07 October 2015


Review your syllabus. Figure out when all of your exams will be and how much of your grade they are worth. Put these dates into your calendar or planner so they don't sneak up on you! Plan review sessions beginning at least a week in advance of each exam. Ideally, you'll do several mini-reviews well in advance, rather than trying to cram everything into one mega session. Pay attention in class. This seems like a no-brainer, but actually paying attention while you're in class will help you immensely once exam time comes. Don't fall into the trap of thinking you'll just "absorb" knowledge; be an active learner. Listen carefully, because teachers often give hints like "The most important thing about this topic is...". Or they may just place emphasis on certain words and issues. This is the real key to testing well. The more you absorb the information early on, the less studying you'll need to do.Take good notes. This is easier said than done, but learning how to take good notes will help you immensely once it comes time to study. Write down everything your teacher writes on the board or puts up in slides. Try to record as much of what the teacher says as possible, but don't allow taking notes to distract you so much that you forget to listen. Make studying a part of your habits. Too often, it's easy to view studying as something that only gets done at the last minute in a huge overnight cram session. Instead, try setting aside some time every day to study. Scheduling it just like another appointment or class may help you stay motivated to continue the habit.
Ask about the exam format. Ask your teacher what format the test will be in, how it will be graded, if there are any opportunities for extra credit, and if they would be willing to talk to you about highlighting in your notes what the most important broad subjects will be.
Start as early as possible. Don't cram. Cramming the night before is proven to be ineffective, because you're taking in so much information at once that it's impossible to memorize it at all — in fact, you'll hardly retain anything. Studying before and going over it multiple times really is the best way to learn the material. This is especially true with things like history and theoretical subjects. Always study when you have the chance, even if it is only for 15 or 20 minutes. These short study periods add up fast! Study in chunks of 25 minutes using the Pomodoro Technique. After that make a break of 5 minutes; repeat the process 3x, then make a longer pause of 30-45 minutes.
Study for your learning style. If you're a visual learner, using pictures can help. Auditory learners should record themselves saying notes and recite it afterwards. If you are a physical person, lecture to yourself (out loud) while also using your hands or moving around; this way it will be easier for you to memorize. Adjust your study techniques to fit your subject. Subjects such as mathematics require a lot of practice with problem sets in order to become familiar with the processes required. Subjects in the humanities, such as history or literature, may require more information synthesis and memorization of things such as terms or dates. Whatever you do, don't just re-read the same set of notes over and over again. In order to actually learn, you need to take an active role in knowledge creation as well as information review. Try finding the "big picture" among what you've taken down or reorganizing your notes by theme or date. Ask for help. If you need help, ask someone who is good at these subjects. Friends, family, tutors, and teachers are all good options. If you don't understand what the person helping you is communicating, don't be afraid to ask them to elaborate. Asking teachers for help conveys your commitment to the material and can be helpful in the future as well as with your exams. Always remember to ask your teacher if you do not know what she is talking about or if you need more information. The teacher will probably be glad to help.There are often resources at schools and colleges that can help you cope with stress, answer study-related questions, give you study tips and other forms of guidance. Ask your teacher or visit your school's website to learn how to use these resources

05 October 2015


Welcome to my simple life. Today's blogpost is all about what I usually do on a daily basis. It is quite obvious that I wake up in the morning and take a long-ass shower for almost 30 minutes, in short, I get myself ready for the day. I just put a layer of make-up on my face before I go outdoors. I have been into beauty recently, so I am going to give you guys a quick head up of what I use daily; Face & Body foundation by Mac as well as for the liquid concealer and blush + highlighter by Topshop. Furthermore, I top it off with a small amount of mascara and in the meantime I applied my striplashes to add some extra define touch to my eyes. As breakfast, I always have yogurt along with a cup of tea (strawberry flavour) or a lightweight avocado sandwhich with boiled egg. Then the day finally starts...whether you are at work or at home, fulfill your responsibilities. Do what needs to get done and do it right. A job well done is a great way to lift your spirit.Everyone is happy when they accomplish a long awaited goal or dream. Be active in setting goals. Be realistic in your expectations. Work hard to make things happen. However, I am not very good in doing my own time schedule, so I am still in progress to improve my skills, but I am slowly getting there. Build strong relationships with friends and family. Friends and family can be your support and your cheerleaders. They can be there for you when you need it and you can be there for them. Do what you can to build strong relationships with those around you. Be reliable and understanding. Learn how to make a relationship thrive. This is one of the reasons why I do want to see my family members or friends often in order to socialize with them and keeping up with their social life as well. Other than that, I spend my life most of the time to blogging including taking pictures of myself.

02 October 2015


Do you find yourself feeling stressed and overwhelmed when studying for quizzes, tests, or final exams? This is a common problem among many young people, whether they be in junior high or college. However, there are many tricks that can be used to avoid being stressed about studying for school. If you'd like to reduce your own study stress, read on.
Read Ahead. Most study materials needed for a class can be found in a textbook or handout, and the instructor's lectures only reiterate what the text teaches. Getting ahead on reading the material will ensure that you understand it (or at least some of it) before the teacher talks about it. This will greatly reduce your study time later because you will be ahead of the rest of the class in comprehending the new topic or chapter.
Pay Attention. Whether you are taking a college course on psychology or a driver's education class, it is important to pay close attention to what your instructor is saying. Typically, if the teacher repeats themselves or writes something on the board, it is important to understand and remember. Try to make it to every class, and take notes to keep yourself from being distracted during the lecture.
Take Meaningful Notes. An important part of preventing distraction is by taking concise, clear notes in class. Write down things the teacher repeats or writes on the board. Write down things you do not clearly understand or cannot remember. Use graphs, diagrams, and arrows to thoroughly explain concepts. This will help you understand lectures and will reduce study stress at a later time.
Study Early. When your instructor gives you the date for an exam or quiz, mark the date on your calendar and begin studying immediately. That way, you can space out your studying and maximize your information intake while minimizing the time you must take to study every night. Set aside thirty minutes every evening to reiterate what you learned in class that day. If the class is calculus, do a few practice problems. If it's driver's education, quiz yourself on what to do in the right turn lane. This will allow stress-free studying, and when the exam date comes, you will be ready without cramming.
Ask Questions. If you find yourself not understanding a concept and the text is not making it clear to you, ask questions. You must ask questions in order to have stress-free studying. If you do not understand something, your studying will be confusing and help you very little. If the teacher mentions something in class, do not be afraid to raise your hand and ask if they can explain it further. Better yet, talk to your teacher after school to get some one-on-one time so that you feel confident about your comprehension of a topic.
Avoid Cramming. If you follow the above tips thoroughly and you are very strict about studying, you will see no reason to cram the night before the exam. Cramming actually reduces your understanding because it makes your brain tired and causes you to forget vital information. Study, don't cram.
Rest. Rest is actually vastly important for your mind to retain information. Getting adequate sleep allows the mind to store concepts and topics so that you can remember and understand them. Get enough sleep the night before an exam. This should be no problem, since you won't be cramming!

14 September 2015


Do you have those days where you say to yourself, "I don't need school," or those days when you don't feel like rolling out of bed? You're not alone, but doing well in school will set you up to have the life you want down the road. There are many things you can do to keep yourself motivated in school. Imagine the life you want as an adult. School may be boring on a day-to-day basis, and some of your classes might feel unimportant right now, but remember that without school, you won’t be able to live the life you want as an adult. Studies have shown that young people working toward clear goals have higher achievements and life satisfaction.Write a list of the things you’d like to be able to provide for yourself as an adult. Consider the skills you’ll need in your dream job. You want to love the job you have when you grow up, so take your time in school to prepare the skills you’ll need to get that job. Make a list of all the jobs you can see yourself being happy in.
For each job, list the skills you’ll need to do that job well. Match up those skills with the classes and clubs at school that will prepare you for your dream job. Work extra hard in those classes. Join those clubs. Know that working hard in school will ensure a fulfilling career later in life. Take advantage of social opportunities. This doesn’t mean that you should be talking through class or passing notes, but it does mean to make school more enjoyable by embracing your classmates. Don’t have a bad, grumpy attitude just because you’re in school. Enjoy your classmates’ company, and you might even find yourself looking forward to school. Schedule your study time. If you don’t set yourself up to do well in school, you’ll absolutely hate facing it every day. By creating a regular schedule for after school and the weekends, you’ll bring up your grades, improve your self-confidence, and appreciate school more.