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learning vocabulary from reading

hey guys! I just commented on someone’s post about this, and I realized I haven’t shared my method with y’all yet. I started doing this recently, with Jane Eyre in spanish! there’s a lot of words I don’t know, so this is really helping me! hopefully it comes in handy for you guys, too!

step 1: read the passage.

obviously, to learn vocabulary, you need to read the vocabulary you’re learning. but here’s the thing: don’t stop to learn the vocabulary. i want you to read the entire passage and try to understand it as best you can. you need that reading practice, too!

something my spanish teacher taught me is that when you immerse yourself in something that’s challenging and “monotonous”, you get overwhelmed very easily and do worse than you would if you slowed down at worked at your own pace. (monotonous meaning without change, i don’t mean to say it’s boring. the idea is if you stare at the same page for too long, you zone out.) she said that listening is the hardest, because students can only pay attention for ~30 seconds before getting stuck and being unable to focus on the rest of the listening. (because of this, she pauses the listening every once in a while to ask questions).  

because of this, it’s best to section off your reading in chunks. if it’s a short article, you can read the whole thing through. but if you’re reading a challenging book, where the chapters are more than a few pages, you’ll want to break it up - or else you’ll forget what you’re doing!

step 2: underline unknown words.

you can do this during or after reading. for me, i haven’t figured out which works best yet. go through the section and underline any words you don’t know - even if you could guess their meaning from context. basically, anything you haven’t studied. if you can’t think of the word in your target language while speaking in conversation, you should probably underline it. 

if done during reading: make sure you don’t focus on the unknown words! underline them in passing while trying to understand the reading as a whole.

step 3: make a list of those words!

you can do this in the margins or on a separate piece of paper. you’ll want to make the list so that there’s the unknown word, then room for two more words, then however much space you want between your list items. (for instance, using 4 lines on a page: unknown word / space to write / space to write / space between vocab words

step 4: guess the meaning!!

this is what that extra space is for! go back through the passage and try to understand the unknown words. write what you think the words mean, either by literal translation to your native language, or describing the meaning in a phrase. this is super important because it forces you to practice using context to understand unknown words, and your basic knowledge of the language to understand things like whether it’s a noun or verb, singular, plural, etc. when using the language in real-time situations, you can’t just pull out a dictionary!

step 5: look up the words

plain and simple, use that final space to write the literal definitions. you might want to rearrange the order of your list, like putting the definition and the word side-by-side or something so you can study more easily. in the end, your guess doesn’t really matter; it was the act of guessing that made you improve.

(optional) step 6: check your answers

now, you can go through the list and see what you guessed right! you can be loose with how you measure yourself - for instance, if you didn’t know the word for “bush” but you guessed “some kind of plant,” by my standards that would be correct. you’re not going for the exact perfect meaning; that’s nearly impossible. but you got the basic idea of what it was describing, and that’s what matters. 

totally optional, but one (arbitrary, probably meaningless) way i measure progress is by making a score for myself for each passage. correct guesses out of unknown words (in a percentage). hopefully by the end of the book, my average will go up!

step 6 ½: study!

finallyyyy, study the words! use your own methods. if you like quizlet or memrise, make yourself a deck using your list. personally, I use Anki, and I have a separate deck from my vocab list deck, meant for miscellaneous vocab that i learn from reading and speaking. on the other hand, if you like playing memory games to learn vocab, or writing the word over and over - more power to you! i’m not here to tell you how to study vocab, just to help you get a better grasp on it when you first come across it.

i hope this helps! happy studying!! <3

This edit comes before the ‘AU’ below.

Ever thought about how instead of Derek pushing Stiles up against the wall, Stiles pushes Derek against it? I mean I can totally imagine him looming over and close to Derek and saying “Don’t you dare Derek. Don’t you fucking dare come back to beacon hills and expect me to be the same old Stiles you left behind” And Derek realises that Stiles loved him too and maybe still loves him. So he raises his hands to Stiles’ waist and says “I didn’t leave you because I didn’t want you, I left you because I wanted you too much and I didn’t think you deserve to be with someone like me, someone damaged. So I left and learned how to be someone you will love and someone worth your love.” Stiles just keeps quiet and processes everything Derek just told him. He takes one hand and thwaps Derek on his head and says “I loved you for who you were Derek, I don’t know what made you think I wanted you to change for me. But I am sorry if I gave you the impression that I did.” Derek realises he said ‘loved’ and not ‘love’, he moves to pull his hands back and hears Stiles making a sound in the back of his throat. He looks up at Stiles and sees a soft smile on his face. “I still love you, you doofus. And I hope you love me too” Derek doesn’t reply and just moves forward to kiss Stiles. Stiles can’t help but make a pleased sound against his mouth, the feel of finally having Derek’s lips against his own is enough to send a thrill of excitement through his body. Derek moves his hands up his back and puts one against Stiles’ neck and one in his hair, lightly tugging on it. The kiss is perfect, but it gets even better when Stiles parts his lips for Derek to slip his tongue in. The kiss gets deeper and filthier until they both need to separate for air. Derek just leans his forehead against Stiles’ and says “I love you too.” He smiles and Stiles decides he doesn’t want to go a day without seeing Derek smile or laugh ever again.

Hey guys, thank you for 1000 followers, I hope you liked this❤️☺️

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2013 : The year that saw FC Bayern München conquer it all and beyond.

Hey guys, you know what i just realized? I don’t know if it’s just me being conspiracy theorist or i really see Parallels in my ships. Oh boy, What all these women do to men?… Just look at my poor innocent boys:

- Hunk when Pidge says about Shay being his girlfriend and Hunks nervous reaction and denial

(I love how from sweet sunshine he turned into to angry lion, he is ready to protect her and Coran, serious Hunk guys)

…Getting emotionally exposed…
- Shiro is angry at himself and at that situation
abut Allura being captured, he really want’s to get her back on the team as soon as possible.

(He is so concerned about her, my heart can’t take it, seriously i love Shiro so much, please bring him back in season 3 or at least let me know he is ok, he is the most precious cartoon character ever designed)

…Over their girl - friends…  that they met and admire very much!
- Keith is emotional and impulsive, but he never yelled at anyone like that even Lance, he is just SO. FRICKIN’ ANGRY and kinda sad i think?  jfc Pidge, you can’t leave!  (him) And how the heck he knows she is a girl?
Does he knew that in this episode? Shiro knew that as soon as he realised she is part of the Holts family, Allura knows just because mouses told her, Hunk could know, he is very smart and he is Katies best friend, he knows her for so long and he reads her diary, Coran is super smart and duh he is older man, knows something about women… But Keith??? (*cough*intuition*cough*feelings*cough*emotions*cough*of voltron*cough*)

Keith, I thought that you said “go loose Pidge” not “i’m gonna fight in the name of your dignity and throw this at princess bc i’m over protective impulsive guy”

You know… Their platonic relationships are so good… YEAH…just platonic…

Mhm that’s right…

You know how it is…

…Yeah…RIGHT.

Karamel Fanfic #41 Part 1

Title: Away

Part 1 of A True Hero

Prompt: After being with the Legion of Superheroes for 3 years in the future, and seeing everything Kara has done, he wonders if he should go back in time to her or not. 

Word Count: 3025

Also posted on AO3

Notes:
Hey guys!!!

Wow, I just realized I really haven’t posted anything this week, and it’s so unlike me, but I’m in US right now in a competition so it’s a miracle that I even managed to finish this. But anyway, I did, and I hope you like this!

On another note, though, I know next to <em>nothing</em> about comic books and Mon-El’s Legion of Superheroes storyline, I’m just going by what I heard about them, what I read on Wikipedia, and I’m doing my take on it. So I really apologize if this ended up being really different from comic books - I wasn’t intending to make it similar. 

I also wanna thank @karamelizedlove​ and @somos-poeiraestelar​ for inspiring this fic with their idea. I hope you enjoy it!

Originally posted by phebobuffay

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The Trump Campaign explained using Harry Potter books

Books 1-3: Mentions of Trump here and there. We know he’s the bad guy but not really how bad yet.
Book 4: Trump emerges, claims he’ll run for president, and starts gathering followers. No one believes him.
Book 5: Trump really does start running for president. Still no one takes him seriously until the very end.
Book 6: A good person everyone believes is evil (Clinton) takes down a sweet old man who was standing in Trump’s way (Sanders). Trump has finally won.
Book 7: Trump truly begins his reign of terror by pulling together thousands of supporters (mainly “pure-bloods”) and launches attacks on schools, landmarks, and anyone who doesn’t fit his idea of perfect.


And somehow, here we are in the middle of book seven and people are just realizing, “Hey guys…I think Trumpdemort is the bad guy.”

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Hey you guys, I just realize that this month means I’ve been a nurse for 20 years. I can’t believe how time flies! Here’s some gems from my candle light ceremony. Lol

Hey guys!

Not really a new update, but I just realized we haven’t posted the bigger versions of the side character sprites separately yet, so here we go!

This is Lady Rosalind, August’s younger sister and one of Lady Lydia’s best friends. She’s going to play an important role in the story, so I hope you guys are excited to see her in game! :)

CONVENTION LIST 2017

Hey guys! I just came back from Creator Con, and I realize I’m forgetful and terrible about updating tumblr whenever I go to cons. So here’s a hopefully helpful list of cons that I’m confirmed for so far: 

Tidewater Comicon – May 13-14 (Virginia Beach, VA)

Flower City Comicon – May 20-21 (Rochester, NY)

Animazement – May 27-29 (Raleigh, NC)

OMG!con – June 9-11 (Owensboro, KY)

Anthrocon – Jun 29-Jul 2 (Pittsburgh, PA)

Fredcon – Jul 15 (Fredricksburg, VA)

Novacon – Jul 28-30 (Tysons Corner, VA)

I’ll make a page of my con schedule that I’ll update as needed!

The bbs trick or treating

Moo: Hey guys, you know what I just realized about October? Its almost Oct-over hA

MiniLadd: DON’T GIVE UP ON ME NOW LEGS, WE BARLEY GOT TO THE RICH NEIGHBORHOOD.

Wildcat: Did this bitch ass house really just give me a bag of carrots? *starts pulling out eggs from his bag*

Basicallyidowrk: Wait today’s Halloween??? ShiT I DONT HAVE A COSTUME

daithidenogla: *dresses as a anime character with pink hair* Don’t be jealous ye don’t have better costumes then me

Lui: *brings 3 different costumes to change into. Goes to the same houses 3 times in a row for extra candy*

Terroriser: *Dresses up as Arnold* I’m gonna have the best costume on the block, I guarantee it! *in under 1 minute 20 people ask him to do the voice* I fuKiN hATe mYsELf

Vanoss: *Every house he goes to doesn’t have candy or has horrible candy* #pray5him;-;

Delirious: Halloween isn’t even scary, I’m only in it for the candy- *Ghost animatronic turns on*

*Runs away while screaming*

After the storm, Max writes Chloe a letter every day.

Actually, it’s a bit more intricate than that. Max has an entire scrapbook dedicated to these notes to her. She would write them on another piece of paper, then place them in the book along with a few of the photos she had taken that day that reminded her of Chloe (In example; “The sky was really blue today, Chloe. Kind of like how your hair was.”)

At first it was extremely difficult. Max would try to write but the words wouldn’t come out the way she wanted them to, she would cry and crumple the endless papers of “I miss you I miss you I miss you” to one corner of the room, then go to pick them up just to messily staple them into the page and call it a day. Then slowly, but surely, it got easier.

A lot of the letters are short, but they have a lot of meaning. From the song lyrics she loved loved to quotes and little things they shared, things going on in her life that Max would have shared with her.

When the book runs out of pages, she buys a new one, and when that one runs out, another. Max never misses updating a page every single day.

Requests are CLOSED.

Hey guys, so I have just realized how many requests I have gotten since I have started this blog, and I think I need to take a bit of a break with receiving them. 

I want to get to all of the requests I have currently and with some of the ideas I have had of my own, and the Alone Together series still going, I don’t think it is fair to have it open when I know that it will take so long to write it. 

That being said, I will be working on a lot of the amazing requests you guys have sent me and then once I have finished the majority of those I will open them back up. 

Thank you so much for sticking with me, and if you have sent in a request, no matter the time, I will get to it. I promise. If you’d like to check out what I have coming for you all, you can check my upcoming work list here: X or in the tags below. Sorry for having to close them, and I love you all very dearly. 

Much love, xoxo. 

(( Oops..

Hey, guys.. So I just realized my replies are in my drafts and didn’t make it to my queue while I was gone.. I’m so so so so so so SO sorry… 

I just got back to Kent last night.. I’m resting up a bit, but I’ll send them out when I can be online for live replies. . And if that doesn’t come to be before my hiatus continues (May 31 - June 4) I promise to have the queued for when I’m at con..!!

Again, I’m so so SO sorry… ))