The ONE advice all first-year vet students should know

The ONE advice all first-year vet students should know

The fourth and final entry in the series is here, and today’s post is quite different from anything I’ve done on vettobe.com before. I’ve asked three major youtubers/instagrammers of the vet society what one thing they think all first-year vet student should know. So without further ado, here’s what they had to say:

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How I prioritise - Week 3 of the four-week project

How I prioritise - Week 3 of the four-week project

The belated third entry of the four-week project is here, and this week I’m discussing how to focus and prioritise as a first-year vet student. However, this can be applied to almost any type of university degree, or transition to a larger amount of coursework, as figuring out the 80/20 of your efforts, that being the 20 percent of work that produces 80 percent of the results, is hugely beneficial regardless of field.

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Placeholder entry // Week 3 of four-week series

Placeholder entry // Week 3 of four-week series

Just a quick entry to let you know that I'm pushing the third entry in the four-part series to Tuesday instead. Just got a bit swamped with homework over the weekend, and I wanted to put a bit more effort into it, rather than just publishing it as is. Next week's Wednesday and Sunday entries will go up as scheduled. I hope that's ok, and that you're all having a lovely Sunday.

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What should you know before starting vet school? – on background knowledge and useful experience

What should you know before starting vet school? – on background knowledge and useful experience

This is the second part of a four-part series on “what you should know as a first-year vet student”. Click here for the introductory blog post on what the series is about, and click here for the first post, on the metrics of vet school. For the second entry in the four-part series, I have compiled a list of what I think are some useful ways to prepare for vet school. So without further ado, here are my five picks for useful background knowledge to have before entering vet school:

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The metrics of vet school – how many hours does a vet student have to study?

The metrics of vet school – how many hours does a vet student have to study?

Week one of the new four-week blog project! This week is all about how many hours the average vet student devotes to schoolwork per week. The first day of university, the student counselor told us that according to the school’s surveys, the average vet student at our school studied for about 42/43 hours per week. That adds up to more than six hours of schoolwork per day. If you compare that to the average 100% full-time work week, which for most Norwegians is about 37,5 hours per week, that’s more than 112%(!)

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A four-week guide to what you should know as a first-year vet student

A four-week guide to what you should know as a first-year vet student

This post is just a quick announcement for a project I have planned, namely a four-week guide to what you should know before starting vet school/as a first-year vet student. These are things that I wish I’d known, and that I’m still curious to find out. Throughout these four weeks, I’ll be collecting data on everything from how much studying is required on a day-to-day basis, conducting interviews with vets and vet students, and trying out study and time management experiments to see if I can up my productivity in just four weeks.

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