Oh yessss it’s that time of year again, friends. The start of a new study year with TAFE and Uni back in session for 2020.
The textbooks are fresh, eagerness is at fever pitch and resolutions have been made to complete assignments waaay before their due date.
If you are looking to make sure that you slay 2020 academically here are my top five tips to make the most out of your scholarly pursuits.
1. Get prepared early
Plan ahead, people.
And no we’re not just talking about your assignments here, we’re talking festivals, parties, weddings, all the other things that seem to happen in spring. If you plan well in advance, you can see how much time realistically you have to dedicate to your studies.
2. Own your inner nerd
In 2020, learning is actually pretty hip, and pretty cool, so why not embrace that side of you, and just throw yourself into this new year new you.
Go to the library during those early hours of the morning, get on top of all the work that you usually let pile up, and go HAM on the weekly summaries.
3. Reward baby, reward
Just like Pavlov’s dogs, we humans respond well to routine, and reward.
Why not take treat yourself to the studying extreme and plan out little pockets of luxury to fuel you along the way?
There is nothing wrong with being extrinsically motivated to complete something, especially something that you don’t really want to do, or perhaps will never use again. I’m looking at you, statistics.
4. Find a mature age student
To study with, of course – I am in no way suggesting a sugar baby arrangement here. Mature age students, as annoying as they can be in place 99.9% of the time, and usually have their shit together.
They have it together because they don’t have time to faff about, because they probably have kids, and a job and the Bachelor to balance as well. They can be your greatest ally. I swear.
5. Remember your end goal
This is really one of the hardest things when you’re at Uni. You need to constantly have a way of reminding yourself that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that one day this will all be over.
You’ll no longer be studying (yay) you’ll be interning instead. Oh, wait… what?
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