Tip - Read
Treat - Relax!
Tip - Back up your work
Storing your work on One Drive is NOT a backup. You could e-mail your work to yourself so that you have a copy. You won't be able to claim extenuating circumstances failing to have taken back up copies for your work, stolen or corrupted.
Treat - Take a power nap
Studies show a short 20 minute nap can help to improve your mood, aid concentration and memory. Recharge the body, feel more energised and ready to take on the rest of the day…
Tip - Avoid distractions!
Download an app that can block you accessing certain websites apps for a specified length of time. Or just turn off your phone and all social media for a while to help you concentrate.
Treat - Take a break!
There are a number of ways to feel refreshed from a 10 minute break; stretch your muscles to get them moving and feeling refreshed.
Tip - Don't lose concentration!
Be aware of signs that your productivity has dropped: If you notice that you are finding it difficult to take information in or you’re reading the same paragraph again and again, you are not working at your best.
Treat - Go for a walk!
A 15 minute brisk walk can reduce stress and boost your mood and get you working at your optimum.
Tip - Use the Library
The library has some fantastic books and journals both online and offline that can help you enhance your grade or visit our Study Skills team.
Treat - Have a nice bath
There are lots of benefits to take a bath, such as relaxing aching muscles, reducing stress and nourishing the skin. No bath? A warm shower can help relax your body and quiet your mind.
Tip - Reference, reference, reference!
This is vital. Check with your lecturer what type of referencing you need. There are handy guides here. Accurate referencing can improve your overall grade, whereas poor referencing can make your work look like it is plagiarised and you could be committing academic misconduct.
Treat - Eat healthily and drink water
Eating a healthy diet and drinking lots of water can improve concentration. For most people that means eating your greens, foods high in protein and not eating too much sugar.