**This is a list of helpful sites pulled from multiple masterposts. I will be updating this as I find new things.**
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ACT Masterpost FREE MATERIAL Vocab
For every high school student studying an AP test FREE MATERIAL (some SAT/ACt stuff too) Study guides
Art History Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history Course-notes Barrons pdfs
Calculus AB & BC Cheatsheet (AB & BC) Stuff You MUST Know Cold for AP Calc (AB) If you see that, do this (AB)
Chemistry AP Chemistry Notes Podcasts Quick Review Periodic Table
Comparative Government and Politics Government Comparisons Cramsheet Study Sheet (opens as word doc)
Computer Science Review: Part 1
English Language Rhetorical Strategies AP Language Review
Environmental Science Vocab to Know Tips APES Review
European History STUDY GUIDES Exam Review Sheets Tom Richey
French Language Cram packet
Human Geography Course-notes
Macroeconomics Every Graph You Need To Know (YouTube) Cram packet
Microeconomics Study guide
Psychology sparknotes study guide hella good review sheets ton of flashcards woah mind map of social psych rough outline of the year psychologists to know crash course ~ hank green intro to psych post free textbook resources study playlists help u bunch of review materials very good cram packet lots of notes from a post outline of erikson’s theory mind map of disorders how to stay motivated!!
Statistics Cram packet Inference Procedures AP Stats formulas
U.S. Government Cheat Sheet Review Materials Tom Richey
U.S. History Cram Packet: part 1, part 2 The Giant AHAP Review Unit study guides Quizlet sets The Comprehensive AP US History Study Guide The man that saved me Part 1 Part 2
World History Cram Packets and Review Sheets Cram packets by era Course-notes
English Help Cliffsnotes Sparknotes No Fear Shakespeare How to Write a Essay (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) What makes a good Essay How to Edit Yourself Editing Checklist Trouble Reading? Tips (X) (X) (X)
Writing Masterpost (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) Other things to help your Writing (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
Languages Duolingo Achieving Proficiency
Math Help Mathway (type in your problem and it solves it) Square Root Calculator Cube Root Calculator Expression Simplifier Helps you with Math Easy unit converter Any calculator you need Algebra Solver Scientific Calculator Cheat Sheet
Science Help All about space Guides for more than 5,500 animal species Improve you Geography knowledge vast collection of historic images and videos Symbols and their meanings Comprehensive site for genetics and evolution Lectures Lab Write Ups
Writing Help Free Microsoft Word Equivalent Writing Software Master post Cant Remember A Word? Bibliography Maker Social Media Citation Guide Earn A Cute Picture Of A Kitten For Writing Writers Block? Check Your Writing for Spelling and Grammatical Errors Coffee Shop Sounds Essay Structure Guide Want To Know Who You Write Like? Remember the Word Alternatives to Said Great Inspiration Getting Inspired Free Microsoft Word alternative Dealing with writer’s block Lay vs. lie When to change paragraphs Music for writing Research and reading How to write a kickass essay with ½ of the stress How to write an essay Guide to writing a basic essay Essay writing: the basics What makes a good essay? How to google? (1) (2) Writing tips Harvard Writing Resources Synonyms Masterpost can’t find the right word? Hemingway an online editor (It’s awesome)
Other Useful Stuff
Citing Bibme Son of Citation Machine Owl Purdue How to write Bibliography
College tips make a to do+doing+done board (I just did this and it is very helpful) print sources nicely (1) (2) recipes based on ingredients - recipepuppy popular new headlines - newsmap.jp ted.com speed read - spreeder.com white noise - simplynoise.com plan sleep time - sleepyti.me google like a boss - png / jpg planetebook.com/ebooks readanybook.com prezi.com collegepackinglist.com Tips for college freshman Know before college Preparing for a lecture
Productivity 30/30 (app) Essential productivity apps for any student* Top 5 productivity apps for iOS (video)* Top 5 productivity apps for Android (video)* StayFocusd Time Warp Self Control (mac) blocks websites The science of productivity (video) The science of procrastination and how to manage it (video) 7 brain hacks to improve your productivity (video) The simple science of getting more done (in less time) Productivity tips About power naps How to pull an all-nighter effectively
Studying (Currently long but I will sort through at a later point) Answering multiple choice questions Apps for students Basics for Efficient Studying BBC Bitesize Calculators Check spelling and grammar
Coffitivity- sounds of a cafe Convert Anything To Anything
Cornell note taking method
Coursera- Online courses for free. Create flowcharts, network diagrams, ect.
Creating Effective Exam Cheat Sheets
Exam survival tips
Finals Help Guide
Finals survival guide
Free Flashcards Study Helper
Free online courses
Google books for research
Guide on punctuation
How to answer exam questions
How to Read a Textbook
How to Review in Less Time
How to study
How to survive finals
How to take notes Masterpost How to Underline/Highlight Effectively
How to write an essay
Inkflow Visual Notebook
Khan Academy- Learn anything. Learning how to study
Making a good study guide
Momentum- Be motivated and organised. Note taking like a pro
open2study- Free online study for everyone. Presentation Zen- A blog that helps you with your presentations. Productive Study Break Tips
Pull an All Nighter & Do Well On Your Exam
Quizlet- Make flashcards and test yourself. Reading Review, Highlighting, and Underlining
Research & Reading Tips
School survival guide
Simple and Not So Simple Proven Ways to Sharpen Memory Solving Problems vs. Practicing Them Studyblue StudyBlue- Make online flashcards. Studying for an important exam
Study Playlist Superb Study Guides and Mini Moleskines Taking Notes Effectively and Practically
Test your vocabulary
The Benefits of Active Notetaking
The “Secret” to Doing Well in School
Thinking & Memorizing Tips
Tips and trick to help you get good grades
Triaging Your Assignments
Website Blocker- Remove temptation. What NOT To Do When Studying Wikiversity Wolfram Alpha for research Youtube Crash Course “Academic Disaster Insurance” “Big Idea” Flashcards
Textbooks Free textbooks Text Book Nova Textbooks Textbooks Ebookee Reddit BookFinder Medical Textbooks Cookbooks to Text Books Science/Math Textbooks Business Textbooks Tech Books Greek and Roman Text in English Art Books Historical Fiction History Books Project Gutenberg Bookbyte Free Ebooks Books Books Books Books Classic Books Classic Books Classic Books Classic Books Classic books and Reference and study guides Classic books Free Textbook Download Masterpost Textbook Guide
Organization My Study Life - It’s a planner to help you remember when your homework is due and stuff like that Free printable planner To do list How to make a study schedule Class folder organization “Study Cove” Organization Making a Detailed Study Schedule The Work-Progress Journal Quick Tip for Flashcard Organization Scheduling Organization College Plan Spreadsheet Template Organizing Your Notes Getting Yourself Together in College with Mental Illness How to Organize Your Workspace
Stress Reliefs/Relaxng stress analyst - relaxonline calm.com distract yourself self-care tips self-care for overstimulated nerves softest legs feel better Thoughts Room Panic & Anxiety Masterpost Guided Relaxation Stress Relievers Chill Playlist Cute Videos The quiet place project Feelings Masterpost
Useful Stuff plan, budget, and manage daily finances How to take a Standardized Test How to Master Excel Fact check politicians Back to school Masterpost What you didn’t learn in high school
IDK what to put these under but they're helpful too Check The Safety Of Any Website Download From 8tracks Print Webpages Without the Clutter Is This Website Down For Me Or Everyone? Self Defense Tips Chrome Extension Tells You Which Tab Is Playing Music Prevent Hangovers Bookmark Online Videos 1 Month Free of Amazon Prime Netflix Recommendations Becoming An Adult Masterpost All The Audios You’ve Ever Reblogged Stream/Watch Free TV/Movies Never Hit A Dead End With A Broken Link Downloadable PDF To-Do Lists Watch Musicals List Of Universities On Tumblr Summer Studying Back to School
8/17/2015: Updated some parts. Alphabetized the study section and added in new links. If at any point you want something added in that isn’t here just send me an ask or submit it in the submit box.
6/1/2016: Currently working on the issue of the links disappearing. Hopefully I’ll have it fixed
tips & tricks & i’ve learned in 21 years as a human girl who has adhd
some of these i’ve learned on my own, or from family/friends, or reddit/tumblr/pintrest/facebook. but i’ve compiled a list that has helped me remain focused, organized, and not having my mind go all over the place. some of them are just good to know.
1. don’t put it down, put it away (helps immensely with clutter)
2. use a planner for everything, not just school (i use an actual planner because writing it down actually helps me remember it better, but an app can work too)
3. color code class materials, use a different color for each subject (i’m a nursing student and i’m always running around like crazy, my binders, folders, and notebooks for each class each have their own color. ex: bio=green, chem=blue, psych=pink. that way if i’m in a rush, i never grab the wrong stuff.)
4. rewriting class notes, memos, important dates, & anything else worth remembering helps to engrain it in your mind
5. meal prepping twice every week helps to save time & money & also helps to keep your meals nice and healthy (it also helps me remember to eat because sometimes i have a hard time doing so since my vyvanse suppresses my appetite. it also helps to eat before i take my meds because then i have a more normal appetite and i’m not cranky. i’m also someone who would rather just not eat because i get stressed if i have to cook something, so having something all set and ready to go for each meal is such a huge stress relief)
6. do some sort of exercise for 30 minutes at least 4 times a week because it gets rid of excess energy, helps you to focus, & look & feel great (i do 45 minutes of cardio every other day on the stair-stepper & i’ve just gotten really into weight lifting. cardio definitely helps me A LOT to not be so cranky or all over the place)
7. pick out and get your outfit for the next day, every single night (i pick out EVERYTHING from the actual clothes, to the underwear, socks, bra, shoes, & accessories. this helps because i also have a weird thing about how clothes fit over undergarments & i also have a weird thing about matching clothes with undergarments, socks, & shoes)
8. pack your backpack and whatever else you need the night before (i put all my class materials, snacks & drinks, chargers, gym clothes, etc in my bag every night before i go to bed so i don’t rush or forget anything in the morning)
9. have a bag full of essentials that you take everywhere (i have a purse that i keep my wallet, keys, a protein bar, a water, my iPad, a back up charger, pen, small notebook, planner, gum, & hand sanitizer that i take with me everywhere. everything has it’s own special pocket & i never lose track of the things i need)
10. make lists of “to’s” (to do, to remember, to buy)
11. go from room to room whenever you leave someplace to make sure you haven’t left anything behind
12. use post-it notes in visible places as reminders
13. set aside one day per week to do stuff you need to get done (cleaning, schoolwork, chores, grocery shopping, etc)
14. have a “time out” for yourself every other day to relax and recharge (i set aside an hour or two every single day to read or watch a tv show or do something that doesn’t require too much thought or energy. i don’t answer calls or texts, and i try not to browse social media. this helps me relax and not feel overwhelmed throughout the day or the week)
15. set alarms for waking up, tasks, & cooking fro better time management (i use a great app called 30/30 thats a great task manager. it lets you set up a list with a set time for each task. the timer starts and you go about your task, once the time is up, it lets you know you should move onto your next task)
Working on my AP Psych homework~
I used ARC lined paper from Staples, a plastic ruler I got from Target, my dark green and light green triplus Staedtler pens, my green Mildliner, and a green Stabilo pen.
Obviously I stuck to a green theme, which is all I see out of my window anyway~
And I just noticed the lines aren’t straight. Darn.
ripped straight from my instagram from the time when i couldn’t open tumblr for at least a week. i redid a few of my psych lecture notes and wound up scoring pretty well on my last test! gotta keep it up for over 100 more days.
Rima Dadenji,—you never document war in your photography… why?
—I don’t know the why to that, I just know what photography is to me, even as a teen when endless bombs turned Beirut into a ghost-city for two decades, I’d zoom in and photograph the almond tree blossoming for a single week between war-torn buildings, I’m not documenting reality when I take photographs, my photography is an expression of my gratitude (questions people who’ve never been through war keep asking me),2013
The majority of Elsewhere U. students really interest me. Those who live in a liminal space and refuse to see anything out of the ordinary.
This is my first time writing in second-person POV (it happened on accident) and I hope you like it.
It started dully enough. Someone had written ‘Hello’ in the bathroom (in fancy curly purple script, so extra). Juvenile, but it was the single-stall Everyone bathroom in the second sub-basement of the library, so you were willing to write it off as a bored freshman or something. And maybe you were a little bored yourself. Or lonely. Because you replied. You bought a green Sharpie specifically to respond to the purple word on the light orange paint. ‘Hey. W/ u studying?’
You went to check the little-used bathroom a few days later. 'Humans’ was written in beautiful purple handwriting under your green message. 'Psych major, cool. I’m eng-his double major’ You hoped the janitors wouldn’t clean off or paint over this little conversation. It was a little like having a pen pal. A couple days later you had another reply in purple swirls.
'Would you do something for me?’ The request was weird, but so were college kids; and you could always just not do it, you didn’t know who you were talking with, and were pretty sure you weren’t being followed. Like 75% sure. 70% sure. 'W/ u need?’ 'Bells NOT silver candy cream beads appreciation’ It took you a few seconds to understand that the beautiful words written at all angles on the wall were a list. (Seriously? Upside down?) It was a pretty cheap request, aside from 'appreciation’, but most college kids lived off dark humor, so you didn’t pay it much mind. Maybe they were doing a psych-sociology experiment; you didn’t want to screw up their data.
You got some cheap gold-painted aluminum jingle bells, thread, and a package of plastic beads at the craft store. They were the same kind of cheap beads a lot of the art majors wore on necklaces, so you figured that’s what your pen pal wanted. At the grocery store you added a box of unflavored single coffee creamers and a bunch of candy, including caramel with creme centers (you couldn’t tell if 'cream’ and 'candy’ were meant to be combined on the bathroom wall or not). You brought it to the single stall bathroom in the second sub-basement of the library and left the bag in the corner. You threw out the receipts, thought a second, then tore out a piece of paper from your notebook and grabbed your green marker. 'I appreciate you :)’ You wrote, messily folding the paper into a crane, the only origami you know, and leaving it on top.
You went back to your dorm, finding a small pile of pretty-looking junk on a huge leaf on your pillow. Your roommate wasn’t there. Must be a weird prank or some new internet challenge or something. You sorted through the odds and ends. Pretty rocks, tiny animals carved from wood, marbles, pieces of broken safety glass cracked through with green-blue and so fragile that some crumbled off the sides when you picked them up (you cleaned the miniscule slivers of broken glass off your pillow with some duct tape)… Eventually you found a little purple origami turtle. You opened it to find writing inside.
'Your assistance is appreciated*’ There was no other asterisk anywhere else on the paper, so it must have been a stylistic choice, not a grammatical one. You put it out of your mind and carefully refolded the turtle and set everything on your desk to deal with later. Maybe you’d give it to an art student, they always seemed to have little trinkets like that. Or trade, the student body really liked trading, or maybe most colleges full of poor college kids were like that.
In the week before midterms you suddenly awoke one night. You almost groaned and rolled over to preserve what sleep you could, but when you grabbed your blanket your hand landed on paper. You squinted at the post-it in the dim light, making out swirly fancy handwriting. Across the room, your roommate was asleep. Whatever. You stuck it to your phone and went back to sleep.
You read the post-it the next morning. ‘*I can help’
“What does that mean?” You asked your roommate, slightly accusingly. He frowned at the note. “You should probably leave this alone.” He tells you seriously. “Then why did it you stick it to me last night?” “What? No I didn’t. My handwriting looks nothing like that.” He had a point. “Are you having a friend write the notes? Is a friend of yours messing with me by way of you?” “No, I have no idea what that’s about. But if I were you, I’d steer clear of it. And make sure you have iron, salt, and cream on you.” Pippin was a theatre major, so he may be lying, but if he wasn’t lying his superstitions were true to his nature. The only group that could rival theatre majors for superstitions were D&D players.
You frowned at the post-it, debating what to do. You decided to stick it to the backside of the dorm door, adding your own post-it below in your green marker. ‘Help how?’ You didn’t think your roommate was the plagiarizing type, hopefully he only meant studying together because of how english, history, and theatre all came together.
You checked the back of the door after lunch to find a new post-it. ‘If you want to find out, come to the pool party tonight. I’ll find you.’ You debated. You knew you needed to study for midterms, but what if your roommate could help? What if he was trying (in a really weird roundabout way) to take your mind off midterms and get you to relax? You decided to go.
The pool party was more fun than you thought it’d be. You jumped in the deep end and swam around there early in the evening, before you could get drunk. They were playing good music, had more than just cheap beer in the coolers. You were genuinely having a good time. “Hey.” A smiling girl in a bikini put her arm around your shoulders. “You’re Green Marker, right?” “You’re Purple Marker?” You asked. She nodded. “How do you know Pippin?” “I know all the theatre majors in passing. And I know anyone down that deep in the library could use a hand come test time. What do you say?” “You’d help me study? Without plagiarizing?” “You’d have to provide me with something, too. Fair’s fair.” “What would you want?” “What are you willing to offer?” “More candy?” You tried. “To help you ace your midterms?” “Okay, um…”
You tried to think. People were always saying to never wager something you couldn’t bear to lose. What was something valuable enough to get studying help, but that you could bear to lose? You glanced around and realized you’d been slowly walking away from the party, into the darkness. “I’ll give you…” She wanted appreciation. “I’ll give you my friendship. How’s that?” “Wonderful.” She sighed, her eyes gleaming in the moonlight.