how can i study

More Voltron Characters as Weird Shit My Friends Have Said
  • Shiro: "yeah i'm always dts. down to sleep"
  • Keith: "you're like a deep fried enigma burrito"
  • Lance: "if you're gonna make bad decisions you gotta commit. no fuckin half steps"
  • Pidge: (about the amount of time she spends in her workshop) "i'm the resident cave gremlin"
  • Hunk: "i'm gonna do a study on how well i can do on engineering exams with out studying"
  • Allura: "what were they doing on a boat for 7 years?" "tryna get somewhere"
  • Coran: "therapy bees"
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7•2•17 | 53/100 days of productivity

New study space and I am in love. Hardwood table! So much space! So much natural light! What more could a girl ask for?

🎧: Nightcall: London Grammar

8 Things Successful Students Do

Hey everyone! A lovely man named Mike Strangstalien, MA, MFT, LPC, NCC decided to compile a list of 8 things successful people do. He has been working on this list since 1994 and continues to update this list as he does more research. I decided to share some of his amazing work here with you all by summarizing his main points. Enjoy and good luck!

1. They raise their hand in class.

Now, this may seem trivial and sometimes you’re left with the question, “How can I speak up in class if I don’t even know what I don’t know?”. However, its been proven that people who raise their hand and ask questions tend to do better. If you are unsure of a question to ask, a good technique is to go home and review the material and the next day at the beginning of class, ask your question. This not only gets you to actively participate in class, but you begin to think about the information you learned and are able to commit it to long term memory.

2. They establish routine and structure.

During the day you should try to complete your homework so that at night you can spend your time studying, reviewing and consolidating. Its been proven that studying something before bed can commit it to long term memory. Doing work at night when you’re tired can lead to poor performance and may not commit things to memory if its the first time you’re seeing the information. 

Also, try to go to bed BEFORE 1:30 am! Why is this important? Your serotonin is used up during the day (about 90%)  and is reassembled if you get to bed by 1:30. If you go to bed past 1:30 twice in a row, you miss your key opportunity to replace it and you’re left with only 10%! Do this again and you’re down to only 1%. This affects your concentration, focus, attention, motivation and memory. 

3. They go to office hours.

Those who go to office hours at least 8 times during the semester yield, on average, 0.5-1.2 grade points HIGHER than their non-attending counter parts. The main reason people don’t go to office hours is a fear of looking “dumb”. However, if you just admit to your professor or TA that you’re completely lost, they can help re-teach. Remember to be honest about your confusion because otherwise they may start their explanation off the assumption that you already know something and you’ll have wasted your time and your professor’s. This can be the difference between a C and an A! 

4. They prepare for each lecture.

Preparation for each lecture is essential. Begin by reviewing any information from the last lecture within 24 hours of first receiving this information, otherwise you lose valuable time to commit it to long term memory. Additionally, quick read assigned readings so that the lecture can consolidate what you read. After the lecture, spend about 5 minutes summarizing the major points and look up any vocabulary you didn’t recognize. This all compiles into the three-read principle. 1. Read the textbook (or other materials) beforehand. 2. Reread after the lecture and try to find the main points in the reading. 3. Reread a third time and write notes as though you plan to teach the information. This means simplifying and not writing down unnecessary information. 

5. They remain actively involved when learning, attending lecture, and while studying. 

I have a post about active studying techniques which you can find here. Active learning requires not only that you consciously try to pay attention, but also that you maintain your motivation to learn the material, the willingness to complete the tasks at hand needed to learn it, and saying to yourself, “I am excited to learn something new and I am thankful that I have the opportunity to do it”. Remember, there are kids in other countries literally dying for the right to an education. Your education is luxury, not a right. Additionally, every 15 minutes, stop and ask yourself, “how does this fit into the main idea,” and “what is it that I just read and how can I form study questions from it?”. 

6. They take responsibility for their learning.

Although your professor is there to provide you with the information, it is not their job to make sure you learn it. Often times students fail because they expect the professor to try hard to help them. This is a harmful way of thinking and it can lead to failed exams. Those who take responsibility will make sure they seek help when they need it and they will make sure they search for resources outside of what is provided. If you’re really struggling with a concept, try Kahn Academy, YouTube or asking a TA. Its up to you to earn the A, not your professor. Also, keep track of your own grades and assignments that you turn in. This way if you need to see someone for help, you’re not disadvantaged because you waited until the grades were updated online after you threw away graded papers. 

7. They understand the work load and are prepared to study 7 days a week.

Not everyone can study for hours on end every day. For this reason, those who are successful make sure they break down their studying into 25 minute intervals. Additionally, make sure you touch on this information every single day to keep your brain ready for the class when it comes time and you can avoid procrastination. You also need to be prepared for repeated exposure. This means reviewing the same material 3-7 times. This highly increases your likelihood to not only learn the information for exam, but not become guilty of the “pump-and-dump”. This is especially helpful for anyone pursuing medical school or graduate school. 

8. They have no use for negative self-talk and they are honest with themselves.

You cant commit things to memory if you feel down or you are angry with yourself! Those who are successful maintain the mentality of, “I know that hard work and commitment will lead to success,” and, “I am capable, intelligent, and worthy of excellent grades”. They also understand that any grade they receive is earned and not given. Additionally, they understand that even at the end of the day, if they get bad grades they know for a fact that they tried their hardest. Self-criticism can be more harmful than good. Never scold yourself for missing homework, doing bad on an exam, or being confused. Instead, search for ways to actually CHANGE your behavior. A change in you mentality may sound silly, but it may be the difference between having the motivation to study a little harder and laying in bed feeling bad about yourself. BE HONEST. If you are really struggling and going to office hours and studying isn't helping, drop your pride and try to find a tutor. If a tutor isn’t in the books for you due to financial situations, explain this to your professor and see if you can schedule more one-on-one time. 

To be honest, the tumblr witchcraft community taught me more than any book on witchcraft I ever read.

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mar 23 2017 // ap chemistry

we finally finished learning all the necessary material for the ap chemistry test… so I can finally present my flashcards system!

this is how I have been studying for all of my second semester chemistry tests, and it’s how I will study for the ap exam.

read more about this flashcards system below the cut!

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more fun taz animations! still getting the hang of looping them in just 24 frames

Teru finding out that Mob will go out with him around the city after school with the promise of fancy, weird colored soda~ ///

Below you will find my Academia FAQ. If you still can’t find something feel free to ask! My Study Tips page should be helpful, as well.

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04.03.17 First Week of Rotation Over! 👟👟

Super exhausting but super rewarding! I never thought that I would love low vision clinics so much, but I really felt like we made a difference to the patient’s quality of life with just a few low vision aids and some training! 

Decided to include some #timetrackers in this spread just so that I can watch how I’m spending my study time :)


MY WEEKLY STUDY TIPS

Please see my #optomstudies tag or my study tips directory (web only) for the full list + see my kpop vocab lists + stationery + bujo spreads! ^_^

WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN BEFORE UNIVERSITY STUDY TIPS SERIES

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Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me  恶魔少爷别吻我 S2 Ep. 15

How to get out of tricky situation - A Guide by  Qi Lu the Cat

  • Fushimi: *scoffing* Boyfriend? I don't want to be Misaki's boyfriend!
  • Kusanagi: *cleaning a glass in the bar* Well, what do you want then?
  • Fushimi: *slumps down and hits head on bar* I don't know. I just want to be with him. All the time. I want to hear about his day and tell him about mine. I want to hold his hand and smell his hair. But I don't want to be his stupid boyfriend. Because Misaki is stupid. And HOMRA is stupid. And you're stupid. And Captain is stupid. You know who else is stupid? Everyone. Everyone is stupid. Stupid Misaki won't even look at me. And another thing-
  • Kusanagi: ...
Sometimes I am amazed when I find that some people are not aware of the work done by feminist, black, and postcolonial scholars on questions relevant to the general debates within cultural studies or philosophy. How can you not know? I want to ask. How can they not be cited? I protest. What I have learned is that not knowing about certain things is an effect of the lines people have already taken, which means they ‘attend’ to some things only by giving up proximity to others, which is at the same time giving up on certain futures.
—  Sara Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology (183)
Say it with me

“Islam” is not a race.

Condemning a religion is not racist.

If I condemn David Koresh’s particular brand of cult, I am not being racist against him or his followers. I am condemning the belief system for the dangerous and hurtful results.

Judaism is not a race.
Christianity is not a race.
Buddhism is not a race.

Just like not all Christians are white Europeans, not all Muslims are of Middle Eastern descent.

My math teacher in my freshman year of high school was a practicing Muslim who was as white as the light on fresh fallen snow. I visited a mosque in Dallas my freshman year of college when I studied Islam and the Qu'ran. The people there represented nearly every race (although I can say that I saw no one of Asian descent on my trip).

Quit saying that people who disagree with Islamic teachings are racist. You can use the word “islamophobic” or whatever, because “fear of Islam” is an entirely acceptable way to characterize how most people who condemn the religion feel given recent events.

Why is it that Islam is so often forgiven for teachings that are contra-modern western culture (subservience to the male head of the family, intolerance of other religions/nonbelievers, calling homosexuality wrong), but other religions are not? I believe it is because people have decided that Muslim=Middle Eastern Person and that disagreeing with their religion is racist.

Islam is not a race.
ISLAM IS NOT A RACE.

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