Lately, I have been so busy with school… So, I thought I would share it with you! I need to get my life back on track and start blogging again. This blog is slowly falling off the radar, I’ve let my passion go for homework and tests. Because of my love for planning and studying, I thought it would be nice to read something about this too. From now on, you can follow me and my school adventures in this category Studying with Julia.
From the beginning of this school year, I am highly motivated. I’m embracing my inner freshman year Julia and getting back into solid study habits. Although, this college life is all quite new for me… Some of my lectures start pretty late in the afternoon. And by that I mean, sleeping all morning, not really paying attention during the lecture and getting to bed really late. I want to change that. As usual, I am frequently changing things up, I just like it. Maybe this is also because of the fact that this all is so new for me and I do not really know if I am doing things right or wrong… First off, I’m taking my own advice, and treating school like a 9-5 job. Then I can really stay focused and be more productive in the time that I am studying.
My morning usually begins between 6 am and 7 am. This may sound a bit early, but before I get out of bed, I always read some online newspapers. Because of the fact that I’m studying journalism, it is quite important to keep up to date with the news. After that, I get dressed and do my make-up, which is not very important to know… Then it’s on to the train! I live quite far away from my university, I have to travel 1 and a half hours to get to Utrecht, the city I’m studying in. While I try to look at the positive side of the long trip, I do some reading or homework on the train (or write for my blog, of course). Currently, I have two classes for which I need to read a lot of literature, so I do that on the train.
When I’m at school, I start off with a to-do list. I have this weird thing that I am always way too early for class, so in that waiting time I keep up with my bullet journal. On Sundays, I make a rough concept of my week in my bullet journal, and day by day I narrow it down to the to-do’s I am actually going to do that day. After my planning, I head to the classroom or to the lecture! Journalism is quite a practical study, so in class, I get a lot of time to work on essays or articles. If I have a lecture, I make notes and expand them after the lecture at school.
My school days are pretty long. Like today, I have classes from 09:30 till 16:30. When I finish earlier, I finish up my homework for that day in school. At the university, we have a big library, and in many of the buildings, there are a lot of tables where you can study. On days I have class in the afternoon, I still wake up early. So at that time I can take it easy and head to the university library and do some work. I usually spend my whole day on campus. So when I get home, I don’t have to do anything for school anymore. I just relax and watch a movie or something like that…
Of course, I am a person too. I am absolutely not perfect, but I am trying the best I can. Spending all day on campus may seem like a daily routine, but when life gets hectic, I stay home too. It’s okay to fall off track sometimes.
What is your study routine like? Or do you just do whatever whenever and hope stuff gets done?
My name is Julia and I am a freshman journalism student at the University of Utrecht. On this blog, you can read about everything in my life, mainly about my reading and studying adventures. Have fun!
The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”