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the exam room: what not to do

Procrastination is the universal skill of the uni student. We get veeery good at inventing ways to pass time, especially when it means avoiding our obligations and deadlines. People who don’t clean their apartment all year will feel the sudden urge to clean everything immediately, come exam time. Amazing accomplishments are made at this time of year, as long as it’s not academic progress. I’m definitely guilty of this. I managed to clean my apartment, prepare my lunches for the…

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the end of Semester: expectations vs reality

If you’re reading this, you’re procrastinating. And I’d probably be doing the same thing if I had exams to worry about. One of the things that becomes abundantly clear when studying for exams is the sheer volume of work you realised you conveniently ignored up until this point. Don’t feel bad, you’re not alone. Everyone does this – and if you don’t then you’re truly committed to your academic career and we mere mortals are not worthy. Exam time is…

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realistic new year’s resolutions to take into Semester 1

New Year’s resolutions are, at best, cliché. And at worst, a disappointment. We let our short-lived aspirations ride out for months and months, until we pass the August-threshold of lulled motivation and say: “Meh, I’ll make it my 2018 New Year’s resolution.” And the cycle goes on… Did you know that protein powder sales spike during January? That’s because so many people make the resolution to “get healthy” or “lose weight” and make a bulk impulse purchase of protein powder…

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