I decided to share my notes taken from this amazing 1 hour Youtube lecture by Marty Lobdell. i really liked him and his tips, i think they are super effective and cover a lot of situations! i highly recommend it!!!!! wow
but here are the tips and examples Marty mentions, so if you don’t have the time to go through the full hour, you can just scroll down. hope this helps somebody!
Break your study time in chunks with breaks
most students lose focus at 25 minutes
it’s a mistake to keep going once you do, since you won’t actually learn anything and you’ll hate every minute of it
so when you start losing focus take a 5 minute break
do something nice like talking to someone or listening to music
it’s something you practice so with time you’ll be able to work for more time without losing focus
in the end of the study session have a big reward you look forward to
a study area
environment highly affects the way you act. Bedrooms are for sleeping, kitchens for eating: you’ll feel sleepy in your bedroom and hungry in the kitchen. So if you have a study area, it’ll be easier to start studying and staying focused.
study in a specific room like an office or school library if you can
if you have to study in your bedroom use a specific object you only use for studying: a lamp/desk. Make it a no-distraction, away from your bed, blank walls area.
more active the learning, the better
80% active learning 20% passive
ask yourself: is
it a concept or a fact?
learning a concept: understand/grasp/know it
put it into your own words
really think about the meaning of it
relate it with something you already
teach somebody else. Recapitulate
what you’ve learned. Talk out loud even if you don’t have anyone to teach - talk alone. Or at anyone that listens.
learning a fact: memorize it
(e.g. colours of the rainbow RoyGBiv – red orange yellow green blue indigo
sayings - anything popular or sayings you’ve heard since you were a child.
images – work even better if they’re weird. Creative associations make you
never forget specific details. (e.g. 1 gram of fat has 9 calories: picture a
fat cat – each cat has 9 lives)
any time 2 things are highly similar
but not the same you will get maximal interference!! USE mnemonics!! (e.g. afferent vs efferent neurons:
SAME - Sensory Afferent Motor Efferent)
Be a part of study
others can help you in ways you never thought before
Recognizing VS remembering
never confuse the two
while reviewing a chapter you may recognize concepts but not actually know them
and when you get to the test you won’t be able to remember any of it
so quiz yourself without looking at it
or stop in a page of your notes/textbook and ask yourself what is the concept immediately after and before it
Get your REM
get ~8 hours so you don’t undo your studying
this is how your brain stores permanent
without it you’re ability to remember seriously decreases
most people don’t even begin to take the advice but it’s simple: sleep better. Do better.
162 hours in a week. There is time.
reflect on what you are doing with your time and what activities you have to prioritize to succed as a student
notes is vital.
right after the class take 5 minutes to expand everything you’ve jotted down,
give it depth.
NOT hours later. You won’t remember half the things you wrote down.
Ask your questions to class mates and teachers.
teachers want you to succeed and it’s more than ok to ask your question in the teacher’s office or in the next class
How to use a textbook: SQ3R technique
Survey Question Read Recite Review
skim through the entire chapter in a couple of minutes.
Raise questions: e.g. what
is osmosis? What is this graphic about? What is a prototype?
causes you to look for answers and you’ll find the information better once you actually study it after. If you intend
to find something you learn it better.
studying for tests early.
don’t undo yourself. You should only be reviewing the days before the test. don’t leave it till the last minute!
(don’t just scroll through this!!!! really think about these methods and how you can actually implement them so you can benefit from them!!! these actually work but only if you put them into practice boo good luck!)
This might be my opinion, but I really hate when some Doctor Who fans act like RTD invented Doctor Who, and that his series are the standard for what Doctor Who should be. Particularly when they whine about how apparently the Doctor doesn’t care about people anymore, as if 10′s hypocritical “no guns”, savior-complex pacifism is the end-all, be-all for the Doctor. Like I’m sorry if 10 tricked you into thinking that the Doctor never does wrong, but he has a long history of morally questionable decisions. 10 wanted to see himself as morally unambiguous, and the narrative presented him as such, which in my opinion was a mistake. The Waters of Mars was the only time that 10 was ever called out for his savior complex, but by that time it was too late to actually go anywhere with that development. On the other hand, both 12 and the narrative surrounding him are painfully aware of his moral ambiguity. When the Doctor does something that seems heartless, it’s not “bad writing”, it’s the character actually being explored and developed in a way that the Tennant era didn’t do until it was too late. The Moffat era is hyperaware of itself. Characters make mistakes and are frequently called out on them. When was Rose ever called out for abandoning her boyfriend without Mickey being painted as the villain? Compare this to Clara’s arc in series 8, where both she and the narrative are perfectly aware that lying to Danny isn’t good, but she keeps doing it anyway due to her growing adventure addiction, which leads into her series 9 character arc. That’s interesting, complex development, where the narrative is aware of the characters’ flaws, and calls them out on it. But no, Smith’s Doctor used a gun that one time, which Tennant’s Doctor said was bad, so clearly he’s not the Doctor, Moffat has never seen a single episode in his life and should hang up his pen in shame and disgrace.
So basically, it just really grinds my gears that there’s this whole host of fans who don’t appreciate the intricacies of Moffat’s characterization just because it’s not like RTD’s which they now think is the standard that all DW should be held to.
Haruhi : When you woke up panting and crying, at first she would be confused about what was happening. Being suddenly woken up left her a little cranky. However, once she realized how upset you were, she would immediately come to your side and ask you to tell her what happened. She would also talk about stories from when she had bad nightmares, so that you wouldn’t feel ashamed about it. After you calmed down she would lay down with you, snuggling up and rubbing her hand up your arm or down your back in a soothing pattern.
Kaoru : He actually woke up before you did. That was mostly due to the fact that you were moving around so much and then nailed him in the stomach with your foot. He’d shake you gently, whispering your name over and over until you were awake. When you suddenly sat up and hugged him tightly, he didn’t object or ask questions. He simply laid you back down, holding you close, rubbing your hair and whispering sweet nothings into your ear until you fell asleep again.
(sorry, the gif is really big, just keep scrolling down)
Hikaru : He knew that you were awake, he just didn’t know why, and frankly, he didn’t care. He wanted to fall back asleep, and whatever you needed could wait until the morning. It wasn’t until a few minutes later, when you shook him awake that he finally opened his eyes. He was about to yell until he saw that you had tears in your eyes. Of course, him being the stubborn person he is, he only pulled you into a hug, and continued to tell you to go back to sleep so that he wouldn’t be tired the next day.
“Come on, go back to sleep, idiot.”
Though on the inside, he was extremely worried about you.
Tamaki : He had known immediately that something was wrong when he heard a small whimper from your side of the bed. You weren’t one to wake up during the night, especially after a long day at school. He would turn around slowly, and wrap his arms around you; nuzzling his nose into the back of your head.
“Are you okay princess?”
He would ask you what had happened, but wouldn’t push you if weren’t ready yet. He would try to ask again in the morning, just to make sure you were okay. In the meantime, he would just whisper compliments to you, and move around so that you were comfortable, but as close to him as possible.
Kyoya : He would still be awake in another room when you came padding into the room. He would wait a minute for you to say something, but after a moment, he would turn around to see you standing in the doorway in a pitiful state. He would open his mouth to say something, but before he could, you ran towards him and sat on his lap. He would let you cry for a minute, kissing your head and rubbing his arms up and down your back. He would take a more logical approach, asking you to tell him just what happened in your dream, or maybe take you to the kitchen to make you a warm glass of milk, and hold you in his arms until you fell into a peaceful slumber. He would take you back to the room, lay down with you in bed, and fall asleep with you in his arms.
Morinozuka : You had already been in his arms when you woke up. You had already forgotten what the dream was about, just that it was scaring you a lot. Mori, of course, with his super ninja-like skills, would have already woken up, and known that you were awake too. He would grunt to tell you he was awake, and when you just smiled up towards him, he knew something was wrong. That wasn’t your smile. Instead of commenting, he would tighten his arms around you. He may even hum a song for you. Anything that would give you peace of mind, he would do, until you eventually fell back asleep with him.
Mitsukuni : When Mitsukuni knows what happened, he would break out into tears as well. Most likely even more than you already were.
“Ahhh, (Y/N)! I’m sorry I couldn’t protect you from the monsters! I promise I’ll become stronger so I can beat them next time, okay?”
He would be crying for quite a bit, and you would completely forget about your dream, instead trying to distract your now hysterical boyfriend. You would try to find something to distract him, but only got a response when you suggested you guys have an early-morning movie marathon with lots of sweet treats. You wouldn’t be getting anymore sleep that night, but you had found one of the greatest cures for a nightmare.
Here I am again with a list too long for those who are Malec Trash.
Since this fandom loves drama (the unnecesary one) this list contains lots of that, with tears, angst, happy endings and everything in between in these Malec writing goodies, that hopefully can appeased those who wants drama and those who really are looking for good fanfiction to bear this hiatus.
And all the love to these amazing writers that can bring everything above and more with just a few words and make you sit still until the end of the chapter and make you want more
My stalking skills are a little rusty and there’s a few authors that I could’t find their blog. So, for whoever read this and knows the author and tag them, that would be very much appreciated.
Alec took a sip of his coffee as he
tapped on the message inbox and nearly spat it back out again at the sight that
greeted him. He had to be dreaming, hallucinating, because that…that wasn’t
Mark’s name at the top. Alec blinked a few times, even put down his coffee to
pinch himself, but nothing changed. It still wasn’t Mark’s name.
It was Magnus’.
He’d sent the message to Magnus Bane.
He’d sent a flirty shirtless picture to his boss.
“They’re really good” finally turning to
face the barista Magnus feels his mouth go dry. The man behind the counter is
gorgeous: pink lips, cheekbones slightly flushed, mesmerizing hazel eyes,
surely a model on the side…maybe he could model Magnus’ clothes, or, model
his suddenly inspired underwear collection. He’ll have to get right on that.
Everyone who worked at and frequented
J&L Coffee knew two things for sure. The first was that Simon under no
circumstances should be allowed anywhere near the expensive coffee machines
unless they wanted to destroy the coffee shop. The second was that the
beautiful glittery man that sat in the front corner of the shop every day
sketching and the dark-haired boy who sat in the back corner reading (and
happened to be Isabelle the barista’s brother) were made for each other.
Also known as: the one where Magnus and
Alec have been pining over each other across a crowded coffee shop for eight
months and Isabelle is tired of it.
Magnus Bane is one of the most well respected and
loved professors at Edom Hall University, but although he adores his students
and fellow faculty, he likes to keep his private life …private. The mystery
surrounding his life intrigues everyone at the University but the intrigue
picks up to another level with the arrival of flowers one day.
The fact that it took as long as it did for Jace to
hear Magnus’ ringtone for Alec was surprising. After all, the blonde
Shadowhunter had been living in the loft for well over a month before it
He had tried. When he was nearer Clary’s
age, he had not held back in his efforts to be wooed, but whenever the
courtship took its turn for the serious and permanent, Magnus would retreat,
realizing he felt empty inside in regards to the suitor. And he would not
settle for emptiness. He yearned for genuine, overwhelming, inescapable love,
like the heroines and heroes of the novels he consumed. Why sentence oneself to
a life absent of magic? But Magnus was learning, after years of lackluster
options, that the magic he sought, in his world anyway, was nowhere to be
In other words, Pride and Prejudice
drenched in glitter.
Even before arriving at the house where Clary and
Alec had gone to meet the Warlock that was supposed to be bringing back their
mother, Jace could tell that something was very wrong.
Note: this fic is HEAVY. The contain of it is not for everyone. First of all, it has male pregnancy, a lot of angst, torture at some point, discussion of abortion, rape not described but it’s there, I think there’s panic attacks at some point. I feel obliged to say it because anyone can see this post and feel triggered for this. I put it in here, anyway, because this fic is worth it, because the author makes it bearable and for me, the author is cautios for some topics in the fic. For those who can’t really digest this kind of fics, don’t even click it, please, just keep scrolling and find a fic that you really like, and for those who knows the author and knows the writings, I really suggest to give it a chance because it was very well written.
Magnus could tell
something was wrong with Alec from the moment he touched his elbow outside of
the Institute. He could feel the tremors that shook his body. He knew Alec
needed someone to take care of him, and even though he was momentarily
distracted by Alec’s declaration of love, he was going to make sure he took
care of the man he loved.
Alec is pretty sure
someone, or something, is stalking him. He just isn’t sure if it’s an innocent
kitten, or something a bit more malicious than that.
In this world, Alec is the one to find their pet
cat and bring it home to Magnus.
“It’s Alec Lightwood,” He finally said,
after another moment of hesitation. Then, both sets of puppy eyes were locked
on Magnus once again and waiting for his answer.
More than a few customers turned to look at the outburst as both boys pulled
away from Magnus and simultaneously cried, “But Papa!”
Magnus Bane liked to believe he was a
good father, but there were just some requests that one could not grant their
kids. For instance, a good dad wouldn’t let their child crawl into a lion’s
cage to pet the furry kitty. Alternatively, a good dad also wouldn’t bring
their kids to a cooking class taught by the angriest chef on the Food Network.
When agent Alec
Lightwood is given his first kill hit, he doesn’t expect much trouble. Of
course, he also doesn’t expect it to be a cheerful assassin who lands him in a
whole load of trouble.
Enter Magnus Bane: an assassin turned thief who
reluctantly teams up with Alec - and The Clave - after he pisses off a very
important and powerful crime boss, Valentine Morgenstern.
In a world of violence and unjust laws, can the
two put aside their differences and work together?
Aka: in which Alec is sent to kill Magnus,
doesn’t, and then really wishes he had. (but not really).
Enemies to friends to lovers.
The risk of his heart
in Magnus’s hands is worth it, compared to the risk that would lie in keeping
it hidden. He trusts Magnus with it more than himself, and he needs him to
know; even if it’s a bad idea. The risk of Magnus not knowing is worse than the
risk of it being out in the open.
Alec Lightwood isn’t
the most social person in the world, but his new neighbor is ridiculously
attractive so he makes an effort. It’s too bad Magnus seems to think that Alec
is married to his best friend.
But one thing they could never seem to
fix was how often they got interrupted whenever they did have time to spend
together. It seemed as if no one in the entire shadow world could function
without dragging Magnus and Alec into their problems.
So that’s what this vacation had been
about, three weeks away, just the two of them.
homeschooled all his life, and unintentionally sheltered, Magnus Bane has to
navigate his way through American Highschool. He goes in thinking the worse
possible scenarios, and quickly learns that not everything you see in movies is
true. Sometimes the unexpected happens, and magnus soon realizes he has fallen
for one of the most popular guys in school, and it might not be as one sided as
Magnus knew something
wasn’t right the moment he heard the telltale sound of Isabelle Lightwood’s
distinctive heels on Raphael’s slate floor. If she had hurt his dear Alexander,
she was about to wish she had never returned to this apartment.
Alec had once been told
that he would blow up the very ground he stood on to make things right. If that
was true, why did he feel as though the ground below him was disintegrating at
the same rapid pace as the relationships he once held dearly.
A year before, they didn’t even know
each other. Then there was this hookup app, and months where they thought they
could be "just fuck buddies”. Things went downhill. Things went
Now, it’s been months since Magnus Bane
(head of Bane Co.) and Alec Lightwood (kind of officially a lawyer) finally
figured their shit out and started a healthy relationship. Now it’s Valentine’s
Day and their relationship is put in danger as they compete to out romance each
Based on the cheesy line “I’ve
caught feelings. I hear it’s contagious. We should both be quarantined in bed
all day.” Literally nothing but self-indulgent fluff.
Alec and Magnus come
out by kissing each other on the ice, but the media takes it in a way they
3 +1 times the media got it wrong and the one
time they made sure the media understood
“God, you two are so in love it’s
disgusting,” Jace said, breaking the short silence. He and Izzy grinned as they
waited for Alec to blush and stammer his way through a denial, as Alec always
did when he was confronted about his feelings for the warlock.
They were stunned into silence when all
Alec did was look back at where Magnus left, smile softly, and nod in
When Alec starts to
question why Magnus so rarely initiates contact, the powerful warlock and
Alec’s own siblings are put on the spot. It’s a conversation a long time coming
but is Magnus ready to have it? And can Alec handle the answer he receives?
This was just all so new, Magnus and he,
Alec was nervous but excited to see where it would go. How in the hell was he
ever suppose to ever get some alone time with Magnus with
Jace-the-constant-mood-killer-Wayland as an unwanted houseguest? The story of
how Alec Lightwood tries but doesn’t always succeed in moving his and Magnus’s
relationship to the next step.
‘Alexander…’ Magnus whispered, his
breath hot in Alec’s ear. ‘Tell me if you want me to stop.’ Stop? If Alec
wasn’t so far gone he might have actually laughed at the thought. Alec gave a
quick nod of understanding before pulling Magnus’s mouth back to his, pretty
sure he felt the Warlock smiling against his lips.
One-shot set post episode 2.06 Malec
trying to get it on with Jace cockblocking all over the shop.
Fairchild’s bakery is a second home to
not just Magnus, but also to most of his found-family. As a pastry chef, he
works long hours and takes great pride in his craft – so much so that he has
little time or attention for much else. Least of all romance. After plenty of
experience with heartbreak and disappointment, he has come to expect the worst
from anything in that department, and the arrival of the wealthy Lightwoods in
the neighborhood isn’t about to change that. Especially not when their eldest
son might just be the most insufferable prick Magnus has ever met, no matter what
anyone else has to say about the guy.
(aka the Pride & Prejudice/bakery AU
no one asked for)
My quest for creating a Warden continues. By now I’ve decided that I want to be a Healer since it’s a role I haven’t tried yet. I’ve also managed to narrow my choices down to three potential character concepts, but I just can’t make up my mind. These include:
1. A green Argonian fellow, some sort of Hist mage druid. A quite literal tree lizard, if you will. Flowers blossom from his footsteps, and he attracts small woodland creatures like some kind of scaly Disney princess.
2. An Altmer guy, most likely Zaraste’s brother. Looks like a forest hobo (to his sister’s constant dismay). No bug or beast or walking maw too vicious that he doesn’t consider it absolutely delightful. Would pet a Cliff-Strider.
3. An all black Argonian lady with a full head of plumes. Probably some kind of swamp goth Ebony Dark’ness Shady Scales. Looks like she could hex you, but is actually a very dedicated healer/herbalist.
If only I had a raven pet or something to go with this my life would be complete.