Term week is what stresses out most students because it is assessing if you actually learned anything from the last couple months and to give a percentage of how much you actually learned. But what I don’t get is how one test can determine how much you know and how much you do not.

During mid-terms my blood sugar decided to be the beast of burden. On Monday night, the night before the second set of Midterms began, my blood sugar rose to 500. And wouldn’t come down until the wee hours of the night, causing me and my poor mother to be exhausted and running on approximately 2 hours of sleep.

How I resolved, or my mom, resolved this problem, is I didn’t take tests that day. My mom and principal and school nurse thought that it was not smart for me to take a test I hardly recalled the name of. So I took the morning to study, and re-took my tests another day. Which in the end was the better choice. My mom was right, just like how she normally always is.

Now here is how to survive midterms and diabetes and not pass out from stress.

  1. Actually Study
    a lot of people say that they are studying, but don’t actually. Actually studying does not mean as soon as you get home, study until you fall asleep, but study for a couple of hours, watch One Tree Hill and then study some more. You don’t have to go hard core 24/7.
  2. If you’re studying for biology: Watch Grey’s Anatomy
    If you’re studying for physics: Watch Big Bang Theory
    If you’re studying for history: Watch literally any Leonardo DiCaprio movie involving that time period.
    BOOM. You’re welcome.
  3. Go To Bed Early
    If you lack sleep you will lack results. If you don’t sleep then you won’t be able to test well.
  4. Make flashcards.
    Flashcards is how I learn the best. Go through them front to back and back to front. You can do this.
  5. Confidence is key.
    Believe in yourself and don’t doubt yourself either. You can do it and everyone is rooting for you. I have never met a teacher that wants students to fail.



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A Type 1 Diabetic teen that was introduced into the world of diabetes on November 11th, 2008. I continue to walk through the path of life even in this carbohydrate and plastic infected world. Follow me while I deal with diabetes, art, and environmental issues.

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