like a maths lesson

I used to be a store manager at the StopofGames, and you would not Believe the number of people who don’t understand, “50% more when you trade your games”. I’ve had actual conversations consisting of me giving a math lesson like this:
Customer: “it’s 50% extra this game should be worth $44.”
Me: “ your game is worth $22, so 50% of $22 is $11. So your game is worth $33.”
C: “No it should be $44.”

How to Catch Up on Missed Work

I had my wisdom teeth removed last week so I missed a couple of days of university. Now, I have the long, difficult task of catching up on all the work I missed. I touched on some of this in my How to Survive a Sick Week post, but here are my tips for catching up:

1) Make a list of what you’ve missed. Depending on how long you’ve been away, this list may seem daunting. But, having a list really helps in giving you a starting place.

2) If you’re at university, watch the recorded lecture videos. I like to watch them at x1.5 speed to save time. Watching the recorded videos also gives me the change to pause when things are going too fast or skip past the lecturer rambling about something irrelevant. Take notes while you’re watching and write your questions down. If you’re at school, use a website like Khan Academy to fill in maths lessons you may have missed. 

3) Give yourself a week. Depending on how long you were away, you might need more time to catch up than you thought. The last thing you want to do is to stress up, get sick again and miss even more work. Take time to recover properly while you catch up. 

4) Get dressed and clean up. You’ve probably been in your PJs and your desk is probably covered in painkillers and empty soup bowls. Shower, put on something nice (but comfortable) and clear your study space. In will put you in a better, more productive mood.

5) Prioritise. Some classes and tasks are simply more important than others. Take care of those first. Don’t be afraid to let a few, small things (like maybe a problem set or a tutorial) slide. You were sick. People understand and there is usually some small allowance of hand-ins you’re allowed to miss. Use that allowance. 

6) Stay with the class. Even though you’re behind on some of the work, stay with what’s currently happening. You’ll be surprised by how much you’ll actually be able to follow, and you might only need to ask a few small questions to keep you on track. A quick skim through the textbook over the work you’ve missed may be enough to let you stay on track, and you can then catch up on the deeper, more complicated parts of the work on your own.

I hope these tips are helpful! Just remember that this is what works for me and it won’t necessarily work for you. Always do what works best for you! Happy studying!

x Munira

How I organise myself:

I don’t know if I will change this next year or not. It worked very well for wordy subjects like Biology and Politics but less so for Chemistry and Maths.

In Lessons:

  • I have several scrappy notebooks where I take rough notes
  • This is because I type slower on a laptop than when I handwrite and trying to take neat notes is way too time consuming
  • All of my subjects are in the same notebook
  • At the start of each lesson I write the subject in a little box and highlight it so I can find it later
  • This means I can find it easier later when I rewrite my notes

With Handouts

  • I get a lot of sheets of paper, usually A4, to use later
  • I have an A4 folder for each subject (This is what I think I will change, it’s a lot to carry, I will use one next year)
  • I put all my sheets, handouts and exams in there for that period of time.
  • I keep my tests in a separate area in the back (I may change this as well as it separates the test from its topic)

With Final Notes

  • I rewrite my notes in my free periods and after college. 
  • This can take up a lot of time but it really helps with memorising
  • I also take this time to use the internet and a textbook to help me improve on my class notes- rather than taking separate notes for class and textbook

Final Folders/ Revision:

  • Obviously taking so many notes means my notes have outgrown my folders several times
  • I have a few larger ring binder folders which I put all my work in at the end of the year
  • These are also great to revise through, as you don’t have to look through several notebooks, it is all in one place

I’d strongly advocate using folders rather than any books for most studying because there is so much flexibility. You can remove notes, keep all sorts of sheets and move things around.

I hope this may be helpful to some people, especially AS students who may have had no choice in how they take notes until this year,

Good luck on your studies :)

Guys I feel accomplished

Okay, so, in school, from like age 12 to 16, I didn’t really attend maths lessons.
Like I couldn’t do maths, so I hated it, so I didn’t go to class.
Anyway I fucking suck at math.

Fast forward to today, I taught myself long division!
I figure if I can teach myself 1 thing a day then by September I won’t suck so bad, in time for college.

I know long division is basic as fuck but I never learned math ok!!

ask-smokescreen  asked:


First impression: Smokescreen? :O

Current impression: SMOKEY NO DON’T PUT THAT IN YOUR MOUTH but we’re still on for math lessons, right?

What they like the most about your muse: Huge spark, made peace in his universe, generally just an amazing bot and friend and always manages to cheer us all up

What they dislike the most about your muse: He blames himself for what happened to his Optimus, he doesn’t understand how important he is, he worries about me

What your muse is for them ( Friend, lover, rival ecc.): Good, trusted friend lowkey crush

A general opinion of their relationship: It’s good, I wish I could do more for him.

If applicable, something they wish to reveal: Things that happened in Special Ops and other stories from before he joined the team. But he may start worrying, so I won’t. Well, not the former.

Seriously mansplaining is like if you’re in the middle of a high-level electromagnetic physics lesson

And you are writing out an equation that has some imaginary numbers

And some uninvited 10 year old busts in like the Kool-Aid man and starts explaining at length how you can’t take the square roots of negative numbers, and refuses to leave even after you’ve told him his expertise isn’t welcome.

And you don’t feel like dialing back the math lesson by like six years so that you can explain a concept that everyone else in the room has understood and accepted for at least that long, so ultimately he leaves with the smug assumption that you just COULDN’T MATCH HIS SUPERIOR EXPERTISE.