Well, I have to admit that this semester could not have ended on a better note. All essays were submitted on time, all work has been completed and the incredible cherry on the top is that BEYONCÉ RELEASED HER FIFTH ALBUM!!!!
As you have probably already guessed, I have been listening to her absolutely brilliant new visual album incessantly over the weekend. I am even listening to the album as I type …
Nonetheless, I do realise that there is still much to be done over the holidays and I cannot (even though I really want to) spend the entire next four weeks simply listening to Beyoncé’s new album…
First on my list of things to-do is to complete my essays. Yes! It has been quite a while since I have needed to write an assessed essay but I have two to complete over this break. I have a Human Rights essay and a Family Law essay that are each worth 25% for each module so I am going to start preparing very soon.
Even more, this break will actually be quite useful to go over all of the content that has been covered in the first semester. An important lesson I learnt last year is that time keeping is an extremely important skill that every law student should aim to master. Using your time efficiently is not easy but this Christmas I have promised myself to tie up all loose ends and make sure I fully understand everything that has been covered. This will prevent you from having a complete meltdown during the Easter break where you could potentially face a full year’s worth of work that you do not fully understand.
The final law-related task that I have set myself, is to read, read and read. Another useful tip for potential law-students is that reading from a wide range of sources is invaluable. Reading beyond the textbooks is a must (whether it be articles, journals, reports or cases) and allows you to not only consolidate what you are learning, but learn about different viewpoints and incorporate it into your work.
However, my Christmas break will not be simply essay/reading gloom and doom.
I am absolutely ECSTATIC to report that, for the first time in FIVE YEARS, I will not have to revise for January exams!! Quite frankly, I am so grateful that I have been spared from jealously glaring at my family watch movies all day and eat their bodyweight’s worth of Terry’s Chocolate Orange whilst I have had to revise. I am so excited to finally be able to join in after so long! 😀
Well I am going to make a start on those pesky essays but I will be checking in with you all soon.
Until then … I hope you have a brilliant start to the holidays!
P.S: I am hoping that many of my readers love the title of this blog post. If you know why I named this blog post ‘XO’ please let me know in the comment box below!