Category: studies

how to cram for exams

before i start, i just want to say that i am not promoting cramming! it’s an exhausting habbit to get into. it does happen to the best of us, though, so i personally think it’s important to be prepared when it does happen, so there’s not extra stress added to the situation. here’s a step-by-step guide of how i cram […]

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moving ib schools

the international baccalauriate is a two year program, and preferrably it’s completed at one school, but sometimes that’s not an option. halfway through my junior year, i had to move from the international school of the hague to the cjd international school in braunschweig. i was told it would be extremely difficult and heard stories about kids who’s grades dropped […]

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studying with anxiety

anx·i·ety \aŋ-ˈzī-ə-tē\ noun an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs, by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self doubt about one’s capacity to cope with it.   anxiety is really hard to study with because small tasks seem big and big tasks seem impossible. we end up catastrophizing, […]

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background study sounds

Especially for aural learners, studying with music or some kind of background noise is essential, but you’re kind of walking a fine line between helping you study and distracting you. Personally, I like really like to study in a cafe because of the background noise, or some instrumental music. Here is a list of websites to help you concentrate! spotify  […]

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how i study

with school starting again, i know a lot of people are having a hard time getting back into a study routine. I just started university, and i was determined to keep my regular study schedule that i had in high school. obviously, there are variations, but i wanted to share what my study routine looks like! when i study, it […]

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preparing for the ib exams

i know that the ib is super stressful, and thinking about the exams usually ends in a headache. having a plan, though, will help you structure your studies and break your tasks down to smaller, more bearable study sessions. here are the steps i went through before the exams, and they really helped me! ask your teachers for your predicted […]

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Studying with depression

de·pres·sion \di-ˈpre-shən\ noun a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and is often unable to live in a normal way. depression can squash any motivation, energy, or concentration you have. Trying to study through that is often time wasted when you don’t have the right technique. but! good news! i’ve gone through the same […]

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How to study to your advantage

Studying is exhausting by itself, without trying to force a learning style that just doesn’t suit you. There are different learning theories, the most recent showing 8 different styles: visual, aural, linguistic, kinesthetic, logical, naturalistic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. You can find out your personal learning styles from this quiz; everyone has a mix of learning styles that they are stronger in. […]

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how to stop procrastinating

If i start procrastinating, it’s an endless cycle; I’m working on one assignment the day before it’s due, then the next day it’s the same thing. Breaking the cycle is so hard, but it is possible! Here are some things that helped me stop procrastinating, and boosted my motivation. tips and tricks just study five minutes It’s better than nothing, […]

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