Sunday, 26 March 2017

Do's and Dont's For Study✅

Hi everyone so today I'm going to simply tell you what i think are the Do's and Dont's of studying.


  • Have a clear space to study
  • Keep your phone switched off therefor you won't get distracted
  • Make a study Timetable
  • Leave at least 1 week before a test to study
  • Stay organised
  • Have regular 15 minute breaks
  • Have a positive mindset


  • Dont stress, the more you stress, the less goes into your head
  • Start studying the night before a test
  • Study in a place where you normally relax
  • Study after 10pm at night
  • Do more than 2 hours of studying at a time
  • Think you have to study at the same time just because someone else is

Be Kind and have Courage - XOXO Courage

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Successful Studying!

Hi guys! Today as part of our study series I thought I'd share some tips for successful studying.

Tip 1 - Good Environment

Make sure you are in a room that's not too hot, or else you'll fall asleep, or too cold, because you'll be shivering. So the room has to be at a perfect temperature. Turn your phone off or put it in another room so that you have no distractions

Tip 2 - Supplies

Collect everything that you might need, post-its, notepads, pens, paperclips. Just make sure that everything is at hand if you ever need it so that you don't have to keep moving to go and get things.

Tip 3 - Candles

These aren't necessary but they keep a chilled, relaxed mood to stop you from stressing out too much.

Tip 4 - Set a timer

Time your self for an hour then have a ten minute break so that you don't go crazy with studying all the time. This also gives your brain time to process the information.

Tip 5 - Food/Drink

This ties in with the second tip but if you have a drink and some sort of snack you will be less likely to leave your study space, or you could just snack during your break.

Tip 6 - Make a study plan

I made a weekly plan so that I study a different subject every night of the week but I also have a day off because you need time to socialise.

I hope this helped you prepare for your exams!

Be Kind and Have Courage - Advice xoxo

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Stage Step Study🎒

Hi everyone, So since Exams are very soon i thought from now until then i would do a series or studying posts to get you all in the mood for studying at this time of the year.
Studying is very universal, some studying methods just don't work for certain people.

Over the past couple of months i have comfortably found a studying method that constantly works for me in order to memorise everything i need to memorise for certain subjects, so today i though i would share my ways with you to see if this may work for you!


Stage 1

Firstly, i get myself 2 A4 Subject poly pocket folders, then i gather all of my notes that i want to study and make do with. i prefer to get a folder with a clear front so you can insert a piece of paper in and title it according to whats in the folder.

Stage 2

I turn all of my notes into mind maps for each topic in the subject, and i ALWAYS use colourful pens to do so as that is proven to help the brain remember things more clearly. i then put those mind maps into one folder, then for my other folder i make up questions from all my notes and insert that (from colourful pens of course) into the second folder and at the back i make an answer sheet just so i can mark my work.

Stage 3

Once my 2 booklets are now complete i can now start my study process.

Study Process

Stage 1

Firstly i read through my Mind map booklet once (of that required subject) then i cover the branches of the mind map and write down as much as i can according to that title

Stage 2

Next, i go over to my question booklet and answer the questions from that subject then i mark it and see how much i got right.

Stage 3

Finally after i have completed my booklets i take one of my past paper books or go online to find past papers and i do a Past Exam Paper according to the subject!

Just remember to repeat this process as much as possible

i hope that helped you find a studying technique!

Good luck with your exams !!!!!!

Be Kind and Have Courage- XOXO Courage

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Study Methods!

Hi guys! So as exams are very close for us and possibly some of you guys, I thought I would share some ways that you can study. Everyone studies in different ways and I've tried to put in something for everyone. I wish you all the best of luck for your exams, whenever they are. I hope you enjoy our study series.

1. Flashcards
So these are pretty simple to make and make for effective studying. You can buy flashcards but you can also cut up paper and make your own, you could even make them on your computer. There are also apps that you can use to make flashcards which will always be on your phone. My favourite flashcards app is called Chegg. I'm not going to say anymore because flashcards are quite self-explanatory.
2. Study Booklet
This is really simple. Write out all the main facts you need to know in one booklet. Use colourful paper, pens and you could even put stickers on it to help you remember it.
3. Record yourself
Once you've written out the booklet of information you need to know you can use the voice recorder app on your phone to record yourself reading out the information. You can listen to the recording around the house, in the bath, while doing your makeup, on the bus to school or just before your exam.
4. Mind Maps
Everyone knows what a mind map is. You can stick these on your bedroom walls or next to your mirror so that you can read them when you are getting dressed or doing your makeup.
5. Post-it notes
Put formulas or quotes on them and stick them on your mirror or next to your light switch and look at them every time you walk past it.
6. Use colour
I can't recommend this enough! Use colour for everything. Use coloured pens, fineliners, paper, notebooks, paper clips, elastic bands, EVERYTHING HAS TO BE COLOURED! Trust me it will help you remember things so much better than having everything written on white paper with black pen.
I hope this helped you! Good luck studying!
Be Kind and Have Courage - Advice xoxo