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“Oh my god… I’m beyond over the moon. I’m so happy. I’m so excited! I’ll definitely be celebrating with my team…I found out Havana had reached Number 1 a couple of days ago when I was at home with my family and we all went crazy. You have to celebrate things like this because you never know if it’s going to happen again.” — Camila on “Havana” going to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart.

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13 is unlucky for some, including Ed Sheeran whose thirteen-week stint at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart has come to an end.

Harry Styles scores his first Number 1 as a solo artist with debut single Sign Of The Times. Taken from his fortchoming self-titled debut album, due for release May 12, Sign Of The Times pipped Ed’s Shape Of You to the top spot by just over 3,000 copies, the track has been downloaded 39,000 times and accumulated 3.5 million streams in the seven days since its release.

How to spot an Abby account

Tagging @weavemama because abby WILL make multiple accounts.
When she makes a new account, the name has a beginning, middle, and an end.
Possible beginnings:
•mmmyes
•spiltmilk
•Paris
•Selly (Selena Gomez)
•Ari (Ariana Grande)
Possible middles:
•scaredycat/scardeycat
•apt (her initials)
•Paris (she’s made several ParisParises)
•Boo (mostly found following Selly or Ari)
Possible endings:
•1(single number)1 (151, 161, 171) most common is 161
If i think of more i will post them!!!

Edit: okay to reblog if she has harassed you but PLEASE hide this post from her.

Number 1 blowjob

Originally posted by dailyniall

A/N: I just had to….

Warnings: contains smut!!


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“Honestly, I can’t believe it! Number 1!? I mean it’s been months since it came out …it’s just mental!” Niall says excitedly, practically bouncing as you’s walk through the corridor on your way to his dressing room. He was performing at the iHeart festival and his team had just broken the news to him that Slow Hands had reached number 1 in America. A security guard was following closely behind you both. Niall was a few paces in front of you, his excitement taking over. He stops suddenly, turning to you and grasps at your upper arms with his large hands

“Number one baby, can you believe it!?!” He giggles, eyes shining and a shit eating grin slapped over his face.

You giggle, your chest swelling with pride as you take note of the look on your boyfriends face;
“Of course I can believe it. It’s an incredible song, you’re incredible. I’m honestly so proud of you Niall, and you’re so deserving of this, you talented little shit!” You giggle, reaching forward and pressing a soft kiss on his lips.

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  1. 15.09.2015 - YG releases iKON’s Warm-up single “My type”
  2. iKON stays number #1 on national and international charts for more than 10 days (takes place of songs that stayed on #1 for weeks)
  3. 15.09.2015 - iKON hits melon roof for the 18th time leaving bands like exo with 15 hits and beast with 16 hits behind (first ever rookie band to hit melon chart on their debut)
  4. 26.09.2015 - iKON wins on MBC “Music Core” with their warm-up single “My type” (first rookie band to win without promoting)
  5. 27.09.2015 “My type” hits 6 Million views on youtube after only 12 days 
  6. 27.09.2015 - iKON’s first win with “My type” on Inkigayo
  7. 01.10.2015 - YG releases iKON half album + 2 title track MV’s (rythm ta & Airplane)
  8. 01.10.2015 - iKON’s half-album clinches the #1 spot on the iTunes chart of 11 countries
  9. 03.10.2015 - iKON holds debut concert “Showtime” in front of over 13,000 people (tickets were sold out in seconds)
  10. 04.10.2015 - iKON performs their officially debut stage on Inkigayo
  11. 04.10.2015 - iKON’s second win with “My type” on Inkigayo (just 3 days after their official debut)
  12. 05.10.2015 - iKON takes #1 spot on “Melon popularity award” for the first week of october
  13. 8.10.2015 - iKONs #4 win in total after debut. This time on M! Countdown for “Rhythm ta”
  14. 5-10.10.2015 - iKON Half Album is #1 on “Tower Records” Japan’s Top 10 KPOP Albums for 2nd week of October!
  15. 12.10.2015 - iKON wins “Melon weekly choice awards” for the 3rd time
  16. 27.10.2015 - iKON achives a Trophy all-kill for “Melon weekly popularity Award”! 5 weeks = 5 trophies
  17. 28.10.2015 - iKONs half album (with 26.000 copies) on #16 of “Worlds Top 20 most selling albums” (even before artists like Sam Smith)
  18. 30.10.2015 - iKON is nominated for “Best new male artist” for MAMA 2015
  19. 07.11.2015 - iKON wins Melon Music Award for “Best new male artist”
  20. 11.11.2015 - iKON gets #4 on “Top 15 total downloads for male idol groups 2015” with 1,537,095 downloads in total & gets #9 on “Top 15 downloaded songs by male idol groups in 2015” for “my type” with 720,225 downloads right after EXOs “Call me baby” with 728,526 downloads
  21. 16.11.2015 - YG releases “Anthem”“Apology” MV’s at 00:00 KST
  22. 16.11.2015 - “Apology” hits Melon roof for the first time at 00:00 KST
  23. 16.11.2015 - “Apology” & “Anthem” Nr. 1 & Nr. 2 on Naver Music Top 100 (just hours after the release)
  24. 16.11.2015“Apology” ranked #1 in all (8) major music charts & “Anthem#2
  25. 16.11.2015 - IKON creates sensation upon comeback. Third time to sweep Nr. 1 on all major music charts in Korea in a row
  26. 17.11.2015“Apology” MV reaches 1M views on Youtube (just one day after its release)
  27. 18.11.2015 - “Anthem” MV reaches 1M views on Youtube (just two days after its release)
  28. 21.11.2015 - iKON holds fanmeet at „National indoor stadium“ in Bejing (with 18,000 seats)
  29. 23.11.2015 - iKON wins Melon’s “Popular Artist of the week” for the 6th time!
  30. 26.11.2015 - iKON’s new song “APOLOGY” takes No.1 on two of Gaon’s weekly charts
  31. 27.11.2015 - “My Type” MV reaches 15M views on Youtube
  32. 29.11.2015 - IKON’s “Apology” takes Nr. 1 spot on Inkigayo Charts, (5th win) IKON has three Number 1 singles now!
  33. 02.12.2015 - iKON wins the “Rookie of the Year” Award at 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)
  34. 24.12.2015 - iKON releases their debut album 100 days after the release of their first song “My Type”
  35. 24.12. 2015 - iKON releases 2 new MV’s What’s wrong & Dumb & Dumber
  36. 24.12.2015 - iKON takes No.1 on seven music charts with new songs of their debut full album
  37. 24.12. 2015 - “DUMB&DUMBER” takes No.1 on Melon, Korea’s biggest music-streaming website, as well as Soribada and NAVER Music“I MISS YOU SO BAD” is in the top on Bugs, Genie, and Mnet, and “WHAT’S WRONG?“ on Olleh Music
  38. 24.12.2015 - iKON is stays No.1 on iTunes chart of Asian countries including Macao, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
  39. 28.12.2015 - iKON banner is open on iTunes main page of USA, Japan, and Pan Asia countries Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macao, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  40. 30.12.2015 - IKON receives the “Best Group Award” at Netease Attitude Awards
  41. 6+7.01.2016 - All tickets for iKONCERT (10,000 seats) sold out in exactly 10 minutes (for both days)
  42. 07.01.2016 - iKON’s first full-length album debuts at Nr. 2 on Billboard’s “World albums chart”
  43. 08.01.2016 - „My type’ ranked #3 place on Music Bank (even 5 month after release)
  44. 13.01.2016 - iKON releases their debut Japanese album, “Welcome Back” (japan debut)
  45. 14.01.2016 - iKON wins #1 on M!Countdown (dumb & dumber)
  46. 14.01.2015 - iKON wins the “Best New Male Artist” Award at the 2016 Seoul Music Awards (4th Music Award win in total)
  47. 14.01.2016 - iKON’s japanese debut album “WELCOME BACK” sales 53,207 units on its first day
  48. 15.01.2016 - iKON takes No. 1 on the Oricon Charts in Japan (at the same time as their japanese debut)
  49. 20.01.2016 - iKON wins “Rookie of the year” at Golden Disk Awards 2016 (5th Music Award win in total // 4th time to win “Rookie of the year”)
  50. 21.01.2016 - iKON wins #1 on M!Countdown (dumb & dumber)
  51. 27.01.2016“My Type” hits 20 M views on Youtube
  52. 28.01.2016 - iKON wins #1 on M!Countdown with “Dumb & Dumber” (3 weeks in a row/triple crown)
  53. 17.02.2016 - iKON wins “Best New Male Artist” at Gaon Chart Awards 2016
  54. 17.02.2016 - iKON wins “Artist of the Year” for September 2015 (digital) at Gaon Chart Awards 2016
  55. 17.02.2016 - iKON reportedly 1st ever group to have a “Rookie Award Grand Slam” since SHINee 8 years ago!
  56. 29.02.2016“Rhythm-Ta” hits 20M views on youtube
  57. 02.03.2016“Airplane” hits 10M views on youtube
  58. 10.03.2016 - “Apology” hits 10M views on youtube
  59. 23.03.2016 - iKON wins “Album of the year by media” at the QQ Music Award
  60. 23.03.2016 - iKON wins “Best new force group” at QQ Music Award
  61. 28.03.2016 - YG releases ‘Welcome Back - Complete Edition’ Album in Japan
  62. 30.03.2016 - iKON Welcome Back - Complete Edition’ #1 on iTUNES Japan Album Chart (KPOP) even before Bigbang
  63. 01.04.2016 - iKON sets a record (among rookie groups) by surpassing 120,000 sales of their albums
  64. 01.04.2016“Dumb & Dumber” hits 10M views on youtube (#200DaysWithiKON)
  65. 15.04.2016 - iKON wins “Asian most popular korean group” at China Music Awards 2016 exactly 7 month after their debut!#7MonthWithiKON
  66. 30.05.2016 - YG releases #WYD MV (no promotion only for fans)
  67. 30.05.2016 - #WYD first genie roof hit 2 hours after it’s release!
  68. 30.05.2016 - #WYD ranked #1 on Melon only 2 hours after it’s release
  69. 30.05.2016 - #WYD is ranked #1 on 7 Music sites only 3 hours after it’s release
  70. 30.05.2016 - iKON ranked #5  “2016 RELEASES WITH THE MOST 1ST HOUR LISTENERS” and #1 in male groups
  71. 01.06.2016 - #WYD hits 1 M views on youtube, only a day after it’s release
  72. 06.06.2016 - iKON wins “Melon popularity award” for the1st week of june
  73. 11.06.2016 - iKON with #WYD at #2 on inkigayo (without any promotions during their asia showtime tour)
  74. 13.06.2016 - iKON wins “Melon popularity award” for the 2nd week of june
  75. 23.06.2016 - iKON ranked #9 (with dumb&dumber) “Top 10 Artists with Highest Scores on MCountdown (All Time)”
  76. 29.06.2016 - iKON wins 1st episode of “Heroes of Remix” with cover of “beijing beijing”
  77. 12.07.2016 - iKON wins 3rd episode of “Heroes of Remix” with “Master chou” x “Rhythm Ta” remix
  78. 24.07.2016 - iKON wins 5th episode of “Heroes of Remix”
  79. 28.09.2016 - iKON releases “Dumb&Dumber” mini Album in Japan / over 38k copies sold on the first day
  80. 28.09.2016 - iKON tops the ‘Oricon daily CD single rankings’ with “Dumb&Dumber” JPN mini album ( placed first on oricon chart twice in less than a year) + tops  ‘Billboard Japan single sales chart’
  81. 18.11.2016 - iKON wins “Best new artist award” at Japan record awards (JPN grammys) second Kpop group to win that award since Bigbang 7 years ago
  82. 21.11.2016 - iKON wins ‘Tencent QQ Music Star Award’ at MMA 2016
  83. 26.12.2016 - iKON ‘Welcome Back’ album wins in rookie category of “Best selling album” at ‘49th ORION annual ranking 2016′
  84. 26.12.2016 - iKON made over 640M Yen ($5.6M USD) from DVD’s, single album & full album. Concerts NOT included (they held 30 concerts alone in Japan for 2016)
  85. 29.12.2016 - iKON’s ‘Welcome Back’ Album on #3 of Orion Best selling K-pop Albums in 2016 with over 90k sold copies
  86. 05.01.2017 - iKON at #2 in Top 10 M!Countdown highest scores for 2016 (boy groups)
  87. 29.01.2017 - iKON at #5 with ‘My Type’ (1,613,177) in Top 40 most downloaded kpop boy group songs 2013-2017 (Right after exo and bigbang)
  88. 10.02.2017 - iKON confirmed to have a Japan Dome Tour in the middle of 2017. Break EXO’s record as the fastest non-Japanese group to make a dome tour after debut (exo = 3 years after debut // iKON = 1 year after debut)
  89. 24.02.2017 - iKON ‘My Type’ at #5 ‘Most downloaded boy group songs(2013-2017)’ with over 1.6M downloads. The only rookie group in top 10 (bigbang on 1/¾ & exo on 2)
  90. 26.02.2017 - iKON receives 2 awards from ‘Japan Gold Disc Awards 2017. 'New Artist of the year’ & 'Best 3 New Artists’
  91. 22.05.17 - iKON releases two MV’s ‘BLING BLING’ & ‘B-DAY’ 
  92. 22.05.17‘BLING BLING’ hits 3M views only 24h after its release! ‘B-DAY’ hits 2M views
  93. 22.05.17 - iKON single album at #1 on iTunes World wide charts in 10 Countries
  94. 23.05.17 - iKON ‘BLING BLING’‘B-DAY’ go straight to #1 & #2 spot at Chinese QQ MV charts
  95. 15.08.17 - iKON releases New kids: Begin Japan Mini Album
  96. 15.08.17 - NEW KIDS : BEGIN mini album got #1 on Oricon daily chart with total of 31,251 album sales on its first day of release
  97. 15.08.17 - NEW KIDS : BEGIN mini album tops #1 on iTunes Japan
  98. 15.08.17 - Tower Records Album Chart: #1 iKON NEW KIDS: BEGIN
  99. 22.08.17 - iKON #1 on Oricon’s weekly Album charts with EP NEW KIDS: BEGIN (oricon is considered one of the big top 3 music charts together with billboard and uk charts
  100. 14.09.17 - Bobby drops first solo Album ‘LOVE AND FALL’
  101. 14.09.17 - ‘LOVE AND FALL’ on #1 iTunes Charts in 22 countries
  102. 14.09.17 - I Love you #1 on genie and rising on other charts
  103. 15.09.17 - ‘LOVE AND FALL’ on #5 iTunes Album Charts worldwide with names like imagine dragons, ed Sheran & jack Johnson
  104. 16.09.17 - Bobby ‘LOVE AND FALL’ on #1 of biggest digital male kpop artist world wide
  105. 17.09.17 - Bobby ‘LOVE AND FALL’ enters TOP 10 top charting Kpop albums on iTunes at #9, as one of only 3 solo artists (GD, Taeyang, Bobby)
  106. 19.09.17 - Bobby ‘LOVE AND FALL’ on #2 billboard world album charts

 And the “monster rookies” continue to take over the music world.

Charity Single for Grenfell Tower Reaches No.1 After Two Hours of Being Released

The charity single titled ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ featuring various British artists was released yesterday and already became the number 1 single on iTunes just after two hours.

The single is to raise money for those that have been affected by the Grenfell Tower fire where over 70 people have been confirmed dead, another 70 are still missing and over 300 residents have been left without a home.

Simon Cowell organised for Garfunkel’s classic song to be covered by more than 50 well-known artists. Some of the artists featured on the single include; Liam Payne, Stormzy, Emeli Sande, Rita Ora and many more. 

The music video for the single shows many of the residents standing together as a choir and also shows some of the horrific photos of when the tragic fire took place.

Rapper Stormzy opens the song with his moving verse. ‘I refuse to be silenced, I refuse to neglect you’.

‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ is now available to purchase with proceeds going to the victims of Grenfell Tower.

Zahra Diesow

In honor of SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE DAY post here five to ten the best things / facts about any language you can speak ( preferably fluently ) ! If you are more than bilingual choose only 1 of your languages.

Reblog or repost, it’s up to you !

Tagged by: Myself, I made this meme ! :3
Tagging: All of my followers ! Anyone, everyone ! Tagging @maarhun & @littlestmun specifically though, because they are Finnish too :D Fill in the caps I might’ve left !


My language: Finnish ( native, fluent ).

1) I love how free Finnish language is but at the same time really hard to learn if you’re studying it as a foreigner. You can basically cut a word in half ( both writing & speaking ) & it’ll still make the same sense as it would if it was complete. Same thing the order of the words, you can put them in any weird order you want but it’ll still make sense. Finnish is pretty much hard core Yoda speak… In some languages word orders are more or less locked ( subject, verb, object, place, time, manner etc. ) but in Finnish you literally can just throw the words there in any order you want & it’s okay.

2) Literally NO ONE speaks the standard language. NO ONE. Speaking standard language is considered very snobby. I like how people don’t use it. I love the literal “freedom of speech”, referring to number 1 :p

3)  Every single region & city has its own dialect in some way ( referring to number 1 ) & if you live in Finland as a foreigner or immigrant, hoo boy you’re gonna have some real trouble when you go from city to city but even as a native you’re still going to have problems. Once you get used to certain place’s dialect you can might be totally lost in some other. & I’m not talking about words that are kinda the same but still different, no, I am talking about completely & utterly different words you have never heard of that mean the same. Like “bussi” & “dösä”, both mean bus… Or “koti” & “hima”, both mean home. In a country populated by only 5 million people it sometimes baffles me there can be this much language difference all over the country. Hmm. o-o I like the variety though !

4) Let’s not even talk about conjugation of Finnish… You can google it yourselves, the list is so ridiculously long this will take 5-10 scrolls down depending how big your monitor is to read them all.

4) Finnish word “nonii / noniin” can mean dozens of things depending on your tone & how you pronounce it & in which context you use it. I’m not even joking.

5) Word “kahe”is my favourite word but doesn’t mean anything… I also don’t know if literally anyone else uses it except people from Western Ostrobothnia ( small area on the Western coast of Finland ). The best way do describe it is that it means “like” as a filler in sentences, but it still quite isn’t like “like”…

6) Much like German, Finnish too has some ridiculously long words… We’re a heaven for compound words. We pretty squeeze everything relevant to one big fat word ( referring to number 1 — subject, verb, object, place, time, manner etc. )… Or maybe not even that, sometimes ONLY our nouns are this long: “ennakkoäänestyspaikkakunta”, “kuumailmapallolentolahjakortti” or “vuorovarausraivausratkaisupäällikkö”. Yeah… & there aren’t the bullshit “longest Finnish words” you find all over the internet that seriously NO ONE uses. The ones I wrote are seriously words you would use, just not very commonly. They’re very subject & situation specific.

7) SWEARING ! Talking about heaven we are a heaven to swearing too. We swear so much… & some swear words translate hilariously. Here is a massive list of my favourite swears in Finnish.

“Kyrpä otsassa / ohtassa / ottassa” = “dick in your forehead”, which means someone’s having a pouty & angry expression. “Naama norsun vitulla / naama ku norsun vittulla” = “face as an elephant’s twat / face like an elephant’s twat” means the same as “kyrpä ottassa”.
“Vittulan väki” = “the folk of cunt village” which means that in general something sucks. “Vituttaa niinku pientä oravaa, jonka käpy on jäässä” = “As pissed off as a squirrel whose pine cone is frozen.” Self-explanatory :p
“Vitulla päähän” = “cunt to the head” which kinda means the same as extreme face palm.
“Helvetin / helevetin perse” = “Hell’s ass”, means that something’s going seriously wrong.
“Voi hevonvittu” = “Oh the horse cunt”, something goes seriously wrong.
“Voi pyhä persesuti” = “Oh the holy ass brush”. Refers to pubic hair which is considered more or less nasty.
“Ihmispaska / ihmisperse” = “Human shit / ass”. Describes itself well, means that someone is a horrible person.

8) Last but not the least: “Kokko, kokoo koko kokko kokoon” & “Vihdoin vihdoin vihdoin” are legit Finnish sentences. Also, sentence “kuusi palaa” means ( buckle the fuck up folks ):  The spruce is on fire. The spruce returns. The number six is on fire. The number six returns. Six of them are on fire. Six of them return. Your moon is on fire. Your moon returns. & Six pieces.


Personal bonus from me: this video from 0:59 to 3:38.

[ I’m preeeetty sure I forgot so many relevant things from here that I wanted to say but whatever :’D ]

Congratulations to Camila Cabello who has scored her very first UK solo Number 1 single.

Havana featuring Young Thug eventually rises to the top following three consecutive weeks held up in the Number 2 spot. Havana ended up just shy of 4,000 combined chart sales ahead of Post Malone’s Rockstar, ending its four-week residency at Number 1.

Camila told OfficialCharts.com: “I am so excited to be Number 1 in the UK! I can’t believe it! Thank you to my amazing fans for always supporting me - WE DID IT! I am so grateful.”

some-student-blog-deactivated20  asked:

Hey! How are you? I have a lot of trouble to memorize things, so I was thinking that you could have some tips to help me? Thank you, I really hope you can help me :)

hellooo i’m good love, thank you for asking. And yes i can help u!! (in advance, this got so much longer than i had ever thought wow enjoy & read slowly)

To memorize I use the Spaced Repetition method.

  • It’s based on the spacing effect, wich basically means learning is more effective when the studying is spread out over a period of time. This is weird but it has actually been proven in different studies with different memory experiments, as old as the 1800-s. 
  • It’s all about changing the time periods in wich you are trying to memorize something, using them as intelligently as possible. Basically, just spacing your studying through a long period of time.
    • So, for example, instead of reviewing a previously learned material for 2 hours in just one day, spread that same period of time in a week. This will exploit the spacing effect.
  • Ok so practically, this means that if you learn something one day, even if you learnt it during a big period of time (aka 4-6 hours followed), you will forget about it very quickly if you never touch it again.
  • However, the Spaced Repetition method proved that if you review the material the next day, and then after 3 days, then the week after that, even for just 5-10 minutes, it will take you much longer to forget it.
    • The decline of your memory retention is shown in something we call the “The Forgetting Curve”.
    • In other words, your Forgetting Curve gets longer and longer if you consciously review the learned material over a long period of time, since it takes you longer to forget things.
    • You can see in the graphic down bellow in the black curve that if you learn something in Day 1 and never touch it again, your memory will go from 100% to very close to 10% in just one week. However, you can see in yellow that if you took 10 minutes to review the material in Day 2 and 5 minutes in Day 7, etc. your memory will stay close to 100% whenever you need it, so that reviewing before a test for 2-4 minutes would be enough.
    • You can also see that it takes you progressively less time to review the exact same material.
    • Imagine that Day 30 would be test day. If you hadn’t reviewed, your Forgetting Curve would get you close to 5% in Day 28-29 (black curve), so you would have to review a lot more time than 2-4 minutes to recall everything that you learnt in Day 1 to get to 100% again, and maybe you wouldn’t even be able to reach it.

(Keep in mind that the speed of forgetting depends on a number of factors such as the difficulty of the learned material and physiological factors such as stress and sleep, though the Spaced Repetition method still applies. Also it might take you more or less than 10 minutes to review your material - it’s an example - though your review time will decrease during the spaced repetition reviews just the same.)

Now, if you do want to follow the Spaced Repetition method and decide to review your material in increasingly big periods of time, what you do in those chuncks of time that you are investing does matter. You can do whatever you want but questioning through flashcards is by far the most effective way to memorize, since they promote active recall practice.

Wich is why I am going to explain how to study through flashcards following the SR method bellow. :)

  • Practically, it means that if you have to memorize something, you will build one or more questions about it and quiz yourself on some particular days.
    • e.g: you have to memorize the Krebs cycle. You will build direct questions such as: ‘what is the second step of the Krebs cycle?’, ‘what are the products of the Krebs cycle?’, ‘where does the Krebs cycle take place in?’ ‘how many ATPs are produced in the Krebs cycle?’ These work well for memorizing specific details.
    • You can also ask yourself less direct questions such as ‘explain how the Krebs cycle works?’, if you’re trying to get yourself to talk more through the whole material without looking, though these aren’t as effective as the more direct ones.
    • You can also play a little and let the questions be affirmations with open spaces to complete, such as ‘The Krebs Cycle, also known as the ______, takes place in the ______ and produces ___ ATPs.’
    • Or you can draw schemes with open spaces to complete. These work well for visualizing the big picture and fitting stuff in the total process. Mixing these visual clues in your flashcards can be essencial to consolidate what you have to memorize.
  • You can do physical flashcards or digital flaschards.
    • You can study with paper flashcards and apply the Spaced Repetion method through the Leitner System
      • Get 5 numbered boxes (or anything that resemblances one) where you are going to place your flashcards.
      • Review the flashcards in box number 1 every single day.
      • Review the flashcards in box number 2 three times a week.
      • In box number 3 once per week.
      • In box number 4 once bi-weekly.
      • In box number 5 once every three weeks, for example.
        • The time periods and number of boxes can change, just make sure each group has a longer period of time than the previous one before you are required to revisit the cards.
      • Everytime you get a card right, the flashcard is sent to the immediate next group (from 1 to 2, from 2 to 3, etc.), so you’ll see it less often.
      • However, if you get one wrong, it goes directly to box number 1, no matter where it was.
      • This is a simple way to implement the Spaced Repetition method: your cards are reviewed at increasing periods of time and you are studying the ones that you need the most.
      • Also it’s really darn cute.
    • You can study with digital flashcards and apply the Spaced Repetion method as well through apps (on your phone, tablet or even on your laptop, pc, mac) based on the Leitner System but with more advanced algorithms, wich can provide you some benefits.
      • Normally a spaced repetition app lets you make your own flashcards and review them but, most importantly, lets you grade your answers by difficulty, from ‘Easy’ to ‘Fail’, so the algorithm shows you a card more times than others if you failed them.
      • And that’s it. The algorithm does it for you, you just have to click review.
        • Other benefits: you can add pictures on your cards and different colours, wich makes them very nice for visual learners.
        • You can easily review your flashcards whenever you want as well, since they are so portable. I normally review mine on my way to school on the train, or when I walk, or cycle in my stationery bike.
        • It allows you to use shared flashcards from other users, even though I wouldn’t recommend.
        • Allows you to create decks to organize your flashcards. 
      • Here are some spaced repetition flashcards apps I know are good, in case you are interested:
        • Anki, it’s free everywhere except for the iphone. (android / ios / windows, mac, linux
        • I use AnkiApp Flaschards, a different version from the above I believe, but I like this one better: it has a much better design & organization and offers the same features in mpov, even Cloud. For me it’s perfect. And you can get for free even on the iphone. (android / ios / windows 10, mac, kindle)
        • There are more out there I’m sure- Quizlet - and others I am not aware of rn. Look them up accordingly to your preferences and devices. Choose one where you are more efficient in.
  • Another thing I want to mention is that you can incorporate in your flashcards mnemonics, wich you’ve probably heard of everywhere, and that I detailed in my ‘study less study smart’ post but they really really work. So check those out.
  • The ammount of details you have to memorize will reflect on the ammount of flashcards you are going to study. 

In the practice of active recall it’s normal, even important, the act of forgetting. You will forget but it will become easier and easier to remember. That’s the most important part. So don’t stop training until it’s really easy, it’s how your brain works.

CONCLUSION:

The bottom line is: memorizing details is maximized by exploiting the Spaced Repetition method, wich can be done by studying flashcards with questions on the details immediately after learning the material for the first time, and then a couple more times after, but progressively with longer periods of time in between.

So, if you learn something in class that you need to memorize, you should make flashcards in the same day and start studying the next so you maximize your memory on it. Review the day after learning in class (so Day 2). Then review on Day 4, then on Day 7, then on Day 10, etc. for 5-20 minutes, as much as you’d like, and keep going until the day of the test.

This method is to be used to memorize stuff for a long period of time, not cram

So repeat, repeat, repeat those questions and you’ll get that stuff inside your head!

Alrighty. If any part of this is confusing, I would encourage you to go back and read again or try this video from Thomas Frank wich also explains a lot of what I just said, or just straight up ask me.

(this really does work but you have to actually implement it. you can’t cheat yourself. in real life we always find excuses, so don’t! good luck boo!)

anonymous asked:

Are little mix under appreciated in the uk? ik they are in america but I can't tell for other countries.

In fairness, they have a lot more success here. I think they’ve had four or five number 1 singles and their last album was number 1 and sold really well. But for how talented they are, they should be one of the biggest acts in the world.