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7 Exam Season Hacks You Need To Know!
By Student Cribs | December 6, 2016
Exam season is here. It’s a daunting time for us all; filled with stress, hunger tiredness and so on. The team here at Student Cribs have put together a list of 7 Life Hacks to help lift the weight of studying and all that comes with it.
1) Keep your study space clean
Messy workspace is one of the main reasons most of us get distracted while we’re working. And if you’re easily distracted (like me) anything from disorganised books on your desk, to a speck on your screen will avert your attention and stop your flow of writing. This little hack allows you to clean even the smallest nooks and crannies in your laptop or keyboard without even getting up from your desk.
Just grab a post-it note and run the adhesive side between your keys and any other part of your laptop where dust gathers.
2) Take notes in coloured pens
It’ll trigger your visual memory and help you remember your notes (but mainly looks pretty and keeps things interesting)
3) Fine-tune your schedule
Time management is really important when it comes to exam season. You have got to identify areas of your life that are time consuming and need to be trimmed down.
Now, we’d never suggest cutting down on meals, eating well is more important than ever when exams are about. However, there are ways you can significantly cut down on cooking time while still eating well. One of which is through the use of “mug recipes”. There are loads of delicious recipes that can be made in a mug in a few of minutes. They’re fun to make and they don’t take long at all. Time saved!
One of the scariest things about napping at uni is the fear of getting your stuff stolen. So here’s a tip that will allow you to nap safely during exam season.
When your feeling drained during your long days and nights in the library, don’t be scared of having a cheeky nap; just pop your valuables in your bag and stick your foot through the handle. That way you’ll wake up if anyone tries to pinch your stuff!
5) Presentation buster
If any of your assignments are presentations listen up! We all know presentations are long. A lot of the time they seem too easy, so we don’t spend enough time on them and they end up being rubbish. Here’s a little hack to help improve your chance of getting a good mark on a last minute presentation.
Set up your friends to ask you questions that you already know the answer to. The more the better; this way, even if you don’t know tons about your topic, you’re guaranteed to know the answers to some of the questions and create the illusion that you are a whizz.
(Note: This works best with questions that might be considered difficult to answer)
6) Life hack your pizza
Chances are, if you’re not eating mug meals during this depressing season, you’ll find yourself eating a load of left over pizza. Pizza is great but he worst thing about left over pizza is how chewy the crust becomes once you heat it up. Here’s a little trick to sort this out:
Pop a glass containing a small amount of water in the microwave in with the pizza and by the laws of magic/science the crust will remain crusty.
7) Ride it out
Obviously try your hardest and meet your deadlines but remember, exams aren’t the end of the world.
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