By Sophie Kavanagh Exams. The one word and two syllables enough to evoke a sense of foreboding in any student. When one thinks of exams, we think of intense, long, studious hours in the library, frantic discussions of prediction with friends and peers, exam papers and a fluster for solutions. We think of the grim walk to the Kingfisher, the attendant's robotic voice; … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why are exams so stressful?
By Gary Elbert In the Manila North cemetery in Pasay City, Philippines, families live in the tombs, where they construct haphazard dwellings above rotting corpses and marbled stone. The Philippines is a developing country, but as with most capitalist progression patterns, the development is uneven, and the country’s impoverished underclass have yet to experience a … [Read more...] about Opinion: Are millennials really the burnout generation?
By Áine Kenny It is hard to believe we are already at that time. The nights are dark and cold; you’re staying in the reading room until midnight trying to fit in all the key readings, you’re waking up early to hit the books. Exam season is well and truly upon us. While this can be a horribly stressful time, fear not. Here at SIN we have your ultimate de - stress guide. … [Read more...] about How to de – stress during exams
By Fae McNamara Sitting in the Kingfisher hall, one pen in my hair and my student ID photo, in which I look like a convict, is staring up at me. My psych paper is sitting in front of me and I am waiting, waiting for information to come to me, and it does. Only instead of child development theory I am reminded of Eavan Boland’s poem The Pomegranate and the importance … [Read more...] about Exams are en route and we must prepare ourselves
By Fiona Lee This may shock you, but sleep hygiene actually has little to do with how much you sweat whilst you sleep. Shocking, I know. Sleep Hygiene is in fact the practices and habits that ae necessary to have a good quality night’s sleep. Despite how much we neglect it, a good night’s sleep is of huge importance to how we perform during the day. Unstructured … [Read more...] about Taking care of ‘sleep hygiene’ in exam season