Every time exams roll around in St Andrews it seems that we all spend as much time procrastinating as we do studying. If this highly researched statistic does not apply to you, then all I can say is “wow”. For the rest of you, I’m going to share some of my favourite ways to procrastinate. Feel free to suggest your own in the comments section!
1. Facebook – I love a good stalk just like the rest of them, and Facebook can also keep us in touch with the wider world, or at least how many hits The Other Guys’ latest single has racked up on You Tube. But I find that days spent endlessly hitting refresh go by even more slowly than they would if I were actually doing my revision. Facebook is the go to standard, but this revision period why not branch out a bit.
2. GIF websites - Sarah Engstrand predicted their eventual dominance here, and she was right. Try out What Should We Call Me, My Life As A Kitten and the topically relevant to us So Scotland and What St Andrews Feels Like to get your daily dose of funny.
3. Box of Broadcasts – All St Andrews students are subscribed to the service through the library, and they have almost every TV show and film ever broadcast in the UK. Catch up on past seasons of your favourite shows, watch films relevant to your course, or cheer yourself up with a Disney classic. One downside is you have to know what you are looking for because they don’t have a browse version.
4. Her Campus – Besides our section of the site, there is much more to find. Like our campus cuties? An endless amount of Campus Cuties to trawl through awaits you here. Ever wondered what it would be like to go to a different university? Check out their page under the My Campus column. The website is full of great stories that might even prove useful!
Those are just four of my many procrastination methods. Good luck on your exams and happy procrastinating!