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2.26.17 // Breakdown of my changes in note-taking over ~ one year.

Pictures 1-3: Summer 2016
• Summary: Taking one summer course - Calculus 1. First upper level math course. Not too rough, but not too easy. Handwriting wasn’t consistent, depended on mood. Studied with a study group after class each day.
• Final Grade: A
• Pros: Neat, aesthetically pleasing, in depth.
• Cons: Impractical for tougher or more fast-paced courses, inconsistent handwriting, inconsistent structure

Pictures 4-6: Fall 2016
• Summary: Stress. Low GPA. Dropped courses. Overwhelmed. Unable to recall most information. Original schedule included organic chem, physics 1, calculus 2, statistics, biology 2, organic lab and biology lab.
• Semester GPA: 1.80
• Cumulative GPA: 3.19
• Pros: Neat, consistent handwriting, very in-depth, consistent structure, easy to follow
• Cons: VERY impractical for upper level courses generally speaking, too much attention to detail (distracts from main points), time-consuming, couldn’t take good notes in class, felt like reviewing a textbook

Pictures 7-10: Current, Spring 2017
• Summary (so far): Schedule consists of organic chemistry, calculus 3, physics 2, physics 2 lab, organic lab, and physics 311. Much less stress. Time management improvement. Easier to retain and recall information. Less time studying. Good lecture notes.
• Grades so far: A in organic, C in physics 2, ~B in physics 311, unsure about others.
• Pros: Consistent handwriting between notes, consistent structure, in-depth without too much detail, very easy to locate information, practical for in-class note taking and for revisions, less time writing notes, pays attention to key points
• Cons: handwriting not as neat, could be a bit more planned out, needs to be more concise

Comparison: My newest notes don’t have the same nuance as my older ones (the handwriting isn’t as neat and consistent, less aesthetically pleasing, less rigid structure, less in depth), but the delivery of information has improved tenfold. I traded the time-consuming, perfectly neat handwriting for quick, comfortable handwriting. With less attention to unimportant details, I can focus more on the information at hand and cover more in a shorter span of time. Hopefully my note-taking continues to improve!


‘Date with Luhan’ Moodboard

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*Side Note: NONE of the pictures above are mine! Credits to all the rightful owners, and if anybody wants me to take down a particular picture/give more credit, please let me know!

Word Count: 468

It’s not very often that you get a chance to hang out with Luhan on a weekend, since he’s always so busy and preoccupied with tours and concerts and fansigns. 

But today, it’s different. He’s finally back home for the weekend after months of being away and the feeling is like being reunited with your bed after a long and tiring day.

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Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.