04-03-2016 02:35 PM
04-03-2016 02:47 PM
I can't transfer until the end of the semester and I'm going to talk it over with some people first (if I can figure out who ) about it too but it is something I'd like to do. I might get lucky and more than one subject overlaps so I get a lucky few breaks where I've already completed that unit
04-03-2016 03:24 PM
@ElleBelle I've been using a program called Mendeley for referencing since last year and I really like it.
Anyone use any apps to help you study? One that I've found super useful through uni is Flashcardlet, you can use it to make digital flash cards.
04-03-2016 04:02 PM
Congrats @j95! That's great news!
@RevzZ I finished my Honours in psych last year! It was definitely challenging at times, but time management and having a great working relationship with my supervisor helped heaps. I ended up learning so much (especially about myself)!
As for what a typical day is like, it can depend a little bit on what your thesis topic is and what stage of it you are up to throughout the year. At my uni, we had all of the lectures for the week on one day, and then the rest of the week was left up to us to structure our time to complete readings, assignments, thesis preparations and exam prep throughout the semester.
I met with my supervisor once a week while we were planning our study, and had free days outside of that for coursework etc (until later in the year when I ran my study and met with participants), but I also had friends who had to be on campus in the laboratories every day for their research.
I hope I didn't overload you with info! It sounds like a lot and it IS a full on, crazy year with quite a few things/deadlines to juggle, but approaching it one step at a time helps a lot, and I found that my lecturers were super helpful and friendly.
Also this is a great thread @ElleBelle! I'm taking a break this year before postgrad (hopefully) next year, and I never thought I would say this, but I miss uni!
04-03-2016 04:26 PM
@Chessca_H cool apps! I really like a thing called pomodoro. It helps me focus and continue to focus for hours on end, rather than burning through all my mental energy in like an hour after procrastinating for an hour
There's lots of apps that let you do it, but all you really need is a kitchen timer and then to follow these steps:
- Remove all distractions (email, phone, unnecessary browser tabs, manage colleague interruptions).
- Choose a focus task.
- Set the timer to 25 minutes.
- Work on the task until the timer rings.
- Take a 5 minute break.
- Every 4 sessions take a longer break, perhaps 15 or 20 minutes.
05-03-2016 02:12 AM
I used endnote for all my referencing needs. My uni had a license for it that enabled all students to use it on their personal devices.
My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn't go as planned and that's okay. ツ
05-03-2016 07:29 AM
Wow, congrats on almost being at the end of your first week @N1ghtW1ng!! Theology does sound like a really hard unit to tackle. (And thanks for your support in the tough times thread )
06-03-2016 10:40 AM