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Do you leave things until the last minute?

We all know someone who has a habit of leaving things until the last minute. I’ve been guilty of it myself. Whether it was doing assignments at the last minute or tidying up in the seconds just before visitors arrived I have left things I know I needed to do until I have almost run…
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studying when you don't feel like it

Studying when you don’t feel like it

We all have times when we don’t want to study either because we don’t like the material or because there a million more things that we would rather do instead. So how do you study when you don’t feel like it? You need to provide yourself motivation. The problem is the main motivation for studying…
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Reward Yourself for Keeping on Task

If you’ve ever looked at some of the science behind why we procrastinate, often it is the gap between the reward and the activity we have to work on. The reward for studying now is only going to be felt when you get your final grade. That could be months’ away in some circumstances. What…
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Stopping Distractions

Distractions are everywhere. This makes overcoming procrastination difficult. It is so easy to get distracted and so many things look more enjoyable than study. So how do you stop distractions? Turn off notifications – you have probably heard this before but turn off notifications if you want to start to get serious about beating procrastination.…
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What to do the week before the exam

At this point, you should have done the majority of your revision. Revision begins long before the revision period starts. The week before you should start to taper off to make sure you are at your mental peak for your exam. If it is an open book exam, make sure you have your notes prepared…
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How to write great revision notes

I must admit I struggled when I started to write this blog post. Primarily because when I was a student my revision notes were terrible. I struggled to be able condense the information down into a usable form. It was so bad that often my revision notes were really just chapter summaries and not really…
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Underestimating Your Time

When estimating your time in planning your calendar, it is important that you overestimate the time it will take to complete a task. That is because we are conditioned to think things will take a lot shorter than they will take. So we end up underestimating our time and then finding we run out of…
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Using a Time Management Planner for your studies

A time management planner for me is a lot like calendar. However, it is much more non-negotiable. Meaning that everything is planned out. A typical calendar you might plan meetings, events, appointments etc. With a time management planner you plan everything in your life. While that can sound restrictive, it doesn’t have to be. You…
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Why a Time Audit can help you

Like accounting audits check the financials of a business or company, a time audit will check how you are actually using your time. So how do you do this? This can be as simple or complicated as you make it. What I do is just use a notepad and paper and write down each activity,…
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How are you at managing your time?

As we begin another academic year, often the biggest struggle students face isn’t to do with subject content. Rather, it is having enough time to do everything they need to do. Why is it the select few can manage to get everything done but we are still struggling to get that assignment in on time?…
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