Finally getting around to shopping for uni supplies, I’ve left it a bit late but I’m super excited. I’ve moved my bullet journal over to my Kikki K notebook that my friend got me for Christmas last year, it looks so much nicer now 😋
i’m taking part in a competition in which i can win a scholarship and study scandinavian languages. it’s really important for me so it would be awesome if you could dothis survey. if you don’t want to do it spreading this would mean a lot too ☺
08 02 2016 • “You’ve been hunting round for treasure, find it all in the simple pleasures. I don’t understand this life you lead.”
Doing some reading and note-taking at Uni ahead of my lecture at 4pm. I went to the gym earlier, and I find that exercising in the morning really helps me maintain focus throughout the rest of the day.
Some tips on how to stay motivated to continue to studying from a book.
1) Make a list/table for the day. Every time you finish one page in the book, mark it down. This way you can see your progress, and it makes it a lot easier to continue reading. It can also help you assess how much time you need to read so and so many pages in a certain amount of time. Thus making it easier to make a realistic plan for your day. I have also used post-its/old flashcards to make stacks of paper to have a more physical approach to this “reward system”.
2) Remove distractions: turn off (internet) your phone/computer/tablet, and just remove them.
3) Good lighting: its easier to stay awake and less stress on your eyes if you have a good source of light ☀️
4) Get comfy! Make sure that you have everything at arms reach when you start. I like to have water, a cup of tea, earplugs, a scarf and tissues close by when I read. By not having to leave your study spot, you stay in the zone a lot longer 😊
5) Adjust your sound level. I personally like to have it quiet when I study, so I use earplugs. But others might prefer music or just some background noise when they study. There are apps (eg. myNoise) and websites that can help you with that here: http://studydiaryofamedstudent.tumblr.com/Studywebstuff
6) Get the right temp. If its too cold or too warm it can be difficult to concentrate. I usually get to cold, so I always keep a sweater and a scarf close by.
7) Time it! Set an alarm to set timeframes for yourself. It is a lot easier to continue reading if you know that you will have a break eventually. I recommend having a study break every 20-45 minutes. If you read for 20 minutes, take a break for 10 minutes. And if you read for 45 minutes, take at least 15 minutes. I sometimes even have to set an alarm for how long my breaks are, just to get back in the game as fast as possible.
8) Read with a ruler. It might make it easier for you to read, and keeps your focus.
05.02.2016 || I’m a little late in posting, but i’ve been quite busy for the past couple days.😪 I had a really tough Maths midterm this week and have a Biochem one coming up! But for now I’m taking a break from science and analyzing one of my favourite plays (Macbeth) for English! 📓📝