Good morning darlings!
It’s september!
It was really early when my alarm went off this morning…
My classes don’t start today but I have a course for my internship, I have to attend.

But it will be fun:)

September. A new month, and for me and I think for a lot of you, a lot of new things are going to happen! New school, new people to meet, maybe a new job and a new city to live in!
All really exciting but also a little bit scary.
But, please, enjoy every moment! Have fun! And be the best version of you, that you can be!
Chase your dreams!

Have a good day:) love you♥

A new journey awaits

Tomorrow, I’ll start studying physics in the University of Tartu and living in a different place. My 1st year takes off with Higher Math at 8:15 am 😂
Excited, nervous and glad all at the same time. I’d say wish me luck but mostly everything is up to only myself.

edit: thank you for all your good wishes, I appreciate it!

☆☆IMPORTANT: 30 tips from fellow wise thunderbirds to first-years at UBC

Last week, we asked our followers what they wish someone had told them in first year. We hope that this post will help with surviving first-year at UBC! (I put a ★ beside the ones that I think are extra important.) Reblog and share on Facebook with your friends who are going into first-year!

Here it goes. Take notes!

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I wish someone had told me that…

  1. ★ you don’t need to be friends with people in your dorm because some of them are toxic to you academically and personally. Your well being is more important.
  2. I don’t have to be involved in everything, but it will take time to find that one passion. Plus, there’s more to do in Brock Hall than paying your tuition (aka hidden study desks on 2nd floor).
  3. you should join clubs. Go to them. Stick with one that you find the most friends in. Also, become chatty with your profs.
  4. it’s going to take a lot more effort than in high school to make friends who will stick around after the class ends.
  5. meal plan money won’t last forever, don’t pick your major in first year no matter how confident you feel, you should always talk to your prof when you’re falling behind or facing hardship, time goes by way too fast (enjoy it!)
  6. there was a full Timmy’s on campus instead of learning about it on my last day if first semester. #thembagels
  7. ★ UBC is bigger than you could ever imagine, that there are so many hidden opportunities out there that aren’t advertised, so dig around and talk to upper-year students! Next thing you know, you’re in fourth year and you finally hear about something cool in your last semester.
  8. ★ I should wait buying my textbook to see if your prof actually uses them & that it’ll be okay.
  9. you will make friends eventually, fear not
  10. ★ 8am in high school is NOT the same thing as 8am in university.
  11. I should JOIN a club. Not just normally sign up for various clubs but not give a damn about all of their activities because you are sooo busy with schools. ACTUALLY GET INVOLVE. You’ll thank me later ;)
  12. you do NOT need to buy your textbooks from the bookstore! Use slugbooks.com to price compare.
  13. ★ if you’re facing mental health issues like depression GET HELP. There is no shame in taking care of your mental well being!
  14. if you get sick or something before your bc health gets processed go to pine free community clinic first, do not freak out
  15. don’t be afraid to ask questions or even answer questions, your answers/queries aren’t as stupid as you’d think + could help others
  16. Go to Office Hours! 5 minutes can make a world of difference with your prof or TA. Also join a club- one that sounds fun! Meet with advisors
  17. ★ a W looks better than an F.
  18. relying solely on friends made through high school would be devastating to my social life throughout my university years and continuing past graduation.
  19. I shouldn’t take Math 100 or a full course load in the first semester of first year.
  20. this isn’t high school, and serious relationships are a mistake.
  21. ★ doing badly in your first year is not okay, actually.
  22. IKBLC isn’t a place for productive studying.
  23. I shouldn’t wear my UBC housing lanyard around my neck as it will identify me as a first year.
  24. reading chapter 1 of my new textbooks at the library is a complete waste of time.
  25. ★ I should do the chapter readings BEFORE attending class. It’s much more beneficial than going to lecture and reading about the material afterwards. That way, the professors go through the material that you already know and you can ask better questions.
  26. you should always rent textbooks if given the option.
  27. ★ it’s okay to eat lunch alone time to time.
  28. even if you live on campus, and you had to wake up early during high school, you will still suffer if you choose 8am courses.
  29. I should try harder to make friends in first year, and hang out with people outside of class too. Now it’s awkward to suddenly be all chatty when we’ve seen each other every other day for a year without saying anything.
  30. ★ you can (should) go to different professors if your class prof sucks.

-WWSCUBC and Campus Squirrel

University Advice

Hey y’all so I should be starting university this Thursday and I need some advice

I think I’ve got it settled socially, but I have questions class-wise. If you’re a sciences student, especially.

- Is it better to take notes by hand or with a laptop?
- Use binders or notebooks?
- How often to take textbooks to class?

And any other advice related to that? Please? :)

Tomorrow is September 1st, and we Brits are packed and ready to go back to Hogwarts, so it seems about the right time for a back to school post!
I just wanted to wish everyone good luck for the next year, whether you’re going back in the coming weeks, have already gone back or aren’t going anywhere at all. I would like to give any new (or existing) studyblrs a few words of advice I’ve picked up from being in the community for a few months:

  1. Your study-space doesn’t have to have a Macbook or expensive stationary to be inspirational
  2. You don’t have to be a straight-A student to be dedicated to studying
  3. It isn’t mandatory to be enrolled in any educational establishment in order to learn
  4. There is nothing positive about working yourself so hard that you become ill

Work hard, but look after yourselves too. Have an amazing year!

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Using a tablet as a study buddy.

Please note; my sixth form school doesn’t use laptops or tablets, so I use this for my own personal studying when I’m at home, my grandmother’s - where I usually go to get away from the chaos of my own home - or the library.

My tablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and is currently on offer at Currys & PC World [x]

  • I highly suggest getting a tablet that either comes with Dropbox installed or that you can download Goggle Drive on. I use powerpoints, typed notes and often information I’ve found online from study sites like Get Revising . With dropbox, all I have to do is save them on my MacBook Pro, under the right format of course, and then they’ll appear on my tablet for me to use on the go. You could also use this method for working on essays on the go if you don’t want to carry a laptop around with you. I wouldn’t suggest this method unless you’ve invested in a wireless keyboard as well. P.S. I got almost 50GB of free dropbox with my particular tablet, so look out for similar offers

  • There’s countless apps that you can download to help with your studying. If you use a one week timetable, then you have the pick of the lot to decide which app you want to use to make a virtual copy of your timetable. However, I operate on a two week timetable and haven’t found one to accommodate mine on Goggle Play yet.
  • My first app suggestions are all sound base. The ‘Study’ App is great for anyone who studies in crowded areas or even just in a busy house. The app is programmed to play 45 minutes of calming, peaceful sounds to put you in a relaxed but motivated and settled study zone. They recommend that at the end of each 45 minutes period, you take a break. This is also excellent for anyone who finds studying with music that has lyrics in them to be distracting.
  • My second recommendation is the 8tracks app, even though you do require wi-fi to access this app. You can make your own playlist of study music, just like I have, or scroll through the hundreds and thousands of possible playlists and add a few to your favourites. 
  • I’m currently using the ‘myHomework’ app to log all my tasks and current assignments. This makes it even easier to keep a virtual planner - even though I mainly work with a physical one - as well as with the built in calendar that comes with this app. You might even find your school, university or college on the apps Database. It’s also easy to personalise it.
  • You should also be able to find a large variety of textbooks on various tablets. I must confess that the selection on Goggle Play is pretty limited, but you may have better luck if you’re using the Amazon Kindle or an iPad. Having a digital copy can be a life saver, and free up some space in your backpack or bag. I would still prefer to have a hardcopy of textbooks.

In my opinion, a tablet is a great study buddy if you;

  • Use documents and powerpoints from the internet to study
  • Want to be able to access your information anywhere
  • Like to listen to music when studying
  • Are interested in getting a laptop but either can’t afford one or they are too heavy to be carried around

We’re Ellie and Katey,and we’re poor college students who are working on making food for ourselves….

So my roomie and I started a food blog for college students or really anyone who is cooking on a budget. We figure since we have a year of dorm living under our belts and we now have a kitchen, this will be super useful as a way to give cooking advice/feedback but also learn fun new stuff for ourselves! So check it out ♥ Especially you first years who are looking for microwave food options ay

Hey !

My name’s Madison and I go to university for the first time this year, in Psychology. I really don’t know if I’m mentally ready for this but, well, don’t really have choice… I’m starting this blog to keep me motivated because, well, I feel like I’m going to need it…

Since I’m new to all this Studyblr thing, you can reblog this post, I’ll surely follow you with my main blog ~sweet-psychopath~ and yeah… Don’t really what else to say…

anonymous said:

What do you use post its for? Like what do you write on them and where do you stick them and why do they work for you?

Hiya! Thank you so much for your question :]

I use post it notes for a variety of reasons, but primarily because they’re a fun way of staying really organised; in my experience anyway. At the end of the day, I feel that it really depends on the subjects you’re studying but almost anyone can and should use post it notes when studying.

  • I use the post it note flags to mark important chapters in my textbooks, or even just to make it easier for me to find information. For example; I’m studying ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ for English Lit. so as I read through it, I’m bookmarking each scene with a different colour post it note flag at the top of the book, to make it easier for me to find specific information. During my second reading of the book, I’ll be placing post it note flags on the right side of the book to show various devices used [metaphors, character development ect]. I’ll use a colour coding system that I’ll show you guys in the near future once I’m 100% happy with it
  • Also to go hand in hand with the flags, I use the ‘regular’ size post it notes to write any notes about the chapter or other information - basically little notes and analysis that I’ve noticed - that I want to remember, then I stick them on the page instead of actually writing on the book. This is a great method if you want to read through the book at least once before having to take notes.
  • At the front of my planner, I’ve used post it notes to write some motivational quotes to keep myself studying during the school year.
  • While I use a planner, I often find that once I’m done with it for the night, it goes back into my backpack and I don’t look at it again until I get to class that morning. If I need to remember to do something in the morning - or I need to be 100% sure that I don’t forget something - I use a post it note and stick it to my wall.
  • Post it notes can be great for planning essays, especially just for writing bullet points to help you form your paragraphs.
  • Sometimes, I’ve noticed that if we’re covering a specific topic in a class such as History, the teacher might mention a documentary, film or television series that is relevant [and factual] to the topic we’re studying, so I usually write the name down onto a post it note then stick it into the relevant section of my textbook to remember to watch it.
  • Last year, I tutored several friends in their English GCSE. This basically consisted of me taking their essays and making it like a teacher would. I used post it notes to write them little comments or summaries on their work, basically where they were going right and where they were going wrong. If you’re an English student, then I highly suggest getting sample essays off the internet and marking them with a mark scheme - these can be found online - and using a post it note to write your final comment about the piece. This helps you make mental [or physical] notes on what you should and shouldn’t do when writing an essay.
  • I remember last year, one of my friends used post it notes like flashcards and wrote out all her formals and vocabulary on them. It might be a more fun alternative to using flashcards, but for me, it’s not my cup of tea, though it is an option.
  • If I’m in the study hall or library revising a particular topic and find that I don’t fully understand it, then I’ll use a post it note to write myself a reminder to ask the teacher about it next time I see them, or I’ll jot down the particular question that I need answered.
  • It’s also really good for recording websites. You might find that in class, your teacher is talking you through a particular website, and while I usually write the website address at the top of the page if I’m taking notes, recording it down on a post it note will remind you about it when it comes to studying for your exam.
  • Some people also use post it notes as calendars on their wall. It’s not a method I use, but I’ve seen at least one youtube video on the idea.
  • Really, you can use post it notes for just about anything you like. Write whatever you like. Use the to study whatever way you want. Everyone has a different method.

I hope this helps!

P.S. Now is a great time to stock up on post-it notes because places like ASDA and Tescos currently have them included on their back to school offers, usually I can get a pound or two off a packet if I buy multiples of them. Also, don’t just stick to the ‘post it note’ brand, you can find cheaper alternatives from brands like tesco, and usually cuter, more creative ones on websites like Etsy.

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