3. Decide on theories to learn Having assembled all the information about the exam and gathered a group of like-minded people to revise with, you now need to work out what you need to learn. I recommend starting off by reading a general text about the topic. Go for something manageable in size –… Continue reading Exams – how to pass without (much) stress (3 / 4)
Most of my tips are about making sure you don't leave things too late. So you do have enough time to create the best possible coursework or that you have spent enough time revising. But I know sometimes for whatever reason, this doesn't happen. So this blog is about when you have really messed up… Continue reading When you have left it too late
So you reached the end of term and the holidays are under way. Time to relax. Well yes it is. In a way. But I have a brief piece of advice for this time of year.
Plan There's a great self-help book called "The seven habits of effective people" (available in the library as an ebook). So many books like this are complete rubbish but in my view, this one provides the best advice. And I will take this piece from it: Begin with the end in mind. At its most… Continue reading Settling in – first weeks at uni (3 of 3)
My previous blog talked about the important of pacing yourself and I now move onto the second idea for the new arrival - finding your routine You should now have got to understand your timetable and all the admin things should have been finished. So now is the time to find the best way for you… Continue reading Settling in – first weeks at uni (2 of 3)
So you left home, dived into Welcome Week and are starting to find your way around campus. You (I hope) have started to feel the rhythm of university life with the mix of social, sport, lectures, reading and coursework. I hope you are also finding friends, having great conversations (some serious, some absolutely not!). So… Continue reading Settling in – first weeks at uni (1 of 3)
So having covered how to prepare for university, I move to the "reflect" part of the model. As humans, we are driven to seek out meaning and purpose in life and your choice to go to university should be closely related to both of these. And I recommend you reflect on these before you even… Continue reading Getting ready for university: Reflect