Category Archives: university

Study Tip: Organized notes

Leave a page or two blank at the front of a new note book and number the pages so you can add a table of contents at the front of your notes.

That way, a quick glance will tell you where in your notes all that material is that you’ll need for your next test.

Tabs at the side to divide modules or themes can help as well.

Table of contents

If We Were Having Coffee… On May 2

Hello my lovelies!

It is Saturday and that means that it’s time for our Weekend Coffee Share!

If we were having coffee today we’d meet at the ice cream parlour in town for coffee and ice cream. The A to Z Challenge is over and I feel we all need a treat for completing it.

If you’ve been reading this blog then you’ll know that my theme for the A to Z Challenge was “Postcards”, but I extended it a little and it turned more into “Letters” and “Travelogues” as time went on.

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Weekly Goals – Vol. 9

Monday sees me with a shiny, new list of goals I have set myself for this week. Once again, assignments and completion of modules are my main focus, plus the remainder of the A to Z Challenge.

I hereby give fair warning: I need to study this weekend. No outside distractions. Friday is a national holiday here in Germany (Labour Day) and I’m off work, so I really want to dedicate the time to my degree and try and get ahead a little in my reading and writing.

I’m starting a new course today for my M.A. Cross-Cultural Communication. It’s called MA500 Persuasion and consists of 7 modules and 16 assignments in total (mainly forum contributions of varying lengths), so the amount of work I need to hand in per week will increase.

Among the things I hope to achieve this week are the following:

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About (not) getting lost in Oxford

This post is part of the April 2015 A to Z Challenge. Find the challengers via the Blog Sign-Up or on Twitter using #AtoZChallenge.

 Originally published as a smartphone guide app article in Shoestring Magazine Issue #4.

I had come to Oxford in a spur of the moment. The city is world-famous for its ivy- league University of Oxford and the prestige that goes with it.

Oxford is the birthplace of such literary gems as Alice in Wonderland and The Lord of the Rings, but also the setting for Inspector Morse. I wanted to see it, experience the city and take in that air of academia that seems to linger around the colleges and halls.

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If We Were Having Coffee… On March 14

Hello my lovelies, glad you can join me for this week’s Weekend Coffee Share.

If we were having coffee today, I’d warn you that this is a very short coffee break. It’s going to be instant coffee, I’m afraid, but I’d also offer a bowl of cereal to those who’d like one.

It’s been a hectic week for me, and it’s not over yet.

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