Saturday, 28 May 2016

How to study smart

Get all study  materials together


Before you begin make sure you have all the essentials you’ll need. This includes notebook, text books, class notes, past exam papers, pens and your syllabus.




Take regular breaks


Studies have shown our brains can only access information for 40 minutes at a time. This means every 40 minutes you should take about a 20 minute break. You could have some food, paint your nails, watch some TV or catch up on some social media. It may also be a good idea to change subject when your return to study.



Be comfortable

This is so important! For you this could mean listening to some music, changing your environment I like to study in coffee shops or having a cup of green tea. If it's sunny you can study outside.Whatever works for you. You should make sure your wearing comfortable clothes as well, this helps your overall mood. Everyone is happier studying in comfy clothes (I said happier not happy ).



Use information given

Your syllabus, class notes and exam papers have all the information you need to know. Your syllabus will give you a list of all topics covered per module. Tick theses off as you study.
Some lecturers will give out class notes (most of mine do), others you will have to take down notes in lectures. 

The lecture notes given often have more information than needed this is because lecturers like to give students a background in the topic. Background is not needed on an exam so making your own notes without background in them will make your notes shorter and easier to quickly revise.

Exam papers are the most important piece of information you have! Lecturer’s are like leopards they don’t change their spots, meaning when you read past exams papers the questions from year to year are strikingly similar. If you can do the questions in past exam papers your guaranteed to pass! ( pay close attention to exam papers written by your lecturer) 








Thursday, 26 May 2016

5 Healthy Student breakfasts

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

It's as easy as it sounds just chop up some of your favourite fruits and place half on the bottom of the jar then yogurt, then fruit, then yogurt again. I used natural yogurt, peach, pear and kiwi. This is a nice breakfast if you want something light because I won't lie it's not very filling. it is very easy to make and can be eaten on the go.



Fruit Bowl

This is another light meal. It's great for hot summer days. I wouldn't recommend this if you have a long day ahead. I like to have this if I am running late. I make it the night before and take it with me.



Porridge

This is arguably the healthiest thing you can have for breakfast. It is so super filling. A lot of brands have added vitamins. It can get a little bit boring if your having this for breakfast every day so don't be afraid to mix things up. you can add yogurt and berries to make overnight oats. make it the night before leave it in the fridge and grab and go the next morning. As you can see I like to drink green tea with mine.



Pancakes

I like this on weekends or days when I have a bit more time. It's good to have a change and they are so yummy you would never imagine they are healthy for you. 
You can add whatever toppings you like. On days were I am trying to be healthy I put yogurt and berries on mine. You could also add nutella if you want something sweeter.



Ingredients

  • Half a banana
  • 1 egg
  • Half a cup of porridge oats
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence 
  • half a teaspoon of baking powder

Omelette

Okay so I am not a chef ( clearly) and my omelettes tend to look more like scrambled eggs. But don't judge them on face value they actually taste really good. Omelettes are great because you can put whatever you like in them. This is just how I prefer my omelettes.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • Half a cup of milk
  • Peppers
  • Chillies
  • Ham