Student Life Management – Time

Time Management

Aidan Matthews  @aidanjrmatthews

Time management is the essence of Life Management. It allows for the utilisation of time for the maximum productivity and the successful completion of tasks and goals. Developing techniques for your time as a student means you can have a social life, stay healthy, eat food, work a job and study a whole degree all at the same time. People have better time management skills than believed, but quite often struggle with the self-discipline and succumb to temptations.

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Tackling exam mind blanks with six simple tips

Written by Christina Nelson

#FeelingPrepared

It is that time of semester again … the mid-semester slump.

But there is good news as we are now past the halfway point!

You may have already had your mid-semester tests, or you have them to look *forward* to after the break. Regardless, we want to tackle those end-of-semester exams with confidence – and may all the late nights be worth it.

For many, exams are a headache and the thought of them makes you feel sick in your stomach.

Perhaps you have experienced the feeling where your mind freezes during an exam? Or where you just cannot recall why DNA is described as a double helix?

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Welcome to Student Life Management

 

Week 1

Welcome to Student Life Management

Aidan Matthews 5. April 2018   @aidanjrmatthews

Life as a Student is incredible, challenging, enriching, stressful and so much more. Each year of your studies bringing an increase in pressure and challenge, the constant development of skills, methods and ideas allows for the continual development and achievement of goals. This series of articles produced in conjunction with the Scapegoat Science Newsletter aim to provide you with tools to develop skills in Student Life Management. With the ever-present threat of mid-semester exams, essays, reports, group presentations and quizzes, this series will offer quick snapshots to challenge your ideas, habits, and methods with the objective of developing your Student Life Management.

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Monash Global Opportunities Fair

INTERESTED IN STUDYING ABROAD?

Monash Global Opportunities Fair held on Wednesday 11th April from 11am – 3pm, is the perfect event for you!

The Global Opportunities Fair is Monash University’s flagship event for the promotion of learning abroad, which showcases an exciting range of opportunities at 170+ partner universities.

Students who attend the Fair will explore the breadth of options available to them, from faculty-led short term programs to semester-length exchange programs.

Students will also receive advice about financial support and have a chance to ask questions to our partner institutions and Faculty exchange coordinators. 

Current exchange students here at Monash and those who have studied at one of our partner institutions as part of their degree will also be volunteering at the event in order to facilitate invaluable peer-to-peer advising.

When: Wednesday 11th April 2018, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Main Dining Hall and Airport Lounge, Campus Centre, Clayton Campus

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Our Exam Checklist #MotivationMonday

Feel prepared and ready to go the next day. Night before your exam:

  1. Pack the night before! Make your exam checklist.
    • Here is an example of my exam checklist:
        • student ID/ID with a photo
        • pens, pencils, erasers, sharpener, highlighters, rulers
        • 2 bottles of water (remove the labels)
        • watch (not a smart watch)
        • 2 packs of tissues
        • layered comfortable clothing (some exam rooms are too hot and others are too cold)
        • light snacks or lollies to reward myself in a 3 hour exam
        • an approved calculator (if required)
        • allowed notes or textbook (for open book exams)
        • and anything else I think I will need for the particular exam
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12 things I tell myself when I don’t want to study #MotivationMonday

Sometimes, studying can be overwhelming for me. I write down the things I want to achieve today and achieve this week and realised there was quite a bit to do since it’s week 12.

These are 12 things I tell myself when I feel a little demotivated and a little overwhelmed. These are my own things and they may not apply to you. I am sharing this in hope you can find some of it hopeful.

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Sleepy hygiene #MotivationMonday

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Restless nights, followed by tiring mornings and always feeling like you can never catch enough sleep?

Like how we have habits to keep our teeth clean and our studies done, we have habits that affect our sleep.

Sleep hygiene describes good sleep habits. Here are some advice to help you get a good night’s sleep from a student. Most of these are common sense but the hustle and bustle of the modern and uni life makes most of us neglect some of our common senses and self-care.

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Food For Thought

Exam time is quickly approaching (for us too!). We know you may have heard it before, but trust us, believing and following it through, is another thing. Healthy eating is not only great for your body but also your mind.

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