The Signs as Types of Learners

Aries: Linguistic learners. Opinionated and needs some help being enlightened to other ways of seeing and thinking about things; but has a passion that drives them to great lengths through reading, writing, and sharing ideas and stories.

Taurus: Procedural learners. Needs to sit down and really focus on one thing. One track minded, can’t multitask; but when focused, very systematic, task-oriented, and determined to get things done.

Gemini: Spontaneous learners. Interested in and open minded about everything and therefore spontaneously gets to know a little bit about everything. May need to narrow things down to truly get into the depths of a subject.

Cancer: Resourceful learners. Very curious and detail-oriented.  Know where to look and are able to find things on their own. Personal experience and collection of information is the best teacher.

Leo: Naturalist learners. First, seeks guidance and likes help. Tends to overthink, so may need directions to start, but are then very thoughtful in their work. Able to come up with insightful analyses on their own through connections to real life examples and situations in nature.

Virgo: Logical learners. Likes things laid out in front of them.  Need guides, formulas, outlines to make sense of subjects and then experiments and exercises to work things out and observe patterns and relationships.

Libra: Visual/spatial learners. Being artistic, appreciate visualizing concepts and situations to help make sense of the world, and then drawing, building, designing to really interact with different ideas.

Scorpio: Intrapersonal learners. Needs time alone to concentrate. Investigative by nature. Talented at exploring the depths of a subject on their own and don’t necessarily need or want help. Resourceful and good at connecting the dots. 

Sagittarius: Straightforward learners. Reliant on being told how things are and having things laid out in front of them to follow. Needs reassurance and guidance from time to time but great at systematizing things and applying rules and definitions. 

Capricorn: Interpersonal learners. Enjoys study groups and discussions, bouncing off others’ ideas and contributing to one collective effort to progress an understanding of an idea or situation.

Aquarius: Auditory learners. Great listeners and collectors of information in this way. They care and that is what drives them to put time and effort into learning how to do things the right way.

Pisces: Tactile learners. Needs to be kept busy with tasks and projects to keep them on track and to apply what they learn to truly feel like they understand it. Goal-oriented and hard working.

Writing Long Essays

I ended my winter quarter with an 8-page essay for my Psych class. It seemed like an impossible task mostly because I’ve never done it before and I hated the subject. However, after playing around with the topics and scheduling, I think I figured out the most comfortable way of doing it. There is no quick & easy way to do this, so I just had to get over myself, sit down and do it.

~ I went to the library, opened up my email and started writing. Just whatever came to my mind concerning the subject, very disorganized, mostly bullet points. I didn’t open a Word Doc because I felt less pressured to do it in an email. One word of caution though: save the draft every once in a while. God forbid the internet stops working and things get deleted.

~ I did all the research before hand. It really helped with knowing the general idea and looked back at my notes as I was writing.

~ I picked the second, “full 1st draft” way of writing. Somehow I felt like the process was going super smoothly, so I just kept on going. Before I knew it, my single-spaced email turned into an 8-page essay. Winner!

If you are looking for writing tips, check out Jacqueline’s Nitty Gritty English.

anonymous asked:

wanna hear something hilarious? I go to one of the best private high schools in New York State. we spend 14,000 dollars a year on it. New York State spends 16,000 dollars a year to send each student to a public school. there are only 12 other kids in my class. over half of us are straight-A students. we get quality lunches and yearly trips to Europe. europe. we spend two thousand dollars less each year for an education that's easily twice as good. government waste never ceases to baffle me.

That’s ridiculous.. and very sad. Thanks for sharing. 

Do you know what I love?

The other day two of my straight friends joined me and my bisexual friend at Pride Alliance in our school.
And the girl running it to get everyone’s attention went ‘gays’ and they didn’t correct her because it didn’t even bother them for people to think that they were.
I don’t know man, it just makes me so proud of my friends.