The Downton cast would make excellent teachers...
To get the students attention:
A student talks back:
When students complain about too homework for the weekend:
When a students thinks you made a mistake on the board:
When students interrupt your teaching:
When a student gives a stupid answer or asks a stupid question:
If you are a high school student with high grades getting ready to go to college in the next two years
And especially if you don’t even have to try to get exceptional grades and are prone to procrastination, perfectionism, or anxiety, then I have a tip that may really save your sanity: learn how to study now
A lot of high-intelligence students come to college and end up freaking out and getting really down on themselves because they don’t immediately get great grades. This is exceptionally applicable if you’re going into a tougher discipline: if you’re going into the sciences, medical, law, or anything of that nature, take heed!
The thing is, you’re not always going to be able to just sit down and know what’s up—and that’s okay. Having to put more effort into your education does not mean you’re less intelligent, and getting lower grades does not mean you’re a failure. It just means you’re doing more in-depth, more specialized, and less intuitive work.
If this applies to you, and you want to have some idea of where to start, under the cut I’ve added some tips and advice on studying, time management, and protecting your mental health (<—very important!):
This is how I study for finals.
- me: aw yiss time to study!
- me: *opens word*
- me: *stares out the window*
- me: oh yeah i'm supposed to be reading this shit
- me: i'm hungry.. i should get a snack, it's already been like 10 minutes since i last ate
- me: OHHH! new lives on candy crush! i must play
- me: you know, i really should make a new playlist on spotify
- me: right... studying
- me: *reads two pages* what is this
- me: omg remember that hilarious youtube video with the cats
- me: fuck, why do i keep wasting time like this. get it together, man!
- me: *studies hard for two minutes*
- me: british history... british history... british. history.
- me: i wonder what wikipedia has to say about queen elizabeth 1.
- me: *an hour later* king harald is number 62 in the line of succession to the british throne. how about that
- me: fuck damnit. study. now.
- me: man, i'm hungry again