#100daysofproductivity and #100studytips STUDY TIP! HOW NOT TO FALL ASLEEP IN CLASS.

We have all been there. You’re sitting in class staring blankly at the teacher / lecturer trying really hard to keep those eyes open so as not to get busted for tuning out one hundred percent and zoning into lala land. And all you can think of is ‘open your eyes, open your eyes’… and you haven’t gotten a single bit of information absorbed into your void head. 

Right, so here are some simple tips to hopefully prevent that in-class sleep issue.

1. Take Notes Before Class. I wrote about this a couple tips back. But basically if you know something about what the boring teacher is droning on about, you hopefully will be able to tune in somewhat.

2. Ask Questions. If you’ve read the stuff and written notes, then hopefully you have some sort of a clue as to semi-intelligent questions to ask. So basically, be prepared and have questions ready to pretend you’re at least interested. If you are interested, well hey you’re a step ahead.

3. Take Notes During Class. What ever you do, be conscious so YOU CAN take notes. By being focused on the task of adding more valuable notes to your  notes, you will hopefully stay alert. 

4. Sit in the front. Yup nerdy nerdy. But if you’re in front you’re less likely to fall asleep, and you’ll probably hear better. Plus the pressure is on to be tuned it as you’re right under the lecturer’s nose. 

5. Draw Mindmaps. By trying to draw mind maps you are focused on that task and will most surely be tuned in. Plus, it’s helpful later when you refer back to the notes.

6. Love Your Pens. Develop a pen nerd OCD obsession, and love your pens. By being into your stationery and pens, you will most likely be on high alert to getting nice notes down on paper. Chicken scratch notes are not a joy to study from later either. 

7. Hunt for Exam Hints. If you’re tuned in 100% you will be able to catch exam hints. At least stay focused on when the teacher drops a giant exam question hint or starts repeating themselves. 

8. Sit Up. Not only will you look better, but you’ll also manage to get more oxygen into the brain which helps with focus.

There are so many more… like drink coffee, drink water etc etc. I just could’t fit it all into the graphic,

Hope the 8 were helpful though! And the study is going well. 

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When everyones forgotten about heelys, so their not banned inside anymore.

Native America high schooler’s grade was lowered because she sat through the Pledge of Allegaince.

Leilani Thomas has been exercising her First Amendment right not to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance since she was in second grade, KXTV reported Friday. But this year, a high school teacher took it upon herself to punish Thomas for sitting out the morning ritual by docking Thomas’ participation grade.

Thomas, who is Native American and a student at Lower Lake High School in Lower Lake, California, told local television station KPIX 

She protests the pledge because, “of the history that happened here. On my land. My people’s land.”

Thomas reportedly took a recording of her teacher defending the punishment in which the teacher can be heard demeaning Thomas’ culture and ancestors.

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i cant decide what my favorite part of our chem lab safety video is (its 35 minutes and they play it on the first day of literally every chemistry lab ive ever taken since high school)

like okay so youve got the part where they stab themselves with a broken pipette and then start shoving it further into their flesh:

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or the part where the poor kid has to strip because he spilled dangerous chemicals all over himself and his lab partner just stands there and watches him naked under the lab shower:

or when they set a mannequin on fire and someone off screen awkwardly rolls it on the ground to demonstrate stop, drop, and roll: 

just a head’s up

get it done. you know exactly what i’m talking about. that essay in which the deadline is inching closer and closer, that maths exam that you need to study for, those grades you want to increase, those grades you want to maintain, that degree you want to study, the degree you want to finish, that cupboard you need to organise. even the plethora of aesthetic flat lays and study tips on tumblr do nothing compared to actually doing the work. yeah sure, edit and perfect how you do the work. but actually goddamn do it. because life is short and you’ve been blessed with an amazing and admirable drive and ambition, as well as a beautiful mind and an interest in learning. please don’t waste these things. 


Young Black Heroines fight racism at Pretoria Girl’s High School.

Black learners at Pretoria Girl’s High School surprised South Africa this past couple of days when they decided to take a stand against a long lasting negative notion towards Black people’s hair in the professional world. This was a result of the school’s policy of forcing their Black students to straighten their naturally curly hair and stating hairstyles such as dreadlocks, thick braids, Afro, cornrows, etc. as unacceptable and against school rules. Another issue that came to surface and has also been common in South African schools is the discouraging of Black learners from using South African languages when communicating together at school (I was also a victim of this at my school). Most schools discourage Black students from communicating with their own African languages when at school which is where most kids spend their time socializing and talking, which ultimately leads to African languages starting to die out and African kids growing up only knowing how to communicate in English and none of their native languages ultimately making our African culture and tradition obsolete.

So the young Black ladies at Pretoria Girl’s High school decided to do a march and have a standoff with school management (mainly White), who then used security to threaten and allegedly harass the young girls.
This issue is not specific to Pretoria Girls High School and it is common in many schools (known as Model C schools) located in middle to upper class areas in South Africa, and because of this protest many took on social media to also express their experiences in many other schools through the #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh hashtag.

I hope our government and politicians will step up to help change this notion in all schools which practice such rules in South Africa. You cannot expect Black people in Africa, in an African school, to not wear their natural hair in its natural state.

A 16-year-old girl in California wanted to make sure nobody ever has to eat lunch alone again, so she developed an app called ‘Sit With Us’ that connects kids who need a place to sit during lunch with those who have room at their table. She decided to create the app in hopes that it would give middle and high school students a way to reduce bullying and encourage inclusion. Source