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Now that it’s over: Reflections on my CertHE experience

15 June 2017
I was extremely busy from January to April preparing for my CertHE in English exams that I did not post to the UoL student blog during this period. Now I have completed my exams and enjoyed a period of rest, I think it is a good time to reflect on the period that has passed … Continue reading Now that it’s over: Reflections on my CertHE experience

Post-Exams: What Next?  

13 June 2017
What to do now that exams are over?

A year’s evaluation (2016-17)

06 June 2017
My, my. What a roller-coaster this year has been, phew! I see myself now in a very different place from the starting point of my journey. Throughout this year I have reconnected with myself, learned one or two new things and basically enjoyed getting lost in books. If you are anything like me, you probably … Continue reading A year’s evaluation (2016-17)

Preparing For The Emotional Rollercoaster Of Awaiting Exam Results

01 June 2017
Have you seen the episode of ‘How I met Your Mother’ where Marshall is waiting to see if he passed the New York state bar exams?  The conflict is that he lost his password and can’t log into the candidate portal, which means he was to wait even longer to see if he passed or … Continue reading Preparing For The Emotional Rollercoaster Of Awaiting Exam Results

Processing Exam Results And Farewell, My Fellow Peers!

23 May 2017
Having been so busy studying all the time, I was already in my third year when I discovered the University of London International Programmes Official Student Blog and decided to join the clan of student bloggers. My first post on the Official Student Blog was ‘Beginning of the End’ in September 2015, and here I … Continue reading Processing Exam Results And Farewell, My Fellow Peers!

Journey update: Being Confident In Your Exam Preparation

11 May 2017
My examinations are over. It is hard to believe, and right now I feel a bit lost. Suddenly my mornings are free, and although I have a to-do list for the forthcoming months (a pretty long one), there is some weirdness in this sudden lack of structure. I wanted to write here in part to … Continue reading Journey update: Being Confident In Your Exam Preparation

Bridging the Gap Between Exams and Results

04 May 2017
Hello readers! I put our next conversation in the form of an interview, its topic being “what to do in the time after our last exam and before we receive our results“. The content doesn’t exclusively reflect my own experience but I mostly drew from discussions with friends and myself. Hope the exchange will provide … Continue reading Bridging the Gap Between Exams and Results

Are You Behind in Your Studies?

20 April 2017
When writing fiction an author has two ways to create a sense of tension and urgency in a reader and set the pace of the story. One is a time lock. The other is an option lock. A time lock means the character has X amount of time to accomplish Y and avert the consequences. … Continue reading Are You Behind in Your Studies?

Study tools I find useful – Time to shift gears and nail the exams!

11 April 2017
2017 has been an extremely eventful year and the first three months have flickered by in no time, but more about the eventful things later! The onset of April means, for most of us students, exams are around the corner. This is by no means my intention to set in ‘testophobia’ amongst all of us taking … Continue reading Study tools I find useful – Time to shift gears and nail the exams!

Methods to Help Revising and Studying for Exams

04 April 2017
When I was as young as six or seven, someone once told me: “Each of us is given 24 hours a day, and it is in your hands how you want to make full use of these 24 hours”. These aren’t the exact words, I’m pretty sure about that. But three decades on, the gist … Continue reading Methods to Help Revising and Studying for Exams

Ethics: A practical application of philosophy

23 March 2017
One of the most common criticisms of philosophy is that it’s not ‘practical’; that is, the study of philosophy doesn’t require students to learn anything useful. I strongly disagree with this charge, of course. For those who are studying philosophy develop many highly valuable ‘meta-skills’, such as those required by activities involving careful analysis and clear communication, that … Continue reading Ethics: A practical application of philosophy

How to prepare yourself, practically and emotionally, for an examination

16 March 2017
I feel I should congratulate us all, we are one step closer to our goal – Graduation! The examination period is the most academically stressful period. At this time of year, we have to prove to teachers and, most importantly, ourselves that we have done well all year long. To help us get through this … Continue reading How to prepare yourself, practically and emotionally, for an examination

My Life Philosophy

14 March 2017
Financial markets have always been fascinating for me. I started reading André Kostolany when I was a teenager and after many books, I felt as if I knew everything about market psychology. Of course, I did not! Fortunately, I had no money to speculate with at that time. But to be prepared for the day … Continue reading My Life Philosophy

Structuring Answers to Exam Questions

08 March 2017
I’m sitting behind a mountain of study materials trying to work out an effective revision plan.  For me, revising is not the same as studying. It requires a very different attitude and awareness about what I want to accomplish. When I have a good understanding of those goals, I can then develop a plan to approach … Continue reading Structuring Answers to Exam Questions