Sunday, 21 February 2016

Tools and websites to ace univsersity | Victoria Lucy

Who ever said first year was easy lied. For those who are naturally able and breeze through life getting amazing grades I wont argue university will be any different, however if you're anything like me, studying is a must and anything that can be used as an aid is God send. That being said, I have devised a few websites that will help you run slightly more smoothly through your turbulent first year.
These are all free to use and definitely very helpful.

1. Google Translate

Google translate for those long books you've got to read in a night. Reading can be a painfully long process so to save some brain power and some time, you can copy and paste pages and pages of work click the speaker button and it will read it all back to you out loud. (I've done 9 pages at at time)
Click HERE for Google Translate

Pros: Speeds up the reading process                               
Cons: The lady talks in a really boring voice                                 

2. Word Counter

I stumbled across word counter when I didn't have access to Microsoft word and fell in love with it's helpfulness. Take your work, copy and paste into the box and it will tell you anything from what level your assignment read at: for example a primary school student or a college graduate to the words you use the most and how many sentences you have. It's very helpful as it stops you repeating yourself and ensures your sentence length are adequate.
Click HERE for word counter.  

Pros: Can tell you everything you need                            
Cons: It's not built in to word

3. Quizlet

This is website I brought with me from my high school days. Quizlet works as an online flash card, for example: say you key term was 'capitalism' you place this word in one column and the definition of 'capitalism' in another and it will transform into a flash card.  This is very helpful for revision purposes for key words and definitions.
Click HERE for Quizlet

Pros: Is amazing for revising key concepts                     
Cons: You can't revise detailed ideas.

4. Coggle and Notes

If you're not a fan of taking not notes in a regular chronological order like the majority of people. This is a fabulous website called Coggle  which is a digital version of spider diagram. After each diagram you can save it to refer back to, when you need it. You can make them as detailed as colourful and as neat as you like and they'll always be there when you need to come back to them for revision purposes. I find them most helpful when planning out my assignments.
Click HERE for COGGLE 

Pros; Neat and clearer way to store notes                      
Cons: You have to print them all off if you want physical copies                                 

These are just the top few that I use to help me through my revisions and assignments. I have an abundance of others which can be very helpful at times. So let me know if you need any more ideas for study websites and if you have an good ones please post them below to help everyone else out. 


Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Top five Netflix watches in the UK | Victoria Lucy

It's pretty much a given that Netflix is better in other countries. From the movies to the tv shows you can't always get what you want for £5.99 a month. However through my nightly scrolling, and my binge watching, I have narrowed down the best five tv shows you catch on Netflix UK to watch, making your hours turn to days and days to weeks. (Naughty habits I know). P.s These are in no particular order, they're all pretty darn good. 

The Killing 
Genre: Murder Mystery 
A drama, mystery vibe on American soil. With 4 seasons depicting the murder of a teenage girl, homicide detectives Linden and Holder try uncover the hidden truths to give justice to the victims family. Meanwhile detective Holden seems to hold a suspicious past, which timelessly clashes with their investigations. 

Pretty Little Liars 
Genre: chick-flicky thriller and mystery 
After finishing the vampire diaries or even 90210, this is perfect to keep you on the edge of seat with the thrill of finding out who the blackmailing stalker 'A' is! With a dash or murder, a spritz of glam and pinch of drama this is perfect to fit anyone one needs who likes to wait out a mystery. 

Shadow Hunters 
Genre: Fantasy 
New to the UK screen, a fantasy based series which could be likened to the hunger game or divergent. Based on a young girl Clary who is suddenly thrust into a life of protecting humans from demons while uncovering clues to find where her mother is being kept captive, with many more twists and turns along the way. (New episode every Wednesday)

Jessica Jones 
Genre: Action Superhero 
A Marvel creation in the marking, based on Jessica Jones a once human who gained super hero strength. She uses it to help her carry out her private eye career. Until the day in which her past comes back to haunt her and pushes her superheoro limits.  

Orphan Black 
Genre: Drama - Thriller 
A Sci-Fi action packed thriller in which a woman running away from her past witnesses a lady who throws her self in front of an oncoming train, shocked she goes to look at her, only to find they look exactly the same and she assumes her identity. 

Other recommendations: Bates Motel, Suits, Life Unexpected, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Fringe

I hope your days are filled with lots of Netflix love in the future. What are some more Netflix favourites in the UK?


Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Long Distant Lovers; An Indian Adventure.

So I travelled and travelled, (click here to see that video) but eventually I made. To the country of food and cultures and without further a do I would like to share it will you;

Video Edit By Omkar Vishnu

I hope you enjoyed and stay tuned for more travelling adventures and future instalments of long distant lovers.


Schools Out... Lets Scream and Shout | Victoria Lucy

Schools out and when I say school I actually mean University but school just sounded better. Here in the UK, it's spring week...