How I'm preparing for 2018

How I'm preparing for 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR! When I started this blog back in 2016, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to keep this up throughout my entire time as a veterinary student. However, here we are, in 2018, and I still find that posting on this website is one of the most rewarding aspects of life as a vet student.

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How to write essays and assignments

How to write essays and assignments

Here’s a Sunday quick tip in the «Back to School»-series. Today we’re tackling the inevitable writing assignments that we all face while in Uni. I was asked about a week ago by a dear friend...

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Trying out Coggle

Trying out Coggle

New Year, new study area! Right now, I’m sitting in the second- and third-year study area, called “The Anatomical Study Hall”. Although I miss the comfy chair I used to bogart...

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Applying the Feynman Technique

Applying the Feynman Technique

Since we’re meeting the new students for the first time tomorrow I’ve started reminiscing about our first few lectures in vet school. I remember our biochemistry teacher joking about the valley of despair...

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4 ways to keep yourself accountable while studying

4 ways to keep yourself accountable while studying

Since we have tomorrow off for Pentecost I’m contemplating what will be the best way to spend my time tomorrow. A thing I’ve found useful for actually sticking to the study schedules you make for one-off holidays like these are accountability tools.

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The Rule of Three

The Rule of Three

Today was a day filled with baby animals, of all species and sizes. Every year, the Norwegian Kings farm, Kongsgården, releases all the cows into the open fields for the summer pastures. It’s an event marked by showing off all the lovely animals at the farm, farmers markets...

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My current anatomy and physiology study routine

My current anatomy and physiology study routine

Since being advised to draw more as a study method over on Instagram, I’ve been drawing up a storm. In addition to giving me a bit more perspective on where the different structures are in relation to each other, I’ve found that drawing...

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Could doing the same exam again and again be the best way to study?

Could doing the same exam again and again be the best way to study?

There’s a study technique I’ve been wanting to try out for a while, and I’m thinking that now is a good a time as ever to test it out. In episode 8 of the Relay FM podcast, Cortex, CGP Grey mentioned that when he was a physics teacher, the way he would...

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The 10-minute rule

The 10-minute rule

This is going up a bit late since we’re cat-sitting, and she’s a bit of a rascal. We’ve turned off the lights in the cat room (aka the kitchen), and right now we’re just waiting for her to fall asleep and stop what sounds like a demolition of our kitchen counters...

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How I work myself out of a study-funk

How I work myself out of a study-funk

This has been sort of a mixed week. On the one hand, it’s been a really enjoyable week, with a ton of fun, but on the other, I feel like I’ve been treading water as far as population medicine goes. I’m gonna level with you guys, I haven’t...

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Three stationery staples I’ve been loving lately

Three stationery staples I’ve been loving lately

Since I literally just got home from Cologne Germany about two hours ago, I haven’t had time to do much else but unpack and eat some of the candy that we bought while traveling. And since we’re coming up on midnight in about a half an hour as of writing this...

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The 5 most important lessons I learned from last semester

The 5 most important lessons I learned from last semester

We’re two days away from the exam. By the time the next blog post goes up, I’ll be officially done with cell biology. Just writing that gives me chills. One of the seniors told me that those who worry about failing usually aren’t the ones who fail. So if there’s a...

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