Praise.

Yesterday, my CW teacher  told me that I have a natural ability to storytelling and I can make characters come alive however I need to work on my technical skills. 

Plus, I discovered I had a C grade on one of my poetry essays which I dictated to a notetaker and my spelling and grammar issues would considerably less. So I am thinking that dictating is the way to go for my exam success.

University/ Grades/ Revision

Hey Guys!

Thank you for all your love and support, thanks to you this little blog has survived this vast thing called the Internet for a week!

This evening’s post is to do with grades and university. Lately I’ve realised how stressed I’m getting especially since I completed my UCAS form. I’m just so scared! My first year grades are at a DDC and I need a BBC to get to Cardiff.. I just feel like I can’t do it. I dont want to let anybody down even more so miss out on so many great experiences in the future. Plus I feel like I have to sucseed to break the whole disability/female barrier.

So below, is my revision plan which has been in action since september but now it’s time to kick ass:

  • Write in you’re planner what you do in class/homework/ even the revision you do! This will help you be more organised when it’s crunch time; it’ll act like your refrence/checklist.
  • Make your notes neat – the last thing you want to b stressing about is deciphering hasty scribbles!
  • Use plenty of colour! This helps comitt to memory, especially blue.
  • Use revision guides to make extra notes.
  • Keep a list of all the books you read on your subject, they may come in handy to refer to in an exam.
  • Block out any distractions while revising i.e internet. Use apps like cold turkey.
  • Make mind maps after every class and stick them in your study area.
  • Uses sites like Sparknotes/Shmoop to help you with Lit essay quotations!
  • Test yourself regularly. Type in your specific subject and your ready to go! With multiple choice, true/false and match or even asteroids.. it makes learning a bit more bearable.
  • Get at least eight hours sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Set alarms on your phones that tell you when to revise.
  • Go to after hours classes.
  • Keep hydrated.
  • Have a growth mindset and PMA!
  • Reward yourself once you reach a target.
  • Have a morning/ night off for some me time!

I hope these tips help you out guys! I’ll keep you up to date on my progress!

 

Saturday Night Reads

I have been super tired today hence no chapter updates. But, this book ‘Little Lies’ is so good! 

I love all its intracies and mystery!

If you’d like me to review a book email me: rachelmariewriter@gmail.com

Does it count as writing when I had to write a poetry essay?! Oh lord, on Monday my UCAS form goes off! I applied for Journalism and Creative Writing.. Wish me luck!

Writing Tips 

“If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.”

—Peter Handke

  1. Never throw anything you write away – it may seem rubbish today but one sentence could provide inspiration later.
  2. Try to write everyday – set a timer for 30 minutes of writing time. Uninterrupted of course.
  3. Read up on your chosen genre.
  4. Take your writers notebook with you everywhere – you never know when inspiration may strike.
  5. Stuck with writer’s block? Find some prompts to warm you up a bit.
  6. Keep a reading journal. A book may inspire you or a particular writer.
  7. Keep a clean writing space.
  8. Gather photos they can also inspire you.
  9. Invest in a dictaphone – it’ll be easier when researching/interviewing
  10. Remember why you write. 
  11. Ask yourself what do you want to achieve today writing wise.
  12. Break everything down into small chunks. Don’t expect to get a book done in a month.
  13. Give yourself little rewards when you’re writing. 
  14. Keep every piece of feedback for positive reinforcement.
  15. Invest in a good computer.
  16. Enjoy yourself – if you’re not then it’s time to find out why.