Succeeding in Tests: A Case Study.

Hey there again. Today, I have something new for you.

People often ask me, ‘Katie, how do you do so well in tests?’, and the truth is, I don’t actually know. And what better way to find out, than to do a case study? In the next few weeks, I have a two tests, one on Introduction to Business, for Business and Enterprise, and the other on Models of Growth: Logarithms for Mathematical Studies II. They’re worth about 15-20% of my grade, and they’re both for subjects in the year above me, so I’m a little bit nervous.

For the next two weeks, I’ll be keeping a regular journal of what I do each day, so you can check it out, maybe take a few things away, and we  can both a be a little more wiser. You can take a look at the page here.

How to Cope with Exam Pressure

Just over a month ago, I had… an episode… at school. It was the Friday before exam week, and I was feeling the pressure. Because my school is super organised, exam week also happens to be the last week of semester, so, as usual, we were also busy complying with our “super organised” teachers. I’m sure you’ve had the same sort of time, where every teacher decides they have an assignment that absolutely has to go towards your grade, and it’s very important, and oh yeah, it’s due in a week. For the first time, I was stressing about exams and about assignments. Not good. I learnt some things from my episode, so I thought I’d share them. Read More… Organising Your Life, Your Way

Thoughtboxes is often billed as a brainstorming tool without the markers and butchers paper. But it’s so much more than that. Thoughtboxes can be used for organisation, to do lists, brainstorming, collaboration, list making, and anything else that works in a linear fashion. Not only that, but Thoughtboxes is appealing to look at, with color coding, a grid structure, and an easy to use interface.

Now a lot of the time, blogs and other know-it-all people will tell you what the brilliant features are, where the flaws lie in the product, and other tip-of-the-iceberg information. How useful is it, really? Sure, if you’re deciding if you want to use the product, but once you’ve seen just how amazing it is, how do you know where to start? That’s my aim today. Read More…

Ponderings of Identity

While I was rewriting my about page the other day, I got to rambling, as I often do, and came up with a few questions. I thought I’d share.

It’s a pretty standard page on any website, particularly a blog, but it’s quite a difficult one to write. Who am I? What defines me? Who am I to define myself? Surely it’s irrelevant how I define myself, because I’m somewhat bias. So then, it’s more important for someone else to define me from the outside? Although, can an outsider really know the inner workings of such a complex system? Read More…

5 Ways to Improve Your Sleeping Quality

It’s a common dilemma that students face — not enough sleep. Between homework, extra-curricular activities, and the all-encompassing social network Facebook, a student has little time for sleep, and it often shows in the morning.

Unfortunately for us, a lack of sleep can lead to numerous short and long-term health and or psychological problems, affecting every aspect of your life. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure you get the most restful night of sleep possible in whatever amount of time you have.

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