Exercise: Improving Your Writing Skills [Guest Post]

Writing is a difficult and necessary task of life, no matter what your job is, you will have to do some writing at some point. Even before you get to the technical details, writing is hard enough.

writing

Like most things, writing seems a lot less difficult if you have an idea of how to do it. This is easily done, with a workshop or a writing course. Like riding a bike, these are skills that you only need to learn once, and then get used to implementing. Most professional copywriting companies like Gaps Writing offer offers courses on how to write well, and what constitutes good writing. If you are a business owner or manager, it is particularly important.

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Masterpiece from Hate. Use your negative emotions for writing. [Guest Post]

Creating By Channeling Your Negative Emotions

 

This article serves the purpose of helping people take their negative emotions and channel them into something useful and positive. Dealing with stress and anxiety can affect one’s mental health, so dealing with it in a healthy manner can reduce the intensity of these emotions over time. Consider using creative methods to deal with these emotions so that you can get on with your life and stop wasting time wallowing in these pessimistic feelings.

 

hateWith all the expectations placed on us each and every day, it’s no wonder that the average level of stress experienced by people is increasing each year. There are different ways of coping with stress, such as exercise or doing yoga. However, have you ever considered channeling all of the stress and negative emotions associated with it towards something productive?

You would never think that you could get results out of using your negative emotions for something. Usually, people are trying to get rid of or ignore their negative emotions so that they can get on with their work. However, if you’re creative, you could produce something interesting out of what’s causing you to worry, such as writing. Some of the best writings come out of the most intense emotions ever experienced, and worry is one of them.

Here are some tips to keep in mind if you’re ever considering venting your troubles in this way.

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Am I A Workaholic?

workaholicFrom Wikipedia, “A workaholic is a person who is addicted to work. The term generally implies that the person enjoys their work; it can also imply that they simply feel compelled to do it.”

Okay… Personally, I don’t like factual definitions, thus let’s continue in my own way:

I’ve never really thought about it in the past, but I might be a workaholic. How?

The thing is I don’t only enjoy working (here, I don’t consider work as the thing you do to earn a living since I’m still a teen, but I’m talking about everything that demands physical or mental effort) or feel compelled to work (that would be school work) but I also search for work. What I mean is that I like to keep myself busy. I’d hate to remain idle one moment. That’s why I’ve got so many hobbies.

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Guest Post: Different Ways for Teens to Earn Extra Money

Now that summer is here and classes are over you probably have a lot of extra free time to play around with. And while hanging out with friends and goofing off is always the most pleasurable way to spend time, it’s not always the most financially friendly, especially if you have no means of an income. And even if you do have a job and you’re just looking for some easy ways to make extra money to help fund your summer plans, these ideas will help you do just that:

 

1.      Sell old clothes to a resale shop – Instead of hanging on to clothes you never wear or tossing them into a garage sale pile where they’ll sell for a quarter a piece, take them to a local resale shop and sell them there. Some resale shops pay you up front and some pay you as your items sell, but either way you’ll end up with some extra spending money.

 

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An Ordinary Student Life

Hey guys! I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA often these days. So many of you are requesting blog posts from me and I thank all of you for your support 🙂 but as you can see, I have a life too outside of blogging: I’ll be taking part in Cambridge International O-Level Exams in October and I have to do my revision work.

So I was wondering what I could write… and well, as what’s all in my life for the moment is these exams, then why not talk about it? I hope it doesn’t sound boring, but I’d like you to know more about this 16-year-old girl behind the screen and get a glimpse of her life out there 🙂

Today, Friday 16 Sept, I got my official exams timetable. Ahh!! These papers just scare everyone! 😛

Cambridge O-levels examinations papers

My exams will cover a whole month, i.e I will start on the 10 Oct (with French Literature!) and end on the 15 Nov (with Economics paper 1!). Of course, I won’t have exams everyday lol!

Now I have to do my revision work, i.e I have to recapitulate whatever I learnt during the 5 years I was at secondary school… (don’t worry… we mostly revised what we did these last 2 years :P) and I have to practice a lot!

We usually do 8 subjects and they’ll extract the final results from 6 of these 8 subjects. Some people do 7 only and others do 9 or 10… (omg! they’re crazy!) In my school we were compelled to do 8 and I guess it’s the best choice. 🙂

There were 4 compulsory subjects: French, English Language, Maths, and Additional Maths.

I had to choose 4 others and these 4 should match each other. I chose, first of all for the 1st two places, French Literature and Literature in English. The two vacant places had to be filled either with the sciences or accounting sides… and I chose Accounting because I thought it was more scoring (in fact it’s not, as every subject has the same level of difficulty). Therefore I filled the 2 places with Economics and Principles of Accounts.

Next year we have to choose 3 main subjects and 2 subsidiary ones… General paper (GP) is a compulsory subsidiary subject. I chose this combination:

The 3 mains: French (Literature included), Literature in English and Maths.

The subs: GP and Sociology

I think it’s best I briefly tell you about how I’ll do my revision and maybe this can help you too to organise yours one day 🙂

How I organise my Revision Work:

First, let’s see:

I do 8 subjects and there are 7 days in a week.

English and French are subjects that you just can’t revise… you know it’s just about language, your vocabulary… no theories, no formulas or quotes to learn by heart. In addition, I’m fluent in both (well in oral english uh not really…xD)

Therefore, I’m left with 6 subjects and 7 days! Yeah! I’ll have a rest day!

I’ve planned it like that:

Monday = Add. Maths

Tuesday = French Literature

Wednesday = Maths

Thursday = Economics

Friday = Principles of Accounts

Saturday = Literature in English

Sunday = random work/free time!

It all depends on you and what you feel is best for you when you have to prepare yourself for an exams. Some I guess would just followe their instincts and randomly choose a subject to revise everyday… or when they feel like it. But I’m  not like that. I need organisation in my studies 🙂

I don’t know if you’ve read or understood all of this but anyway thanks for passing by and feel free to leave a comment.

IF you have anything you want me to write on you are free to tell me in the comment box below 😀

Yours Blogging,

An Evil Nymph.

Preparing For An Examination

This extract about ‘preparing for an exam’ comes from my economics book but can be applied to any subject and exam you’re taking. Credits goes to Susan Grant, the author of my book for Economics at O-level.

PS: the picture is from google 😛

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Revision

Revision is a continuous process. After every lesson, check your work and if necessary, add extra notes. As the examination approaches, you will need to do intensive revision. Try to engage in active revision. This involves, not just reading notes, but also using the information. There are a number of ways through which this can be done. These include testing other members of the class and getting them to test you, drawing spider diagrams and producing tables and revision cards.

revision work school

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