【5 Takeaways for Fellow DSE Students】

【5 Takeaways for Fellow DSE Students】

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One Exam is Not All Your Life

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Yes, DSE is your first public exam. Schools and parents often remind you that if you study hard, you'll get into a good college and have a great future. The reality is that grades and future don't always go hand in hand. Many successful people in America, such as Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, dropped out of college and made a name for themselves by dedicated to a subject they were passionate about. Many celebrities, such as Beyoncé and Leonardo, also went into the entertainment industry after finishing high school.

You may not be an entrepreneur or a star, but these examples show that it is your passion for something determines whether you can make a career out of it. It is the spirit of daring to think and do, and the repeated effort of try and error that leads you to grow and succeed. As long as you are giving your best shot, you are doing good.

Find Your Preferred Way to Study

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Everyone absorbs information differently. Some people rely on image memory, some have sharper listening skills and some prefer to read text. What works for others may not necessarily work for you. For example, if you memorize math equations, it may be better for you to look at a cue card or listening a recording during a walk. Don't just blindly follow someone else's way of learning and get yourself stuck.

Your brains tend to remember things that make you happy. Instead of making revision a chore, why not seeing it a game? You can make your own questions bank and quiz with a group of friends or draw monologue for the historical figures. Utilise the creativity of early childhood and make learning fun.

Learn to Relax Properly

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"Working Hard" does not mean "Working Smart". Reviewing day and night may help you remember things repeatedly, but it reduces your concentration, making you prone to procrastination and boredom. Such state does not allow you to revise well and reduces productivity. Instead, if you take time to rest, you can restore your brain capacity quick.

Studies have shown that 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three times a week helps you focus, organize new information and reduce stress. Spare time to run or swim after long hours of study.

No Need to Compare Yourself Others

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We compete with our past self in a marathon, not with others. Everyone has his or her own schedule when it comes to the progress of revision. You don't have to be panic about other people's extraordinary progress, instead concentrate on your own revision. Each of us has a different way of studying.

In life, we all work with different rhythm. Some people achieve great things at a young age, while others start to get noticed when they were old. Regardless of the period of time to succeed, it is important to enjoy the process. Some people want to make a lot of money, some want to have a balanced life and some want to explore the world. Whatever your vision is, it deserves to be respected. Like Haruki Murakami said, "Forget about what everyone in the world says, I think my own feelings are the right ones. No matter what others think, I will never disrupt my own rhythm. When you choose to start something you like, it's not always a straightforward path. There are fulfilment and struggles, but since you like what you do, you will keep going. It doesn't matter what other people think of you, the most important thing is that you don't regret your decision.

Prepare All the Things You Need

Tomorrow is the exam day. When it comes to the critical moment, you want yourself to have all things prepared and stay still. Therefore, it is vital to pack your things in a backpack in advance. Write down a list of things you need to include for different subjects, like a calculator for Maths and painting essentials for Visual Arts. Consider get yourself a well-organized, lightweight and practical backpack. Nova, Moral's classic urban commuter backpack, is your best companion for exams. It has good storage arrangement and capacity, soft and comfortable laptop compartment lining, front zippered pocket for notebooks, documents and so on. In addition, the double side pockets can store water bottles and umbrellas, helping you enter the examination hall calmly on rainy days or under blazingly hot days.

 

Tait is another affordable option. Its slim profile makes it an ideal partner to carry. It has a large main compartment for 15-inch laptop/tablet. It can also store cell phones, mouse, stationery accessories etc., so you can access your things quickly and easily.

DSE is solely one of the stations in life. Set your mind right, do your best and be proud of the effort you have put into it.

 

 

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