Making Money: For Students

If anything, this was initially a list of resources that I had compiled to remind myself of the ways in which I could make money, but I’ve decided to share it as I feel as though it might be beneficial to people other than myself.

As a student, I know the struggle of both trying to get by with and without a job and how extra disposable cash is always appreciated. I know as well as you do that time is precious, however, and that searching the web for “how to make money quickly” and the likes of is often pointless and time consuming. If you have anything that could be added to this list, or you can vouch for anything already here, let me know in the comments. This list is going to be regularly updated so it might be an idea to bookmark it now and refer to it as time goes on.

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How to Beat Exam Stress

An independent study of 2000 college students by Stop Procrastinating found that 64% are worried that stress and anxiety is affecting performance which will result in lower grades than expected. As a student myself – and one who is in the very middle of taking my GCSE’s right now – I am no stranger to the stresses that exams can bring. It’s easy to say “don’t stress about exams” but it’s a lot harder to actually not stress about exams. They’re important and so, of course, it’s human nature that you will worry. The key is to optimise yourself to deal with this stress.

Relax

relaxMake sure that you aren’t revising non-stop. Evidence has shown that your brain finds it difficult to focus and retain information after 45 minutes, anyway, so try and kick-back and spend some time with your friends or listening to music or in front of the television before you continue to revise.

Listen to your favourite bands when you’re not studying and leave that concentration music to accompany your revision sessions.

Pretty Notes

Notes that are aesthetically pleasing are not only proven to help your brain retain information, but it gives revision a degree of fun. Using bright colours and diagrams are an easy way to memorise things whilst also taking pride in the way your notes looks which takes away the idea that note taking is a chore.

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6 Delirious Study Hacks

My final set of mock exams before my final exams in 2015 started last Friday and I have spent every day since revising and learning how to revise. Today presents me with a Biology exam and a Media exam and I have to say that I am perhaps most unprepared I have been all week, yet far more prepared than I have been any other year. That’s because I decided to learn about revision techniques, and I have compiled some of the tips that worked best for me.

Study Hacks and Revision Tips

Revision tipsRead Upside Down

If cramming is a must, read upside down (the paper, not you) and out loud. You’ll focus more on what you are reading than you will when you are mindlessly skimming your books, despite the fact that it’s a slow technique.

45 minutes

Your brain finds it difficult to retain information after 45 minutes so separate your revision schedule into chunks: 45 minutes of revision, ten minute break. Repeat. Continue reading 6 Delirious Study Hacks

01:46 Teach Me How To Study

They’re stressful, exams. One or two are more than enough but it’s hard not to burn out when you have weeks of exams.

Maths. English. Maths (again). Citizenship. IT. Media. Science. Citizenship (again). Science (again). Spanish. Spanish (again).

That’s my exam timetable for the next two weeks. Luckily, I don’t have as many exams as some of my peers.

Tomorrow, I’m going to spend the day studying and learning how to study. Revision at the moment is too difficult. How is it even done effectively?

I’ve been told to allow myself time to “live”; not to burn myself out. I’ve also been told to burn myself out; sacrifice my life for the next two weeks. Any advice on the topic has been a contradiction, so far.

So, teach me how to study?

How to Use Font Wisely

WISE USE OF FONTIf you followed my old blog or happen to know me personally, you’ll be aware of the fact that I am an utter design enthusiast. I pride myself in creating nice looking graphics and am currently on a mission to find the graphic theme that best fits the personality of this blog (and so the graphics around here might not match each other for a while).

In order to create a fresh design, the use of text is almost always necessary. But, how is it used correctly? After all, if you don’t have your use of text right, it can put someone straight off of reading your advertisement, blog, leaflet ect. If used correctly, text is your greatest weapon.

HEADING

Letter Spacing

Creating a visual hierarchy is vital and doing so can be easily done by specifying a different size, weight (and maybe even font) for your heading, sub-headings and body copy. It is the best way to differentiate your content and is also very aesthetically pleasing. Continue reading How to Use Font Wisely

How To Start Your Week Off Right

HOW TOIt’s natural to occasionally have a case of the Monday Blues. There are few people who embrace the start of the week, and even fewer who enjoy it.

Personally, I have never been one to greet Monday’s with a warm hug but rather will a forceful push. Everything’s wrong; everyone‘s wrong; and, most importantly, everything feels wrong. There is rarely a Monday morning that comes when I don’t want to punch everything that breaths the wrong way – and don’t dare accidentally push into me in the corridors!

That being said, starting your week off agitated, tired or without enthusiasm is never the way to go. The hardest thing is knowing how to change this. Continue reading How To Start Your Week Off Right