i made this for a homework task

I want to make a full masterpost for each of these that goes into more detail, but I don’t know which to do first, so let me know what you’d like to see! SORRY this is so long omg I got carried away

1. Time Management

  • it’s impossible to study 3 subjects at a single time
  • it’s not practical to do all your homework on Sunday night
  • make a to-do list!!!
  • make sure you have (and update) a planner!
  • I have lots more on time management so I’ll probably make a masterpost v soon if it would be helpful!!

2. Breaks Things into Smaller Tasks

  • how do you eat an elephant?
  • in smalll bites.
  • look at everything you do as progress
  • if you have 85 math problems and you’ve done 10, you’ve made progress.
  • knowing that you’re making progress towards a goal is going to help motivate you!!
  • don’t be afraid to use this on your to-do list
  • write “do ten math problems” ten times in your planner
  • not “do all math problems” once!!!

3. Highlighting and Rereading are Not Effective on Their Own

  • if it works for you that’s alright!!
  • I’m just sharing what I’ve learned
  • Why doesn’t this work for most people?
  • because it isn’t active learning

4. Become an Active Learner

  • “active learner” wow sounds scary
  • fear not!! with a little practice you’ll see what it’s all about!
  • rereading something won’t make you fully understand it
  • you might remember some definitions (which is good)! but
  • unless you can use the word in new context, it’s not really useful in your long term memory
  • here’s more on actually becoming an active learner
  • use the quizzes at the back of your textbook chapters
  • or find quizzes online (or make your own if you can’t find any)
  • don’t just answer the question, explain why your answer is right
  • do this in as much detail as you can
  • why? because this will force you to use your learned information in a new way
  • if you don’t know how to explain it, read your notes and book again until you can write out an answer

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Today has been thought provoking. I had the opportunity to be with a mentor and friend who recently had a life threatening experience. Such events lend themselves to greater appreciation for Time, relationships, and the small things in life.

To almost emphasize the point, the words of a song stood out to me…that the best moments in life seem like wasted time.

Do we sometimes give too much of ourselves to things that have no value? I was thinking about productivity. Often productivity is measured by tasks completed, products made, or dollars earned. One of my frustrations as a child is that my mom wouldn’t sit down with me and watch a movie. She always had to be working. As a working mom, I really understand because after working, there is cooking, cleaning, homework, baths…the To Do list. But, I don’t think those memories are best for my son. He needs to know he is more important than the To Do list.

It is the same with others. How easy it would have been for my mentor to stay home today with the list of all consuming work? Instead, he spent time with me… accomplishing little things on my list that were daunting and reconnecting with me. There must be balance I think.. time for the work that must be done, time for relationships old and new, and more importantly time for oneself.

So, perhaps the most productive time is actually reading a story or watching a movie? It will be unique to the individual and their needs. Be patient with yourself and others. ❤

Hey everyone! I’m back with some new printables. As usual, the links below go to my Google Drive where you down download these as PDFs.

Topics to Study

The topics to study page appears in my ‘5 page study planner’, but a lot of people have asked specifically for this page so I decided to update it and make it a stand alone printable! Use the love hearts to ‘rate’ your understanding of the topic before and after studying. PDF: DOWNLOAD LINK HERE

Task List

This is a task list which you can use for lots of different purposes - homework, college packing, things you need to take to school each day, etc. PDF: DOWNLOAD LINK HERE

READINGS

This is a new collection of printables which can be used when taking notes from text books or academic journals, for example. I’ve made a few different sheets which should cater to your every note taking need. They can be downloaded as a complete ‘pack’ HERE, otherwise the download links for each individual page are listed below:

PDF: READINGS FRONT PAGE

PDF: READINGS: NOTES AND TOPIC PAGE

PDF: ‘JUST NOTES’ REFILL

PDF: READINGS NOTES WITH SUMMARY BOX

ENJOY! xo

5 tips to getting shit done:

Or alternatively a series of observations made by me that may or may not help you get shit done. 

Ok so over junior year, I have been on a quest to find how people are more productive, get better grades, study better, etc. It’s my little quest and at the end of the quest is a scholarship and maybe further down is a nice dream job (which is unlikely I know). But without further ado, here are my observations so far:

1. Commit to getting shit done. If you sit down to do your math homework, do your math homework. Don’t try to multi task and watch Netflix and do science homework at the same time, even if you can focus the work may not be as helpful to you (or get done properly) and it may take you twice as long to do it. 

2. Make use of all your time. If you have down time in school, even though you may not want to, it may be useful to at least start your work for another class. Rather than pushing everything off till when you get home or the weekend, commit to it now. 

3. Be engaged and active in your classes or while doing your homework. If you learn as you go then you save the study time later. 

4. Budget your time appropriately. That 5 point psychology worksheet doesn’t need to be worked on for hours. Th time you spend on something should reflect how much output and value it gives in the long run. If you spend hours on small assignments, you won’t have time for the important ones. 

5. Study buddies, google docs, and study buddies. People are your friends, especially study buddies. They can help you catch up on work, clear up misconceptions, and you can collaborate on google docs to make some kick ass study guides. 

  • Another helpful tip is to talk with your friends about the material. It may help you cement ideas into your head. 

jem-my-greatest-sin  asked:

OMG OMG OMG AKASHI GIVING A MASSAGE TO THEIR SO WHO IS FEELING STRESSED BECAUSE OF THEIR EXAMS AND HOMEWORK? THANK YOU

Since you didn’t mention NSFW, I made it fluff instead :3 I hope that’s alright

Akashi hated seeing you push yourself too hard. He knew what it was like to balance so many things at once, especially during finals week, and knew what a grueling task that was. But his mentality had been hammered into a stronger one that could withstand such pressures. He never wanted you to feel that way though.

When you returned to the apartment drained that night, he knew he needed to call an intervention. He watched you practically drag himself in and drop your things on the couch before heading to the kitchen to gulp down a bottle of water. He leaned against the doorframe, watching your hunched figure and the bags under your eyes. “Sweetheart,” he started softly. You turned around with surprise, not expecting Akashi to be back so early. “Want to join me on the couch?”

With a warm, exhausted smile, you nodded. You followed him back into the living room where he proceeded to pull you down onto the couch and wrap his arm around you. He nuzzled his nose against your neck, breathing in your sweet scent. You shivered at his actions and wondered why he was suddenly so affectionate.

“Are you doing okay? You look very tired.” He untangled himself from you and turned you around so your back faced him. What was he do— Oh. His fingers did wonders on the knots on your back and you let out a satisfied groan. That moan went straight to his pants but he knew it wasn’t the time for that.

“I’ve been better,” you whispered honestly. “It’s tiring to do so much at one time but I admit that it’s fun too, and definitely worth it.”

He hummed in response, continuing to press on your shoulders. “Don’t push yourself too hard, okay. I don’t want you getting sick or hurting yourself.” You just nodded slowly, barely able to form any cohesive thoughts with his hands on you. “What do you want to eat in the morning? I can always make you breakfast when you’re in a rush.”

You were about to whirl around but Akashi kept you in place, making sure that you focused solely on his hands and your pleasure alone. He wanted you to relax completely. “You don’t have to do that. You have enough to do on your own too. I’m fine with just fruits.”

“That’s not enough considering the number of things you have to do. And I know you’ve been skipping lunch too to keep up with the workload.” You sheepishly ducked your head, knowing that your health wasn’t your number one priority at the moment. “I’ll prepare you a bagged lunch or order something for you for your lunch. If you need to go early too, I can always get our housekeeper to prepare something.”

“Sei, that’s not necessary. I swear I’m fine.”

He gathered all your hair and shifted it to one side, leaning down to place a soft, loving kiss on your bare skin. “You haven’t been responsible with your health, sweetheart. I need to make sure that you’re healthy. Please let me take care of you.”

You heard the tiny hint of desperation in his voice and knew how serious he was about this, so you just nodded. “That would be great, thank you. And if you need anything, please tell me.” You tilted your head to the side and faced up to meet his eyes.

Akashi gave you a sweet smile before pressing his lips against yours. “Of course, thank you.”

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11.05.16 ~ A look inside my planner!

1. Handy sticky notes I use to write down any books or work I need to take home for the day (its handy so I can just glance at it rather than sit for several minutes looking though all my homework tasks while I’m being shoved by the crazy amounts of people in the locker area).

2. My cute timetable! I made it myself too - I hand-drew the black text, then scanned it and filled in the colours! (I’m quite proud of myself for it)

3. Some sticky notes/bits of paper with positive things written on them that my form teacher asks us to write - either for ourselves or another person - and I look at them when I’m stressed or upset and it really helps cheer me up! :)

4. I ran out of space for another note so I began on the next spot - plus a saying I find amusing from this post :)

5. My to-do list! I generally write down what the task it first, then highlight the task in the colour of whatever class it’s for, and sometimes use red, orange, or green to mark how important it is (the [/] box means it’s in progress, and [x] means it’s complete, and I usually also put a line through the task as well)