23.10.16 - After long months of being inactive of my studyblr. I’m back! 

A lot has changed, I’m not in high school anymore, i’m in Uni now, everything is in German now, not in French anymore. I moved away… So many things happened. Also my Studyblr is since 3 weeks now 2 years old. Can’t believe it! I documented the most important years in school online, posted what I learned, I improved and my daily life struggles during my high school year. Now I’m in Uni… Time flies, it’s incredible and extremely scary… 

For those who don’t know, I’m studying media computer science and chose business administration as a minor. Media computer science is extremely hard. I’m reading what we have done this week in Analysis (because I didn’t understand anything at all)


November 5// “No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.”~Jonathan Sacks

Nothing feels better than getting all your work done. Just completed all of my Calculus homework ahead of time. Now I have more time to focus on my mid-term. 

MARCH MASTERPOST MADNESS PT I as part of a follower milestone and celebrating spring break, i present to you march masterpost madness: a series of masterposts/guides on studying by yours truly!! first up we have math & how to study for it!!

i love math so much it looks like i spend almost all my free time doing it. anyway, i got a few requests asking me how to study best for math and about resources, so i thought it’d be best to start off with this one!!


  • practice, practice and practice!! this is so important, omg. math is heavy on problem-solving, and most problems require analytical thinking and application of logic — the best way to hone these skills is through plain practice! besides, once you get used to math questions, you find them less intimidating and you get faster and more accurate at solving them! i suggest using practice books (your textbook should be a good starting point) or finding problems online (Khan Academy is great!). A pro tip is to look around your school community (ask teachers, students, librarians) for practice books — most of them will gladly lend you a book they’ve gone through! it’s ideal to practice/do at least one-two questions everyday, or even more! if you’re stuck on a practice problem and have no one to ask to, feel free to ask the mathblrs, wolfram alpha or the internet! (google your question: it has saved me numerous times!!)
  • pay attention in class!! this is definitely recommended, but it’s really not a must. if you don’t have a strong aptitude for math, i really urge you to do this! listen actively, you don’t have to take note of every word the teacher/lecturer says, but do listen to the most important parts! when a teacher emphasizes something, pay extra attention to that (but don’t leave out any parts of the chapter!).




  • algebra I: x, x, x, x
  • algebra II: x, x, x, x
  • geometry: x, x
  • trigonometry: x, x, x, x, x, x, xx
  • calculus: x, x, x, x, x, x, x


  • remember all your formulas!! know the syllabus!! know how to apply the concepts in problems!! those three things alone will get you to pass — i’m sure!!
  • try not to cram — study a week (at least) in advance for an exam!! (bigger exams need more prep time!!) an all-nighter won’t do you good!!
  • always remember, if you fail, you are not a failure!! there’s always a next time that you can get a better score in!!

I hate math tests because all throughout the unit it’s like really easy shit and then you think you’ve got it and then the test is like

if I throw a triangle out of a car and the car is going 20 mph and wind resistance is a thing that exists, what is the number of pancakes that can cover the sun multiplied by the number of cupcakes pedro can buy with one human soul changed into millimeters 

I had this running joke with one of my TA’s (who is in the math PhD program here at UT and is a brilliant mathematician) about how hilariously bad we both are at arithmetic. One time in office hours, I said something about a 100^2 survey region, and we both sat there for way too long before saying, “10,000?” at the same time. We were so proud of ourselves for being able to multiply 100 by 100 that we high-fived before going back to trying to prove that complex sum-of-divisors functions could not return values as larges as twice the input in Z[i]. 

So, if you still think mathematicians are people who can add and multiply or whatever, please adjust your expectations, because we’re shy about that.


Finally finished some older doodles I had made of these guys! So here ya go, more doodles of the Hyperion dorks! (Many of these were inspired by this song)


Stats1: Chapter 2&3 notes!

I actually really like stats. All scary equations but simple ideas which make sense! My mildliners arrived - so a colour scheme was need so no rainbow puke 😝

My topology class had an exam last week. 

It was bad. 

We got the exams back today, but the grades had already been posted so we knew our (terrible) fates. Before class, I ran into one of my classmates. When I brought up the exam, she teared up a bit. I said, “If it helps at all, literally everyone who scored lower than I did on Exam 1 has dropped the class. That means I’m the reigning lowest score.” She immediately hugged me. I really needed a hug. 

I teared up, too, but not about the exam. She and I are two of four female students in the class. She explained that she had to get the tears out now, since there was no reality in which she’d let herself be seen crying about an exam in front of “all of those boys,” because she’d be damned if she’d give a male-dominated community one reason to enforce any stereotype about the fitness of women to be mathematicians. This is a person I’ve always liked and always respected, and in that moment, this moment of bravery and resolution and stubbornness and flat-out refusal to be defeated, I swear she was the most beautiful human being on the face of the Earth. I couldn’t help but be moved to tears. 

In class, our professor gave the most motivational speech imaginable in such a circumstance. He reminded us that success belongs not to those who struggle and achieve victory in the end. That’s math. It’s a fight to understand, and it’s worth every ounce of energy it demands. 

And all the while, I flatly refused to make eye contact with that classmate. Because if I did, there was no way I’d succeed in keeping it together in front of ‘all the boys.’ 

That’s the moral of today’s interaction: STEM is tough. We’re tougher. No one is quitting today.