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Time management at the end of term

Just like that, we can see the end of the study term on the horizon. As we race full steam ahead into the final weeks of classes, you may be feeling slightly (or very) overwhelmed 🙋‍♀️.

The end of each term comes flush with a bunch of assessments and exams, and to make matters worse, they’re all due at once. But don’t throw in the towel just yet, there is still time to smash out those final assessments and if the stress is getting to you remember that you have come this far. You’ve done weeks of study and work already, and that truly is half the battle.

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The magic of positive reinforcement: why you should reward yourself for studying

Exams and final assessments are looming, and every student feels a different way about the pointy end of the semester. Perhaps you’ve reached the point in your university career where you’re used to the exam butterflies, or maybe these are your first ever uni exams and you’re brimming with nerves at the thought. How does one deal with this kind of stress at exam and assessment time? Whether you have a study system in place, or you’re flying by the seat of your pants, there’s a neat little idea called positive motivation that can benefit you.

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Study support without leaving your bed

Who doesn’t love a lazy Sunday… and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday…?

Okay, so maybe we’re all guilty of chilling at home rather than venturing into uni and there have certainly been a few days where we swapped our study notes for pyjamas and pillows.

This doesn’t mean we have to make studying at home hard for ourselves! There’s a lot of things that can be done from the very comfort of our home. So if you’re struggling with your next assignment, you don’t have to run to your local library and bury yourself in books.

Just sit back, get yourself a cuppa, and check out some of these study supports you can access without even having to leave your bed.

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7 tips for creating the perfect study at home timetable

Are you trying to study at home by yourself but finding it impossible to motivate yourself and get into a groove? Want to know how you can adapt and kick your academic goals for the rest of the semester? The secret comes in a well-planned and organised home study timetable. Whether you are a seasoned professional or this is your first time trying to study at home, a study timetable will keep you on track, accountable, and ready to tackle the rest of the semester.

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Combatting Procrastination

It can be incredibly hard to find focus when you have so many distractions around you.

Assignments can be hard enough to complete without any added distractions. How are you supposed to manage your time and complete that quiz when you’ve just remembered that the guitar you’ve been meaning to restring for three years is sitting in the cupboard, calling your name? And how could you open a textbook when this is the perfect opportunity to finally get around to reading War and Peace? Procrastination can be a killer of productivity. Luckily for you, Navigator has compiled a volume of handy tips sourced from university staff and your fellow students.

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6 ways you can improve your academic skills

Imagine a world where you can get feedback on that dreaded assessment you’ve been putting off. It would be pretty amazing, yeah? While your academics aren’t the be-all and end-all of your university experience, it’s a crucial part of helping you find success. After all, isn’t the content you’re studying the main reason you came to university? Researching, writing academic essays and referencing can feel … Continue reading 6 ways you can improve your academic skills

Why you should give PASS a go

Have you ever felt like you’re struggling to understand your course content? Like you need someone to break it down into your language? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. This is where PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) is able to help. What is PASS? PASS Program Coordinator Karen Cutts, says PASS is a “regularly scheduled, super-charged study session” led by a student who has … Continue reading Why you should give PASS a go

Studying hacks

Are you someone who struggles to study during exam time? We’ve all been there at some time or another.

According to Lil, a Learning Advisor for Academic Learning Support there are numerous reasons we don’t study effectively. One reason is that we try to “do too much at once,” in which we tend to procrastinate. Family and friends also tend to interrupt us and our surroundings can also be factors that make us struggle to study.

We’ve compiled some tips for you to make the most of studying in exam time.

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