class 24

when I was in third grade I was insanely popular because at the end of second grade I beat up this kid who everyone hated.  it was self-defense because he pushed me when I was on the swings.  anyway, I was super popular now and my class had like 24 kids in it and 22 liked me.  but john and ashley learned to keep their opinion to themselves.  the lunch ladies gave me double helpings of stuffing and mac n cheese.  I sat at a new lunch table each day and all the cool kids still followed and sat by me.  when there were any cool classroom chores like taking notes to the office, I always got to do them.  the teacher let me teach the class sometimes for the whole day, sometimes just for half.  we started getting double recess, and if I put in a request we got triple.  I was always picked first for all the teams, even when I wasn’t playing.  sometimes teachers would give me an apple or an orange just as a nice gesture.  when I had a cold everyone brought in the best kind of tissues the next day.  our class had its own bathroom in the back and everyone else agreed that it could just be for my use.  I hated crayons so the school got rid of those.  we took a field trip to the movie theater in the middle of the day because I expressed an interest in seeing finding nemo

D&D 5E NPC - Bera Bramdottir - Adventuring Troubadour

Art by: Joanna Wolska

Name: Bera Bramdottir
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Height: 5ft 7′ / 1.70m  
Age: 24  
Class: Bard (Adventuring Troubadour)

STAT BLOCK:

Level: 4

AC 15 (Leather armour), Hp 30 (4d8 Hit Die), Proficiency +2, Speed 30ft

Alignment: Neutral

languages: Common, Elvish, Dwarven,

Ability Scores:

Str 12 (+1) Dex 16 (+3) Con 15 (+2) Int 15 (+2) Wis 12 (+1) Cha 18 (+4)

Attacks: Shortsword (+5 to hit, 1d6+3 piercing damage)

Spellcasting: 4th level Bard, spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 14, to hit with spell attacks +6)

Spells:
Cantrips (at will): Friends, True Strike, Vicious Mockery,

1st level (4 slots): Charm Person, Bane, Dissonant Whispers, Tasha’s Hideous Laughter,

2nd level (3 slots): Calm Emotions, Heat Metal, Suggestion,

Skills: Acrobatics, Deception, Perception, Performance, Persuasion,

Equipment: An Explorer’s pack, Shortsword, Lute, Leather armour, 9gp, 13sp, 4cp,  

Class Features: Spellcasting, Bardic inspiration (d6), Jack of All Trades, Song of Rest (d6), Bard College (College of Valour), Expertise (Performance),

PERSONALITY:

Bera Bramdottir is a hot headed bard who travels the world with bands of adventures to help fuel her ballads.

Ideal: Noble courts and warm taverns are too safe to inspire greatness, Real greatness lays in forgotten tombs and the heat of battle.

Bond: I once heard tell of a White Dragonborn Barbarian who travels the lands performing great deeds. I wish to find this person and travel along side them in order to compose a great ballad.

Flaw: I’m fast to anger and can’t take criticism.

anonymous asked:

Any headcanon ideas on how rick would tell reader-insert his feelings for them? Thanks!!! Love your blog! Hope you feel better soon!

Thank you so much lovely! It’s finally the weekend so I can relax & be back to write for you guys !!!🖤

🌿Rick Sanchez [C-137]🌿
•Honestly what even is confessing your feelings to Rick? If I’m honest 78% of the time it’s probably going to be the result of you and him having a sort of “friends with benefit” situation going on because I feel like that’s how he’d start to really invest his time with the reader?? Y'all gotta really catch this guys attention! 22% sure the other part is y'all being some sort of friend from another dimension/planet when he slowly starts to catch them feelings
•He is in INSTANT FUCKING DENIAL, like it’s not even denial it’s just he’s all like “fucckkkk, SHIT it’s dem human feelings%]*^&@$828” and he tries sooo hard to get rid of them! Sleeping with different people, drinking a shit-ton more or hanging out with Morty on intergalactic adventures, hell he’d even hang out with Jerry if it meant these emotions would stop. But, you did manage to get his attention so dude, it’s strong enough that these things don’t help him at all
•How he treats you is super strange. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions where sometimes he’ll be enthuastic of you with him in his version of being like that of course, or plain out ignoring you and being much more hostile than he usually is. It’s always like with him but with you it’s 10x worse
•honestly, he doesn’t like it and Tbh my dear anon he will try to hate you as much as he will allow himself. He cannot have another “burden” to carry himself down like his family has done to him. He doesn’t want you at all, he doesn’t want to deal with it
•at whatever point he decides that it hurts to be away from you and will reluctantly accept in his own mind that, he does care for you. “your dumbass smile and the way you fucking talk about the dumbest shit ever”
•It will take him awhile to come to terms with it. Even then he won’t really be sure of himself and he doesn’t like being unsure for long periods of times. When he confesses, it’s anything but sweet. He kinda just, tells you he finds you hot and just kinda never really establishes a relationship he just kinda pounces on in. He just does similar things a boyfriend does and will never admit it, but he won’t say anything if you ever call him your boyfriend so.
•unfortunately lovely, it’s not a sweet “asking you out” it’s just awkward and kinda straightforward to the point where it happened so fast you didn’t know what happened.
•Be prepared for a relationship of huge ass pains and heartaches with a small amount of happy moments coming in because it’s one hell of a rollercoaster. It ain’t healthy sweetheart but deep down he does love you but his ego and everything he has build for himself is too strong for him to let go. We even saw that if he could he wouldn’t want to give in to the love he can have for his own family, so it wouldn’t be different with you
•He doesn’t want to love you, yet he pathetically comes to your aid and is wrapped around your finger without the two of you ever knowing that he was

consider these reddie/losers club hs HCs

this could also be applied to them in like late middle school but cha know. what goes, goes.

  • eddie plays baseball, but he’s absolutely terrible and the baseball team is literally shabby and full of misfits. but !! the losers club attends e v e r y s i n g l e g a m e  
  • eddie is so small that his helmet is too big for him and it like covers his eyes. and he can barely lift the bat and he trips and stumbles a lot.
  • richie gives him all the compliments in the world though to make it better 
  • richie works at a diner and secretly gives eddie all his ice cream for free
  • “are you get into trouble for this?? i have the money to pay-”                        “nah nah it’s all g- ok shh my boss is coming.”
  • beverly dyes her hair/ shaves/ does all new stuff with it on a regular basis
  • two words- ripped. jeans. 
  • can you believe they went to highschool in the 90s like smh JELLY 
  • beverly is in love with flannels more than she is her own bf smh 
  • richie still watches cartoons on nickelodeon (w/ eddie ofc) 
  • “wait shut up- fxckin’ ren and stimpy is on.”
  • stan is a boy scout counselor and he secretly loves it so much 
  • bill does not listen in class he just doodles 24/7
  • eddie is still bullied but he is less vulnerable to it.
  • “yah this is your boy r. tozier, what’s cookin?”  “Uh hey- richie?”                    “o eds! what is it?”  “I am yet again stuck in my locker.”
  • ben hosts anonymous poetry jams for insecure kids like him      
  • consider this- beverly in combat boots
  • “stanley’s wearing jesus sandles!” “richie stop.”
  • RICHIE DRIVES A MOTORCYLE MAY I REPEAT. eddie is so scared for him every time he pulls up anywhere and completely tears up the grass
  • “richie are you aware that roughly 148,000 people die from motorcycle accidents each year”  “yah but im good at driving so-” “HAH.”
  • eddie still eating little triangle pb&j sammiches at lunch
  • vegan mike. v E GAN MIKE.
  • bill drawing pictures for ben’s poetry and beverly coloring it all 
  • “look the three Bs are bonding” - stan
  • “THERE’S A BEE? WHERE-” - eddie
  • mike plays a lot of sports and he’s just too good.
  • reddie (mainly eddie) too afraid to hold hands in school so they just interlock pinkes when sitting next to each other in class or smthn

thats that im too lazy too think of more a[ksdhjfwedsvjew h AH.

✓ glasses
✓ high school boi
✓ mischevious smile
✓ up to no good

a.k.a. Mitoki, OC of @simkjrs who’s btw 67,5% the reason i got into persona 5

hi everyone! some people are starting school soon, meanwhile, others have already started. i’ve noticed a lot of people who are freshmen, or upcoming freshmen, and i’d like to give my own advice from personal experience! i seriously wished i followed some of these tips.

1. whether or not your current friends will be at your high school, this is a great time to make new friends. you may not think so right now, but you might become really close to them in the future.

2. just a psa, you might lose some friends in high school. that is fine! the reasons can range from unnecessary drama to just having no classes together. you will find better friends, i promise.

3. people say that high school isn’t what you see in movies, but cliques are still very real. you will probably have your own clique-like group at some point, but do be open to people. don’t just focus on your friends when that new kid could use new friends too.

4. you might have a teacher that will ruin your grades/gpa. i genuinely mean that you might end up with a teacher that ruins your 4.0 gpa or your goal for straight a’s, no matter how much effort you put into the class. do not underestimate yourself, learn what you can yourself and move on. you will do better, trust me, those teachers exist for a reason other than to make you suffer, i swear.

5. sign up for electives, clubs, sports, etc. that you want to try out. you will find people with similarities to you, and you will need that time to have fun and not study relentlessly.

6. while it doesn’t hurt to learn a language, instead of taking a foreign language class for colleges, take it and apply what you learn. foreign languages are really helpful and fun too, especially if you get to study abroad or go travel to foreign countries!

7. remember that you can talk to your guidance counselor at school if you have any problems. they want you to have a good school year too. teachers, parents, and even close friends can be good people to go to.

8. please, don’t take an ap class (or any class with college credit) if you aren’t willing to work hard in those classes and actually study. i see freshmen do this all the time, and it only wastes your time. it might be better to delay those classes for sophomore year or later.

9. the only reason why upperclassmen seem like they dislike freshmen is that some freshmen are too immature (and frankly, some of them can truly be a nuisance). otherwise, most of them will not bite, so don’t worry!

10. it is important that you do well in your freshman year, so try not to slack off. those grades are your foundation to your gpa!

11. if you do slack off freshman year, it’s okay, colleges like to see students who improve their grades. start sophomore year off with awesome grades. ☆

12. don’t stress so much over college, because you have time to slowly prepare for it! unlike the seniors who are in their second semester, you can plan on what to do to help you prepare for college.

13. don’t have time for something? make time, or find time. you have “time”, you just prioritize certain things over others, that’s all. time management is very important in high school.

14. you might want to improve those bad habits (ahem, procrastination) now. it will help you when you have three tests on the same day, and nobody wants to finish an essay at one in the morning the night before it’s due.

15. don’t take a class just because your friend will take it, you will probably regret it. i did this and i got my schedule changed by the school, so i had a class with none of my friends. it was tedious.

16. this is practically the opposite of #8, but don’t refuse to take a college level class because you think you will fail. (unless you’re contemplating ap calculus when you struggle to graph algebraic functions, then, you know, maybe not). it’s good to challenge yourself sometimes.

17. don’t feel pressured to do something just because it’s mainstream, or that certain people do it. try to learn to stop caring about what people think of you, or at least ignore any negative prejudice around you. their opinions are irrelevant.

18. learn to find your identity, it will take a while. that’s fine, but have fun, make new friends, do fun activities, work hard, and most importantly, be healthy and happy!!

19. do not put school over health. i beg of you, do not pull all nighters either. your physical and mental health is the most important.

20. if you get sick, contact your friends to know what you missed. or have them get your work and give it to you. or even better, email your teachers. i hate doing work when i’m sick, however, it might be better than making up your work while working on your current work after you go back to school.

21. i know people say “don’t stress” which is much harder said than done. you will probably have days when you procrastinate on so many assignments, or when you didn’t do an assignment and you need to finish it as soon as possible. break it down to little pieces and work on it. take breaks. if you are truly stressed, leave your work alone and relax because that is the most important.

22. when you are having a conversation with someone, listen to them rather than wait to reply to them. it’s amazing how many people don’t do this with their own friends. this isn’t exactly related to school, but people do this with their own teachers too, so grasp the directions teachers give you.

23. do the extra credit, especially if it’s small. it might help you from getting an 89.4% in the class.

24. i won’t elaborate on this, but it does help to take certain necessities to school. gum, extra pencils/pens, makeup, brush, etc.

25. unless it is required, don’t take a class just because you want to look good for college. getting into one can be very competitive, and sometimes taking a class you despise might put very little effort into getting into college.

26. learn what you study and apply it, and review it in the future. don’t learn to study, study to learn. if you have never needed to study, start now. even if you still don’t need it. because at some point you will, and if you develop good habits now, you will thank yourself.

27. figure out what kind of learner you are. it helps if you get a teacher that confuses you. do you learn better from pictures? audio? textbooks? figure that out now, if you haven’t. study smarter, not harder!

28. small advice: don’t talk in class and don’t block the hallways. sincerely, someone who walks all over the school five days a week while focusing in seven classes.

29. take advantage of what can help you study better! apps/programs, ambient music, reward systems, pomodoro, etc. figure out what works for you so you can study efficiently.

30. most importantly, work hard and study, but not too hard to the point where your health and mind suffers. good luck to you all.  ♡

okay last post about the yes vote but today omg

28 students sit in 1st period math class with a substitute teacher who is “supervising” us (i.e. staring at her laptop and not looking up once no matter what).

some are actually trying to do their work. most people are just bored out of their minds.

then:

“don’t the marriage equality vote results get announced today?”

immediately everyone is going onto their phone or laptop and researching. after a bit of refreshing, the group at the front starts cheering, huddled around a phone. the other groups are quick to follow.

we start reading out statistics and sharing photos of the pride parades and the boat with the rainbow flag and every single one of us wear a giant smile.

there are four out queer kids in the class, and the 24 other students all celebrate with them - with us.

we are all relieved and so so happy - not only for each other, but for australia.

Pregnancy Series

#1 - Talking about having a baby
#2 - Taking a pregnancy test
#3 - Telling him
#4 - First ultrasound
#5 - Morning sickness
#6 - Telling his family
#7 - Telling the boys
#8 - Starting to show
#9 - Twitter announcement
#10 - Cravings
#11 - Mood swings
#12 - Gender predictions
#13 - Picking names
#14 - Finding out the gender
#15 - First kick
#16 - Baby shower
#17 - Picking a Godfather
#18 - The nursery
#19 - Shopping for the baby
#20 - Spotted by fans out in public
#21 - Talking to his family about the baby
#22 - Asked about the baby in an interview
#23 - Birthing classes
#24 - Hormonal arguments
#25 - Deciding on a birthing plan
#26 - Labor scare
#27 - He gets protective
#28 - Last minute preparation
#29 - Labor
#30 - Delivery

anonymous asked:

Hey Emma!!! A new semester is starting up for me and I wanted to ask. Do you have any tips on good study habits to implement? (Like reviewing your work everyday etc) Thank you!!!❤️❤️❤️

Hi! Here are a couple of things I’d try to do:

  • write down dates as soon as you get them - this applies for romantic dates and due dates ;-) Once you know when something is coming up, put it in. I’d recommend putting in reminders each week so you don’t forget. Make sure you keep these in view!!!
  • read material before hand - I think most classes do usually recommend this but if you don’t, you should! Even if it is just a skim over to see the key information. It helps make the class easier to understand if you’ve got an idea!
  • use a colour code - I find this such a useful tool and I’d recommend it to everyone. It doesn’t have to be super detailed or complicated but just enough to easily pull out the more important information.
  • create a format/layout for your notes - I use the outline method because I find it the easiest and most effective for me. Here is an brief explanation of mine.
  • review your notes regularly - like you’ve said, you should be reviewing notes every now and then. Follow the curve of forgetting and reread them after class, 24 hours later, a week and month later. If you’re making a habit of this, you’ll retain more information and need less time to study prior to finals.
  • create a routine - try develop a time to do things like work after class, studying, self care and your hobbies! If you can devise a flexible routine, you’ll improve your disciple and help feel more organised in general.
  • keep your notes and laptop organised - date and name everything properly!!! Avoid getting lazy because it just spirals and gets even messier hah! You don’t have to be do it all the time but try on a Friday or Sunday to fix up the week and plan for the next one.
  • use productivity apps - these are so helpful, I cannot stress that enough! I love the app ‘Forest’ for keeping me off my phone and focused. Here are some apps to try.
  • plan as much as you can - for big assessments this is key! I will also spend a few hours drafting up what I want to include in it. Sometimes I’ll spend a day (not a full day, just part of it) planning it out, finding my references, my main points, evidence and then breaking up the structure and word count. Then I’ll go back either the day later or a few days and start working. It makes tackling assessments much less stressful if you’ve prepped before hand. You can watch me doing my assessment (planning/drafting/writing) on my YouTube.
  • make study notes/revision notes throughout the semester - as you finish a topic, make some type of study notes. This could be flashcards, proper notes, a mind map or summary powerpoint! With textbooks, summarise each chapter on a flashcard or post-it note once you’ve read it. Then when you come back to reviewing at the end, you’ve got everything in your own terms any way. 
  • try to study in a productive place - avoid using your bed for proper study. Reviewing notes prior to sleeping is fine but don’t make actual studying a habit. Keep your bed a place of rest and relaxation.
  • learn to remove distractions and stop procrastinating - have a read of this post on limiting distractions and this post on dealing with procrastinating.

I hope this helps x

D&D 5E NPC - Ingrid Stenbeck - Human Shieldmaiden

Art by: Joan Francesc Oliveras Pallerols

Name: Ingrid Stenbeck
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Height: 5ft 9′ / 1.75m
Age: 24  
Class: Fighter (Shieldmaiden)

STAT BLOCK:

Level: 4

AC 18 (Studded leather and Shield), Hp 39 (4d10 Hit Die), Proficiency +2, Speed 40ft

Alignment: Neutral

languages: Common, Dwarven,

Ability Scores:
Str 16 (+3) Dex 19 (+4) Con 18 (+4) Int 12 (+1) Wis 10 (+0) Cha 15 (+2)

Attacks: Shortsword (+6 to hit, 1d6+4 Slashing damage)

Skills: Acrobatics, Athletics. Intimidation, Survival,

Equipment: Studded leather, Shield, Shortsword, Explorers pack, 8gp,

Class Features: Fighting Style (Protection), Second Wind, Action Surge,  Martial Archetype (Battle Master), Maneuvers (Perry),

Feats: Mobile

PERSONALITY:

Ingrid Is a tough down to earth person but despite this she loves nothing more than a stiff drink and a laugh.

Ideal: The world is uncaring but we don’t have to be.

Bond: lost in a land which isn’t her own Ingrid wants to fine a fellow kinsmen. 

Flaw: While sailing a colossal storm hit Ingrid and her raiding party, sinking their ships and scattering the crews to the sea. Ingrid woke up on a beach all alone with no around. (if a storm lasts longer than a short rest, Ingrid is left in a Frightened state.)


Writers Note: I wish I could roll stats like these for my characters.

Harry Potter themed questions:

1: Hogwarts House?

2: Patronus?

3: Butterbeer, fire whisky, or pumpkin juice?

4: Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade?

5: Favorite shop?

6: Favorite book?

7: Favorite movie?

8: Invisibility cloak, elder wand, or resurrection stone?

9: Favorite common room?

10: Otp?

11: Notp?

12: Potions expert or charms expert?

13: Animagus?

14: Quidditch position or spectator?

15: Favorite Marauder?

16: Lowkey ships?

17: Owl, cat, or toad?

18: Character you most identify with?

19: Character you would bring back to life?

20: Character you just want to be happy?

21: What does amortentia smell like to you?

22: Favorite Hogwarts class?

23: Least favorite Hogwarts class?

24: Favorite professor?

25: Crookshanks or Pigwidgeon?

anonymous asked:

Hello dear. I thank you for sharing your advice with us. And i found out that i need it now if you can ofc. I want to graduate next year so bad but my grades aren't good enough, but i have the determination to work hard even though it's impossible to graduate with a good mark. But the problem is that i don't know how to work hard, like how can I guarantee success? Next year will be a tough one for me , I have alot of subject and the thesis, and i don't want to study a 5th year bcuz I'm done:/

Hi! I’ll start by noting that I could give the best advice ever (where is my life philosophy sticker??) but it ultimately comes down to you. You need to put systems in place that are effective and help you get the grades that you really need. I will give you a couple of overarching tips but you have to work for it. Here goes!

Fix your mindset:

This is so important and shouldn’t be underestimated. Use the fact that you might have to stay back another year as motivation to push yourself. You need to learn to discipline yourself to keep going and not become reliant on motivation alone. Believe in yourself! you can do it! This post is all about developing discipline. Here are some other things that might help:

  • mark your progress - the best way to monitor how you are going is to track your daily productivity. Jerry Seinfield emphasises that using a calendar (or habit tracker) is the best way to consistently perform tasks day after day. He says each day he has written something he will put a large red cross through the day on a wall calendar. “After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job next is to not break the chain.“ This way you can see how well you’re doing and motivate yourself to keep it up!! Here is a habit tracker I made!
  • stay persistent - keep at it! It might be tough and some days you might miss doing a task - but making sure you can recover from those days is what matters! No one has discipline 100 per cent of the time. If you’ve got a friend from school (or even one from Tumblr), share your daily tasks and upcoming to-dos with them. Make them hold you accountable for getting things done. They can message regularly to ask how you’re going, provide some encouragement and praise your work! You should remember that your a new found discipline isn’t going to appear overnight.
  • be positive - you aren’t going to see a radical change from one day to the next. It is a long, arduous process that needs developing. Don’t be discouraged by the initial difficulties. If you miss a day, don’t dwell but think that you’ll try to not let it happen again. Focusing on any negativities isn’t going to help you, so accept them and move on.
  • externalise your goals - your goal is to be more productive and efficient when it comes to your class. By writing this down, you’re more likely to take the steps to complete it. On the same piece of paper, you can write down small things that you could do to achieve it. Keep it somewhere visible so you can remind yourself of what you want to achieve.

Make the effort:

With good grades comes blood, sweat and tears (maybe not so literally but you can’t expect an improvement without trying). here are some tips:

  • write down dates as soon as you get them - this applies for romantic dates and due dates ;-) Once you know when something is coming up, put it in. I’d recommend putting in reminders each week so you don’t forget. Make sure you keep these in view!!!
  • plan as much as you can - for big assessments this is key! I will also spend a few hours drafting up what I want to include in it. Sometimes I’ll spend a day (not a full day, just part of it) planning it out, finding my references, my main points, evidence and then breaking up the structure and word count. Then I’ll go back either the day later or a few days and start working. It makes tackling assessments much less stressful if you’ve prepped before hand. You can watch me doing my assessment (planning/drafting/writing) on my YouTube.
  • create a routine - try to develop a time to do things like work after class, studying, self-care and your hobbies! If you can devise a flexible routine, you’ll improve your disciple and help feel more organised in general.
  • review your notes regularly - like you’ve said, you should be reviewing notes every now and then. Follow the curve of forgetting and reread them after class, 24 hours later, a week and month later. If you’re making a habit of this, you’ll retain more information and need less time to study prior to finals. 
  • contribute in the classroom - I think a lot of education is done in the classroom and participating (even if you aren’t actively contributing but taking notes on what is said) is very important. I have one class this term which I really connect with so, unusually, I contributed a lot to the class. I can recall that particular class much more than the others I took more of a backseat. If you talk in the first few minutes of dicussion, it makes it much easier to continue to raise your hand.

Motivation

As I mentioned motivation shouldn’t be relied on as your only source of getting through work because eventually you’ll have a day where you’re so unmotivated and fall back into a cycle of unproductiveness. If something keeps you motivated, remember that and use it time after time. here are some ways to stay motivated:

  • use productivity apps - these are so helpful, I cannot stress that enough! I love the app ‘Forest’ for keeping me off my phone and focused. Here are some apps to try.
  • try to study in a productive place - avoid using your bed for proper study. Reviewing notes prior to sleeping is fine but don’t make actual studying a habit. Keep your bed a place of rest and relaxation. You could also use my motivational Monday art printables for some help!
  • keep your notes and laptop organised - date and name everything properly!!! Avoid getting lazy because it just spirals and gets even messier hah! You don’t have to be do it all the time but try on a Friday or Sunday to fix up the week and plan for the next one. I find that starting a week with a fresh mind helps me stay motivated.
  • learn to remove distractions and stop procrastinating - have a read of this post on limiting distractions and this post on dealing with procrastinating. If you can see yourself being productive during a study session and not just wasting 20 minutes on YouTube, you’ll be more motivated to study regular since you’ll see it as purposeful.
  • set up a reward system - positive reinforcement and having gratification for your work is going to really help keep you motivated. Before you study, write down what you’re going to do after - e.g. watch those YouTube clips you’ve been wanting too. Instead of giving in, try working towards them. 
  • use printables - I started using them back in high school and have since started making them for other students on Tumblr and Etsy. I get a lot of awesome feedback from people saying they’re motivating or really helpful. My Etsy shop has loads of printables (from studying packs, to reading logs, or just time planners).

Know yourself and what suits you

It is one thing reading my tips but we are different people! What works for me, might not work as well for you. Testing out different things should help you figure out what suits you best. Some things to do include:

  • try finding out what kind of learner you are. If you can tailor your studying to the way you learn, you’re going to get much better results from your study. Try doing this quiz. This is a really awesome infographic that can provide you with some tips once you know the way you learn. That way your studying is going to be much more effective since it is actually going into your brain!
  • find out when you’re most productive - some people are morning people and others are night owls! You can then learn to tailor your studying and revision to those particular times. For instance, you can do test revision when you’re most productive and prior to class readings when you’re less awake.
  • find out where you’re most productive - this goes into promoting an encouraging workspace but maybe you hate studying alone in your bedroom. You can try studying in the library with other students, your local coffee shop, at your kitchen table or even outside!
  • use a colour code - I find this such a useful tool and I’d recommend it to everyone. It doesn’t have to be super detailed or complicated but just enough to easily pull out the more important information.
  • create a format/layout for your notes - I use the outline method because I find it the easiest and most effective for me. Here is a brief explanation of mine.

Stay organised

The easiest way to manage your studies/education is to be organised at least 80% of the time (or attempt to). My top tips for organisation are:

  • plan and prepare - make sure your planning system is optimal! Your organisation can take whatever form you like, be it a digital calendar, a bullet journal or just weekly agenda. If one isn’t working for you, try out something else. We don’t all work from the same planning methods so it is also good to test out new ones. Every time you get a due date, add it in! Add in additional reminds too. I put them on my phone as well, just in case I completely forget. Being prepared and on top is going to help you feel more in control. You might find some of my printables on Etsy helpful since they’re more student based!
  • make a habit of scheduling your time - use some form of a schedule to map out your monthly, weekly and daily tasks. Make the effort to set times for certain tasks - be it 15 minutes, half an hour or an hour. These tasks could be clean out your school bag every Sunday, check weekend homework on Fridays, do allocated readings the night before your tutorials, etc. With time you won’t need to be reminded of these tasks since you’ll just know to do it. This is building discipline and habits!!
  • keep your notes and laptop organised - date and name everything properly!!! Avoid getting lazy because it just spirals and gets even messier hah! You don’t have to do it all the time but try on a Friday or Sunday to fix up the week and plan for the next one.
  • make study notes/revision notes throughout the semester - as you finish a topic, make some type of study notes. This could be flashcards, proper notes, a mind map or summary powerpoint! With textbooks, summarise each chapter on a flashcard or post-it note once you’ve read it. Then when you come back to review at the end, you’ve got everything in your own terms anyway.
  • learn to prioritise your tasks - this is crucial for students who are balancing numerous things like work, extracurriculars, jobs and a social life. Put the immediate and crucial tasks first. That Facebook notification or group text can wait until you’re done. This printable might really help if you struggle to determine what is and isn’t important. 
  • have a review day - set yourself up for one day to review the previous week and plan for the next. Reflect on what went well, what didn’t, and what you need to change to improve. Critically evaluating and planning ahead should help you keep up with what is coming and stay organised!

I hope this helps! Best of luck with everything :-) xx