I was in high school when Vanilla launched, and I spent months jumping from Class to Class, Race to Race, unable to find the right combination that would grab me. I had a huge, 90% of my grade, Math Test on a Monday, and I spent the whole weekend studying. Around Monday morning near 2am (bus came at 5), I made a human warlock. Over a decade later he is still my main. I failed the test.
I recently finished my finals (thank god) and I got a couple of tips for you guys if you want to shut yourself up somewhere and study for 6 hours (I did that; it wasn’t easy, but I did that.)
Study buddy. - Grab your bae, your significant other, your bff, your acquaintance that you can stand, and study together. Bring snacks, tutor each other without being a nuisance, take walks together every hour or so to stretch your legs. Believe me, sometimes having the person in front of you studying like mad is a great motivation. Also, having someone wake you up from your “10 minutes, no, 11 minutes, wait actually 15 minutes” nap is a good thing, especially if your in a library and alarm clocks won’t do it.
Lots of pens. - If you’re like me, and you like to hand write all your notes, (24 pages of biology notes all handwritten your girl did that) you’re more than likely to run out of ink before you’re done. I just buy a 10 pack of muji gel inks and they usually last me throughout the exam season. Also, think. Do you really need that 20 pack of staedtler triplus fineliners when you got a maths exam the next monday? do you? look me in the eyes, do you? fine if you do. just ask yourself that. if you really do, then fine. but really?
Hand sanitizer. - After three hours of studying, you ask your friends, “Hey, can you pass me those chips?” and before long, your fingers are covered in processed fried potato crumbs, and they smell like garlic and dijon mustard (i.e. the scent of heaven) and you pick up your pen. Great. Now everything smells like garlic and dijon mustard, and everything is sticky and oily and gross. Hand sanitizers to the rescue. My current fave is the walk in the woods by bath and body works (its been discontinued but they sell it at a beauty store here that has a massive collection of old scents.) literally crying why do they always discontinue great things
Hygiene and beauty products. - Now I’m pretty sure this is just a spoiled brat thing but honestly my skin dries out like crazy in air con rooms and I always need tissue for some reason to wipe sweat from my palms or oh i don’t know blow my nose because the air con here is forever 18 bloody degrees and if you crank it up by one degree someone will complain and just :))))) no. Also can I just say that the Kiehl’s ultra facial cream is literally a life saver my skin peels off (I’m not joking i can peel off a layer of my skin) in air con rooms if i don’t use a good moisturiser and this WORKS.
A JACKET. - Again. Air con rooms, libraries, whatever. I get cold a lot.
Loose leaf paper - I don’t know but for me I need a lot of loose leaf paper even though I have notebooks for notes for each subject. Sometimes I use it to take notes when I don’t feel like using an entire notebook for one subject (Like i finished my biology notebook and I didn’t want to waste an entire new one for finals i just used paper but in the end i ended up using 24 sheets so… theres that.) or I use it as a handy formula sheet for maths or physics or use it to explain questions to friends or when I ask them to explain stuff to me, or when I want to do maths questions that are messy and I can’t be bothered to make them look nice because I have an entire chapter left to do and the exam is in eight hours. :(((((( basically.
Dress for success - Seriously. Sometimes wearing something nice really helps you perk up. It might give you a much needed confidence boost, or make you sit straighter. When I’m at home, I just wear a bra or atleast change out of the t-shirt and sweatpants I’ve been wearing for three days crying infront of Grey’s Anatomy. When I go out, I like to wear something comfortable but still nice. I realise that jewelry actually really make me perk up a lot and I feel so much more awake and energized when doing my work.
FOOD. - I really like bringing food to study sessions! I love sharing food with my friends, and sometimes we go to the store before going to the library/wherever to study to pick up some chips and cookies. Try to get get healthier ones or make your own. I find that eating snacks that are too oily make me a little too satisfied and I don’t really feel like working. Eating something cold, like grapes or juices really help me concentrate. I love a nice protein shake too, and I usually blend two table spoons of all plant protein powder, two oranges and one apple together for a nice protein shake, which is also great for a meal substitute if you’ve had a really heavy lunch and want something light for dinner.
Pre-download slides/notes - Usually, I bring my iPad/laptop to somewhere to study, and I don’t enable wifi unless I absolutely need to. That means I won’t get distracted on tumblr/buzzfeed/youtube and I still have my notes with me. I just use my phone to google things i really don’t know and so far its worked for me.
SO YES. good luck ily this is great 10/10 would recommend :)
-`march 25th 2017 // this was my desk situation this morning, although now it’s covered with bio books/notes and math :P weekend studying yay. anyways i have to make my math exam again monday and i’m rlly nervous. anyone got some tips to de stress??? 😵
- have a productive dayyyy!
when you have to retake a test that will literally determine whether you pass or fail algebra 2 and you have to study a lot this weekend but youve already wasted a day and your sister is hinting passive aggressively that you should study but you havent been able to sit down and do it because it is TOO MUCH effort. and she says shes worried and doesnt want me to be stressed in math on monday but GUESS WHAT ME NEITHER and i cant believe ive never realized that if i just do the work i wont be stressed wow i should try that some time thanks
Warning(s): suggestiveness (loads of it), mild language, MATH !
Mondays sucked. Like, they really sucked. You rolled your eyes and swung back in your chair, eyes fixed on the torturously slow movement of the clock hand. The clock showed 12:30, and your heart leapt in your chest as you heard the bell ring, giving you permission to escape this prison of a class.
You sprung up out of your seat, whistling a familiar tune, but suddenly froze in your tracks. Shit. No. Math test. Your mother had severely warned you about what she expected from this test. She’d said you’d have to consider the serious consequences of doing badly in school otherwise.
You groaned internally. As if you’d had time to revise for this stupid test. Rolling your eyes, you slumped back down in your seat as the other students swiftly made their way out of the classroom to get lunch. You pulled out your math book and reluctantly opened it to the topic you were meant to have studied for.
You heard the door open loudly, followed by the sound of footsteps approaching your desk. You looked up to see Kwon Jiyong, a tall boy in the year above you.
A/N: im tired. i wanted to watch aou today but that has not happened.
Warnings: A heavy make out session *no smut, this is only somewhat sin*
Request: “a steamy (not smut) Peter Parker x Reader imagine.“ (by @prancing-through-the-rain (ps. sorry this took almost a month)) (pssst…my prompt lists are 1
please specify which list you are requesting from)
The back of Dee’s head is the first thing Charlie remembers about high school. Sure he’d met her before this memory. It was always him, Ronnie the rat and Dennis. Well it was ‘Mac’ now… Dennis had suggested it and said it made him sound cooler. They were outcasts and she was The Aluminium Monster. Which he thought was totally cool. But this certain moment of the back of Dee’s head was such a prominent moment in his life.
Hachi was born Komatsu Nana, the middle daughter of three, on November 30, 1980. Her 7th birthday was celebrated with her family in her hometown, smiling and laughing. Her 21st birthday was celebrated among her friends in Tokyo, smiling and laughing.
Today, her 36th birthday is hopefully being celebrated with her own family and old friends, smiling and laughing.