Christmas is really a time of year where nothing appeals more than sitting under a blanket filling your body with chocolate. But why not do that whilst also catching up on seminar reading?!?!
Working over Christmas is horrible, but it’s something you have to do. Even if you have no January exams, going over notes and putting in some extra reading now will make everything so much easier in summer. And even if you don’t any exams at all this year (which is what I picked my modules for last year) you’ll have essays to write. So here is another list of tips, this time to help you incorporate essay writing in the Christmas spirit.
- Little and often – The most bearable way to do this is just to keep the work ticking over. I know putting aside a couple of hours a day is easier said than done, but the point is it can be done. I advise waking up early and finishing early. Sorry
- Make a timetable – I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before, but I will hark on about how great timetables are forever. Put down a topic or two a day, and do some reading for them
- Don’t just stare at a screen – switching between different types of tasks means you can concentrate for longer. Even if it’s just switching from reading on your laptop to reading an actual book, variety is good
- Rewards – After you do a bit, reward yourself with chocolate for motivation. Even if you’re eating chocolate all day anyway, eat more! Chocolate can also be replaced by candy canes, Christmas TV, and throwing sprouts at your younger siblings
- Draw famous historians on sprouts to help you revise what arguments they made? I was trying to think of a fifth point and this is what I came up with. It might actually help. Let me know
Hard at work