‘Term Two, New You’? Ways to Set Goals That Will Actually Stick

The start of a new academic term is a great time to set yourself goals and look forward to things you want to achieve over the next ten weeks. The act of setting the goals, however, usually seems like the easiest part of the whole process, with actually reaching your goals often being the real challenge. How many times have you set yourself a resolution, only to lose your motivation a few weeks later? Here’s some ways you can set an effective goal, that will stick right through to week 10 and beyond.

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University’s New Study Skill: Online Group Work

In a world where isolation has now become the norm, we’re all spending most of our day working independently. Some of us are embracing the distraction-free study time to concentrate on our own work, whereas others are missing the social interaction of sitting on floor two with friends, discussing our weekends while working on a reading for a seminar. Whichever category you fit into, navigating a group project is daunting in corona-times for all of us. Fay Inverarity shares her tips on how to make a groupwork lemonade out of this sour online study lemon.

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How the Library gets its (reading list) books, and how to use them…

Your first weeks at the university can feel quite daunting. Welcome Week was a dizzying round of activities and social events, and now you are trying to get to grips with seminars and lectures… Hopefully, by now, you have familiarised yourself with the Library and are finding the books and journals you need for your studies. But how does the Library know what books to order and how many copies? This post will take you behind the scenes, to the Library’s ‘engine’, where you will find out how staff process your reading lists – ensuring that the Library has copies of all the things you will need to read – and more!…By Karen Jackson, James Fisher and Blanka Matkovic Continue reading “How the Library gets its (reading list) books, and how to use them…”

Don’t romanticize catching sunrises at the library!

Deadlines and exams are approaching as the second term will soon come to an end. With all your dissertations, essays and group projects, how do you manage to find time for everything? Most students cram everything up on a few hours before the deadline meaning they have to stay up all night (or several nights) to finish their assignments on time. As someone who used to do all-nighters, I can assure you there are ways in which you can avoid it!…By Miruna MIhaila

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Staying Organised – choosing how to take notes

Nowadays, there are almost too many ways to take notes. That can add yet another dimension of stress to your studying, in wondering just how to record your work. But, the notes that you do take during your hours of studying will be crucial to how you ultimately perform in your exams and assignments. So, it’s important to consider what options you have available… By Ciara Brodie Continue reading “Staying Organised – choosing how to take notes”

Tell us what you want (what you really, really want…): More Books – Your Books! is back…

How can you make sure that the Library has all the books you need for your essay, project or thesis? This post explains how students helped to shape our Library collections by participating in our “More Books – Your Books” scheme 2018 (More Books 2018), and how you too can get involved this time around to ensure the Library has all the books you need for essays, projects or theses… By Karen Jackson

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4 tips to take effective lecture notes

Lectures can be a struggle when first starting university, especially frantically making scribbles just trying to keep up! However, it is easy to become a seasoned veteran in note-taking whether you are in lectures or at the University of Warwick Library. This blog is aimed at all who are currently studying an academic subject, regardless of whatever level or subject matter…By Kayvon Taee

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Three things that can go wrong during your exam!

The things that can go wrong before an exam are easy to prepare for — not enough revision, a bad night’s sleep or just generally feeling the pressure. But what about during your exam? When all of your work comes down to a single paper, the last thing you want is for anything to go wrong. Here’s three common things that can go wrong in an exam and how to overcome them… by Ciara Brodie Continue reading “Three things that can go wrong during your exam!”

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