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Calculus

Physics

General Physics

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Engineering

Electrical

Mechanical

Computer Science

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Psychology

HUMANITIES

History

European History (AP)

Literature

STANDARDIZED TESTS

High School

AP

College Admission

ACT

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To All the Students in School

I think this really needs to be said to all the high schoolers freaking out about AP exams, SAT scores, and ACT scores. Hell, even to those who are applying/applied to colleges or other things. The number that you end up reading off the collegeboard site does not determine your worth. The number that you end up reading off the collegeboard site does not determine how smart you are. The number that you end up reading off the collegeboard site does not determine your future. Only you, as a person, can determine that. I know it’s hard, I’m still in high school too. But I think you guys need to, have to, know that even if you get all A’s and a 1450+ (or 2200+) on the SAT that it doesn’t automatically guarantee you a job. You could end up going to Stanford, MIT, or Harvard but end up in a bad place. The school you end up going to doesn’t necessarily grant you a job either. Okay, yes, it makes it a little bit easier but either way, you’re going to have to work hard for everything to get where you want. All of you are so much more important than some score or letter grade. Y’all are gonna do great, as long as you have the passion and drive to work for it. Having straight A’s and perfect scores does not mean you will survive in the real world. Now, this isn’t a way to make you feel better or myself (since I’m not a straight A student either) about all of this because honestly it’s all so true.

Good luck on your AP exams and everything else though. :) You guys got this.

The ultimate masterpost

**This is a list of helpful sites pulled from multiple masterposts. I will be updating this as I find new things.** 

IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!! I KNOW THE LINKS AREN’T SHOWING UP IF ANYONE ON HERE KNOWS WHY THAT IS PLEASE TELL ME ASAP! IF YOU GO AND EDIT THE POST SO FAR IT SHOWS THE LINKS BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THEY WILL NOT SHOW UP ON THE ACTUAL POSTS

**If something doesn’t work let me know.** Thank you!

**If something belongs to you and you want credit let me know. I tried to make all the links go to a specific site. But I’m happy to give you credit if you see something that connect back to you.**

SAT/ACT

ACT Masterpost
FREE MATERIAL
Vocab

AP’s Non-Specific 

For every high school student studying an AP test 
FREE MATERIAL (some SAT/ACt stuff too)
Study guides

AP’s Specific

Art History
Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history
Course-notes
Barrons pdfs

Biology
AP Biology Exam Guide
Chapter Review
Giant Review Sheet
Crash Course 

Calculus AB & BC
Cheatsheet (AB & BC)
Stuff You MUST Know Cold for AP Calc (AB)
If you see that, do this (AB)

Chemistry
AP Chemistry Notes
Podcasts
Quick Review
Periodic Table

Comparative Government and Politics
Government Comparisons
Cramsheet
Study Sheet (opens as word doc)

Computer Science
Review: Part 1

English Language
Rhetorical Strategies
AP Language Review

Environmental Science
Vocab to Know
Tips
APES Review

European History
STUDY GUIDES
Exam Review Sheets
Tom Richey 

French Language
Cram packet

Human Geography
Course-notes

Macroeconomics
Every Graph You Need To Know (YouTube)
Cram packet

Microeconomics
Study guide

Psychology 
sparknotes study guide
hella good review sheets
ton of flashcards woah
mind map of social psych
rough outline of the year
psychologists to know
crash course ~ hank green
intro to psych post
free textbook resources
study playlists help u
bunch of review materials
very good cram packet
lots of notes from a post
outline of erikson’s theory
mind map of disorders
how to stay motivated!!

Physics B & C
Equations (C Mech)
Unit Notes ©
Unit Notes ©
Equations © 

Statistics
Cram packet
Inference Procedures
AP Stats formulas

U.S. Government
Cheat Sheet
Review Materials
Tom Richey 

U.S. History
Cram Packet: part 1, part 2
The Giant AHAP Review
Unit study guides
Quizlet sets
The Comprehensive AP US History Study Guide
The man that saved me Part 1 Part 2

World History
Cram Packets and Review Sheets
Cram packets by era
Course-notes

General Subject’s

English Help
Cliffsnotes
Sparknotes
No Fear Shakespeare
How to Write a Essay (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
What makes a good Essay
How to Edit Yourself
Editing Checklist
Trouble Reading? Tips (X) (X) (X)
Writing Masterpost (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
Other things to help your Writing  (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)

Languages 
Duolingo
Achieving Proficiency

Math Help
Mathway (type in your problem and it solves it)
Square Root Calculator
Cube Root Calculator
Expression Simplifier
Helps you with Math
Easy unit converter
Any calculator you need
Algebra Solver
Scientific Calculator 
Cheat Sheet 

Science Help
All about space
Guides for more than 5,500 animal species
Improve you Geography knowledge
vast collection of historic images and videos
Symbols and their meanings
Comprehensive site for genetics and evolution
Lectures 
Lab Write Ups

Writing Help
Free Microsoft Word Equivalent
Writing Software Master post
Cant Remember A Word?
Bibliography Maker
Social Media Citation Guide
Earn A Cute Picture Of A Kitten For Writing
Writers Block?
Check Your Writing for Spelling and Grammatical Errors
Coffee Shop Sounds
Essay Structure Guide
Want To Know Who You Write Like?
Remember the Word
Alternatives to Said
Great Inspiration
Getting Inspired
Free Microsoft Word alternative
Dealing with writer’s block
Lay vs. lie
When to change paragraphs
Music for writing
Research and reading
How to write a kickass essay with ½ of the stress
How to write an essay
Guide to writing a basic essay
Essay writing: the basics
What makes a good essay?
How to google? (1) (2)
Writing tips
Harvard Writing Resources
Synonyms Masterpost
can’t find the right word?
Hemingway an online editor (It’s awesome)

Other Useful Stuff 

Citing
Bibme
Son of Citation Machine
Owl Purdue
How to write Bibliography

College tips
make a to do+doing+done board (I just did this and it is very helpful)
print sources nicely (1) (2)
recipes based on ingredients - recipepuppy
popular new headlines - newsmap.jp
ted.com
speed read - spreeder.com
white noise - simplynoise.com
plan sleep time - sleepyti.me
google like a boss - png / jpg
planetebook.com/ebooks 
readanybook.com
prezi.com 
collegepackinglist.com
Tips for college freshman
Know before college 
Preparing for a lecture

Productivity 
30/30 (app)
Essential productivity apps for any student*
Top 5 productivity apps for iOS (video)*
Top 5 productivity apps for Android (video)*
StayFocusd
Time Warp
Self Control (mac) blocks websites
The science of productivity (video)
The science of procrastination and how to manage it (video)
7 brain hacks to improve your productivity (video)
The simple science of getting more done (in less time)
Productivity tips
About power naps
How to pull an all-nighter effectively

Studying (Currently long but I will sort through at a later point)
Answering multiple choice questions
Apps for students
Basics for Efficient Studying
BBC Bitesize
Calculators
Check spelling and grammar
Coffitivity- sounds of a cafe
Convert Anything To Anything
Cornell note taking method
Coursera- Online courses for free.
Create flowcharts, network diagrams, ect.
Creating Effective Exam Cheat Sheets
Defeating Procrastination
Essay writing
Exam survival tips
Finals Help Guide
Finals survival guide
Flashcards
Free Flashcards Study Helper
Free online courses
Google books for research
Grammar Check
Guide on punctuation
Homework Help
How to answer exam questions
How to Read a Textbook
How to Review in Less Time
How to study
How to survive finals
How to take notes Masterpost
How to Underline/Highlight Effectively
How to write an essay
Inkflow Visual Notebook
Khan Academy- Learn anything.
Learning how to study
Making a good study guide
Memorizing dates
Momentum- Be motivated and organised.
Note taking like a pro
Notetaking Strategies
Online calculator
Online Ruler
open2study- Free online study for everyone.
Presentation Zen- A blog that helps you with your presentations.
Productive Study Break Tips
Pull an All Nighter & Do Well On Your Exam
Quizlet- Make flashcards and test yourself.
Reading Review, Highlighting, and Underlining
Research & Reading Tips
Scholarpedia
School survival guide
Science simplified
Simple and Not So Simple Proven Ways to Sharpen Memory
Solving Problems vs. Practicing Them 
Studyblue 
StudyBlue- Make online flashcards.
Studying for an important exam
Study Playlist 
Superb Study Guides and Mini Moleskines
Taking Notes Effectively and Practically
Test-taking Strategies
Test your vocabulary
The Benefits of Active Notetaking
The “Secret” to Doing Well in School
Thinking & Memorizing Tips
Time management
Tips and trick to help you get good grades
Triaging Your Assignments
Useful websites
Website Blocker- Remove temptation.
What NOT To Do When Studying
Wikiversity
Wolfram Alpha for research 
Youtube Crash Course
“Academic Disaster Insurance”
“Big Idea” Flashcards

Textbooks
Free textbooks
Text Book Nova
Textbooks
Textbooks  
Ebookee
Reddit
BookFinder
Medical Textbooks
Cookbooks to Text Books
Science/Math Textbooks
Business Textbooks
Tech Books
Greek and Roman Text in English
Art Books
Historical Fiction
History Books
Project Gutenberg
Bookbyte
Free Ebooks
Books
Books
Books
Books
Classic Books
Classic Books
Classic Books
Classic Books
Classic books and Reference and study guides
Classic books
Free Textbook Download Masterpost
Textbook Guide

Organization
My Study Life - It’s a planner to help you remember when your homework is due and stuff like that
Free printable planner
To do list
How to make a study schedule
Class folder organization
“Study Cove” Organization
Making a Detailed Study Schedule
The Work-Progress Journal
Quick Tip for Flashcard Organization
Scheduling Organization
College Plan Spreadsheet Template
Organizing Your Notes
Getting Yourself Together in College with Mental Illness
How to Organize Your Workspace

Stress Reliefs/Relaxng
stress analyst - relaxonline
calm.com
distract yourself
self-care tips
self-care for overstimulated nerves
softest legs
feel better
Thoughts Room
Panic & Anxiety Masterpost
Guided Relaxation
Stress Relievers
Chill Playlist
Cute Videos
The quiet place project
Feelings Masterpost

Useful Stuff
plan, budget, and manage daily finances
How to take a Standardized Test
How to Master Excel
Fact check politicians
Back to school Masterpost
What you didn’t learn in high school

IDK what to put these under but they're helpful too
Check The Safety Of Any Website
Download From 8tracks
Print Webpages Without the Clutter
Is This Website Down For Me Or Everyone?
Self Defense Tips
Chrome Extension Tells You Which Tab Is Playing Music
Prevent Hangovers
Bookmark Online Videos
1 Month Free of Amazon Prime
Netflix Recommendations
Becoming An Adult Masterpost
All The Audios You’ve Ever Reblogged
Stream/Watch Free TV/Movies
Never Hit A Dead End With A Broken Link
Downloadable PDF To-Do Lists
Watch Musicals
List Of Universities On Tumblr
Summer Studying
Back to School

Scholarship Masterpost

8/17/2015: Updated some parts. Alphabetized the study section and added in new links. If at any point you want something added in that isn’t here just send me an ask or submit it in the submit box.

6/1/2016: Currently working on the issue of the links disappearing. Hopefully I’ll have it fixed 

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

So we all know the college board is an actual piece of shit right? They overcharge for exams, to send CSS profiles to colleges, to send exam scores to colleges (and of course the colleges already have our scores because that’s why you keep getting mail saying omg your sat is so high pls apply), and they don’t even fucking give us a breakdown of our scores after we spend a couple hours taking their awful tests that are often designed so we fail them.
Anyways, it’s time to do something about it. AFTER we all get our AP scores this year, let’s ALL give the college board a piece of our minds. They won’t be able to do anything to us anymore - we’re done with their crap. We might not change anything, but at least we can annoy the fuck out of them.
So please reblog this and spread the word. Seniors, we’re gonna show the college board what we’re made of 👊🖕

Advice for high school FRESHMAN

You’ve just transitioned from middle school to high school! There’s going to be a lot of terminology and schedule changes you’re not familiar with. Here’s a quick breakdown of terms and other things you need to know:

   1.  AP Exams (Advanced Placement exams). These are college-level tests that are administered after you complete an AP course. Depending on the college, you may be able to use these credits to skip classes in college!

   2. “Double mod” or “Double period lunch”. Chances are, you’re going to have a day in the week where your lunch is used as a lab period. These are usually for bio, chem, envi-sci, physics, and sometimes comp sci. Other classes may do this as well!

   3.  Digital Notes- You may be allowed to use your laptop/tablet to take notes!

   4.  SAT/ACT- Standardized tests  that you should start preparing for in freshman year! More on that later.

   5.  SAT Subject Tests-More specific standardized tests that will also be discussed later.

These are kind of the big ones that I didn’t know about when I was a freshman. Honestly, I’m compiling a list of things I WISH I KNEW when I was a freshman.

     1. Grades matter!!! People will tell you that grades don’t really matter in your first year, especially the first quarter. DON’T LISTEN TO THEM, THAT IS A LIE. Don’t completely disregard your social life and definitely don’t forget to take care of your mental health, but do put some effort into your freshman year grades.

     2. It’s okay to be thinking about college during your first year. Actually, I highly recommend it. Try to narrow down your potential college interest to a subject (science, math, arts) so you can slowly stack up classes in that area!

     3. Keep your notes! You don’t know when you’re going to need them down the line!

     4. Start making good relationships with your teachers 😊 Chances are, during senior year when you need hundreds of recommendations, your freshman teachers will have a nostalgic and fun time writing you one!

     5. Slowly start studying for the SAT and ACT exams! These are very important if you want to get into college/university. ACT has a science section (along with math and English/reading) while SAT does without science. Buy a practice book for both the SAT and ACT and fiddle around with both until you find which test you prefer. Then focus on that specific one and practice!

     6. Try to make your GPA great from the beginning 😊 If you’re aiming for competitive colleges, they want to see good grades (coupled with challenging courses!)

     7. Do LOTS of activities. Don’t let go of all the hobbies/sports you enjoy doing! Not only will you be happy, you will have a great application for colleges to see.

     8. Start volunteering to not only make your application beautiful, but also to become a better person!

     9. Don’t be afraid to aim high. It’s okay to be the different student and have goals while being a freshman. Don’t let other people make you think otherwise.

     10. Become great friends with the other staff people (office ladies, secretaries, etc.) You will feel so much more comfortable in a school surrounded by people who greet you in a familiar manner! 

I hope this helps! I certainly wish I had something like this when I first started high school. I’ll be making sophomore, junior, and senior spinoffs, so get ready! I hope everyone is having a great April so far! Shoutout to my sister for making this header for me!!!

Two more chapters of AP Environmental, chapters 1-4 of The Great Gatsby, and WWI review tonight. Chapter 29 of APWH, AP Psych reading, and AP Lang essay tomorrow (along w/ chapters 5-9 of the Great Gatsby). This is what happens when you procrastinate, folks 😪✨

College Apps Gothic

The emails begin in sophomore year. The mailings follow shortly after. You do not know when the sense of creeping dread began. Maybe it has always been there.

The void of despair opens August 1st.

They track demonstrated interest. They track undemonstrated interest. They are always watching. When you open their email, the rustling in your walls gets louder, closer. They are here.

The brochure tells you that this college requires the SAT or ACT, two SAT subject tests, and the trial of darkness. Your GPA dictates the number of weapons you are allowed to bring with you. They only tell you the survival rate is better than Harvard’s.

You wake up one morning to a pile of college mail stacked neatly outside your door. You have not given your address to any college. How do they know where you sleep? How do they–

You may apply to this university under single choice early action, binding. The form smells like sulfur and your signature is red, too red. They do not tell you what you are bound to.

On your campus visit, you look around at the other visiting students. They stare back with lifeless eyes, deep shadows beneath their dead gazes. You see the same when you look into a mirror. You have not slept through the night for four years.

The tour guide’s smile is too wide, her teeth too sharp. You swear you hear her laugh grating an octave too low as she goes over the meal plans. She avoids the sun and when the light hits her eyes just right, you can see a glint of yellow.

Numbers haunt your dreams until you shiver awake, visions of SAT bubbles swimming before you. You do not know why you are required to fill them in with blood, or what machine they are sacrificed to.

No one you know has been accepted as an engineering major. No one, in fact, has ever been accepted as an engineering major. Still, thousands apply every year and are consumed by the void.

Reporting activities can help a college better understand your life outside of the classroom. Your activities may include arts, athletics, clubs, employment, personal commitments, arcane worship of the underworld,  fulfillment of pacts with elder gods, eternal screaming, and other pursuits. Do you have any activities that you wish to report?

You are no longer a name, only an AP number. The test proctor warns you that without these eight digits, you cannot access the rest of your existence.

The multiple choice answers are all option D.

The common app now has a supplemental option in which you may submit your soul. Applicants are reminded that they may select up to three colleges under this action, only one of which may be early decision.

Please describe your life to date, complete with documentation. You have 650 words.

A COOL NOTE ON COLLEGE, FOR THE GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

I know a lot of people are getting their college acceptance letters right now, and how exciting and nerve-wracking it can be!! But I also know that sometimes you don’t get into your first-choice school, and it can be a really unsettling experience for your life goals and perceptions of yourself, especially if you’re an intense overachiever and life-planner.

So, as a friendly note that you can either take or leave, I’m gonna tell you why the school you get into doesn’t matter. Because I, too, was one of the high-strung, Ivies-or-die, “I don’t care if I hate the school, I’m going there to prove to myself that I am worthy” trash heaps. I’d had my entire life planned out since 7th grade, and the first step in that plan was to go to Princeton, get a Ph.D. in some haughty nuance of American history, and validate everything my obsessive-compulsive self had bled, sweated, and cried for since the day I refused to hand in a kindergarten assignment without white-outing a tiny smudge.

I applied to five schools, almost entirely tiny liberal arts colleges, two of them already written off because their acceptance rate was higher than 30%, and I didn’t get into either of my first choices. And I’m not ashamed to tell you, comrades, that I absolutely //lost it.// I spent months berating myself, questioning my future, running circles in my mind like a RAVING LUNATIC, because I thought I’d ruined everything. I more or less dreaded telling people I was going to Gettysburg, because in my stupid, narrow little mind, Gettysburg was a mark of my failure.

But last August comes around, and September, October, on and on, and I’m living out here in Pennsyltucky, and…I love it? I love this town with my entire heart–I love watching the sunsets on the battlefield; I love singing?? Civil War songs?? With one of my history professors?? when he plays them before class; I love looking at Penn Hall in the evening light; I love that people walk around Servo in forage caps; and I love the history community here, even if it’s so hardcore it does intimidate the hell out of me sometimes.

I might not get the Ivy League bragging rights, but I get to screech over the episode of The Office where DM does GB. I get to eat my Dan Sickles burger at The Blue and Grey, have semi-religious moments of enlightenment at the Peace Light, and reassure myself that whenever something is lurking in the shadows, it’s probably just another statue of Abraham goshdarned Lincoln. I gave up black and orange for blue and orange, but I found a new spirituality, purpose, and sense of place here at Gettysburg.

So maybe you didn’t get into the school you thought you wanted to go to, but maybe you’re gonna go to the school you needed to go to. Maybe you’ll find a new passion or a new meaning in life. Maybe you’ll find people that force you to assert your own belief in yourself, or you’ll be thrown for a loop that’ll make you stronger in the long run. Maybe you’ll end up at your Gettysburg, and you’ll realize that everything is falling into place, even if you didn’t control it. But just…give it a chance.

Buck up and pack your bags, because the world’s happening, you’re getting swept along, and sometimes, it’ll take you to places better than the ones you’d hoped and planned for. Just give it a chance.