inspired by @getshitdonetbh and @language-minded, here are some french vocab terms having to do with the “back to school” theme since it’s almost time for school to start back up again!! (these things can always be useful, i suppose???)
academic – scolaire, universitaire
activity – activité
after school – après l’école, à la fin des cours
assignment – tâche, mission, devoir
back-to-school – de rentrée
backpack – sac à dos
books – les livres
bus – le bus
calendar – le calendrier
classes – les cours
clubs – les clubs
college – université
desk – le bureau
dictionary – le dictionnaire
education – éducation, les études
elementary – primaire
excellence – grandeur, excellence
grades – les notes
habits – les habitudes
high school – lycée
homework – les devoirs
instructor/teacher – le prof
library – la bibliothèque
meeting – la réunion
memorization – la mémorisation
quiz – le quiz
reading – la lecture
school – l’école
sports – les sports
student – un(e)étudiant(e)
studies – les études
supplies – les provisions
test – l’interro
university – université
i hope that you found at least part of this interesting or useful in some way!! thank you again for the inspiration by the lovely aforementioned persons!!
if you have any ideas/requests for further vocabulary themes, please do not hesitate to send me an ask/message!!
TIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN (and other high schoolers!)
(first year, first grader, 大一, 신입생, 新入生, étudiant de première année…)
these tips may be slightly sarcastic and what you did not expect but it’s the truth!
its only the beginning
DO YOUR HOMEWORK. DON’T PROCRASTINATE. PLEASE.
if your school has a block schedule (every other period, for ex: per. 1/3/5/7 on monday and per. 2/4/6 on tuesday), do your homework the day it’s assigned!
when you come home, whether after practice or just straight from class, don’t sleep (hahaha says the person who sleeps right after), have a snack, relax for 15-30 minutes then do homework. then, you can do whatever you want after :)
actually write in your planner what your homework is unless your teacher posts it online…but still write it down in case of technical difficulties
if your school has “tutorial” (a time where you can ask your teachers for help, etc.), go to tutorial and ask for help … or eat your lunch
drink h2o. very important.
eat breakfast. it’ll get you going through the day if you skip lunch for some reason.
get enough sleep, if it’s 9 pm and you are done with everything, dont stay on your phone for the next 3 hours like me! SLEEP.
start studying for tests/quizzes at least 3 days before but worst case scenario cram the night before lol sorry can’t help you out on that one but yes study as soon as you know there’s a test or quiz coming up
don’t plagiarize! if your teachers use turnitin.com, its very good at finding out your little internet discoveries, at the very most paraphrase
join clubsssssssss! if you go with your friends it’s even more fun! freshman year is great for going to a gazillion clubs even if my sophomore year you only end up going to like 2
finals week: start reviewing your notes a week or two before, but tbh if you do better when you cram then cram! everyone has different study habits and honestly if you’re a crammer, simply review your notes briefly a week before but the day before the final, start hardcore cramming right after school
when it’s the end of the school year, please don’t do homework the period before ..it’ll only stress you out
make study guides. make flashcards. make quizlets. make a study tool you’ll learn from. share with your friends, don’t be mean :) JK haha share with the people you trust and won’t share with the whole school
if you’re in the u.s., don’t start sat prep freshman year lmao…freshman year is a year to have fun not sit in a prep class for 4.5 hours every week!
by having fun i do not mean yolo-ing your grades, still attempt to reach dem high grades
make friends! old ,new ,recyclable reusable (haha jk)…introduce yourself to new people or just make friends through friends if you’re shy
go to school dances and school football games!
don’t be scared of upperclassmen we don’t bite :) (unless it’s right before a test)
DO. NOT. CHEAT. middle school may be lenient but high school is not.
don’t skip classes when there’s a test because you did not study for the said test because instead of taking the test right then and there, you now have to spend time trying to figure out when you can take the test
date if you want to but make sure it doesnt take over your studying/school
don’t forget to spend time with your family because they are numba 1!
for anyone with long hair that gets in the way: tie up your damn hair when you take a quiz/test/final
ask questions and don’t be like the deathly silent corner-sitting person i am right now in english
do extra credit that the teachers give you because that may not happen in the later sad (jk…i think) years of high school
bring your teachers kleenex, expo markers, etc., because who knows you might get a homework pass or sumthing ;)
high five people if they try to high five you even if theyre strangers (lmao based on personal experience which i failed)
don’t pull an all-nighter/half all nighter where it consists of you starting and finishing a project due the next day, or you’re just on your phone 24/7
please don’t do drugs in the back of the school
don’t compare yourself to other people :)
talk to your counselor / ta (homeroom) teacher!
don’t try to force yourself to be friends with popular people, just stay comfortable with the friend group you already have :)
if spending 30 minutes on makeup makes you feel good, do it and own it
when people cuss and you don’t cuss don’t look scandalized it’s kind of the norm (oops)
if you make a mistake/get a bad grade, don’t beat yourself over it. just move on. like after breakups.
don’t gossip about other people because they’re going to somehow find out and ignore you for a long time
if you’re dressing like a bum by the second month of school, don’t worry life is life
volunteer! with friends! by yourself! try to volunteer someplace where it’s every week and not just random places
do not cry over a low a because the student next to you that got a low b may feel like smacking you
don’t complain about one test and sleeping at 11 pm to an upperclassmen because… just don’t
bring a phone charger it’ll save you if you’re staying at school till 9pm that day for tech or something
don’t ditch class you ain’t a senior just yet
last of all: BE HAPPY
what a huge masterpost! but i hope it helps! freshman year was the best year of my life compared to sophomore year and now and i really wish that i followed the advice that i just gave!
(sorry this is kind of late and this is based on the experiences of my friends and moi)
bon c’est pas souvent que je fais ça mais c’est l’instant pub les enfants. Pour ceux qui connaissent pas je vais vous parler d’une appli que j’ai découvert c’est Too Good To Go.
En gros c’est des commerçants qui vendent leurs invendus à mini prix afin de lutter contre le gaspillage. On passe commande sur l’appli (le matin de préférence car ça part vite) et on vient à l’heure indiquée chercher sa bouffe, il faut juste amener un sac et une boîte de préférence (pour éviter le gaspillage de sacs plastiques). Y en a dans beaucoup de villes et l’appli vous indique les commerces participants les plus proches de chez vous.
Regardez ce que j’ai eu aujourd’hui pour 3 euros :
En terme de prix classique, on serait sur un peu plus de sept euros normalement. Aujourd’hui j’ai pris du sucré mais on peut aussi avoir du salé, des boissons ou des mélanges ! Beaucoup de boulangeries le font, mais pas seulement. Des restaurants, des épiciers ou même de plus grosses enseignes comme Baggelstein ou U Express. Franchement ça vaut le coup surtout pour moi qui suis étudiante et souvent fauchée. Et il est aussi possible sinon pour deux euros de participation de collecter les invendus pour les sans-abris !