and this is the thing i decide to make when i finally do make something



Hey guys! So I’ve been receiving questions regarding my note-taking style and strategy for quite some time now but I believe I have never answered them in detail. The good news is, I finally decided to make a post about this (plus, I had fun making the graphics :D). Note that I am a visual learner, so my note-taking methods may not be effective for some of you, but I hope you can all learn something.

Class Notes

I only use one notebook for all my class notes, an A4 grid notebook whose pages I divide into two columns.

I use the outline method for in-class notes, which means I write information chronologically, in the order that they are taught. Some teachers do not have properly structured presentations/lessons (good thing my physics teacher does) so when in need, I use arrows to connect related information.

Abbreviations to me are one of the most important things to master when taking notes. I personally make them up as I go along. Some examples of abbreviations I use are:

  • w/c - which
  • w/ - with
  • cpd - compound
  • envt - environment
  • digenz - digestive enzyme

It might be confusing, but to me, knowing the context and part of speech are enough for all abbreviations to be comprehended.

Here’s an example: ‘Indonesia’s tsunami pre-warning system is made up of two types of components’ could become ‘Indo’s snmi pre-warn sys 2 type comp’.

After Class

The first thing I would do is highlight keywords and terminology (and sometimes formulas). For physics, since my teacher is relatively succinct, I don’t really highlight, but for humanities and biology, I look for words that would be expected by a mark scheme, words that are crucial to the understanding of each particular piece of information.

I would then check if the material taught coincides with the syllabus, and if not, note down any points that are missing or have yet to be taught. You could write these on a post it or on the syllabus itself, but I prefer to highlight the syllabus’ pdf file.

Rewritten Notes

My rewritten notes are arranged based on the order they appear in the syllabus unless there are pieces of information that are related to more than one topic.

I use a black pen for rewriting notes as well as colored pens to write keywords and terminology only. I know some people who write whole sentences in colored pens but to me that is ineffective; we all have our own learning styles. When making tables, I usually use different colors for different columns (see the table for different types of radiation above) which is most often the color I associate with each word. For example, water would be blue, ocean would be a darker shade, ice would be a lighter shade, and water vapor would be purple.

I still abbreviate words in my rewritten notes, but they’re not as condensed as the ones in my class notes. Another thing I find helpful is leaving a bit of space between separate points especially if the page doesn’t have a lot of diagrams. I can’t think linearly, so I can’t remember super lengthy bullet points.

I use mildliners and a drawing pen to make my diagrams (more of these in my biology notes) but I only start with pencil if it’s a complex diagram. I rarely highlight my rewritten notes, but even if I do, it’s usually only the headings and formulas.

I don’t have a rough draft for my notes, but I try to visualize the layout. I try to alternate between words and pictures/diagrams so that when I’m sitting for an exam, all I have to do is imagine that I’m looking at that page and I can remember where everything is.

Well, that’s all from me. I hope that this information could be of some use to every single one of you. Don’t hesitate to ask me questions if you’re confused about note-taking or any other problems you might have :)


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i decided to do a quick analysis of even bech næsheim based on some stuff i sent to @jeansmoreau

  • you know that part where isak texted even with an ultimatum saying break up with sonja or im gone? 
  • and even immediately showed up at his apartment? 
  • even was so scared of losing isak and he’s so in love with this boy who makes him feel something he’s never ever felt before 
  • and he knows he has to go
  • but i think
  • i think he went there to confess everything about his mental illness and sonja and all
    • because he knows that could make isak stay
  • just the way he stands back in the doorway
  • not leaning in for a kiss or a hug or any other gesture of a kind
  • he just stands waiting for isak to ask him anything
  • he’s finally ready to answer
  • because the last thing he wants is to lose this boy
  • and then he seems somewhat surprised when isak initiates a kiss
    • he expected to talk
    • not to makeout among other things
  • he had prepared to let isak know everything 
  • about sonja and him and love and mania and everything
  • no more secrets

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I Don’t Blame You

Carl + You

Fluff! (Cursing)

I’ve been in Alexandria for 2 weeks now and I can already tell all the kids here laugh and make fun of me. Yes I have scars, above my eyebrow and below my lip but at least it shows I’m strong enough to survive brutal things, unlike these childish teenagers that have everything handed to them and surrounded by a wall. I decide to ignore their immature comments as I don’t waist my time fighting but something triggered in me this day.

I’m walking towards the supply rooms with some large boxes when I hear Carl Grimes. I don’t know him very well, but I know he got shot in eye although no one makes fun of him for it. 

“Hey, hey!” I heard him call from behind me. I pick up my speed while completely ignoring him expecting a mean remark.

“Y/n!” He repeats over and over again. 

“What Carl?” I finally reply turning back to him.

“Do you want some help?” He smiled. I furrowed my brows in confusion. He held his hands out offering to take a box. 

“Okay” I blandly replied, as I was about to hand him a box I heard laughing coming from afar, it was the other kids. In less than a second I was filled with rage.

“You fucking want to make a joke out of me!” I screamed, pushing the boxes into his chest making him trip onto his back.

“Do you want to loose another freaking eye!” I roared at him.

“Woah, I just offered to help, I didn’t do anything wrong” He defended himself standing to his feet. I glared at him then to the kids across from us.

“Y/n, Are they bothering you or something” He asked concerned. I didn’t reply and decided to walk away from him. I heard the laughs again but I kept my cool.

“Hey, hey! Stop that, it’s not fucking cool” I heard Carl shout. I turned around to see him giving out to them. I stared at him until he glanced back before warning them “Don’t fucking fuck with her again”. He began walking towards me.

 “I’m here for you, I know how you feel, we both have something not normal on our faces. But honestly what is normal in this world now” He comforted me. “Plus your scars are cute” He adds starting to blush.

“Thanks Carl” I mumbled, “I’m sorry too” I apologised.

“I don’t blame you, you were only defending yourself, Now will you let me help you with those boxes” He chuckled.

“Don’t worry you helped me enough already” I laughed picking the boxes up but obviously he refused to not help.

I’d Rather Not Get Arrested, Thanks

Summary: It’s midnight, just a few weeks before Phil Lester’s birthday, and his boyfriend is stressing out about making the perfect gift. Phil decides to take Dan out for a night to cheer him up, and… maybe that means doing some illegal things. (Or, a punk!au in which they do graffiti)

Warnings: Okay, yikes. Fear of death, panic attacks, lotsa swearing, mentions of homophobia and other gross disapproving shit. I think that’s it 

Disclaimer: The panic attack mention in this story is based on my experiences only. Panic attacks aren’t like that for everyone; mine just make me freeze up, snap at people, and give me trouble breathing.

Word Count: 6,815

Look at me, I’m finally posting something. (If there’s mistakes, lemme know, I’m just tired of reading this lmao)

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my dad has such awful taste im constantly having to drag him away from bad things w the living room

first he wanted to paint the chimney dark grey or maroon (small living room so dark grey would make it feel small n cold and the rest of the house is blues/greens so why maroon?)

and ive finally got him to be like ok green

but then he picked out the saddest, muted olive colour?? no pls if youre doing a splash wall make it more than 2 shades darker than the rest of them and something that isnt the most depressing colour possible??

i want him to go for like

sort of thing. (ty google for giving me a thing when i search colour picker) still muted and relaxed but not miserable and itll go with the floor rly well

and hes decided he doesnt want curtains, just a blind, even tho he is always complaining the room is too cold?? no curtains will make that so much worse the window is huuge

i also had to pursuade him out of buying this really dumb little “armchair” that had about as much seat space as a dining room chair. yes its small but it aint gonna be fucking comfy

Let’s Talk Clace 1x13

So season one is finally complete and it was awesome but my Clace heart is totally broken. Jace thinks that something is wrong with him and he’s a killer. Clary tries desperately to convince him otherwise eventually deciding the only way to do that it to wake up Jocelyn. 

When Jace is going after Valentine the tables get turned on him and Valentine goes after everyone Jace loves. He tells Jace they make him weak(You know to love is to destroy). Jace immediately starts to call Clary and warn her. I love that despite all this inner turmoil he’s going through he’s still trying to protect her. He just wants her to be okay.

In the end Jace makes the choice to leave with Valentine to save his friends. Its totally completely heart shattering. I love how Jace looks back twice at Clary. Like he wants to remember her face. She will probably be the last good thing he sees for a long time. Look at that boys face. This isn’t want he wants. He doesn’t want to leave her. He’s so sad. I think part of him thinks he deserves this but Clary doesn’t.

Clary runs after Jace as he disappears into the portal be he’s gone. Alec tells her she can’t follow because she doesn’t know where they are going and will be left in limbo. Dom and Kat were both so on point in this final clace scene. This is the first season this season where I legitimately had tears in my eyes. Clary was absolutely devastated by Jace’s choice as she collapsed in Alec’s arms. But still after all that Clary still doesn’t believe Jace’s bad. She can see his struggle and her faith in him is steadfast. She knows him and she knows he’s good and no one will tell her different.


So a lot of you guys have been asking me how do I do my drawing style (the cartoon one) and also you keep begging me for a tutorial or something and TA-DAAAA! I finally decided to make your wish come true! (besides it’s weekend and I gotta take advantage of it because I’ve been hella busy with school lately)

ANYWAYS, let’s move on. I’ll give my best to try to help you :-)

The first thing you gotta do when you’ll try to represent someone in the cartoon style is paying attention to his/her appearance, such as their characteristic details. I’ll use Calum Hood as an example. Look at the image bellow:

This is what you have to take note of. These points are important because it’ll help to make the the person you’re trying to draw look like herself/himself.

Now it’s time for the sketch. It’s pretty simple if you follow this steps (it’s a little bit messy but I hope you’re abble to understand):

When your sketch is finally done, scan it and colour on Photoshop CS5. Here are the basic painting steps:

And that’s all! :-D Hope I’ve helped! If you got nay doubts, you can send me a message and I’ll answer as soon as possible! x

I don’t really ever say what I think because people tend to get mad when I do. But you know what, I’m mad! I’m mad for other fans by the attitude of others!

I don’t understand making fun of people for their costumes, especially if you are influential in the fandom.

I’m about to make a junior jewels shirt just so I can get made fun of!

Dear God. Who cares.

Maybe it’s their first ever concert and they’ve loved You Belong With Me since it came out and they decided if they ever got the chance to somehow go to a concert they would finally get to wear that. Maybe it speaks to them, maybe it’s just something they’ve always wanted to do.

And I’m also tired of seeing people say things like “they didn’t even have a costume.” You don’t need a costume to get to meet Taylor. Some people are just lucky enough to be going and maybe don’t have the creativity you do or the money to spend on one.

And not everyone knows about Loft 89. I don’t think that makes them less of a fan. Not everyone is allowed to be on social media and can find out about these things, or they spend more time on homework, with family, sports, volunteer work, church, who knows what else and can’t keep up with it all.

Spending all your free time on the internet does not make you a better fan. Spending hours on a costume or sign does not make you more deserving to meet Taylor and make someone less so.

You don’t know their stories, you don’t know how much Taylor means to them.

Please set an example of being kind to everyone and not talking about people behind their back or making fun of fans.

I actually applaud those who don’t know. They go to the show completely innocent and get chosen not for trying but for truly having a wonderful time and loving Taylor in the most sincere way possible.