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    To anyone at uni / going to uni who has had a gap year. How hard is/ do you think it is to go staight back in to studying and writing essays?
    I have been reading lots, but no self set essays im afraid:p:
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    Most Singaporean guys have gone to university after 2 years of brain-numbing in the army. The initial push was a struggle, but you fit right in after a while they tell me.
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    I'm taking an unwilling gap year from maths, the very subject you aren't supposed to have a gap from! I've got a couple of books which I've been studying from, but it's slow going as I'm now a 'temp' and called on at irregular intervals. Seeing my books and remembering I haven't read them for days is very unmotivating
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    (Original post by blueberry)
    To anyone at uni / going to uni who has had a gap year. How hard is/ do you think it is to go staight back in to studying and writing essays?
    I have been reading lots, but no self set essays im afraid:p:
    I took three years out and didn't have any problems at all in my first year. Don't worry about it - it all comes back to you

    As for essays, university level essays are nothing like A-level essays anyway, so you shouldn't find yourself behind anyone else....you all have to learn how to write them to the style and standard they require.
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    (Original post by nikk)
    As for essays, university level essays are nothing like A-level essays anyway, so you shouldn't find yourself behind anyone else....you all have to learn how to write them to the style and standard they require.
    Good point! Thanks for the replies everyone
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    (Original post by blueberry)
    Good point! Thanks for the replies everyone
    Meh! And here was I ready and willing to regale you with stories of *real* mushy brains!
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    I had a gap year, and had no problems, so don't worry, you should be fine
    Plus I was really motivated because I'd had a mind-numbing, spirit-crushing, soul-destroying job which made me realise how much I wanted my degree!! :p:

    Edit: Woooo, 1000th post!!!
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    (Original post by ellewoods)
    I had a gap year, and had no problems, so don't worry, you should be fine
    Plus I was really motivated because I'd had a mind-numbing, spirit-crushing, soul-destroying job which made me realise how much I wanted my degree!! :p:

    Edit: Woooo, 1000th post!!!
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    Cheers to many more to come! :beer:
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    (Original post by Knogle)
    :congrats:

    Cheers to many more to come! :beer:
    Ah thankyou, so kind!!
    You're on my rep list for super-friendliness!!

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    I'm on a gap year atm and after working in the real world for almost a year, you realise how important it is to have a degree and it just makes you more determined to get that degree after the gap year and you would automatically be motivated to get a good grade and try your best. So I don't think you would forget much by taking a gap year.
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    (Original post by digitalparadox)
    I'm on a gap year atm and after working in the real world for almost a year, you realise how important it is to have a degree and it just makes you more determined to get that degree after the gap year and you would automatically be motivated to get a good grade and try your best. So I don't think you would forget much by taking a gap year.
    So true yet i was in a gap year not by choice but circumstance as its been so hard to secure a place at medical school. I just hope i dont f*** as i know from a friend at birmingham and other med students on this forum its going to be a rollarcoaster of a time!
 
 
 
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