5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

We’ve all suffered from procrastination at one point or another. Sometimes it’s the sudden need to walk your dog. Other times, you just sit scrolling through your Facebook news feed, even though there have been no new developments in the past fifteen minutes. Current student Eilidh Stewart, the voice of experience, offers five ways to try and break your habits and get through that workload that’s nagging in the back of your head… 5. Tea, tea, tea “D’you want a cup of tea?” “I’m going to make some tea.” “Want another one?” “I might make a pot this time.” “Oh,…

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How To… Ace Your Prelims

It’s the first week back at school and just five minutes after you’re reunited with the friends you didn’t see over the festive period – prelims hit. Some think that because prelims are marked internally, and their grades don’t end up on the all important SQA certificate, that they just don’t matter. But they do. The point of prelims is to make sure you’re on track with your subjects, and prepare you for the final batch of exams in the spring. So prepare well for these, and you’ll be on your way to achieving those much-wanted As and Bs. To…

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Things You Learn At School You Really Do Need To Know

“Am I ever going to need this in my life?” It’s a question we asked ourselves throughout school whilst we pondered over the Periodic Table in Science or drew pictures of apples in Art and Design, but are there any key lessons we learned in school that have stuck with us? We reckon so. Cooking Pasta in Home Economics It’s a cheap and cheerful staple meal in any student’s diet so we’re glad we learned how to cook pasta as tiny first years in Home Economics class. Okay, so we maybe don’t remember how to make the apple crumble or quite how the recipe…

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Revision: playing to your strengths

Got another evening ahead of you staring at biology notes or flicking through history textbooks in preparation for your exams? Revision is pretty boring and often tough work – but does it have to be? Cait Thomson finds out. It’s that time of year again. Whether you’re getting stuck into mocks just now or you’re gearing up for the real thing in May, there’s one thing on everyone’s mind – exams. Exam time just wouldn’t be right without loads of chat about dreaded revision. It’s easy to stress out when you’re aiming towards the grades you require to get into…

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Use Motivation to Beat Procrastination

So it’s nearly that time again. Exams are looming around the corner and they’ll be here before you know it. The feeling of dread is starting; that negative voice in your head is telling you that you’re never going to pass. (Especially that really dull subject that you regret picking – seriously, what were you thinking?) But don’t fear because help is here. There are many ways to motivate yourself when inspiration has run dry and the path to good grades is not quite as tough as you think. It’s all a matter of preparation – if you plan out…

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How To… Revise

It’s a word we all fear: revision. Unfortunately it’s a huge part of student life, whether you’re studying for your Standard Grades or exams at university. Fortunately, here at Source, we understand the difficulty thousands of students across Scotland face, so we’ve come up with a few handy hints and tips to help the revision process. First things first, there is no absolute science to revising. Many students differ in their study techniques and it’s simply down to whatever suits your learning style. If in doubt, try studying in different environments, with friends, by yourself and you’ll quickly learn what…

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What next?

If you feel like you’re the only one in your group of friends who doesn’t have a clue what they want to do in the future, don’t panic! We take a look at all the things you need to think about to help you decide what to do with your life. There are so many different options to choose from once you leave school or finish university. More education, work, travel, volunteering – but which one should you choose? And once you have chosen, which specific area should you go for? It can be difficult figuring out what you want…

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