things i wish i’d known in my first year of university
I’m reaching the end of my time at university and it’s got me all sentimental. and regretful. There are a number of things that I had learned during my time at university that I wish I’d known during first year.
Read everything. The only valid excuse for not reading everything on the reading list is that you didn’t have time, not that you found it boring, or that it wasn’t useful. Because there’s nothing scarier than trying to write an essay on something you studied a month ago, and you have no notes on the topic.
Revise constantly. I wish I’d revisited everything I did a week after I did it, just as a recap. I tended to focus on what I was doing in the moment because it felt the most important thing at the time. Well, during exams, everything is equal. And it’s so frustrating not quite being able to remember something. So, revise. Even just for ten minutes.
Don’t spend all of your money on impulse. I’ve bought so much rubbish that I really don’t need. And if I’d saved that money, I could have gone on holiday. Save every last penny you can.
Eat well. I just said that you should save all the money you can, but I think that food is one exception to that rule. Try and save money where you can, obviously, but don’t go for days and days without fresh vegetables because you’re saving money for a holiday. Your mind, as well as your body, needs food.
Go and talk to professors in their student hours. I used to find this so awkward. To be honest, I still do. But if you’re going sending them an email and asking for clarification on a topic, consider maybe popping into their office when it’s open to students. And tell them if you’re struggling! If you don’t let them know, then they can’t help you.
Take hot drinks with you, to your lectures or to the library. Don’t spend all your money in the library cafe. Bring a flask of tea, and loads of study snacks in a packed lunch box. Trust me on this.
Make time to meet up with friends you haven’t seen in ages. Don’t wait for them to ask you. I make sure to socialise with my friends at least twice a week. And by socialise, I don’t mean getting blind drunk and going clubbing. Sit down and have lunch together. Chat. Get to know each other properly. Friendships formed over alcohol never last as long as friendships formed through actual conversation.
Do stuff that the university puts on for students. Join societies. Get involved. One of the best nights I ever had at university was a masquerade ball that my college put on. And for some reason, I’ve never done anything like that since then? And I don’t understand why! University is for making memories, and I don’t really have many!
Travel around your university town. If you’re university is on a campus, don’t let your life revolve around that one place. If you’ve travelled away from home to go to university, then make it worth your while! See the sights, be a tourist, get on a bus and go to a random town and buy ice cream.
Experiment. This is the time. Dye your hair blue, join a weird and random society and take up a hobby you’d never dreamed of. If you want to try drugs, make sure it’s a safe environment and do your research before hand. If you don’t want to do that kind of thing, then don’t judge other people for doing so.
Give yourself a day off per week. When you’re at university and you’ve got loads of work, it’s tempting to just work constantly - or at least, to work every day, if not all the time. But it’s so much better for your mental state to take a day off to just relax.
Keep up with your chores. When you’re stressed about an assignment, you don’t want to be also stressed about that pile of washing up accumulating by the sink. Keep your room tidy too - clear space, clear mind.
Be kind to everyone. You’re going to meet a lot of people at university, some you’re going to hit it off with immediately. But there will be some who really rub you up the wrong way. Don’t worry about it, it’s completely fine to not like someone. But don’t be mean to them. This isn’t high school, you’re all here to learn and there’s just no need to make them feel bad about themselves. It’s just petty and childish.
Think about the future. I know that you’re completely wrapped up in your university life right now, but you’re going to have to venture out into the real world at some point. Do things that might help your future career: volunteer, get a job, join a sports club, make connections. University isn’t, sadly, forever.
There you have it! The advice that I would have given myself in the first year of university. Whether you’re just about to start university, or whether you’re just about to leave, I hope this is useful to you.
Going to be covering nerves and synapses this week so here’s a recap!
Soma (cell body) contains the nucleus which produces RNA to support cell functions, + organelles surrounding the nucleus which are mostly made of up endoplasmic reticulum. Supports and maintains the functioning of the neuron.
Dendrites - cellular extensions with many branches ‘dendritic tree’. majority of input occurs via the dendritic spine. The sum of all excitatory (neuron fires) or inhibitory (prevents firing) signals determines whether the neuron fires or not. If firing the action potential is transmitted down the axon.
Axon - fine, cable-like projection that can extend thousands of times the diameter of the soma in length. The axon carries nerve signals away from the soma (and also carries some types of information back to it). Can undergo branching - communication with target cells.
Axon hillock - where the axon emerges from the soma. the part of the neuron that has the greatest density of voltage-dependent sodium channels - therefore the most easily excited part of the neuron and the spike initiation zone for the axon - most negative action potential threshold. Can also receive input from other neurons.
Axon terminal where neurotransmitters are released into the synaptic cleft to signal the next neuron
Myelin is a fatty material that wraps around axons and increases the speed of electrical transmission between neurons. It is broken up by nodes of Ranvier, between which electrical impulses jump. Myelin is produced by schwann cells in the PNS and oligodendrocytes in the CNS.
Classes of neurons
Sensory neurons bring information into the CNS so it can be processed.
Motor neurons get information from other neurons and convey commands to muscles, organs and glands.
Interneurons,found only in the CNS, connect one neuron to another.
Types of neuron
Multipolar neurons have one axon and many dendritic branches. These carry signals from the central nervous system to other parts of the body eg muscles and glands.
Unipolar neurons are also known as sensory neurons. They have one axon and one dendrite with branches. Pass signals from the outside of the body, such as touch, along to the central nervous system.
Bipolar neurons have one axon and one dendrite branch. They pass signals from one neuron to the next inside the central nervous system.
Pyramidal neurons have one axon and two main dendrite branches. These cells pass signals inside the brain and tell the muscles to move.
Purkinje neurons are found in the cerebellum, controlling balance, coordination, and timing of actions. They have one axon and a dense and complicated dendrite arrangement.
I managed to write seven short fics in seven days (Again!) based on
prompts issued for the Sherlolly Appreciation Week 2017. And here they are :
Day One - He Took Her Breath Away -
A short fic for Sherlolly Appreciation Week 2017 - Day One (Non-Canon -
First Meeting). The first time she saw him, he took her breath away.
Day Two - The First Date -
A short fic for Sherlolly Appreciation Week 2017 - Day Two (Non-Canon -
First Date). The difference between a first date and The First Date.
Day Three - Merry Christams, Molly Hooper -
A short fic for Sherlolly Appreciation Week 2017 - Day Three (Canon
Compliant - Season 2 / Non-Canon - First Kiss). The first time Sherlock
kissed Molly, set during the infamous Christmas party in ASiB.
Day Four - Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed? -
A short fic for Sherlolly Appreciation Week 2017 - Day Four (Non-Canon -
First Sleepover/Sleep Together). The many times Sherlock has sought the
comfort of Molly Hooper’s bed. (I would rate it a “Hard T” for a brief
mention of wanking, sorry)
Day Five - Another Letter to Mary -
A short fic for Sherlolly Appreciation Week 2017 - Day Five (Canon
Compliant – The Abominable Bride). A sequel of sorts to last year’s
Sherlolly Appreciation Week fic “A Letter to Mary”. Pre-Sherlolly
versions of Hooper/Holmes.
Day Six - Hi. -
A short fic for Sherlolly Appreciation Week 2017 - Day Six(Canon
Compliant – Season 4). Sherlock said he deletes every text that starts
with ‘Hi’. Molly wonders if he’s fibbing.
Day Seven - Shezza’s Missus -
A short fic for Sherlolly Appreciation Week 2017 - Day Seven (Non-Canon -
Free Choice). Molly has a very interesting talk with Bill Wiggins.
Lyric Prompt: (requested by anonymous)“With tears in my eyes I begged you to stay. You said hey man, I love you, but no fucking way.” (The Front Bottoms – Twin Size Mattress)
Imagine: Newt prioritises his creatures over your relationship, time and time again. It gets to the point where, if you are troubled, you feel like you can’t talk to him because he will simply wave you off.
Author’s Note: My heart broke a little bit while writing this, it’s a short one but I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for all the follows, likes & reblogs. I have so much love for you all in my heart :~) P.S. this is apart of my new lil thing that I’m doing with lyrics, so if you have a song and a theme, send them on in! X
At night when the stars Light up my room I sit by myself Talking to the moon
Suga x Reader
“Pssttttt… Yongiiiii.” you whispered as you stared at your sleeping boyfriend as he lay on his side facing you as you lay on your side as well facing him. “Are you awake?”
You began to see Yoongi’s mouth turn into a frown as he sarcastically grumbled with closed eyes, “No jahgi, I stay awake at 12 in the middle of the night for fun so i can catch elves.” You rolled your eyes at the response and weaved your hands through his mint green hair. “Sorry.” you whispered even though a cheeky smile was still plastered on your face. “I wont disturb you any more.”
Turning around to face your window, you felt Suga groan behind you as he sleepily threw an arm over your waist and nuzzled his head into the back of your neck.
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가재는 게 편이라
개미 구멍으로 둑도 무너진다
가는 말이 고와야 오는 말이 곱다
거지도 부지런하면 더운 밥 얻어 먹는다
가려운 곳을 긁어 주다
거미 새끼같이 흩어진다
가랑비에 옷 젖는 줄 모른다
개천에서 용 난다
공자 앞에서 문자 쓴다
곧은 나무 먼저 찍힌다
고양이에게 생선을 맡기다
선무당이 사람 잡는다
천 리 길도 한 걸음부터
작은 고추가 맵다
잠을 자야 꿈을 꾸지
원숭이도 나무에서 떨어진다
돌다리도 두드려 보고 건너라
달도 차면 기운다
빛 좋은 개살구
말을 씹다 or 문자를 씹다
”내 맘에 깊이 가득 차버린 공허한 세상 나를 구해줘” Reset - Tiger JK
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“다시 run run run 난 멈출 수가 없어 또 run run run 난 어쩔 수가 없어” Run - BTS
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