Hello there avid eJournalers,
I hope you are getting through trimester with as few nervous
breakdowns as possible.
This month, rather than espouse my usual tirade, I thought I
would give you all a glimpse into my own quirky logic with a
quick tips guide to staying sane in the dying moments of T1.
Quick Tip 1: Make friends with academics
They are real people, and they love to chew the fat. Remember
to be an academic they had to be a student at some point, so
embrace it and bond. NB. Your success in bonding with your academics is directly related to your
potential to get extensions.
Quick Tip 2: Spill your guts to strangers
I know it feels like it you might be the only person in the world for whom University study seems to be
a series of insurmountable challenges. But love, it’s not all about you. All students face the same
challenges, and sometimes it’s nice to shirk your individualism and join the whinging mob. If you’re
having trouble finding a clan of like-minded comrades, get in touch with your friends at the student
association and they will help you out.
Quick Tip 3: It’s never too early to start cramming.
Though housemates and offspring may laugh at you behind your back, their sanity is at stake here too.
Spend a few hours writing out key points to remember and put them in places you go. I have always
found taping a list of key dates to the outside of the shower (facing in) an excellent technique to
memorizing important data. Although my partner thinks I’m a nutbag for singing out names and
birth-dates of Chinese dignitaries while I wash my hair, I have never failed an exam so there!
I hope my years of experimentation will help you through in the upcoming fury of revision and
Just remember, you’re not alone, and in the moments when all seems lost, turn to chocolate.
Chocolate will always be there for you.
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