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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 […]

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 […]

Student problems, student problems everywhere…

by Maud Millar on October 23, 2018

Our post today on Student Problems is guest-written by our two A-Level student stars, Riaz and Momin.   What are the student problems we face?   Well, for me, I’m constantly whizzing around the endless loop of where I’m going to end up in the future. Doctor? Lawyer? YouTube star of the future? (Just kidding) […]

21 Tips on How To Pass Your GCSE Science Exams

by Maud Millar on October 19, 2018

  1. Know your keywords   Keywords are… well, key! Every topic has a set amount of key words. You can usually find these in text books (or on study rocket). Some questions don’t allow the mark to be given if the right key word hasn’t been written down, which is annoying but true. So […]

How to Maximise Your Marks in A-Level English Literature

by Maud Millar on October 17, 2018

  Having to write multiple essays worth 25 marks each under timed conditions can be a daunting prospect, but it can be achieved. Looking at the exam paper, you might be asking yourself questions like: Where do I start? What do I include? How do I finish? These are all valid concerns, and with a […]

How to keep your focus when studying

by Maud Millar on October 16, 2018

Focus!!   Ah, the age-old problem.   Yes, I know I’m meant to study. Yes, I know I should be able to do it for a long time. But how?     Is it just me?   A lot of people worry that they just don’t have good concentration skills, that it’s something inherent in them […]

How to make a revision timetable: Part 1

by Maud Millar on October 11, 2018

The case for the revision timetable ossia: You’re Not Quite Screwed Yet   It’s always tricky to know where to start with revision, especially when you have a lot of subjects and seemingly a limited amount of time to get them covered. But, as with everything in life, organisation is the key to your freedom, […]