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How to Balance Revision and Relaxation

by Maud Millar on December 17, 2018

Balance: The Christmas holidays are approaching, and whether you celebrate Christmas or not,  you’re probably looking forward to putting your brain on pause, eating 3739 portions of food and watching some trashy TV.     But, you might feel guilty if you think you’re spending too much time relaxing, and neglecting your revision (especially if […]

Focus and avoid distractions when studying

by Maud Millar on December 12, 2018

It can be hard to focus deeply on one task when you’re studying, because there are so many distractions to get in your way. But there are some simple tips we can give you to help you maintain focus long-term, and avoid getting torn away from your vital studying every few minutes.     1. […]

Cut down on Procrastination: from @studykea (Guest Blog)

by Maud Millar on December 10, 2018

In this week’s Guest Blog, we hear from @studykea. She’s a brilliant Study Influencer on Instagram and a new Study Rocket Ambassador. She’s going to tell us her views on how you can cut down on procrastination and boost your motivation when revising for those all-important mocks…   Procrastination Hello all! My name is Katy, […]

Motivation… how do I find it when I’m SO TIRED?

by Maud Millar on December 7, 2018

*alarm goes off* No. Seriously? No. It’s not morning. Go away clock. Go away. Why is this happening I am so tired. I AM SO TIRED. OH GOD WHY AM I SO TIRED. … Right, better get to it.   “Every Morning Ever”, a short dramatic monologue by Maud Millar.      So you’re too […]

Motivation… how do I find it for subjects I HATE?

by Maud Millar on December 5, 2018

Motivation is hard enough to find at the best of times, but when you hate the subject? It can seem impossible. Look, it’s a truth well accepted that all subjects are not created equal. Which exact one is The Beast varies from person to person, but the one thing that remains constant is that there […]

Motivation- how do I find it when I’m so stressed?

by Maud Millar on December 3, 2018

Motivation is a hard thing to find, especially when you start to feel overwhelmed. There are two kinds of people in the world; those who can’t find any motivation until the last possible minute (and so procrastinate) and those who feel desperate to work much earlier but who freeze and fail to do the work […]

How to Quit Procrastinating: Tips from @study_rach *Guest Blog*

by Maud Millar on November 28, 2018

This week on the blog it’s Guest Week, where our Instagram Ambassadors will be using their Study Influencer skills to give you their top tips on reducing procrastination. Today, we hear from Rachel, or @study_rach as she is known on Instagram, with how she thinks you can quit procrastinating…   Quit Procrastinating Hey guys. I’m […]

Procrastinate no more! Tips from @thisgirlstudies19 *Guest Blog*

by Maud Millar on November 26, 2018

This week on the blog, we’re giving you the treat of a full week of guest blogs from our incredible Instagram Ambassadors. All three of the ambassadors writing for us are study influencers with huge followings for their top-quality study tips and their inspirational levels of motivation. They’re all going to be writing for us on […]

Anxiety- and how it can actually benefit you

by Maud Millar on November 23, 2018

I’ve said before on this blog that I’m a naturally anxious person. Most people who live with anxiety talk about “living with” anxiety, like it’s a cross to bear. And, sure, sometimes it makes it hard to drift off at night. A lot of days I walk around convinced I’m dying of some invisible disease. […]

Anxiety- what is it, and do I have it?

by Maud Millar on November 21, 2018

This week on the blog we’re talking about anxiety. Its symptoms can be tricky to notice because they often develop slowly over time and, given every single one of us experiences it at some point in our lives, it can be hard to know how much is too much. Normal anxiety tends to be a […]

Anxiety- and how to stop it in its tracks…

by Maud Millar on November 19, 2018

Anxiety. It’s a thing we all struggle with from time to time. In some ways, anxiety can be productive, even useful. For example, when we need to get ourselves hyped up to handle a difficult situation or to concentrate fully on a problem. However, anxiety becomes a problem when it becomes too common. In some […]

How to revise for… Science subjects

by Maud Millar on November 16, 2018

This week on the Study Rocket Blog, we’re helping you with some practical tips about how to revise, and what to revise, for maximum marks in various subjects. Earlier in the week, we gave you some tips for essay subjects and languages, and now we’re talking about Science. Happy revising!   How to Revise for… […]

How to revise for… Languages (French, Spanish, German)

by Maud Millar on November 14, 2018

  This week we’ve been putting out posts to help you revise with different types of subjects that you might get stuck on. On Monday we wrote about how to revise for essay subjects, and today we’re going to be tackling another tricky one- how to revise for languages. Here are a few tips which […]

How to Revise for… Essay Subjects!

by Maud Millar on November 12, 2018

This week on the Study Rocket Blog, we’re going to help you with some concrete tips on how to revise for different types of exams. We’re starting off today with How to Revise for Essay Subjects, but we’ll go on later in the week to think about how to revise for Science/Maths subjects and then […]

Flash Cards @ Study Rocket (AKA We Got This)

by Maud Millar on November 9, 2018

We’ve been talking a lot this week about flash cards and whether or not they actually work (see here and here) and we’ve also done a youtube video and a podcast on the topic. So it’s close to our hearts right now.   We’ve been a little dubious about the actual value of flash cards, […]

Flash Cards, and How to Make Them

by Maud Millar on November 7, 2018

The process of making Flash Cards can be a short one or a long one. Now, generally I’m all about the short cut. As Bill Gates said “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” Full disclosure: I am that lazy […]

Flash Cards- an effective way to study?

by Maud Millar on November 5, 2018

People ask a lot about Flash Cards- how to make them, how to use them, whether or not they’re effective. The question of their effectiveness is really the one that answers the other two, so that’s what we’re going to be talking about first.   Flash!   Are Flash Cards Effective?   Flash Cards can […]

Exam Stress, and how to deal with it

by Maud Millar on November 1, 2018

So, I guess you’re here because you’re suffering from exam stress. I feel you. It’s probably to do with the impending Mocks of Dooooom- which should be hitting in around four weeks from now. (This makes perfect sense, by the way; four weeks before a big event is when The Fear kicks in.) But this […]

We need to talk about exam stress

by Maud Millar on October 29, 2018

People talk about stress a lot.   Well, when I say people, I really mean adults. (Adults, by the way, with no exam stress whatsoever.)   I’m sure you’ve heard it before. Your mum saying she’s so stressed out at work. Your dad being stressed out about your younger brother. Your parents’ friends being stressed out […]

Exercise as Stress Relief- *GUEST BLOG* by @aoifestudies

by Maud Millar on October 26, 2018

Today on the blog we have something very special for you. Aoife from @aoifestudies has taken over our channel with her brilliant and insightful thoughts on the benefits of exercise as stress relief. If any of you are feeling down, overwhelmed or stressed about your exams, this post is for you. Aoife knows her stuff, and […]