‘Movies Mockingbird’ is a blog series dedicated to uncovering the core ideas behind movies – the core ideas that are visible yet hidden. In it, I will attempt to dive into the sea of social sciences to reveal the whole iceberg of movie plots and not just the small tip visible on the surface. Movies Mockingbird is the graceful antithesis of glamorous adrenaline and spice that pervades the movie screens.
In this post, I will examine The Dark Knight Rises (2012), the third Batman film by director Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale as Batman, and Tom Hardy as Bane.
Dear students in arms,
There are two aspects to consider here that are relevant in undertaking any exam. The first is the psychological and the second is technical; I will try to elaborate on both holistically.
From the psychological side we have to realize that we ourselves are our greatest teachers; tutors and professors can show us the way but we have to travel that path ourselves. A person who is determined and keeps on pursuing ultimately gets his/her rewards, with or without any tutor. Later onwards in our lives we will realize that ‘one repays a teacher badly if one always remains only a pupil’ (Friedrich Nietzsche).
‘Movies Mockingbird’ is a blog series dedicated to uncovering the core ideas behind movies – the core ideas that are visible yet hidden. In it, I will attempt to dive into the sea of social sciences to reveal the whole iceberg of movie plots and not just the small tip visible on surface. Movies Mockingbird is the graceful antithesis of glamorous adrenalin and spice that pervades the movie screens.
In this first post, I will examine The Dark Knight (2008), the second Batman film by director Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale as Batman, and Heath Ledger as the Joker.
And the countdown begins!
With almost about two months to the final exams of the University of London International Programmes’ EMFSS programmes, I’m sure we all are experiencing panic and stress. However, these are NOT conducive to the exam atmosphere. It not only hinders the capacity to memorize and comprehend, but also causes depression and anxiety leading to health issues. And I don’t think these are affordable at this point and time.
So here are some ways to manage your preparation and reduce the amount of stress you have on your mind before the exams:
- Follow a timetable. Use the timetable designed in the Strategies for Success booklet that you receive with your study pack. It is the best way to organize yourself and your study patterns even in the last two months. Also, look through the tips given in the booklet on how to write in the exams.
- Divide your days into tasks between the different subjects you have. This way, you will be study every bit of a subject each day without losing the information by both retaining and comprehending it.
- Make room for something creative and fun every day. Go for a walk, read a novel, cook your favorite food, paint, or whatever it is that you do in your free time. It will relax your brain from the pressure, pulling you out of the strict environment for a while. Continue reading
I recently got a chance to write blogs for this Official Student Blog of University of London International Programmes. So I just thought I’d introduce myself with the struggle through which I finally got into UOLIP and some quick tips on subjects that you rarely find on this blog.
High school for me was quite a nightmare. As a science student, I was usually just average. I did not really want to be a doctor and that was, for a long time, hidden beneath many layers of parental pressure and the ‘not-knowing what else to do’ feeling. So there came a time when I completely lost my sense of direction. When I was constantly bombarded with failures. And the sad part was, it was only the science subjects. No matter what I did I was unable to score well, despite working very hard. I am one of those whom you call ‘hard working’ rather than ‘intelligent’.