5AM Madness – The Results Of Waking Up Early!

A while ago I wrote an article on the supposed benefits of waking up early in the morning. I suspected I would end up being tired throughout the day and that the benefits would not be worth the negatives endured … however I was pleasantly surprised! In general it delivered on it’s promises of being more motivated to get things done with that fresh morning energy and as a result being more prepared for the day. There were also a few unexpected benefits: The first was catching the sunrise. In the last month being up early enough to catch the sunrise and the beautiful morning views has been an added benefit that I had definately not expected. A couple of days I have even been motivated enough by the orange and red skies to go for a casual morning stroll. Sometimes it’s nice to appreciate something beautiful for what it … Read more

5AM Madness! What Are The Benefits of Being an Early Riser?

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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. 

Why Do Intelligent Students Fail And Does Failing Make You A Better Student?

In the short term failure has a strange effect; your natural instinct when you fail is to “abandon ship”. Your brain essentially tells you to give up and do whatever you want because you’ve already failed. It’s the same reason why when on a diet if you slip up and eat something unhealthy, instead of brushing it off and getting back on track, people generally tell themselves they’ve completely ruined their diet and then proceed to eat a whole bag of cookies!

Struggles Of The Learning Curve

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.

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Are Written Exams Effective Evaluations?

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.

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Time’s up!

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.

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Do You Really Want To Be A Master Procrastinator?

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.

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How I Keep Track Of My Notes

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…

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