I Pray Tonight that you come to the Lord with a thankful heart, realizing that when you do He will help you through every difficult time and your problems will fade and lose their power to trip you up. For it is when we let go and give everything to Him that we are set free from worry and despair. I pray that you trust in Him enough to let Him have complete control of your life as He chooses. Don’t keep trying to make things happen the way you want them to be. I pray that you get a real hunger for His Word so that you can give every part of your mind, body spirit and soul over to Him so that the Holy Spirit can move mightily through you and allow you to walk in His Power and Glory!! Refresh yourself in His Presence and rest in the light of His love. In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen and Amen… I Love You All!!! God Bless You!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/MqbDW2
ULTIMATE "OH FUCK I JUST GOT MY FIRST APARTMENT AND ALL I HAVE IS ONE CHANGE OF CLOTHES AND A THIRD SOCK" CHECKLIST
Wash cloths / rags
Stirring spoons / ladels
Tea infuser ball
Dry erase markers
Containers for salt, sugar, flour, etc.
Rocking chair (you know you want one)
Stereo system / radio
Desk / vanity
Minimum of 2 chairs
Tea lights /candles and candle holders
Cold, flu, pain, and allergy meds
Needles and thread
AA / AAA batteries
Rake (if you have a yard)
Jar of courters for laundry mat
Box cutter / X-acto
Rechargeable batteries and charger
Safe place to discard dead batteries
Mini travel fans
Emergency Survival kit
Window air conditioner
Carbon monoxide alarm
Chickpeas / lentils
Hot chocolate mix
And since people are having a hard time figuring this out for themselves, let me just say: every single item on this list is OPTIONAL, just look for what you need personally and let others do the same.
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This method is best suited for textbook or article notes, and is a
version of revised notes. It is also well suited for books you plan on
returning to the bookstore or books you have rented, as it does not
involve writing directly in the book itself.
First, you’ll need to
find a notebook, and the pens you like the best. My favorite notebooks
to work with for note-taking, especially for my “revised” notes, are the
Moleskine, hard or soft cover, in size extra large. For this specific
class (Intro to Gender and Women’s Studies), I decided that lined pages
would suit my needs better. For my math, engineering, and science
classes, I usually opt for squared paper, as I draw in lots of diagrams
My favorite pens ever are Staedtler Triplus
Fineliners, so even though they show through the pages a little bit, I
still choose to use them. I just love the way they write. I usually
write out my notes themselves with a Pilot G2 05 with black ink, as it
writes with a finer line and doesn’t bleed through quite as much.
I usually try to set up my notebooks about a week or so before class starts, that way it’s ready to go on my first day of class.
want to start off by setting up your notebook. On my first page, I put
my course code for my university, as well as the course title.
and this is perfectly optional (I just like the way it makes the book
look, especially at the end of the semester), I include some sort of
related quote to the course. For my engineering courses (which are
related to my major), I put a different quote at the beginning of each
section. But as this is a two-month long course during the summer, I
opted for one quote by Mohadesa Najumi at the beginning of my book.
I set up my table of contents and include a page with basic course
information. As this course is all online, my course information just
included the start and end dates of the course, what time content is
posted and on what day, and the name of my professor. For my usual
courses, I will include the days of the week the class meets on and
where, TA names and contact info, as well as posted office hours for my
professors and TAs and tutoring hours either in the library or in the
College of Engineering.
Next is one of the things I’m most proud of.
I religiously use my Erin Condren planner to map out my days, weeks,
and months, I have found throughout my college experience that including
monthly views for the months my class ranges has been helpful. This
way, there’s no sifting through the multiple colors I have in my
planner, and everything related to that class is in the same notebook.
this calendar I include start dates of the class, the end date, the
dates of exams or quizzes, assignment deadlines, office hours, etc.
this course, as I just started a few days ago, I don’t have a lot of
dates or information, so my calendars are still very empty.
up I go to my weekly overview. At the beginning of each week, I set up a
weekly layout, and I include a list of assignments, tests, quizzes,
tasks, projects, etc that need my attention throughout the week, and I
place the days I plan on doing them or the days they need turned in onto
the weekly layout.
Now you’re finally ready to get into taking the notes.
Gather your book, some sticky notes, and your favorite pen or pencil.
color code my stickies so that the “revision” process later goes a bit
smoother. In this case, I’m using blue to denote something interesting,
intriguing, or thought provoking, greenish-yellow to represent the facts
or important concepts, and pink for important vocabulary words and
Read the selection once.
you read along the second time, write notes on your stickies, and place
them in a place of relevance directly on the page in the book. Just
make sure you don’t cover up anything you need to keep reading.
once you’ve read all the material in questions (you can choose to break
it up however you want, but since Chapter 1 was assigned for the week,
I’ve elected to break it into chapters), carefully remove your stickies
one by one and lay them out on a flat surface. This is when having a
separate color for vocab can be helpful, as I sometimes put all of my
vocab at the beginning or end of a section, especially if the section of
reading was particularly large.
Organize your stickies in an
order that makes sense to you, and use this order as your basis for
transferring those notes into your notebook. The order you choose can
just be lumping them under similar headings. Some classes even lend
themselves to a nice chronological order. Whatever you choose, just make
sure it’s something that will make sense to you when you come back to
it in the end.
Okay so up there I wasn’t following my own advice, I just thought I would include the picture because my handwriting looks nice…
Now organize the stickies!
Now you just
start writing everything from the stickies into your notebook. I like to
take each category or subgroup and put them in the book on the facing
page, then put them back in my textbook as I finish with each post it.
Moving on to the next category.
Before you know it, you’ve written all of your stickies into your notebooks.
you’re revved up and ready to go. You can either keep going and make a
note summary page (which I’ll show you next week), or you can leave it.
These will also be helpful when reviewing for tests and quizzes. You can
highlight or underline, or use even more stickies (which is what I usually do) as you review.
Well, that’s all I have for you right now. Happy studying!
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I thought I’d make a little guide :) These are just some of the ways I’ve learned how to study a particularly difficult subject. Let me know how you usually study a difficult subject, I need some new ideas!
if you can find the textbooks in pdf format, definitely use them because free
if you happen to have a tablet or iPad, that’s perfect because you can read the textbook in it.
if you don’t have one, don’t worry! You’re probably only going to work with a few chapters anyway, so you can print them out recto verso and write on them during class
in case your professor actually says you’ll need the whole book, you can go to a photocopy shop to print it out. They usually charge a couple to a few cents for each page.
and of course, if what you pay for printing out the book is almost the same as buying it, it’s not worth printing it out
in that case, try to borrow/rent textbooks instead of buying them (note: if the price for renting a used book is really close to buying a new book, you might as well buy it so you don’t have to worry about writing/underlining)
Pens and pencils
Bic pens are quite cheap (I saw an 8 or 10 pack on the Target website for like a dollar) and they’re my favorite!
if you like wooden pencils, good for you because they’re cheap as hell
if you prefer mechanical pencils, there are tons you can get for all kinds of prices. I like the Uni-ball ones, and am currently using a Kokuyo one, but honestly you can’t really go wrong with any mechanical pencil
if you live in the US, or anywhere that has Target stores, you are in luck.
go to the Target dollar tree/section and you will find the cutest stationery ever for sooooo cheap (yes, I’m extremely envious)
go to a dollar store or anything similar to that where you live, and you will surely find cheap stationery
AliExpress has incredibly cute stuff and, most importantly, cheap and with free shipping most of the time (obs.: check the little “free shipping” box, and select “price low to high”, to make your job easier)
We all love the idea of being organized, but how do we actually get there?
before starting the new school year, it’s very important to clean our study area (I will post a video about this soon, when I clean out mine)
take everything out and off your desk and clean it
clean each object before placing it on your desk again, so you don’t get it dirty after having just cleaned it
get organizers for your drawers: I use a flatware/silverware tray from IKEA, it cost me like 2,99$ and it’s great because it’s plastic, so you can just wash it in the sink
you can also make an organizer with little boxes you have lying around, or even with cardboard
use cups (any kind) for your most used pens and pencils, so they’re always on hand
use the organizers for storing all your stationery, such as post its, paper clips, washi and scotch tape, stickers, etc
if you want, maybe get a bulletin board where you can pin a calendar or anything you want to be visible (you don’t have to nail it to the wall, you can just set it on your desk so it stands!)
skim through the chapter you’ll be working on, so that you’re not hearing the material for the first time in class
if you have extra time, maybe you can even make a little summary of what you read
eat a good breakfast!!!! It’s very important because if you don’t eat well, you won’t be as focused and productive in class as you could be
store any papers you were given in class in your binder/folder
eat something when you get home if you’re gonna start studying, etc so your brain is “fed”
do your homework as soon as you can
some people work better after relaxing a little when they get home, and others work better if they do all their work right when they get home, and only relax later - figure out which method works best for you
if you have a planner/journal, get to planning and writing down any tasks you need to get done and, if possible, do them right away
There are tons of different methods out there, and I will soon make a post about different study methods. As for now, here are some posts on different methods:
this post introduces an app that organizes your time for you
in case you have multiple activities, such as work or a sport, you will want to make your study sessions more productive to save time, so use the Pomodoro method when studying, and eat some good snacks while you’re at it (post coming soon *wink wink*)
What to keep in your locker aka first aid kit
deodorant (trust me it’ll come in handy)
gum (very important)
pads/ tampons (at least 2 or 3, and if you use one, replace it asap)
tissues (trust me you will need them. carry a pack in your purse/bag with you as well)
TISSUES!! I can’t tell you how many times they’re saved me. If you buy food to take away and forget to bring napkins, tissues. If you go to the bathroom and only realize there’s no toilet paper when you go reach for it, tissues. If it’s hot as balls and your forehead is looking oily, tissues. I could go on…
moisturizer (Nivea has small little versions of theirs, they’re perfect for this)
razor (in case you missed a spot when you shaved; totally optional)
a toothbrush and some toothpaste (what I do is when a tube of toothpaste at home is close to being empty, I throw it in my bag - not too heavy, still enough for a few uses)
a clean pair of underwear (you probably know what for)
a clean t-shirt (in case you spill something all over yours)
if you’re a makeup user, maybe a concealer, powder and a colored lip balm, like a BabyLips or something along those lines
dry shampoo or baby powder (they do the same)
Some of these are not as essential as others, but you can probably fit all of them in a makeup bag! Except for the t-shirt probably :/
You might want to also have a hoodie and a tiny umbrella in your locker, in case you dress totally inappropriately for the weather one day and need to protect yourself from the cold and rain. Don’t forget to put both back in your locker the next day!!
Extra tip (feat. tissues): if you forget to put on deodorant before you leave the house, and you’re feeling smelly, try quickly washing your armpits in the bathroom when no one’s around, then gently dab a tissue on them to dry (because sensitive skin and toilet paper in schools can be rough surfaced) and then put on some deodorant. Fresh again!!
washi tape: Amazon, office supply stores, grocery stores, AliExpress (where I get mine)
Staedtler and Stabilo fineliners: pretty much every store that sells office supplies, Amazon or Jetpens
Zebra mildliners are a bit tricky to find in physical stores, especially in Europe (at least in Portugal), but you can buy them on Amazon (reasonably priced), or on Jetpens (nice price, but shipping is kind of expensive for European countries)
Pilot G2 pens: office supply stores, Amazon or Jetpens
Pilot Juice pens: office supply stores, Amazon or Jetpens
Moleskine and Leuchtturm1917 notebooks can also be bought on office supplies stores, on Amazon, or on BookDepository (Moleskines)
if you have El Corte Inglés in your country, they sell Moleskines as well!!