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5. YouTube

Be prepared to spend a lot of hours on YouTube. In fact, it can be used to research topics you may be working on. However, we all know that you'll end up watching clips of cats and people falling over.

Youtube

4. BuzzFeed

Whether you want to know the '20 things you only learn in your twenties' or the '18 reasons why you're single', Buzzfeed can take all your time from studying and waste it with extremely useless facts. Which you somehow feel all your friends should know about too.

BuzzFeed

3. Cooking

You can never have enough food in the house - just don't leave it in the oven for too long! Whoops.

Don't leave your food in the oven too long!

2. Social Networking

Let's be honest, people on social networking sites aren't really ‘networking', they're using it to stalk their old friends, their ex or even someone they like. Either way, to avoid working, refreshing your Facebook page will become an enjoyable task I'm sure.

Facebook

1. Cleaning

Yes, you read that right, cleaning. When you've done the above to the point of no return there is only one task that you can do left. Clean, reorganise and wash everything. From how your wardrobe is laid out, to remaking your bed 10 times. All in the the vain of avoiding university work.

Cleaning!

I'm Back!!

Posted 17 Jun 2014 by Laura

 

Hey!!

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So my blog has been a little quiet for a while, I'm sorry! BUT I'm now back! :D

I'm actually writing this on the plane... I'm going home, my second year is over!! How have these two years gone so quickly?

With all exams finished and assignments handed in... I can now RELAX! Haven't heard that in a while... BUT not for long! Why you may wonder? Uni students are known for having loooong summer holidays! WELL, I'm starting a one year placement in July! filling out all those applications, going through assessment centres and interviews has paid off,  and I'm so excited! But a bit nervous as well.... I'm actually going to be in a FULL TIME JOB!

So as I know exams are still going, I thought I'd add some revision tips that have helped me through my revision sessions!

1. Colours

I really don't understand people that can just sit there and revise off black and white pieces of paper... How do you pick out the key words? Highlight the advantages and disadvantages? Or even examples to throw into the exam and WOW the marker?

It's helpful to try and understand your best way to revise. I know I have a visual memory therefore using spider diagrams and LOTS of colours works best for me! I can close my eyes in the exam and remember my revision notes! But I know friends who find other things more useful... maybe podcasts? Youtube videos? Recording your own voice... or even reading out loud! Try and figure this out about yourself first :) it will definitely come in handy!

2. Break it down

This is something I also have to remind myself as I just can't summarise! I have never been able to, but I'm working on it! Whenever I'm making notes or WORSE writing an assignment with a word limit I seem to find SO many things important I end up writing too much! This skill is key when revising.

 It's no good using small flashcards but then writing little essays in minuscule hand writing (going back to my GCSE days!)...reason why I've realized mind maps are better for me!

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Being able to pick the key areas and writing them down, which will THEN help you remember more in depth things is important! You could use anagrams or mnemonics...maybe even a little song? (I know I've had to use this before to remember my German prepositions!)

3. Past papers

This has always been one of my key methods; it helps you revise as you look up information to answer the questions, helps you figure out what is expected of you (also using the mark scheme) AND it can also help you have a bit of a guessing game as to what you think might come up!

4. Teachers

When exams are written by your teachers LISTEN to them... they sometimes drop hints (knowingly or by accident) as to what might come up... I also jot these  little comments down during the year...and when it comes to revision 'season' I find them quite useful! Or even with external exams...your teachers may have a 'sixth sense' and guess the right topics - have a chat with them!

Well, I hope this has helped :D I will be posting more things soon - stay tuned!

 

5. Listen to music

When I'm really trying to distract myself from studying, I look through my music on my laptop and make playlists and download new music to add to them.

4. Cooking

Sometimes, when I'm supposed to be studying, this is when I spend the most time cooking intricate and time-consuming meals, just to avoid what I'm really supposed to be doing!

3. Job hunting

I often check out what graduate level job opportunities are available, even though I still have a year left at university before I can start applying. I know it's a waste of time but it's always good to know what's out there.

2. Tidy room, tidy mind

I tell myself I can't work in a messy room, so I start to tidy it. Hours pass by, and I've ended up colour coordinating my wardrobe and alphabetising my DVD and book shelf, just to avoid getting back to work.

1. Online shopping

Distraction is never more than a click away! I often get tempted onto online shops by adverts that appear on my browser and before I know it I have made a basket of clothes I can't afford!

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