In order to help students study, teachers from several departments have given advice about the midterms on Dec. 17-20.
With midterms rapidly approaching, studying becomes a main focus for most students. Study guides are a main way of studying, so some teachers have shared their own personal “study guides” to help students prepare.
“I think learning the skills from the learning targets and taking the standards from the state can really help students study for midterms,” English I-II teacher Amanda Tontodonoto said. “By understanding your learning targets, you’re going to learn your skills which will help you in identifying that critical content.”
Many teachers, especially in the English department, use learning targets to get the main objectives across. Students often ask what the point of their learning is, so knowing the learning targets keeps the central and important concepts in their minds.
“I would recommend spending lots of time memorizing the content because big tests are going to ask you to use the content,” AP Environmental Science and Biology Honors teacher Amy Lawson said. “If you don’t know the content, you can’t use it.”
Geometry teacher Steven Thompson has also suggested memorizing as a key part of preparing. He suggests flashcards and constant review over the topic.
“I don’t care if you’re in middle school, high school or college. I lived on flashcards,” Thomson said. “If it was anything having to do with vocabulary or just basic knowledge, I used flashcards because you pull them out, boom boom boom boom, put them away.”
AICE General Paper teacher Karin Stewart brought up some tips to use while taking any essay portion of a test. She said that to remember how to brainstorm, and as well as how essays should sound, read and look.
“Many courses offered at this school are unique from every other school because it’s something that you can talk about and have real world examples right now, instead of four years from now when you graduate,” Stewart said.