I hate to say it but we are moving closer to exam time, the most important part of the year for all distance learning students. No matter how big or small sacrifices have felt over the past year, the sacrifices have been made and they deserve a reward at the end. For some this is the last chance saloon where failure is not an option. So here are some thoughts to inspire you through to the end. I could have written study tips but there are enough already online.
Chinese New Year is a time for family and friends. It’s also time to eat. Therefore, most people actually fall sick after Chinese New Year due to eating too much unhealthy Chinese New Year cookies and drinking fizzy drinks.
Since I don’t have the luxury to fall sick, I watched my eating carefully. I didn’t eat many Chinese New Year cookies or drink many fizzy drinks.
This happens to be the final page of my travel(b)logue, which is what I referred to my blogs as in my first post… On completion of my study, I set off for some adventure-packed fun. Launching myself off the platform and flying down the zipline was somewhat like my study experience over the past four years – a journey, from bracing myself to embracing the world!
So here’s to the ‘long and short’ of my trip with the programmes (spellcheck hasn’t got used to this word yet). I’ve expanded the word ‘trip’ itself, to incorporate some of the most important lessons I’ve learnt from it.
In an attempt to make the summer vacations productive, I got a chance to enroll for the Understanding Research Methods course offered by University of London via Coursera. In case you have not heard of it, Coursera is a very famous website that offers massive open online courses or MOOCs for short, from universities around the world. The world’s best courses are offered free all year round which include topics and subjects ranging from computing and information technology, health and medicine, to social sciences, development, and even music and film.
Being a global leader in distance learning and flexible study, the University of London also offers courses designed and taught by professors of its lead colleges and institutes through Coursera. Some of them include Creative Programming for Digital Media & Mobile Apps, English Common Law: Structure and Principles, The Camera Never Lies, What future for education?, Enhance Your Career and Employability Skills, and more.
In this blog, I share with you a few study and examination guidelines that I have penned during ‘motivating moments’! Happy reading 😉
1) Breathing before a study session prevents sighing post it…
So let’s take a deep breath and plunge!
I suppose that I have never ever felt so unprepared and overwhelmed before. There just seem to be so much work and never enough time.
Every time I have one good day, I seem to have five other bad days. Overall, it’s not good. I just end up really stressed and the problem is when I am stressed, I get even more demotivated. And so, this is not a good situation for me at all.
I really do want to do well in my year one so that I don’t have to repeat it. I really don’t want to waste anymore time or money.
As much as exams really stresses me out, I do enjoy learning. I do love going to class and simply learning. There is just so much things to digest and a lot of the stuff is really mind blowing.