By Conor Brummell Exam time can be extremely stressful. Tensions run high as people try to wrap up their final week assignments before study week so they can concentrate completely on the end-of-year exams that are barrelling their way as fast as an out-of-control freight train. Exams can be difficult enough at the best of times, but some people you meet throughout the exam … [Read more...] about Opinion: Five types of studiers in the lead up to exams
By Sophie Kavanagh Exams. The one word and two syllables enough to evoke a sense of foreboding in any student. When one thinks of exams, we think of intense, long, studious hours in the library, frantic discussions of prediction with friends and peers, exam papers and a fluster for solutions. We think of the grim walk to the Kingfisher, the attendant's robotic voice; … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why are exams so stressful?
By Rachel Garvey Do you know that feeling when you wake up on a Monday morning, the warmth and familiarity of your bed begging you to stay and to not disrupt the warmth that radiates under the covers? It’s a good feeling, but then once slip into the half awake and half-asleep stage your mind wanders a little to that pending essay that is due in a couple of days. Before you … [Read more...] about Opinion: The library versus home
By Aileen O’Leary It happens every year: an email is circulated by either department heads or lecturers regarding provisional exam results. Nothing induces panic faster in a student than exam results or a deadline. For weeks you’ve agonised over how you did, if you failed anything, what grade you received and then you discover your results are being released. It’s a … [Read more...] about Final year diaries: results may include stress
By Ameya Godse “There is no substitute for hard work.” - Thomas Edison. Often being accredited as one of the greatest inventors and scientists of his time, Edison’s quotation on hard work has become immortal in the pages of inspiration. The largest crowds to draw an inspiration from this quote are the college youth. It is quite customary amongst a majority of the students … [Read more...] about Opinion: Hard work vs talent: what is the mantra for success?