Issue 5.1 Jake Watson Pascale Burnett

Preparing for Exam Week

With midterms approaching, stress levels are at an all time high. Here are some tips for surviving exam week:

  • Take care of your body. Sleeping, eating, and drinking water are all crucial to keeping your mind sharp during exam week.
  • Take breaks. Studies show that brain function and productivity go down when studying for long periods of time. It’s recommended that you take breaks every hour, even for just 10 minutes.
  • Use study techniques that work for you. Know how you learn and work accordingly.
  • Put your phone away. Although it’s tempting, your phone will only slow you down. Putting your phone away will increase your productivity, helping you complete your studying faster. Then, you’ll have more time to use your phone when you’re done.
  • Use technology to your advantage. Check out the free apps below to help you get through exam week.


Focus Zen StudyPlan Study Lock StudyMode
Focus Zen has four songs specifically designed to boost focus and productivity.                                                           StudyPlan allows you to set goals for assignments and books, tracking how much you’ve read or worked on a project.                                                 With Study Lock, you can create a “study session,” which sets a timer for how long you want to study. If you close the app (to check social media or text a friend), Study Lock restarts your progress. StudyMode has great summaries of many of the books and classes RHS offers. If you don’t understand something for your exam, you can look on there for an explanation.

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Pascale Burnett
<p>Pascale Burnett is in 10th grade at Rocky Hill School and is excited to be a co-editor in chief of The Tide. She joined The Tide to pursue her passion for writing and journalism. Pascale enjoys writing about controversial issues and reflecting the opinions of Rocky Hill community members. Pascale’s other interests are limited to wearing sweaters and eating cheese.</p>

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