More means less: things to avoid in order to enhance study results

During our study years, we are taught to believe that working and studying hard is the way to achieve success. However, as you start looking around, you start to see that that is not always the case. You wonder what could be the secret of other students who don’t spend as half as you on their studies but have better results than you have. You realize that working more is not always the only way to success.  Sometimes, more means less. Here are some of the things you should stop doing in order to become more productive and have better…

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How to deal with 5 problems as a university student

As a high school senior, you couldn’t wait to move out of school and jump right into college but now when the day has come, you are faced with a plethora of emotions. Yes, making the transition to university is an exciting yet challenging phase. This new stage in life is all about coping with change and adapting to a completely new environment. While it may be difficult initially, by the end of your course, you are sure to leave as a more enriched and responsible person. Even though you can never be prepared enough for what university life throws…

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Student Worries: 5 Steps To Forget Your Troubles

Have you ever found yourself in the dire situation of constantly struggling with your troubles? Are you distressed because you feel belittled by your worries, or is it because you think that not worrying at all could lead to something even worse? When you have started pondering over your troubles, does it leave you feeling impossible to halt your worrying? In case you have found yourself in any of these situations, you shouldn’t be too concerned, because it is only normal for a significant number of people. About 1 in every 10 people perceives the process of focusing on their troubles to be…

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Coursework at Christmas: How to Avoid Becoming the Grinch

For the first day of Christmas my tutor gave to me…deadlines. Lots of deadlines. When you just want to take part in the Christmas cheer, the last thing you need is coursework dampening your spirits. There’s no need to become the Grinch just yet though, there are ways to minimise the stress and maximise the Christmas cheer.1. Make use of university resources while you’re thereYour university will have plenty of great resources at your disposal, you just have to remember to use them. It not only means that you have to start your planning before the last minute, which is…

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How To Survive January Exams

Step 1. Prepare
The January exams are upcoming and nobody cares. Everybody is way too relaxed and ready for some well-deserved R&R aka the Christmas holidays. Unfortunately, preparation is essential. It is key to do it beforehand, read through your brief, make notes, find out how many questions and marks it is, get a feel for your exams so you are more comfortable when it’s time to study and take them.Step 2. Organise
Organise when your exams are, get those highlighters out, and set up a timetable for yourself. If its colour coded, even better! Now you’ll know exactly when your exams…

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