A little study with me

Hey! I only had one lesson today, and that was period one, so I was able to come home early and do some more of my own studying, and I thought it’d be cool to write it up as a Study with Me – I see a lot of these sorts of videos on YouTube but since writing (at the moment) is more my thing, I decided to just put it on my blog.

So, I had English Language today and that was my first and only lesson. After it had finished, I went to my school’s study centre to do a bit of englang revision (englang = English language) just because we have a test coming up next week, so I thought I’d do some now in case I don’t have time this weekend. I actually had to finish this at home because I underestimated how much content there is in the language and gender topic, I seem to have endless theories to learn!!

When I got home, I put the final touches to the englang revision, ate some lunch and watched a few videos on YouTube, then got straight back into studying. I first finished off an essay I needed to do – a comparison on Frankenstein and The Handmaid’s Tale – for englit, and then I completed a speech I had to write as a mock englang coursework piece.

My next job was to relax for a little while, because that essay had taken it out of me! I felt it was quite an awkward question and my answer was a bit woolly because the only valid points I had all kind of stemmed from each other, so I feel as though I’ve practically written the same point in 3 different paragraphs 😂 hopefully it’ll be ok though!

(Mini shoutout to myself – my instagram is @carascam!)

Next week I have 3 assessments in various subjects, but I’m most apprehensive for geography since it’s so precise and technical, and there’s so much to learn. I decided my time would be spent most wisely revising the Coasts topic of my geography A Level so I did that for a while, and then I just re-read through the englang notes for a second time to make sure I’d fully absorbed them.

I called it a day at that point – my way of gauging when to have breaks is how much my back hurts, because my posture is so bad when I’m concentrating! I just forget to sit up straight so I end up slumping; I decided to go downstairs and watch TV whilst doing some gentle stretches to loosen up. I was going to also put some revision notes onto Quizlet, but as it’s nearly 8 o’clock now and I haven’t done that, I think I’ll give it a miss for today 😉

Let me know if you liked this post and would like to see more similar to it – I’m struggling for ideas again at the moment, and even worse I’m struggling for time to think of ideas!!

Productivity after school

Now, I don’t know about you but my first day back at school is tomorrow, so I thought today would be a good time to write a really short post on how to stay productive after school. It’s hard I know! But the method I use is really simple to create and makes you a lot more likely to do what you need.

I find to-do lists so helpful, and this is what I use every single night! As an example, the one in the photo was from a day in the holidays, and as you can see I had a fair amount to do that day.

The way I create these lists is to just write everything you need to do down on a piece of paper in a bullet point list, then go through the list and colour in the bullet points if I absolutely must get it done today. I also add little lines to make them look like suns, but that’s completely up to you 😜

Although I haven’t done it on the list shown (because I had a full day to complete everything), I normally then also number the order in which I’ll complete the tasks, and I’ll just put this number to left of the bullet point. And that’s it! This is a really simple way to ensure you do everything you need – if you have it all written down in the order you’re going to do it, you’re much more likely to actually do it because you’re trying to meet your targets. That said, be careful to be realistic, because you also need to have some time to relax.