I know, I know. After packing up your books for the semester, enjoying your christmas meal with uni mates and waving a sweet goodbye to Southampton, studying is the last thing you want to hear about. But nonetheless, we cannot deny that hiding behind that diabetic Santa Claus and oversized christmas tree, is that pesky killjoy: exam season.
So I thought I’d make it a little easier on you and hand out a few hints on how to not waste a second of this break and how, despite how much your Nan wants you to try her new plum sauce recipe, not to get sidetracked from reaching that ever elusive first class!
And in true ‘Grinch’ fashion, I’m going to try my best to deliver it to you in rhyme. Hey, whoever said Wessex Scene ain’t cheery, huh?
1. Go to your local library
Sure it has awkward opening times
And the librarians are scary and old
But studying straight from 9-5
Is more productive than “working” in a festive household.
2. Assign time for family and friends
Yes, the key to it all is balance
Pencil in time for Uncle Ben and Aunt Sue
Leaving enough gaps in your timetable will be a challenge
But not as much as if you miss Anne’s christmas do.
3. Assign rooms for different subjects and activities
Yes, it is a proven fact
That we can use locations to activate our brains
So use the bedroom for study, the sitting room for a chat
And the study for that new Xbox game.
4. Make (colourful) posters
A mundane, but fun activity
You can complete in any amount of noise
But stick it on your wall and before you sleep
Try to memorise every fact, figure and bullet point.
5. Have a clear and comprehensive study plan
Once you know exactly what you have to do
And the fear hasn’t crippled your bones
Get down to work, with breaks every hour or two
And DON’T GET DISTRACTED BY HOME !!
Have fun studying! Let me know how it goes.