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constantly-disheveled  asked:

Okay top ten most recommended books (aside from your own :p witches better have those already!!) For witches of any level of experience!

Well, the only books that I can 100% recommend are my own, because I can vouch for all the content, see? (For anyone interested, the rundown is here.) But the following are the books from my personal library that I’ve found most useful over the years. (These are in no particular order.)

  • Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (Cunningham) - THE book on magical plant correspondences. Wicca-flavored and slightly antiquated (published in the 1980s), but still relevant and very well-researched. The Works Cited and Recommended Reading pages are worth a look all on their own.
  • The Complete Guide to Herbal Medicines (Fetrow & Avila) - If you’re going to work with plants in your craft, you NEED to have a practical reference book. This one is the best I’ve found so far. It’s well-organized, easy to use, and reads like a physician’s desk reference. Which, in a practical medical herb book, is what you want.
  • Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells (Illes) - Affectionately dubbed “The Big Guns” in my personal lexicon. Some problematic material (largely pulling from vodou and hoodoo as if all their practices are universal), but an excellent resource for learning about various magical methods from a wider range of cultures and countries than most books contain. Helpfully alphabetized by subject, but I still recommend using index tabs for quick reference.
  • Grimoire for the Green Witch (Moura) - The “Other Guns.” An excellent reference for correspondences and basic spellwriting components. Not really organized, and there’s no table of contents or index, so DEFINITELY use index tabs for this one. It’s not as comprehensive as Llewellyn’s big book on correspondences, but the smaller size makes it a little less daunting to leaf through.
  • The Real Witches’ Garden (West) - One of my very first books on green witchcraft, and one I still refer to. Includes practical information as well as magical correspondences.
  • The Real Witches’ Book of Spells and Rituals (West) - Like Illes’ “Big Guns,” a good reference for various kinds of spells at a basic-to-intermediate level. This is the spellbook on which I cut my witchy teeth back in the day.
  • Spell Crafts (Cunningham & Harrington) - For any witch who wants to make charms or trinkets as part of their practice, or has a crafty artistic side. Lots of basic tutorials that can be adapted to future projects.
  • The Black Toad (Gary) - A fascinating look at the classical components of English witchcraft traditions. Details the hows and whys behind many charms that we find in frequent use today (i.e. witch bottles).
  • Cottage Witchery (Dugan) - A short, simple primer for magics that can be done around the home. Wicca-flavored and focused on traditional methods, with a charming conversational style that influenced my own writing later on.
  • Utterly Wicked (Morrison) - The first book I ever read that presented baneful magic in a practical fashion. Emphasizes personal responsibility and introduces some interesting modern techniques for using everyday items in curses.

Keep in mind that NONE of these books are perfect, and critical reading is required for everything. But if I had to put together a stack of ten books from my collection that I absolutely cannot do without, the first ones I’d replace if lost, these would be the ones. :)

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Lesson 9: Grimoire 101

By: Teacher Faye

Live class date and time: 1/10/2017 @ 9:00pm

Hey guys!

      So today we’re going to be exploring the Witches’ magic books. Or in other words, their grimoire or book of shadows. So a quick rundown of what this lesson is going to look like: we’ll talk about what exactly a grimoire is and how it’s different from a book of shadows, well talk about the history of them, different forms, what does and doesn’t go in it, ideas for broomcloset grimoires, and some other kinds of journals you could keep as well. Then we’ll get to questions and homework!

So what exactly is a grimoire or a book of shadows? 

This definitely depends on who you ask, so I’ll start with historical information and go from there. By definition, a grimoire is a book of magic spells and invocations. Historically, a grimoire has been used as a textbook of magick pretty much. It’s used to keep instructions on spells, how to create magic objects, summoning or invoking gods and spirit and so on. A grimoire was seen as less of a journal, and more as a instruction book. A book of shadows is a term coined by Gerald Gardner, the father of Wicca, in the 1950’s. Gardner used it as a sort of cook book of spells that have worked for the owner. According to Gardner, there was one book of shadows per coven and the initiation members could use it and add to is as they saw fit. He also believed that the book should be burned when the owner died. (this obviously isn’t very common anymore and a lot of witches like to pass down their books to family or friends, so I wouldn’t suggest burning it.)


Now a days, the difference between a grimoire and a bos is very small. 

        For a lot of people, a grimoire is a spell book, and a book of shadows is a witch’s journal where she keeps track of how spells go and such. So basically, the bos is a follow up of a grimoire. But still, most witches don’t go by these general uses at all. To most witches, their book contains any and all information they may want to remember with journal entries and they call it whatever they want. I personally call my book a Grimoire, but it has a lot of different things in it. If you want to use your book as a spell book and have a separate book for journaling, that’s great! A witch’s book is completely a personal preference.


        As for format, again, a grimoire can be anything you want it to be. A lot of witches like to use big, leather bound books with homemade paper and fancy ink. But a lot of us can’t afford fancy books. Some good things to think about when you’re thinking about what to use as a grimoire is how you want it to look inside. If you want a very organized book with sections for each topic like herbs, journal, correspondences, and so on, then something adjustable would be a really good idea for you. Binders are really cheap and you can add, take away, and move around the  information inside your book whenever you want. Binders are also a great way to personalize the cover of your book. It’s super easy to glue some fancy fabric or leather around that cheap cardboard cover and make it look old and witchy. To those who don’t really care much about organization, a simple journal will do. You can go all out and get pretty handmade ones off etsy or you can go as simple as a spiral notebook, it’s completely up to you and your preferences. If you do use a notebook instead of something adjustable, it may be a good idea to add in an index or tabs on the pages so you don’t have to flip through every page to find the spell or herb uses you are looking for. The same goes for if you do organize it. I use pretty scrapbook paper in between my sections so that I can easily spot it between my regular pages.


A question I see a lot online, is what does my grimoire need to look like.         Again, as most of the answers to these kinds of questions are, it’s all up to you! This is your personal book and it should resonate with you. A lot of people will say your book needs to be handwritten and you need to draw your own pictures and such. To me, that’s silly. If you want to handwrite and hand draw your book, great! Do it! It’ll add that extra energy you give into the work. However if you’re anything like me, and you are not an artistic person, there are other methods. I have terrible handwriting for example, and I have no drawing ability really whatsoever. So what I do is I get on a website called Canva and put together the page I want to work on. I add in images from tumblr or pinterest, and a title. However to add on a personal touch to it, I usually leave the information section blank and then handwrite it in. I’ll post an example. (post example of page) Other people type out their entire grimoire and that’s totally okay too! Having an online grimoire can also be a great format to use. As most of us are tumblr users, we know that tumblr or any sort of blog format can be great for gathering and sharing information for your practice. Using a website like Evernote, where you can create different notebooks and pages in the site can also be great because you can access it from any smart device and edit on the go. This means you can just carry around your phone instead of a big book and if you need to know what a certain crystal does, just whip out your phone and  the information is right there. Online grimoires can be a really great tool for witches in the broomcloset as well as they are much easier to hide.

Some tips for making it pretty or unique. 

        If you’re up for the task of making your own paper, I’ll post the recipe I have for that if you want, you can always add  in little pieces of flowers or herbs into the paper while it’s drying. This can be really great if you have planned out what you want to put on that page and can make the herbs correspond with that topic. I like to decorate my pages with stamps. Stamps can get pretty expensive, but if you go to hobby lobby, they usually have some cool ones in the clearance section and Michaels has halloween stamps on sale during the season. Adding in pretty ribbons to your spine can both add some color and help organize at the same time. A lot of people add on little charms at the bottom of bookmark ribbons as well, though depending on how long your ribbons are, those may get tangled as your using it. If your crafty, you can use scrapbook paper and supplies to jazz up your pages. If you have pretty bad handwriting like me, I get calligraphy pens that are made to make your handwriting look fancy when you don’t know how to write calligraphy. They’re pretty cheap at craft stores and they can come in a lot of different colors. You could also go all out and use a quill, even make your own magical ink if you like.

Jumping back a little bit, let’s talk about what goes in a grimoire and what doesn’t. 

        The short answer is: anything and nothing. Really you can put whatever  you want in a grimoire and there’s really nothing that shouldn’t go in there, but from experience, I will say there are something that may be better in their own books. This is mostly for people using bound books, because once you’re out of room, you have to start a new book, so usually I would keep important information like my gods and their associations, uses and meanings for herbs and crystals, spells and rituals, quick cheat sheets for tarot and rune meanings, and stuff like that. I know a lot of witches who like to do daily or weekly tarot readings and record them in their grimoires. For me, this wouldn’t work because it would fill up so quickly, so I’d suggest leaving readings and dream journaling to their own books as to not fill up your grimoire so fast. However this is dependent on how you want to use your book. If it’s meant to be a hand down, I want my kids to have this and their kids and their kids, then you don’t want to fill it up with random readings, maybe only important ones. But if you’re using it for keeping track of your practice through journaling and such, it may work for you to have one grimoire and once it’s filled you start a new one. Personally I keep all my important “textbook” information in my grimoire, with a section toward the back for prompt journaling, and then I have a separate journal for tarot readings.

Storing your grimoire will depend on how sacred you consider it and how you treat your other tools. 

        Historically, witches would keep their grimoires and sacred books wrapped in silk and hidden away in a dark place. The silk was meant to keep negative energies and prying eyes from getting into your book, and keeping it in a dark place was both for secrecy and to keep the book in a good condition as they usually used leather and skins. Where you keep it can also depend on how often you use your book or work in it. I work in my book pretty often, so I keep it on my desk in my office when I’m not using it during a spell or ritual. This way it’s close so I can work in it. But for those who don’t work in it that often, it could be a good idea to keep it on your altar, or maybe under it or wherever you keep your tools. Your grimoire or book of shadows is in essence a tool for you craft. You want to treat it as you would your tools, but it’s also your craft between covers. If you are a messy witch who likes tea, maybe it’s not a big deal that you accidentally left a tea ring on one of the pages. Maybe it’s okay that it’s just sitting out in the open with other books and papers stacked on top of it. If you are very organized and your book is incredibly sacred and special to you, keeping it in a safe and protected area would be best. For broomcloset witches, I would suggest keeping your book either in a bag somewhere or stacked with other books where it doesn’t look too out of place.


Does a grimoire need to be a secret or can I show it to others? 

        Most covens have a group grimoire that all of the members can add to or use, so I would say that it doesn’t necessarily need to be a secret. If you are using it as a spell book or a “textbook” then Letting others see it could be helpful to them, but you don’t have to. A lot of people who use their books for journaling their path will keep their books to themselves as it is a very personal tool for them. Keeping your book a secret or not is very dependent on your practice and how you plan on using the book. I don’t really care who looks at my book for the most part as long as they aren’t being negative or hateful towards it or me. I do however try and cleanse my book whenever someone else uses or looks at it just in case they leave left over energy behind that I don’t want.
         So that’s about all I have on grimoires. Some other cool ideas for books to keep for your practice are tarot journals, dream journals, a reference book for herbs or crystals. I also have a grimoire to go. It’s a smaller grimoire with basic information and cheat sheets that i keep with me so if I’m out and about and need to know what a specific herb does, I can just look it up.
         

For your homework, I have a few things:

  • For those of you who don’t yet have a book of shadows or grimoire, I encourage you to make one! Go out and buy a really cheap notebook to start with and draw out a cover page for it! Look on tumblr or pinterest or youtube for inspiration!
  • For those of you with one already who use it as a journal, I want you to write out a journal entry about how you use your book and how it’s special to you and shows who you are and what your craft is.
  • And for those of you who have a book and use it more as a textbook style, go research something completely new that you have been putting off or just haven’t gotten to yet and make a page for it. Find some cool pictures to put on the page or draw some.

Soo, that’s about it. :)
I’m going to open it up to questions now for those who have any!

Resources:
Evernote


Some Youtubers with awesome Grimoires!

Skye Alexanders’ Books

  • The Modern Witchraft Grimoire
  • The Modern Witchcraft Spellbook

shana-bobana  asked:

I see these posts of notes that are so pretty and organized. Do you have any tips on note taking?

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Hey, there!

Sorry for the delayed response. I do have tips for note taking but I will just say that note taking is very much individual. What works for me may not work for you at all! I shall give you mine, nonetheless.

Okay, so, I take two different kinds of notes: revision notes and class notes. I will start with class notes and then go into revision notes.


Before taking notes:

  1. I suggest you purchase a set of coloured pens, black writing pens, a ruler, post-it-notes, margined and lined paper, a HB pencil and a decent quality A3 paper pad (over 100gsm).
  2. Here are the links to those items which I use myself and would recommend. Those in bold are the ones I recommend unreservedly:

     - Sharpie Fine Pens;
     - Stabilo Fineliner Pens
     - Post-it Notes: Bubbles;
     - Post-it Notes: Arrows;
     - Post-it Notes: Index Box (for annotating literature);
     - Index Stickers;
     - Stabilo Neon Highlighters;
     - Ryman Lined Refill Pad;
     - A3 Paper Pad (180gsm);
     - Xerox A4 Paper (100gsm);
     - Pentel Energel Ink Writing Pens;
     - Staedtler HB Pencils;
     - Helix Ruler.

Class Notes:

  1. My class notes are often very rough, not necessarily neat, and brief. However, I rectify them at some point a little later on. This is because we cover so much content in any one class and that makes neat note-taking somewhat impossible. I’d rather I paid attention than spent tonnes of time making cute, neat, notes in class time.
  2. You will get much more from the revision end of this answer because my college provides us with note packs on each lesson or rather, each topic. The only one of my subjects where this is not largely the case, is English Literature. However, for the others, we spend much more time listening and annotating than copying things down and writing our own notes. 

English Literature Class Notes:

Each of us has a clean copy of the texts studied and we spend much of our class time either planning essays, reading and annotating the copy of the text, or listening to our teacher’s explanations of various things and discussing said things with each other and the teacher. You get a lot of hand-outs for English because it’s more about taking in the vast amount of information you need for the exam and getting to know the texts as opposed to actually wasting time making pretty notes… if you catch my drift? 

Annotating the copy is where you can be colourful, neat and creative. I use index tabs and the post-it notes index box to make my annotations, using coloured pens and colour coding various literary techniques, writing general notes in black ink. For example: I may circle metaphors in a certain chapter, in one colour - say green - and will not, therefore, use green at all for anything else in the rest of that chapter. That way, your mind gets used to seeing these and helps the content to stick. Moreover, I use bubble/arrow post-it notes to summarise the chapter on the final page of each, making concise bullet-points pertaining to the key parts of the chapter. 

Here is an example taken from my copy of Fitzgerald’s, ‘The Great Gatsby’:

History Class Notes: 

In History, our teacher provides us with a note-pack each lesson. These consist of a comprehensive page or so of narrative-like notes on the titled topic. Then, there are power-point slides and note-lines for the next few pages and following this, is a glossary of terms, events, and a list of key names. Then finally, we have a few documents which are often very useful for putting things in context and for precise detail you can use as evidence in essays. 

Each class, we are dictated notes and we write these down in the lined note spaces on the powerpoint presentation pages. They look like this (for Vietnam - AQA HIS2Q):

Religious Studies: Philosophy and Ethics Class Notes:

We are given lesson packs for each topic, consisting of academic/narrative-like prose on the topic content. We then go through the topic, engaging in in-depth discussions about the content of the notes and then I go on to make my own, condensing the detail into need-to-know ‘stuff’. Here is an example of both the pack and my own work:


Revision Notes:

  1. My revision notes are made through multiple things. I ask for computerised copies of all note packs, editing them through the Preview software on Apple Mac’s; I make flash-cards; I write key information on A4 paper and blutac them to the wall; I write essays over and over again; I make mind-maps on A3 paper; I highlight my note-packs; I read my texts and note packs and use audio books to accompany my re-reads of the texts for English; I watch the movie versions of the books; I use The Student Room and Tumblr to bounce off of others; I use past papers.
  2. I don’t actually like writing vibrant revision notes, I find it distracting and blurring rather than helpful. I prefer the notes to be more black and whie with the odd bit of colour from Sharpie Pens. 

English Literature Revision Notes:

For English, essays are the best thing you can do aside from really getting to know the texts well, perhaps re-reading them. Even if the exam is open-book, you really should know the text as well as you should if the exam was closed-book. I also used mind-maps to help with English as I feel it’s information you need to keep refreshing and reviewing until it sticks as English is one of those subjects you have to grow with and develop as you go along.

Here’s an example of a rough mind-map/poster and an essay I got an A on:

History Revision Notes:

For History, I highlight key information I believe will be of use to me in an essay, specifying which kind in annotations made to each highlighted section. I then condense these into key information on flash cards. I also make some small mind-maps on flash cards for the more general information, like facts and figures, and put some key information on A4 sheets and blutac them to the wall in my bedroom. History was the subject I felt the most prepared for and worked months in advance and was lucky in doing so as A-Level History had an incredibly tough year this year. 

Also, it goes without saying that I wrote a lot of essays for history! So, here are photographs of each individual thing - flash cards, an essay, a poster, annotations in my textbook and my note packs:

Religious Studies: Philosophy and Ethics Revision Notes:

For RS, I annotate electronic copies of my notes, condense these down into flash cards, and make A4 mind-maps. I also, as you can guess, write essays and then get them marked. Take a look at these:


To Summarise:

My general advice is to experiment with what works for you; use note-taking as a means of revisiting information from class, focusing on listening in class rather than writing; and make very brief, rough notes in class. Understand the topic because if you don’t - your notes are useless anyway which is why I always say, spend class listening. Finally, keep your notes clear, concise, and organised. 

I hope this helps, 

~Jay’xo

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AS Levels // Day 14 // Organisation.

Hey! So a few days ago redcurlygirly asked how I organise myself (actually it was like a week ago, sorry!)

Here we go:
1. I emptied all my stuff out on to my desk… wow I carry a lot of unecessary stuff around.
2. My bag! I use a Jansport Big Student Rucksack. Its was like £45, but SO WORTH IT. It actually manages to hold all my stuff without showing any sign of breaking, its waterproof (I think - the rain hasn’t soaked my books yet) and its really comfy to carry. 
3. Little pop wallet things. I carry one for each subject to store my exercise books, sheets, rough notes, etc…
4. Timetables. Boring.
5. Textbooks :) I also have a German dictionary and a massive Chemistry AS/A2 book, but both are too bulky to bring to school, and the school have copies to use in lessons. (I also carry my German ringbinder, because the teacher likes us to bring it every lesson.)
6. This is the paper I use to copy my notes into neat. There’s an Oxford Campus lined pad, and then a squared paper pad and some graph paper.
7. The front page of my homework diary. The ones the school gave us don’t fit all of my homework in, so I got a purple Moleskine with plain pages from HomeSense (it was only £4 for two! Bargain!) If anyone wants a post on that, let me know :)
8. The insane amount of washi tape I carry with me. Also index tabs and post its. But mainly washi tape.
9.The pride of my collection, my pencil case! I’m so in love. Kipling 100 pencil case on the left, and a little makeup bag from Primark on the right to hold my new Mildliners. 

So, at home, I have a ringbinder for each subject. I take rough notes in lessons in my exercise books, and then copy the essential notes up neatly and put them in the ring binder, then carry on taking the rough notes to school until we’ve finished that topic. I don’t copy up exercises or anything, just the notes which I can look back on later in the year and know exactly what they mean and how to do the thing.

I also carry around some personal stuff like my bullet journal and stuff - that post to come! 

lefthandpathbeginner-deactivate  asked:

Hello! I saw on your photoset of witchy books a big purple spells book but couldn't read anything but the spells part. could you tell me the name of the book please? Thank you 😍. p.s: I adore your blog. 😊☺😍

If you mean the huge one on the right-hand side of the top shelf, that’s Judika Illes’ “Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells.” I’ve affectionately nicknamed it The Big Guns.

It’s a helluva big book, and there’s a lot to get through. There’s some problematic stuff with conflating vodou and hoodoo and treating both as open practices, but if you can overlook that, it’s an excellent reference with lots of neat ideas!

I’d suggest buying some index tabs to go with it though. Marking the sections makes finding what you want SO much easier.

Given I am a study oriented blog, I feel this post is necessary. It’s almost August (yay new semester!), and I have just about gathered all of the supplies I plan to use this semester. Also, I’ll give you the low down on prices because we are all on a budget.

First things first: I’m a junior taking 18 hours - Classes include: British Literature II, Shakespeare’s Comedies, Advanced Spanish Grammar, Honors Political Science, Linguistics, and World Civilizations. My point is I am completely humanities oriented. You won’t find much math and science help here, sadly.

Notebooks: I use five star notebooks because they are my favorite. I know they are more expensive, but they are awesome quality. I prefer notebooks to binders because I just find it easier to have a notebook on my desk that I can quickly flip through. Binders are bulky, and I typically end up taking out looseleaf to take my notes and putting them back, etc. It’s a pain in my ass. I have a graph paper notebook for history because it is easier to take notes, for me. I use the Cornell method for history type classes, and the graph paper gives me a lot more working room. The others are either 1 or 3 subject college ruled notebook. Some notebooks share 2 classes. All together, I have 4. I’d estimate I spent about $20.00 on notebooks.

1" Binder: I have a 1 inch binder to keep my powerpoint printouts, syllabi, and handouts in. It’s small and can keep all loose papers together. I also use the binder to keep the study guides I make in. The binder is what I go to before an exam, project, etc. I know this seems complicated, but it has always worked for me. I keep flashcards and study aids in there as well. The notebooks are for the pieces, and the binder is for the sum. You can find 1 inch binders everywhere, and for little money - I believe I got mine at Office Depot for about $4.00.

Sharpie Gel Highlighters: Again, these are are pricier than most highlighters, BUT they are my absolute favorite.They last forever and look so neat in your notes. I got the big pack with all the colors they have. They also came in a cute little pouch to keep up with them in. The big pack was $15.00 at Office Depot; however, they have small packs with the basic colors for about $6.00.

Papermate Flair: I use papermate flair pens, mainly. I typically use these for book notes/study guides/ and for my planner. They are felt tip, and I love how bold they are. Great for color coding. I buy a pack of all of the colors, then a four pack of the black ones. For both, it’s about $20.00.  Like the highlighters though, you can get smaller packs. For basic colors and a two pack of black, you can get away for about $12.00. My obsession runs deep with these pens. For lecture notes, I use regular BIC stick pens. They are super cheap. My lecture notes are usually messy with a lot of info. No point in wasting my flair ink on them. TIP: Sam’s Club sells a pack of BIC stick pens in blue, black, and red, with 2 highlighters, a permanent marker, and mechanical pencils for $5.00.They are awesome.

Index cards, Post Its, Tabs: Things like these I tend to stockpile. I use them for everything. When it comes to these things, DO NOT GO TO AN OFFICE SUPPLY STORE. They are a rip off. Target and Walmart have awesome school supply sales this time of year. You can get a single pad of post its for a dollar in almost any color right now at target. I use them in textbooks, my planner, novels, EVERYTHING. Not a penny wasted. They are great for organizing. 

I’m not picky about index cards. They’re all the same. I buy mine in the 300 packs and they are about $2.50, depending on where you get them. Mist places are the same. I get white and usually some colored ones. The colored ones may be a dime more. It’s not a huge difference whatsoever. I use index cards for vocab in history and spanish, and I also use them for major themes in my literature classes. 

Erin Condren Planner: My Baby. My Pride and Joy. I LOVE my planner. I got it in April when they were deeply discounted because it was only 9 months. It spans from April 2014 - December 2014. I did this so I wouldn’t be throwing away so much money in case I didn’t like it. I fell in love. You can customize the cover with your own colors and name and ahhhh, its amazing. I keep so much in here: to do lists, my actual planning (assignments, appointments, work hours, etc), lists of books and movies, goals, and in the back I’ve even created a space for assignment and exam logs. It is in my bag at ALL times. Recently, Erin Condren has released the new planner for 2014-2015. She has new designs and has made some awesome changes from the 2013-2014. You can get 18 months for $55.00. I know it sounds steep, but that is a year and a half of use. They are sturdy and hold up amazingly. I know Lilly Pulitzer ones run around $40.00, but these are so much better. FiloFax is also rather pricey, but I have a secret love for those. MY POINT IS, a good planner is important. If you happen to cross over to EC though, I have a $10.00 off referral code I’d be happy to give you. Soon, I hope to do a post about how I’ve organized my planner.

I hope you guys have enjoyed my supply rant, haha. I just get so excited and you guys share my joy. Good luck this year! There’s not much that can stop you.

For You ~ pt. 19

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~ Fun Boyz ~

‘’Yes, I’m a bad boy, so I like bad girl.’’ Even though he was just reciting the lyrics, the look in his eyes made my stomach do several flips.

‘’Unfortunately for you, I’m not a bad girl.’’

‘’No?’’ He asks challenging.

‘’No.’’ I respond with the same tone.

‘’Really?’’ He squints at me then tabs his index finger on his lips. ‘’Kiss (ppoppo).’’

“What?” I look at him weirdly. “No, I don’t want to.”

“See, you are a bad girl.” Jungkook concludes smugly, he shakes his head taunting me. “Uri ________-ie doesn’t listen to her Oppa well.”

“Alright,” I give in rather easily, having an idea in mind. “Oppa, close you eyes.”

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11:11pm // 15.09.15 (+8gmt)
First Studyblr Post.


Went to Muji yesterday to stock up on some stationery. I’m going to drop by Tokyu Hands later this week to get tape and sticky notes. I have drawers full of copics, gel/friction/ball/fountain pens in whatever colour you can imagine, pastels, etc… but the rule of being a stationeryholic (if it’s a word…) it. is. never. enough!

Decided to rewrite my Japanese notes from Day 1 of study (crazy, I know… It could take weeks) on a B5 notebook because my previous binder was pretty huge to lug around. Anyway, these ラミネートインデックス (Laminate Index) tabs are a god-send! I got these from Tokyu Hands (I swear they have EVERYTHING there!) All you have to do is write within the blue borders, remove the sticker to allow the lamination magic happen then you may proceed to paste it anywhere you want. They’re really simple looking though. I would’ve liked a pink tab instead but they’re really handy to have, so go check it out :)

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Just a quick post on my note taking style. I’ve mentioned this before to some of my asks but I don’t really have a solid structure to my notes and it changes almost all the time. There are a few things that run throughout; - definitions are written in colours to make them stand out. I do this mostly for my economics notes where the definitions make up like 20-30% of your mark. - model answers are also written in colour to again help me identify something I need to memorise. - I read through my notes afterwards and highlight key phrases and words. - small things: titles are boxed off, I keep index tabs on pages where new chapters start, different sections of the chapter have different colours so I know when they start and end. Yep, there isn’t much to it really. Hope this answered any questions about my note taking style :)

tastelikefreedom  asked:

How do you use index tabs and sticky notes to study. I have a test coming up and I really need to study efficiently

i gotcha!

how to use sticky notes effectively (genericappblrurl)

good reasons to use sticky notes (smartspo)

how to take notes from a textbook - involves the use of sticky notes (staticsandstationery)

how to manage your time through post-it notes (studyspiration)

there’s an app called post-it plus that’s highly recommended (thestudyrace)

twenty uses for a post-it note (study-studymore-studyhard and columbiadreaming)

good luck for your test!

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SCHOOL SUPPLY HAUL!

1. Sharpie Highlighters, pack of 8. I got these on sale at Target, and having tested them out I can say that I highly recommend them. They write smoothly and crisply, not to mention coming in five different colors.

2. Oops! Staples brand retractable correction tape. It’s a pack of two Wite-out pens. They work just as well as (and are much cheaper than) the name brand, and their long, thinnish shape makes them fit easily inside a pencil case.

3. Bic Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm. The only brand of mechanical pencil I have ever used is Bic, so I can attest to their quality. However, at Staples and Target, I could only find three different (kind of ugly) color choices, and they only had 0.7 and 0.9mm lead (I prefer 0.5). 

4. Index Cards (Target brand). I go through index cards so quickly that I am constantly buying more. From what I can tell, this brand is good, although its cardstock is thinner than I am used to.

5. Mini sticky-notes (Target brand). As we know, off-brand sticky-notes are not as sticky as Post-its, but it’s good enough for almost $2.00 cheaper. I use these to jot down ideas and assignments, and also to add writing space to my planner.

6. Nathan water bottle. I bought this a few weeks ago, and so far it doesn’t leak and hasn’t broken. In my opinion, a water bottle is a back to school staple.

7. Binder clips (Target brand). I use binder clips for everything– marking my place in notebooks, holding flashcards together, etc. I bought both the large size and the tiny ones.

8. Paper clips (Target brand). Pretty self-explanatory. They’re paper clips.

9. Labels (Target brand). I use these for labeling all of my folders and notebooks.

10. Pencil pouch from Danica Studio. I bought this at the Madison Modern Market, and so far it’s perfect for storing the writing utensils I carry around on a daily basis. You can’t see in the photo, but it is navy blue with constellations on it. :)

11. Pencil box (Staples brand). I got this to carry extra pens and supplies that don’t fit in my pencil case, or that I don’t use as often.

12. 1′’ Binder. I bought this at Target (I don’t know what brand it is!). I’ll be using it to store all important papers for my classes such as revised notes and study guides. By the end of the year, it will contain all essential knowledge for each class.

13. Notebooks. I got two notebooks from Staples, one with grid paper (for math class) and one college ruled (for all of my other scratch notetaking).

14. Mead Five-Star folders with divider pockets. I have one folder for each class. The left pocket of the folder has two vertical dividers to further sort papers, and the right pocket has a small pouch for index cards.

15. Erasable tab dividers and sheet protectors (from Target). Both of these will go in my binder to keep important papers safe and to organize different subjects.

16. Filler paper (grided and college-ruled). I use filler paper for revising notes, and the grid paper specifically for math.

17. Homework folder (Staples), Revision notebook (Staples), Planner (Orange Circle Studio). The folder is for extra administrative papers, the notebook is for revisions, and the planner is for planning.

That’s about it!