Dear College-Bound Kids: What I’ve Learned From Five Years At University [On Studying and Assignments]

Hi friends! Two weeks ago, I wrote a post dedicated to my college-bound friends, offering some advice on university life. Today, I’ll be sharing with you my second out of three Dear College-Bound Kids post, and I’ll be focusing specifically on tackling studying and assignments.

During my time at university, I studied very hard. But, I learned a little too late (in my last year of undergraduate, in fact) that you shouldn’t endeavour to study hard, but you should study smart. So, in today’s post, I’ll be sharing some advice on how to study smart and effectively, based on years of experimenting and figuring out what works best. Of course, what works best for me may not work best for you! So spend some time figuring out what studying techniques work for you, and if you discover that they aren’t effective, try another method!

Anyway, let’s get straight to the post – and I hope the advice here will be helpful to you!

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What I’m Reading: The good kind of messy, and rare glimpses of destiny

Hi friends! How are you all today? I hope you’re all reading some wonderful books.

I’m currently on semester break right now – not that it’s a break, but thankfully the brief reprieve from classes means that I can get ahead with my work. I’ve got a lot to do this month – including a research proposal, an extended essay (and a kind I’ve never done before), my final dissertation paper, and a research poster! But, even though I’m busy, I’m trying to make an effort to read – I believe in the importance of taking breaks and reading is my way of unwinding! So, today’s What I’m Reading is about me sharing with you the books that I am reading.

What I’m Reading is where, every once in awhile, I’ll share and tell you all about the awesome books that I’m currently reading (and engage in not-so-subtle book-pushing), especially since I read more than one book at a time. I’ll share my thoughts, who recommended this book to me or what review spurred me to pick this up, and other thoughts that spring to mind!

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I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo – Cute, fluffy, and bloody outrageous


Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That’s how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it’s how she’ll get into Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. She finds guidance in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Steps to True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and staged car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.

My review:

This was one of my most anticipated books of 2017, and though I didn’t get what I was expecting, I Believe In A Thing Called Love was nonetheless full of pleasant and quirky surprises.

The first thing you should know going into I Believe In A Thing Called Love is that it is outrageously silly. Indeed, largely influenced and inspired by romantic Korean dramas, or K-dramas, this book has all the hilarious and heart-melting tropes common to K-drama: tragic family stories, near-miss life and death situations, love triangles(!), and melodramatic moments. If you love K-dramas, I Believe In A Thing Called Love will make you laugh and it will make you feel like rewatching all of your favourite K-drama scenes.

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August Recap: CW, why are people prejudiced? Science and I have answers.

Hello friends! I hope all of you are well; it feels like a long time since I’ve done anything book blogging related.

August has been so exhausting. Today, I submitted my last assignment for a long while, and earlier this week I had three assignments due in one day. Three! Thank goodness it’s all over, but I am very emotionally drained. I’m probably going to extend my break a little longer while I recuperate.

If you’re curious about my title – I thought I would share things I’ve learned during my studies and research in Psychology. So today, I pose the question, why are people prejudiced I think it’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves. So if you’re curious about the answer, then stick around because I’ll be giving you all the scientific evidence later in my post.

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Dear College-Bound Kids: What I’ve Learned From Five Years At University [On Uni Life]

Hi friends! With a lot of people returning or starting their first year at university (some of you call it college) around this time, I thought I would write a post about the lessons I’ve learned from my five years at university. (I know five years isn’t long for some of you; don’t look at me like that, med students.)

I’ve decided to split this post, Dear College-Bounds Kids up into three – I didn’t realize how much I had written until I checked the word count! Today’s post is on Uni Life – or, the more general advice I have to offer about making the most of university. I’ll be doing two other posts, which I’ve already lined up; one will cover On Studying & Assignments, and the other will be Writing Essays (because, I have to say, I write pretty heckin’ good essays).

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