101 Other Study Tips

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  1. Some of these tips contradict the past 101 tips, be willing to change your study routine, it might be more successful for you
  2. If you have to live through an all nighter then play music that keeps you awake, house music is good at this
  3. Only use other peoples notes as a reference for yours, make your own notes
  4. Making flashcards for your entire course at the end of the year, trust me it helps
  5. Or a word document
  6. If you make a word document don’t send any to your classmates until you have finished them all, because they definitely will ask you for notes
  7. Coming up to exams set a number of hours you are studying so there’s a concrete goal
  8. Or if you revise subject by subject make sure these goals are concrete
  9. Actively focus on each word as you read
  10. Don’t lose this focus
  11. When all else fails with remembering statistics, just write them out on a whiteboard until you remember them
  12. This goes for sequences as well, I don’t know how else you could remember the Ornithine Cycle
  13. Organise your notes by class, keep them clearly separate
  14. The same goes for subjects, if it’s a large amount of notes for your subject, have a notebook for each topic area or module
  15. If it’s a shorter subject, separate your book with bookmarks
  16. When revising at the end of the year, go through your notebook and put tabs on the pages of things you don’t understand as much
  17. Go through these tabs first, or focus on them more heavily, whilst covering everything else
  18. If you can’t keep up an aesthetic bullet journal have a cute one you do at the end of the day and then your schedule journal that’s more plain or on your phone
  19. Go back and do your highlighting or decoration of notes the day after
  20. Set up some general goals at the start of each term of month
  21. Write out things that will make you feel better and motivate you in your folder or somewhere you can get them
  22. Look for failures by ‘perfect’ students, don’t judge them for it, just remember everyone fails sometimes
  23. Try and keep your study space bright
  24. A lot of people find it encouraging to have a pretty study space
  25. Exercise a little in your study breaks
  26. Or socialise, it helps
  27. Read a bit of a book or long publication every day to keep your reading skills sharp
  28. Learn to appreciate subjects that are not yours
  29. Think of what you’re learning outside of your subject, say you’re studying Climate Change, look at things other than what’s specified in your course
  30. Print out articles or journals you need to read
  31. Or otherwise store them in a folder on your phone or computer
  32. Bring your food with you when you’re studying
  33. But don’t eat it straight away as you’ll have no food
  34. Clear your study space before every studying session
  35. The night before you go into school or college, plan what studying you’ll do with your library or free time
  36. Put things that need resources in college first
  37. Reducing the amount of books you need to bring in is also a factor, there’s no point bringing in your massive English Lit folder when you could do your Maths that you have a lesson for anyway
  38. If you don’t work well at home, search for library spaces for as many hours of the day and days of the week as possible
  39. Don’t starve yourself of things you like or want to do. If you just want to stalk Instagram then plan this to be in your break
  40. Put your phone on silent and turn it upside down if you don’t want to turn it off
  41. Set yourself a goal to take studyblr pictures, the pressure of getting a picture has made me study every day last year, even though I always got too embarrassed to take any
  42. Studying outside is refreshing if you can put up with the bugs
  43. It’s also usually quieter than inside spaces if you’re struggling
  44. If comfort helps you wear something comfy
  45. If looking good gives you confidence, then do that. Also, winged eyeliner has a magical ability to make something casual or weird into ‘a look’
  46. Always have tissues in your bag
  47. If carrying several binders is too much, have one binder that you take out and keep the others at home
  48. Power naps are possible and great if you have the willpower
  49. If you can, scan relevant articles to your subject and put them into your folder with your notes
  50. Look for cheap notebooks for your lecture notes, you’ll probably bin them anyway
  51. Aim to have all the work that was set that week done by the weekend
  52. Or alternatively, by the Friday night so you can go out and get hammered without regrets
  53. If you catch yourself procrastinating stop whatever you’re doing, even if it was unfinished. A few minutes to finish will become hours
  54. Use textbooks from different exam boards to yours to get a fuller picture
  55. Buy one of those large bags of pens, somehow they all disappear during the year
  56. Work out how many hours you should and could be doing a week. 
  57. Treat studying like your job, do as many hours you would do if you were working
  58. Work out if breaks for several hours a day or a whole day off is a better type of rest for you
  59. For group projects take the lead straight away if no one else does
  60. Have a group discussion or document, put things onto it often, keep bugging people until they do something. 
  61. Try to understand where everyone else is coming from on the group projects
  62. And don’t do everything. If you ask someone to do something, don’t go and do it for them after they’ve done it.
  63. Group chats for your classes can also be good. Sometimes it is just banter but a lot of good resources can also be shared
  64. Honestly use your student support services as much as possible
  65. Ignore that they are sometimes patronising, if you stop asking for their help then it might be harder to get when you really need it. 
  66. Start studying as soon as you get home. 
  67. When scheduling, schedule in the stuff you like doing and do for a rest as well
  68. Do as few hours at work as you can. Get enough money to live comfortably, but be willing to turn down overtime if you’re busy studying
  69. Don’t get so drunk that you can’t work the next day if you really need to. 
  70. Be realistic about how much you’re doing. Don’t underestimate it, it only stresses you out more. 
  71. Sign up to sites that are there to help students with studying, money, jobs, the next step, etc. 
  72. Ask for student discount everywhere. Most places just need a photo and expiry dates for it to be valid. 
  73. Ask people on tumblr for advice. 
  74. Scratch that, ask lots of people on tumblr for advice, as they will all give you different options and advice, so you can try out several things
  75. Learn touch-typing. Or at least learn part of it. Even if you don’t learn everything, you’ll probably incorporate into your typing and be faster. 
  76. Do the assigned reading, but not the extra reading. Unless you have a lot of time to do so. 
  77. Don’t study too much on the day of your exam. Save your energy. 
  78. Always look for the less time consuming and efficient method
  79. Learn from your failures and identify what went wrong
  80. But also remember what you learnt from your failures, how you were improved by it
  81. If you get rejected by your dream university, don’t let this stop you studying, get on with it and get the best thing possible for you
  82. Do your referencing as you go, it saves a lot of time
  83. Check if your resources are reliable, credible publishers, medical organisations and universities often are most reliable
  84. Use sticky notes to highlight the most important facts in your notes
  85. Sticky notes are also good for taking notes inside of a textbook
  86. Keep all your flashcards in one place so they don’t get everywhere
  87. If you’re not sure of an answer in a test then go for your gut feeling
  88. Read everything in your test through twice
  89. When choosing essay questions, write a short plan for each and decide which one is best
  90. Exercise in the mornings to wake you up, even if this is just walking to somewhere
  91. Change up your study space if you’ve been studying in the same spot in the library for 7 hours, go to a different desk
  92. Space out when you schedule your working enough that you don’t get burnt out from doing 4 essays in two days
  93. When you schedule to do something, finish it. Don’t leave that unfinished
  94. Do your work before you do your leisure, if you can
  95. Don’t listen too much to what people who aren’t studying your subject are saying. Often they are just making it up from their presumptions
  96. But do listen to people who would know, your tutors, lecturers, teachers, older students. 
  97. Keep your revision notes from exams and look over them before term starts again in holidays
  98. Start doing this a few weeks before, you can’t do it all the night before
  99. Drink plenty of water so you don’t get dehydrated. Have a bottle so you don’t have to pay for it while you’re out
  100. Always keep the next step in mind when you’re working, what will be happening in a year, two years?
  101. Don’t focus on boys or girls too much. No matter how much you care now, you won’t care so much later. 

So one time at uni my friend came over and asked how I always have my shit together and I realised that I’m actually super organised. I do a few things before I go to bed every night that help me for the next day, so here goes:

Plan your outfit the night before

I like to maximise my sleep-in time in the morning, so before I go to bed I prepare an outfit for the next day. Check the weather before you do this so you don’t end up wearing a skirt when it’s -10 degrees outside.

Prepare your lunch

This is really simple and saves money so why not? I usually make myself a sandwich, pick a couple of snacks and fill up a drink bottle. Bonus tip for lazy people (aka me): make 5 sandwiches on Sunday night and freeze them all, so you can quickly grab your lunch in the morning and leave. …This does work better if you toast your sandwich at lunch time though.

Pack your bag

If you tend to forget things, this is probably the most important. Put everything you need for the next day in the bag you’ll be using so you can grab it and go in the morning. Check what classes you have on for the next day and pack accordingly. Don’t forget your lunch, keys, ID & wallet!

Make a to do list

Grab a piece of paper and write down everything you could possibly to tomorrow. Then highlight the three most important tasks. These are your ‘must do’ tasks for the day, so make a start on them first thing in the morning. You tend to be more productive with a plan of attack.

Plan your day

I personally prefer a physical paper planner for this, but a digital one or a blank sheet of paper will suffice. Start by scheduling your appointments and responsibilities and then fill in the other things you hope to accomplish as per your to do list. Make sure you include buffer time to travel to places, and incase your assignments/other work takes longer than expected (and it always does!).

Tidy your study space

I am one of those people who absolutely cannot focus in a messy room. A quick tidy of your desk can help minimize distractions and keep you on task!

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Taurus: short sleeve tshirt & boyfriend jeans

Cancer: b&w pocket shorts & blazer

Leo: denim shorts & top

Virgo: cami top & skinny leggins

Libra:  camo dress & d’orsay flats

Scorpio: v neck bodysuit & zigzag line skirt

Sagittarius: two piece outfit & black sandals

Capricorn:  denim jumpsuit & ribbed t-shirt

Aquarius: platform boots & dress

Pisces:  ripped jeans & tshirt

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since I live near a lot of pokestops and suffer from an embarrassment of riches I thought I should share this information

  • it is possible for your bag to fill up
  • you have a capacity of 350 items and if you have 100 pokeballs, that’s almost 1/3 of your bag
  • if your bag is full, pokestops will not drop any items
  • however, you still get exp and credit for checking in at a pokestop even if your bag is full
  • so it’s still worth it to check in for leveling up purposes

okay that’s all feel free to hate me for living in a heavily populated urban center

Murphy’s Law in the Gym
  • Your iPod will die the moment you step on a treadmill
  • Every single hair tie you own will magically disintegrate once placed in a gym bag
  • If you bring a water bottle, someone will have the same one and put it next to yours
  • All of your gym clothes will be perfectly packed. Except one sock.
  • No matter which locker you choose, someone will be using the one above, below and/or beside it, inevitably leading to an awkward half-naked “excuse me”

basically random people on the internet shouldn’t be your emotional punching bag

if most of your interactions on the internet consist of being bitter towards everyone over everything, regardless of whether or not it’s deserved, it’s time to take a step back probably