And you'll toss and turn the night before graduation, job interviews, promotions, dinner parties, children's birthdays, family funerals. And however uncool it may seem to "pass on" during a five-day stint at World of Warcraft, it will be much more embarrassing to die explaining perspectivism to no one in particular. So be careful. Stay hydrated. Blink occasionally. And keep writing. Avoid very sugary drinks that don't contain caffeine, too.
Sugar is not very effective in combating sleepiness. Now stick the kettle on. If not, try talking yourself into it. Dumas, Kafka, Dickens, Coleridge, Sartre, Poe and Breton night-walked and trance-wrote their way to literary distinction.
Herman the Recluse, atoning for broken monastic vows, is said to have written the Codex Gigas on sheets of calfskin during a single night in True, he'd sold his soul to the Devil, but you're missing out on a live Twitter feed, so it's swings and roundabouts. Horne: "You're not fit to drive if you've had less than five hours sleep, so don't risk it. Grab some exercise.
You will often learn more by tackling it on your own for a while, even if you have to read the solution in the end. Also, if you solve a problem using a calculator, write out some or all of the steps taken.
This is to ensure you get marks even if you make a slip. It provides a lot of useful information. Use it. Irish 51 Homework is actually study. You should perhaps study how the question is opened — the structure of the answer — keeping an eye on relevant quotations used. They show the layout of the actual exam and how questions may be subdivided in various sections. It is good practice to study a certain topic and then do out exam questions, keeping an eye on time constraints and sticking rigidly to them.
No marks will be awarded for information that is not relevant. In the filiocht section, if you are asked on theme, only on theme and not feelings or emotions.
Whatever mistakes you may have made, will not be repeated in June. Remember, you will always learn by your mistakes. If you ran out of time in Paper 2 — a very long paper — you will need to adjust the length of time you spend on the various sections. Know the picture sequences well as there are 80 marks going for this section. Practice asking questions. Students are generally better at answering questions than asking them.
Also practise reading the poetry on a daily basis — with 35 marks for reading a mere lines it is worth more that the entire poetry or prose course. Languages Oral exam 58Remember that this is a conversation, not an interview.
The examiner is there to help you reach your highest potential. Rich vocabulary is all about using a different way to say something. Listen to French, German or Spanish radio and record yourself to perfect your accent. Once you have learned a topic, practice it out loud on your own. When you are more confident, practise with a friend or a relative. Aural exam 62 Ask your teacher to test you on previous aurals from years back as far as the early s if possible.
Listen to your own CDs and downloads. You can also listen to French news on rfi. General language advice 65Do not learn off big long essays on every topic. You will get bogged down and become disheartened. Write three points on each topic and learn about 20 words of vocabulary. Make sure you have decent sentences to begin and end a written piece. It will only translate one word at a time, so it can be frustrating but there are interesting help forums on the site.
It is unlikely that the piece that you will have learned will answer the question given in the paper. Instead, build up your vocabulary for the different topics on the syllabus and practice with past or mock examination papers.
Take a short, five-minute break after 30 minutes and then move on to the next subject. These could range over the short questions in section A, the experimental questions in section B and the long questions in section C.
These should be learned off by heart. As there are only 22 experiments, it is possible to cover one experiment per day over the course of a month. When learning the experiments you have to know the steps taken and the reason for taking each step. From Easter, concentrate on particular topics. These are the topics that come up every year along with any topics that are more likely to come up this year. Geography 75Know what is involved: time — the geography paper is two hours and 50 minutes long; structure — five full questions have to be answered.
All questions equal 80 marks. At least 80 per cent of your time will be spent on study so it is essential you acquire the skills to study effectively. Along each line, write the key words or phrases linked to the sub-theme. Work Break 5. Break 20 after having done four "pomodoros," or minute productivity sessions, you deserve it. Repeat for as long or as little as time and willpower permit.
Of course, feel free to modify work times and break times to match you--if you need to break every 10 minutes, go for it, and if you work better powering through in hour-long increments, go for it. Just remember that breaks reset the mind, and the promise of a break resets your will to keep dragging through that work time. And, yes, there's an app for that, for both Android and Apple and probably any other interface with an app store, too.
In fact, go to the "Productivity" section of any app store and you'll find timers, planners, lists, mind-maps, brainstorming tools, and calendars galore. Some of these may work well for you; some that get 5 stars from 3 thousand reviewers may not do you, personally, an ounce of good.
Find what works for you, whether that be an app or any other time management method. Remember your end goal. This essay is a step towards completing a class, a class that hopefully is helping you develop the skills, knowledge, and connections you need in order to perform in that dream career or hobby that you'll pursue once you pass enough of these classes and obtain that coveted sheet of paper known as the degree.
So while you might not be able to muster the give-a-dang about an essay analyzing [Insert Socio-Historical Context Here] in [Insert Literary Work Here], you might find it a little easier to care about, say, paying off your parents' debt or saving lives with a scalpel or changing the world with your ability to reach others through words, television, music, art, education, what-have-you. Remember why you were so excited to get accepted into your school and your program; remember what you wanted to be when you were in kindergarten and how much of that kindergartener was still in you when your high school guidance counselor asked you the same question.
Remember why it's worth it, and remember that this essay in front of you, while by no means as important as whatever comes next, is crucial to you getting to that place you want to get to.
But don't worry yourself numb. Maybe what's burning you out isn't that you find it hard to care; maybe you care so much that you want everything to be the absolute best, and you know that you're tired and that you don't do your best work when you're tired, so maybe you're waiting for more energy, more motivation, more inspiration to come around so that you can put your absolute best into that essay and into whatever that larger dream entails.
The problem is that you don't have the time to wait. By all means, if you're so tired that you can't keep your eyes open, go get some rest, and if you're so overworked that the room is spinning and your head is throbbing, please take a break, but you eventually have to get started, even if you don't feel as confident or as eloquent as that final essay needs to be. It's a lot easier to carve a good essay out of a not-so-well-written rough draft than it is to carve a good essay out of a blank document.
You can edit later, but you can't edit something that doesn't exist.Share via Email Take a catnap. Here's how to pull it off safely and successfully. Propped up on pillows in the glow of a laptop may feel like savvy ergonomics, but your keyboard will start to look pillow-like by midnight, and pages of the word "gf" will detract from the force of your argument. How to write a simple reflection paper could try the kitchen. Or Krakow.
Take a break as you're probably doing right now , take a breath, take whatever below works for you most of this you've heard before, but maybe you need the reminder , and then get on to it!
Get excited. What small task do you have the time and energy to do right now?