helpful powerpoint


instead of actually writing an essay.. i wrote a thing on how to write an essay (woah meta) & added some pictures of my plans so u can see what i actually mean!! enjoy my friends i hope this is useful to someone


So I did indeed waste some of my time on this beautiful powerpoint meme for Jekyll and Hyde :3 

This is a very underrated show and if it had more fans then maybe it has a stronger chance of coming back for a second series 

Exo as College Students

Minseok: Getting his masters. Always grumbling when people are sick and won’t stop sneezing during lectures. Has 3 copies of the syllabus and carries a portfolio. “Hey, Minseok! Can I borrow a pencil?” “Use the one I let you “borrow” last week, Baekhyun.“ Petty. But still hands over his pencils. Complains about debt.

Junmyeon: Accounting major. Always late to class because he’s too busy helping people in the library or showing a family where the Financial Aid office is. Tries to help Yixing when he’s confused. Just ends up doing the assignments for him. "Professor? Are you still collecting the assignment?” Always wears glasses and the whole class is shook when he gets contacts.

Yixing: Biology major. You swear this dude works everywhere on campus: the book store, Rec center, Starbucks, and in the library. Always has on a hoodie, even in the summer. Sleeps in class. “Hey, when’s -insert important assignment due?” Looks confused 99% of the time. Somehow manages to pass.

Baekhyun: Business major. Never has shit for class and asks Minseok for stuff in exchange for Starbucks. “Can we watch a movie?” Says he can’t turn in an assignment because Blackboard “wasn’t working.” The whole class applauded when he brought a scantron to the final. Knows everyone’s business and tells Minseok the campus drama. Probably in a fraternity.

Chanyeol: Music major. Always has his earphones in. “Can we have class outside today?” Tries hard but everyone groans when he talks. Smells good even though he looks like he just rolled out of bed. Brings McDonalds to class.

Jongdae: Math major. Is bad at math. “This wasn’t on the syllabus!!” Always whining about something. Comes to class late with food and always leaves some kind of mess behind. Helps elderly professors open PowerPoints or carry their stuff to the employee parking lot.

Kyungsoo: Sociology major. Is too woke. Argues with the professor and stays after class to discuss the matter further. Wears black like he’s going to a funeral. Looks like he’s always ready to fight someone. Seems mean, but he always shares his Hot Cheetos or gum.

Jongin: Kinesiology major. Has slept the entire semester. Shows up to the final in pajamas. "Is there an online version of the book?” Never shows up to study sessions for the group presentations or replies to texts. Still does better than everyone else on the presentation. You see him at graduation and are like “?? How?!”

Sehun: Undeclared major. Came into college with credits already. Is always late but has long winded excuses. “The bus left me!” “Sehun, nobody cares. Sit down.” Is tall but sits in the front and blocks your view of the board. “Is there gonna be extra credit?” Stops showing up to class until the end of the semester. Barely passes.


all my friends are stressed up to their eyeballs right now, and as it’s exam season hell in the UK, i made a ““helpful”” powerpoint about it. ft. shitty clipart. on a calming pink background b/c it’s pretty and i like it
Enjoy my friends, i hope this helps :)

hey protip if u need to print out slides for a class:

Click “Outline” on the side bar that normally shows thumbnails of your slides

And itll give you the content on a nice bullet form that you can copy/paste in to a word document. u can put it with your favorite formatting (i like narrow margins) and make the font bigger so its easier to read

and that way you save on ink and paper, and you save your eyes from having to look at all those little slides on the handouts option that ppt prints it as.

anonymous asked:

Hi Julia! Any tips in making a poster for a conference? What did you use to make your poster?

Hi Anon! I’m happy to help!

I use Powerpoint to make my posters (which can also be saved as a pdf file if necessary). 

Here’s one of mine at 26% zoom (actual size next to me here!). (Sorry I can’t show any more detail; the stuff hasn’t been published yet)

You can adjust the size of the powerpoint to the desired poster size by going to File > Page Setup and then choosing “Custom” for “Slides sized for:”. Adjust the Width and Height and confirm the “Orientation” of your Slides is what you want (Portrait or Landscape). I used the following dimensions for my above poster:

Determine your poster size before starting on your poster as resizing after the fact may crop some images/text. 

Be sure to a) check with the size requirements as per the conference poster guidelines, as well as b) the maximum printing size for wherever you’re getting your poster printed at (places usually have a height maximum due to the size of their paper). 

If you google image “academic poster samples” a bunch of posters pop up for you to draw inspiration on layouts, but in general it’s these main categories

  • (Title, Authors, Affiliations, Institutional logos if desired)
  • Abstract
  • Introduction (can include separate sections of Background, and Purpose & Approach if desired)
  • Methods
  • Results (Figures/Tables/Graphs) - usually in the middle of the poster aka the center of attention
  • Summary of Results
  • Conclusions/Discussion
  • References/Bibliography (not required, only put if you have room or want to give a shout-out to your lab’s papers)
  • Acknowledgements and/or Disclaimers (such as funding sources)

Some other general tips:

  • Check out other examples of posters at your institution. Take a mental note of what you like/don’t like. Also check with your mentor or program if they have templates ready to go. Every institution will also have official logos you can use (or even a quick google image should do it, though ones provided by your institution will be of higher quality). 
  • The figures/tables/graphs in the Results section are the most important and should be easy to read and understand. They should be of high image quality, have titles (one title can be used to described a group of related figures if applicable) and figure legends (that can describe the figure alone without the need for the reader to go through the methods or results). This should include explanations of all abbreviations, symbols (such as stats), what any arrows mean, etc. Essentially someone who has a basic understanding of your field and methods should be able to look at your figures and understand your entire poster. In addition, when you present your poster, you will be using your figures to guide you, so make sure they tell the whole story.
  • Also consider if you need any figures/diagrams as part of the Introduction, Methods, or Conclusions (say to explain a biological process or proposed theory or complicated protocol). 
  • Fonts should be legible to the audience. 25 or 28 pt font is the smallest I’ll ever go. 
  • I have a separate powerpoint file that I use to dump all my figures (even those i don’t end up using). It’s also a good way to organize the order (as ppt slides are easy to move around). I also don’t like to do any figure manipulations on my actual poster file (the less moving pieces on a file that large just makes life easier imo). I do all that in my figures dump ppt and then screenshot the final version for my poster. That’s just what’s worked for me though; you may find another method to be more streamlined. 
  • The less text, the better. Enough text is necessary so someone reading your poster without you present will understand it, but not too much text to intimidate someone from approaching. 
  • Get feedback and go through multiple revisions. Very important! I usually will have my PI look over my poster continuously at least 2 weeks before printing for feedback. For example, sometimes wording is really important, or I may miss a technical detail in a figure legend, and these nuances are best picked out by someone with much more experience (like a PI). Also you never know what your PI or mentor may not want you divulging to a general audience (for fear of being scooped). 
  • And related, proofread to the best of your ability. Will you discover a typo an hour into your poster presentation that you didn’t catch before? Probably. Happens to all of us. That’s ok, but try your best to make sure your care and attention to detail shows. 
  • Make it aesthetically pleasing. I know it’s all about the data and information of course, but also think human psychology and what catches someone’s eye–color*, organization, flow, neat lines, clear images, etc. If your poster draws the attention of someone who wasn’t planning on stopping by, then that’s one more person who got exposed to your hard work! (*Don’t always rely on color to organize your variables on graphs, etc; use shapes too, to be considerate to the color-blind)
  • Also keep in mind that some colors on your computer screen may look different (lighter or darker or fuzzier) when printed (depending on the paper and ink quality). It’s best to have some buffer time between when you need to leave/present and when you receive your printed poster for any issues related to a final print of your poster in case you need them fixed. 
  • Somewhere in the poster (like at the very bottom) I like to put a disclaimer that states: “This presentation is the intellectual property of the author/presenter. Contact them at __my email__ for permission to reprint and/or distribute.” We had to do it for a conference I went to and I thought it was a really good idea. Doesn’t hurt, and somewhat protects me/my data. 

Hmmmmmm I think that’s all I can squeeze from my brain! I hope it helped, or gave you inspiration for your own ideas! Let me know if you have any other questions, and good luck at the conference! You’re going to do great :)

(If anyone else has any suggestions to add, please do!)


so @haycon has not yet seen kiznaiver and i took advantage of the situation because im a Good Friend. i hope this informative powerpoint helps you guys understand some of the characters better. :^)

instrumentale  asked:

hey! could you give me a few tips to help with keeping organized? I always convince myself at the start of every year that i'll be able to keep track of anything but by the time exams roll around all I have is thousands of loose leaf papers…

Hi! This is the slytherin mod, and I know that feel, bro; I’m currently sorting through about a million loose sheets for my History exams. This sort of lack of organisation works for me, especially for history, but I can understand how it would frazzle others. So here’s what I’ve managed to collate on the topic, but mind that most of these resources are for prevention in the first place of that mountain of unsorted papers at the end of the year. 


I cannot stress this enough. This is perhaps the most important part of organisation of loose leaf. Doesn’t matter if they’re binders or not. It’s best if you have a distinct, separate folder for each topic; for Coordinated Sciences this year, I had a red binder for Physics, a blue one for Chemistry, and a purple one for Biology. (This also helped immensely with weight; I only had to bring one of the three folders to school at a time on days that I had Co-Sci.) Folders are the lifeblood of organisation: they keep everything together, prevent loss of important handouts, and can provide some sort of organisation.


Once all of your papers are sorted out into your subjects, it’s easier then to sub-divide them into more categories. In topics like History, I find it easiest to do chronologically, while in Science/Maths, topics are probably easier. Even if you can just separate the papers into piles by what you’ll be studying, it’ll make the task at hand less intimidating and make it easier on you in the long run.


While thousands of loose leaf papers is daunting at the end of the year, it didn’t start out that way. The earlier you get your butt in gear for organisation, the better; it’s easier to sort out ten sheets and then continue to add more to that organised pile than to leave it all to the last minute and have a pile of unsorted papers.


This is a personal preference thing. I’m way more into physical sheets that I can turn over and highlight and shuffle around, but the friend I study with for History has everything we learned over the past two years complied onto one giant Google Doc. If it’s easier to copy/paste or type out all of your notes onto a digital document, it might take more time, but at least all of your resources will be in one place. (Plus, you’ll only be hauling around one laptop, compared to someone like me, who has at least four or five giant folders at all times.) This online method is especially helpful with PowerPoint/online notes.


Here are a bunch of resources on various facets of organisation that explain better than I can how to do the organised-study-thing:

A Pinterest board with a bunch of resources on being organised

A PDF with step-by-step instructions on staying organised (highly recommended)

For future reference when taking notes, organising them, etc:

How I Study (note-taking, etc.)

The Cornell Note-Taking Method 

Three different note-taking methods (including Cornell)

How to make a study guide

theorganisedstudent’s note-taking system 

And some Youtube videos, of course:

Let’s Talk; Class & Outline Notes + Organizing Your Binder (Advice & Tips)

Back to school: How to take and organize your notes!

Organizing Binder, Notes, & Planner - School Tips

How to Stay Organized/Motivated for School

♥ How to Organize your School Notes! ♥

Hope this helps a little; organisation of notes is a pretty broad topic, and aside from starting early with organisation, there’s not much you can do with a million loose leaf papers other than plough through and sort them out. Good luck!