Sunday, 26 February 2017

Past Paper Practice📖

Hi everyone so today i thought id talk a little about Past papers, explain them, and give you a good past paper reference for a Maths and English.

What is a Past Paper?
past paper is an examination paper from a previous year or previous years, usually used either for exam practice or for test related practice. 

Why would a Past Paper help?

- Exam candidates find past papers valuable in test preparation as it gives you a taste of what the exam may contain and what you need to study more.

Can i get Past Papers for every subject?

- Yes, depending on what exam board you are with, their website will have previous years past papers for every subject.

Here are some past papers that may help you for National 5/GCSE/Higher:

Be Kind and Have Courage- XOXO Courage

Sunday, 19 February 2017

10 steps to motivation!

Hi guys! So as it's still the start of the year and most people struggle to get motivation to go on to complete their new years resolutions, I thought I'd share with you my 10 steps to motivation.

1. Set goals

2. Keep a positive attitude

3. Leave personal problems aside

4. Improve your knowledge and skills

5. Be passionate

6. Lower or get rid of energy drains

7. Practice self-talk

8. Confront challenges and fears

9. Meditation

10. Recognise and reward success!

I hope that these steps help you to achieve your 2017 goals. You'll smash them!

Be Kind and Have Courage - Advice xoxo

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Top Tips for studying🤓

Hi everyone! So today I thought since exams are right around the corner I would share some of my favourite ways to study!

Tip No.1

Make study notes on plain paper or post-it-notes and stick them all around your room then when you are going past them, take a look at them then they will ease into ur memory every time you go by, I find this really useful!! My room is literally covered in colourful study notes lol
⭐️ Also make the writing or paper colourful so it won't slip your eye when you go past

Tip No.2 

Make flash cards and read them every night just before you go to sleep, this is scientifically proven to  make you remember things way more, to look or read it just before bed
⭐️ I like to use white flash cards with colourful pens to make studying a bit more fun

Tip No.3

Condense all of your notes gathered from either at school or from other sources, and get a plain subject folder with poly pockets and make a studying booklet to help you memorise, i prefer to do 1 booklet with all mind maps as that is how i learn best, and i also do 1 book with questions and answers according to my notes.
⭐️ I like to be colourful too and use all sorts of pens and highlighters when doing this method.

Tip No .4

Make a study plan, just put all your subjects on a piece of paper then plan out what ones you need to study at specific times then make a timetable of what subjects you are going to study each night
⭐️ I like to study a subject for one and a half hours at a time, I just find this is the right amount of time for me.

Here are some useful study bits and bobs that you might find useful-

⭐️ NEVER leave it till the last minute to study, always start studying in advance to give you a better
 chance of memorising everything ⭐️

i hope this gave you some tips and tricks to study!! GOOD LUCK!!

Be kind and have Courage- xoxo Courage

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Bedside Essentials!

Hi guys! Today I thought i'd share with you my bedside essentials, these are just a few products that always stay in my bedside drawer. I hope you enjoy!

My personal favourite is Vaseline. I apply a thick layer of lipbalm every night for soft and plump lips. This is a lifesaver at this time of the year as the cold weather makes my lips go dry.
Hand Cream
Recently I have started using the Dove regenerating nourishment hand cream. Again this is definitely a must have since my hands constantly dry up during the cold months.
Foot Cream
I have been loving the Soap and Glory heel genius foot cream. I use this before bed and just slip on fluffy socks.
Spot Treatment
I suffer from really bad breakouts so I find it helps to apply a treatment to sleep with it on. I recently bought the Witch blemish stick which is super affordable and works wonders.
Sleep Spray
I sometimes struggle to sleep so I've been using the Avon planet spa sleep serenity pillow mist. This contains Camomile and Lavender which are very calming scents an I have found that I've been having much better sleeps when I use this.
This is really necessary especially if you are prone to a dry mouth during the night.
So that's all I keep beside my bed. I hope you enjoyed this post. Leave a comment below of any posts you would like us to do.
Be Kind and Have Courage - Advice xoxo