23 Jun 2015

my (first) study week #1

Back in March, I decided to start a Tumblr but it didn't last long. There were too many issues of people re-posting my photos without any credit and though they may have done it innocently (or not), this doesn't make me feel better. It's basic etiquette to credit others if you get an idea or use something that isn't your own and well, it seems the Tumblr staff don't agree with me on that. They were thoroughly unhelpful in removing a post that had one of my photos without any credit and were unbelievably rude in their emails.

Anyway, rant over!

This is the first instalment of 'my study week' and you'll find it under the 'studyblr' tag. Although I'd rather do away with any connection to Tumblr, I think that's the best tag to use.

These next two images are ones you may have seen before but I thought I'd post them here and with a bit more text explaining them.

Stationery: Martha Stewart x Avery x Staples post-it notes, Artbox A5 notebook, Iconic double ended pens and a Pilot Kakuno fountain pen.
In the picture above, you can see some notes I made for the twice-weekly group work sessions I had. This academic year, the term was split so that half was spent on group work and lectures and the other half on placement (so I had three sessions of group work and three placements in total). I like to write my notes using bullet points only with headings singled out in a coloured pen.

You can see more from this notebook here; where I also explain more about how I take notes from textual resources.

Stationery from L-R: Pantone squared A5 spiral bound notebook, Pilot Kakuno fountain pen, The Planner by Seeso Graphics, A5 Artbox notebook, Muji gel pens and Iconic double ended pens.
In the picture above, I was planning out my week in terms of my group work objectives. During group work, we devise our own learning objectives that we all do and then feed back in the second session of the week. As our learning centres around weekly cases where a simulated patient will have a condition or a certain presenting complaint, we have to work out how much and what we need to know to fully understand the case.

I did enjoy group work last year (when it was still new) but having had a taste of medicine placement (where there are real patients!), I did find this whole process a bit tedious. Patients can tell us so much more as no one presents with the typical symptoms and moreover, conditions affect everyone differently and this can only be gained through patient interaction (at least for me anyway).

Saying that, my first and last groups were really quite awesome and there was enough banter to make these sessions more bearable. Quite a few of my friendships were formed through these group allocations and this year was no exception.

I'm hoping to post the next instalment of this in a few weeks' or so (depending on how busy I am) so sit tight!

Let me know if there's anything you'd like to see more or less of - I won't be offended and will try and do my best to fulfil them. However, I won't be posting these more often because I just don't have the time for that :)


  1. Such a shame you had problems with Tumblr D:
    Your notes are so neat! Makes me wish I had done a science-type degree instead of Creative Writing- no pretty notes for me!
    Imogen’s Typewriter. <3

    1. I was quite disappointed with the response I received from the Tumblr staff - just thoroughly unprofessional and rude!

      I bet you have loads of cute notes too with Creative Writing :) x

  2. hello Angela,
    I really like, enjoy and appreciate your advices and your pics. and in your pictures i can see that you have an iphone, so i would like to know what you (all readers) prefer between the samsung s6 edge white, and the iphone (plus) silver.

    thank you
    Have a nice day/night. 💜💜

  3. I think this study week idea is a really good one, and you should definitely keep it up!!