Wednesday, 1 May 2013

DE-MOTIVATED?


Hi guys! So I was in uni, talking to some of my course mates about exams and what a lot of them told me was that they have had quite a number of moments where they have lacked motivation to study and have had the urge to just give up…and it was a little comforting because then I realised that I was not alone.

Well the fact that I am not the only one who has to struggle sometimes to stay on track also means that there are actually a lot of students out there who simply can not be bothered to study, even if they want to; and so I found something on the internet which I wanted to share with you. It is called the Peak Performance Study Guide and it talks about why we get stressed, how to get over it and how to make the best out of our studies.  It is not a very long article and it comes with a free study schedule sample.  It can be downloaded on http://stressintofocus.com

For those who can not be bothered to go on the website, it just simply advices us to:
·         Get enough sleep
·         Manage your time with a study schedule
·         Use a to-do list
·         Take regular breaks
·         Eat properly
·         Prioritise

There is a lot more detail on the page; but this is the summary. I know a lot of us have heard this over and over again; but it does not hurt to be reminded…and I do hope it helps some one out there in one way or the other. Also, if you are having problems with your revision, do feel free to speak to your tutor/lecturer about it and I am sure they will give you some valuable advice. It is also advisable to attempt a past question before you see your tutor so that they can actually see how serious you are, where you are having problems and offer advice tailored to your needs.

In the end, it all comes down to YOU and how mentally strong you are; because no amount of advice and online guide can help you pass your examinations if you simply will not put in the effort.

Good luck everyone! I will let you know how my papers go. ^_^

xoxo

SOON AND VERY SOON!



33 more days till the last day of Uni and 188 days till graduation!! Whoop! Whoop! I am so excited to be completing my course soon…but also a little scared because I need to finish well…I do not want to have paid all the international fees and done all this coursework and studying for nothing…and so I’m putting my last amount of energy into the few weeks left…After that, I really want to travel somewhere new…the USA, Amsterdam, Cyprus or somewhere…I just want to go on a (well-deserved, I think) holiday.

A lot of my evenings these days are spent in the library or in bed with books…and I don’t remember the last time I went out to have some proper fun, apart from the spa day…but its all good! It will be worth it. :D For those who are interested in doing my course, here are a few details of my upcoming exams (note: they may be changed during your year): I have three papers to write; International Business Management (3 hours), Law of Torts (3 hours 15 mins) and Company and Partnership Law (3 hours 15 mins). What is usually done is that a number of questions are given (about eight) and then you have got to choose about three or four questions to answer. Its okay, I guess.

None of these questions are foreign. They are all based on what has been done in lectures, seminars and coursework; so at least you know you are not going to be slapped with anything totally new when you sit your exam. J

In terms of being ready for my exams, I am not going to lie…I do not feel ready at all. Hopefully, I feel more confident about what I have revised as the time draws nearer (I have 16 days till my first paper). So, until then, its revision! Revision! Revision! Wish me luck. :D

xoxo