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    (Original post by Vibenation)
    I am having a year off and looking forward to start university this September but my main concern apart from all the problems I faced with my year off. I was just will I struggle in terms of getting back into studying due to having time off?

    My typing skills is very bad at the moment, is it possible for us gappies to pick up the pace when its comes to studying again.

    Any input or advice would be helpful.
    to be honest, i think i will do better at uni now i have had a year off than if i didnt, because im genuinly missing studying haha, so in september i will be raring to go!! but if you think your a bit rusty, practise writing and typing again and maybe start studying abit on your course?
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    (Original post by Jessica_94)
    to be honest, i think i will do better at uni now i have had a year off than if i didnt, because im genuinly missing studying haha, so in september i will be raring to go!! but if you think your a bit rusty, practise writing and typing again and maybe start studying abit on your course?
    I got a book for my course, so I am doing some reading but my typing skills are so bad that I struggled just to write a simple letter, September feels so long away.
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    Definitely, although first year is basically just like being at college again for any given subject, it's not particularly difficult to pass first year (I don't know anyone who didn't) and it doesn't count towards your degree. You won't be rusty for the second year unless you're extremely lazy in first year.
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    (Original post by Vibenation)
    I am having a year off and looking forward to start university this September but my main concern apart from all the problems I faced with my year off. I was just will I struggle in terms of getting back into studying due to having time off?

    My typing skills is very bad at the moment, is it possible for us gappies to pick up the pace when its comes to studying again.
    If you're worried that your typing skills are deteriorating just spend your gap year on the net :holmes:
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    (Original post by Shivaji)
    I took a gap year between finishing my A levels and starting university because by the time I got my results, the academic year had already begun here, so I had to wait almost a whole year.
    In my experience, taking a gap year is a very good idea. First, that's probably the only occasion when you'll truly be able to be free and idle in your life. A levels were tough, university is going to be tough. Why not take a long break in between? Plus, you get to visit places, read books, maybe work out, maybe re-consider which degree to study for, grow up, learn how to cook, become more mature, etc.
    At the end of my gap year, just before leaving for university, I had to take academic books, and start studying to get back into shape academically speaking and not feel completely out of sync in class.
    Some people in my class who didn't take a gap year, reached university still reeling from their exhausting A levels, and actually had to work harder than people who took a gap year like me. We were more relaxed and fresh, we were more mature, and more focussed on our studies (and less prone to feeling blue while we were getting used to living alone and bridging the gap between university and high school.)
    So, no, I don't think the rust is permanent, a serious shape up starting one month before university should probably be enough to get in touch with academics again.
    I'm on a forced gap year. I feel like all my knowledge from A-level has just vanished and I'm also getting the feeling that my brain is just dead now. Any ideas on how to get my brain back into shape for starting uni in September. Do you think that brain teasers, learning another language would help ?
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    (Original post by Ayman Alkhishali)
    I'm on a forced gap year. I feel like all my knowledge from A-level has just vanished and I'm also getting the feeling that my brain is just dead now. Any ideas on how to get my brain back into shape for starting uni in September. Do you think that brain teasers, learning another language would help ?
    I'm not sure about that. To get back into shape for physics and maths at university level, I read maybe one chapter per day, and thought about what I read while doing routine things like folding laundry, and jogging. You could also maybe try reading up on what you're going to study at university. When I did that, I was surprised at how much I internalized through such passive reading.

    Brain dead is a symptom of post A-level syndrome. Everyone feels completely exhausted for ages. LOL
 
 
 
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