Procrastination in the student nation

We are all too familiar with those distinctive noises that fill the library, from quiet mutterings, the rustling of crisp packets and the click click clicking of computer keyboards. For many of us students this dismal place becomes our temporary home. We spend each day and night sat in front of our glowing computer screens wishing for a time when we will be able to celebrate our freedom by dancing and drinking the night away. When the first of the blue skies are stretching out over Britain, we all begin to feel a huge sense of excitement for the wild…

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How to make a successful assignment plan

Everyone gets stuck when having to plan an assignment. Sometimes ideas come to mind to quickly and you have to mental organisation to archive them in distinguished files and other times you might not even have a clue about what to write. Here are the five top tips to help you plan your assignment in a clear and organised manner. Remember that the most important thing when following these steps is NOT to rush your plan, and allow yourself time to think about what you are actually writing. #1: Read around the topic The first thing you want to be…

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Student Review: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Premium

When typing an essay I always wondered if it’d be easier if I spoke it instead, because we all know speaking is so much quicker than typing. So when I was given the opportunity to review the Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Premium, speech recognition software, I knew this product was perfect for me. At first I was apprehensive; would a piece of software really be able to understand me enough to write an essay?  Would I spend more time editing the mistakes than anything else? I put the Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 software to the test and I was very surprised with…

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Dissertation Tips and Tricks

If you’re going into your final year of university, chances are you’ll be preparing to write a dissertation. This will most likely be the biggest and most stressful piece of work you’ll have ever had to do, so here are some tips on how to get through it: 1. Start early! You’ll be in a much better position if you start early, rather than leaving it to the last few months/weeks. If you’ve had to choose your title before the summer break then use the time off for research and making trips you might not be able to make during…

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