While many students are cheering now because they passed the evil horror exams of the Hes , some students ran away before entering the haunted school. Hard times ask for hard students even though it wasn’t close to a picnic some students did great and some well let’s say, less great. But looking at the whole picture I can’t complain. I am happy my class still has most of the same soldiers I entered the battlefield on. Some exams were just like the most evil thing alive while some were a relaxed walk in the park. But overall I am so relieved I got my share of the cake to survive this epic tale. And with cake I mean those hard earned study points. The subject Qm0 where many students complain is made less of a burden, even though its hard work with a good teacher or in my case I can say teachers its passable so never give up and always fight for your beliefs, because a day not aiming for top is a day falling down.
January 31, 2011
January 30, 2011
What do you usually do on Friday night?
What is your favorite place to eat?
How often do you check your email?
I guess that if you know the answer to these questions off the top of your head, then you might be stuck in a rut, no matter how old you are. And what is wrong with that? you might ask.
Well, I'll tell you - if you are stuck in a routine, then you are not going forward. You are not learning new things, you are not challenging life and it's not challenging you. Do you know that by making minuscule changes in your life, you are wakening up your brain, using new neural passages and thus taking advantage of your potential for greatness? Yes, you are great as you are, but you can be even greater!
Tomorrow is a new day. Expect the unexpected!
Read about how our brains react to change...
January 27, 2011
January 23, 2011
Yesterday, however, I discovered an even better way - Pecan pie!
January 18, 2011
The main problem I have with studying is my massive lack in concentration. This isn’t that much of a problem when dealing with mathematics or any other courses that involve logic, but when it comes down to studying books full of text I just panic. I always start out very optimistic, but my mind soon wanders off to what we are having for dinner or if I should polish my nails a different color since the one I have on now is fading. This is often followed by stress. Here are some tips if you have trouble concentrating like me:
1. Don’t take a break in between. Once you stop studying and relax, it’s hard to return to your books.
2. I don’t take fish oil tablets at the moment, but they do help with concentrating after you take one a day for a week
3. Make sure your messengers are closed when you are studying on the computer. When someone is talking to you on skype or msn it’s distracting.
4. Study groups only work for serious people, but when you are not serious or have trouble concentrating like I do, you will most likely end up talking instead of studying.
If anybody else has some other tips on how to concentrate better let me know, I would love to hear them.
January 17, 2011
|My S.France pic also adds happiness in the grey of winter...|
January 16, 2011
January 10, 2011
Hey guys! By now we all have our Young Enterprise (YEN) companies set up and hopefully everyone’s got their products ready to sell…
Now comes the hard part – How do we get the message across? But rather than reinvent the wheel, we thought we’d check with previous year’s students – and we know a few things:
1. The market fair in March is too little too late.
2. Often our own students and teachers want to buy from us, but they don’t know what we’re selling!
3. The more we spread the good word, the better sales will be!
So, we came up with a way to advertise all the YEN companies:
First of all I’ll start with a short introduction. My name is Manisha, also a 1st year Trade Management Asia student at HES. I was born and raised in the Netherlands, but I will not bore you with the long story or my heritage, since there is a lot to tell. Maybe you’ll figure out eventually.
2010 has not been the easiest year for me since I actually did another study program before this one which did not really fit me that well. And I knew it didn’t fit me well, but everybody kept telling me it did and eventually I stopped because I knew it wouldn’t work out since I wasn’t motivated. After that I was really lost on what do with my life and ended up doing the Trade Management Asia and I do not regret it one bit.
My main force behind this choice was learning Japanese and going on exchange to another country in the third year. Beside that I have some ambition for starting a business in the future, although I’m still a little lost on what kind of business I would like to start. But I hope to figure it out on the way and until that time learn as much as I can.
This time around I feel more motivated and I think motivation is really what you need to have if you want to accomplish anything in life.
January 9, 2011
Did I or did I not show them where the water was? Did I tell them how they could drink, how much, and when the fresh water would be poured in? Did they realize if they didn't drink on time, a drought might come, another animal might finish up the water before their thirst was quenched? I guess that's enough with the metaphors, right?
But the point is this - many of my students have failed their exams. I have tried my best to motivate them, to make school fun, to impress upon them that we don't give out grades for free at the HvA, but sadly, despite their undoubtable capability to succeed, for whatever reasons, far too many did not. Yes, they will get a second chance - but will they grab that chance with 2 hands?
I'm reminded of the story of the homeless guy with the dream radio voice video I saw today on YouTube: Homeless guy gets second chance He did get a second chance - and I really hope he succeeds. And I hope my students will too. YES THEY CAN. But will they?
January 1, 2011
Let me be honest from the very beginning, writing is definitely not my strongest quality… But the fact that you’re reading this must mean I’m at least not illiterate!
So, who am I and what made me participate in writing Study leaks’ blogs?
My name is Noël, one of many –but very few Eritrean- 1st year Trade Management Asia students at the Hva, HES.
Many (if not all) students at the HES establish their own company through the Young Enterprise project and experience difficulties during their business period. My reason for being here is to write articles that highlight these problems, and of course to provide answers or solutions to some of the obstacles we’ve all faced or may encounter in the future.
Now that you know who I am and why I’m here, i’m thinking, since Audrey shared a secret with you when introducing herself, perhaps it’s fair to give you one of mine… A small, but outrageous and maybe even impossible but not unrealistic *wink* *wink* secret.....Become the worlds first trillionaire! Yes my fellow entrepreneurs, 12 zero’s and a title unrecognizable by Microsoft’s spelling correction. Maybe you’re thinking, Donald Trump? Bill Gates? Warren Buffet? No, none of these ridiculously rich old men comes even close to that figure.
So…..hopefully I’ll see more of you readers in 2011 and eventually you’ll see more of me, therefore, don’t hesitate and comment on anything that comes to mind!!