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The Everest Philosophy: A strategy to help you finish projects and assignments when you’re sick and tired of them

The situation is this: you need to finish an assignment but you just can’t find the energy to get started. Quite frankly, you’re sick of this thing. So what do you do? You procrastinate. Have you ever had this sort of experienced before? If this has happened to you, you’ve probably got something called cook’s […]

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Exploring Learning Styles: Fact or Fiction?

I recently took an online test to figure out what my learning style was. According to learning style theory, we all have a preferred bodily sense through which we learn information best. Some of us are visual learners, others auditory learners, and the rest of us kinaesthetic learners. Based on the learning style concept, if […]

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How to study effectively over the holidays without burning out

Holidays are the perfect time to recharge and refocus for the New Year. Some students and parents also see holidays as the perfect opportunity to get a head start on the school curriculum and revise for upcoming exams. But is it a good idea to study over the holidays? And if so, how can it […]

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7 things I wish I had known when I was in high school

In American teen films, you’ll often find a philosophical college counsellor or a wise old teacher who dishes out pearls of wisdom. At my high school, it was the elderly Chaplain who tried (perhaps a little too hard) to fill this role. One day, after I had received some disciplinary action for arriving late to […]

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10 Organisation Strategies for Disorganised Students: Keeping Chaos at Bay

I have a confession to make: being organised is not my natural state. My default state is crazy messy desk. Crazy messy bedroom. Crazy messy kitchen. Just ask my friends. But after reading various books on organisation strategies, as well as a lot of trial and error, I have sorted out my inner slob. I […]

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Exam Revision: To Cram or Not to Cram?

We’ve all heard stories of people leaving their revision until the night before an exam. We don’t tend to dwell too much on the stories where the student fails miserably. The stories that stick in our minds are the ones of those people who manage to just scrape through the exam. Or students who score […]

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How to be a ‘Completionist’ (Not a Perfectionist)

Have you ever said to yourself, “I won’t start writing that essay until I can get it absolutely perfect?” or “I won’t start that project until my desk and room are spotless”. Welcome to the world (and trap) of perfectionism. I come from a family of perfectionists. So I have first-hand real world experience of […]

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‘Fitspiration’ is for amateurs: Practical strategies and tools to help you get moving

When we think of people who exercise every day, we typically think of people who are super motivated and inspired and full of positive thinking. Maybe these people are sipping on a green smoothie or striking a yoga pose on the beach with their hands in prayer position. Look, I like green smoothies. I really […]

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