Last year I experienced something new; I failed not one, not two, but three of my nine classes. I had made it through three years of my degree unscathed, occasionally having to push myself harder than I would like, but all in all a successful few years. And then I got to my fourth year of veterinary school and overnight the intensity level of the course sky rocketed.
What surprised me was my response to the upped intensity. Out of the blue I found myself scared of failing and that fear only made things ten times worse; instead of studying on a daily basis like I had been doing for three years, I started to make excuses for why I didn’t need to study that day. Before I knew it I was way behind on my study plan and I felt overwhelmed and yet I still didn’t get stuck in.
Continue reading Does Failing Make You A Better Student?
“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.“
– Mark Twain
So exam period is upon you and it all feels completely hopeless! How ever will you study that much material in a week? How on Earth are you going to memorise all that information? So you start to feel down and demotivated, which leads to even more procrastination, and ultimately you get stuck in a vicious cycle.
STOP!! I’ve been there, exactly where you are now! Just stop whatever thought is hindering your process and read these tips to help you revitalise your attitude and get you back on track…
Continue reading A Full Positivity Makeover!
How often do you get that feeling, whilst lying in bed on a Saturday or curled up on the sofa after school, of “I’m so comfy. I don’t really need to study today. I’ll get up early and do it tomorrow”? I’m sure it’s happened to everybody at least once in their student lifetime, and even happens to a lot of students on a regular basis. But the question is how to overcome that lazy sensation and just get on with it.
Continue reading I Don’t Want To Study Today! – How To Get Motivated To Study
“Learning never exhausts the mind”
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin
“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
– Albert Einstein
“If you can‘t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
Everyone needs a little nudge now and then to get them to study. The best thing is that there are many ways you accomplish this little push. Continue reading Study Reminder
There is much debate as to whether exercise can improve your concentration levels. Two reasons are often given as to why this is: Continue reading Does Exercise Improve Your Concentration?