When working towards our goals it is sometimes easier to just see the desired end result and fixate on the magnitude of the task ahead. We can often become overwhelmed by this and not actually commit to and begin working towards the desired result. However rather than focusing on the end result it is better to ask yourself ‘what do I need to do to get there?’ Thereafter you can break down the task into manageable chunks and set yourself deadlines for achieving them. Eventually you will be closer to achieving your goals than you previously imagined.
This can also be applied to how one approaches their revision and studies in general. Whether you are sitting your GCSE, A Level or Undergraduate examinations this year or next year you can break down your revision into manageable chunks. Please see below for a step by step process in formulating a winning revision plan:
Choose one subject as depending on the subject your revision plans will differ.
Obtain a comprehensive copy of your syllabus so that you have a thorough idea of what you need to know and to what detail depending on the grade you are after.
Mark on that list which subjects you know, which you have some knowledge on and which you have absolutely no idea on!
For some students they prefer to begin working on those subject areas they have very little knowledge on and finish on those areas they are reasonably comfortable with. For others, they like to secure their existing knowledge base and use the confidence they gain whilst doing this to tackle the more challenging topics.
After going over topics don’t leave it too long to review topics so that the memory of the subject remains fresh in your mind.
At Tutor House we not only help with private tuition but also help students devise winning revision and study plans working towards goals of achieving desired grades.
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How Twitter Can Help Students Write A Paper
September 16, 2013
How Twitter Can Help Students Write A Paper
As a student, you know the process of study is impossible to imagine without writing different academic papers, essays, thesis and dissertations perfectly well. We all understand that often help is needed to write this paper good and in time. So there’s nothing surprising with the fact that all students use not only books, but also the Internet to make their paper look and sound perfect.
Do you know that you can use Twitter to help you with writing a paper? This micro blog can be beneficial for students who want to write an excellent piece of work, with many methods of how to do so.
Don’t be shy to ask
Internet users are always happy to help. That is why if you have some question concerning your paper (a topic, a plan, some sources, and so on), you can always ask Twitter users to help you here. We think that 140 characters will be more than enough to ask a question. And don’t be shy to ask your followers to re-tweet your post.
Follow people who can help you
Many experts of different fields are registered on Twitter. Do you have anyone whose works you admire? You can contact this person via Twitter and check some of their thoughts or work. That will ultimately help you with writing your own paper.
Check your sources
When you write a paper, you need a list or sources to mention in the end. If you are not sure which or them are good and representative enough, you can always share them with a Twitter community and ask people what they think of them.
Find some stories that fit your topic
Use keywords to find the latest news concerning the topic of your paper. What happens in the field you write about? Check media outlets and search for any fresh information that can be used in your paper.
There is no need to visit libraries today if you don’t have the time. Most libraries have Twitter accounts now, so you may follow them and ask to find books or other info on the topic of your paper or essay to help you write it.
Discussions are your best helper
Every day, hundreds of people discuss something on Twitter. Join in on your topics of interest and that fit the topic of your paper best. People may give you a lot of useful information on that, and you will not have to search for it in books or magazines. The main thing is to listen to those ones who knows what they say exactly.
Find useful links
Millions of links to different blogs and websites are posted on Twitter every day. Therefore, finding the ones you need is easy. Twitter helps you find extra sources that can be used for your paper’s list of literature. It can also help generate ideas for your paper writing.
As you can see, who looks – will always find. When you write a paper, different tools are good enough to help you hear, and even a social network can be used wisely.
Written and submitted by a young blogger Alex Strike, who works on essayallstars.com and is always ready to help students reach their academic goals.
Finding it hard to sleep before an exam? You’re not alone
Students across the country often struggle to get a good night’s rest before the big day. Don’t panic, take a deep breath and read some of our useful tips that will help you doze off before exams.
1) Don’t cram study
You heard us. Don’t study the day before your exams. At this point, if you don’t know the material, you don’t have much hope. All you will do is get anxious if you stumble across something you don’t know, which will seriously serve to keep you up at night. If you want to, do some light subject reading before bed, but no timed tests to stress you out.
2) Eat a healthy dinner
You may have seen our blog about the best brain foods to eat before your exams? If you haven’t, we can surmise that you should be eating a healthy dinner before your exams. Put down the McDonalds and pick up the McBroccoli. You should be eating a balanced meal that’s low on sugar and caffeine – so you’ll be able to sleep easier. We know the struggle is real, but you have to say “no” to pudding.
3) Practice mindfulness
Mindfulness is all the rage. (Although ‘rage’ may not be the right word.) Mindfulness is a mix of breathing exercises and meditation that, when used before exams, can help you stay calm and focused. There are a number of techniques you can learn to centre yourself. With anxieties gone, you should be able to get to sleep quicker and have a restless night.
4) Turn off your phone sheep’le
Shock horror, but it’s a well-known fact that smartphone screens stop your brain from producing melatonin (the hormone that helps you sleep). So switch it off, put it in another room and lock the door so that you’re not tempted to spend the night before your exams scrolling Instagram rather than getting rested.
5) Don’t worry
If you’ve tried all of the above and you still are struggling to get a good night’s sleep… then don’t worry! One night’s sleep won’t hurt your exam prospects. You’ve still studied hard and worked towards success and a few lost hours won’t limit your chances of success. So just dive right in.
If it’s not the night before your exam and you still want to revise, then get a tutor. At Tutor House, we have experienced tutors for every subject and all levels. Call us on 020 3950 0320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Online tutoring has really come into it’s own in recent years, and with the rise of technology it’s no longer essential for the student and the tutor to meet face to face.
The Internet is an influential ally for knowledge and has made tutoring easy for anyone who needs help, no matter how far away he or she lives. Online tutoring can be as simple as logging onto a website for support in almost any subject, at any level. However, it’s not all good news as the whole experience can hugely vary depending on the student’s age, requirements, their confidence with technology and the tutor’s level of experience.
But do the benefits outweigh the cons? Alex Dyer, the Managing director of one of London’s leading private tutoring agencies Tutor House, said “Students are able to learn from experts and ‘attend’ sessions almost anywhere in the world. However, a lot of people are wary of studying online and rightfully so – the online world of tutoring is an unregulated industry, and for every quality tutor out there are also many incapable ones.”
Positives of Online Tutoring:
1. Easy Accessibility
Students can access educational support whenever they need to, rather than working around the schedule of the private tutor. This comes in handy for students whose daily activities are packed with extracurricular activities in school, university and even work.
2. Saves Energy and Time
Online tutoring saves energy and time from traveling place to place. Even if the student is from a remote area, the student can learn from the comfort of his/her home through the internet.
3. Work Around Your Agenda
Most tutoring companies or individual online tutors have business hours designed specifically to accommodate families. These scheduled hours can be extended from after school hours to late evenings which makes it likely that the tutor would be available when you need them.
4. Flexibility in Curriculum
Online tutoring allows students to select the amount of consultation time with their tutors. This provides autonomy to students to decide whether he or she needs more or less time to learn a subject matter. Curriculum can also be made more flexible in order to suit a student’s needs. Students can even record lessons to review and revise at a later time. Scoring and feedback is also available for online tutoring.
5. Personal Touch to Teaching
With the evolution of latest software technologies, an online tutor may write, speak and dictate, in real time as the student watches. The tutor is also able to interpret the student’s actual work time. This interplay adds a personal touch to teaching. Students can also benefit from the tutors previous essays and how to write guides in order to be able to understand the subject matter better.
Negatives of Online Tutoring:
1. Loss of Personal Interaction
The student can lose the opportunity to gain benefits of online tutoring if he/she is less focused or distracted. Online tutors would not be able to identify this unlike the physical presence of a tutor. If the student is upset or frustrated with a certain task, the tutor might not be able to console them without being physically present.
2. Technology Isn’t Always Up To The Mark
Not all students have access to good, high speed, internet connection. Some might lose connection in the middle of lessons. Students require a high speed internet connection for them to receive the best advantage of online tutoring. They need to also use video-conferencing and webcams on their computer and all this might prove quite costly!
3. Disorganised Students
Students who don’t take learning seriously may fail to turn up for online tutorials. If there is no one to push the disorganised or disinterested student to make their online tutoring session then the tutor does not have any control and therefore can not help the student learn.
Summary of Online Tutoring:
With the above positives and negatives, there is indeed a rise in online tutoring with an increasing number of students partaking in it to accompany school or college teaching. Tutoring online will also become more portable due to the rise of working on Smartphones and Tablets too.
However for now, there really is nosubstitute for the real thing. Private tuition can really positively influence a student’s academic success in ways that online tuition simply cannot match.
Article written by Alex Dyer, managing director of one of London’s leading private tutoring agencies, Tutor House.