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While we were reading through your Grow Your Grades blogs, we noticed that lots of students, no matter what level they were at, were thinking about the same stuff. This is what we found out.
Everyone worries about exams
Although they are still a long way away, lots of people are already worried about their exams, or the content they need to learn for them.
Don’t worry if you’re feeling like this as well – things may seem daunting at first, but learning doesn’t happen overnight. Give yourself time, and you’ll get to grips with it.
Everyone needs to set goals
It's a good idea to set both long-term and short-term goals for yourself.
A long-term goal could be to get into your dream university, but without short-term goals it can feel impossible to achieve. Setting yourself a few smaller goals each day gives you something realistic to aim for and tick off your to-do list.
Everyone takes breaks now and then
Lots of students feel like they should be studying 24/7, but this just isn’t possible.
Give yourself breaks, and celebrate when you complete your goals instead of heaping even more work on your plate.
Take on these wise words from previous Grow Your Grades winner, brainzistheword:
Everyone tries to stay positive
Celebrate your small victories to keep your motivation up.
Everyone is starting to think about exams
They’re still ages away, but it might be a good idea to start thinking about doing things like consolidating your notes, seeing where your weak spots are, and filling in any gaps in your learning.
What are you doing right now? Are you worried about exams?