Nicholas Bate with sound advice for those kicking their heels and waiting for university to start:
1.Decide your timetable. Work time, play time. Be time. Creative time. Writing time. Schedule it. Timetables work.
5. Read more than the reading list. By definition, that’s a minimum. Make it a habit not to do the minimum.
6. Stop playing with your phone when you should be working.
8. Clean up your fountain pen. And write more long-hand. There’s a stack of benefits in the hand-eye-brain connection, the aesthetics of hand-writing and a break from the key-board.
9. Thank great teachers. It’s nice to be appreciated.
Make it a habit not to do the minimum. Sage advice.
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