studyingistheshit
attackonsociallife:

IVE ONLY JUST REALISED THE HORRIFIC GRAMMATICAL ERROR I AM SORRY I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR 8HRS OK I CHANGED IT GOMEN
The exam season is almost upon us (well us UK lot anyway I’m not sure about like global exam seasons) so I have decided to compose a little masterpost of helpful tips, playlists, revision links and stuff (are u impressed with my paint skills, shown above)(ps: when i say applies to UK i mean like some of the links and subjects might be like UK specific idk omg) anyway lets go!
PLAYLISTS -
INSTRUMENTAL:
Above the Stars
A New Adventure
Storytime: Pt1 (These are my favourite)
Midnight
Everyday I’m Studyin’
Ultimate Study Playlist: Pt1
Songs Without Words
Focus and Feeling
Battlefield
I F*cking Love Film Scores
Bon Courage
Exam Study Mix
Concentration
Modern Fairytale IV
Focus
VOCAL:
Cut Your Teeth (electronic, hip hop, soul, rnb)
Stubborn Love (indie, acoustic)
Sweaters (indie folk, acoustic, folk)
Give me something Indie and I’ll make it dance (indie, electronic, folk)
The Coffees Never Strong Enough (indie, folk, alternative, acoustic)
Covers Better than the Original (indie rock, rock, alternative) 
Turn Down (hip hop, rap, rnb, electronic)
Indie - Folk - Rock (indie, folk, rock, electronic) 
Deep Vibes (electronic, house, deep house, hardcore)
Three Hours of Studying (folk, indie, acoustic, alternative)
8pm (indie, alternative, folk)
Symetrique (experimental, downtempo, post-pop)
ADDITIONAL:
Coffitivity - Coffee Shop sounds!
So now you’ve fitted yourself with the perfect playlist you can get down to [attempting] revision. Is that all important tea at hand? I mean pen, sorry.
REVISION WEBSITES:
BBC Bitesize
WW1 Poetry analysis (Move Him to the Sun)
S-Cool
Revision World
GCSE Pod (audio revision)
Get Revising
My GCSE Science
MyMaths (Oh I have some gruesome memories with this website)
The Student Room: A Level Revision Notes
GetRevising: Revision links (There is an absolute shitton of stuff on here)
What do you mean, putting pen to paper?
BEST WAYS TO REVISE:
The first thing I’ve personally found that helps with revision is specifications! No matter what subject you take it will have a specification (an outline of the entire course, what you need to know for the exam), it can be found on the subjects exam board website (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, e.c.t.). Simply find your qualification and subject and tad-ah!
Another great way to revise is past papers! Again, these can be found on exam board websites. I know what you’re thinking ‘ew exam prep’ but trust me, getting used to the structure of the paper is a massive plus. You’ll gradually notice the general trend of questions asked which will help you prepare and if you decide to actually do the paper in timed conditions it will help you get used to answering them!
Start revising ASAP, even if its just getting to know your way around the course specification if will be a massive help and it will mean less cramming!
Make notes in colour, it has been proven that those who make notes in colour (or highlighting) are more likely to remember them!
Find out if you’re a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner, by doing this you’ll be able to figure out the best revision techniques for you! (Take a free test here, it’s just multi-answer questions dont worry)
Record yourself speaking your revision notes, if you do this and listen back to them over and over you’ll be helping yourself remember without realising (this is especially good for auditory learners)
Read back the notes you just made and then try again without looking! If you get something wrong, do it again!
Create mindmaps, this is a really good technique no matter what type of learner you are as its easy to picture them in your mind when trying to recall (especially if you do it in colours!)
Flashcards!
Create presentations, this is a really great way to revise sub genres of a course! (this website is especially good for making presentations)(it is free as well)
Revise in 20-30minute bursts then have a 5-10minute break!! It has been proven (again) that after a prolonged period of time your brains ability to concentrate decreases, so try to have regular breaks, even if its just a pee-and-tea break!
A-Level revision tips
Revision tips
Now all that revision is done and dusted (for now), phew! Good job! Can you see that A-grade on the horizon yet? Time for a break anyway so, how about some of these?
18 Microwavable Mug Snacks!
Danisnotonfire’s YouTube channel
Fancy checking out what films are good this year?
Fanfiction
Squat challenge: 225 squats to burn 100 calories?!
Mini games
Why James Blunt won at Twitter 2013
Heck yeah Norse Mythology 
Still not quite over the end of HP? There, there
Bedroom Feng Shui
Inspirational quotes, coming your way
Ok I am totally out of ideas of what to do on breaks and such but remember - don’t push yourself too hard, have fun and do your best!
Good luck, you’ll do great!

attackonsociallife:

IVE ONLY JUST REALISED THE HORRIFIC GRAMMATICAL ERROR I AM SORRY I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR 8HRS OK I CHANGED IT GOMEN

The exam season is almost upon us (well us UK lot anyway I’m not sure about like global exam seasons) so I have decided to compose a little masterpost of helpful tips, playlists, revision links and stuff (are u impressed with my paint skills, shown above)(ps: when i say applies to UK i mean like some of the links and subjects might be like UK specific idk omg) anyway lets go!

PLAYLISTS -

INSTRUMENTAL:

VOCAL:

ADDITIONAL:

So now you’ve fitted yourself with the perfect playlist you can get down to [attempting] revision. Is that all important tea at hand? I mean pen, sorry.

REVISION WEBSITES:

What do you mean, putting pen to paper?

BEST WAYS TO REVISE:

  • The first thing I’ve personally found that helps with revision is specifications! No matter what subject you take it will have a specification (an outline of the entire course, what you need to know for the exam), it can be found on the subjects exam board website (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, e.c.t.). Simply find your qualification and subject and tad-ah!
  • Another great way to revise is past papers! Again, these can be found on exam board websites. I know what you’re thinking ‘ew exam prep’ but trust me, getting used to the structure of the paper is a massive plus. You’ll gradually notice the general trend of questions asked which will help you prepare and if you decide to actually do the paper in timed conditions it will help you get used to answering them!
  • Start revising ASAP, even if its just getting to know your way around the course specification if will be a massive help and it will mean less cramming!
  • Make notes in colour, it has been proven that those who make notes in colour (or highlighting) are more likely to remember them!
  • Find out if you’re a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner, by doing this you’ll be able to figure out the best revision techniques for you! (Take a free test here, it’s just multi-answer questions dont worry)
  • Record yourself speaking your revision notes, if you do this and listen back to them over and over you’ll be helping yourself remember without realising (this is especially good for auditory learners)
  • Read back the notes you just made and then try again without looking! If you get something wrong, do it again!
  • Create mindmaps, this is a really good technique no matter what type of learner you are as its easy to picture them in your mind when trying to recall (especially if you do it in colours!)
  • Flashcards!
  • Create presentations, this is a really great way to revise sub genres of a course! (this website is especially good for making presentations)(it is free as well)
  • Revise in 20-30minute bursts then have a 5-10minute break!! It has been proven (again) that after a prolonged period of time your brains ability to concentrate decreases, so try to have regular breaks, even if its just a pee-and-tea break!
  • A-Level revision tips
  • Revision tips

Now all that revision is done and dusted (for now), phew! Good job! Can you see that A-grade on the horizon yet? Time for a break anyway so, how about some of these?

Ok I am totally out of ideas of what to do on breaks and such but remember - don’t push yourself too hard, have fun and do your best!

Good luck, you’ll do great!

studymotivationuniversity
usszacharyquinto:

Studying is Boring! A Guide.
So next week I have three assignments due in, their word count added together equaling 11,000 words, and in May I have a 3 hour exam of which I am in no way prepared. My problem is motivation. I find doing assignments and revising so boring no matter how important they are or now near the deadline is. I’d rather not do it at all and fail then actually do it, which is a problems.
So I’ve decided to put together this master post full of things that help me to motivate myself and to de-stress.
Music - 8tracks.com
Here is a selection of calming and study related playlists that I listen to when trying to study.
Ultimate Study Time (no lyrics)
Light a candle, pour some tea, and relax 
Breathe in, breathe out
Just in Time for Finals
Exam Study Mix
You can also make a playlist of your own using the tracks that work for you best.
Stopping procrastination
getcoldturkey is an excellent program that temporarily blocks you off social media sites, addicting websites, games and even programs
Have open an extra writing document or have a notebook with you - sometimes I find that when I get stuck the best thing to do is to write about ANYTHING even if it’s just “this is so boring why am i doing this i wish i was doing something else please send help”
The Environment
Being in the right environment is crucial to how much work you get done
Make sure you’re somewhere that’s comfortable (for me that’s i my bedroom curled up in bed in my pyjamas) so surround yourself with pillows, blankets, familiar objects, etc
Always get rid of distractions, be it a games console or the tv, switch them off so you won’t be tempted
Always make sure to have something to eat and drink at hand so you don’t have to move too far to get them
Make sure there is plenty of natural light as sitting under artificial light for too long can be damaging to the eyes and can cause headaches and tiredness
Take a break every hour
Taking a break isn’t the same as procrastinating. We were advised at university to study for one hour and then to take a break by doing something that is completely different from that which you are doing. Here are a few ideas:
Room Escape Games
Drawing Games
Go for a walk
Take some photos of random objects
Watch TV
Create a world
Window shop on etsy or ebay
Bake cookies
Take a nap (don’t forget to set an alarm!)
Have a bath
Food and Drink
Blueberries, blackberries, pumpkin seeds, nuts, olives (for boosting brain power)
Walnuts, avocados, citrus fruit, dark chocolate (for boosting creativity)
Green tea is exceptionally good for de-stressing however a hot drink of any kind can do wonders for making you feel comfortable (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, hot milk)
Try to avoid anything full of sugar such as energy drinks and sweets to snack on
I hope this helps you!

usszacharyquinto:

Studying is Boring! A Guide.

So next week I have three assignments due in, their word count added together equaling 11,000 words, and in May I have a 3 hour exam of which I am in no way prepared. My problem is motivation. I find doing assignments and revising so boring no matter how important they are or now near the deadline is. I’d rather not do it at all and fail then actually do it, which is a problems.

So I’ve decided to put together this master post full of things that help me to motivate myself and to de-stress.

Music - 8tracks.com

Here is a selection of calming and study related playlists that I listen to when trying to study.

You can also make a playlist of your own using the tracks that work for you best.

Stopping procrastination
  • getcoldturkey is an excellent program that temporarily blocks you off social media sites, addicting websites, games and even programs
  • Have open an extra writing document or have a notebook with you - sometimes I find that when I get stuck the best thing to do is to write about ANYTHING even if it’s just “this is so boring why am i doing this i wish i was doing something else please send help”
The Environment

Being in the right environment is crucial to how much work you get done

  • Make sure you’re somewhere that’s comfortable (for me that’s i my bedroom curled up in bed in my pyjamas) so surround yourself with pillows, blankets, familiar objects, etc
  • Always get rid of distractions, be it a games console or the tv, switch them off so you won’t be tempted
  • Always make sure to have something to eat and drink at hand so you don’t have to move too far to get them
  • Make sure there is plenty of natural light as sitting under artificial light for too long can be damaging to the eyes and can cause headaches and tiredness
Take a break every hour

Taking a break isn’t the same as procrastinating. We were advised at university to study for one hour and then to take a break by doing something that is completely different from that which you are doing. Here are a few ideas:

Food and Drink
  • Blueberries, blackberries, pumpkin seeds, nuts, olives (for boosting brain power)
  • Walnuts, avocados, citrus fruit, dark chocolate (for boosting creativity)
  • Green tea is exceptionally good for de-stressing however a hot drink of any kind can do wonders for making you feel comfortable (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, hot milk)
  • Try to avoid anything full of sugar such as energy drinks and sweets to snack on
I hope this helps you!
fithealthyfuture
sassyfitblog:

7 Ways to Reach Your Goals & Not Give Up
This can apply to fitness, health, work or just life in general.
Take a Shot - Nothing tried, nothing done. Every day holds a new opportunity.
Be Realistic - If you set unrealistic goals for yourself, you may be setting yourself up for failure.
Stay Strong -  Stick with it. It will get better.
Keep on Target - If you don’t see a change, try a new approach.
Persist - No one said it was going to be easy. Keep going.
Don’t Doubt - It will be worth it.
Push Yourself - Don’t give up. You’re almost there.
Reblog to share.
Follow my blog for more #motivational infographics:)

sassyfitblog:

7 Ways to Reach Your Goals & Not Give Up

This can apply to fitness, health, work or just life in general.

  1. Take a Shot - Nothing tried, nothing done. Every day holds a new opportunity.
  2. Be Realistic - If you set unrealistic goals for yourself, you may be setting yourself up for failure.
  3. Stay Strong -  Stick with it. It will get better.
  4. Keep on Target - If you don’t see a change, try a new approach.
  5. Persist - No one said it was going to be easy. Keep going.
  6. Don’t Doubt - It will be worth it.
  7. Push Yourself - Don’t give up. You’re almost there.

Reblog to share.

Follow my blog for more #motivational infographics:)

fithealthyfuture
be-healfit:

This idea came after receiving messages like “how to start working out”, “how to stay motivated”, “how to not be bored” etc.. I thought about something simple and maybe more excited than a “planned schedule” : The Abs Surprise Challenge for Beginners ! It’s really simple : no ” x reps to do”, no need to search videos, no need to worry —> You randomly click on a link without knowing the kind of exercise it will be, and let’s go ! Maybe the fact of not knowing the video before starting it will be funnier and more excited. And having fun is a way to stay motivated !
Plus, working on self-esteem is important, so video’s names are positive words. A way to remember you are worth it. :)
Are you motivated ? If yes, feel free to start this challenge whenever you want, there is no specific day. The prime word is : FUN ! So enjoy it and i hope you’ll be lucky ! 
Rules: 
Do not be curious : not allowed to check videos ! 
Do not change the video once you clicked.
Have to do a different video everyday.
Put 2 rest days AT LEAST each week.
One video per day. No more !
Let’s go ! 
Your positive workout list is waiting for you ! Don’t forget : make a random choice.  
I am beautiful
I am optimistic
I am valuable 
I am brave
I am strong 
I am adorable
I am unique
I am glorious
I am talented
I am invincible
I am sexy
I am confident
I am happy
I am bright
I am combative
I am adventurous
I am sympathetic 
I am ambitious
I am determined
I am fearless
I am friendly
I am competent
I am capable
I am hilarious

be-healfit:

This idea came after receiving messages like “how to start working out”, “how to stay motivated”, “how to not be bored” etc.. I thought about something simple and maybe more excited than a “planned schedule” : The Abs Surprise Challenge for Beginners ! It’s really simple : no ” x reps to do”, no need to search videos, no need to worry —> You randomly click on a link without knowing the kind of exercise it will be, and let’s go ! Maybe the fact of not knowing the video before starting it will be funnier and more excited. And having fun is a way to stay motivated !

Plus, working on self-esteem is important, so video’s names are positive words. A way to remember you are worth it. :)

Are you motivated ? If yes, feel free to start this challenge whenever you want, there is no specific day. The prime word is : FUN ! So enjoy it and i hope you’ll be lucky ! 

Rules

  • Do not be curious : not allowed to check videos ! 
  • Do not change the video once you clicked.
  • Have to do a different video everyday.
  • Put 2 rest days AT LEAST each week.
  • One video per day. No more !
  • Let’s go ! 

Your positive workout list is waiting for you ! Don’t forget : make a random choice.