Over the past few months I have read a lot of material on the benefits of waking up earlier in the morning. The general idea is that the pre-morning rush is quiet, peaceful and affords less distractions, thereby allowing you to concentrate on the things that are important to you, whether that be meditating, studying, working, exercising – the possibilities are endless.
I’m curious as to whether this method really enables someone to start their day off right: productive and calm. So, I am going to start waking up at 5 o’clock to evaluate the results for myself and write about my findings.
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.
Hi everyone! Recently I’ve been struggling to get that feeling of “100% prepared” before an exam. The thing that’s bothering me most is that I’m not studying any less than previous years, in fact I feel like I’ve been starting my study plan earlier that normal, and yet I get to the night before an exam and I can’t see it ending in success.
How many of you have that friend who advises you every week without fail to switch up your sugar filled study snacks for a healthier option? I’d be willing to bet that about 90% of students reading this article have just nodded their heads! How many of you never bother to pay said friend much attention, thinking that the idea of “brain foods” is just a myth? Me too.
But this week, I’ve decided to take a moment to do the research and find out why these “brain foods” will supposedly help me to study…
I read an article recently on how listening to certain music that emits alpha wave vibrations can be beneficial for my concentration levels, making this type of music the perfect remedy to those afternoons spent daydreaming about summer instead of focusing on the textbook in front of me! But how does it work?
For the majority of schools, colleges and universities across the world, written examinations are the primary method for evaluating a students capabilities. However many have argued the effectiveness of standardised testing on determining a student’s grade.
How many of you hate with a passion that moment at the end of an exam when you’re frantically trying to write down an answer, whilst the lecturer attempts to pry your exam from your hands? There’s nothing worse than being forced to give in an exam, knowing that there’s a question not answered in full. You find yourself brooding over that point you should have had if only you’d been allowed five more minutes to finish.
Are you the sort of person who believes that you work better under pressure? Have you convinced yourself that you only need to study for exams the night before? Do you find yourself handing in assignments just a few minutes before a deadline? Then you’re probably what is known as a master procrastinator.
Okay so we’ve already talked about how to ensure that our notes are at a pretty decent standard in the post Become a note-taking Guru! But what happens “behind the scenes”? What do you do with your notes after class?
There is many a way of organising your notes, books, stationary, etc. for school and I’m sure that most students have their only personal method of madness that makes sense in their heads – I know I do! So here is a quick article about my own organisation system and I hope it helps any of you who are just beginning to put their notes into order…
When it comes to further education there are a lot of things to consider, one of them being finance. How will you finance yourself throughout your university career? What loans/grants/scholarships are available to you? These are things that every student has to think about and I don’t prove to be an exception.