So it's exam time in oxford for students and applicants have their A level exams etc. I'm procrastinating and 'how can i improve my chances' threads are kinda boring- favourite energy drink to get you through the late nights. I'm sat here with a litre of sainsbury's Blue Bolt imitation red bull, and there's an espresso machine in the corner.
In case this isn't oxford related enough- Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford, Oxford!
espresso any day. I make it so strong it's practically viscous.
I went on the caffeine pills when I was doing my dissertation, and it was tremendously bad for me. Tend to avoid getting through things pharmacologically now.
Have to say that I'm entirely against people using any kind of stimulant to get themselves through exams (or almost anything else). Our minds and bodies are generally perfectly able to do it themselves, if we look after them -- indeed, in the long term, they're much better for 'the natural way'. If I'm stupid enough to be badly organised and choose to do an all-nighter, I do it with plenty of water and fruit (and usually a well-timed bowl of cereals). If I'm tired of revision/work, I'll go to the gym. If I'm just too tired, I go to sleep.
The nmber of caffeine-fuelled drinks and pills around at this time of year is alarming, and mostly unnecessary. People can get very ill from over-use of these, and I would advocate steering well clear. Bananas do wonders.
But still, good luck to all.
I selected blue bolt, but I actually drink the Tesco version - kick?
Have drunk one can of Red Bull before every public exam since age 16. Have done pretty well. Correlation, therefore causation.
For revision, Lucozade orange.
For my last problem sheet of term in my first year (hilary, i think) i drank my way through half a bag of coffee- i couldn't actually sit down, which was kinda counterproductive.
Advice to novice coffee drinkers- dark roast=less caffine, light roast=more caffine. So buy the Jamaican Blue Mountain, go on the rah inside you wants to and now you have a reason.
The quickest, least painful (and, surprisingly, not the most error-filled) problem sheet I've ever done was after 4 glasses of wine. Ironically it was my college subject dinner that fed me the wine, and I was in a dipsy kind of tisp in the lecture by my tutor the next morning (I seem to do this at the moment - I'll be soberish on the night, jollily drunk when I wake up, and hideous in a couple of hours).
Blue Bolt - I'm not shelling out £1.20 just for a can of fizzy caffeine! I would say sugary coffee, but I normally get my caffeine kicks at school, and I can't get coffee there so I take blue bolt.
You were wrong, thomas - it doesn't seem to be obviously oxfordy enough.
its funny you say that about relentless... On my first day working in a spar, I asked someone to provide ID so they could buy some relentless lol
Mochas aren't proper coffee.
I can't quite get over the ridiculousness of Relentless. It's baditude in a can.