Studying

How To Study For An Exam In One Day

Thanks to my terrible time management, I had one day to study for my first exam. But I’ve learned from my past and set aside an entire week for my second one.

So even though I don’t believe in cramming, I consider myself an expert on it now.

  • Don’t panic. It’s not the end of the world. Besides, you’d be surprised at how much you can cover in a day.
  • Make a plan. What topics do you have to cover? When and where will you study? How long are your review sessions going to be? Because you don’t have all the time in the world, focus on important ideas as well as concepts you don’t understand that well.
  • Perform to the best of your abilities. You don’t have to be perfect. But that’s okay. Do what you can. Don’t worry about what you can’t.

Good luck. Don’t fail.

Writing

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2017

It’s that time of the year again.

Where I try to write as many words as I can for Camp NaNoWriMo. While also attempting to not fail any of my exams.

So if I don’t read, like, and comment on your blog posts the second you publish them, you know why.

Also, in the month of April, you’ll probably find me in my bedroom writing for thirty minutes or in a classroom scribbling frantically for three hours.

It’s a wonderful time.

Writing

Hurry Up, April

Is it bad that I’m already looking forward to April? More specifically, I’m looking forward to Camp NaNoWriMo.

Will I participate? Yes.

Will I write 50,000 words? Probably not.

Will I let anything stop me from doing Camp? No.

I don’t know yet what I want to write about or work on. Honestly, I’ll probably decide the day before. There’s still plenty of time. Although I have a feeling April will be here before I know it.

I’m just feeling excited for the NaNo sessions this year. And I felt the need to share my excitement somewhere.

April can’t come fast enough. Even though April means exam season, Camp NaNoWriMo in a way cancels out the struggle that is school.

At least I’ll have a good reason if I fail all my exams.

Writing

Emails, Essays, Exams

Sometimes I wonder why I struggle more to write an email than I do an essay. 

My main issue is I want to acknowledge that I received the message and thank the sender, but I don’t want to bombard someone with another email, especially if it isn’t important or useful. 

Regardless I quite enjoy writing emails. It’s not nearly as stressful as writing an essay. Or an exam. I won’t have to deal with the latter for several more months. 

In high school I didn’t quite understand why university students got four months of summer. Now I do. 

Blogging · Studying · Writing

What I Love-Camp NaNoWriMo: April 2016

You had to have seen this coming.

I mean have you met me?

If it wasn’t for NaNoWriMo, I don’t think I would have written anything that’s longer than ten thousand words.

Wannabe writer right here. Novelist, more like it.

Why did I ever think I could get novels published when I can’t even finish one?

Somehow though, come November, I’m writing more words in one day than I usually do all year.

Hilarious, aren’t I? Delirious too. It’s late. Give me a break. My small brain can’t handle studying, writing, and blogging. Something has to give, okay?

Why do I do this to myself?

But this April I haven’t let myself off the hook.

Despite classes and exams.

School needs to leave me alone.

Of course I finish exams on the second last day of this month, the last day of the official exam period. I refuse to fail at anything, even though university is clearly conspiring against me.

I can’t promise that my posts this summer will be worth reading.

But maybe my Camp NaNoWrimo stories will be!

After I spend the next four years of my life editing them. Or rewriting.

School · Writing

On Writing Essay Based Exams

Since I wrote one essay based exam last night, I now think I’m an expert and can dole out advice.

Like so…

Answer what’s asked.

Even if you’re asked to write about a character you despise so much you wish he or she had died, write about him or her anyway. I may or may not have some anger issues I need to work out.

Use the space allotted as a guide to how much you should write.

If how many points are awarded per question, use that to your advantage as well. Use everything to your advantage, especially if you feel like you’re at a disadvantage.

Don’t write big.

It’s better to have some lines remaining than run out of space. Yes, I had extra paper in my booklet. No, I didn’t write big. I’m not that much of a hypocrite.

Note the questions that are worth the most points.

Tackle them first to ensure you have a chance at getting the majority of your marks. If they’re equal, divide your time as evenly as you can.

Fluff is fluff.

Fluff isn’t worth your writing time or the grader’s reading time. Don’t include it to begin with. Save yourself from the pain.

Be thorough but not redundant or repetitive.

Saying the same thing again and again isn’t going to help your case.

Depending on my final grade, I’ll let you know how well I did on the exam. My gut feeling is leaning towards not so well right now.

Maybe one day you’ll decide I’m very wise and my advice is worth following. Until then trust no one and nothing. Especially me and this blog.

Personal Reflection

June 2015: What I Love

The 22nd of each month always creeps up on me. Doubly so because of exams this June. But technically I’m done high school now.

So here’s what I’ve been loving this month.

Pens

24 Pens In 1 Cup

Paper Mate InkJoy Pen

I love me some pens. 24 of them to be exact. There’s nothing to dislike about them.

If the mug looks familiar, it’s because I posted three pictures of two cups last month. And if you haven’t seen those images, you can find them here.

I took way too many photos for this post. And none of them turned out well. These ones are the best of the worst.

Studying · Writing

A Writer Studying For A Kinesiology Exam

She opens the textbook.

She sees a word.

She looks up the origin of said word.

She closes the textbook.

She repeats this process several times.