Ho ho ho it’s Phoebe the Grinch here to talk about EXAMS — everyone’s favorite subject! I know there are a dozen posts about exams on this blog already, but there’s not much else to talk about this time of year except how to afford Christmas presents on a student budget, and on that topic I’ve … More Giving Danish Exams a Go
Hi y’all, it’s Phoebe the American again. Today we’re going to talk about libraries! Libraries have always had a special place in my heart. When I was a kid, I could earn free baseball tickets from the librarian if I read enough books over the summer. When I worked as a tutor, the library was … More Library Love
One thing I wish I would’ve had the opportunity to take part in when first coming to Aarhus University would be a class on writing styles and tips to survive the Danish academic system. It sounds a bit silly, doesn’t it? I mean, who doesn’t know how to write a paper? It seems pretty simple; … More Writing style gone awry: learning your writing style and sticking to it
The end is nigh! After months and months of painstaking reading and taking notes; after weeks and weeks of courses and group meetings; the end of the world is finally upon us. Okay perhaps end of the world is a bit of an exaggeration in explaining the exam period, but there are certainly times when it … More Exam meltdown approaching: 5 tips to surviving the exam apocalypse
Well Fall Break is officially over. Hopefully it wasn’t too difficult for you to wake up yesterday morning and you were able to start your week fresh and relaxed and caught up on everything you should have done before the start of the Fall Break. If you’re anything like me, you’re still really swamped with … More Back to the grind – countdown to the end of the semester
It is a rainy Saturday here in Aarhus and much of my day has felt a little like this: It got me thinking about productivity and the rain. Supposedly productivity increases as sunny weather decreases, if anything based on the fact that there is less to do outside and less to distract you from getting … More Rain and productivity: Is there really a better result?
Finding motivation on a Monday is usually difficult. Finding motivation on a Monday of the week of Fall Break when the sun is also shining in Denmark is almost impossible! As I was going some research over the weekend (and successfully procrastinating), I came across this video on the science of productivity. I found kind … More Motivation Monday: Dissecting Productivity