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Mid term advice

when the going gets tough

the tough get going

 

An old expression – and a dreadful Billy Ocean song from 1986. But neatly encapsulates the advice from this blog. As you reach the 3rd quarter of the first term of the year, you will have got into a routine and probably found some challenges. Maybe they are mounting up – assignments, reading, catching up on missed lectures…. The end of the year can seem a long way off and finishing your degree impossibly distant. So here is my advice:

The trouble is I don’t have a quick fix for you. All I can say is this:
 
stick at it
keep going
 
I’m afraid that’s all there is to it. So much about studying is sheer determination. You will find days when nothing seems to make sense. When your assignment seems bewildering, the readings long and indecipherable. Don’t worry because we all been there. And if you think it’s all very easy, you are probably missing something. Because the truth is that education is hard – at least when it’s done right it is. So if you are finding it difficult, that is probably a good sign. When you were accepted on to your programme, your tutors believed you were capable of passing. And they are experienced – and cynically I can also say they are accountable for students passing. So you will be able to do it. It’s just a matter of not giving up. There are other blogs I have written that give advice on how to get the most out of your lectures, how to revise for exams and how to ask for help. So make the most of the support that is offered.
And keep going.

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