1. go to office hour
2. don’t let myself lose track at any point in the semester , should at least have a brief idea on which sub is teaching wht
3. study before doing pset.
4. don’t blind-copy in class, digest.
5. take advantage of free time, think of wht im not clear of, then read.
6. dun wait until exam to be motivated to study.
7. no more clueless moments. yau siu siu clue is ok la.
8. don’t compare.
9. be organized. when you are organized, you got the mood to study.
10. no matter japanese or physics, be very serious of each assignment as each assignment affects your grade starting from next semester.
11. remember, rule number 1, don’t panic, prioritize, calm down, then things will work out.
12. pulling an allnighter is absolutely fine, u got iTunes, cup noodles, coke zero entertaining you all night long.
13. and you could always sleep after your work is done.
14. delete this “minimize my effort, maximize my result” notion
15. work hard. because you don’t want to see yourself as a sad stupid slacker here.
now you know how procrastination
how to pull an all nighter
1. Actually do your darn work. Plenty of times, you get sidetracked. Avoid this by setting a constant pace for yourself: 50 minutes of work, and a 10 minute break. Besides, keeping your mind occupied will make it easier to stay awake.
2. Avoid caffeine, if possible. See warnings for why. Drink two brimming glasses of ice cold water every 30 minutes. Not only will the cold keep you awake, but you’ll need to urinate very often. It’s difficult to sleep on the toilet.
3. Play (softly, if you have a roommate) a fast-paced, grating music. You may enjoy it, but it must be, at all costs, harsh and a bit arrhythmic. Try to stick to instrumental music which is less distracting. This will keep you from being lulled to sleep.
4. Work with windows open: cold air will keep you awake. Warm air knocks you out.
5. Set your computer screen to a lower setting, (duller and darker) so as not to strain your eyes. See warnings for why.
6. Turn off Instant Messengers, the TV, and do not surf the internet, edit wikiHow, read, draw, etc. In fact, pinch yourself if you do.
7. Do not work in bed, on a couch, or on the floor. If you work in any other place than a cold, hard table and chair, you will feel very tempted to sleep. If possible, work somewhere far away from your room/bed, so it’s a pain to go back and sleep. Try to be around some other people so you do not feel comfortable sleeping in your chair.
8. If you’re going to nap, set a timer. Don’t nap for more than 20 minutes, and stay half-awake. Avoid napping at all costs, though. “Just 20 minutes of relaxation” will more likely involve you waking up past your class the next day.
9. If applicable, rotate subjects every hour. You’ll quickly mentally wear out on one topic.
10. Work through it all. If you have time at the end, pack up your stuff, lay out your clothes, then set your alarm as late as possible, to achieve the most possible sleep.
11. Try sitting in different places around the room.
12. If you are tired and are completely slumping over your work, sit up straight. It could immediately make you feel more awake. Yes, it sounds stupid, but try it.
13. Eat protein-rich foods like sandwiches, cheese, and other dairy products. (no sugary stuff!)
14. Think positively: “I am almost done” “This is actually not too bad” “I will get to see the sunrise” “I will get a good grade”
15. Being scared helps too. Watch a horror movie or read something frightening. You’ll be too scared to fall asleep.
16. If you are tired and bored of studying the same thing over and over again, remain positive and try to make a game out of it so studying won’t be so strenuous and dull.