• Question: how didi you cope with so much studying

    Asked by beautifel tragity to Simon, Julia, Delma, Andrew, Alex on 17 Dec 2015.
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      Julia Attias answered on 17 Dec 2015:


      Good question actually… I am not sure that I saw it like that. I don’t think I saw it as having to “cope” because it was clearly something I enjoyed. I think because I enjoyed (and still do enjoy) learning I just saw it as one of those things that took a look of work. I think in order for me to feel like I was “coping” it would have meant I was doing something I didn’t like. I guess that is why I chose to continue for so long; something kept pulling me back! Plus I knew it would set me in good stead for being a scientist.

      But in general, if you want advice, I would say choose subjects you really enjoy – then you will feel you don’t have to “cope” as much! Secondly, take breaks!!! Everyone says it but not many people do it – your brain will not function if you do not give it breathers. And don’t cram… prepare in advance always, for whatever it is, whether it be exams or coursework.

      I hope that helps!

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      Delma Childers answered on 18 Dec 2015:

      Julia’s advice is great. I just want to emphasize – take care of yourself. Don’t stay up all night cramming – your brain just won’t work right. Eat well, sleep well, don’t put off studying/assignments or deadlines will sneak up on you, and ask for help when you need it.