i try to write good essays for these but i always end up having to put it in a read more

How to Annotate Literature

Many times language and literature classes require students to annotate the books that are given to them, but in many cases tips and advice on how to do so is lacking. I will be sharing my personal strategy for efficient and successful annotating that will not only help your understanding of the text but also gain the love of your teachers!

The tips have been divided into 5 components, each with their own explanation.

Sticky Tabs are Your Best Friend

I don’t know how I would manage to annotate without my sticky tabs. They help me organize and navigate the book before the reading, remind me what to look for while i’m going through the text and help me find whatever I may need once I get to further analysis for the class. 

Create a key for your tabs, personally I use five colors each having a few specific purposes based on where I place them in the book. Most stickies are accompanied by a specific note that will remind me of what I wanted to point out, these stick out of the right margin. 

  • Pink- Anything to do with characters, be it development or certain traits to remember. It can also be used for when you have questions about character related aspects of the text.
  • Orange- Refers to setting, in plays it is also applicable for stage directions.
  • Yellow- Is used for literary devices and use of language (tone, diction, patterns) and syntax, if there is a particular word the author used or a structure you want to take note of, this is the color to use. 
  • Green- Applicable to any important plot events, notable scenes or things that you think will be significant later in the story.
  • Blue- Themes and context of said ideas, anything to do with time, place and space in which the text takes place. It can also relate to how your context (a student reading a book for a literature course) impacts your perception of the text.

These are the things teachers usually look out for and it is certainly useful in any kind of further task! 

The top and bottom margins can be used to divide the book in to sections, such as chapters or scenes, mark the most important pages and to also highlight text to text connections. These colors you can pick yourself!

I do not recommend having more than 5 sticky tabs per page, otherwise it gets too crowded and they lose their purpose! (but you will still need to buy aaa lloootttt)

This is my key for the book I am currently annotating, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. 

Don’t Overdo it With the Highlighter

Find one color highlighter that you like the most and use it to mark explicit words or phrases that catch your attention, you can also use them in correlation with you sticky tabs! 

I prefer to use a yellow highlighter because it seems to bleed the least, and I usually use it in relation to the the yellow and blue tabs because those are the ones that relate to the most detailed and minute parts of the text. Once again you can find your own preference! But don’t overdo it, otherwise, like the tabs, the highlighter will lose its function to highlight important points. 

This is an example of how much highlighting I usually do. For non-fictional texts or parts of a book (like in the introduction you see here) I reserved highlighter for dates and names. 

Have a Conversation With the Author

This is one of the first tips that my high school teacher gave me and it’s really one of the most important ones to remember. And I know, it may sound kinda silly, but I find that it really helps me in developing my ideas and remembering exactly how I felt about a certain aspect of part of the text. 

Whether the text is fiction of non fiction, anything in between, you can always do these few things

  • Ask questions- As if you were going to get an answer, ask questions, write them down and write down as many as you want. Writing things down helps people remember so then it is more likely that in a class discussion you will be able to recall your queries or wonders. 
  • If you don’t like something, or you’re surprised by something, write it down! Use exclamation marks, use words that you would use in a regular conversation. I always write ‘WOW!!’ or ‘OMG’ when i’m especially impressed, and having such vocal- well written vocally- emotions will bring you closer to the subject of the text. 
  • Talk to the characters as well, if you are questioning a character’s actions ask them and provide an explanation as to why you speculate they may have acted a certain way. Not only does that further contribute to your involvement (also making things more entertaining) but it also deepens your thought!

What i’m trying to say is write down anything that comes to mind, your first response is your true response, and it is a valuable addition to your notes! And if you want to write a whole essay in between the lines… Actually, i’ll come back to that later! 

Pens, not Pencils 

I used to make notes completely in pencil but my approach changed when I realized that overtime the pencil would rub off and get illegible. I think it was because I used my book so much, but having switched to pen I realized that it helps me in quite a few other things as well. 

The good thing about pen is that you can’t erase it and let’s say you started writing down a note, scan down the page and realize what you are taking a note of is completely wrong. That’s ok! That’s actually really good! Don’t scribble out what you just wrote down, but instead continue and explain why you may have thought a certain way and what your understanding is now. That relates really closely to the previous note. 

Evidently pen also appears darker on the page, then there’s no possibility of it ever disappearing. It also won’t smudge or bleed as long as it’s ballpoint! That’s a good thing when drawing arrows between lines, underlining in addition to your highlights and circling/boxing whatever you deem necessary.

Time, Effort and Commitment

It’s clear that this post took me a while to make, and it took me a while to develop this system with all of the things that I have considered. So it must be self evident that using this type of annotation won’t be quick. It might get tiring at some times, and for me it really does, but at the end I find that it always pays off! You have to stay committed to this technique, you have to put in the same amount of effort for every page, which means you need time. So here are a few final general tips I will leave you with.

  • Don’t procrastinate! As goes for any task, and this one more than any, don’t waste time getting to it! I advice you check how many pages you have in total and make sure that you do a certain amount per day (usually 5-10 pages a day is good!)
  • If you go off on massive tangents in the side bars, make sure that you don’t get too distracted by them because they will take up a lot of your time. But one now and then may be good! Be sure to mark it for later reference!
  • Play mind games with yourself. This one is actually pretty interesting but it personally gets me a long way. If you have 20 pages left, don’t look at it as 20 pages but instead as 4 times 5, then the amount will seem a lot more manageable! It’s a kind of self encouragement!
  • That can also be said by looking now and then at how far your bookmark has moved through the book and giving yourself a pat on the back for all of you hard work!

That’s all I have for now! If you have any further questions for advice or explanation please message me and I will be more than happy to help! And I hope that this helps some people out too! (I’m counting this as 21/100 days of productivity as all I did today was related to annotating.)

Former Employment

Summary: Professor Stilinski is definitely not expecting to see his favorite porn star among the students of his Human Sexuality class.

Notes: Inspired by this ask. I don’t do power imbalance, so nothing happens until Derek is out of Stiles’ class. Also, while there are mentions of porn, there is no actual smut in this. Sorry. (On AO3)

@nogitsunelichen and @cobrilee – this is probably not what you had in mind, but I wrote it!

When Stiles pushes open the doors to the lecture hall, it’s completely empty. He blinks down at his watch in surprise, and realizes he made the walk across campus faster than he realized. There’s always an adjustment period at the beginning of every semester, where he figures out where his classrooms are and how long it’ll take to get there.

Well, he might as well utilize this time, then. He sits at the desk at the front of the room, and gets back to writing his proposal for a class on the influence of society on gender.

He gradually hears students come in as he works, but he keeps focused, because he knows he has at least another ten minutes before class starts.

But when he hears a student ask, “Hey, are you the professor?” he has to look up, and he begins to wish he’d done it a lot sooner.

Keep reading

Because some people asked ;) I’ll try to make one a month with all the fics I read (and like!) in the last month okay ? Also fair warnings : 1/ these fics recs will contains some classics because HELLO newbie here  2/ I mostly read rated M or E fics.

  ☾  The Price , by theroguesgambit : Stiles must surrender the most important thing in his life to protect the town… and no one can figure out what it was. (18k, M)

    Can’t rely on me , by  Littleredridinghunter : Set at the end of season 2, Gerard beats Stiles up, but it’s a lot worse than anyone knows. The pack let him down, that’s not really a surprise lately.When Danny finds Stiles nearly bleeding to death the next day it’s the start of a beautiful friendship.Can the pack make amends before it’s too late? Will Stiles ever forgive them for not being there for him when he needed them the most? (116k, E)

  ☾  Didn’t See That Coming, by knittersrevolt : Stiles leaves Beacon Hills in the dust after he catches his husband cheating on him. He finds his way to New York where he starts working for the Hale House Nursery, accidentally adopts a werewolf baby (through no fault of his own thank-you-very-much), and somehow starts training to be an Exorcist Emissary. So, in general, life was going good.Then he hears that demons have found their way into his hometown. Can he face his inner demons and go back to save the day? (83k, E)

  ☾ Human is Just a Word , by lady emebalia (emebalia)  :  Getting claimed by a werewolf has so not been on Stiles’ agenda for the night. But at least he can choose whose human pet he’s going to be. That’s a plus, right? (173k, E)    

  ☾  Just Act Normalby  zosofi  : If someone had told Stiles back in high school that he would be an Oscar winning actor by the time he turned 25, he would’ve probably told Scott to punch them. The thing is, though…they would’ve been right.Which makes returning to Beacon Hills, center of all that is supernatural and better left avoided, all the more awkward. (79k, E)

  Sense of Home,   by  siny : Home can be a place, but it can also be a person.After the events with the Nemeton, Stiles starts suffering the consequences of their sacrifice. A journey he attempts to make on his own, but only becomes worse with every step he takes. In the process he seeks comfort in an unexpected place and it draws him toward an unexpected person. (53k, E)

  ☾ What I Did On My Summer Vacation , by grimm  : There’s something weird about Beacon Hills that Stiles can’t quite put his finger on. The way everyone in town knows his name the day he arrives. The way they insist the melancholic howling that echoes through the forest every night is just a dog. The way his dad denies getting a dog, even though Stiles comes home to find one sprawled across his bed, some big black thing whose eyes gleam red in the right light. The way that massive oak tree out in the woods vibrates under his touch, pulsing with sickly life. There’s something weird going on in this town, and Stiles is determined to get to the bottom of it. (118k, E)

(It’s damn too long ! More under the cut)

Keep reading

You’ll Be Fine

Request: hello friend!!! Could you please do a sister!reader fic where Sams in college and reader is about 15-16 and its it first day of highschool. Shes like really nervous and dean conforts her and stuff. She find a quick salt and burn with the guy she sits next to? Idk i thought of a whole story but i think you could write it better, thanks soooooo much!!! @rosiesstanderds

A/N: I AM SO SORRY THIS TOOK SO LONG. I have been dying at college. I hope you enjoy this!! And again, I am sorry I have been dead to the world for like months.

Characters: Dean x Sister!Reader, John Winchester, OC, Sam (mentioned)

Warnings: swearing, angst, violence, mention of blood/gore, sadness, let me know if i missed anything!

Tagging: @percussiongirl2017 @leenasleena-blog @winchesters-favorite-girl

Originally posted by dontlookatmeitwashim

Another stupid day. Another moment where you wake up and forget for a second that Sam is gone, that he left you and Dean, and won’t even answer your texts or phone calls. Another stupid hunt. Another week or two of wondering if Dad is okay, if he is alive. Another stupid school. Another month of hearing Dean complain that Dad left him behind on this hunt to watch poor little old you.

Keep reading


J-Hope x Reader

Genre: Do I write anything that isn’t smut? The answer is no.

Summary: Look up from your books once in a while. A good dick down might be on the other side.

Word count: 4,267

A/N: I’m appalled at the lack of Hoseok smut so I thought I’d polish this piece I had about him and post that. Enjoy! Feel free to request stuff as well.

You glanced at the silver and pink watch on your wrist as you typed continuously onto your laptop. You sighed deeply as you pressed enter to switch line. This essay was taking so long to write and you could feel all your focus slip away, tiredness taking over in heavy presses on your eyelids. You met eyes with your charming boyfriend on the other side of the table. He smiled at you sweetly before looking back down at his papers. Unlike you, he was enjoying himself, writing lyrics and listening to some music on his laptop, calmly sipping a warm cup of tea. You glanced to your left and reached for your nth cup of coffee promptly sitting atop a messy pile of books. You tilted it. Empty. A sigh made its way between your dry lips and soon enough your cold hands found their way back onto your keyboard, resting lifeless on the keys.

You were so focused on getting this paper done that you didn’t notice Hoseok getting up to make you another warm drink. His presence lurked tall behind your back as his left arm entered your peripherals, putting a black mug down on the table, making sure to push away all your scattered papers. He grabbed your other mug under your soft stare. You lazily reached for the new drink and brought it up to your mouth.

“Thank you Hobi.” you murmured.

He put the other mug in the sink before standing behind you again, his gentle hands on your shoulders, massaging the sore muscles. You took a long awaited sip. Hm… Chocolate?

“Hobiii… that’s hot chocolate.” you whined cutely.

Keep reading

How to write an AP World DBQ

Each AP History class has slightly different DBQ rules. The average score for the DBQ is a 2 out of 9 which is bad for how easy the essay is. In my opinion, it’s the easiest essay. You have to know how to write it but you don’t need to know any actual history. Last year I didn’t even know the topic and I ended up doing well enough. Make it your strength. One good essay is key. This essay is a pain to write but it’s easy when you know what you’re doing. 

During the reading time

  • Read the question and rewrite exactly what it’s asking. This sounds stupid but it really helps. It’s super easy to answer the wrong question. Make sure your essay talks about the question. 
  • Take small notes about each document as you go, use easy words like positive, negative, social, political, economic, ect. You won’t know the groupings until you finish all the documents so it’s nice to have a few quick options. 
  • After you read them for the first time, you probably have a better idea of your groups. Make sure you have three groupings. Make sure the groups answer the question. Go back and take note of what group each document is in. 
  • Circle the author or the thing next to the author saying who they are. You’re going to need to notice this. 
  • Underline a quote or a line. Just use that for your paper. Don’t try to reread the whole thing every single time. 
  • Write your thesis. Write it. Seriously. It makes for an easier start. 
  • Typically I like to have my groupings on the front of the paper, just a header with the numbers. It makes it quicker. 

Writing it

  • Start by writing the document numbers on the front page of the documents. Cross each number out as you use that document. It’s the easiest way to keep track. You need to use all the documents or all but one. Make sure you don’t lose points on this. 
  • Write a strong thesis. The thesis is worth one point. Make sure it’s good. You don’t even need an intro paragraph. Just write the thesis and move on. Three part thesis works best. It gives you structure.
  • Try to use every document. If there is one you don’t understand, ignore it. Otherwise, at least make an attempt. Use the word perhaps! Perhaps isn’t absolute so it can’t really be wrong. 
  • You only need to identify bias for three sources but try to identify bias for all of them. It can be as simple as “they worked for the government thus they support it as they want power and a job.” 
  • Don’t use the word document. Use the author’s name or the document’s title. Example: “Document two says that the French revolution was a total failure” is not a good sentence. Instead say something like “DeGaulle believed that France was dishonored in World War II(Doc 4).”
  • Do put (Doc 1) at the end of the sentence where you reference the document. Just do it. The graders want to see it. It’s also easy to look back and check that you used all the documents
  • I have always been told to not quote the documents. Paraphrase them. Use at most ten words. Analyze the words don’t just use them. 
  • You have to include a sentence or two about a document that should be there and tell why. If the topic is imperialism or Europe generally taking over the world, just say the voice of a native because they are the other side of the story. BS this part. Pick a voice that should be heard on the topic. It’s just going to be BS. Make it simple. But make sure you have this! It’s one point, it’s important. Do it first thing or do it last thing. DON’T FORGET ABOUT IT. Basically, it’s a point of view thing. What other point of view should you have to completely understand the issue?
  • You’re going to get bored and lazy. You don’t need a conclusion or an intro. For an intro, just a thesis works. For a conclusion, just scribble more BS down or just restate your thesis. 

Other helpful tips(with some help from my friends)

  • Don’t cry even though you will want to
  • Make inferences. Doesn’t have to be right, just sound right. 
  • The essay is long and dull. Just treat it as a marathon(because honestly with the three essays, it is). Keep a steady pace. You have time but not too much time. 
  • Honestly, take your time. Your other essays can write. You probably don’t know much about the other prompts. Make sure you have all the points for the DBQ before moving on to the harder essays. 
  • Believe in yourself. Believe you can do it. Trust yourself to do it right and do it well
  • Make sure your handwriting is rather legible. 
  • You have to write in black pen. Be comfortable with writing in pen. 
  • Am I missing anything?
Tyler Seguin - Projects (Requested)

Originally posted by schneiderforpresident

A/N: This was brought to you by my very own blended gin which I named Felix Felicis. I apologize in advance for typos but it shouldn’t be too bad. I know it’s not exactly what was asked in the request but I wanted to make sure it wasn’t similar to the Strome one I wrote that had a similar request. 

Warnings: none

Word Count: 900

Request: can you do a tsegs imagine where you’re upset and stressed about university and he comforts you and just really kissy and cuddly and talks about how much he loves you

“I’m never going to get a degree” you mumbled to yourself as you looked at the books spread across your kitchen table. End of semester plus period pains made you a moody mess who didn’t really feel like studying anymore. You decided to reward yourself with a break and joined Tyler on the couch where he was watching some TV.

“How’s the essay going?” he said as he moved so you could tuck yourself into his side. 

“I hate school” you mumbled “and my insides are trying to kill me”

“Do you need anything? Tylenol? Hot water bottle?” Tyler asked.

“I took some already I’m just waiting for it to kick in and also trying to avoid my responsibilities. As for the water bottle, you’re just as a hot,” you said and snuggled in closer.

“Use me all you want baby,” Tyler said with a grin and turned back to the TV. “Do you want to watch this or something else?” he asked as he reached out to get the remote off the coffee table. 

“This is fine” you yawned “if I fall asleep wake me up in half an hour please, I really need to get back to writing,” you said as you closed your eyes and rested your head on his chest. You were out a couple minutes later and Tyler wasn’t far behind you. When you finally did wake up it was dark outside.

“Oh my god,” you said and scrambled out of Tyler’s arms which rustled him awake. 

“What? What? Where’s the fire?” Tyler said in a small panic as his eyes searched the room for the threat. 

“We both fell asleep,” you said as you looked at the time on your phone and groaned. You had less than 5 hours before you had to hand in the paper you had barely started. 

“Shit sorry babe” he muttered as he rubbed his eyes and sat up. 

“It’s okay, it’s not your fault. I should have set an alarm,” you answered as you started your coffee machine, it was going to be a long night. Once your coffee was ready you put your earphones on and dove into your work. You saw out of the corner of your eye that Tyler was getting ready for bed. He let Cash and Marshall out one last time and headed upstairs. You figured he would wait up in bed but you didn’t expect him to come back with an extra one of his hoodies in his hands, which he handed to you.

“What are you doing?” you asked as he took a seat at the table and opened one of your books.

“I know you have a lot of work to do and I might not be able to help much but I’ll sit here and support you if you need it” he smiled and went back to looking through your book.  You just smiled and went back to your computer, slipping Tyler’s sweater on. It was moments like this that made the hectic hockey life with Tyler worth it, he was worth it.  

Two hours in and you were starting to get tired, you just wanted this assignment to be over. You had already bargained with yourself and calculated the grade you needed in order to pass the class. Tyler also started pacing in the kitchen and bringing you snacks and water to keep you going. 

“Can I do anything to help you?” Tyler asked when he noticed the frustration was getting to you. 

“Can you work on my bibliography please?” you asked.

“Yeah just tell me what to do,” he said and grabbed the IPad from the kitchen counter. You explained to him what you needed and he went right to work.
Another hour later and you only had your conclusion left but the words were starting to blur in front of you. 

“This stopped making sense half an hour ago” you sighed in frustration and ran your hands through your hair. 

“Do you want me to read through it?” Tyler offered. He had finished the bibliography earlier and was now flipping through articles online. 

“Yes please,” you said and turned your screen to him.  It took him about twenty minutes to run through the paper and you saw him nod or occasionally changed a word or two, sometimes a small smile would spread on his lips. 

“Okay so after reading this I can say you’re the brains in this relationship. I don’t know much about the subject but the sentences make sense. Had a couple typos here and there but you’re so smart baby this is really good” Tyler said and passed the laptop back to you.  

“Thank you,” you said and blushed a little. Tyler always said he was proud of you but this was the first time he got really involved in your school work.
After another half an hour the paper was finally done, you looked at it one more time before submitting it. 

“Alright let’s go to bed,” Ty said with a yawn and grabbed your hand, pulling you away from the table.

“Yeah, bedtime” you agreed and followed Ty up to your bedroom. 

“My little smarty pants, I love you so much,” Tyler said once you were both lying in bed. 

“I love you too, thanks for all your help tonight,” you said. 

“Anytime,” he answered and pulled you to his chest.

Vain (Part 2) - Jughead Jones

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3

Summary: After an awkward encounter with Jughead Jones, you’ve been avoiding the anti-social teen. However, in the most cliche way possible, you end up paired together in a group project making avoidance harder than it first seemed.

I’m pretty new to writing on tumblr, so the response Vain got was overwhelming! Pretty sure that if I didn’t make a part 2, someone was going to skin me alive, (i got a LOT of asks for it, which I think is awesome!) It’s probably going to turn into a full on series so yay hype.

Warnings: - A lot of Shakespeare stuff which I try to explain :3

Jughead x Reader (Still not so much romantically yet, plz don’t kill meh)

2582 words

Keep reading

Pick Me

Request: Can you do a Bucky x Reader X Steve fluff(maybe smut), where the reader needs help with a world history unit about World War Two and they go to them??? And they fight over who’s going to help the reader??

Pairing: Bucky x Reader x Steve

Warnings: none rlly (I’m so fucking sorry, ik you probably wanted smut but the cold hard truth is I fucking suck ass at writing smut and I don’t want to make y’all cringe)

A/N: Hello my name is Victoria Martinez (just call me Tori), I was born on December 25th, 1999 (I’m 17), I love reading and writing, I have a fucked up sense of humor, I attend Primavera online high school bc public school gave me bad anxiety, panic attacks, made my depression worsen and much much more. I only have one friend (I’m a loser, I know), and ye homies. If ya have any questions for me/about me I’ll be happy to answer them. I just want you guys to get to know me better.

Putting down your pen, you release and frustrated sigh. You had to write a 5 paged essay about World War 2 for your World History class that was due at the end of the week (granted that your professor gave you nearly 3 weeks to work on it). You look down at your paper and read over what you had wrote down.


March 8th, 2017

World History

The Second World War

That was it. Your mind went completely blank after that. You looked over your notes once. Then twice. Now nearly six times and still nothing. You tried reading the articles your professor suggested but to no avail.

You pick up your pen again, tapping it on your desk before dropping it and throwing your head back, not forgetting to let out a loud groan. You couldn’t put this aside any longer - you’ve already done that for two weeks.

“What the fuck am I supposed to do?” you mutter into your hands. You didn’t want to look at that god awful paper again. Then, an idea hit you. “Friday, where’s Bucky - or Steve?”

“Mr. Barnes and Mr. Rogers are in the living room.”


You stand up, taking your pen and notebook with you as you rush down the hall. Nearly slipping twice, you make it to the living room and spot the two men sitting on the couch while watching some movie.

You tuck your hair behind your ear and walk around the couch, waving your hand to catch their attention. “Hey guys.”

“Hey Y/N.” Bucky spoke first, throwing a handful of popcorn in his mouth.

“We just started watching this.. Kids cartoon, I think. It’s called Sausage Party. You can join us if you want.” Steve added, glancing over at you.

You laugh. “You’re in for a rude awakening, my friend.” he looks at you with confusion written all over him but you decide to move on. “Um.. I actually came here to ask for your help - or Bucky’s.”

At the mention of his name, he looks over at you.

“What is it?” Steve asked, turning his body towards you as you took a seat on the far end of the couch.

“I have this five paged essay to turn in at the end of the week about World War Two but I dunno I’m just having a hard time doing it.” you sigh. “I mean, I’ve gone over my notes so many times and I’ve read the articles but-”

“The articles are bullshit.” Bucky says. “They always have the wrong information.”

“Which is why I came to you guys for help.” you gesture to them. “Maybe you can put it in a way that I’ll understand? Since, you know, you guys were there and all.”

Steve makes a face. “Sure, I can help you.”

“It’s cool, Steve. I can help her.” Bucky sits up, body now turned towards you.

Steve turns to his friend. “No, it’s fine Buck. I’ve got this.”

“Steve, I can do this. I was there.” he smiled and you knew they were about to start arguing.

“Well so was I.”

“Yeah but,” Bucky scoffs. “I was there.”

Steve frowns, crossing his arms over his chest. “What’s that supposed to mean?”

“It mean that… Well..” Bucky pauses, trying to word it correctly but Steve interrupts.

“I was in that war, Bucky.” he spoke.

“Yeah but you weren’t there in the beginning, I was.”

Steve huffed. “It’s not my fault that I was a skinny man and no one..” his voice became background noise when Bucky sighed.

“Here we go again.” he rolled his eyes before preparing for the conversation. “No one said it was your fault, Steve.”

“Well obviously you are because-”

“Steve, don’t start.”

Steve pursed his lips like an immature child. “You don’t think I was a good enough soldier.”

“Oh god.” Bucky breathed, closing his eyes for a split second before looking at Steve. “I never said that.”

“You didn’t have to.” he huffed. “I only saved your life, nothing too major.” sarcasm laced his words and you had to slap a hand over your mouth to prevent you from laughing. You’ve never seen Steve get like this before and it was honestly hilarious.

“You wanna go there? Fine, let’s go there.” Bucky sat on the edge of his seat. “You let me fall of the damn train.”

Steve gasped. “I did not!”

“You did!”

“I tried to get you Bucky!”

“Well you didn’t try hard enough and because of that, I fell off the train, lost my arm and was captured by Hydra.” the soldier crossed his arms.

“Don’t blame this all on me!” Steve shouted.

Deciding that you should stop them from arguing, you interrupt.

“Hey uh, I really need help with that five paged essay. Really important.” you say, causing the two to become silent as they glare at one another.

“I’m helping Y/N.” Bucky spoke.

“No, I am.” Steve hissed.

“You weren’t even there for the first part of it, how could you-”

“Oh, I’m sorry that I was too damn skinny to be enlisted, Bucky!”

“Don’t go there!”

“You already did!”

“You think you’re Mr. Perfect? You didn’t even bother looking for me after I fell!” Bucky argued.

“I thought you were dead!”

He scoffed. “Well clearly I’m not.” he gestures to himself.

“Bucky, I’ll help Y/N because unlike you, I was there till the end.” he smiled sweetly.

“You little shit-”

They start bickering back and forth and finally realizing that you would get help from neither of them, you up and leave the living room, bumping into Tony and Sam along the way.

“What are the old men arguing about?” Tony questioned.

You wave your hand. “Something about Steve leaving his condom wrappers out in the open.”

Tony looks at Sam. “I told you Rogers was getting laid!”

Sam rolls his eyes and they continue on their way towards the elevator. You make it to your room and you’re about to shut the door when you hear Bucky’s voice.

“Where’s Y/N?”

There was a pause.

“See, I told you, you were gonna scare her off!”

Me? More like you scared her off!”

“Don’t turn this on me, Bucky! If you-”

And you shut the door.

A/N: I didn’t know how to end this so ye. I hope ya guys like it, it was pretty fun to write. Tell me what at think :)


@your-puddin @heismyhunter @buchananbarnestrash @live-in-the-now10 @jcb2k16 @plumqueenbucky @thefandomplace @chocolatereignz @blueberry-pens @professionally-crazed @idk-something-amazing-i-guess @almondbuttercup @janetgenea @buckysmetallicstump @flowercrownsandmetallicarms @rvb-and-marvel-shit @ouatalways @winterboobaer @thyotakukimkim @hattnco @millaraysuyai @themercurialmadhatter @miss-jessi29 @snakesgoethe @helloitsgrc @welcometothecasmofsar @aboxinthestars @feelthemusicfuckwhatheyresaying @fandommaniacx @hatterripper31 @coffeeismylife28 @bunchofandoms @bobabucky @under-dah-sea @amrita31199 @sebstanthemanxo @mrs-brxghtside @erinvanlyssel @amistillmyself @buckyandsebsinbin @ballerinafairyprincess

Routine Part Four (Lin x Reader)

Prompt List||Request Something||Masterlist

(Part One)(Part Two)(Part Three)

requested: yes

Prompts Used:

75) “I’m sorry that I slapped you across your stupid face.” “Are you really sorry though?” “No, and it’s probably going to happen again.”

Summary: What to Avoid When Writing a Musical

Warnings: a lot of swearing, teen!lin being a total asshole (the peak of jerk teen!lin so far), reader not dealing with his bs

Words: 3175

People who want to be tagged (for some reason that will never make sense to me): @yayhamletnonstop, @old-manmiranda, @sharkastic-issues, @fangirlwithasweettooth, @nesthemonster, @defenestrate-yourself-please, @randomfruitsofhappiness, @always-blame-jefferson, @itsjaynebird, @just-a-random-fandom-24, @unknown1200, @theselfishllama, @chloehamiltonn, @love-doesnt-discriminate

(for some reason it won’t let me tag @colbertandlin-manuel so can someone tag them please??)

Originally posted by alexanderhamllton

“Hey, Y/n! I have a question!” Lin runs up to you and starts talking as you start to walk home after school on a Wednesday. “So, for this whole ‘what to avoid thing’, what topics are we going to use?”

“Oh, I have a whole list, but it’s at my house.” You point to the dirt path that leads to your neighborhood. It’s the you take every day.

“Oh. Okay, that’s fine I can wait until I come over later. See you then!” He starts to walk in the opposite direction. You mull over a thought in your head, and before you know it, it tumbles out of your mouth. 

“Why don’t you just walk home with me? I m-mean if you don’t want to or if you have something else to do, t-then you can come at the normal time-” You start muttering random things, in the hopes of redeeming yourself from something potentially very awkward, while looking at anything but him.

“Hey, hey!” He tries to stop you, but you don’t recognize it so you continue to mumble words under your breath. “whoa whoa WHOA!” He chuckles at your nonsensical rambling, which cause you to stop. 

“Stop talking for two seconds, please? I mean, I know you like speech but geez.” You glare at him, about to yell a response at him before he cuts you off once again. “Uh-buh-buh. No more talking. You talk way too much. Anyways, I’ll walk home with you, but you might have to wait here while I go to the creative writing room to get my project from my teacher.”

Keep reading

How to Write an APUSH DBQ

Each AP History class has slightly different DBQ rules so just make sure you’re writing the proper way. The average score for the DBQ is a 3 out of 9 which is bad for how easy the essay is. In my opinion, it’s the easiest essay and can be fun. You have to know outside information but you’re also given a lot. Plus, you learn some weird stuff. But basically, make it your strength. You need one good essay, one really solid essay, to do well. Knowing how to do it is half the fight and a rather easy one at that.

That being said, they changed the rubric, so if there are things I am missing, tell me! 

Understanding the DBQ

  • This is something I wish people would have told me so I’m going to tell you. The DBQ is a conversation. It’s going to flow like one. The documents are just that- documents. They are what you use to construct your conversation. You use those documents as examples and use outside knowledge for other examples. You’re talking about a topic, your thesis, and the evidence is the stuff you know and the documents. Thinking about it in those terms should help, I think. 

During the reading time

  • Read the question and rewrite exactly what it’s asking. This sounds stupid but it really helps. It’s super easy to answer the wrong question. Make sure your essay talks about the question. 
  • Take small notes about each document as you go, use easy words like positive, negative, social, political, economic, ect. You won’t know the groupings until you finish all the documents so it’s nice to have a few quick options. 
  • Read the documents once through, and then do back and decide exactly what your plan is
  •  You aren’t required to have a certain amount of groups but I like doing three. Make sure the groups answer the question. Go back and take note of what group each document is in. 
  • Underline or somehow mark just a line or two in every document. Don’t try to reread the document every time, just focus on that statement. It doesn’t work all the time but enough to make it worthwhile. 
  • Circle the author. It helps so you can analyze the point of view and bias and all that later on. 
  • Write down some stuff you know about what’s going on in the document. You need 50% outside information so little notes here and there help. 
  • STAY ORGANIZED!!!!!!Everything I tell you to do in this section is basically to keep organized. It’s the way I do it. If you have another system that works, go for it. 
  • Write your thesis before the reading time is up. It saves time so when it’s time to write, you’re ready. I promise you, having it written is extremely helpful. If anyone wants a whole post on how to write a good thesis, I’ll be happy to do it. 

Writing the Essay

  • Start by writing the document numbers on the front page of the documents. Cross each number out as you use that document. It’s the easiest way to keep track. You need to use all the documents. Make sure you don’t lose points on this. It’s simple and it’s a point. 
  • You don’t need an intro paragraph. A quick opening sentence or two if you want and then jump into your thesis. 
  • The thesis should reflect what you’re going to talk about. Use words from the prompt, include the years that your essay takes place. Make it specific, just do it. It feels weird but specific is important.
  • Again, just use every document. If you don’t know what a document is saying, use words like “perhaps” and then talk about it. Just try. Take a few extra minutes to understand, it’s worth it. 
  • Don’t use the word document. Use the author’s name or the document’s title. Example: “Document 4 states that the Constitution never said a national bank could be created so some people believed that it was not legal” is a bad sentence. Don’t do it. Instead say “Jefferson believed a national bank was unconstitutional (Doc 4)." 
  • Do put (Doc #) at the end of the sentence where you reference the document. Just do it. The graders want to see it. It’s also easy to look back and check that you used all the documents
  • I have always been told to not quote the documents. Paraphrase them. Use at most ten words. Analyze the words don’t just use them. 
  • For every document you use, write about some outside information. It’s the easiest way to make sure you have enough outside sources. Talk about who wrote the document or what what made them feel that way if you lack anything else. 
  • New this year I guess you have to connect it to broader topics and processes? So don’t forget that. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT PART! Sorry I can’t help with it. 
  • Analyze point of view and bias for all documents. This is my favorite part. Just talk about why people might think a certain way. It’s often pretty obvious. Don’t forget to mention it though.  
  • For a conclusion, just scribble more BS down or just restate your thesis. Save your energy for other things.

General Tips

  • Make inferences. Doesn’t have to be right, just sound right. 
  • Writing the essay feels like running a marathon. Just keep going, keep moving forward and don’t take breaks. Keep a steady pace, you have three essays to get through
  • You don’t have all the time in the world so keep that in mind but I rushed mine when I didn’t have to and I regret it. Take your time but not that much time. Find a balance is what I’m trying to say.
  • The DBQ is probably going to be the easiest essay so take your time, make sure you get all the points possible, and then move on. 
  • Believe in yourself. You’ve worked hard all year for this. You know what you know and you have the skills you need to do well. Just trust yourself and don’t freak out. 
  • You might read the topic and be lost. Just keep working through it. Typically things will sort themselves out in your head. 
  • Keep your handwriting legible and make sure you’re happy writing in pen. 
  • Bring a pen. Pretty important. 

Sorry this is so long! If I missed anything, feel free to tell me. If you want more posts like this, I’ll be happy to do it. If you need help with anything history, I’m happy to help. 

ten easy steps to formulate a strong scholarship essay

as i enter into my first year of graduate school, i figured it was finally time to tap into all this free internet money folks kept saying exists. writing essays is easy, right? we do it all the time in academic settings, why not try to get paid for it…??

before you get to writing it’s important to actually find some scholarships. here’s an excellently organized post by @jesussbabymomma that covers multiple databases. got some? great. let’s get to work.

     >> the way i organize a scholarship essay is breaking it down to individual tasks [makes the whole situation far less daunting]; i top each task list with the scholarship name and the due date  <<

1. the easiest way to start is to specify the requirements of your scholarship essay. go straight to the source, copy-paste the directions, write them down, put em somewhere you can continually look back on. is it a personal statement? are they expecting you to present knowledge on a certain subject? do they just want you to talk about how worthy you are of free money? asking your educated opinion on a topical issue? whatever it is, know it in and out. the actual worst thing is putting hella time into a scholarship essay only to realize you misunderstood the directions.

2. if this essay requires you to write expertly on something you know nothing about, gather your sources. tap into those databases you’ve used for research papers in academia [or google scholar is always a great free resource]. hone in on that subject and get to searching.

3. as you find usable sources, begin to create an essay outline. mine tend to be pretty lengthy and detailed.. by all means use an outline style that fits your needs. there’s a few different components to this step; i handle this pretty much the same way i would a regular research paper..

  • solidify your argument; (if there is an argument you need to make); i’ve found delving into my new-found sources helps me sort of figure out my stance along the way. look at all sides of the issue, bring them up in your essay, impress them with your ability to think critically. you got it, superstar.
  • consolidate sources; i will often paste links right in my outline. i then copy the specific quotes from the source and place them exactly where i want to use them in my argument. this helps so i don’t have to go fishing later.
  • gain understanding of the content; it’s.. it’s pretty important to know what it is you’re writing about.

4. after your outline is created, take a detour and write the works cited [bibliography, reference page, get-out-of-plagiarism-free card]; you certainly don’t have to do this step here.. i know some people like to wait until the end. i just think it’s good to get out of my head a little bit… put the critical-argument-creating/ stream-of-consciousness-writing on hold and do some good old-fashioned citing.

5. at this point you’re likely ready to begin the first draft. which in my case is essentially is taking the bullet points out of my outline and changing the font to something that may even look like it’s work the thousands of dollars i’m hoping to receive.

6. if you’re anything like me, this next step is the hardest.. proofread && DEDUCE. we’ve developed this amazing skill of cranking out ten-page papers… but now we’re being asked to operate within a 500-1000 word parameter. (sometimes less?!? like some have 140 characters yeah uhm okay). here i take out any extraneous adjectives and run-on sentences. i blame the lack of brevity on my degree in the humanities sector.

7. once you get sick of reading your own work, find friends to edit. peer reviewing is certainly worth the shot at deduced tuition. when i’m crunched for time, this is the step i skip.. but i always feel more comfortable submitting something i wrote that a few others have looked over as well.

8. next, take the time to research the scholarship organization. for schmoozing purposes. this can happen earlier in the process too.. don’t ask me why i decide to see where the organization’s principles lie until after i’ve written the paper.. i take this time to learn a bit about who i’m asking money from, and make a few tweaks to the essay if i need to.

9. almost done!! final proofread aloud. this really helps with cutting down on word count, and just ensuring the whole thing moves smoothly. i’m always pleasantly surprised how much better my essay flows after i read it out loud.

10. once you feel confident in your paper, send it off! my final step is submit & schedule a time to check back.  sometimes organizations will post on the scholarship site which day they make their decision. make a note to come back that particular day to see the results! hopefully, you’ll get an exciting congratulatory email beforehand.. but it doesn’t hurt to be sure.

try these out, let me know if they work for you! now get out there and make that moneyyyy :}

Raeken and Dunbar

Can we just take a minute and think about how my first smut got 100+ notes, and I just now reached 200+ followers and I’ve had the blog for less than a month??? YOU ARE ALL SO GREAT NOW ENJOY SOME MORE SMUT THIS IS ALSO HELLA LONG WHOOPS
Request- Hey! I literally just read your smut imagine/one shot of Theo Raeken (I think you had also mentioned it’s your first smut imagine) and I love it! I don’t know if you’re taking requests but if you are (I know this is probably too fast for you) could I request a Threesome with Theo Raeken, the reader and Liam Dunbar? I really think that you’d do an awesome job! ♥ :-) I really love your imagines by the way! And I’ll totally understand if you can’t do it, I won’t blame you. Again, love your imagines
I was never the kind of girl to think that I was hot shit, literally never. I always thought I had nice features but nothing that would make boys fall at my feet, I was right up until Theo and Liam started acting like I walked on water. Ever since we all came back from summer vacation it was if I was the hottest girl in the world to them. Sure, I got a little tan over the summer, my hair got longer, like most girl’s hair do in the summer but that’s really all that’s different. I didn’t know why they were acting like this and I know that I should pick one of them or let them both down easy, but truth be told I didn’t know how I felt about them, let alone which one I liked more than the other. I was sitting on the bleachers outside as the guys were all practicing for lacrosse and writing my essay for English. I looked up for a second, chuckling as Coach yelled at Greenburg, like always. Coach blew the whistle meaning practice was over and before I knew it, a shadow was blocking my light. I looked up to a sweaty and smiling Liam in front of me and I sighed.
“Hey, Liam.” I said, as he sat down next to me and looked at what I was writing. The thing is, I like Liam, how couldn’t I? He is nice, part of the pack, he gets sweetly nervous around me, and he isn’t horrible to look at either. I just didn’t know if I liked him more than I liked Theo.
“You look really pretty today.” He said causing me to smile and a small blush spread across my face, as he smiled as well. Liam’s compliments were always sweet and he was always offering to help me to class or offering to help me study when we both know he is the one who needs help studying. Liam is boyfriend material for sure but, how would he be in the sack?
“Hey, Dunbar! Get away from my girl!” Theo yelled while walking towards us, causing Liam to sigh and roll his eyes, knowing that his moment alone with me was long past over. The thing is, I like Theo. I just didn’t know if I liked him more than I like Liam. Theo was the opposite of Liam. Theo was hot and he knew it, he was always flirting with me, calling me hot and saying that I was “his girl”.  I mean, every girl loves a bad boy. As far as I could tell, he wasn’t boyfriend material but I knew that he would be good in the sack. You see my problem here? When Theo got to us, he wrapped an arm around my waist and kissed my temple.
“How are you doing today, babe?” He asked causing me to chuckle before I hugged him back slightly, causing Liam to tense up at the sight of us.
“Good, especially now that you are both here.” I said, trying to put some niceness between them.
“She isn’t your girl, Theo.” Liam said, causing me to sigh as they both stared at each other, eyes glowing. They were crazy, their eyes glowing like that in the middle of the day just because they were being stupid and hormonal teenage boys. I was about to tell them to knock it off before I got any idea, a way to pick one of them and have my questions answered.
“Hey. Both of you, come to my house tonight and I’ll tell you “whose girl” I am. No more fighting.” I said putting hair quotes with my fingers around “whose girl”. Causing them both to look at me in disbelief, but both agreeing just the same.
“Great! My house, nine o’clock!” I yelled, grabbing my stuff and jogging off of the field and towards my car. I knew Theo would be up for my plan, I just had to convince Liam. I was hoping just the fact that Theo would be up for it would make Liam want to do it too, so Theo wouldn’t win by default. I rushed home to start getting ready and so I could clean up my room. After tonight I should know something more about who I had more feelings for but god, was it going to be tiring. I cleaned my room first, knowing that I would get hot and a little sweaty while doing so. I then hopped in the shower, shaved what needed to be shaved and changed into something sexy but not slutty. I called my parents to make sure that they were going to be out all night like their note said, not wanting them to come home in the middle of what I had planned. They said they were coming back into town tomorrow afternoon so everything was set, the doorbell ringing made me jump slightly before I looked at the clock. It was nine o’clock on the dot, so much for being late. I opened to door, finding both guys standing there, both looking rather nervous to find out what I had to say.
“Come in.” I said stepping aside to let both guys in, Liam giving me a small side hug as he walked in and Theo kissing my forehead. There really was no end to this for them huh? I shut the door, locking it behind them and following them into the living room. I pointed at the stairs leading up to my room and they both nodded, not thinking anything of it, and jogged up the stairs. I smiled to myself at how completely obvious they both were in this moment.
“So you guys want to hear the plan?” I asked as we all walked into my room, Liam looking around the room to see what I had hanging up on the walls and how I kept my room while Theo just sat down on the bed. They both nodded, while staring at me as if my answer would kill one of them.
“I like you both, a lot. I just don’t know which one, I like more. So, I figured that I would invite both of you over and we could all do something that could help me, in my decision.” I said pacing back and forth. I looked at both boys, Theo smirking and shooting a wink my way while Liam looked so utterly confused. I didn’t just want to say it outright, I was hoping that they would understand without me, having to say it.
“Sounds like fun, I’m up for it.” Theo said making me smile and look at Liam, hopefully. Liam looked at me and then back at Theo, and then back at me. I let out a small laugh at the fact that Liam wasn’t understanding what I was trying to say.
“I don’t get it.” Liam said making Theo chuckle as I took a step towards Liam, my hands now resting on his chest, looking up at him, causing him to gulp. He had to have known what I was talking about, I just think he was to nervous to say it.
“What’s the one thing that you can think of that could help me pick between two guys? It involves burning calories and some fun.” I whispered in his ear as his hands rested on my lower back. As I pulled back from his ear, Liam cupped my face and kissed me softly. I smiled into the kiss, knowing that for sure he knew what I was talking about. The kisses became more heated and deeper within a few minutes and I could already feel Liam’s hard on against my thigh, that was quick. A minute or so later, I felt another pair of hands go to my waist.
“Okay, the point of all of being here, is to share.” Theo said pulling me away from Liam, sitting on the bed and pulling me on top of him, making me giggle at how fast and strong he was. The whole reason I was doing this was to see if I could get a fire to come out of Liam, and a little softer and more intimate side out of Theo. It was going to be hard to pick either way, but I had to do it sooner or later. Before Theo and I could do anything, Liam interrupted us.
“I have an idea. (Y/N), pants off.” He said causing me raise an eyebrow at him but none the less, I got up from Theo’s lap and took my pants off, showing them both my dark blue, lacy boy shorts. They both smirked at the sight and then Theo cleared his throat, wanting to continue with whatever Liam’s idea was.
“Now Theo lay down, (Y/N) straddle his face but face my way.” Theo and I both looked at Liam, surprised at the fact that his plan was actually pretty hot. I did what I was told, pushing Theo down on the bed, climbing on top of him but turning around as my core hovered over his nose, so I was facing Liam. I winked at Liam, as he walked towards me and Theo pushed my panties aside. I was beyond wet at this point and I was beginning to think that this is the best idea, I’ve ever had. As I felt Theo beginning to lick me up and down, Liam walked over to me, pulled my top off and connecting our lips. As Liam and I made out, Theo was going to town on me, making me moan into Liam’s mouth. I ran my hands up Liam’s shirt, slipping it over his head, breaking our kiss just for second before heading right back to it. Theo’s hands gripped my thighs, pulling me down into his mouth, hard making me throw my head back and breaking my kiss with Liam, once again. Liam’s hands went to my shoulder’s slipping my bra straps down to pool around the tops of my breasts. This was hotter than I could have ever imagined and we were just getting started. As Theo worked his magic on my lower half, Liam was certainly paying attention to my upper half.
“So perky, so beautiful.” Liam whispered as he kissed the tops of my breasts as he pushed my bra down to my mid stomach. Liam cupped my breasts in his hands, kissing every inch of them, as I unhooked my bra from behind me. My hands went to Liam’s hair as he paid special attention to my nipples, now being pleasured from both boys. I began to grind my hips down, feeling a familiar knot starting to form in my stomach.
“Oh, Theo.” I moaned out causing Liam’s to bite down on my left nipple which made me shriek and giggle by his reaction. Not a few seconds later, I could feel myself coming undone because of the boy underneath me, Liam holding me up as I shook with pleasure. Once I came down from my high, I climbed off of Theo, as he wiped his mouth and took his shirt off.
“Now, I have an idea.” He said causing both Liam and I now to nod, wanting to go through with Theo’s end of the plan. Theo gave amazing head and Liam sure knew how to take care of me but we weren’t done just yet.
“Liam, take your pants off, (Y/N) on your hands and knees on the bed, Liam is going to take you from behind and (Y/N) you are going to pleasure me like I just pleasured you.” He said causing Liam, to begin to take his pants off right away as I smiled and nodded, I was beyond ready for this. Once both boys had their pants off, I looked at both of their dicks, they were both packing a good amount so there wasn’t a clear winner just yet. Both guys got into their positons before looking down at me, making sure this was all okay. I nodded, Liam, entering me from behind, making me let out a loud moan, while Theo took all of my hair in his hands as I wrapped one of my hands around his shaft and put his head in my mouth. As Liam thrusted into me, his force sent me to bob on Theo’s dick. All I had to do was suck, I played with Theo’s balls a little, him letting out a breathy moan as I heard Liam panting from behind me. In my opinion, oral is much more intimate and personal than fucking me from behind so in his own way, Theo was showing me that he did have a more intimate side and the fact that he wasn’t forcing me or choking me showed me that he was being respectful of my pace, while Liam was really letting the wild side of himself out.
“(Y/N), so tight.” Liam said as he got faster and faster, pleasuring me more and more with each thrust. I knew Theo was close judging by how load his moans were getting and I was close because that knot was creeping back up again. Theo and Liam locked eyes for a second and both nodded before both of them cumming at the same time, me following them seconds after. I swallowed all of what Theo gave me, not minding at all. Liam pulled out of me, leaving everything inside, thank god for birth control. Both guys laid down in my bed as I wobbled over to the bathroom to pee, what you are suppose to do after every time that you have sex. As I sat there, I till didn’t know who I was going to pick but I knew now, that I had deep feelings for both boys. When I walked back into my bedroom, Liam was on the right side of my bed while Theo was on the left, leaving a space in the middle for me. I got in between them, my top sheet covering all of us. We were all exhausted, and we knew we could all talk in the morning. I turned on my side to face Liam and Theo wrapped an arm around my wait from behind, spooning me. In that moment, I was happy that I suggested this and happy that both of them were up for it.

Jefferson/Reader - Part Two

Here it is everyone! I was up all night typing because I was in the groove. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as Part One. Thank you for all your support 💜

@butlinislin @musicalmoriarty @daveedish @insane-hamilton-imagines @notthrowingawaymyfood @crazypurplebananas 

@small-stars @imagineham @crazypurplebananas @hamiltryingmybest @hammyhamfanfics @ahhhhamilton @witch-bitch-coven @icanneverbesatisfied @lunaaugurium

Pairing: Jefferson x Reader
Time: modern college AU
Word count: 2775

I use Google translate so I hope the French isn’t butchered… 🤞

When you walked across the courtyard it didn’t take you long to notice Hercules and John were already waiting for you to arrive at the group’s normal table. They were scanning the area trying to spot you.

“Here we go…” you say to yourself taking a deep breath.

“(Y/N)!!” They both chorused as they jumped up to hug you.

“Hey! What’s up? Where is Laf?”

“Laf has class so he isn’t here. I think you know what’s up… spill,” John said with a scowl.

Hercules was standing next to John and was uncomfortably silent. When you looked up at him you could tell he was incredibly angry. The larger man was not someone you wanted to cross and ever since you had befriended the fashion major he had become your protective older brother.

“Just sit down and when Alex gets here I will tell you the whole story,” you say sitting down at the table.

John and Hercules followed suit and sat down. You slowly pulled out your sandwich and started to eat it. You were painfully aware they were both staring at you impatiently. The tension in the air was thick.

“ALL RIGHT I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE SON OF A BITCH SAID!” Hercules shouted, drawing attention from a few students sitting at the other tables.

“Will you keep your damn voice down!”

“Hey, hey, hey, we have arrived,” Alexander said cheerfully.

Eliza took a seat next to you and threw you a sympathetic look. Alexander sat next to Hercules with a rather smug look on his face. There was no doubt he was looking forward to watching the reaction your story would receive.

Alexander folded his hands under his chin and said, “I believe you owe these guys a story (Y/N).”

You took a deep breath and began to tell them what happened when you went into economics class. Hercules was shaking with rage at the comments Jefferson made. John was shocked but laughed when you told them what you had told Jefferson and how he had reacted. Eliza put a hand on your shoulder supportively and gave you a small smile.

“Wow… I can’t believe he would say something like that. You really told him you wouldn’t come near his cock for all the money in the world?” John asked slightly amused but you could hear the edge of anger in his voice.

“I know right? It took all my self control to not lose it right there,” Alex seemed proud when he spoke.

“Herc?” You ask quietly. He was shaking, but had yet to say anything.

“I’ll fucking kill him with my bare hands, I swear to God,” Hercules said slamming his hand down on the table.

“Calm the fuck down Hercules! I think I effectively handled the situation. He basically ran out of class and couldn’t even look at us. I love you, but I’m capable of defending myself! I put him in his place! That asshole isn’t stupid enough to come within a mile of speaking to me again after what happened, ” you said with a scowl.

“I suppose you’re right. He wouldn’t dare try to do anything, I’m sure he knows you will tell us what happened and he knows we always have your back,” Hercules muttered.

“Oh what? Come on guys we have to come up with a way to get back at Jefferson for this? He will see what we can do to him!” Alexander sounded extremely determined.

You look at Eliza. She was shaking her head at Alexander’s antics. You lean over to her and whisper, “Please do something to shut him up.”

“Alexander! I think that’s enough! (Y/N) did an amazing job putting Jefferson in his place and you’re making a scene. Stop trying to instigate a fight, it’s already over,” Eliza scolded.

Alexander looked like a child who had been put in time out. “Sorry, sorry you are right. It’s been handled.”

“So… Herc I heard you started on a new design project. Tell me about this dress you’ve been assigned to make,” you say trying to steer the conversation away from Jefferson.

As Hercules begins to talk animatedly about the dress he was designing and grabbed his sketch book out of his bag you mouth “thank you” to Eliza. She sends you a wink in response. When lunch ended you received a hug from everyone and you started walking to your writing class. Half way to class your phone buzzes letting you know you had a new text.

Fashionista: 3:00pm - I know you handled the situation, but if he says anything like that to you again… nothing will hold me back. -

(Y/N): 3:01pm - Love you too Herc -

Angelica was waiting for you in her usual seat in the writing class you two shared. The rumor was that (Y/N) had let Jefferson have it in economics so badly that he had actually skipped his next class. She couldn’t wait to question you to find out if what everyone was talking about was true.

As you walked into class you noticed a few people stop talking and look at you. You quickly sat down next to Angelica, who had a knowing smile plastered across her face.

“Let me guess… you want to know what happened in economics class?” you ask with a smirk.

“You’re damn right I do! I’ve been hearing all kinds of things the last hour and a half.”

“He was degrading Alex again so I stood up to him,” you reply nonchalantly.

“Girl don’t you try to jip me like that! I know there is more than that. Spill it.”

“He might have told me to suck his dick and I may have told him not for all the money in the world…” you shrugged.

“Oh my god! Are you kidding me?! I can’t believe it, good for you! No wonder he skipped his next class…” Angelica gushed.

“He did what?”

“You heard me, he didn’t show up to his next class.”

“Holy shit,” you whisper with wide eyes.

You must have affected him even more than you thought. After the two hour writing class you were stir crazy. You hadn’t been able to focus on the lesson. Angelica’s admission to you that Jefferson had actually not shown up to class had you distracted. Why would he do that? He never missed classes. You walked out of class, said a quick goodbye to Angelica, and slowly walked down the halls. As you ate dinner the argument replayed in your mind over and over. The only thing thinking about it accomplished was to make you even more confused about the whole situation.

“A walk is what I need,” you say to yourself. You pull on your jacket and step into the cool evening air and begin to wander with your thoughts.

Thomas Jefferson walked up to the entrance of the library and checked his watch. 7:10pm. He pushed the door open and walked through the shelves of books heading toward the back. As he got around the last shelf he saw Lafayette seated at the table reading a book.

“I didn’t expect you to be here yet.”

Lafayette snapped his book shut and tucked it in his messanger bag. He looked up as Thomas sat down across from him. “Class ended earlier than I expected mon ami. You said you had something important to talk to me about?”

“I trust that you have heard what happened between (Y/N) and I this afternoon…” Thomas trailed off, slowly making eye contact with Lafayette.

“Oui. Alexander wrote me an essay about it.”

Thomas grimaced, “I figured as much.”

Lafayette didn’t look amused as he raised his eyebrow at Thomas, “Care to explain what happened?”

“I don’t know what happened! I was arguing with Hamilton and all of a sudden there she was. She jumped right into the fray and I was so wrapped up in the argument I never thought that she would be fluent in French. It’s idiotic looking back to think that since she is your friend and Hamilton is fluent. It came out of my mouth so fast and I figured it would rile him up… I never thought she would understand me!” Thomas looked exasperated.

“Have you, how you say, considered apologizing?”

Thomas looked at Lafayette with his mouth slightly agape. “I told her she should wrap her mouth around my dick! Something tells me a simple I’m sorry isn’t exactly going to cover it. Even if I tried to apologize she would never believe me. What am I going to do?” He dropped his head into his hands. “You know how I feel about her! She just told me off without a single ounce of hesitation and it only makes her more attractive…”

“Maybe you wouldn’t be in this situation if you stopped always trying to belittle Alex. You know (Y/N) will jump to his defense. Perhaps back off a little,” Lafayette suggested.

“You know as well as I do that Hamilton starts just as many arguments with me as I do with him. I’m not going to sit by and not defend myself!”

“Mon ami, you could try to control the way you respond to Alex. If you refuse to stop bickering with him, there is another way to fix this…”

“And what pray tell is that?” Thomas seemed curious.

“You could let (Y/N) in a little bit. She thinks you are nothing but a pompous asshole, you could try to show her different. This armor of arrogance and indifference is doing you no favors Thomas. You claim you care about her but how is she supposed to see that, if you do not let her in.”

Thomas seemed lost in thought and Lafayette hoped he was seriously considering what he had suggested. As Thomas was muttering to himself about options Lafayette’s phone buzzed in his pocket. He pulled it out and saw an unread message from (Y/N).

(Y/N): 7:40pm -Hey Laf. Are you busy? Can I meet up with you and talk?-

Lafayette sucked in a breath and sat his phone on the table. You wanted to meet and talk too? Should he tell you to meet him here? It was the usual spot that he would meet you when you needed to talk. Another message.

(Y/N) 7:43pm -If you are busy it’s okay. I’m just not in a good place emotionally right now, I can call Angelica and vent if you can’t meet up.-

Lafayette: 7:43pm - Non mon ami. I can meet up. I’m in the library, our usual spot.-

(Y/N) 7:44pm - Sounds good. I will start heading that way. I’ll be there shortly.-

Lafayette looked up from his phone and saw Jefferson with his head bowed and his fingers tangled with his curls. “Je suis désolé. I didn’t catch what you said Thomas.”

“I said there is no way I can do that! I can’t just let her in! How do you expect me to do that? I can’t give Hamilton a single bit of ammunition to have against me. There has to be another way, she wouldn’t let me get close enough to let her see anything and I’m not willing to take that risk,” Thomas declared.

You pushed the doors of the library open and made your way to your usual table. You had assumed the walk would help you calm down, instead it just made you more angry and confused. Laf was a voice of reason and you could talk to him about anything that bothered you. At this point you had lost count of how many times you had met him at the table in the back of the library to vent about anything you possibly needed. You looked up and stopped dead in your tracks. There was Lafayette at the table just like he promised, but across from him was the one person you did not want to see. Jefferson. You seethed at the sight of him sitting there. Lafayette was looking increasingly irritated until he snapped at Jefferson. You weren’t close enough to hear their hushed conversation and didn’t want to take the risk of being spotted yet. Judging by Jefferson’s hasty retreat from the conversation you could only assume Lafayette had put him in his place for how he had treated you.

Lafayette let out an angry sigh. He had tried to help Thomas but he had reached the end of his rope. His eyes steeled and he glared across the table with crossed arms.

“C'est votre propre faute que vous êtes dans cette situation. Si vous n'écoutez pas la raison, décrivez vous-même!” Lafayette hissed, reverting to his native tongue showed his anger. ( It’s your own fault that you are in this situation. If you won’t listen to reason, figure it out on your own.)

Thomas was taken aback. He rubbed his temples as he stared at the Frenchman. He stood quickly and gathered his jacket.

“Je ne peux pas m'en occuper maintenant. Ça me donne de mal á la tête. On se voit plus tard Lafayette,” was all Thomas uttered before turning and heading toward the door. ( I can’t deal with this right now. It’s giving me a headache. See you later Lafayette. )

“Imbécile,” Lafayette said under his breath.

Jefferson had barely gotten out of sight when he heard her voice. He immediately stopped and peered around the bookcase. He saw you stroll up to the table with a scowl on your face. He held a bit of hope that he may be able to smooth things over until he heard you greet Lafayette.

“What did that asshole want Laf? What did you just say to him?”

“I only told him what he needed to hear.”

Jefferson backed away from his hiding spot and turned on his heels and quickly made his way to the door. As he pushed the door open he whispered, “ Maybe Lafayette is right…”

You aggressively pull out a chair and throw your bag on the floor as you sat down. You looked at Lafayette. After your long walk overthinking the “situation” as you had decided to call it, it threw you off even more to see Jefferson.

“I just can’t believe him Laf! I mean I know you’ve heard everything already because of Alex, but I’m just so irritated. He was the last person I wanted to see right now!” you vent while gesturing in the direction he had left. “You should’ve seen it Laf! He was so smug, but then he looked so ashamed! It’s infuriating! Can you believe that for a second I considered that he was actually sorry for his comment to me?! I want to punch him in that pretty face.”

“It’s possible that he is,” Lafayette reasoned. (Y/N) looked scandalized at the idea.

“Oh come on, you can’t honestly believe that! That arrogant piece of shit has never been sorry for anything in his entire life. To him the whole world should bow at his feet, he can do no wrong,” you claim rolling your eyes.

“That’s not entirely true (Y/N). He really isn’t that bad, but you will never see any of that unless you let go of your hate and actually look.”

“Seriously Laf, that is ridiculous. If he had any redeeming qualities I would have noticed. I know you got to know him while he spent the summer in France, but that doesn’t obligate you to defend his character,” you say with a smirk.

Lafayette ran his hands down his face and swore in French under his breath. “It’s not that I feel obligated (Y/N), it’s the truth. He really has a lot more to him then the person he lets you see.”

You scoff, “So you would have me believe he is secretly a good person under that mask of superiority? Yeah okay,” you laugh, earning a judgemental look from Laf, “Well it’s getting late and I have a test tomorrow. I’ll see you later Laf.”

As you walk away you hear Lafayette groan that causes you to look over your shoulder. He was redoing his bun and looked exhausted. When he got the elastic in place he shook his head in disappointment.

“Ils sont tous deux si obstinés qu'ils ne verront jamais qu'ils sont vraiment pareils,” Lafayette said. ( They are so stubborn that they will never see how alike they really are. )

You feel anger raise again at his comment. You turn quickly and rush to the door. Lafayette didn’t know what he was talking about.

“We are nothing alike.”

Show & Tell

Originally posted by xehunted

Genre: fluff, smut, slight angst

Pairing: Moon Taeil x Reader

*REQUESTED* “Hi! Can you do a scenario with taeil and you being acquaintances. You’re both shy so you get to know each other and become friends. He wants to get together with another girl so you help him with that by experimenting with intimate activities 👀but you realized you have feelings for him”

Summary: Taeil likes a girl that you have class with and, as your friend, he asks for advice. Being shy and slightly inexperienced, he asks you how to please a woman. So you decide that showing is better than telling.

The university was huge. You were sure to get lost. When your roommate suggested going to explore campus, you decided not to. That was a mistake and now you were lost, definitely lost. People walked past you, confident in their strides. You were sitting on one of the wooden benches, looking left and right, right and left. Cooper Building? Where the hell was that?

You were standing across from the cafeteria, but you had no idea how to get to class from here. Taking out your phone again, you looked at the campus map again. It made no sense to you. A few minutes later, you were still walking around campus. By now, it was pretty empty. The only people that were left were people who either didn’t have class or the people that were running late. You were positive that, right now, you looked like the clueless freshman that you were.

Keep reading

School First || Jack

Jack masterpost found here

Word count - 989

Summary - The one where Jack interrupted your studying.



You and your boyfriend Jack had this conversation many times.

You loved him, but school always came first.

School, then Jack. Simple.

Your parents sacrificed a lot to help you get to Uni, and you wanted to make sure you did everything in your power to make them proud, even if that meant staying in for a night to write a paper when you really wanted to go hang out with your friends.

Today you were getting ahead in your work. There were no essays hanging over your head or upcoming exams. The work you were doing wasn’t due until the end of the week or early the next, but it felt good to get it all done and out of the way now before more things started to pile up.

And everything was going fine until Jack came home. You were sitting in bed with your math book and papers all around you with your pencil in between your teeth. Your hair was tied up in a mop on your head and you were only wearing Jack’s Death Head t shirt. You were so distracted by figuring out the cosine of 70 degrees that you didn’t even hear Jack come in, only noticed when the bed sunk down beside you. “Hey babe,” you said distractedly, placing a kiss to his cheek. “Have a good day?”

“Just lots of meetings,” he said, his tone of voice bored.

“Fun,” you said sarcastically, looking from your book to your papers then back again.

“Yeah,” he mumbled back. He was resting his face in the crook of your neck, his breath tickling your skin. “Why don’t you put that stuff down for a bit?” he asked.

“Oh but I really want to keep up,” you said back. “If I get this done today and read something for History tomorrow, I’ll be caught up before my English professor assigns the next essay.”

“Babe,” Jack groaned, his lips still against your skin. “Please.”

“Jack come on,” you sighed, trying your hardest to focus on the task at hand. “Just let me work.”

Jack groaned and sat back in bed, pulling out his phone and beginning to scroll through it absentmindedly. Pleased that you had gotten your way, you continued to work on your homework.

Only a few moments later, you felt Jack rest his hand on your thigh. Thinking nothing of it, you ignored him. That is, until you felt his hand slide farther and farther up your leg. You could feel his eyes burning into your skin, but you were determined not to give him the satisfaction of caving. You continued to do your work, hoping Jack would let up, but he didn’t. Of course he didn’t. You should’ve known better. His fingers lightly brushed against your panties and you to let out a breath you didn’t know you were holding. Jack, whose lips were now back against your neck, grinned. He pressed his fingers a little harder against you causing your whole body to tense.

You closed your math book just as Jack pushed your panties to the side and slid a finger in you. “Jack,” you gasped out, immediately reaching out to grab his other arm.

“Mm?” he mumbled back. He added another finger and you tossed your head back, your mouth slightly open. He continued to kiss along your neck while pumping his fingers slowly. The pace was agonizingly slow.

“Please,” you whimpered. “Faster, Jack.” Jack laughed and began moving his fingers faster. Your nails were digging into his forearm now, your head still tossed back against the headboard. You could feel yourself getting closer to your high and Jack clearly could too, because he pulled his fingers out of you suddenly. Just as you opened your eyes to look at him in anger, he crawled in front of you and brought his face between your legs.

He slipped your panties off in one swift motion and brought his lips up to your opening. His hands tightly gripped your hips, keeping you close to him. “Fuck,” you groaned, meeting your hips up to his mouth and tangling your fingers in his hair. His tongue flicked at your clit then began licking and sucking so quickly that your toes curled and you came almost immediately.

Hardly giving you any time to catch your breath, Jack pulled his own clothes off of his body and threw them on the ground beside where your school things had ended up. He placed his lips against yours as he thrust into you. “Jack!” you called out against his lips. Your nails were digging into his shoulders and you wrapped your legs around his waist, helping to push you as close to him as you could. You opened your eyes to look up at him. Beads of sweat were on his forehead and he was already staring down at you. “Fuck, you’re so hot Jack,” you mumbled to him, reaching up and bringing his lips down to meet yours again. “I’m so close babe,” you mumbled, knowing you wouldn’t be able to hold off for much longer.

“Almost there,” he mumbled, thrusting harder and faster into you.

“Come on Jack,” you said, you face against his neck, nipping at his skin. “I know how bad you’ve wanted to fuck me. It’s been so long. I bet I feel so good, so tight.”

“Oh fuck, (Y/N),” Jack groaned. His thrusts became sloppy and once he came, you did too. Jack slowly pulled out of you and laid on the bed beside you. You wrapped your body around him. He played with the hem of his t shirt you were wearing as he held you close to him. “I’d say sorry I interrupted you,” he said, placing a kiss to the top of your head, “but I’m not.” You laughed and looked up at him, then placed a small kiss to his lips.

“Yeah well, neither am I.”

Polaroid Hearts (Pt. 4) I

Summary: Ever hear of a love pyramid? It’s when the history major, a fine arts undergrad, and a culinary student all have a crush on you. So in your second year of university, who’s gonna steal your heart first? (A Bucky x Steve x Pietro x Reader story)

[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3

Warnings: A couple small swears, some depreciation 

Word count: 3600 (oops)

A/N: Wow okay I had every intention to have a plethora of Steve moments in this and it just… Didn’t happen. So NEXT TIME, I promise, Stevie action all over the place. Hope you guys like this one!

Originally posted by tomhollandorbust

Bucky had a plan. He had stayed up for the better half of the night trying to think of the perfect way to get close to you. In the end, he was between bribing Natasha into casually letting him into her dorm room and hanging around until you came in and let him sweep you off your feet with something witty and clever and ultimately flirty, or he could get a job at that gelato place you liked so much.

Bucky was no stranger to how Natasha felt about him, so the former was looking pretty unlikely. Part-time job it was, then.

Meanwhile, Steve had to get in the races. If he kept at this pace he’d lose you to Bucky for sure, or more likely someone else before Bucky could learn how to deal with his disobedient tongue. He spent about half an hour trying to word his text to you perfectly, he might as well have been writing an essay back in high school with all the effort he put into it.

Keep reading

[ General required / recommended things ]
— meet deadlines
—acknowledge all sources of information and ideas in an approved academic manner
— start early!!
— plan out when to research & when to write, leaving extra time in case of any previously unforeseen problems
— this goes w/ the last point: make your own deadlines for the small stuff that doesn’t have a deadline set by your advisor / dp coordinator
— have a backup topic / issue and solution incase: the first is rejected by your advisor, there are not enough primary sources on the first, or the you can’t seem to be able to properly communicate your solution for the first issue you chose
— pick something you are interested in but never got around to actually learning about, that way you are willingly doing the research instead of trudging through the essay
— keep a spare document in google drive (we’ll explain why you should use it in a sec) / folder in your favorites bar with all your sources; make this list as you go along with your research rather than try to compose a list at the end
— use google drive! you can easily share stuff with peers and your advisor (for them to read over) & it compiles all of your documents into one place! plus, there’s an auto save feature so your document is saved as you go, aka: one less thing to worry about !!
— make friends w/ your advisor, or at least get on their good side. it will be much easier to go to them if you have a problem later on if you do this
— don’t be afraid to hit up your school or local library in search of some tangible sources
— make an outline / template / skeleton w/ all of your research before you start writing your first official draft

[Title ]
— Should be concise
— Makes the topic of your essay very clear
— Try to make it as short as you can — under 18-20 words is a good rule to follow (this make seem like a lot, but when you’re summarizing the topic of a paper this long, that many words may be necessary)

[ Abstract ]
— This! is! not! an! introduction! but, rather, a sort of guideline for what your paper covers & what is being investigated
— Should include: your research question; the scope of the investigation; the conclusion of the ee; the two areas of study you’ve chosen & how they are connected to your study (not the complete analysis of how, just a brief thing); & the countries you’ve chosen
— This should go right after ! your title page
— Should be between around 200-300 words (the max word count is 300 and while there’s no definitive min word count, you’ll probably need about 200 to get your points across

[ Table of contents / Contents page ]
— Placed at the beginning of the essay
— This lists every single heading, sub-heading, sub-sub-heading, ect. that you put in your paper
— Everything should have a page number attached to it

[ Introduction ]
— In here you should introduce your: thesis; research question; your two areas of study; & the countries you’ve chosen to look at (at least these things, please feel free to add more !)
— Start with an attention grabber and not your question

[ Body ]
— Act as if your reader knows nothing about your topic (because, if you did a good enough job of coming up with a topic, they probably won’t)
— BUT remember: analysis, analysis, analysis!! you should have more analysis than anything tbh
— Always follow up quotes with substation and claims for why that person / law / etc is for or against your issue

[ Conclusion ]
— This is it, your big time to Reflect !
— Talk about any questions that arose when you created your knowledge question and the answers to that question
— Also mention if your research & writing your paper made you want to do anything about the issue (for instance, I wrote about human trafficking, so I talked about how my research made me want to get involved with some of the organizations to help out victims of the issue)
— Be sure to loop back in all the stuff from the intro, just in different words
— This is the place to definitively answer your question — try to answer it in no more than one or two sentences.

[ Illustrations ]
— Like text, if it’s not value added to your paper, don’t add it
— These are not required, but can go a long way in helping your argument !
— Any images / illustrations / graphs / etc. should relate directly to the text where they’re located
— Make sure to explain their purpose for being there and for existing (like, if it’s a graph, explain why you included it and why it was made)

[ References / Citations ]
— Goes at the end of your paper
— This is like any other citations page you’ve written — be sure to include ANY sources that you used (and don’t add in ones you didn’t use just to appear like you did more research than you did, this should be self-evident, but still)

[ The Viva Voce ]
— This will occur once you’ve turned in the final copy of your Extended Essay
— It is basically a presentation of and interview about your essay
— Should take no longer than 15-20 minutes
— Is the time to show just how much you’ve accomplished, as well as any difficulties you had while writing your paper and what you learned overall from the experience

Freshman Mistakes!

These are mistakes that people make all throughout high school, not just freshman! But to keep the title concise I just called it that  Also, long post coming up! 

In Class

  1. Not asking questions in class. At lot of students are shy and embarrassed about asking questions in class, But, there are always people who have the same question as you and it isn’t worth not knowing stuff on the test than feeling awkward for two seconds. Also, I’ve had teachers majorly bump up my marks because they say me asking for extra help and putting in effort.
  2. Not doing homework when it gets assigned. I will admit, sometimes there are times when you are 100% confident you already know how to do what was taught in class. But, mostly, doing a bit of extra practice can help you a lot even if it seems like a waste of time. When you are in upper grades and harder classes, doing homework every night is not optional, so get into the habit now. 
  3. Not taking notes in class. This can be hard when your teacher gives you handouts or just has you copy from a powerpoint. But what you should work on doing is listening to the teacher and write down extra information on your page from what they say, not just the bare minimum from the PPT. This is such a useful skill in upper years… I have some classes where the teacher just stands at the front of the room and talks and you have to create your own notes. 
  4. Not reading rubrics/instructions. I have so many examples of getting marks taken off even though my project was good, just because I didn’t read the instructions. Make sure you go through the rubric and/or the assignment sheets and check off that you have all of the components.
  5. Trying too hard to impress teachers. The best way to impress a teacher is to come get extra help, raise your hand in class, do all of the assignments as best you can and ask when you don’t understand something. Basically, show that you care about their class and are willing to work hard. Don’t bother sucking up to them about things outside of class or trying to prove yourself by writing an essay twice as long as recommended. Just try hard and your work will speak for itself. 

At School

  1. Not joining any activities at school. Activities boost up your resume, are a great way to meet new friends, and can be a really good way to stay involved throughout high school, because you can stay in the same club for all four years if you want. Pick one or two activities that really interest you and try them out!
  2. Joining too many activities at school. I know, I just said to join something at school… but the key words are one to two! I have been the leader of many clubs and groups inside and outside of school and there is nothing more frustrating than having people say they are interested and then backing out. Don’t sign up for everything you think sounds cool and then leave the cub a few weeks later. Find a few things you are actually passionate about and do those instead of doing 10 different things! 
  3. Not using class time/spares to your advantage. If you have work periods in class or you have a study hall or spare during school hours, use it! Its way better than having to work on something after school, especially if its a partner project. Way easier to organize when you guys are both at school.
  4. Worrying about who you sit with at lunch. I promise, no one will notice if you sit alone in the cafeteria for a few days. If you feel self conscious, just take out a notebook and people will assume you’re studying and want to be alone. 
  5. Not taking gym! I don’t know if this is the same way at every school, but usually you need at least one gym credit to graduate. Take it in grade 9!! It is easy, fun, and literally everyone takes it , so you aren’t going to be the worst at sports. I waited and ended up being forced to take online health just to be able to graduate.  


  1. Worrying about boys and crushes. Having a crush on someone seems like the be all end all of your existence when you’re 14, but its almost always useless. If you like someone and they like you too, that’s great and you should pursue it if you want. But if you like someone and they don’t notice you, try as hard as you can to move on. It is not a useful way to spend time and focus! 
  2. Hanging out with people who don’t like you. I did this so much in earlier grades! I tried so hard to force my way into groups that didn’t like me and didn’t want to hang out with me. Let go of the people who don’t accept you and try to find friends who actually love spending time with you. You are amazing and don’t deserve to have to fight for someone’s attention. 
  3. Trying too hard to hang onto friends from elementary school. This isn’t to say that you can’t keep being friends with someone if you go to different schools. But sometimes, a friendship just fades when you guys go off to different places. For me, I had friends that all went to private school together and I spent so much time worrying about being friends with them even though we only hung out like every 6 weeks. Let friends go if you grow apart. It’s only natural. 
  4. Not thinking about the consequences of your actions when partying. If you go out and get super, fall down on your face wasted, you might a) get in trouble from your parents, b) embarrass yourself in front of people or c) just feel like absolute shit the next morning. If you want to try drugs remember that you might a) get caught and get in legal trouble or b) have a really bad experience. I’m not saying to absolutely never go out and party, but think about what might happen and decide from there. 

Hopefully this post is helpful to freshman and others! Feel free to reblog and add your own advice. :)