Rudimentary tips for university | Part 1

Education has always been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for me. I did my primary school education at a  private school in Australia then my tertiary education in Pakistan, homeschooled. It wasn't the best thing but I learnt loads. Then we came back to Australia before I started university so I had to do a year-long university pathway that is equivalent to first year at university. I worked really hard and got into one of the best universities in Australia - a dream I had but never thought would actually happen. During the pathway program, I learnt a lot regarding how to study and get the best results, so I thought I would share some, considering studying is a huge part of my life. Plus I like lists. 

Organise:  
Don't fall into the trap of buying pretty notebooks and distributing your units per notebook. It get's confusing after a while, plus losing a notebook (especially a day before an exam) is bound to happen. 
Buy one good notebook - you can either split it per unit or use sticky tabs to identify the unit. It's less confusing and helps to keep organised. 
A hardcover notebook works well, just be sure that the pages are thick enough that they don't bleed ink! 
Colourful pens are life. I adore the Muji gel pens, they don't bleed and they are pretty cheap. Plus, highlighters will help life loads - just make sure that all these colourful goodies are in a sturdy pouch. I am currently saving up to buy a Gucci pouch - I know, I know...but it'll be a lifelong investment. 

Invest:
A good bag it a must. Invest in a bag that can hold a good amount of like a water bottle, notebooks and a laptop. The best bag for university is a backpack. I used a back for the first six months and my back loved me for it, the rest of the six months I switched to a shoulder bag and my neck is still in pain. Plus it is such a pain to fumble in your bag to find your wallet, notebook etc in a tote bag! 
Also invest time into your studies. Essays are not going to write them self. Plan out the essay beforehand, distribute your paragraphs and write a little bit everyday then work on it.
(Ps. I'll type up some of my favorite tips that always land me a distinction soon!)

Focus:
Your goals are your own. They fit to your life journey. Have visual stimulation near you to help you focus. Studyblrs are an amazing kick to the ass to get you going!
Essays require full attention, use a pomodoro app to help you split your time. One of my favorite things to do is to open a tab streaming a new episode of Modern Family, put a twenty minute timer on, do work till that goes off then watch the episode. It helps to keep your mind fresh.

A couple of tips that I hope may help! I'll add more soon! 

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