handwritten physics notes from grade 11 🔭💫🌎 i wrote these notes during class (hence the post-its for additional info the teacher would mention here and there 😅) & i honestly enjoyed taking the class even though the tests were so difficult?? i guess that’s just me aaa
in case u didn’t know, i’m on studygram: thecoffeedesk ☕️ follow me!!!! hehe
Well, here it is. My senior thesis, finally complete. It’s been a long, hard road. Very hard. But it’s done now, and that’s what matters.
I haven’t updated production in a while, and there’s a reason for that. During the final month I had to be hospitalized for mental health issues; I lost a week of production time as an inpatient, and during outpatient recovery, continued production was excruciatingly difficult. I was almost certain I would have to take an Incomplete for the class. And yet, somehow, the film was completed on time – thanks to the help and support of friends, family, doctors, professors, and animation assistants. The final version is not quite the quality I had originally had in mind, due to hastened production, but I am more than satisfied with how it turned out given the circumstances. Perhaps I will revisit this someday, perhaps not. I do want to continue working with these characters someday, though.
i got an ask from an anon for back to school advice, and since school is half a month away for me, i think i’d do a post on advice for the first day of school!:D
1. arrive early🚌
for the first day of school, especially if you’re studying in a new environment, having some extra time is really important for your mindset, feeling prepared and having time to spare can not only leave you some buffer time in case you arrive later than expected, but also allow you to settle down before taking in any new information (i also like to make use of this time to get to know some of my new classmates)
2. bring your planner📒
the first day of school is probably the day where the school gives out information/announcements on when future school events take place, while you might receive a handout of the dates for the events, you should also write important dates down in your planner so you can refer to them
this is optional but i usually copy the schedule for my classes in my planner and colour coordinate them and stick to the colour code for the rest of the school year, this makes using timetables and planners much more efficient.
3. make notes✏️
i usually do this at the notes section in my planner, in the first period of each class, the teachers will usually state some of the major assignments throughout the school year and some specific requirements for the class, it is very important to jot them down and refer back to them throughout the school year if you want to reach high grades as the teachers won’t repeat the requirements again throughout the year.
it is also important to note whether your class need some specific materials (e.g. binders, notebooks) that would be graded. after noting down the requirements of each class, it is easier to shop for school supplies as you already know what you need. if there are no materials needed i would usually get one binder for the class and jot the notes in grid paper
4. get to know your classmates🤙🏻
for me, having friends in my class lifts my spirit, so the first thing i do during the first period of my classes is to get to know my classmates and what classes they take. this way, i would always have someone to rely on if i struggle on some of the topics. i also find it super useful to study with friends and revise through teaching (this works so well!!!) so having some study buddies in your class definitely would help
5. sit in the front👨🏻🏫
i lose focus pretty easily, so i know if i sit at the back i definitely wouldn’t be able to focus for eight hours a day. it is very important to make a conscious effort and just make yourself have no choice but focus.
being prepared can make a major difference, it is always better to be ready and be one step ahead. with that said, the most important thing for back to school is to pack your schoolbag the night before your go to school and sleep early, it is also equally important to have a nice, full breakfast in the morning to make sure you have a fresh start!!
many of us might pressure ourselves into making everything absolutely perfect, but what we should focus on is how we’re improving, so don’t stress too much and remember you are the only person you need to be good enough for.
While preparing for my next patient I read in her previous note that she “..is a Vietnamese immigrant who works at a nail salon.” I stifled a laugh as I recalled Dat Phan’s comedy bit on the Vietnamese taking over the U.S. one foot at a time. I mentally scolded myself as I tried to dismiss my racist stereotype. Yet, you cannot deny that this is one stereotype that frequently plays true.
She smiled as I entered the room, remaining patient as I fumbled with the pronunciation of her name. After exchanging pleasantries we discussed her reasons for coming in: a lingering cold and a skin lesion. I noted that she had missed multiple appointments prior to this, failing to get follow up labs from over a year ago. She blamed this on her busy schedule, caring for two children and working full-time. For providers the chronically busy patient can seem as frustrating as the chronically sick patient.
Next we proceeded into her exam. The stigmata for bacterial infection were conspicuously absent. I described my findings to her, watching her mood deflate slightly when I explained that antibiotics would not help. I continued to work my way down her body in a systematic exam, explaining as I went. As I came to her hands I winced. The skin was thickened, dried, and cracked. My hands began to hurt in sympathy.
“Tell me about your hands,” I said.
She responded in deeply accented English that her hands became like this after working with the nail chemicals all day.
“And do you like this job?” I asked.
“I hate it,” she responded. I continued to inquire why, if she hated her job and it hurt her skin in such a terrible way, she did not seek other employment.
“In my country I was a nurse. But here I would have to start schooling over. It would take twice as long because I would first have to take English classes.” She continued to explain that when coming over, many Vietnamese people worked in nail salons because that is where other Vietnamese people worked. In other words, it was one of the few places they could get a foot in the door as untrained workers who barely spoke discernible English. Suddenly the Dat Phan comedy bit seemed a lot less funny.
“Why come to the U.S.?” I asked. “If you were a nurse in Vietnam, why immigrate to a place with few job opportunities.”
Her answer? She makes more here as a nail technician than a nurse in Vietnam, meaning she can send money to her family at home. And being here gives her two teenage children a better opportunity for employment as they grow up. In short, this woman gave up a job she enjoyed, to work in conditions she hates, in order for her family to have opportunities she never could.
Long after I wrote her note and sent her on her way, my Vietnamese patient lingered in my mind. Interestingly, the more I thought the more I realized she did fit into a stereotype, although I had placed her in the wrong one. Perhaps it is partially true to think that many Vietnamese immigrants are nail technicians. But I think the better way to look at immigrants, in all flavors, is with the lens of selfless hope they often bring with them, rather than the employment circumstances they often find themselves in. She, like the most tremendous among us, gave up her life goals in order to propel her family into a new socioeconomic class. That to me doesn’t fit the image the media promotes for immigrants, but rather the image I think of when I see working class mothers struggling for their family’s sake. And I think that stereotype, an example of the best that people have to offer, is a stereotype I can live with.
When Felix says he was somewhere on holidays with his parents he means that they actually were spending time together.
When his classmates say they were somewhere with their parents they mean the servants were spending time with them meanwhile parents were minding their own business.
This leads to some misunderstanding when they are comparing expirences.
So my physical geography professor today was talking about how she’s had flat earthers in her class before and how sometimes students who aren’t in the class come to the department to ask questions about the earth actually being flat and I just………………….
Ahhh this is the last advice post for the back to school marathon! Whew, it’s a really huge accomplishment for me, and I hope that you appreciated all my tips and advice. This post will feature some of my favorite organization tips for school, where some of these are familiar. If you’re a student, then these tips should be surely something to take home~
✽use a planner, bujo, or anything to keep all your plans: You’ve seen this tip everywhere, therefore it is very important. Use a planner, bullet journal, or really just anything like a notebook or notepad (something that is compilable) to record all your assignments,, important dates, etc. This is beneficial for organizing your schoolwork and being on track of things.
✽specific binders and folders: I really love these things because they keep all your papers in one place. I placed “specific” because it’s very orderly to designate one folder or binder for one subject, but then again it’s possible to have a combined-subject binder or folder (like expandable file folders). I personally use plastic folders with 3 rings because they’re not bulky, yet they hold your papers well!
✽use dividers, sticky notes, page flags, etc.: These (and the similar) stationery are created for organization, so you should consider using them! Dividers are good for combined-subject binders/folders. Sticky notes and page flags can also serve as dividing tabs as well~
✽get a school bag with a good amount of pockets: I see that a lot of people want to just shove in all their writing utensils, sticky notes, etc. in their bag, and it gets LOST into the abyss, like no joke LOL. Having a bag with multiple pockets can solve the problem. Put specific items into specific pockets to arrange them to your liking. Larger pockets are also good for storing big things like folders or laptops, and some could be for food too!
✽have pouches: This is another option if you do not have a bag with many pockets. Have a good pencil case that suffices to your needs, depending on the amount of writing utensils you bring to school (which I’m guessing if you’re a stationery addict, then a LOT haha). You can have a pouches for your personal essentials, or maybe small stationery. The options are limitless! ;D
✽only bring the stuff you need: I have a rotating schedule; 5 periods a day out of 7 periods, so I don’t have to bring all my folders and notebooks. If your schedule is not like mines, then I would suggest taking out some papers that you know you won’t need in class. That way, you can lessen the load on your back or shoulder, and that’s a great feeling :D
✽one item, one area: A basic foundation of organization is this principle, and I thought I might as well include it here. That is: for ONE kind of item, place them in ONE area. Sometimes people shove papers of one class into a folder of another, and it may take them a long while and a small panic attack if they couldn’t find it. Hence, remember to always store certain items into their own little homes~ :3
Hopefully some of these tips may be helpful, or could serve as refreshers/reminders for those who needed it. Thank you very much for reading, and have an amazing day/night!~
((Also, I just wanted to say that my FINAL back to school marathon day (8.31) will feature a “Q&A for students 12th grade and below”. If you are bubbling up any school-related questions, then be sure to anticipate for that! More details will be said in a future post~))
Concept: Lance with glasses. He always wore contacts so no one knew. Maybe people used to call him 'four-eyes' so he doesn't feel as comfortable wearing them around other people like Pidge. Then one day his eyes really hurt or are dry from lack of sleep so he has to wear them. Queue everyone being like: 'Whaaaattt?? You have glasses?' Or 'Why do you have Pidge's glasses?' and poor Lance is just so uncomfortable.
My poor boy :(
Mentions of bullying
Lance was around 6 when he first got his glasses. His eyes weren’t the best and he would always get his family members messed up and couldn’t read the board in class, no matter how close he sat to it.
His father took him to get his eyes checked and even helped him pick out a pair of glasses. Lance thought that that they were the coolest thing ever.
“Move it four eyes.” Lance was shoved to the ground. His books and glasses scattering around the school yard. Lance started to stand up but was ‘accidently’ pushed back down by the kids.
Lance fought back tears as he tried to stand up. He started to move to his glasses but as his hands reached out the them he heard a crack. Lance squinted as the boy that was towering above him, his foot on his glasses.
“Whoops, sorry about that Lance.” Lance started crying as the boys laughed at him.
Lance went home that day in tears. He didn’t want his parents to know but they obviously knew. His mother demanded to know what happened but Lance wouldn’t tell at first. He didn’t want to be labeled as weak to his own parents. However he eventually broke under their pressure and he told them about his bullies. He begged his parents not to tell the school or his siblings.
His parents looked at him with sad eyes and told him they will do what needs to be done.
The next day Lance was taken to get new glasses and contacts.
Lance always tried to wear his contacts, he didn’t want people to know about his glasses. The only person on the team that knew about Lance’s glasses was Hunk. After all they did share a room together at the Garrison, Lance couldn’t hide it from him.
Unfortunately homesickness consumed him to the point where he started to lose sleep. It wasn’t uncommon for Lance to wake up with dry skin and eyes, everything hurting from his head down to his toes.
Lance rubbed his eyes and walked into his bathroom. He stared down at his contact case then shifted his eyes to where his glasses sat.
He debated putting his contacts in, but his eyes hurt that morning. The light seem to make his eyes burn and his eyes felt dry no matter how many times he blink.
He stared at his glasses, They team won’t care. He grabbed them and got changed and walked to the dining room.
He heard the team before he saw them. They were all laughing and talking excitedly. Lance smiled to himself, just like his family.
Lance entered the room and sat down in his usual seat next to Keith.
Keith glanced at Lance then looked at Lance. He just stared at Lance.
Lance shifted in his seat uncomfortably. “Umm good morning?”
“Why do you have Pidge’s glasses?” Keith asked, his eyes staring at the metal that surround Lance’s eyes.
“I don’t, they’re mine.” Lance looked down at the table. Damnit I knew this would happen.
Something that Lance wanted to keep in a small conversation turned into the topic of discussion among the paladins.
Keith looked at Pidge “Hey Pidge, do you have an extra pair of glasses?” He gestured to Lance.
“No…Oh my, Lance you have the same pair as me??? I guess that makes you a nerd just like me!” She smiled brightly at him.
Lance bit his cheek. Everyone was gushing over his glasses, except Hunk who was staring at Lance with concern.
Lance started to fold in on himself slightly, they were just glasses.
Hunk took notice to how Lance was reacting and cleared his throat. “Good morning Lance! How’d you sleep?”
Lance looked at Hunk and smiled. “I slept alright, what about you?”
“I slept pretty good, ready for the day?”
Lance smiled “Yes! I’ll beat you to the training deck!” Lance took off running.
Hunk smiled and looked at his teammates who looked confused? Maybe that wasn’t the right word but the looked off.
Hunk exhaled and faced the team. “Guys Lance is really insecure about his glasses, he was bullied a lot for them in school. Just don’t bring attention to them when he wear them.” Hunk gave a small smile and ran out of the room.
The team looked at each other and the all mutually agreed to act like Lance wasn’t even wearing glasses.
I honestly hate how I ended this :/
Sorry it took so long
I relate to this a lot. When I got my glasses last year everyone thought they were fake and would always take them during class. I hated it.
Request: Your writing is AMAZING❤ Could I request an Ethan x reader? Where the reader is a youtuber and they doing the girlfriend/boyfriend challenge?
Summary: Fem!Reader and boyfriend Ethan do the boyfriend/girlfriend tag for reader’s youtube channel! Lots of fluff ensues.
A/N: Hey there kiddos, I would like to apologize for taking so long with this request. I had class today, not to mention an essay due just a couple hours ago so I mostly tried staying away from my phone. That being said I lovedthis request so much because there were so many possibilities for fluffy stories ahhh. I mean as it stands, it’s 1am as I’m typing this right now and I have no regrets. I’m kinda proud of this one tbh. Sorry, no self deprecating humor in this author’s note. Anyway, thanks for the request so much, it was so fun to write this! Enjoy!
Wordcount: 1131 srry I got carried away whoops
Warnings: s o m u c h f l u f f. Physically repulsive to read so much cute thing. Continue at your own risk. Also i said ‘ass’ a couple times I think.
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Hi! I'm an incoming college freshman and I'm buying all my dorm stuff/supplies (super exciting) but I don't want to over-buy on school supplies or not have what I need- what r the essentials?
I try to be pretty minimalist with my supplies, especially living in a dorm where things pile up fast. My tried-and-true supplies list for college classes:
Two binders (one for Mon/Wed/Fri classes, one for Tue/Thurs)
Two folders for each class (One to keep in a binder for handouts, the other to move old notes into as your binder gets full)
A nice selection of pens, pencils, highlighters, etc (enough to keep some in your bag and some on your desk)
Sticky notes and a notepad for your desk
A flash drive or two
Paper clip, stapler, tape, and other standard office things
I use the binder system because I would always find that one class would require me to take so many notes that I would run out of space, while others would leave me with a barely used notebook at the end of the semester. This way you adjust the amount of paper you use for each class and keep your handouts in one place! It also helps keep your bag from getting too heavy since you won’t have a locker.
This is actually my first year living in a dorm, so I’m no expert! You can check out my college tag for tips, and here are a couple of my masterposts on college that may help (one and two). Best of luck in college!