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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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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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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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Make Goal Setting A Continuous Process

While it is easier to get caught up this time of year making new years’ resolutions, we need a different approach. Goal setting should be a continual, year-long process. Rather than setting a goal to reach by the end of the year, we need to break it up into smaller goals. Having smaller goals as…
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5 Ways On How To Use Your Holidays Wisely

One of the great things about being a student is the extensive holidays you get at the end of the year. And we all need to take time to rest and relax and mentally recover from all the hard work you’ve done during the year. In addition, taking time to celebrate your achievements is important…
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Keeping mentally healthy this exam period

We are nearly halfway during the first week of exams. One of the most important things is to stay healthy during this period (given we are nearly halfway during June), but also to stay mentally healthy. Exams are exhausting, there is no denying this. Exam periods are very, very exhausting. Having to complete four exams…
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Making Revision Notes More Helpful

Last week we looked at how to write helpful revision notes. If you want to make revision notes more helpful you need to go beyond writing revision notes during revision time at the end of the semester. There are two ways to do this. Firstly, write your revision notes at the end of each week.…
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