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The library is also a good place to go and study during the holidays. Most of the distractions would be left at home so it's a good way to stay focused.
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make a study plan which u will actually follow, varying between revision and breaks, dont stress yourself too much, try and enjoy urself during the christmas, dont like literally cram in revision every single day, ur brain will get stressed, as well as ur body, surround yourself with friends and family and have a great holiday. When u do some revision, do it in a place without any distractions, like the post above, the library, the park, ur room. Good luck xx and Have a great christmas!
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I'm doing the same as what I did last year; lock myself in the library until I feel I know enough to "warrant" going home for Christmas My uni broke up for Christmas on the 7th but I'm planning to stay at my uni house and library-sesh during the day until around the 20th... At least it'll be quiet.
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this is the moment when im glad my course is entirely coursework and all our submissions are due in before christmas :moon:
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Don't sit for hours on end doing the same boring ****
Although frowned upon, question spotting is pretty much the way to go really
Don't be working into dumb morning hours, it's just hell
Do something fun every few days, dedicating yourself solely to work is dead

This worked for me tbh, did so solid in the exams
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Don't sit for hours on end doing the same boring ****
Although frowned upon, question spotting is pretty much the way to go really
Don't be working into dumb morning hours, it's just hell
Do something fun every few days, dedicating yourself solely to work is dead

This worked for me tbh, did so solid in the exams
What’s question spotting? I’ve never heard of that!
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What’s question spotting? I’ve never heard of that!
For my pharmacology module, my lecturer has told us the 5 topics we will be questioned on (1 long answer question per topic). Question spotting is when you only study a minimal amount of material in the hopes they'll come up. It's better studying a broad range so you're prepared to answer any question!
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What’s question spotting? I’ve never heard of that!
Trying to guess what the questions will be and only mainly studying that bit
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What’s question spotting? I’ve never heard of that!
- Look through past say, 5 exams
- Look for common questions
- Study those common questions (The amount you're required to answer), as well as a contingency question in case one of your bets is off
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- Profit
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I usually use the Christmas holiday to study my alcohol tolerance.
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I am quite frank with myself.
1: dissertation, so joke's on me this Christmas; I have no choice :lol:.
2. dissertation, just in case I slack on point 1
3. would I rather waste my sad and lonely Christmas binging on food and just watching some shows, only to flip out in January, or have an easier January and a better chance at graduating with a first? Bingo.

My top tip is don't be too ambitious with how much (and how quickly) you want to cover stuff over Christmas. Do that and you'll quickly give up doing anything altogether. Have some common sense over the amount of workload you have to cover until you get back, and with a bit of effort I'm sure 9 out of 10 cases will find time to both cover a decent amount over Christmas, whilst still indulging in those seasonal pleasures. Sounds too simple, but it really comes to two things: common-sense, and consistency.
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:santa3: plan your study time early (if you haven't got a plan for the hols yet, do it now ) - don't be too rigid but give yourself a time-frame for achieving particular goals. It'll help you avoid that last minute panic and you'll feel in control of your time.

:santa3: tell your family and friends that during the holidays you will HAVE to do some work. If everyone's on board it'll be a lot easier for you to crack on with work and not feel bad for not being able to make every single social activity.

:santa3: work in manageable bursts - don't try to spend an entire day working - you're much more likely to tire and get fed up. Set yourself manageable periods of time to work in. And when you're done, relax.

:santa3: study efficiently - during study time, make sure you're studying. There's no point chaining yourself to your desk if you're not focused. It's better to spend half an hour doing some really solid, focused work, than to spend three hours doing bits and bobs of work ... interspersed with procrastination, Snapchat and Christmas music.

:santa3: treat yourself when you've achieved something. It's Christmas - don't miss out. Do a decent chunk of good quality work then relax - have a mince pie, watch Elf, see your friends.

:santa3: work in a sensible place - it's hard not to get distracted at the best of times, never mind at Christmas. Consider going to the library if it's not too far away. Or dedicate a room or space in your house which is relatively Christmas-free - it'll focus your mind and keep study time nicely separate from holiday time. If you're surrounded by Band Aid, sweets and fairy lights you might be a little more likely to mess about.

:santa3: get ahead of schedule - it'll keep you on track, you'll feel pleased when you realise how much you've done (and if you slip up once or twice it won't cause too much damage)


:santa3: have a lovely Christmas - keep things in perspective, don't stress, enjoy your time off, get your work done and have fun.

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