As we make our way toward the end of October, midterm season is officially upon us. Luckily for you, there are tons of resources for you to use to help make midterms as seamless as possible. Here are just a few things (of the many) for you to take advantage of:
1) Google Meet a Librarian
Need help on where to get started on a research project? How about help on which books or articles to cite? You can get these (and many more!) questions answered by a Boise State librarian from the comfort and privacy of your own home. The new Google Meet a Librarian program is a great and convenient resource that all students can take advantage of. You can even use a chat only feature if you prefer it.
2) The Writing Center
If you need a second set of eyes on your essays or even need help getting the first words down, our friends in the Writing Center are phenomenal resources to get some help from. They can assist in a wide array of different writing projects and assignments, and they offer offer in-person, virtual, or asynchronous consultations (meeting at different times).
3) Math tutoring
Need some extra help in your calculus or business math class? Math tutoring is available through the Department of Mathematics. They even have specific time slots you can join depending on the math class you’re in.
4) Study in peace in the silent study rooms
If you need a quiet place to study, Albertsons Library has private group study rooms you can reserve online. Don’t wait until the last minute as these rooms fill up quickly during midterms and finals week. Reserve your room via their reservation form.
5) Ways to take back the semester
If you’re beginning to feel like the semester is getting the better of you, we have a whole article on things for taking back the second half of the semester. Simple things like chatting with your professors or just going to class can work miracles for your grades. Don’t give up…there is light at the end of the tunnel!
5 ½) Rest
My mother always used to say, “To be your best, give yourself time to rest.” I think those are profound words around midterm time. Be sure to give yourself some space to watch a movie or go for a relaxing walk on the Greenbelt.