Most useful dictionary apps

  The word “dictionary” doesn’t really sound fun, does it? Especially when you’re in school or college every day, but the truth is, dictionary apps can save you a lot of time. Back when I was in school I was always extremely hesitant to use them, because back then, you’d have to go to the library, find this gigantic book and start searching – sometimes even for a few minutes just to find a single word. It was a boring task to an already boring job. Today, like everything else, dictionaries have also transferred to the internet and then to…

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How To Make The Library More Bearable

It’s that time of year again. Our coursework deadlines are fast approaching, and exam revision is beginning to take over our lives and leave us drowned in work, stress and tears. How can we possibly make spending time in the library that slightly bit more bearable and motivating? Library days can be long, draining and mentally straining – especially with our alcohol-infused student brains, complimented with the sun that is beginning to come out. What are the best ways to help us keep our heads down whilst dealing with the fact that we could be spending our time at the pub…

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Essay writing tips for students by a student

Writing an essay or even something much bigger like your dissertation can take some time to get into, especially if you become easily distracted. So, here are some tips to help you combat the essay blues and to help you concentrate.   Get out of those pyjamas The first thing many students do is climb out of bed in the middle of the afternoon and not even change into proper clothes. By having a shower this will wake you up and prepare you for the day ahead, getting you into the right mindset. Change into some clean clothes and sit…

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The best revision playlists

The dreaded final semester is well under way. The library is constantly packed, it’s appropriate to spend your entire day in joggers or pyjamas and it is perfectly okay to have empty energy drinks/coffee cups taking up half of your desk.  Don’t let it stress you out! Instead, here are some great revision playlists to kick start your revision and calm you down without annoying your flatmates/fellow library dwellers with your loud music.  1. Disney Piano Collection This 3 hour long playlist will whisk you away to a magical place. Enjoy these classic tunes in relaxing piano form. Disclaimer: You may have…

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Typical exam time library dwellers

At this point in the year we’re all busy working away, ready for the dreaded January exams and deadline dates. By now, if you aren’t in the library by 10am the likeliness of getting a computer/tablet space is slim to none unless you wait until 7pm when the day dwellers start to scatter and it begins to quieten down again. If you are a frequent library attendee during January and May then you will have started to notice the types of people that end up gathering here. The Last Minuter This person will usually arrive at 3pm on a Sunday…

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