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advice for incoming high school freshmen

i’ve seen a lot of these posts but none of them really aligned with my experience. so here it is, how to survive freshman year from one of many sophomores in this community. please take everything here with a grain of salt. 

before school starts: 

  • you will not need nearly as many notebooks as you think you do. please, save yourself the time and money and hold off on buying them until you know how many you need. 
  • try not to get stuck in the school’s mindset of what classes you need. for example, most freshmen in my school (on a trimester system) take Bio 1, Chem 1, then Chem 2. i took all of those classes, but i really didn’t need to take bio 1 because i’m planning to complete my bio credits with AP Bio (and also bio is one of my stronger subjects). chem 1 and 2 are the only prerequisites for AP Bio, so what i should have done was drop Bio 1 and take a fine arts class instead to fill up those requirements. tl;dr: play to your strengths and don’t listen to the school when they tell you something is “highly recommended”.
  • if you’re doing a sport, please know when you have to turn in paperwork to play. don’t miss the deadline or put off your physical. 

when school starts: 

  • try not to pack too much in your backpack on the first day. paper, writing utensils, a jacket, water (reusable bottles will save your life), your lunch/money, and your student id!!! (very important) should cut it.
  • take a picture of your schedule on your phone. if you get a map mark where your classes are and take a pic of that too. chances are that flimsy piece of paper dictating your entire day will get torn, crumpled or lost. i’ve seen people say it looks horribly freshman-like if you carry around your schedule all day, if that’s a thing you worry about. 
  • if you get a class you don’t like (that’s not a required class), switch out of it asap. don’t try and suffer through it for the credits. it will suck. 
  • it’s not a big deal if you need to drop or raise a level. do what’s best for your gpa. don’t feel horribly inferior if there are freshmen taking 2 APs when you’re taking none (like me) because they probably took classes over the summer. they’re not geniuses, i promise.
  • PLEASE, try not to carry too much stuff in your backpack. at my school we don’t have lockers and my shoulders suffered because i thought i could bring a 1L bottle, three reading books, my thick jacket, and two large pencil case along with all my school stuff. 
  • YOUR SCHOOL ID IS YOUR LIFELINE. try your best not to lose it, and if you do, replace it as soon as possible. 
  • if you have the extra money, buying two sets of pe clothes is incredibly helpful. trust me on this. 
  • don’t stress too much, it’s really not as bad as it seems.

once school is well underway:

  • don’t freak out if you do badly on a test. one of my friends got a d on her midterm and ended up having an a in the class. you’ll have time to pull it up. 
  • at the same time, don’t slack either. people say freshman grades aren’t that important, especially if you show improvement in later years, but don’t let your grades go to the dogs. freshman year is the time to build good habits, and colleges really like to see unweighted 4.0s (or so i’ve heard)
  • be nice to your teachers. even if they’re demon spawn. my friend had a much nicer time than i did with our hellish english teacher simply because she talked to her a lot while i barely spoke at all. if your teachers like you they might be more willing to round your grade up or give you extra credit work. 
  • do your best to always be prepared and have your stuff with you. it’s not fun having to ask around for stuff. 
  • join some clubs. it helps with meeting new people and finding things you love. if they have competitions, it doesn’t look bad on your resume if you win any. 
  • if your school offers the PSAT to freshmen, take it. it’s a good way to look at where you are versus where you want to be come junior year when you’re eligible for the NMSQT. 
  • volunteer! get those hours in when you still have time. weekends are great if you aren’t too busy then. 
  • try to have the phone number of at least one person in each of your classes. group chats are also great, because people aren’t online all the time and you can ask a bunch of people for help all at once. don’t let them distract you, though. a lot of my group chats like to wander off topic and talk about other things. 

when studying: 

  • homework is gonna take a lot longer than it did in middle school. utilize the time you have effectively and do what it takes to make sure you’re ready to get to work. for example, one of my friends would always nap right after school for a few hours, and then do her homework later. i usually grab a snack and go on my phone for a few minutes to revitalize. 
  • if you have time during school, try doing your homework then. you’ll still be in the school mindset and people will be around for you to ask for help. 
  • try not to stay up past midnight. you really won’t need to, and you’ll be glad for the extra sleep. if you have to choose between finishing a small math assignment or going to sleep early for a test tomorrow, take the hit for the assignment and get some sleep. 

people and relationships: 

  • dating in freshman year tends to be quite ephemeral. if you don’t, good for you. no one will judge you. if you do, good for you. don’t prioritize it though, and be prepared for your friends to constantly tease you about it. 
  • don’t date people older than you, especially seniors. i know this has been said a thousand times, but for good reason. please. do not. 
  • making friends with people in higher grades is always a good thing, though! in my experience, juniors love freshmen and are probably the easiest to make friends with. they’re really good if you need some advice and you don’t have to worry about them leaving next year. seniors will honestly not care about you unless you see them often. sophomores have a reputation of bullying freshmen (at least in my school), but a lot of them are nice and will be in some of your classes. 
  • for me, high school actually had more drama than middle school. don’t be afraid to drop friends and don’t be worried if you lose any; you’ll make better ones later. 
  • a lot of the kids in my middle school went to a different high school, so i was basically starting from Ground Zero regarding friends. don’t be too concerned if you don’t click with people right away; i found most of my current friends during the second and third trimesters. 

other stuff:

  • bring a charger or a power bank to school if you know you’re gonna need it. you’ll be able to charge your phone during class (if your teacher is ok with it) and if you ask around for one chances are you won’t get it. 
  • bring snacks. most teachers are pretty chill about you snacking during class, and it’s better to have your own stuff than mooch off your friends.
  • the rules are more flexible. you can use your phone in class depending on the teacher, they even let you listen to music while they’re teaching if you have earbuds. 
  • go to the dances if you want. i didn’t go to any because i’m lazy and also i like to spend my money on other things, but a lot of my friends consider it an important part of the high school experience. football games can be fun too, even if you don’t like football (like me). there’ll be band and cheer and dance if you’re into that, and you can also hang out with your friends (the ones from the school your school is playing too!) and eat really unhealthy snacks. same with pep rallies, except no food. 
  • if your school has a newsletter or weekly news videos, pay attention to them. they usually have important information on where new clubs are meeting, spirit weeks, deadlines, events, etc. 
  • everyone is really spirited the first month or so and then after that they don’t care. follow their lead. 
  • talk to your teachers if you need help. they’ll do their best to work something out for you. 
  • there’s gonna be that one person who thinks the world revolves around them and gets on your nerves. chances are everyone else hates them too. be nice to them, but don’t hang around them. 
  • you’re not alone. everyone else is just as worried as you. have fun, and don’t sweat it. 
Ugh

Guys

I’m so

Why is it that if you get a good grade and share it, it’s bragging? To the point where I feel legitimately ASHAMED if I get a good grade.

There’s this girl, the same girl who accuse me of bragging when I said “I thought I would be invited to PTK since I have a 4.0 and 12 credits and that meets the requirements” (I was, by the way, it was just late). I feel like she constantly tries to bring me down academically now.

For example, last week, a mandatory discussion board was posted for English bc we had a snow day Thursday, and the email said it was open til Monday. I posted something to snapchat about it and she was like “bro that was due on Thursday…” and I said “no it’s open til Monday” and she was like “yeah cause only me and two other people did it” and I was like “no it said in the email…” and then checked with my teacher and told her and she didn’t respond.

Today I posted about the 99 in soc on snapchat and she was like “didn’t you already take precalc in high school?” and I was like “no this is sociology” but like… I just feel like she’s trying to find some way to take me down a notch or something.

But the thing is, I can get good grades whether I’ve taken the class before or not? I hadn’t taken psych before and I ended up with an over 100% average. So saying “you took the class before” doesn’t mean the 99 is less valid.

Moreover, it’s not like I brag about my grades and don’t share my bad ones. I share all my grades, even the bad ones! It just happens that I work my ass off and I’m blessed to be naturally hardworking and organized and so I usually get good grades!

It’s gotten to the point where I feel GUILTY when I get a good grade because I feel like people are going to accuse me of bragging and try to bring me down. I feel like I should get a C because then when I share it people won’t accuse me of conceit.

That guy who dumped me during finals week said I was “academically intimidating” and that my confidence came off as me being conceited. He said he thought I thought he was below my standards academically (I legit never even thought about that). Do you know how AWFUL it made me feel to know I made someone FEEL that way?! Yes, it’s more his problem, but it happened.

I don’t know. I really don’t. I post about my grades on Snapchat and people call me out for “bragging” and think I’m conceited but like do you know how much fucking shit I have dealt with to get those grades?!?! Ugh. Anyway I’ll end this rant but I’m just so upset about this right now it’s unreal

anonymous asked:

I understand that it takes a lot of work and I hella appreciate it but WHEN WILL MY PERI RETURN FROM WAR

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Taming of the Squirrels

I reblogged this post about the campus squirrels being different from regular squirrels and noted in my tags that the OMGCP fandom had been woefully neglecting key Samwell campus life content. (Dedicated to @josighah​, who let me spew random squirrel facts at them in chat while writing this.)

Summary: Tango and Nursey make it their goal to touch a Samwell squirrel. Mostly Tango-limited POV, with some accidental Nurseydex happening in the background.


“Have you noticed the Samwell squirrels are different from, like, normal squirrels?” Tango asked over breakfast one morning.

Whiskey just nodded in confirmation next to him, not bothering with words when there was still food he could be eating.

“Oh, bro, those half-tame little fuckers are terrifying! Look like they’re about to mug you,” Ransom said from the other end of the table.

“Oooooh, the Samwell squirrels…” Holster looked almost gleeful, which was always kind of worrying. He sat up straighter and took on his storytelling pose. Ransom rolled his eyes. “Legend says there was once a student who dedicated himself to picking up one of these fabled creatures before he graduated. For four long years, he strove to tame the beasts. He offered them food. He sat still as stone under the trees by the Pond. He learned to speak their language. And finally, the day before graduation, it happened. A squirrel came to him and took the bread from his hand, and did allow him to lift it. Verily, they even say he was able to pet it for nearly five minutes. He refused to walk at graduation, saying his true college mission had been accomplished.”

Dex raised a skeptical brow, while Bitty looked vaguely disgusted. “Well, I certainly hope he washed his hands afterward. Tree rats.”

“You don’t think they’re cute?” Tango asked.

“I mean, I guess,” Bitty conceded, “but they’re everywhere where I’m from. My mama uses a pellet gun to keep ’em off the birdfeeder. Why spend all your time trying to pick up a squirrel when you can pet Prof. Atley’s dog? Or the volleyball team’s cat? Respectable pets. Clean pets.”

“Guinea pigs,” put in Chowder. “I think I know someone with a ferret.”

“Rats,” added Whiskey.

No,” said Bitty, “not rats. I said respectable pets.”

“Rats are actually very clean,” said Dex mildly.

“Yeah, Bitty, don’t judge,” drawled Nursey, clearly just to be a shit.

Bitty narrowed his eyes at them. “I will deny pie to any person who dares bring a rodent into my Haus.”

“Nah, bro, chill!” Nursey threw up pleading hands. But then he turned to Tango. “I do kinda want to touch a Samwell squirrel now, though. You in?”

Tango’s face lit up and Nursey held up his hand for a high-five.

Dex buried his face in his hands.

Whiskey took the opportunity to casually steal his bacon.

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anonymous asked:

what are the most common mistakes writers make? and how do you fix them?

Thanks for your question, nonny!  This is a very wide topic, so I wasn’t sure how to answer it – but I’ve come to a conclusion.

I think the most common writing mistake is to self-edit, and it’s detrimental to writing time as a whole.  Self-editing is basically editing your story while you’re writing it; going back and correcting mistakes and rewriting sentences while you’re still putting paragraphs on paper.  The worst part about this problem is that it feels like you’re doing the right thing – that by “fixing yourself” and keeping a scrutinizing eye on the page, you’re becoming a better writer.  But you’re not helping yourself.

Think of it this way, because this is how I learned it: I grew up in dance.  I took over a decade of ballet, jazz, and tap classes, and I moved up in the classes at a steady pace.  I was awkward as hell, but I was a fast learner.  I was meticulous and made sure to pay attention, learn all the steps, and master the timing.  I was, in retrospect, one of the most accurate dancers at my level.

But I didn’t get lead roles.  Ever.  No matter how hard I worked, I couldn’t get any of the starring roles in our productions.  And every time I asked for critiques from my mentors, I got the same message, over and over.

You’re too in your head.  You’re too focused on being perfect to engage with the audience.”

And they were absolutely right.  Going back and watching tapes of myself, I never smiled – even when I was having a good time.  I never showed my own personality; I never messed around between run-throughs. I made fewer mistakes, but I missed out on the personality and fun and interactive aspect of art and performance!

So instead of focusing on getting things right, approach it like this: prepare beforehand – study and revise afterhand.  But let writing be writing.  Let yourself get lost in the scene.  Let yourself make mistakes.  Try turning the font white or closing your eyes; try Write or Die to turn up the heat.  Whatever you do, just do it and don’t think until it’s over.  That is my advice.

Thanks again for your question!  Happy writing :)


If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask me!

1075. Luna Lovegood hated Care of Magical Creatures, solely because Hagrid told her that Crumple Horned Snorkaks- any many of the other creatures she mentioned- weren't real and she refused to believe him.
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margo decided a while ago to take up dancing! she’s taken a couple different classes, and she’s found that ballet is her favorite. it’s very tiring, and although she hasn’t even begun the real hard stuff yet, she’s often sore and finding bruises in strange places. 

anonymous asked:

So I dropped out of college after only one semester. I just told people I was taking the spring semester off while I'm constantly feeling like a failure. I only passed 1 out of the 5 classes I was taking. A big problem was that I didn't properly take care of my depression and anxiety until college and I'm constantly beating myself up about it because I felt like I could have prevented this. My family wants me to take at least one class, but I'm not sure if I can even handle that. Idk what to do.

I literally failed every single class I took in college over 3 semesters because of my mental health after graduating HS with a 3.8 GPA, 5 AP classes, 32 ACTs, and 2000+ SAT scores. 

Shit happens.

I dropped out. I chose a path that many would deem harder. I had to work tooth and nail to convince everyone that the road I took would lead to me being okay. And I’m doing it. We’ve all got our stuff. You just need to listen to the people in your life, listen real good, and then listen to yourself. Choices like this are very hard, but if you can see the path that others may not, and that’s a path that’s exciting, inspiring, and feels genuine, my friend you’ve gotta take that path for yourself. 

And the good news about choices is that you can always change course and adjust as you learn and grow and experience consequences.

Request: Hi I LOVE YOUR WORK! Can I make a request? Anyway can I have a Draco Malfoy imagine were you go to meet him in the forbidden forest but he’s not there but Crabb and Goyle are and they attack the reader? If you do t want to write this it’s cool! :) :)

Character: Draco Malfoy

Word count: 665

Warning: Physical abuse, verbal abuse.

Sorry, it took me this long to write this, enjoy it.

*Gif’s not mine, credit to whoever made it*

“Shhhh, Mr. Malfoy. Leave,  you need to let her rest.”

“No! I’m staying with her until she wakes up, and then I still will be with her to take care of her.”

Whispers, echoing inside my head, getting louder and louder until they were unbearable screams filling me completely. My eyes snap open unable to take the noise anymore, I was meet with silence but it was replaced with the increasing race of my heartbeats and the eyes of Madam Pomfrey and Draco. I tried to stand from the bed, realizing I was in the hospital wing. I couldn’t move, a rush of pain run through my body letting an animalistic grunt of hurt escape from my mouth.

“Easy, let me help-”

“You are not helping her Mr. Malfoy, that is my job.” Madam Pomfrey hurried to help me sitting down, preventing Draco you even put a hand on me.

“Thank you.” I mouth her grabbing Draco’s hand giving it a gentle squeeze. He sadly smiled at me and sat down.

“What happened?” he asked worried giving a delicate kiss to my hand.

I was supposed to meet Draco at Forbidden Forest at 6:00 p.m but I’m running late because I woke up late from a nap I took after classes were over. I walked faster as I approached the border of the Forest. I deepen myself in it planning my apologies to Draco for being; late when something hit me from the back and my body fell to the ground landing on my face. I tried to prevent from hitting my face but I was unable to move. 

My body was turned harshly around and I see Crabbe and Goyle’s standing in front of me. I was doing my best to scream and run from them but I didn’t move an inch.

“Look who we have here, the (Y/H) mudblood.” spat Crabbe giving me a filthy look and kicking me hard in the ribs.

Pain extended all over my body. He walked around me, trying to intimidate me, purposely stepping on my hand probably breaking a finger or two. Goyle did absolutely nothing but stare almost as if he was bored. Crabbe kicked me a couple more times on the outer part of my thighs and near my chest. I felt how my body was lifted from the ground and I feared for my life not knowing what he was going to do.

“Stop!” we heard a female voice scream from behind, my body was left to fall to the ground carelessly hitting my back with a fallen branch. I was relieved but my eyes showed authentic fear when Pansy Parkinson walked into the scene.

“I can’t believe you started without me and being the only ones having fun,”

she said as a psychotic smile grew on her face.

“ Draco’s too good for you, you worthless mudblood,” she spits on my face. She then grabbed me by my shirt lifting me from the ground, before she did anything she got closer to the level of my ear and whispered.

“Take this as a warning, stay away from my Dracky or else…” My head hit something extremely hard as I sense something warm and wet on the spot where the back of my head was smashed. I heard their steps getting less and less audible, letting me know they were leaving.  My body stopped being stiff and I was able to move again, felt dizzy and my eyes felt heavy as I blacked out but I was being carried away from that horrifying scene before I lost my conscience completely.

Draco’s teary eyes became hard and soulless, his breath sped up and his knuckles became white as he gripped the sheet of my bed. He stood up looking at nothing in particular, lost in his thoughts, he came closer to me and gently kissed me on the forehead.

“Don’t worry my dear, I’ll deal with this.” he said slowly and walked his way out of the hospital wing.

Marty Scurll | “One may smile, and smile, and be a villain.”

Title: “One may smile, and smile, and be a villain.”

Pairing: Professor!Marty / Reader

Summary: If someone ever asked me why I took this class I’d tell them the truth, I signed up because I loved Shakespeare’s work, but stayed for the way Professor Scurll’s ass looked in trousers.

Words: 1,894

Warnings: Slightly NSFW, I’m talking very slight. 

A/N: Thanks to the Topman advert that Marty is in for the new muscle fit suits, I got this idea! Also, do you get the title!? I was v proud of it tbh. It’s from Hamlet and it has the word “villain” in it! Fitting, no? (but he doesn’t hold that moniker in this fic, yet). Anyways! Hope you all enjoy Professor!Marty in all his beautiful glory.

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October 24 2017

Last midterm today! I feel like I had soooo much time to study for this one (it’s in an hour actually) so I’m getting kinda stressed that I missed something or im not stressed out enough about it. ickassd;af ;. 

I took over 10 pages of front and back notes for this class I really hope the studying pays off

nct as texts in my class chat
  • Taeil: #whyareyouallsogay
  • Hansol: that was my plan and if you steal it i will break a coconut with your head
  • Johnny: *at 1am* what was the homework and did anyone do it and can you send it to me. *1:50am* please?
  • Taeyong: you all should be studying instead of writing here
  • Yuta: *only ever writes happy birthday and happy new year*
  • Kun: oops sorry, wrong chat
  • Doyoung: wow! great! i would've never! ever! thought of that!! you! deserve! a medal!!!!
  • Ten: *only ever sends dog pics captioned 'look how cute, just like me'*
  • Jaehyun: i just met my old teacher, should i fuck him?
  • WinWin: why did i even get up
  • Mark: i'll explain the homework to you but you gotta do it yourself i'm not THAT nice
  • Renjun: *the one who always sends the material*
  • Jeno: *uses fish and noodle as insults*
  • Haechan: Guys…I have to tell you something…IT’S MY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW YOU BETTER NOT FORGET IT
  • Jaemin: Shirts do weird things sometimes, you never know what they’re up to in your closet
  • Chenle: i'll bring watermelon. or some other fruit. fruits are great.
  • Jisung: *8pm* good night, i'm going to sleep

anonymous asked:

Hey! I'm taking online classes but I procrastinate so much. And leave everything to the last minute. Any advice please?

I took an online class over the summer, so this is super relevant to me!! here’s how I stayed on top of my deadlines:

📝 keep away from distractions 📝
• get an application blocker!! you can’t mess around on BuzzFeed if BuzzFeed doesn’t work
• put your phone out of your line of sight
• have a clean place to work. this can be a corner of your bed, your kitchen table, or a proper desk

📝 stay productive 📝
• set aside thirty minutes every day to work on your class, preferably in the morning
• try to do the task for 2 minutes, and you’ll probably feel productive immediately
• keep a water bottle and snack within arms reach do you don’t have an excuse to stop working
• if all else fails, just tell yourself the worst case scenario, and you’ll probably scare yourself into starting

📝 have a schedule 📝
• print out a calendar from my tag (/printables) and write down your goals for having assignments done. keep it in sight of where you work

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<p>It&rsquo;s been FOREVER since I&rsquo;ve posted anything! So here&rsquo;s a little taste of a class I took over the summer. Neuropsychopharmacology. What a mouthful. AN AMAZING MOUTHFUL. This class is literally my favorite class I have ever taken, it even beats organic chemistry, so bruh it&rsquo;s great. While focusing on the neuroanatomy, chemical messengers and drugs, this class really helped me realize what you put in your body can alter the structure and function of your brain. </p>

<p>This class had quite a bit of memorization with drug names, but a lot of the chemical structures and enzymes (learning the precursors of neurotransmitter) were easy to understand from organic chemistry. Most of the G-coupled protein pathways brought back memories of AP bio back in high school. </p>

<p>This class further solidified the idea that it&rsquo;s okay to take medication to replace NTs you lack. Those basic/minuscule molecules affect everything about you. How you grow and develop/ decision making/ memory/ emotions&hellip; everything. I also learned how more individuals die each year from the lack of medical care and drunk driving (both directly and indirectly) than those drugs the government called &ldquo;war&rdquo; over. What if halfway houses were still in society today? What if instead of throwing someone who is homeless with a mental illness into prison, we actually help them? I guess money could be an excuse, but this statement my professor stressed still resonates with me today: our society is a reflection of those who are marginalized. How we treat these individuals determines the quality of our civilization. </p>

<p>Bruh, deep. I can honestly say I&rsquo;ve forgotten 75% of the information I memorized. But I retained 100% of the information I learned and understood. I can apply that knowledge in future classes, and so far, Advanced Physiology has been a repeat of this course! </p>

<p>Also, here are some sample questions from exams! These little puzzles WERE THE BOMB DOT COM.

anonymous asked:

hey this is about the hp au! i dont want to start anything or be mean, but u have a few characters asking the hat to put them in a certain house. afaik, the only reason harry could do that was bc he was tied between slytherin and gryffindor. so u cant just ask to be in a house to be with ur mates, bc if ur personality doesnt fit ud have a hard time. eg. only ravenclaws can get into their area bc they have to answer riddles

No Hermione also was supposed to be sorted into Ravenclaw. But she asked the hat to put her in Gryffindor. Harry’s son Albus was told That he could also choose Gryffindor. The exact opposite thing happened with Nevile. Neville was intimidated by Gryffindor and the hat had to convince him that he belonged there. Neville has outwordly said that he felt he should be a Hufflepuff, but we all know the hat wanted him in Gryffindor. Also for the common room thing. There are not school rules that students from other houses couldn’t enter each others common room. So long as you have the password you can just walk in. The only common room that hasn’t been entered by someone of a different house is Hufflepuff. Harry was able to enter Ravenclaw with Luna and Slytherin when he was with Draco. When Ron is being sorted in his first year the hat says “Another Weasley. I know what to do with you.” and he places him into Gryffindor. It’s been argued that Ron would actually be a Hufflepuff, but the sorting hat likes tradition. Much like he was hardly placed on Malfoy’s head before he said “Slytherin!” He most likely heard the name much like he had done with Ron and knew straight off that Malfoy would want Slytherin.

The same could be said for Draco’s son Scorpius. Scorpius is easily a Ravenclaw. But Much like his father the hat gave it zero thought. He likes placing Malfoy’s in Slytherin because he knows they are a good fit for that house. I think the exact same could be said for some of the Hetalia characters. Also the hat himself said that he does give in if a student is particularly persistent in what they want and are not budging. He doesn’t like too but he will give in.

Liechtenstein would be the kind where the hat would not think much. I Imagine their family name is always sorted to Slytherin. SO he would have went with tradition. Belarus on the other hand would have argued with the hat silently to be a Gryffindor.

I took a class over Harry Potter in my senior year. I be knowin’…