Some Of The Best and Effective Study Tips, Tricks and Hacks in random order.

For my Second Masterpost I thought I would share with you guys the best, effective and some slightly obvious studying tips, tricks and hacks. I hope they are as useful for you guys as they were for me, seriously these tips can really boost your grades, knowledge and your overall effectiveness in studying. 

  1. Make your own study guide 
  2. Use printables to stay organised (more)
  3. Use a bullet journal 
  4. colour code in class and familiarize yourself with the colours so you can apply it to other classes ( x   x
  5. Always complete your homework as soon as you get home. This allows you to further revise and review what you have learnt in class and you can use your spare time for other things
  6. Try to walk to school if you can, this will refresh you mind and give you daily exercise
  7. Read and do outside research about the subjects or topics you are taking to further grasp the subject better and to maintain your interest in the subject.
  8. Have a study partner that motivates you and will not distract you
  9. Always make goals and aims. Be realistic. Have your main goal and have mini steps/aims you need to take to reach that goal. When you do go bigger, dominate the world with your goals
  10. REALLY IMPORTANT: Make a study group for every class you take. (please if you are shy, try and find someone who your comfortable with.) I can’t express this enough, by doing this you will have a band of students at your call for homework, studying help, exchanging notes. Also if you are ill they will send you work.
  11. If your teacher dislikes you, suck it up because they can ruin or interfere with your goals. Be nicer to them, stay out of there way and keep your head down.
  12. Do not buy expensive stationary unless you need it or have the money.
  13. Try different revision methods
  14. Try studying apps
  15. Try Pomodoro method
  16. Try Cornell note taking method (x , x )
  17. Do not study all the time. Take breaks, rest- your health is important.
  18. Always have water at hand
  19. Also have snacks at hand preferably healthy
  20. Get a bag that is COMFORTABLE (for example, x, x, x, x,)
  21. Organise class and revision folders  (x)
  22. When you feel like giving up remember 
  23. I know this is superstitious but I repeat DO NOT TELL EVERYONE YOUR GOALS AND PLANS. Keep your main goals to yourself, never truly reveal because most of the time the people you tell do not want you to succeed and/or might try to interfere with your goals (mini story: my bestfriend at the time always needed help with her school work, I helped her with it 99% of the time including this coursework we had to do, anyways long story short we both did the coursework and in the end she sabotaged mine and i got a U and failed (it was final) and she got an A and passed) maybe I’m overreacting i just want to see you succeed !
  24. Always complete past papers preferably under timed exam conditions especially for maths and science this is great training. 
  25. Customise your folders and textbooks (if it looks appealing it will encourage you to study)
  26. Print and learn the specification for the subjects you are studying (its your best-friend; tells you want comes up in the exam and what not)
  27. If you don’t understand something search the ends of the earth for help I’m talking google, apps, teachers, students hell even the president. DO NOT GO ON WITHOUT FULLY UNDERSTANDING SOMETHING. Especially for maths and science.
  28. Save time for intensive studying once a week. Use this time wisely to go over anything you don’t understand or to revise.
  29. Looking at what you are about to study before class ALWAYS helps.
  30. Rewrite and look over your notes after lesson or in your free period. This REALLY saved my life! It helps to solidify what you’ve learnt and you can use this time to clarity what you don’t understand.. 
  31. Always prepare for school the day before. prepare your clothes, your notes and homework.
  33. That being said you should try to fit in and plan when you can see your friends
  34. PLAN PLAN PLAN, PLAN EVERYTHING. time management is key.
  35. Read the exam before attempting, boy did this help me, I’m telling you this saved my life. your brain will start remembering all that information you were revising.
  36. Try to get motivated see (x or x).
  37. Try to sleep on time .
  38. Learn how to prioritize, that doesn't necessarily mean choosing to meet with friends or study. It’s sometimes means which subject/tasks need more attention or work.  
  39. Try to improve your handwriting - you know when you’re in an exam and your handwriting is all pretty and then by the end of the exam its a joke well (x)
  40. Have a clean study space, it promotes better productivity and eases the mind.
  41. That being said create a dedicated area (if you study in a place where you are conditioned to do other things like eating, sleeping, playing games or being a lazy potato it is going to be hard to get into studying so find a area specific for studying eg a library)
  42. Avoid using your phone when studying. If you can’t, switch it off.
  43. Attempt an exam timetable so you don’t have to cram before exam and try start earlier - you will feel less stressed.
  44. Teach someone what you have learnt, you can identify gaps in your understand easily when you are trying to explain something to someone.
  45. Try to have right mindset before starting the new school year or class even because hard work, determination and disciple gets you those grades or goal not laziness or the “I’ll start tomorrow” attitude.
  46. Try to be interactive in class. It shows your teacher that you not only care about the subject but that you want to learn.
  47. Ask the smart kid for help in class, hell even be the smart kid (joking don’t over work yourself) the smartest person in class most of the time knows a lot more than everyone else, curious about what they know ask them. How do they study? When do they study? What time they wake up? How they take notes? What resources they use? How do they revise? How do they review? What do they recommend? Hell even what they eat for breakfast. I’m not telling you they know the answers to the universe, if they don’t tell you ask Studyblrs (for example @studylove @study-harder @studyign @joolshallie @obsidianstudy @areistotle and that’s just a few)
  48. Legit one of the best ways to review your work.
  49. Make posters of each chapter/section of the subject. Make it stand out. This allows you to summarise that section in a poster so when you have to look back you only have to look at the poster.
  50. Really important videos: how to study effectively with flashcards?, how to read faster? Study Less Study Smart


If you have any questions, suggestions or advice feel free to message me.

I will make more detailed tips, tricks and hacks so don’t forget to follow.

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The “theme” of this week’s spread was super girly and pink because 1) any excuse to use pink is one that I’ll gladly take any time 2) our USA Women’s Gymnastics team absolutely KILLED IT at the olympics and it gets me SO PUMPED 3) boys are stressing me out atm and I needed some empowerment 4) I just really love and appreciate girls. Girls who are there for you. Big girls, small girls, athletic girls, artistic girls. Girls who are into girls. Girls who are into studying. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t. Prove them wrong. Do it like a girl; you’re badass. ✨

and ive learned that you don’t need to forgive anyone. you don’t need to forgive the people who hurt you just to give them some peace. not if your mind is a war zone. not if forgiving them only makes you swallow more gun power and cause your body to be littered with bullet holes. you don’t need to be quiet and stay silent. you can speak up. you have a voice and your voice deserves to be heard. your voice can move mountains, don’t you dare let them clamp a hand over your mouth. you don’t need to dim yourself down, you don’t need to turn out the light. you are bright and glowing and that’s going to be too much for some people and that is not your fault. they simply aren’t worth your time, they don’t deserve to bask in your light. you don’t need to pretend you’re okay when you’re not. you don’t have to fake a smile, you don’t have to insist that everything is okay when clearly it’s not. stop wiping away your tears hoping no one ever sees and smiling when they look your way as if everything is okay. you have a right to hurt, to ache, to tremble. you have a right to feel like you can’t get out of bed some days and its really alright if some days, you can’t. you are not weak. you are brave. you don’t need to do anything, not if you don’t want to, not if its going to make you unhappy. but what you do need to do, is accept yourself. love yourself. be kind to yourself. heal, set yourself free. you owe that to yourself.

Bullet journal quotes part II

hello! Because part I has hit 4K notes in so little time!!, I decided to keep it coming for you guys with new themes, hope you enjoy them! ♡ 

If you don’t know, these are quotes to decorate/use in the bullet journal, and are super useful for those moments when you desperately want a quote to relate to something but can’t seem to find one. You can use them for a source of beauty, wisdom and inspiration. Part I featured: dedication/work/motivation, finances, love, positivity, health and some funny ones.


  • “Dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates changes. So ditch the dream and be a doer.” - Shonda Rhimes
  • “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” - Michael John Bobak
  • “With self discipline most anything is possible.” - Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” - Jim Rohn
  • “Discipline is remembering what you want.” - David Campbell
  • “Just do it.” - Nike


  • “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” - Finley Dunne/Cesar A. Cruz/ Banksy
  • “Every artist was first an amateur.” -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.” -  Vincent van Gogh
  • “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” - Pablo Picasso
  • “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.” - Pablo Picasso
  • “Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.” - Karl Marx


  • “Education is the most powerful weapon wich you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
  • “Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” - Martin Luther King
  • “Study without desire spoils the memory and it retains nothing that it takes in.” - Leonardo da Vinci
  • “The roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet.” - Aristotle
  • “Learning never exhausts the mind.” - Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” - Albert Einstein
  • "Education is that which remains, if one has forgotten everything he learned in school.” - Albert Einstein
  • “Education is not preparation for life, it is life itself.” - John Dewey
  • “Education is the movement from darkness to light.” - Allan Bloom


  • “As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?” - Cassandra Clare in City of Ashes
  • Behind every successful women is a substantial amount of coffee.” - Stephanie Piro
  • “Life’s too short to drink crappy coffee and cry over boys who don’t care.” - Matty Healy
  • “A morning coffee is my favorite way of starting the day, settling the nerves so that they don’t later fray.” - Marcia Carrington 
  • “It is inhumane to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.” - Dave Barry
  • “I don’t really like coffee but I don’t really like it when my head hits my desk when I fall asleep either.” - Brian Andreas
  • “Insert coffee to begin.” - Unknown
  • “Drink coffee and destroy.” - Unknown


  • “Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.” - George Carlin
  • For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” - Virginia Wolf
  • “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” - G. D. Anderson
  • “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures.” - Jane Austen in Persuasion
  • “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” - Cheris Kramarae

If you have any suggestions for new themes, feel free to drop them in my ask box! :)

Hajime Hinata in DR3

I just finished Danganronpa 3 Despair episode 5. If you haven’t seen up to that point as well as all of Danganronpa 2, it’s best to turn away now. Anyways, I don’t know if I’m the only one who thinks this or at least has it at the back of their mind. But I’m going to say it. *inhales*

I’m significantly disappointed in the way DR3 steered Hajime’s Hinata’s character into becoming Izuru.

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Scars Bucky Barnes x Reader

Originally posted by thecaptainwinter

You were a nurse at the Avengers complex which was interesting and boring at the same time. You didn’t have much work normally or at least not anything too hard to do. Mostly give some stitches after a mission but that used to be everything. From time to time, you found a serious injury like a bullet in someone’s arm or a dislocated bone. Of course you had never treated Thor or Steve but they used to be around in case you needed some help, just like Dr Banner since he was really interested in biology.

One day at noon you were working in the nursery, making inventory so you could tell Pepper what you needed. You were almost out of needles and aspirins so you put them in the list along with some other stuff you needed. Suddenly your “Avenger Phone” started buzzing like crazy. It was a normal phone actually, but just the Avengers had that number and was only used for emergencies. So you hurried to take it.

“Steve?” You said when you picked it up after seeing the name of the screen.

“(Y/N) get everything ready. We’ll be there in five minutes.” He said. He really sounded worried and serious.

“Ok, what is it?” You asked running around the nursery to get the basics.

“Bucky. Three bullets. Stomach, arm and leg”, he said. “He’s losing so much blood, damn it!” He exclaimed.

“Apply pressure on the wounds, Steve, like I taught you to. I’m getting everything ready. Bring him in as soon as you land”, you commanded and hung up.

You started getting a bowl with warm water, gauzes, tweezers, alcohol and everything you would need to take the bullets out and heal the wounds. You covered your hair and washed your hands thoroughly as you could already hear the quinjet landing. You couldn’t help wondering what would have happened so Bucky got injured so badly. It never happened before and he had been part of the team for almost two years.

You waited next to the door and when you saw Steve and Clint carrying him you ran in to put everything next to the bed where he would be lying.

“C’mon, guys, here”, you said calmly as they walked in. Pretending to be calm was something you had come to learn as something useful. They were already nervous, especially Steve, so you knew he needed something to calm him down and your serenity was helpful. “You can stay but I need you to step away”.

They both nodded and walked to the back of the room. Clint sat down but Steve stood still, with his arms crossed and looking at your work. You started by cutting his t-shirt carefully until there was no obstacle to get to the wounds. Then you started cleaning them carefully, glad that there was no more blood coming out of them. They had done a pretty good job taking care of him during the flight.

When it was cleaned up you took the tweezers and proceeded to take out of the bullets carefully. You used some anaesthesia even when you knew he didn’t need it at all but just in case he woke up you didn’t want him to feel any more pain. Once you finished you cleaned him up again and started stitching him up and finally covered them up. It was then when you realised the amount of scars covering his body. Somehow you were amazed by them and also made you feel curious. How did he get so many of them?

You knew he had a tough history, you knew all about what HYDRA did to him but still…there were just so many. And they were beautiful in their own way.

“So?” You looked up at Steve. You had completely forgot about them being there since you had focused on Bucky completely.

“He will be fine, don’t worry.” You said once you were able to speak again. “He needs to rest since he lost a lot of blood so he has to stay here”, you said taking all the items you used to wash them and also wash your hands.

“He won’t like it”, Steve chuckled, feeling relieved knowing his best friend would be fine.

“I know”, you smiled to yourself. “You two should go and rest guys, there’s nothing you can do here.” You said when you finished washing everything. “I’ll let you know as soon as he wakes up”, you added.

They nodded and thanked you before exiting the nursery. During the rest of the day you also took care of some small wounds Tony and Natasha had but they were nothing serious. From time to time you checked on Bucky since he was still deeply asleep and every time you got closer you couldn’t help but staring at his scars. At some point you couldn’t resist it anymore and you touched them carefully. It surprised you to feel him shivering under you so you looked at his face and stopped your hand when you saw his eyes locked on your face.

“Sorry”, you whispered embarrassed as your put your hand away quickly.

“It’s ok”, he said with sore voice.

“How are you feeling?” You asked after coughing softly.

“Mmmm… Confused I guess? I don’t remember much of what happened”, he replied.

“You were shot three times. Probably you passed out because of the lack of blood but don’t worry, I took them out, healed the wounds and now you need to rest. You will be fine”, you smiled a little.

He smiled back at you and then looked down at his body. With a sigh he touched his bandages softly and then some of his scars. He now would have three new ones. Since you didn’t know what to say you got up to text everyone saying Bucky was up and fine but he still had to rest. Afterwards, you gave him some water which he truthfully thanked.

You both didn’t talk much the next days. He never mentioned you touching his scars or anything about it and you decided to let it go even when you couldn’t help but stare at them every time he was asleep. Every day the team came down to visit him.

Five days later you assured him he was ready to leave. Of course, he didn’t complain about it.

“Thank you (Y/N)”, he said when he was already up and ready to go to his room.

“You’re welcome. That’s my job”, you shrugged with a smile.

He smiled back at you and left the nursery leaving you alone. That day your shift was over in an hour so you just put the white coat in your closet and took your bag, ready to go. You turned off the lights and closed the nursery room. When you were waiting for the elevator you heard a voice behind you.

“Hey doc”, you turned around to find Bucky coming out of the kitchen.

“Hey”, you smiled at him. He had taken a shower and his hair was still wet and he was still shirtless which made you gulp. With or without scars he was so damn hot. “How are you feeling?” You asked when you realised he was walking towards you.

“Pretty good. Thanks again”, he said standing now in front of you. You looked at his torso once again and then looked at his eyes. He was taller than you so you had to look up. “Like what you see?” He smirked.

You opened your eyes widely and looked away biting your lip. Was it that obvious?

“Hey, don’t worry”, he chuckled. You looked back at him. “I saw you looking at the scars”, he shrugged.

“You have plenty”, you commented trying to keep your eyes on his.

“I’m a soldier”, he shrugged with a sad smile.

“You were a soldier. You are an Avenger now”, you said. He chuckled and nodded looking away for a moment. “I bet all those scars have some amazing stories to tell”, you smiled to cheer him up.

“I don’t remember where or how I got most of them so I wouldn’t know”, he replied. Biting your lip you looked down. Maybe you were just talking too much. “But I can assure you I will remember these three”, he said pointing at the ones of the wounds you had healed. You smiled a little and looked back at him. “Look, this one…” he took your hand and put it on his chest, just over one of them, “is from when I was fighting Steve the first time I saw him, you know…after HYDRA”, he said.

“What about this one?” You asked placing a hand on his waist where there was a large one. He shivered down your touch.

“I think it was fighting Sam”, he said frowning. He took your hand again and put it on his stomach. “This one is from when I was learning how to use a bike as a kid. I fell over a rock and it cut me”, he shrugged.

You smiled warmly at the thought of a little Bucky riding a bike.

“And this one I’ll never forget it”, he chuckled showing you one on his forehead. It was so small that you had never seen it. “When I gave my first kiss, I was so excited about it that when I was coming back home I tripped over and fell”.

This time you couldn’t help laughing out loud. It was so sweet that he had all those memories and it was even better knowing that not all of his scars were due to fights.

“What about you, doc?” He asked smiling.

“Eh…” You thought for a moment and then you showed him one in your hand which was pretty big. “I was cleaning a cup and it broke in my hands. A piece of glass cut me here and I swear I could see the bone”, you said as he took your hand examining it. “That was the moment I decided I wanted to be a nurse.”

He looked at you and then placed a small kiss over the scar, sending shivers through your body and making you bite your lip, like you did every time you felt nervous.

“I’m glad you got your hand cut then”, he whispered looking into your eyes. You gulped and looked down. Was he really saying what you thought he was saying? He chuckled as your embarrassment and placed a small kiss on your cheek, close to your lips, before turning on his heels and walking to the stairs, leaving you shaking and nervous like you were 15 all over again and the guy you liked was looking at you from the other side of the room.

bye summer ‘16, it was nice knowing you 💕

I’m going to hell on Thursday, commonly known as senior year! I’m lowkey excited but scared at the same time, it’s gonna be a very eventful year. I can’t deny I am going back with some regrets, there are some things I didn’t do during summer, but I should probably focus on graduation for now (and most importantly my gymnasiearbete…) 😅

Hello there! I lot of people might find syllabus week (or day, if you’re in a science field like me) to be a slack off week, but it’s so important to start the year off right. Here’s some tips on how to get the most out of your syllabus week.

Make Masterlists

This is the one i find the most important. Finding info in a syllabus, frankly, sucks. So i extract all the info that is important and make a few masterlists:

  • Contact info (Email, office + hours, phone) for each professor.
  • Class info. I put these in my bullet journal, but it’s up to preference. These should include: Professor’s name, where and when you meet, the grade breakdown, recitation time/location (if needed), major assignments, tests, final, and an area for notes.
  • Links. I keep these in a bookmark folder on my google chrome. This should have: the school site (blackboard for most public universities), the website you do things such as register for classes (this is called something different for everyone), school email site, class specific sites (if not hosted on your school site), links directly to the online syllabus, site where homework will be turned in, and anything else that is listed in the syllabus.

Meet People

If you’re anything like me, this is the worst one. But it is so useful. Introduce yourself to a few people in every class- this is pretty easy in small classes and lab classes, but lectures can be kind of intimidating. Sit yourself in a good spot (preferably the front) and find someone else who doesn’t seem to be with a friend! Maybe ask them about the professor, their major, or if they live on campus. Ask to exchange emails in case one of you misses.  8/10 times this will make you a friend, at least for the duration of the class.

Set a plan

This one is super important for me because, unlike a lot of studyblrs, i spend a lot of time on the computer. (I mean, just look at my main blog- i play a lot of video games.) Having a strict schedule doesn’t work for me, but have a loose one does. Make artificial deadlines if they aren’t in place. For example, say you have a month until your first exam, and it covers 6 chapters. Make artificial deadlines to master 2 chapters a week and have a week for overall review. Make study plans.


This one might be a little weird, but when you don’t have any set school work is a great time to do some deep cleaning! This is espectially important if you have your own apartment or are moving away from home into a dorm!

Explore studyblr!

Here’s some great posts made by the studyblr community about back to school tips!

@kennastudy here

@lizzylearns here

@thegrangersapprentice here

@bookmrk here

@tea-study-sleep here

In addition to those wonderful blogs, here’s some great blogs from the studyblr community!

@hexaneandheels @elkstudies @studyign @noarasseo @genspen@areistotle@studypetals@emmastudies

Have a great day and good luck this semester!


So I decided to host small giveaway, because few weeks ago I finally got 700 followers!

I love love love Tiger. So I went there, picked up few things for myself, and I wanted to give something small for you too!

Winner will receive:
- 2 x 192 round stickers, I use these all the time in my Bullet journal
- 12 paperclips/page flags, you get four different color combinations, three each
- Binder clips, two big ones and three small ones (These comes handy if you want to keep pages open!)
- This little “notebook”, which includes big notepad, page flags (5 colors), and medium size page flags (two colors)
- My favorite pen ever, Micron 1.0mm fineliner in black
- And A5 ruled notebook, red and mint green color

+ I’m travelling to Berlin just before this giveaway ends, so I’ll get some fun stationery from there!

- Follow my blog (studyreadlive)
- Only reblogs count
- No giveaway blogs
- You can reblog as many times as you like (if you reblog 100 times in two days, I won’t be counting all those. Use your common sense in this please)
- If you are under 18, you must have parental/guardians permission, because I’ll need your address
- I’ll ship internationally, so everyone can participate
- This giveaway will end 11. September 2016, 23:59 Eastern Europe time (GTM +2)


hello everyone i have decided to do a blog post as part of my study break and I am going to talk about some time management tips that might help you for the coming terms when we all go back to school. 

my tips have kind of come from personal experience and what I have found to be really helpful, but obviously these may necessarily not work for you :)


I don’t think I can stress this tip enough as this has seriously helped me with my time management. My sleeping pattern is fairly regular and I wake up at around 6:30-7am every morning, and last year when studying for my GCSEs, whilst I would get up early, I wouldn’t start work until 2 or 3pm and then do all of my work at night. Over the last month and a half - 2 months, I have been starting work as early as I can and I have found that I am getting so much more done than what I would with my old habit. I kinda trained myself/forced myself to do work in the morning and I have stuck with this really well. 

I also find that waking up early gives me a fresh mind and so I can get started with a clear head and it really helps keep me positive and have a good attitude towards my work which makes me much more productive. 

Perhaps you could try going to bed an hour earlier so you can wake up earlier and get more things done. Gradually start going to bed earlier and you will find you can sleep better and wake up with a clear mind.


This, like tip #1, is also like majorly important. I have really started getting used to schedules and I find them such a massive help. If I am in a rush or havent got as much to do (like literally one or two things), I make a to-do list but this is still so helpful for time management. I used to have an attitude where I did what I felt like and when I felt like it and still somehow managed to get everything done - but with a schedule I am just so much more organised and I feel like I have a goal and it motivates me to get everything done. Keeping a schedule makes it easier to develop a routine and keep everything flowing. 

You can have different types of schedules - you might make a daily schedule and write down all the times you need to do things; weekly reviews are also helpful for managing time and give you a nice overview of what you should prepare for. Monthly reviews can be nice to have a look at appointments, exams or commitments you might have. It doesn’t have to be a schedule that has times on it, but even something as simple as a to-do list is better than having a mental list of what you need to do.

Schedules can come in many forms. I write mine down on some paper and keep it next to me on my desk, and if I am going out I will make a copy of it in my calendar or take a photo of it and save it as my lock screen so I can be constantly reminded of what it is I am supposed to do. You can also have them in the form of a printable that you have found, in a bullet journal, in a planner etc. It doesn’t matter what medium your schedule is on - as long as you make one, you will find you are so much more organised!


Following on from tip #2, is prioritising. It actually sounds pretty obvious, but don’t tell me you don’t put off doing that essay that your teacher set you because you don’t want to do it, even though it is really important that you get it done! it is important that when you plan your schedule, you make time for that essay that you really need to get done so that you can get it out of the way and so that you don’t hand it in late, or spend until 2am in the morning doing it on the day that it is due in. Make sure that when you do work, you are doing the things that you have to do.

Doing this also ensures that you are spending an appropriate time on that subject and by prioritising, you can also spend more time on assignments or subject that need some improvement, instead of always doing the subject that you enjoy. I find when I prioritise my work I can get an even coverage of all of my subjects, but also, when I have to, I can prioritise a subject over another so I can focus on improvement.

Some people recommend that you do the things that you don’t want to do, or prioritise your hardest subjects first. This means that 1) you can get them out of the way and 2) you can tackle it with a fresh mind and makes it slightly easier. I do this quite a lot and find that I am relieved when I have got it done, but also I feel a lot more positive for the rest of the day because I only have things left that are slightly easier or that I enjoy more!


Some people at first might not agree with this coming under time management, but I certainly think it belongs here. Finding a productive study environment not only coincides with your schedule but is also beneficial for you. It means that you can get as much done as you can and you can be more productive, but also being more productive enables you to keep within your schedule. 

If I am not in a productive environment and I have several things scheduled, I overrun on the times I have set myself and then have to work for longer when I could be doing other things. For example, I might have an essay to write, some flashcards to make and some reading to do before I go to work; but if I am not in a productive study environment, such as my desk or a library, then I find it really hard to get everything done and then I come out of my schedule and it means I have to finish everything after work; by which time I am too tired to even think about finishing what I had intended to do. 

Find an environment that works for you and that you feel comfortable in, that also makes you feel super motivated and productive. This way you can do as much work as you can and not come out of your schedule. These places could be in your local library, at the beach sat on a bench, in your bedroom at your desk, at your grandparents kitchen table - wherever! just find an environment that works for you so you can effectively work. 


As a student, you are going to have lots of other commitments besides your courses. Whilst a full-time student has to spend roughly 30 hours a week studying according to leading statistics from universities, it is almost like having a full time job; and like with anything, you need down-time. 

It is so important that you find the balance between study and other commitments because you don’t want to overwhelm yourself with work. Work out how much you could spend doing each task that is realistic to you and make sure you schedule in some free time. Find out what works for you regarding time spent on these commitments and you can find that balance where you have managed your time for studying and other commitments effectively, and then you have the chance to have that time to yourself, whether that be watching shows on netflix or playing on some games, or even doing some baking or having a bath. 

Finding that balance is really important when you are scheduling in what to do, because not only does it ensure you can keep a track of everything, but you are also looking after yourself. 


I kind of mentioned this in the last tip but being realistic is something I always forget about and should probably be more on top of when I am planning my schedule. My problem is that I underestimate how long things take me and so sometimes I find myself not finishing everything I should. 

When you are making your to-do list or your schedule, you should be realistic. Remember that you can’t do everything all at once and that you need some spare time to look after yourself and do the things that you want to do. This is another ‘finding your balance’ in the sense that you are finding the balance between being super productive and going at your own pace. 

Also factor in your mood as well, if you are feeling down or if you are ill, don’t give yourself 20 things to complete by the end of the day - maybe just do one or two small tasks just to keep that productivity flowing. Sometimes, if I am super anxious, I end up creating the most horrendous to-do list because I feel like I have to get everything done, but in reality, I can’t! 

You know yourself best and you know what a realistic schedule or to-do list looks like to you; be honest with yourself and sensible with your lists to ensure that you don’t burn yourself out!


Unnecessary activities includes everything that will make you procrastinate. I find it really helpful to have my phone in another room as if I see a text come through I immediately want to answer it. If you feel like you could be tempted to go on social media on your laptop, you can block or bar websites on chrome or internet explorer or other search engines so that you don’t get distracted. 

Unnecessary activities also include going downstairs and speaking to my parents or my brother when I am supposed to be studying - if I have a test or something coming up that is quite significant I always just let them know that I will be working and that if they can to try and keep quiet and it always helps. 

After you have finished your school work, these activities become more enjoyable because you have been waiting to do them for a while as you were studying. It also gives you some down-time to look forward to after you have done! 

I find this perhaps the most difficult thing about time management and even if I have put away all distractions, I still find that I will talk to myself or doodle to give me something to do whilst I am studying! However, this is more preferable than procrastinating on my phone!


Not all commitments are going to go to plan and sometimes you have to make last minute decisions or cancellations and not everything can be scheduled. It is important that whilst you have scheduled what you are doing and when, that you are able to be flexible with your time in case things pop up. 

It is important that if these things do occur, that you can get back to what you should have been doing after and that you do maintain what is on your daily, weekly or monthly schedule. 

I hope these tips helped in terms of keeping your time managed and if you have any questions about any of these tips, feel free to ask me about it. 

have a lovely day x

fireyfobbitmedicine  asked:

When you watched the movie I'm gonna need a full on review

Here it is! Review of The Sealed Card in all its bullet-point glory.

  • Tomoyo filmed and edited all of Sakura’s adventures but “accidentally” forgot to cut out the extra footage of Syaoran because she is a romantic mastermind 
  • Eriol literally has no purpose anymore now that all of Clow Reed’s cards are Sakura’s cards but I assume he’s just gonna go fuck shit up somewhere else because there is no sense in letting unlimited magic power go to waste if you’re not going to alter some realities or levitate some pianos
  • For the first time in recorded history, Tomoeda is doing a play that isn’t entirely genderbent. Everyone is intrigued by this new creative vision.
  • It’s so great that in this universe, “want to talk to my other self? let me switch” is a completely normal line of dialogue
  • Meiling has taken all the energy she used to spend on fighting her insecurities and has thrown it all into aggressively shipping Sakura and Syaoran
  • I have never seen a public school with a theatre department budget this impressive. I congratulate their appreciation of the performance arts.
  • “The Nothing card has all the negative power to make up for the positive power of the other 52 cards” okay it’s nice to know that magic follows the law of conservation of energy and it’s keeping with the idea that the opposite of love is not hatred but apathy. But… what do you think the Erase card was
  • Whoops Yamazaki was “accidentally” hurt and “accidentally” can’t do the play any more so Syaoran “accidentally” has to fill in as Sakura’s “accidentally” love interest whoops
  • The whole play is about a Magic Stone that causes international conflict and the protagonists want to get rid of it rather that have it continue to exist. Suddenly, everyone who wants to destroy the Silver Crystal in Sailor Moon looks really sympathetic
  • Why does everyone assume that “having your friends and family erased from reality” is like a reversible thing
  • who is going to tell the Nothing Card that reducing the planet to a vacant vacuum of space is not the best way to make friends
  • Wow! It only took the ACTUAL APOCALYPSE for Sakura to confess her feelings to Syaoran
  • Sakura now has the power to create cards, which means that a few centuries after her death, she can also inhabit the body of a young child and choose a successor by putting them through a series of rigorous tasks and absurd situations. Or maybe she won’t because she’s not a terrible person.
  • And then there is an entire extra ten minutes of just Kero and Anti-Kero chasing a takoyaki ball around town, to diffuse the tension of the prospect of the end of life on earth
  • Final rating: 53 out of 52 Clow Cards

Heyyy~~ There’s no time left until school starts, so I decided to share with you some of the basic things that really help me personally be an A+ student. Hope it helps 1. Prepare
•get a nice stationery.
And “nice” doesn’t necessarily mean “expensive”! Just buy something you really like, what gonna motivate you to take notes ( you can also DIY it if you into that!).
• whenever/ wherever you study-wear comfy clothes.
The truth is - school isn’t a runway, you can not focus on studying if you only thinking about when you’ll take off your heels.
2. Never (!) skip classes.
I hope you don’t but I know many people who do that. Even if you’re tired, school day doesn’t last forever,righ? So stay strong and determined.
3. Take notes.
Very obvious but so important. Write down everything your teacher writes on board and also what he says and you didn’t know. And don’t forget to review your notes time to time: I like rewriting it and using color coding- find what works for you and stick to it.
4. Homework.
No no NO excuses here!! I have never gone to school without my homework done. It is very important and helpful to get all the material.
5. Ask for help.
If you don’t get something- don’t just “let it be”. Go to you teacher, parents, friends- and ask to explain you, It’s absolutely fine! Or you can also do your own research using Internet or books.
6. You should get a planner ( if your school doesn’t offer you one) to write down your schedule/ homework/ helpful information. Bullet journey works nice as well.
7. Have fun! Just go easy with that. Take breaks and don’t forget to do what you enjoy, or you will end up depressed and with no motivation for work.

Xoxo, Angie <3


So I started a bullet journal! I chose a notepad I really liked (it’s not an expensive one so the quality of the paper isn’t great but it does the job) and I’ve spent the last couple of weeks (between work and dance/acting classes) decorating it and organising the different pages. It’s really helped me to get my life organised and the colours and drawings add some vibrancy and it means I can make it all my own: I’ve included some examples in this post. I did take some inspiration from photos I found on the Internet of other people’s journals but most of it is all my own ideas. I really recommend a bullet journal but they do take a lot of time to make/decorate if you’re really going for it so it’s a good project to do during the summer or other times of the year when you have more time on your hands than usual. Let me know if you decide to make one of your own and message me for any tips/advice! I’d love to see yours! 📅📓🗒📒📖

Rise Up
  • Rise Up

I imagine death so much it feels more like
a memory.
Is this where it gets me, on my feet, sev’ral
feet ahead of me?
I see it coming, do I run or fire my gun or
let it be?
There is no beat, no melody.
Burr, my first friend, my enemy,
maybe the last face I ever see,
If I throw away my shot, is this how you
remember me?
What if this bullet is my legacy?
Legacy. What is a legacy?
It’s planting seeds in a garden you never
get to see.
I wrote some notes at the beginning of a song
someone will sing for me.
America, you great unfinished symphony, you
sent for me.
You let me make a difference.
A place where even orphan immigrants
can leave their fingerprints and rise up.
I’m running out of time. I’m running, and my
time’s up.
Wise up. Eyes up.
I catch a glimpse of the other side.
Laurens leads a soldiers’ chorus on the
other side.
My son is on the other side.
He’s with my mother on the other side.
Washington is watching from the other side.
Teach me how to say goodbye.
Rise up, rise up, rise up,
My love, take your time.
I’ll see you on the other side.
Raise a glass to freedom…

Killing a Giant - The Death and Rebirth of the Individual Anti-Tank Platform

When tanks first rolled around, they were horrifying. Impenetrable, impending, and they brought high-power weaponry to the front, taking howitzers from kilometers to meters away. In the midst of this fear, it was realized that tanks still had relatively thin armor. Tanks like the FT-17 didn’t have more than 25mm of armor, and the monstrous ‘heavy’ WWI tanks usually failed to bring more than 30mm consistently. So, some genius at an arms factory realized that propellants are what, you guessed it, propel bullets. In his infinite wisdom, he decided to simply scale it all up. This resulted in the creation of the first anti-tank rifle of all time, the Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr. It fired a 13mm bullet that could penetrate 20mm of steel at 100 meters, and while this couldn’t penetrate most WWI-era vehicles frontally save for weak points, it could be absolutely devastating from close proximity as a flanking weapon, and even moreso when used against the top armor of a vehicle. Though it quickly became obsolete, the T-Gewehr was the first step in a constant journey known as the individual anti-tank platform.

By the time WWII rolled around, 30mm of armor was nothing. Germany’s Panzer IVs toted 80mm of armor head-on, America’s Shermans had almost 100mm of effective frontal armor, and the Soviet Union’s T-34s had nearly 50mm of armor angled extremely well, driving their effectiveness into the near hundreds of millimeters. Every side of the war tried to address this with various bullet-based systems, the most famous of which was arguably the Soviet PTRD. This was the logical next step in anti-armor warfare, a long-barreled, minimalistic, and brutally simple rifle. At point-blank range, it could only penetrate 40mm untangled of armor with tungsten ammunition, which was effective during the early phases of the war. Though even the famous German Panthers fell to this rifle from time to time, the PTRD was effectively self-defeating. Its armor penetration was spotty at best, especially without tungsten ammunition, and was far too big to sneak up on enemy vehicles with. Not only that, but in firing the massive 14.5mm shell, it instantly revealed the user, leaving them open to return fire from a surviving vehicle or the rest of its battle group. Although it remained marginally effective against the roof armor of tanks in the urban phases of WWII, the PTRD was nearly dead on arrival, and by the end of the war, it was relegated to firing at unarmored or lightly armored vehicles, as well as some anti-personnel roles. The rifle was accurate and powerful, but it just wasn’t enough as heavier and heavier tanks hit the scene, like the Tiger I, IS-2, and M26 Pershing. Despite obsolescence, we can still see remnants of projectile based anti-tank weapons in modern anti-materiel rifles, relying on absurd levels of kinetic energy to deal damage to targets that need a bit more than a light tap, such as the famous M82.

Going back to the national roots of anti-tank warfare, it was actually the Germans who picked up the slack. Realizing projectile-based anti-armor weapons were now obsolete not even 25 years after their invention, they turned to explosives, drawing clear inspiration from the British No. 68 AT Grenade and their own 7.5cm HEAT shells. This hit the scene as an individual weapon in the form of the Panzerfaust, the most famous one-man anti-tank weapon of WWII. Though it had its own predecessors, the Panzerfaust was arguably the pinnacle of its design philosophy. Essentially, instead of relying on raw velocity or a high explosive charge to do damage, shaped charge or HEAT projectiles create a ‘jet’ of molten metal that physically penetrates (commonly misunderstood, it does not actually melt armor) the armor of the target and do damage within the targeted object. The Panzerfaust and its successors were terrifyingly effective, penetrating well over 100mm of armor and nearly 150mm of armor (or more, on limited variants), more than enough to deal with even the most heavily armored vehicles of WWII from non-frontal angles.

However, the RPG-7 represents the first definite peak in modern individual anti-tank weaponry. Of Soviet design, the RPG-7 is, well, very Soviet in character. It’s cheap. It’s effective. It’s simple. It’s seen nearly 10 million made at this point. A definite ‘bad guy gun’ the RPG-7 represents the absolute death of bullet-based anti-armor, and the total superiority of shaped charge munitions. The RPG-7 has been devilishly effective, seeing use since 1961 in almost every conflict since Vietnam. There’s honestly not too much to tell about the RPG-7 that hasn’t already been told, but the RPG-7 did also create the next step in countering anti-tank weapons. Instead of relying on armor (the RPG-7 can penetrate up to 750mm of armor in some forms, so lightly armored vehicles and the less armored parts of tanks are effectively mincemeat), responsive forms of armor known as skirts and ERA (explosive reactive armor) would see mainstream use. Side skirts are literally what they say they are, thin skirts of metal or rubber attached to vehicles to prematurely detonate the now ever-present lineup of HEAT projectiles, crippling their effectiveness by causing the metal penetrator to disperse early and harmlessly splatter off of a tank’s armor. The other resulting countermeasure was ERA, small bricks that explode outwards, effectively countering a HEAT shell’s blast by neutralizing it. Composite armor also hit the scene, further weakening the cause of weapons like the RPG-7, which could by now be called light anti-armor weapons. Composite armor uses a blend of materials, rather than one homogenous layer, to counter weapons, giving it extreme multipliers in effective thickness.

So naturally, in response to the ever-evolving world of armor, anti-armor took the next leap, and heavy anti-tank munitions hit the scene. Massive, intimidating, and criminally effective, you’ll know these by their common title, ATGMs, or anti-tank guided missiles. Things like the Javelin, TOW, or 9M133 Kornet all fall into this category. These use constant propulsion to carry a massive payload towards their targets, with more modern examples like the 9K121 Vikhr capable of defeating 1000mm of homogenous armor (or its equivalent), including reactive armor. Seeing most of their use in the Middle East and Africa, these weapons can be seen all over the internet, obliterating even the most modern of Russian tanks in single, well-placed hits.

Note the brick-like pattern on the lower hull and side skirts. Those are ERA bricks.

So, clearly, even risking taking a hit from heavy anti-tank munitions was now impossible, so armor manufacturers decided to take the fight to the launchers, producing active protection systems. Rather than fording a hit, these systems simply destroy the missile before they can make contact. By detecting inbound missiles, these systems fire buckshot-like projectiles at the missile’s predicted trajectory, destroying them mid-air. Most notably, Israel has embraced this technology, with their native Trophy system providing 360-degree protection against the most modern anti-tank guided missiles. Other nations, like Russia, have embraced this technology, taking the ball out of the offensive court.

A missile is intercepted before impact by a light vehicle, which would have saved the crew if the picture wasn’t taken during a demonstration.

So, for those interested in military technology, we can only wait and see what the next step in anti-armor technology is, considering defense is currently winning the battle.

  • What she says:I'm fine
  • What she means:I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory
  • Is this where it gets me, on my feet, sev’ral feet ahead of me?
  • I see it coming, do I run or fire my gun or let it be?
  • There is no beat, no melody
  • Burr, my first friend, my enemy
  • Maybe the last face I ever see
  • If I throw away my shot, is this how you’ll remember me?
  • What if this bullet is my legacy?
  • Legacy. What is a legacy?
  • It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see
  • I wrote some notes at the beginning of a song someone will sing for me
  • America, you great unfinished symphony, you sent for me
  • You let me make a difference
  • A place where even orphan immigrants
  • Can leave their fingerprints and rise up
  • I’m running out of time. I’m running, and my time’s up
  • Wise up. Eyes up
  • I catch a glimpse of the other side
  • Laurens leads a soldiers’ chorus on the other side
  • My son is on the other side
  • He’s with my mother on the other side
  • Washington is watching from the other side
  • Teach me how to say goodbye
  • Rise up, rise up, rise up
  • Eliza
  • My love, take your time
  • I’ll see you on the other side
  • Raise a glass to freedom...

It’s been 3 months now since I started on this bullet journal odyssey so I thought it would be good to look back at what I’ve learned in that time.  Here are my 6 key learnings:

1. Get inspiration from others

There are lots of sources of inspiration out there – Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Bloggers so go searching for inspiration.

I found it useful to set up a Pinterest board of my own to collect pins from the web.  Here’s a link to my board – it has spreads I like, doodles, and daily, weekly set-ups etc.

But beware – this “window shopping” can be addictive – at some point you’ll need to stop looking and start doing (see #6 below).

2. Don’t compare yourself with others

The downside of looking at other people’s journals for inspiration is that you begin to compare yourself unfavourably with others.  The web is full of examples of beautiful handwriting and glorious artwork, but with the best will in the world, we don’t all have those abilities.  Remind yourself of the purpose of your journal – is it to organised yourself, or is it to develop your creative side.  Pick a style that suits YOU.

3. Find what works for you

Your journal should be your servant, not your master.  Find a way that it can help you to do what you need it to do, without becoming too much like hard work, or an unnecessary burden.

Some people have dailies, weeklies, monthlies and a future log.  I just have a monthly log and dailies.  I don’t set out the week in advance (although I love a lot of the weekly spreads I see on the internet) because some days I need very little space and other days need more.  I just fit as many days as I can on a double spread and I only migrate tasks when I turn the page.

You’ll also see a lot of habit trackers – I don’t bother with these because that’s not what I need the journal to help me with.

4. If it’s not working – Change it

You don’t really know how the journal is going to work for you until you start using it.  So take the pressure off yourself, and don’t expect to come up with the perfect set-up at the outset.  That’s the beauty of the system – you can simply do a new version of the page and index it.

I’ve had fun covering up a couple of early pages that didn’t work.  I found the index was getting out of hand – so many entries that it wasn’t easy to find what I was looking for.  So I decided to split it into categories, and to stop indexing the daily pages because once they are finished I have no reason to want to go back to them, and even if I did they are easy to find because they are in chronological order!  I still wanted the index at the front though, So I printed some squared paper to match my journal and then taped it over the old pages – Now I love my index!

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The future log was also a problem – I just didn’t like it.  So I did another.  I didn’t like seeing the old pages though, so I taped over photocopies of a couple of zen art pictures I created.  Now when I flip past these pages I smile rather than grimace!

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5. Allow it to evolve

Every week I have fun with different headers and banners for my dailies.  I like to have a time bar so I’ve got a visual for the day so that element has remained pretty consistent, but everything else has changed.

The monthly spreads are also different (and I’m still experimenting).  When setting up my September spread, I’ll reflect on what has worked in June, July and August and then create a hybrid.

I enjoy the fact that it is an evolutionary process.  It makes the journal feel alive.  And I enjoy flicking through the pages seeing the different spreads.

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6. Start!

No amount of planning will give you what you will learn by just starting.  So just do it and allow your style to develop.  We are all unique, with unique talents and needs.  That is the beauty of the bullet journal – there is no one size that fits all – you can create your own bespoke masterpiece that works for you.

6 Things I have learned about Bullet Journaling It’s been 3 months now since I started on this bullet journal odyssey so I thought it would be good to look back at what I’ve learned in that time. 
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Bambam as Your Boyfriend

This was requested by the anon that requested the Mark one yesterday, I hope I’m doing this right because I’m still not sure if she wanted the bullet thing or a one shot so ヾ( ๑´д`๑)ツ

I hope I’ll publish a bangtan smut tomorrow but no promises


Note: This has some smutty stuff

  • Running and hugging you when he sees you after a long time
  • He uses cheeky pick-up lines a lot
  • But when you use them he’s a blushing mess like “Y/N stOP being SO CUTE”
  • He gets finger flicks on his forehead a lot by you
  • “Bambam stop DABBING”
  • “Yugyeom don’t be like him please”
  • Puts hair dye in your shampoo just to mess with you
  • “bambam why IS MY HAIR PURPLE”
  • “Because it suits your eyes?”
  • Biting your bottom lip while kissing
  • Giggles in the middle of making out
  • Makes silly faces to make you laugh
  • Intertwines his legs with yours under the table
  • Hides his face on the crook of your neck while sleeping
  • He’s the little spoon
  • “My sweet angel”
  • “Hey Y/N does this look good on me?”
  • “No”
  • “Yeah thanks I think it looks fine to-WHAT”
  • His arm is around your shoulders whenever you go out
  • Buys a giant milkshake with two straws instead of buying separate ones
  • Gets very jealous if your bias is/was another member
  • Sex in weird places
  • Likes it when you ride him
  • “Do you like this my angel?”
  • Makes his message tone your moan because he is that type of guy


My requests are OPEN ALWAYS and you can request reactions, smut, fluff, angst scenarios, mtls, or “_____ as your boyfriend” for BTS, EXO, Got7, and Seventeen here, I literally write anything but I have rules and reminders, they’re not that much of a big deal really. So request anything you want! xx

anonymous asked:

would you mind explaining what exactly a bullet journal is? i keep seeing it throughout the community and while i have a solid idea of what they look like/typically contain, i'd just like some clarification as to what they are for and how to use one, if that makes sense. as for positivity, I'd like to give you as much support and care as I can, my friend!! much of the community is here for you and supports you, and you are truly a lovely person~ <3

Hello! And of course! A bullet journal is a way of planning your time, an alternative to a traditional planner. Typically people use a lined or plain notebook and create weekly, daily, or monthly pages. The items that they add to the planner are then marked with symbols (e.g. ! ? * ) to signify things like importance, theme, and more. 

And thank you very much! <3

Hey! I’m Becky and I joined the studyblr community about a week ago (but I’ve always been lurking haha)! I’m 15 and I live in England, so I’ll be starting year 11 in September!

Some fun facts about me include that I’m taking a GCSE in astronomy and I used to do 12 hours of gymnastics a week (for about 8 years, but I quit last month)!

I’m a major fan of Harry Potter and Hamilton (so hmu if you want to talk about these!) and I also do calligraphy and bullet journaling in my spare time!

My ideal job would be designing costumes for musicals but I also enjoy biology and diving so I’ve thought of becoming a marine biologist? I’m not sure yet!

And finally, I’ve already found myself more motivated thanks to the studyblr community! It’s summer holidays but I’ve been making some notes to refresh my memory and get myself ready for year 11! So far, these amazing people have inspired me;
@poseidonstudies @studypetals @elkstudies @steudious @studyign @studyingroses @study-cph @ohshestudies @studyguideverified
@studyrelief @mediocrestudyblr @ashleystudies @academicfaery @focusign @revisicn @gryfhindor
So thank you!

(And if you don’t mind, please like or reblog this if you’re part of the studyblr community so I can follow you!)

Thanks, Becky xx