Cheaters always prosper

10 Jan

This is a bit different to my previous posts, but as I was unpacking all of my clothes and things, I noticed that I hadn’t brought back as much as I thought even though my suitcase was full. I realised too late that it’s probably due to packing, what I’d done is just lay everything flat, which turned out to be pretty bulky. I don’t know why I did this when I know for a fact rolling clothing up uses far less space. So here’s a list of Student Life Hacks that I’ve gathered from here and there.

  • Tightly roll up clothing to fit more in the case.
  • Store bedding [Duvet sheets and the like] inside out inside one of the pillowcases, more compact, and it’s already inside of for when you attempt to make the bed.
  • Use frozen grapes instead of ice cubes in drinks. This is a great one for pre-drinking, all that chilled goodness without the watering down

  • If you have some food left over from the night before and want to reheat it, if you leave a gap in the middle it will heat more evenly.
  • If you don’t have anything other than a mobile phone and want to play music, take a glass, insert phone, badabing! homemade speaker.
  • Bad eggs float, good eggs don’t.

  • Vinegar’s a great cleaning liquid if you can’t afford the posh stuff.
  • As is lemon and also Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Get chewing gum on your clothes, put them in the freezer for an hour or so then just scrape off.
  • Need to unscrew a screw and don’t know which way? Righty tighty, lefty loosy.

And a couple of academic ones?

  • Use Wikipedia sources. Don’t quote the actual Wikipedia articles, but down at the bottom theirs a Resources section, take some of those and look them up.
  • Try Google Books before you buy core texts, sometimes Google Books has an online copy and as long as it’s referenced correctly use that.
  • Use Google Scholar when looking for Scholarly Articles, it’s rather good, and even if they don’t have the whole thing, there could be the odd page or two that’s helpful.
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