A Stash of Tiny Study Tips


  • Create realistic goals: get ___ grade on next ____
  • Manageable let down; get back on track
  • Keep track of grades: focused, know where stand, no surprises
  • Start small
    • Low risk confidence builders
  • Take time to relax/give self rewards
    • Days off, breaks, rewards
    • All work & no play =/= living
  • Little organization goes a long way
  • Reward achievements!
  • Keep balance with exercise, clubs, friends
    • 2h/d: friends and exercise
  • Remember that hard work pays off
    • Isn’t a breeze to try to get a 4.0 GPA; but it’s possible
    • You’re smart enough and can achieve it
    • 90% there with these tips, 10% is just pure hard work
  • Only chill on weekends
    • Monday-Friday: school mode
    • Have time for some fun
    • If work as hard as should during week, will need weekends to blow off steam
  • Be self-motivated
    • Grades can matter, not everything, but follow through on what needs to be done
    • Not most important part of college but underperform? You will regret it
    • GPA cutoffs exist and matter to employers
    • College is full of distractions and opportunities
    • Nobody will hold hand and the work will suck but all the prouder of yourself to be
      • Suck it up, buckle down, get it done
        • If think need break, probably don’t
  • Turn off the little voice
    • Realize not alone in questioning ability
    • Avoid people who tend to burst bubbles no matter what 
  • Physical triggers to stop
    • Incentive to get something done when know have something else during the day
    • Don’t have a gaping abyss of study time
  • Work has to get done, in the end
    • Books, examiners, and especially your future self isn’t going to care about your excuses for not doing the work
    • Take the first step
      • It will almost be fictional how hard you thought the task was going to be
      • Just keep going because you simply can’t afford NOT to do anything today, nonzero days
      • Leeway, don’t give your perfectionism control over your life


  • Sleep! Think and function, mind & body
    • CAN sleep if keep up with coursework instead of procrastinating
    • Will miss out on some fun stuff
    • Need to stay awake in class
    • Figure out what need for full speed
    • Stay relaxed
  • Stay physically healthy
    • Diet and exercise
    • 1 hour exercise during week
    • Weekends off
  • Traditional breakfast not necessary if value extra sleep
  • Systematic habits: neat, prepared
  • Master material
    • Look for real world applications
    • Learning is a process: be patient, don’t expect to master off the bat
  • Designate study area and study times
  • Do trial runs
    • Practice tests
    • Ask a TA to listen to your oral performance
    • Study groups
  • Don’t copy other people’s psets and solutions


  • Spiral bound notebook, can color code with folders/etc if need be
    • Lecture notes: front to back
    • Reading notes: back to front (if fall behind on)
    • Seminar notes: mixed in with lecture notes, different pen color/labeled
    • Outline format
      • Bullet points for everything
    • Same NB for one set of class notes, separate notebooks for all classes
  • 5-subject notebook
    • Midterm and exam material in it
    • Mesh sources, study guide
    • All study material from week/month in one place
  • Pick the right major
    • Indulge in favorite hobby feeling
  • Pick professors & classes wisely
    • Take a small class
    • Pick classes that interest you so studying doesn’t feel torturous
      • Want to learn


  • Prioritize class by how can affect GPA
    • More credits: more weight
  • Work enough to get an A in your easy classes: take something good at
    • Don’t settle, don’t slack off, don’t put in minimal effort to get that B/C. Just put in a tiny bit more effort to ensure A
    • Will have harder classes and need to counteract
  • Take electives can ace
    • Anything but an A in an elective is kinda mean and an unnecessary hit for your GPA


  • Get to know teaching style: focus most on, lecture/notes
  • Pick and follow a specific note taking format
    • Outline
    • Date each entry
    • Capture everything on board
  • Decide productivity system
    • Google Cal
    • Todoist
    • Agenda: remind meetings, class schedule, important dates/midterms/quizzes/tests, no homework 
      • Always wanted to be prepared
      • Rarely last minute
      • Have plan, stay focused
    • Homework notebook
      • Good redundancy
  • Study syllabus
    • Know it thoroughly
    • Plot all due dates after class
    • Penalize if fail to abide by
  • Study the hardest for the first exam
    • Seems counterintuitive
    • Hardest/most important test
    • Pay attention to content and formatLess pressure: just need ___ on final to keep my A 
    • Easy to start high and keep high
  • Go into crunch mode at the beginning
    • End softly
    • Get plenty of sleep, exercise, and good food in the finals days before the exam


  • Get to know professors: go to office hours, care about grades/course/them
    • Easier ask for help, rec letter
    • Get to know interests and what they think is important
    • Figure out their research interests, 60% of their job is research
    • Learning is dynamic
    • Discussion helps
  • Get feedback early when not sure what doing
    • Take comments constructively
  • Consistent class participation: ask questions, give answers, comment when appropriate
    • Understand material
  • Find a study buddy in each class: don’t have to study with
    • Somebody can compare notes with, safety net
    • Pick somebody who attends, participates, and take notes regularly
    • Make some friends
  • Participate as fully as can in group activities
    • Be involved
    • Learn – not be taught
  • Be punctual
    • Good impression, on human professors
  • Skipping class =/= option: It’s “cool” to get attendance award
    • Make all the classes: it’s hard to feel confident when missing key pieces
    • Get full scope of class, everything will make a lot more sense and save a lot of time in long run
    • Mandatory class: higher graduating cumulative GPA
    • Go to class when no one else does/want to show up, reward
    • Get to know professor, what’s on test, notice, r/s build, material not in reading
    • Unless optional and super confusing professor
  • Sit in one of the first rows
    • Don’t fall asleep
    • Fake interest if you have to
  • Tutors


  • Take notes! Provided is bare minimum, accessed by students who aren’t attending lecture
    • Based on lecture and what read –> test; it’ll be worth it
    • Write it down
    • By hand
    • Bored? Doodle instead of going online
  • Read all assigned–even if need to skim
    • Seems cumbersome and maybe impossible
    • Figure out what’s important
    • Look at the logical progression of the argument/what’s important/what trying to prove
    • Understand everything that you do read–even if don’t read everything
    • PIck 2 examples from text per topic
  • Complete course material on time
    • Begin as soon as possible
      • Sometimes it’s just straight up impossible
    • Have it look attractive
  • Library doesn’t just mean = study
    • Social media in the library is still social media
  • Confusion is terrible
    • Read other textbooks, review course material @ another uni/by another professor, google the shit out of it
  • Review
    • Do not wait, do throughout semester
  • Exam prep
    • Ask for model papers, look at style & structure, thesis, how cite
    • Get old tests
      • Look at type of questions (detail level and structure)
      • Can solve old exams cold
      • If give out paper exams in class: probs won’t repeat questions, focus more on concepts but still learn the questions
    • Have class notes and psets down cold
      • Do all the practice problems
      • Read through notes a few times; rewrite into a revision notebook
        • Highlight major topics and subtopics
        • Different highlighter for vocab terms
        • Overall picture, go from concept to detail
          • Look at overall context and how specific idea fit into whole course
          • Ideas, don’t memorize all your notes
    • Better understand = more able to use and manipulate info and remember it. Understand = manipulation.
      • Charts, diagrams, graphs
      • Lists
      • Practice drawing labeled structures
      • Flash cards for memorization
        • Every school requires some degree of grunt memorization
        • Say it aloud, write it down
        • Get friends to quiz you
      • Self-test: severely challenge self, have a running collection of exam questions
      • Explain difficult concepts to your friends; force yourself to articulate the concept
    • Never pull an all-nighter
      • Do not spend every hour studying up to the exam
      • Eat, shower, sleep
    • Don’t wait until night before exam to study
      • Prep takes time even if reviewed throughout semester
    • Ask about format–don’t ask the professor to change it for you
    • Law of College: it will be on the exam if you don’t understand it
      • Ask professor, internet, textbooks
  • Night before exam
    • Jot what want to remember/have fresh
    • Read through in morning/before exam
    • Physical prep
      • Sleep, have test materials
  • Day of exam
    • Don’t cram every single spare minute
    • Go to bathroom before exam
    • Never miss an exam/lie to get more time
      • You won’t be any more ready 2-3 days after when supposed to have taken it
  • Slay exam. Get A. 


  • Friday morning: go through each syllabus, write down in HW notebook
  • All hw during weekend; study/reading assignments during week
  • Save everything
  • Divide big tasks into small pieces to help propel self
  • Standard study schedule: block off lectures, labs, regular commitments
    • Note the weeks that have assignments and tests that will require extra studying
    • Don’t oscillate too heavily every day with study times (i.e. don’t study 2-3 hours for weeks and then 10-12 hour days right before an exam)
    • Eat and sleep to make more extended work periods liveable and enjoyable


  • Set an amount of time would like to study every day
    • Try to study most days
    • Avoid vague/zoned out studying –> waste of time
    • Do a little bit daily but don’t let studying be your whole day
  • Review notes: 30mins/day, each class from that day
    • Look at important ideas/vocab
      • Prioritize new vocab because language is most fundamental and important tool in any subject
      • Circle abbreviations and make yourself a key somewhere so you don’t forget what the hell that abbreviations meant
      • Check spelling
    • Rewrite/reorganize notes if necessary
      • Format of ideas is just as important as the concepts themselves, esp. when it comes time for exam review
    • This helps you retain the material so you’ll be ahead next time you walk into class
    • Chance to ID any knowledge gaps that you can ask about for next class
  • Keep up with reading
    • Skim text before lecture or at least main topic sentences
    • Jot down anything don’t understand; if lecture doesn’t clarify, ask the professor
    • After lecture: skim again, outline chapter, make vocab flashcards
    • Highlight similar class and lecture notes
      • will definitely be tested on
    • Review and make study questions
  • Study
    • Disconnect from anything irrelevant to study material: help focus and your GPA
    • Don’t limit studying to the night
      • Study whenever, wherever between classes
        • Variety helps focus and motivation
      • Especially if tired at night and can’t transition between subjects
    • Try to study for a specific subject right before/after the class

i think that in being antifa, it’s useful to understand how people become nazis. Once ages ago I backread the blog of a nazi on here all the way to the beginning out of morbid curiosity, and I learned a lot from that reading. His parent are “liberal”, he used to be “liberal”, even an sjw according to him. I see a lot of other fascists, both current and former fash, whove said the same thing.

I can see paths in my life in which, had things gone differently, I was at risk of being indoctrinated. Fortunately it didn’t happen, but even though I always hated nazis since the holocaust/ww2 was and is personal to me, for much of my life it was in a more liberal way and I did not become truly antifa, that is nuanced, radical and understanding in my hatred of them, until like 2013.

this by the way i think is why liberals, politically ignorant people, etc, are at risk of being indoctrinate by fascists who just happen to use the right words to play to their insecurities and win people over. Thats also why i think its important that leftists try to win over their liberal friends if they can (whether or not its feasible to do so depends on the situation), and it will be necessary to have a little patience, speak to their concerns/experiences and find common ground with them in order to do that. (And frankly, you’re not going to find common ground with people by saying stalin is good and making gulag jokes, but i digress)

Like most polish youths, I was originally indoctrinated into the polish national victim complex, the narrative of history that frames the polish people only as victims, never as perpetrators, and as being noble for having suffered, like christ on the cross. I didn’t know anything about this until like maybe last year or something when I learned the term “christ of nations” for this complex and started thinking about it and how polish nationalist narratives happen to relate to my own family situation.

So i suspect that back when I was politically ignorant and didn’t know anything about any of this, a white nationalist could have indoctrinated me by not using nazi language, but by using polish nationalist language, pan-slavic nationalist language. I felt (and still feel) out of touch with my heritage (Diaspora Problems™) so pan-slavic nationalists could have easily played to that.

Fortunately I never met far right polish nationalists (or at least people i knew to be far right polish nationalists) until a lot later, just frustrating liberal/conservative people who grew up with the narratives normally. but if I had, im not sure what might have happened.

bleh tldr: it’s ok to understand the things you hate and in fact I believe it is practically beneficial to fighting hate.

the NHL don’t cry challenge
  • goalies getting scored on in big games
  • post game interviews for teams after they’ve lost in the stanley cup final
  • locker clean out interviews with players who won’t be coming back
  • reading the trade logs 

amarits  asked:

You know I use tumblr almost exclusively on my phone but I never use the app because it’s the worst thing ever created. Mobile tumblr on a browser works just fine, minus tumblr constantly calling me a baby for not wanting their app.

honestly, the only good update to mobile i can recall was finally adding in the ability to add images to text posts. but even then, i only use the app to post pics/screenshots? i don’t know how anyone can actually browse when the app

  • consistently does weird html shit that fucks up paragraph breaks and makes raw code appear in chat posts
  • doesn’t hide readmores unless they’re in a reblog
  • unless the readmore is in an ask, in which case the text is inexplicably cut off without any actual link to indicate that there’s more to the post
  • doesn’t have a post button on the drafts page? you have to go into the edit interface? which sometimes breaks the whole post, which you had carefully drafted, because of the aforementioned html problem?
  • the total inability to tell if someone’s shitposting or if images have fucked up again
  • it literally uses more bandwidth than just looking at your dash in a mobile browser, how the fuck does that work
  • flattens the ‘tag’ and ‘search’ interfaces in such a way that if you try to check a tag on mobile, you will see every post that includes those words regardless of whether it was tagged
  • combined with the readmore problem that means people who want to, idk, vent about how much they hate cilantro can put their post behind a cut and leave it untagged and still have it show up for any mobile user that tries to check #cilantro, the only solution to which is to insert random punctuation into words and names like you’re having a stroke in order to keep randos from starting shit
  • there’s no ‘local’ drafts, so when a post fails to upload it just disappears into the fucking void instead, until it posts five times because there was no way to cancel its repeated attempts
  • that weird html thing also causes bullet points to fuck up all the time, this post is probably a travesty
  • automatically resizes every image in a text post to the width of the app, no matter how small, resulting in huge blurry weird shit
  • literally no option for pagination so if you want to backread your dash you just have to endless scroll for as long as it will let you before it fucking breaks
  • converts all tags to lowercase, including in the suggestion bar, so there’s no way of knowing if it will show up in all caps on desktop
  • no way to tag asks (i’m p sure this still requires xkit for some goddamn reason, like this isn’t basic functionality, whenever xkit breaks i cannot use this website)
  • no notifications for asks, and asks don’t get marked as read on mobile, which sometimes means getting on the computer and seeing a frankly terrifying number on the inbox icon
  • notifications on mobile just break at a certain point, so it has never been possible on mobile to just check your activity page, you have to go to your own blog and click the notes on every post that looks like someone might have said something if you want to see what’s up

i could go on but god isn’t this enough

pohjolanlouhi  asked:

omg, this is so random, and I'm sorry, but I was backreading and saw the post about Bäckström being a startled cat, and I COULD NOT AGREE MORE because I actually named my cat Nicky after him because she's got such stare-y, startled eyes and face, lmao!!

NICKLAS, LOOK LIKE A CAT? I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT. Neither do you because it’s been a billion years since you sent me this I’m sorry

anonymous asked:

Suggest Blogs? :)

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Paki-follow na lang din ng mga hindi ko nasama. Enjoy and Goodmorning to all

nawawalangmata  asked:

hi pwede ka ba magsuggest ng mga personal blogs na pwede ko ifollow? thank you~

Follow them here:

#1 @unwrapping - official Tumblr blog

Mga brokenhearted kamo:
@writerfromneverland - Ito kamo mahilig sa short hair. Mahilig sa aso. Reserved kana sa labrador ko.
@scribbledxthoughts - Ito papakainin ko ng ampalaya na may itlog.
@babaengloyal - Sya may ari ng isang donut company.
@findingcassiopeia - Hyuna. Look alike nya.
@heolmium - Kla. My sibling. You are enough okay?
@kokoshanel - Shan. Beautiful though.
@jinibabe - Jini? O Jean? Aba ito dapat magkaroon ng boyfriend na aalagaan sya. Ganon. O meron na nga.
@ex-masbitterpasakape - Ito rin broken to. Bigyan ko to ng tsaa e.
@yadsendew - Hello.
@yourtoothfairy - This is her. Haha.
@yourcinderea - Usap tayo.
@unseendimple - Broken talaga to. Walang pera. Broke pala.
@unjellugh - Maria. My friend. CEO tatay nya.
@irrelevantkaloy - Fafa to.
@itshillaryanne - Hillary! Hi.
@ishkalicious - Eean ko.
@ishaaanana - Broken talaga to. Ewan ko.
@pettywaf - Isa pa itong broken. Hamunin mo sya ng suntukan talo ka.
@pinkpower–ranger - Ito yung ka love team ng red ranger. Promise. Chix to.
@pinaasang-umasa - Double ba negative? Hoy. Wag mo saktan sarili mo.
@pleasesmilewheneveryoureadthis - Partida. I can type her url without using my eyes. Hahaha.
@alykabok - Masasapak ko to kapag nanghugot na naman to.
@discovraging - Here! I love her blog. ❤️
@deeeeette - Isa pa tong broken. Papakainin ko ng maraming pizza.
@dakilangkyut - Title palang alam mo na. Hindi totoo. Hahaha.
@forgottenfeeelings - Arouch. Aray + ouch.
@girlbehindthisblog - Sya na po tala. Promise.
@georgianne - Follow mo rin ito.
@heeeymich - Hoy Mich! Active ako sa Instagram mo.
@her-broken-pieces - Nakakalungkot posts nya. Jombagin mo sya.
@haha-huhu - Sino to?
@jaaasmeyn - Jasmine. Helloo.
@jazthefrustratedblogger - Alam mo, sa sobrang lungkot mo, wait, chix to. Chix to!
@jvpereiraaaaa - Fafa moto.
@kenfluenza - Wag.
@kaayythdeguia - Sa sobrang lungkot nya, hindi sya napapaiyak ng sinuyas kapag naghihiwa.
@xsavedprincess - Sya po ang prinsesang nakaupo sa tasa.
@vitaminceeeee - Sya ang gamot sa sipon at ubo.
@backreader - Joms. Maganda po sya.
@barefoot-bruised - Ano te, sad kaparin ba?
@biaxmarcellano - You are worthy.
@ngitizoned - Marsh! Maganda po sya. Promise.
@mapangarap - Sya ang papangarap sayo.
@walang-forever - Ay si ateng ganda. ❤️
@eyeleeex - Sya na po ang magbubuos ng saya.
@ehkasibata - Tumatanda na po tayo kahit walang tayo.
@elysianxreveries - Marga ng buhay ko. 😂
@extrmawsmness - Hinahanap.
@eveaaaaah - Iba. Eva.
@engrhobbit - Malungkot din sya.
@engrjuana - Kaano-ano mo yung nasa taas?
@rawwwrrrrrrrrrr - Eye of the tiger.
@rcmllfrvr - Wow.
@renzihills - Woww.
@rizzaaaabonana - Wowww.
@tawaginmoakongpepay - Hello Pepay. Sinamakita.
@tinkerclang - Tunog ni Tinker sa DOTA.
@youremyyouniverse. - Rica? Oo nga.
@pickyeaterlass - Yesss.
@pizzafiasco - Si. Friend ko to sa fb.
@sorry-gago-lang - Broken na broken na broken to. Hindi.
@dauntlesssdemiigod - Sya na po ang Dyosa. Ng. *secret.
@faceless-man - Awwwwwww.
@georgianne - Georgina ikaw ba yan?
@gurlpuyat - Wag mo pagpuyatan hindi ka mahal.
@herwildmusings - Hi!
@herlitteredletters - She deserves to be loved.
@hindikitakilala - I don’t know her.
@concealedpersona - I recommend her talaga. ☺️
@sdkulas - Si fafa.
@bibisoy - What?
@nucleonion - Magaling po sya. Magmahal. Masaktan.
@madramangsisa - Crispin? Basilio?
@magic-kissed - She is!

Hindi magreblog ay papangit ng 1 week. Totoo to.

anonymous asked:

could you plz inform me what was the backlash they got when the trailer was revealed? i was pretty involved in the phandom but i didn't feel like there were any? or maybe i was just being rly ignorant idk

I wasn’t actually in fandom at the time but most of the friends I have who were around and heavily involved then still carry a grudge, so that’s where my opinion was formed from (and backreading threads on a forum for that time). 

Basically they didn’t upload a gaming video for almost three weeks beforehand so everyone had spent a month going ‘wtf where are they why did they abandoned us completely’ and then out of nowhere they post this really professionally done scripted and acted promotional video announcing a book and a tour and everyone was confused, frustrated, worried that they were selling out because up to this point Dan and Phil not being in on the youtuber book trend was something phandom felt kind of proud of, and felt kind of betrayed at the fact that Dan and Phil had stopped uploading videos and not kept them in the loop at all. 

It got such a weird/harsh response that they made a second video the next day that was just them sitting on their couch and they talked about it, and I think that one comforted a lot of people. It was an example of Dan and Phil really incorrectly judging the temperature of the audience. 

(I still feel bad because watching the making of video makes it obvious how much effort Dan put into that commercial for it and how proud he was of it… he even teased originally at there being a ‘making of’ the book/tour promo video but I think since it was so unpopular he just scrapped the idea and never posted it.) 

A Master-post of blogs to follow: (Part 2)

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Some personal blogs also write some lovely pieces so I hope this will suffice.

zarosian  asked:

Ok ok i was backreading and I read a submission that reminded me of something I saw a couple weeks ago. Was minding my business, I think I was either on self-check or a register next to it. Customer walks by with a shopping cart, and they have a baby with them. I only got a glimpse but I saw it move so. This wouldn't be a problem, but, the thing is, this person didn't put anything to cushion the baby in there. Just a baby laying sideways on the bare seat/front basket. Wtf, customers

Bitty Adopts Tater Like He Did Chowder

Stay with me here.

Aside from them having food names, Chowder and Tater are like adorable rays of sunshine who will fuck you up on the rink. Both of them really like Jack. More importantly, both are a long way from home.

Of course, Bitty would mother the fuck out of Tater. What the hell kind of question was that? He and Jack are the least subtle boyfriends ever in the history of secret relationships.

So say Jack talks about how Tater seems a bit down and maybe he’s feeling homesick? Bitty doesn’t even think twice about it. Because that sweet Russian ray of sunshine. He researches Russian dishes that could survive the trip to Providence and he sends Jack a care package for Tater (along with things for Jack himself).

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

hi hello, i was wondering. how do i get into podsa fandom if i haven't kept up very well with podsa? listened to keepin it 1600 a bit during election season and i've listened to sooome of podsa but. is there a primer or anything? essential things to know?? re-intro to the "characters"? thanks!

there isn’t really a primer that i know of except for @jonlovett‘s tag urself and sort of this post i did but that’s mainly a guide to what they look like. favs is unnaturally beautiful, idealistic, and about to get married. mostly a soothingly smooth talker but sometimes garbles his words, maybe to compensate for his face. self-identifies as “the sometimes sappy one.” tommy is the foreign policy guy, very smart, privately anxious, and has the best crooked media pod t b h. self-identifies as “that overly serious one.” both of them are in love with/on the verge of murdering cynical ranting russian agent impersonator jon lovett, who has the best theme song. 

there are some overview articles out there, but if you wanna get a bead on their personalities aside from just listening to the pod, read their twitters!! crucial flirting, #jokes, and indignation. maybe find a podsa blog you like and backread? tbh i didn’t start listening to keeping it 1600 until a few weeks before the election when i tried it on a rec from lixdexia, i still haven’t backlistened any earlier, and there’s a lot i don’t know. but then every once in a while i idly google and learn something ridiculous like this:

mATH?? it’s all an exciting journey of discovery. join us.