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Why You Need To Have A Plan

You might be wondering why do I need to have a plan as far as study is concerned? Isn’t it all about showing up to lectures and doing assignments and exams? What do I really gain out of a plan? A plan is necessary for studying, especially if you are studying multiple subjects. If you…
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Snack Sized Goals

Making Snacks-Size Goals

What Are They? I discussed last week why you need to have S.M.A.R.T. goals, however this is not enough for you to achieve them. To be able to achieve your goals you need to divide them up into snack-sized portions. There are a couple of reasons for this: Yearly goals (and longer ones if you…
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Graduation Goal

Making Goals S.M.A.R.T.

As I mentioned on Monday, it’s important to have yearly goals but you also need to make sure S.M.A.R.T. goals, so you can continually really assess your progress and achieve your goals. You need to be making your goals S.M.A.R.T., that is they must be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-based. If you haven’t heard…
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Set Goals

Setting Yearly Goals

This is the time everyone starts making new years’ resolutions and most people dismiss these as something that gets started in January but has quickly fallen apart by February. Setting yearly goals are similar but there is one clear difference – you start with the end in mind. For example, if you have a new…
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Maximise your Spare Time when Studying By Using Study Tools

Study Tools There are a lot of study tools you can get to make your studying easier.  Back in the day all you used to have is your trusty pen and paper and if you were lucky, a digital note taker. Now, there a plethora of apps and software available, study content now is often…
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Why not to study in the third semester

There are few good reasons not to study in the third semester but this first one is more important than the others.  And that is, you’ve already studied too much this year and you just need a break. Halfway during my Master’s degree I decided to study two units over the third semester as I…
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Should you be studying a third semester?

As summer quickly approaches, the thought of studying for another three months is usually far from our minds.  Back when I did both my degrees, I did a third semester but for two entirely different reasons. The First Time When I finished the last unit of my undergraduate degree I thought I had done enough…
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You’ve Got Your Results – Now What?

So after you’ve got your results you probably have one of three possible reactions: You are overjoyed, you got what you wanted or better than you wanted and you can now enjoy the summer to its fullest. You are relieved it’s over, you didn’t quite get what you wanted but you are satisfied with the…
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What To Do Before You Get Your Results

Before You Get Your Results The week before you get your results can be exceptionally stressful.  Anxiety sets in, you start questioning every thing you did on the exam and everything you did before. The thing you have to keep at the forefront of your mind is that right now you cannot change one thing…
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Recovering From End of Semester Exams

I touched on recovering from exams a few months ago at the end of semester one exams.  How you recover at the end of semester one is different to how you recover at semester two.  The exception of course is if you are doing a semester three. Let’s assume however that you are done with…
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