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The Tiny Anthropologist's Advice for College:
  • 8 AM classes really aren't that bad: It may take some willpower (and coffee) to get there, but really, 8AMs aren't that bad. Get a decent amount of sleep the night before and you will be okay. If I can get myself and my 4 year old out of bed, get ready, drop her off at preschool and arrive on time for an 8am, you can too!
  • Taking classes that meet once a week for long blocks: If your learning style is such that sitting in a long lecture once a week is something you can handle, then these are the best classes to take. Personally, I have done 3 semesters of these and they have been my favorite and the ones I have gotten the best grades in.
  • Scheduling back-to-back class periods: These can be beneficial if you're the type of person that just likes to get everything out of the way at once. However, the downside is that you will not have time to eat between classes, and you may have to grab something and eat during lecture. If the buildings for your classes are far apart, this may not even be an option. Having breaks between classes is important to allow yourself mental relaxation and to eat, or catch up on work.
  • Don't be afraid to change your major: I've changed my major a lot, like maybe 8-10 times. The downside is that I am graduating a year late, but I took A LOT of fascinating classes and became a much better rounded student. Colleges know that student change their minds. If you switch majors 2-3 times, you won't end up behind. I'm a special case.
  • Take long-hand notes: You may feel strange taking long-hand notes while everyone else is typing away at their MacBooks, but long-hand notes are MUCH more beneficial as far as long-term memory goes, and you don't run the risk of being distracted by Facebook.
  • Dress appropriately for class: The college stereotype of everyone attending class in their pajamas isn't true. At least make the effort to throw on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. Your professors will notice if you look like a slacker in class, and dressing nicely (or at least not in your pajamas) shows them that you value your education and respect their lectures. People wear anything from casual clothes to ties to class, and everything inbetween. Don't be afraid you'll be overdressed, being underdressed is much worse (in my opinion).
  • Cultivate relationships with professors: ATTEND OFFICE HOURS. Close relationships with professors are massively helpful! Professors are much more willing to write letters of recommendation, look over rough drafts, or help you out via email at 10pm for students that they know than ones that they don't. Additionally, professors can be some of the most interesting people you will ever meet.
  • Attend class: Along the same lines as above, attending class is very important. You (or your parents) are paying for you to be there. You should try to get the most out of that by attending lectures that you have signed up for. Additionally, when it comes finals time and you need to boost your grade, no professor is going to help you if you haven't attended their lectures.
  • Invest in a water bottle: Nothing is worse than sitting in a lecture dying of thirst.
  • Invest in a messenger bag, tote bag, or backpack: You don't have a locker in college and chances are your dorm will be far away from your classes. Make sure you have something to carry anything you'll need, from books, to pens and pencils, to a laptop, or even snacks like granola bars.
  • Take notes: Do it. Your professor knows more than you, that's why they are at the front of the room. Listen to them, and write down what they say. Then study it. This is how you learn.
  • Utilize the library: Other than during finals week, the library is pretty much a guaranteed quiet place to study. Additionally, college libraries have databases for research papers, printing services, and a whole lot more for students.
  • Eat alone if you want/have to: No one will judge you. I promise.
  • Annotate your books: Especially if you are an English/literature major! It is a lot easier to simply take all of your notes in the novel than to copy down page numbers and quotes into a notebook. Textbooks (like science ones) can be annotated too!
  • Don't let anyone shame you about your major: Each major is difficult in its own way. Don't let anyone make you feel like you're taking an "easy" major or that they are more intelligent than you because they are in a "hard" major. STEM majors are not better than Liberal Arts majors, and Liberal Arts majors are not better than STEM majors. Ignore anyone who says otherwise. Ignore anyone who says your major is pointless. This does not only apply to fellow students, but family, friends, and the world in general.
  • Prepare for advising periods: Class offerings are usually posted before registration is open. Take an hour to become familiar with the requirements of your department and the individual college it is in (if applicable), as well as University/institutional requirements (IE at UMass, my "college" is the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, while my department is Anthropology. The university itself, SBS, and Anthro all have different specific requirements I must meet to graduate) and make a list of classes you would like to take that satisfy these requirements. Advisors will appreciate it.
  • Take advantage of campus resources: Many colleges and universities have numerous extremely helpful resources, such as employment services which will help with resumes, or counselors for when you're having a hard time. Use these. They are there for you.
  • Keep yourself organized: Notebooks, highlighters, a planner, flashcards, an expandable file, binders, folders, literally whatever you need to keep track of all your papers, assignments, due dates, and what you need to help you study is important for you to have. If you don't know what helps you study or what keeps you organized, try some different systems or do some research.
  • Keep your syllabi: Every semester I buy a different notebook for each class I am taking, and I always keep my syllabus folded in half in the back of each notebook. It has saved my ass numerous times.
  • Check your email or the course website before class: Nothing sucks more than being the only kid who didn't know class was cancelled, especially if you're a commuter and you drove in/took the bus to a class that isn't happening.
  • Give yourself plenty of time: Whether its getting to class, doing homework, or writing a paper, make sure you give yourself enough time. This is especially important for commuters. I can promise you that you will need more time to drive to class than you think. I live less than 40 minutes away from UMass and I still leave 75-90 minutes before class starts.
  • Understand your learning style: Do flashcards work best? What about mindmaps? Answering questions at the end of the chapter? Understand what allows things to sink into your mind the best, and utilize that method of learning.
  • Honestly, you can get by with SparkNotes: I was an English major. We had to read, a lot and I didn't always read the novels. I used SparkNotes and skimmed chapters. While I wouldn't recommend relying on this entirely to graduate, it can help in a pinch.
  • Skipping class: I know I just told you to go, and I do mean that. But sometimes you need to skip class and be lazy or frivolous, and that's fine. Don't make it a habit. I usually allow myself 1-2 "mental health" days per semester. HOWEVER you should be VERY clear on the absence policy of your professors. Some don't take attendance, and others will kick you out if you miss 3 classes. It's always in the syllabus.
  • It's okay to withdraw from a class: Getting a W is better than getting an F. If a class is too much for you, then it's best to step out of it. Most professors will understand, and most grad schools and jobs will too.
  • Be kind to yourself: It's easy to only value yourself through school, as in what grade you got on a test, or how your GPA stacks up against others but we are all human and sometimes we fuck up and sometimes we do poorly and thats alright. Learn from it and move on.
  • Take care of yourself: !!!!! This is very important. Eat as well as you can/enough, sleep enough, don't become addicted to or dependent on drugs/alcohol, exercise (even if its just walking to class), take showers, etc. Sometimes taking care of yourself takes a back seat to taking care of your grades OR to having too much fun, and neither is a good strategy. Yes, college is a time to assert your independence and have fun and party, but if you do too much it will begin to affect your grades and your health.
  • Try to get internships or research assistantships/independent studies: These will look great on your resume and a lot of them are quite interesting/enjoyable. It shows initiative, drive, and motivation! Professors usually have independent studies and career/employment services (if your campus has that) can help with internship placement.
  • These are basic things that I have learned during my college career. I'm sure I could come up with more, but I hope this is helpful!

anonymous asked:

Hey so I've been having a terrible day and it would be great if you could make a feel-good bnha thing (art or a fic-whichever you want to do!)

[on twitter]

so i didn’t know what i wanted to draw more so i drew them all instead 

(these are all totally platonic btw)

some info about the pics: i really wanted to draw a cute Dad Might head kiss. i kinda hope we see this in canon b/c it’s such a Dad thing to do

i have this headcanon that after the midterm exam, Todoroki and Momo become really close and comfortable around each other, and enjoy sleeping next to each other. Todoroki is also really nice to sleep next to b/c he can regulate his body temperature. (i also like the idea that they have sleepovers at the dorms)

Bakugou sleeps like the dead and woke up like five hours after Kaminari drew that. everyone in class 1a has a picture of it on their phone. Bakugou vowes to murder them all

and, as usual: big bro Kirishima gives the best hugs, especially for tiny frog siblings

i hope these helped cheer you up!!!

anonymous asked:

Dude people who say fast food work is easy or that everyone can do it therefore low pay is acceptable have LITERALLY NEVER worked at fast food. One of my professors (as in he's had a phD for like 30+ years) told us "the most difficult job in your life is always going to be the one where they pay you the least" and my entire class was shocked. He says his days sitting in a cool office and lecturing for a few hours a day don't compare in the slightest to his days working in restaurants and bodegas

It’s funny how, “The most difficult job in your life is always going to be the one where they pay you the least.” almost always goes hand in hand with professions that are the most demanding in terms of work too. It’s almost like there are people out there who don’t want to do things for themselves, but don’t want to compensate people for doing the things they don’t want to do for themselves. 

- Mod A

AU: Uni Shawn - Thoughtful

a/n: This imagine similar is to Playful because it has 4 different scenes regarding thoughtfulness in a relationship. Thank you to everyone who sent ideas in for this imagine. I was only able to use one since I already had the other three ideas written, but I really appreciate your suggestions and I may use them in the future, so thank you! 

Your name: submit What is this?

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On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, you start your job at the front desk of the library at seven in the morning, which is a bit too early for your liking. This morning in particular is a rough morning for you. You were up until nearly three in the morning trying to finish a paper so having to be awake at 6:30 wasn’t at all enjoyable.

The library is nearly empty this early in the morning, which makes it even harder for you to be able to keep your eyes open. You’re doing some work on the library computer, and out of the corner of your eye, you notice someone enter the building. You don’t even look up from your computer, too tired to bother shifting your attention away from the screen in front of you. Only when the figure stops at the desk do you bother to look up.

You’re thoroughly surprised to see your boyfriend standing there. His hair is messy, like he didn’t bother to fix it before he left his dorm. Just the sight of him half asleep, but standing there in front of you brings a smile to your own tired face. “Morning y/n,” He says, when you don’t say anything right away. Despite the tiredness in his eyes and the fact that he isn’t used to waking up so early in the morning, he still is smiling brightly at you.

“Good morning baby, what are you doing?” You whisper to him leaning over the desk.

“I brought you coffee.” He responds, holding out the venti starbucks cup that you were too distracted to notice until just now. 

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Day 2 of Frans week “Waterfall”

Ok so a couple things.

1. I’m like a day late with this, but my excuse is that I have a bunch of night classes and it’s in the middle of downtown while my house is like a whole hour away not including traffic, so take that for what you will.

2. I completely misread the prompt and just decided to have them play a drinking game I do with my friends sometimes.

3. Don’t drink kids, is bad for you.

@fransweek

  • Society: *Expects teenagers to be in high level classes while maintaining good grades, join plenty of extracurricular activities and be in honor societies, and students don't ever have enough homework and are always exhausted so let's have teachers give them work all day everyday to keep them focused, they should also have a job by possibly sophomore year working ridiculous hours so they can buy a car and start saving for college so they don't end up in student debt, then of course you should have a social life, but don't forget to apply for all those scholarships because the last thing the government wants is money out of your pockets, but of course volunteering in the free time that's just lying around looks awesome on resumes so let's just throw that in there, and remember that after all that you can totally find a job and an apartment so you'll be completely set after college.*
The signs doing homework
  • Aries: Seems to constantly have so much like with girl what classes are you taking?!
  • Taurus: *starts doing homework* ... snack breakkkkk *an hour later* shit I've done nothing
  • Gemini: procrastinates like a queen, or is busy skyping someone and pretending they're being productive
  • Cancer: works hard for 10 mins and takes a well deserved 2 hour break
  • Leo: homework? wait... did we need to do that?
  • Virgo: nah I ain't got time for that, who cares
  • Libra: complains about amount of homework so long that they don't actually get any done
  • Scorpio: usually gets it done on time and rubs it in other's faces... otherwise they completely forgot
  • Sagittarius: leaves it till the last minute and rushes... a good effort though
  • Capricorn: can spend years doing it, and it still never seems to be done
  • Aquarius: little bit of this, little bit of that and everything is under control
  • Pisces: too busy binge watching whatever show they're on now, with an open document somewhere nearby
don't tell me this didn't happen

Lance suddenly with spectacles: Keith, you need to be taught.

Pidge: You’re seriously uneducated and it’s disturbing that the system could have done you so wrong.

Keith: guys, I don’t understand, I was the top of my class?

Lance and Pidge simultaneously: NOT THAT TYPE OF LEARNING

- an hour later -

Lance, exhaustedly drawing dat boi on the dry erase board while Pidge smacks her head repeatedly on the side of it, Keith just looking more confused: what do we say when we see this boi?

Keith:

Keith: ??? Blaze it?

Pidge: *snaps a clipboard over her knee* GOD DAMN IT NO YOU FUCKING RAISIN

Keith, panicking: VOL-TRON????

Hunk, crying in the corner: he… can’t be taught the art of memery

Coran, holding a bottle of whiskey, looking defeated and solemn: We have failed him as teachers, im afraid *sheds a tear and chugs the whole bottle*

how to get a paper extension
  • break into your teacher’s house and change all the clocks to 24 hrs earlier. They’ll think it’s the day before.
  • edit the syllabus and put a question mark after the due date, (ex: 5/24/17 ?) the teacher will be confused and you will have one more second to turn that paper in
  • blast The Mountain Goats into the classroom window, everyone will get a little sad and time will become meaningless
  • cry, no, cry harder, harder. Do it publically and then pay a witch to write it for you with that jar of tears
  • slam that mountain dew + coffee + five-hour energy milkshake mix, go to the hospital, they always give you an extension if you’re in the hospital

Honestly it’s the most ridiculous thing when businesses don’t want to pay you overtime and you see the lengths they go to 1. keep the smallest number of workers and 2. make sure none of those workers get overtime. 

Like, working in a kitchen I’ve seen a dude straight up cut off the end of his finger and told he couldn’t leave because then the worker who would have to fill in for him would be on overtime. I’ve seen it so on the last day (when we’re all on 37-38 hours for the week) each worker gets scheduled for only 2-3 hours and then the next person comes in and works for 2-3 hours, and then the next person comes in and works… and this goes until closing. And this gets real fucking annoying when you’re the only cook at a busy restaurant and then you have to leave in the middle of the shit AS SOON as you hit 40 hours. 

  • Me: Well I need a new battery for my laptop. It's only $60 online!
  • Mom: Actually we have a warranty, you just have to call this number here and ask for a new battery and you'll get one for free.
  • Me: ... Call? ... Can I please just buy the battery?

anonymous asked:

hello, any chance for prompts about a character who's basically a walking encyclopedia of things they're passionate about but they don't know anything about normal things like who's dating who in their class or who invented telephones? awesome blog btw, my daily source of inspiration! :D

  • Character A’s nightly Wikipedia binges seem to have paid off when they get onto a trivia game show for teenagers with a hefty prize. However, when given a question about a specific sport, Character A is at a loss. Luckily, their partner, Character B and a jock, swoops in and saves the day.
  • “I was asked by our history teacher to tutor you because you’re failing, but in the two hours we’ve been talking I’ve learned more facts than two years of history class” AU
  • Character A has spent their whole life being treated like an idiot, just because they’ve failed a few classes.  That all changes when a string of crimes start up around town- crimes that follow Character A’s favorite criminal’s pattern perfectly. Only they can correctly predict what’s going to happen next
  • Everything thinks Character A is a genius, and they might be. However, Character A can be the most socially oblivious person at school, but no one knows that.  Due to Character A’s brushing off of flirtations and school drama, they’re believed to be an incredibly rude person.  This couldn’t be further from the truth
  • “So when I first heard you, I thought you were an idiot, but you used four completely outlandish yet fitting analogies during class today. And as it turns out, I’m the only to understand any of them because no one else in our class is into both mythology and astrology” AU
  • Character A runs a blog with daily trivia that has gotten quite popular. Sadly, they’re not so popular at school. But then, one day, Character A hears a group of kids talking about their blog. Soon, almost everyone at school knows about it, but no one knows Character A is behind it.
How the houses survive college:
  • Gryffindor: honesty & grit
  • Owning up to their mistakes, keeping it 100% real with friends, classmates, and professors, pulling an all nighter to cram because they promised a friend they'd go that party the night before, sitting at the front of the class to make sure they hear everything, even if it means the professor will notice every absence.
  • Slytherin: hacks galore
  • Complimenting professors, pretending to share their music taste/political views/love of dogs, strategically sitting in a forgettable spot in the room, bouncing off of others' ideas to make it look like they did the reading, having friends sign their name on attendance sheets.
  • Ravenclaw: genuine curiosity
  • Staying after class to ask questions, going to office hours, always keeping their hands raised in class, writing interesting, thoughtful papers even if they don't fit the prompt exactly, getting into lively debates with the professor during class discussions.
  • Hufflepuff: being the ultimate team player
  • Bringing snacks to study sessions, holding hair back over toilet bowls, mediating roommate squabbles, always being ready to come to a friend's aid with homework or heartbreak, actually using group projects to learn efficiently, making new friends in every single class.
  • SCP Tumblr fandom/mainsite coldposters: all the skips hang out in the site cafeteria together and are all buddies!! the coolest skips who are also people get to wander around the site freely because they're cool like that and because they're people. sometimes the foundation loves the skips so much that they let them be agents too because it's fun to have an anomalous buddy on your side right!! the foundation is nice people so they let the D-classes get promoted to staff when they don't fuck up for a month or if they get too sad because they're D-class and that's a depressing job. the foundation is full of tender loving souls who just want to be at peace with everyone and everyone lives in one big happy site where all the sapient skips conveniently live on the literal same hallway together!! so close! everyone is love and happiness and good and pure smol souls. the foundation and the goc are getting married next week and im going to the wedding
  • me: uuuuummmmmmmm that doesn't really sound canonically-
  • Canon-conforming SCP Wiki User(TM) who's Been Around a While(R), interjecting: That's highly illogical. No one lets SCP objects wander around the site; that defeats the entire point of containment. The Foundation is a harsh organization with literally no respect for human rights whatsoever and it is impossible for even one single Foundation employee to be anything other than a heartless slab of gray concrete shaped vaguely like a human being. One time a Foundation agent tried to process an emotional thought and literally just imploded. Human SCP objects have 0.00 human rights left and are likely incapable of conscious thought whatsoever due to the way they're treated. All they do is sit in a box with no books, television, computers, or games (that'd be unclinical) and hate themselves. The Foundation regularly tortures D-classes just for the hell of it because they're cold, heartless assholes. Human skips are subjected to unethical testing procedures literally 749867598 hours a day and absolutely no one cares because feelings don't exist. The world has already ended four times over and SCP-2000 rebooted it. Every time the world reboots the color drains from it and soon everything on Earth will be gray like the Foundation's morals. There is no hope. Put this through the draft forums next time
  • me: look, can we just,
  • (After school in the class room)
  • Adrien: (Wipes sweat of his forehead) Man, it is hot in here. (Is about to take shirt off)
  • Nino: (Stops him) Oh no you don't.
  • Adrien: Why not?
  • Nino: Last time you did this, Marinette passed out and everyone was staring at you so we couldn't finish the movie.
  • Adrien: How is that my fault? They didn't have to look.
  • Nino: After you took off your shirt, you started flexing and said'Check this out then proceeded to do gymnastics for over two hours.