Make mind maps After doing your reading and revising the content, mind maps are a great way of creating an overview of the material you’ve covered for each topic. When I studied for my Literature A-Level, I made mind-maps for each character/theme and included quotes and elaboration in each of the branches. It helped condense … Continue reading My top 3 revision tips
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Hey everyone, hope you are all well. It’s currently the Easter holidays for us at York, however the word “holiday” always seems to irritate me as it symbolizes peace and relaxation but since about Year 9 these end of term breaks have consisted, for the most part, of revision and assignments. It’s not the best feeling … Continue reading Managing a “holiday” and work
This time of year is a bit of a hectic period of the academic year. You’ve just had Easter break (which was probably spent in your pyjamas, TV remote in one hand and a chocolate egg in the other… at least that is how I spent mine) but exams are just around the corner, so … Continue reading Revision Tips to Ace Your A-Levels!
Hello! So, by now, York will (of course) be your first choice… and you’re starting to think “but it’s so amazingly perfect I don’t want to go anywhere else, what if I don’t get in?!” DO NOT STRESS! Firstly… Getting worked up about whether or not you’ll get into York will only put more pressure on … Continue reading Revision, Revision… Results!!
Well exams are finally over! I hope my time at university doesn’t give me a lasting association of Christmas with revision. But I have the weekend to relax now. I have to say that this festive period wasn’t improved by the fear of flooding, before I went away the river had already burst its banks, … Continue reading Wading Through a Winter Waterland
It can seem sometimes (and those times are usually early January) that life is a bit miserable. Spring term exams are scheduled months in advance, but they still seem to spring up out of nowhere, a pun that explains their title better than the season, which definitely has not arrived by Jan 4th. The mad … Continue reading The Light at the End of the Tunnel (i.e. exams are over!)
I am still madly in love with Christmas. I get excited about the lights being put up from probably about August. Unfortunately, at Christmas, this year, like all my years at school and like many on other courses, I had exams looming over me. However, I still made time to spend with my family, friends and … Continue reading Chocolates, Chemistry and Christmas