Managing that busy schedule & WordPress Anniversary


It has been two weeks (almost three) since university started, and I have already submitted 3 assignments and two project reports, I have also had a surprise quiz, and to make it worse, I have an exam tomorrow. When you are in university, the pressure of studies seems to be real.

Handling your social life and studies alongside  one another is a great task, and quite possibly, that’s the reason why students find it very difficult to handle the two together. After being in university for so long, I understand how hectic it can be to have surprise quizzes and assignments and excessive work schedule, and at the same time, to handle that social life. I hope I can help you out in managing the busy schedule!

Task 1: Prioritize

  • Know what needs to be done
  • Rank it in the order of ‘urgent’ to ‘not so urgent’
  • Finish the urgent stuff first

Task 2: Use the time between classes effectively

  • Try to revise what was done in the previous class
  • Review for the next class

Task 3: Keep your study space just for studying

  • Our brain associates a particular space, and the atmosphere around it with what we do most there. Such as, our bed is for sleeping and our cupboard is for keeping clothes. If we sleep in our cupboards, our brain would not be able to make sense of it.
  • Similarly, choose a place where the only task you have to do is studying.
  • This place should also be away from unnecessary distractions like mirrors, novels, posters etc)

Task 4: Learn from my mistake

  • So, I had a surprise quiz today, which meant I had no time for prior preparation and it was a subject which was
    numerical and formula based. How did I do it then? I couldn’t. There is a possibility that I won’t be able to score in this quiz, just because I didn’t take out time to go through everything that is being done in the subject. So, I say;
  • Revise briefly everything that has been done till day in the concerned subject
  • Make sure you self-study at home or in your dorm room

Cheers for the academic year guys!

P.s: Today is my 4 year anniversary for this wordpress blog!!! :D

See you next time
Srish. xx

A Work In Progress | Book Review


Originally posted on Srishti:

You’ll walk taller, and as long as you follow your gut, you won’t stray far in life. – Connor Franta

Title : A Work In Progress

Author : Connor Franta

Genre : Memoir

My Rating : Star Rating (4/5)

This fascinating memoir portrays the journey of Connor Franta. Yep, our very own Mr Frantastic. Known for his artsy nature, his inspirational videos, imaginative thinking and coffee addiction, he digs deeper and connects with his true self, and then, he shares his journey with his audience.

Connor is humorous in his own way. The chatty nature of his videos comes forward in this novel. The first thing I felt when I started reading this novel was that it actually felt like I was watching one of Connor’s videos. I could see him say the things he was writing, I could hear him smile while he wrote about his childhood, and shared with us letters…

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Dubai Adventures| Day 1


Originally posted on Srishti:

Hey Guys!

I visited Dubai in October 2014 and am here to write a travelogue/travel guide on a day to day basis!

So, on the first day, we landed in Dubai early in the morning (sometime around 5:30). Our hotel was in a beautiful location, and walking distance from the Dubai Museum and best of all, walking distance to a metro station!

After resting for a bit, my parents and I went out for a little stroll. We walked down to Meena Bazaar, gawked at shops and enjoyed the hustle bustle and the fast pace of the city. We then booked ourselves a a Desert Safari from a Tourist Information Centre. The 4×4 drive car picked us up from the hotel and then we went Dune Bashing. Dune bashing was one of the best experiences I have had, ever.

We then stopped for some sunset photography in the…

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Dubai Desert Safari | Dubai Travelogue


Originally posted on Srishti:

Hey guys!

I visited Dubai in October 2014 and have finally sat down to go through the huge lot of video footage, photographs and written content that I had saved with me for over 6 months! I will be posting a travelogue and bits and pieces from this trip every once in a while on here!

On the first day, I visited the Meena Bazaar in Dubai (didn’t really shop there) and the Dubai Museum. Come evening, my parents and I went on a Desert Safari! Here’s a short video I compiled of the fun things from the Desert Safari (I’m practically a YouTuber now) !

Cheers
Srish. xx

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LIEBSTER AWARD (again?!?!)


Originally posted on Srishti:

Hey guys!

When I heard my phone ding with a new notification I never expected it to be a nomination for the Liebster Award! It is given by one blogger to the other blogger on the internet, in a way to appreciate new talent and to sensitize other bloggers about new bloggers. I had received one of these nominations last year for my other blog, and I’m happy to be nominated again! :)

I’ll write this post following the Rules of this blooging award, and here they go!

1st Rule – Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog.

Thank you so much Lara,My Everlasting Tales for nominating me for the Liebster award and seeing potential. It is these little acknowledgments that make me want to keep writing. It is amazing to know that you like Collen Hoover’s writings as well! It…

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Maybe Someday | Book Review


Srishti:

Maybe Someday, Book Review! Hope you like it :D

Originally posted on Srishti:

“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.”

Hey Guys!

I spent the majority of my yesterday, engrossed in a novel called ‘Maybe Someday’. It is a novel written by one of my recent favourite authors, Colleen Hoover.

Novel : Maybe Someday

Author : Colleen Hoover

Genre : Romance/Contemporary Romance

My Star Rating : Star Rating (4/5)

Here is a link for Goodreads, that gives a better synopsis than I ever could (considering the fact that I may just reveal all the interesting details, if given the opportunity).

Personally, after reading Slammed and Point of Retreat I became a fan of Colleen Hoover’s writing. Her writing style is easy, cheerful, it is usually in alternating perspectives but uses first person speech, and she uses her gift of poetry really well.

You go through the emotions that characters are going through. You…

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UNIVERSITY LIFE| #2.1 What To Carry? Day University


Hey Guys! At times it is confusing to know how much and what all you should carry when you just start the University. It is difficult also because, unlike school, nothing is given to you as written instructions. So if you go to a Day University or College, here is a list of essentials!

  • A backpack – Who said school bags are just for school?!

  • Subject Notebooks –  The type and number of notebooks is a personal choice. I like to carry a single 7 subject notebook for my 6 classes and I keep the seventh section for rough work or conferences that I attend. Some friends of mine, however, carry separate notebooks for every subject.

  • Your College ID – Make sure that you have your college ID with you at all times.

  • A watch – Always arrive to your classes in time, and if possible, at-least 3-5 minutes early. It not only helps create a good impression but also gives you enough time to settle down.

  • Camera (Phone’s camera)  – The journey that you take on in a university can only be experienced once in a lifetime and these pictures and videos will always be there with you to cherish these memories.

  • Water Bottle – You need to stay hydrated to retain energy.

  • Food/Snacks – The lucrative canteens and the delicious fast food joints usually become the abode for college students. However, it is essential to maintain a proper diet. So, you should try and carry something with you.

  • Umbrella – It allows flexibility to go from one place to other in changing weather conditions.

Hope this helped you out! All the luck for college! See you next time Srish. xx