Buy a planner or a ruled notebook to plan out your tasks and your day! Make sure that there is enough room so you won’t have to cram everything together.
If possible, use individual folders for each subject. It’s fine to get folders with designs, but I would recommend using things that are all one color or one color scheme so that you can color-code your subjects. You can also color code your textbooks using fabric covers!
Stick to the bare minimum in terms of writing utensils. Two pencils, a sharpener, one black pen, one red pen, and two different colored highlighters should keep you covered for the day. Keep them in a pencil pouch or an easily accessible space in your backpack such as a front or side pocket.
If you’ve had similar school experiences to mine, you know that handouts and homework can pile up fast in your folders. Clean out your folders every three weeks or after every test. However, make sure not to simply throw papers away! You may need to keep notes to study for finals or other cumulative assignments. Keep a separate binder for each semester (one at least two inches thick because there’s going to be a lot of stuff in there), and use dividers with a pocket on each side to organize your papers. One divider for each subject is good, and you can use one side for handouts and graded work, and use the other for notes you’ve taken yourself.
Speaking of notes! I learned this method from a very helpful Chemistry teacher when we had to keep notebooks. Keep one spiral for each note-heavy subject, and plan to keep all of the notes you take for this subject in this notebook. Allow yourself a front and back page for a table of contents page, and fold this page in half (hot-dog style). Start numbering from 1 to whatever number you plan on going up to horizontally, and when you start taking notes in this notebook, place the name of the lesson next to the page number. You may need to write smaller than you’re used to! Note: If this is a handout-heavy class, you can leave a left page to tape handouts in, and leave the right page to take notes on the corresponding subject. If you overlap onto another page of notes, don’t go up a page number! You can instead write the same number, and put an “A” next to it, and continue to go through the alphabet if your notes extend through more pages. I found that this was a very effective and organized way to keep my notes for later studying :)
Pin up all of the schedules and important handouts for events that you can. Keeping a corkboard or section of your wall specifically for school-related papers may help you remember any important upcoming events!
I hope this covered everything, if not, please let me know! I also encourage anyone else to reblog with their tips. :)
Hello, all of you wonderful individuals! This may be a bit late for some of you, but I’m throwing together a masterpost in hopes of helping all of you in as many areas pertaining to the school year as I can think of.
Hi all! I hope school is going great for those of you who have already started. Because I didn’t include anything too specific in my last few posts, here are a few things to definitely take into mind while you’re working!
Pace yourself! I know you might want to get through some things as quickly as possible just to get them over with, but do things at whatever speed you’re most comfortable at. This way, your mind will be relaxed, flexible, and ready to absorb information.
Be mindful of what you eat or drink while you’re working! Coffee may work in short spurts or if you’re trying to stay up late to finish something, but cold water will also keep you awake and keep your brain hydrated. Make sure not to eat anything with too much sugar, because while this may get your energy up temporarily, you may crash later. Fruit or yogurt may be a more effective alternative.
Remember the 50/10 rule! For every 50 minutes of work, give yourself 10 minutes to relax, regain some energy, and lock in what you’ve just learned.
Focus on one thing at a time! Multi-tasking may feel more efficient or effective, but it’s very easy to confuse things and overwhelm yourself if you try to finish everything at once. Group your work into a few different categories (whether by subject, the type of work, or another group that helps you), and tackle these groups one at a time.
Try your best to stay unplugged! Unless you have to use the computer for your work, you’ll benefit most from working somewhere where you won’t be tempted to get online. Find a nice, comfortable space for yourself, put on some music if that helps you, and give your undivided attention to your work.
See if music helps you! I know that listening to music helps me enjoy my work and push through without getting distracted. However, you may not want to listen to music with lyrics (whether you can understand them or not), in case you catch yourself trying to pick up words instead of picking up what you’re trying to learn. I’ve found that listening to classical music, ambient music, and even video game soundtracks, keeps my mind in the place I want it to be.
Please don’t pressure yourself if you’re having trouble! We all have strengths and weaknesses, so please don’t feel bad or beat yourself up if something doesn’t seem to be coming to you as quickly or as easily as you expected. With enough determination, you can get a hang of it! And, if you’d benefit more from someone explaining things to you, you can ask your parents or your friends, or send your teacher and email as long as it isn’t too late!
Those are all of the the things that I can think of off of the top of my head, and I hope they helped you! If you have any questions or need advice, feel free to send me a message. Good luck at school, I know you’ll do great! :)
Addison’s disease is a rare but known disorder (John Fitzgerald Kennedy suffered from it) and it is also referred to as adrenal insufficiency. Adrenal insufficiency develops when adrenal glands do not produce enough of the hormone cortisol. This can happen due to a problem within the adrenals (called Addison’s disease or primary adrenal insufficiency) or due to a problem with ACTH, the signal the brain sends to the adrenals instructing them to make cortisol (called secondary adrenal insufficiency).
An important distinction for patients is that people with primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease) usually don’t make enough of the hormone aldosterone too; so in addition to taking cortisol replacement, they also need aldosterone replacement. Also, ACTH levels are elevated. People with secondary adrenal insufficiency are only low on cortisol.
Causes: Primary adrenal insufficiency - the outer layer of the adrenal glands is called the adrenal cortex. If the cortex is damaged, it may not be able to produce enough cortisol. A common cause of primary adrenal insufficiency is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the adrenal gland(s). There are some very rare syndromes (several diseases that occur together) that can cause autoimmune adrenal insufficiency, such as Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndrome (type 1 or type 2). Other causes include: amyloidosis; bleeding into the adrenal glands; cancer that spreads to the adrenal glands; infections (bacterial, fungal, tuberculosis) of the adrenal glands; surgical removal of the adrenal glands. Secondary adrenal insufficiency - it is caused by a lack of ACTH, made in the pituitary gland. By far the most common cause of this type of adrenal insufficiency is chronic steroid use.
Signs and symptoms:
Low blood pressure
Increased pigmentation of the skin, including areas not exposed to the sun (due to high levels of ACTH in primary adrenal insufficiency. This occurs because melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) and ACTH share the same precursor molecule, pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC))
Salt craving (due to low levels of aldosterone in primary adrenal insufficiency)
Treatment: it involves replacing the cortisol and/or aldosterone that the body is not able to produce, or that it secretes in an insufficient quantity. Cortisol is replaced with an oral synthetic glucocorticoid. The drug is taken one or two times each day. Aldosterone is replaced with an oral mineralcorticoid.
Since school is starting for a lot of you, I thought I’d throw together some helpful little things just to give you that extra bit of motivation. I may make a masterpost, but I’m not sure yet!
You are ultimately here to learn. It’s your choice whether or not to try to impress people along the way, and either decision is completely okay, but don’t sweat it if people don’t notice or recognize you for your accomplishments. Those accomplishments are made for you and only you!
Your teachers and the other staff are there to help you. It is their job to answer your questions, so if you are confused, let them know! If you need extra help, most teachers also offer tutorials. You can also go to trusted adults at your school if you are going through difficulties in other areas of your life.
Most schools also have crisis counselors. If you’re already at school and you don’t feel like you can handle your classes at the moment, there is nothing wrong with telling your teacher that you need to talk to the crisis counselor. However: these counselors are required to inform your parents if you hint at self harm, drug use, or suicide, are at risk of being harmed, or are harming someone else. If you’re not ready to discuss your feelings with your parents or guardians, please be mindful of what you tell this person.
Music can be very calming! If you have a device that can play music and it’s not against the rules to use it in the hallway, you may want to plug in one earbud to listen to your favorite songs. It’s a small thing to do, but it may make a difference for you!
Please try as hard as your mood allows in this place. I know that it can be overwhelming at times, but there are things to learn here. That one formula or principle may not hold much significance in the grand scheme of things, but the study habits and solutions you find along the way are important. Even if you don’t feel you’re skilled in any given area, you still have abilities! You will go far if you use them :)
Use lunch as a time to unwind! If a cafeteria is a stressful environment for you, ask if you can eat in your school’s library, or find out if your school has an atrium or a courtyard. Do what you want with this time. Eat, talk with your friends, have fun, and breathe. You can make it through this day!
There are many online resources that can help you with your studies much better than I can! Crash Course, Slader, and Khan Academy have certainly helped me.
You can also consult your friends and family for homework help if they’re not busy. This also makes for bonding time if that’s what you’re comfortable with :)
Don’t forget to take breaks! Your body needs 10 minutes of chill-out time for every 50 minutes of work.
Make a habit of getting enough sleep. It’s not a big deal if you don’t do a few problems on your homework in exchange for a good 6-8 hours of sleep. You will be better prepared for the work set before you in the morning.
I understand that it can be difficult to eat in the morning, but a glass of water, milk, juice, or anything nice and cold will do your body well. It may be a good idea to stay away from caffeine, which may give you too much energy, but if you feel this will help you, go ahead.
Do what you need to feel confident. If this means wearing plain things and not dressing up or very elaborate things and dressing up, or anything in between, go for it! Staying within your school’s dress code means avoiding a lot of hassle, but if this isn’t a big deal to you, it’s not a big problem if you dress out of dress code. Just do what you need to do to feel good enough to learn!
Last of all, always remember to encourage yourself. You’re strong, and capable of whatever you put your mind to. Don’t forget this! I believe in you, and there’s nothing more powerful than believing in yourself. This is a small part of your big life, and you can do whatever you see fit with it. Good luck!
Although Shisui was devoted to his clan,he was even more devoted to his village,a trait he inherited from his father.His devotion to his village was so strong that he never fell victim to the Curse of Hatred when awakening his Sharingan or even his Mangekyo Sharingan.