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Study hard, for the well is deep, and our brains are shallow.

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I really wasn’t feeling down to study today so I made me these to use as my desktop background instead of studying

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Just so we’re clear, I’m pretty sure Gaston proved that he isn’t into anyone who thinks or studies… especially girls. Other than that, these are great. 

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So which excuse do you often use?

Happy tummy keeps you sane while studying, here are 10 tips for healthy eating during exams (applicable to the whole semester)

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Sometimes, life gets in the way of studying. Really unexpected events or illnesses can cause you to get behind on your assignments, and it can be tough playing catch up. Don’t feel bad to ask for help if you need it.

In the last three years I haven’t had much affect me to the point of not being…

I need more time.

Sometimes, life gets in the way of studying. Really unexpected events or illnesses can cause you to get behind on your assignments, and it can be tough playing catch up. Don’t feel bad to ask for help if you need it.

In the last three years I haven’t had much affect me to the point of not being able to finish my essays or assessments in time, up until recently. I suffered a loss in my family, and it’s been tough keeping up. Luckily, the staff at Uni have been very understanding. I wrote to my Unit Chairs for the subjects I’m undertaking at the moment, and I’ve found that they’ve been very helpful. It’s also made me realise that it is in fact okay to ask for help, such as in the form of an extension or special consideration. Something I did not have a clue as to how to do.

That brings me to the point of this little post - if you’re at Deakin and you need this kind of help, here’s where you can find it; in each Unit guide (something I had never fully read), there is actually a section regarding the extension process and special consideration. [It differs slightly for each faculty, I only have access to the Health forms]. These sections link you here (health specific) & here (any faculty) respectively, where they explain any forms you may need to fill out or extra requirements, say if you have a medical condition that has affected your studies.

I’m sure other Uni’s have support for students as well, so it’s worth looking into wherever you may be.

Don’t be afraid to speak up - it’s okay not to be okay, just don’t rough it out alone. And don’t wait too long to let someone know that you’re having a rough time, mostly they can help but not the day before exams. Now would actually be the perfect time.

Hope you’re all well, but if you’re not we’re here for you too.

-Amanda

You learn something every day if you pay attention.

Ray LeBlond

Gain worldly experience.

Enrich your degree with an overseas study experience!

http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/study-options-and-pathways/global-study-opportunities

mindmotivation:

Do you need to get stuff done, and are tired of sitting on the couch, procrastinating? If so, then it’s time for you to get productive!

  1. Go to bed early. If you’re not getting enough sleep, then you’re going to want to nap throughout the day.
  2. Set your alarm, and get up as soon as it goes off. Don’t hit the snooze button over and over and end up oversleeping.
  3. Eat a healthy breakfast. This may include fruit, cereal, or juice. This will give you energy that will last throughout the whole day.
  4. If your room’s a mess, clean up! It has been proven that if your surroundings are neat and tidy, then you will be more motivated to be productive.
  5. Make a to-do list. List everything you would like to accomplish for the day, and check each item off as you finish them. This will make you feel like you are making progress!
  6. After you finish each item, give yourself a reward. Maybe you’ll have a yummy snack, or after you finish all your items, you’ll treat yourself to a movie.
  7. Don’t procrastinate or take long breaks! You’ll feel unmotivated to finish your work if you put it off.

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eeeekkk, I don’t know about you but I find that ‘Referencing’ is the most tedious and pedantic part of an assignment! Miss a full stop somewhere in your reference, you lose points. Forget to italicise a word, you lose more points! Losing marks from these small things are frustrating, therefore, it is important to master the ‘art’ of referencing! If you are not already aware of this online referencing resource from Deakin, have a look and really pay attention to it. It is very handy to have it open whilst doing your referencing for your assignment :)

Goodluck! 

PS. take note of what referencing style you are required to use. Different faculties use different referencing styles.

This article specifically target Law students, but hey, before all our fancy laptops and iPads, we only had pens and papers, therefore every Uni student should get something from this! :) Here are some reasons why good old pens and papers are still very beneficial. 

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