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 school, the Chaplain […]
There are certain things we know we need to do when it comes to preparing for exams: create summary notes, work with the syllabus, attend revision classes, manage exam nerves, get plenty of sleep, etc.
These are the obvious, big-ticket exam preparation items.
But there are less obvious (and slightly bizarre) things we can also do to help […]
You understand the dangers of smoking, texting as you drive and walking down dark allies on your own at night. You know it’s foolish and potentially dangerous to engage in these behaviours. But perhaps you’re less aware of the dangers of highlighting (and underlining).
For most students, highlighting and underlining information feels so natural […]
I used to agonize over writing essays. Writing every sentence was like sticking a pencil in my eyeball. It was a painful process.
But over time something has shifted. I now really enjoy writing.
How could this be? From pencil in the eye pain to enjoyment?
Well, I gave myself permission to write […]