Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

your good intentions

Announcements Posted on
Would YOU be put off a uni with a high crime rate? First 50 to have their say get a £5 Amazon voucher! 27-10-2016
    • Thread Starter

    I had all these good intentions I'll study hard and not watch tv too much that the of thing when i went to uni I remember thinking to myself "I won't go out if i have an early lecture the next day" I of course broke that weta kind of things did you guys think then do.

    For me it ended up like i will go out even if i have a 9 O'clock lecture and I did every single time.

    *does some proper exercise*
    *thinks "hey this is alright, I'll do this regularly from now on. Preferably daily, at least a few times a week" *
    *does nothing for a few weeks*
    As to uni, I generally intended to start revision way earlier than I did. Worked out alright but yeah. Sometimes my good intentions were met...like I went to pool one night, had an exam the following day I knew very little for, I convinced myself I'd wake up a few hours earlier (5am or so) to go over definitions and such, and I did. Got like 78 or something.

    "I'm going to go to all my lectures, and make perfect Pinterest-worthy colour-coordinated notes using highlighters and organised folders."

    A few weeks later:

    *Gets up nice and early*
    Hmm. Not in the mood for lecture.
    But no excuse not to go...
    Hmm. Dilemma.
    *Gets dressed*
    *Spends extra long straightening hair perfectly, putting make-up on, taking lots of time, intentionally never looking at clock.*

    By the second week into second year I gave up the pretence entirely and just didn't even attempt to go in.

    (*Note: I prefer being on my own. I had all my lecture notes written up, readings (required and recommended) done and essays started weeks in advance so was always ahead of schedule. I think I went to around 6 lectures in second year, and 4 in final year. I just taught myself at home using online journals and Google Scholar instead. So it's not as bad as it sounds... )


    yep I used to study so hard in year 7-9, and then stopped around year 10 to now :lol:
Write a reply…


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: September 18, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

I want...
Useful resources


Freshers guidePreparing for universityGuide to Freshers' WeekCity and nightlife guidesAlcohol guide for freshersStaying safe at uniBudgeting and financeStudent foodTravel and getting aroundUniversity study tipsHow to write your dissertation in just four weeksA week in the life of a uni student

Sponsored features:



Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

Canterbury Christ Church University logo

Canterbury Christ Church University

Discover more about this community-focused university

Bianca Miller, runner-up on The Apprentice

Handle your digital footprint

What would an employer find out about you on Google? Find out how to take control.

Quick link:

Unanswered uni life threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.