Back To School Tips Master Post!

I had a few people asking me to do a back to school tips/ how to do well in school post so here it is. I’m a sophomore in college and an honors student so I plan on sharing the things that have helped me succeed. Even though these tips are things I use now in college, most of them I also used in high school so it can be applied there as well. 

Organization                                                                                                           The most beneficial thing you can do is stay organized.

  1. Get a planner.- I bought mine this year at Walgreens for around $7 but it has a plastic cover so all paper ones are even cheaper. A planner is good for keeping track of when everything is due. When I get my syllabi for my classes I go through them and write down the due dates of homework, essays, tests, etc, on the day they are due. You can color code your classes or just write the class next to the assignment. This way you can look at a whole week and see everything you have due for all of your classes in one place. It’s also easier to add in things or make changes if your professor decides to due so.
  2. Use a white board- I know white boards can be expensive, so if you can’t afford one, expo markers will write on laminated paper which you can get for around $4 on Amazon. I use this to keep on my wall and write the next really important date for each class. So I have all my classes listed on the board and let’s say my next big date in Psych is a test. I’d write that date on the board, then after the test, I’d erase it and write the next important date. These dates should be in your planner as well but it’s nice to have them right in front of you at all times so you don’t turn to the next week in your planner and realize you have a test on Monday. 
  3. Buy durable folders- If you’re going to be using your folders all year make sure they’ll last all year. You want to lose any of your assignments. I get plastic folders at Office Depot for $0.39 a piece. I chose a color for each class and write the class at the top in sharpie and I’m good to go!
  4. Notebooks too!- You’re going to be taking a lot of notes so make sure to keep a notebook for each class as well. Mine were $3 each at Office Depot but they have a plastic cover so if you need to save some money get the paper covers because you most likely wont reuse a notebook.
  5. Get a pack of loose leaf paper- Sometimes you have to turn things in and if you’re like me then you hate tearing it out of your notebook. But if you don’t have a problem with that then don’t worry about it!
  6. Use some sort of bag/backpack- This will help you not lose anything plus you can put water, snacks, etc in it as well!

Study Tips                                                                                                               Tests are often the biggest portion of your grade so knowing the best ways to study will help you out the most. 

  1. Figure out what type of learner you are- This can greatly improve your study skills. There are visual learners; these people learn best with charts, graphs, and anything that show a visual relationship between information. So if you’re this type of person, to help study you could make charts, graphs, tables, draws arrows between points of information, or watch videos. Anything to help you see it. There are also auditory learners; these people learn best when hearing the information. So the best way for these people to study is to recite information out loud, or if your course has an audio book to listen to it. You could also have a friend read information to you and you say it as well. Some people are reading/writing learners; they do best when reading the text and writing down important points/taking notes. This is the type of learner I am so to help me study, I write out my own flashcards, I copy power points into my notes, and as I read my chapters I write the important information.  Something else that is good for these kind of learners is to make little quizzes for yourself. There are also kinesthetic learners; they learn best with more hands on activities. This can be hard to do especially with some subjects. If you can physically do what you’re studying then do it. If not, make a game out of it. For example, ask yourself questions and if you get it right take a shot at a basketball hoop or a soccer goal (if you don’t have these things use a paper ball and your trashcan or anything you can substitute. Figuring out which learner you are will greatly improve how you study.
  2. Don’t wait until right before a test- Cramming your brain with all the information a few days before a test will not help you remember and only stress you out. This is called Massed Practice and is proven to be a waste of time and information is not retained well. Study a little everyday or every other day. This is called the Spacing Effect and is proven to improve retention and recall of information. So it is best to do short sessions of study over a long period of time rather than a long session all at once.
  3. Find a good place to study- If you like quiet places and your house/dorm is too loud go to a library or outside if it’ s a nice day.  If you like a lot of background noise play some music or go to a coffee shop.

Overall Tips                                                                                                            These tips are still really important but I don’t have enough that fit together to make another header.

  1. Work on what’s due first- Some people think it’s always best to work on the important things first but that’s not always the case. If your essay is due in two weeks and you have an assignment due in a few days then finish the assignment first. You’ll still have plenty of time for your essay. I suggest doing all your work but if something happens to where you just can’t then yes do the more important thing because it’ll be a bigger part of your grade.
  2. Writing Centers- A lot of colleges/universities have writing centers.  If you’re not the best at writing or just need some help you can make an appointment at the writing center where someone highly qualified in writing will read your paper/essay and help you with grammar, punctuation, idea flow, overall organization etc. I highly suggest checking to see if your school has one of these.
  3. Check your email/Blackboard/whatever your professor uses- This is where they may add extra assignments/ cancel class and not mention it in class. It’s always important to check.
  4. Try to relax- I know it can be hard, especially for students with depression, anxiety, and other mental/physical illnesses but it’s important to always take a moment and calm down. Take breaks from your work and do something you enjoy for at least a few minutes everyday. If you need a nap, take a nap. just set an alarm to pick back up on your work later.
  5. Don’t worry about being perfect- This is still something I’m working on myself but getting better at. Last semester I got a B for the first time since my sophomore year of high school and it bothered me to no end. But, I told myself I did my best, and as a person with bad social anxiety I’m okay with my B in public speaking. So for anyone else who feels like they have to keep their 4.0 all 4 years, don’ t panic if you don’t. There’s nothing wrong with not being perfect, almost no one graduates college with a 4.0. Always do your best, but don’t put too much pressure on yourself. I cannot stress this enough.
  6. Take classes you enjoy- Hopefully you’re in a major that you enjoy so you wont hate your classes too much but it’s still important to try to take a fun class every once in awhile. If you like art, take an art class. Then, you’re still doing work but also doing something you like.
  7. Get a tutor- If you’re not doing as well in a class as you would like, don’t be afraid to get a tutor. Most universities offer tutors who are students that would love to help you and wont be judgmental at all. There’s nothing wrong with getting a little extra help and tutors are often people who have already passed the class with an A so they’ll be very good resources.
  8. Take care of yourself- Overall, make sure you’re eating well and drinking water throughout the day. Sometimes it’s impossible, but try to get enough sleep. If you go out to party watch out for yourself and others. Practice self care and if things get too stressful and you need help don’t be afraid to ask.

I know this post is very long, but I wanted to share everything I could for anyone who wanted help. If I think of anything else I’ll definitely add it later. I hope everyone has a great semester and school year! Good luck to everyone!

How I Got Straight A’s 3 Terms in a Row

Some people just seem to breeze through school, never study and get all A’s all the time; I am NOT that student. I work just as hard as I need to to get the grades that I want. But the trick to getting the grades you want isn’t just about studying your brains out, it’s about studying and planning strategically.

  1. Prepare the summer before the school year starts. This doesn’t necessarily mean studying. Go online and search for the curriculum for each class you will be taking. In Canada, you will find this information on your province’s Ministry of Education website. The curriculum will tell you EXACTLY what you will be learning. Now you can use this information however you like. You can review last year’s material where you can see it will be helpful. You can make one online document per unit and find links/videos/diagrams online that will help you when you eventually learn that unit, this will give you a preview and now you have a online study guide to help you when you learn it in class. You can teach yourself the material and make in depth notes for yourself. 
  2. Always know your grade +/- 2%. You should always, always, always, know where you stand in all your classes. Some students are able to check their grades live online, I would recommend checking your grade after every assignment that gets handed back. If you do not have that option, I would suggest having a notebook (or a bullet journal!) with a page (or two) for each class. Record the name of the assignment, the date you submitted it and the grade you received back (as a percentage and a fraction). This is a great way to see how you are doing and where you are falling short. It is also helpful when you have finals, you can visually see where you struggled throughout the year. If report cards are coming out soon and you know you’re a couple points off, make the assignments for that class a priority.
  3. Prioritize. If you’re spending hours doing one minor assignment when you have a big test the next day, you need to reevaluate. Yes I know, smaller assignments are more fun because they’re super satisfying when you finish them, but you must prioritize your assignments. I rank my assignments according to how much it is worth, how well I know the subject, time it will take to complete and how close the deadline is.
  4. Study sessions and homework time. It has been scientifically proven that doing homework in this order is the best to prevent procrastination. Small assignment –> Larger assignment –> Break. Give yourself a time limit on the smaller assignment and your break time. Do not limit yourself on the larger assignment. Make sure your environment is well lit and you’ve chosen wisely whether or not to work in a quiet or loud place. Have water and snacks, try and save your snacks for during your break as an incentive.
  5. Do homework in the library at lunch. This might seem pretty lame to some people but if you can get some friends to join you, even if they’re not doing work, it can honestly be really fun. I find that when I get home from school, I’m usually exhausted and don’t even want to think about homework. If you do your homework while you’re already at school and in that mindset, trust me it makes its SO much easier to work.
  6. Grades aren’t what you want? Talk about it. Seriously talk to your teacher if your grades aren’t what you want them to be at. Some teachers will omit quiz marks or give you extra assignments. Sometimes if you really beg they’ll let you retest. Do not underestimate what your teachers will do. You don’t know unless you try! Plus teachers will see that you really do care about their class, which means they might mark you a little easier if they know your goal grade.

So don’t hate on me, but I’m actually happy that Nicole fucked up, and I’ll tell you why.

Because that’s how you get well-rounded, three dimensional characters. You let them make mistakes. You let them create conflict. You let them hurt the people they love. And you let them redeem themselves. 

Listen. I would go to hell and live there if Nicole Haught asked me to, okay? But up until now, she’s been this paragon of blamelessness that is, frankly, unrealistic. She’s this lawful good moral compass in Purgatory, and - while I love that about her - to have her stay that way forever and ever amen is just not realistic. Let her be more

Real people fuck up. They cross lines and boundaries that hurt the people they love. Because they’re human beings. 

And, honestly? We don’t even know the whole story. Maybe the test results came that day and Nicole, so sure that Waverly couldn’t possibly be anything other than an Earp, opened them so she could rush to Waverly and give her the good news. A violation of privacy? Absolutely. But maybe still under really good intentions. And then she realized that maybe in the middle of Shorty’s wasn’t the best place to tell Waverly such devastating news. Fine, she’ll hold onto it until Waverly has the privacy to process and grieve. Except then the impromptu baby shower happened. Definitely not the right timing. Except that now Waverly knows what she’s done, and Nicole knows she’s fucked up. It could have been something very small that billowed out of control. 

Waverly is 100% in the right here. Nicole did fuck up. She fucked up bad. She took away her partner’s agency, and that’s absolutely not okay, even if it was under good intentions. 

Up until now, Nicole has had the moral high ground in every single encounter with Waverly. Waiting so patiently for Waverly first to figure out she wanted to date her and then waiting for her to be ready for sex. Being ousted from Black Badge and - once again - excluded from the group, reduced to being Waverly’s girlfriend. Watching Waverly grow odd and distant and aggressive and having no idea what to do about it and so just waiting it out, being there for her, even when it’s her job (and her very identity within that job) on the line. 

Again and again, Nicole has been this girl-on-a-pedestal who can do no wrong. She has not been allowed to fuck up, to step over any line of any kind. And that’s bad, bad news for a fictional character. 

This is the very first time in two and a half seasons that Nicole Haught has been allowed to grow into something other than the rookie cop with a heart of gold. Don’t get me wrong, she still is that, but now she’s adding other facets to her personality. She’s extremely protective of Waverly. Maybe (definitely) too protective, since it’s causing her to take away Waverly’s ability to decide. Nicole Haught finally has a glorious, glaring in-your-face motherfucking flaw. And it’s a big one. I can see her, in the future, putting other people in danger in order to protect Waverly. I can see her struggling with her own ability to draw the line. I can see her making terrible decisions in order to save her girl. Remember when she very nearly shot Wynonna because Waverly told her to? It’s a huge flaw. And it’s delicious

Please let her - and the people who love her - have it. This is how she develops into a fully-rounded, interesting and compelling character. 


Reminder: Today is National Transgender HIV Testing Day 2017

Did you know?

  • Globally, transgender women are nearly 50 percent more likely to be living with HIV than the general population.
  • HIV prevalence among African-American transgender women is estimated to be 56 percent compared with a prevalence among white trans women of 17 percent.
  • In the United States, it is estimated that about 1.4 million adults currently identify as transgender.

Routine HIV testing and awareness are integral to the health of transgender people. Are you #DoingIt?

On June 19, engineers on the ground remotely operated the International Space Station’s robotic arm to remove the Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) from the trunk of SpaceX’s Dragon cargo vehicle. Here, you see the experimental solar array unfurl as the station orbits Earth.

Solar panels are an efficient way to power satellites, but they are delicate and large, and must be unfolded when a satellite arrives in orbit. The Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) is a new type of solar panel that rolls open in space like a party favor and is more compact than current rigid panel designs.

ROSA is 20% lighter and 4x smaller in volume than rigid panel arrays!

This experiment remained attached to the robotic arm over seven days to test the effectiveness of the advanced, flexible solar array that rolls out like a tape measure. During that time, they also measured power produced by the array and monitored how the technology handled retraction.

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Tim Drake is the kind of person who, during the last few weeks of school, barely attends classes, doesn’t do his homework, and doesn’t bring anything more to school than a crumpled piece of loose leaf and a crayon. His teachers keep tell him that if he keeps it up he won’t be prepared for finals, but Tim falls asleep halfway through the conversation. 

Finals week comes, and Tim has literally studied nothing. Not a single review sheet. On testing days he gets two hours of sleep at most and brings only a broken pencil with him that he found on his way to school, yet somehow he gets a perfect 100 on every single exam. His teachers and peers are dumbfounded. 

anonymous asked:

idk if anyone has already asked but top 10 yuuri and phichit moments in collage or in general??

I’m going to make this top 10 Yuuri and Phichit moments in college because Yuuri and Phichit’s college misadventures is my lifeblood

Top 10 Yuuri and Phichit Moments In College:

10) Yuuri is a complete night owl. He works best at about about midnight and runs almost entirely on coffee during early morning practices. Phichit on the other hand is that one unfairly perfect person who enjoys getting up at 6am to take aesthetic photos of the sunrise and has never touched coffee before. Yuuri has never been more envious of another person in his life

9) Once, they mutually decided that it would be fun to try and re-enact the skating sequences from ‘The King and The Skater’. Phichit already knew them off by heart so Yuuri learned them for Phichit in a day and they managed to skate the whole thing pretty much flawlessly, in-character and all. Phichit still considers it one of their greatest achievements and it’s one of his most liked posts on Instagram to date. The actors of the film even commented on it and he printed out the comments to frame on his wall.

8) One year Yuuri had a terrible professor who refused to cut him any slack even though he was a professional athlete with some serious additional commitments. The teacher scheduled a test the day Yuuri arrived back from a competition when he knew he would be way too exhausted to be able to concentrate properly. Phichit knew how nervous Yuuri was about the whole thing so just before the test began he burst into the room yelling at the top of his lungs that there had been a skating emergency and Yuuri had to leave immediately. He acted it out so well, tears and all, that the teacher let Yuuri go out of pure confusion and worry, giving Yuuri an extra day to prepare.

7) They got drunk for the first time together. Yuuri bought the alcohol and they spent the night laughing hysterically over films and trying to drunk make pizza at three in the morning. They also went out drinking for the first time together and woke up the next day with mutual hangovers and about a million selfies of them and people they had never met before from the club on Phichit’s phone. Both they considered excellent nights.

6) Speaking of drinking, while they usually go out together, when they don’t they are each other’s sober contacts to call if the other needs help home. Yuuri has rescued Phichit from trying to drunk demonstrate one of his routines on roller-skates in a car park at two in the morning (it’s a long story) and Phichit managed to talk Yuuri down from pole dancing on a lamppost and carried him home.

5) They are usually both pretty good at doing their work on time but during the competitive season sometimes deadlines get forgotten, meaning they have both been the person from this vine before when remembering an essay is due last minute

4) In reference to my top ten list of pranks they played on each other, there was an epic extended prank war when they were both in college that went on for about two years and only ended when Celestino finally banned it in exasperation

3) They had both been learning bits of Japanese/Thai for years for each other but when they got older they both made a concentrated effort to become more fluent, both because it was a nice gesture and also to be able to talk shit about people they didn’t like to each other in public places without anyone else being able to understand

2) In reference to my top ten about Yuuri being a great friend to Phichit, Phichit was dating a cute exchange student for a year but eventually the student had to go back home and they both decided long distance was never going to work and split up amicably. Phichit was still really upset about it though and so Yuuri bundled him up in as many blankets as he could find and fed Phichit ice cream and watched films together until he felt better

1) Yuuri’s family couldn’t make it to his graduation which Yuuri was a little down about. Phichit knew and made it his mission to fill in and so during Yuuri’s graduation ceremony he cheered loudly enough for four, recorded the whole thing while sobbing about how they grow up so fast and dragged Yuuri out to celebrate afterwards for the best party he had ever thrown


Originally posted by rossfbutlers

Pairing: Zach Dempsey x Reader

Request: “17 - Zach Dempsey”


17. “Well, she’s hot. Why don’t you try to date her?”

Word count: 1.530

Posted: 16th of May 2017

A/N: OMG! It’s my baby’s birthday, happy birthday to my angel and cinnamon roll, and I would appreciate it if you talk about MILES in my ask box. I am disappointed and sad too, so Miles would really cheer me up right now. I am so tired and I have some tests and oral tests for tomorrow, that sucks! I hate school so much and I can’t wait for it to end. Honestly.
I hope that you like this Zach imagine and I would appreciate it if you send some requests. Thank you so much, I love you all.

- G. x

Warning: few bad words, I think.

“Zachary Dempsey!” You shouted as you tried to catch your best friend’s attention. You were complaining about some iniquities of your Maths teacher about your surprised long test earlier that day, but you stopped when you noticed that he wasn’t listening to you.

You decided to have a picnic after school as you wanted to study for your Peer Communications exam together. Your final exams were coming soon and school was about to end, finally.

The day seemed so calm and tranquil. The mild and fine weather just came in as the colourful flowers bloomed and the trees suddenly became green. The heat of the sun kissed your skin as the howling gale made your hair sway in different directions and the only noise that could be heard was your fussy voice, together with the chirping of the birds.

“What the hell?” He jumped a little bit, accidentally throwing his pen on the blanket that you were sitting on. “What is your problem?” He asked with his furrowed eyebrows, still having his gaze concentrated in somewhere else.

“Dude, I was blabbering with no one!” You nudged him to catch his attention, but he was lost in his thoughts once again so you followed his lost gaze.

Your heart suddenly ached and your chest tightened as you saw him staring at a familiar and pretty girl from afar.

“Hannah.” You slowly nodded your head as you closed your heavy and thick Communications textbook. You remained in silence as you dealt with the deafening sound of the falling fragments of your heart.

Honestly? You really liked Zach since your Sophomore year. It started with a simple and innocent crush, but you started going out as friends and your feelings for him just grew wider and deeper. You tried to repress every emotion that you felt for him by avoiding him once, but it was useless because you kept on falling in love with him more and more every day, at first slowly, but then all at once.

“What’s up with her?” You curiously asked as you twiddled with the pen in your right hand. You stared at Zach and he suddenly looked at you.

“Just thinking about what happened during Valentine’s Day.” Zach answered and he flashed you a sad smile. You corrugated your forehead as he said that he didn’t have any date that night and he was going out with his friends, but it came out that he was with her, at least, that was what you expected that happened. “Don’t look at me like that, because I know what you’re thinking!” He playfully ruffled your hair and he gave you some loud laughs.

“Why? What am I thinking about?” You asked as you pretended to be innocent, obviously didn’t want to be caught.

“I was with my friends that night, stop being jealous.” He joked and he just laughed even harder when he received a loud slap on his arm, it didn’t have any effects on him as he was strong and muscular.

“I never thought that you weren’t with them!” You rolled your eyes as you lied through your teeth. Zach shook his head happily and you noticed how enthusiastic he was when you acted jealous around him.

“Yeah, right!” He rolled his eyes and he watched Hannah reading a book from afar. You watched her too and, although you could barely see her, you still had the chance to admire her features: long brown wavy hair, pink rosy cheeks and red full lips. She was beautiful and you couldn’t deny that it wasn’t impossible to like her, nevertheless her bad reputation at school. “Her date was Marcus.”

“They hang out together?” You curiously asked. Marcus had a really different behaviour compared to Hannah and it was strange for them to go on a date together.

“The Dollar Valentine of the cheerleaders.” He shortly answered as he finally closed his textbook too. You remembered how your previous Valentine’s Days went in the past few years and you were thankful that you decided to stay with your parents this year. “Marcus was an asshole though.”

“I have always said it.” You proudly stated as you flashed him a convinced wide smile. Zach nodded his head as he was agreeing to what you have just said. “Then what happened?”

“Well, he thought that Hannah was an easy one, just like what those school walls heard from some students about her.” Zach looked at you and he caught your eyes, but quickly looked away. “Long story short: Marcus wanted to have sex with her and, of course, Hannah rejected him.”

“Damn it! Where’s the fucking respect?” You complained and you furrowed your eyebrows as Marcus’ behaviour disgusted you. How can a man do something like that? It wasn’t even a behaviour to consider.

“I know.” Zach shortly answered. “Hannah spent the night crying as I remained with her, trying to make her laugh.”

“And?” You raised your shoulders as you waited for further explanations.
“And nothing, I talked and she listened. Nothing more.” Zach honestly answered and a dead silence was created between the two of you.

You knew Zach perfectly and you’ve always noticed it whenever he would lie about things. It didn’t seem that he was lying, so you believed him, although you still thought that he liked her.

Well, she’s hot. Why don’t you try to date her?” You suddenly blurted out as you were trying to find some interesting topics to talk about. You hated the silence when it came to Zach, you find it annoying when you couldn’t find any topic to discuss about.

“What?” Zach slightly shouted and you could say that he was shocked too. He didn’t expect you to say those things. You couldn’t understand why you chose that topic out of all the possible topics in the world, it was embarrassing and you somehow hinted him that you didn’t find him interesting nor you weren’t interested in him.

“Well,” You knew that you couldn’t take everything back anymore. You were afraid of what he might say about it, but you needed to go with the flow. “she’s beautiful. Isn’t she?”

“She is,” Zach honestly answered and you harshly felt a dart hitting perfectly the bullseye of your heart. “but it doesn’t mean that I want to date her.” He emphasized his words, trying to make you understand his point.

“Why not, Dempsey?” You pushed yourself to the limit and you still continued on teasing Zach, even though you knew that it wouldn’t be a good thing for you.

“Because it’s a no, (Y/N)!” Zach ruffled your hair once again and you just laughed as you noticed that he was starting to be annoyed. He’s never liked it whenever you would take care of his relationships, neither when you talk about your celebrity crushes or your admiration for some people.

“Tell me why!” You insisted and you kept on laughing as Zach gave you a death glare.

You held your stomach as you cried for your happiness. Annoyed Zach was the best Zach and you just loved it. Your laughter, though, was interrupted when Zach wrapped his arms around your neck and pulled you backwards, making you lean your body on his chest.

“What the he-“ You were about to complain for his unexpected actions, but then he suddenly pressed his lips on yours to shut you up. You were obviously shocked, because why would he do such thing?

Your eyes grew wide as the happening still had to sink in your mind, but as soon as Zach moved his lips to deepen the kiss, you flutter shut your eyes and enjoyed the movements of your lips as they locked and fitted perfectly. You started to play with his hair and he caressed your face, slowly drawing some circles on your burning cheeks.

“That’s why, (Y/N)! I’d like to date you, instead of her, because I love you!” Zach whispered in your ear, confessing his feelings as you broke the kiss in need of air. He let your head rest on his chest and you flashed him a wide smile. “Is that clear now?”

“More than clear, Dempsey!” You laughed and you rolled your eyes as you lingered the smell of his perfume on his neck. You loved his scent and you couldn’t deny that he attracted you even more.

“So?” He raised an eyebrow as he held your hand tightly, interlacing his fingers with yours. “Can I try to date you, instead?”

“Try?” You jokingly questioned him. “I thought we are already dating?”

“Well, your thoughts are never wrong.” He winked at you and you both let out some soft giggles, being happy and thankful of the fast, but great moment that happened just a few minutes ago.

Being happy is underestimated, it is stereotypical, but Zach? Zach had that capacity to take you to another world, to make you discover new emotions to feel whenever you were with him. You were beyond happy for sure, because it was you who he wanted to be with and not anyone else. He chose you and, like what he has said, he loved you.


Pairing: Peter Parker x Female Reader

Word Count: 1.1k

Warnings: N/A

Summary: Peter Parker had always been patient with you.

A/N: This is only the first small part to what will definitely be a series!! It’s a little bit short, but I felt like I was at a good stopping point. I hope you guys enjoy!! :-)

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His whole life, Peter had made a habit of being chronically impatient, but with you, he was always the opposite.

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Tips For Doing Well on Exams

1. Don’t cram, especially the night before the exam. Make sure to have the information prepared, and go over it the afternoon before. If you do it during the nighttime, you’re less likely to memorize the information.

2. Manage your time wisely. Preparing for an exam in advance is very crucial when aiming for a high grade. Studying a little everyday is always better than cramming last minute.

3. Proceed from Easy to Hard. This is simply the most efficient way to use your time on an exam. Start with all the questions you definitely know and then work your way to the hardest questions. Don’t worry about skipping around the exam. Exam questions tend to be organized in a random fashion anyway.

4. Annotate/ Revise/ Make-Your-Own Study Guide. By using these, some people are more likely to remember what they learned. Using index cards, pretty notes and sticky notes may help you remember the material when studying for an exam.

5. Use practice exams. If your teachers or professors have made practice exams available to you, get one out. I feel that practice tests are the best way to study for a big exam. You have all the types of questions in front of you to study and memorize. So, if you do happen to have a practice test, use it to your advantage!

6. Rewrite your notes. Rewriting your notes everyday after school will help you remember and review what you went over in class. This will help you on test day because you will remember rewriting your notes instead of struggling to remember taking the notes in class.

7. Do your homework. I know it’s boring and all, but just even doing it will help bring up not only your homework grades but you’ll learn a little bit (hopefully) and that’ll help with your test grades too. Homework improves and helps your test grades because it reviews what you learned in class that day.

8. Don’t Stress. Even if you don’t know one thing that is on the test, keep your head held high. Confidence is key when taking tests. Always remember that not every test score will be a 100. There will be bad test grades, there’s no way of avoiding it. We all have bad days, so don’t let one test score get you down. Take and deep breath and ace the next one! :)

How I memorise formulas

We’ve all been in that position where we’re completely thorough with the solving of a math / physics problem and the only place where we go wrong is the formula (well, at least I am :/). How am I supposed to make sure that I do not mess up my formulas?

You can try what I did for an oral test on trigonometric identities, because that one went really well even though it wasn’t a write enough test and we were supposed to answer rapidly?

Here’s what I did :

When the test was announced : nothing really, I just put up a sticky note on my desk reminding me about the test

3 days before the test : I wrote down all the formulas on a sheet of paper, and went through them once.

2 days before the test : I recalled the formulas (without looking at them) twice throughout the day, once while having my breakfast and next when brushing my teeth and preparing for bed.

1 DAY BEFORE THE TEST luckily for me this was a Sunday so I had plenty of time to revise.
I went through them once while having breakfast (lol that’s my fav time for studying idk why), next when I had absolutely nothing to do aka the 2pm ~ 3pm time slot.
I kind of mugged them up once just to make sure I don’t forget them (it’s not recommended tho cuz this may not work for everyone).
I noted the formulas down on another sheet without peeking at all.
Finally I babbled them out to my mom who happens to be my Guinea pig for study related stuff (literally, like if you guys want I can list out a 100 ways in which she helps me study).
Boom, that’s it! I was confident by then and it helped me speak clearly (and not choke on my spit) in the class!

Try these tips out and if they do work, let me know ;)


Bullet Journaling for School

Hey there, journalers! 

I have been getting a lot of asks about school pages, and I’m ready to share with you the best ways to use your journals for keeping up with your work, tests, and deadlines. Just in time for the school season too! 

1. Get the Right Supplies

Invest in a good journal that works for you. Make sure you get the one that is the right size to carry around from class to class. You don’t want to get one that is too small for fun spreads or too large to fit comfortably in your bag or arms. 

Pens, highlighters, post-its, tabs, tapes. All things you could use for your journal, but again, make sure they are right for you. Depending upon your journal you might not even want highlighters or pens. Colored pencils work just as aesthetically. 

2. Future Log

Creating a future log for your school journal is a must! This will help you with getting ready and plan for exams, essays, important days, homework, and for sports. There are a variety of layouts for this page, but here is my last one.

3. Monthly Spread

Okay, so I’m not currently home where I can show you this in an actual journal. Sorry that it’s on copy paper! But anyhow, you get the idea. A simple calendar spread with icons, monthly goals, and notes for the month. In the icons, I added deadlines, important days, tests/quizzes, essays, practice/game, club, and work. (None of the events I wrote on here are real, this was just an idea to show you how to use it for a school journal.)

4. Weekly Spread

I put seven boxes for each day and added both a notes section and a water intake tracker. It’s super important to stay hydrated! Keep those pretty little brains sparkly. 

5. Daily

I don’t have a picture for this, but I know many people enjoy adding pages for each day. Especially for those in college or away at boarding schools because the workload is just a bit more. You can add daily habit trackers, daily tasks, and notes for each day. 

6. Class Notes

So, don’t laugh, but I made up a notes page to give you an idea of how you could do notes in a bullet journal. Yes, many more google searches could give you a million better looking notes in bullet journals. Also, you can add tabs to your journals for different classes so your notes don’t get mixed up. 

7. Class Schedule

This is actually a little bit like how I had my college schedule set up. Although, I used an app that is no longer on the app store to keep track of my classes. This is kind of how the app was set up. Remember to put the rooms of your classes! So important if you want to not make a fool of yourself by walking into the wrong class. 

8. School Map

If you’re new to the school or university, keeping a map of your school in your journal is very handy. Most schools have their maps available online or in the main office. If they are online, you have a better chance of scaling it down and printing it the right size for your journal pages. 

9. Contact Info

This one I’m kind of on the fence about. Yes, it’s good to have your phone number, email, and name in the journal, but I wouldn’t put anything more than that. No addresses. There are some crazy people out there. This is only for in the case you leave it someplace and have lost it.