During a recent workshop on effective revision techniques, a group of students and I had an interesting discussion around the value of taking notes in lectures. We were talking primarily in the context of my first-year linear algebra course, which operates in a flipped-classroom, active learning style. Having explored some research on the subject, I […]

Tips for avoiding procrastination As I mentioned in my last post, I was interviewed for the Personal Best programme on BBC Radio Scotland. They wanted to know what advice I give to students on how they can overcome procrastination. Here’s the link to the programme while it is still available: Personal Best: Procrastination   Here are the main […]

What is this blog about? I have been meaning to start blogging for years but I have been procrastinating. Why have I been avoiding it for so long? The reasons are surely rooted in fear – fear that I won’t dedicate enough time to it and it will lie gathering dust in a corner of […]

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