How to Make Maths Notes

Hey everyone! Following my post on How to Make Notes on a Laptop, I received another lovely ask to describe how I make notes for subjects that have lots of workings and diagrams (such as Maths)

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butch-leninist  asked:

so i'm curious: i'm an english/women's studies major, tho i have a huge interest in zoology (esp herpetology) and have had this interest since i was a kid. but i'm completely TERRIBLE at math—like, bad enough that i'm pretty sure i have dyscalculia, so i've never gone into higher science classes. how do you still think i could still pursue this interest?

I actually had this discussion with a buddy earlier who got pretty much the best news of his life. (He’s got dyscalc and the math he took his freshman year didn’t count for his full quantitative methods credit because it was too low of a level- he was kind of panicking because he’s a senior next year and didn’t want to shoot his GPA in the foot with another math class, so he was gonna take logic… and then the dude gets an e-mail saying that due to changes to the undergrad curriculum to be implemented next year, he didn’t have to take any more math. One hell of a birthday present from the university, amirite??)

Anyways, my general approach to math is “check and see what your university requires as math.” As an undergrad, I took pre-calc (BARELY passed it, I think the TA had pity on me and literally the only… actually, I remember nothing from it), game theory (which was actually fun- we played a lot of actual games), and logic. Logic classes are a GODSEND because there’s no equations and no numbers. When it came time to take the GRE, I didn’t have too many problems- I didn’t need anything beyond basic algebra and honestly I think I guessed on well over half of them. But that’s what I did for an anthropology degree- zoology or biology tends to require intro chem, math, and physics classes. 

BUT there are ways to incorporate your interests in any major or program. You could do all sorts of work researching lady zoologists or studying the gender bias in animal studies (like ascribing human gender roles to animals or insisting that animals have a strict sex binary when we see all kinds of species that have multiple discrete sexes, etc.). You could write about the lives of different herps in approachable language- and you could always incorporate lizards and snakes into your creative writing! You could go into science writing or editing- and of course you can have your interests and hobbies outside. Sometimes hobbies can even turn into more semi-pro stuff- like, I don’t do herpetology professionally, but I do bring my animals into school for demos and such! Honestly, breaking down the barriers and opening up the idea of Science to more people is never, ever a bad thing- so don’t ever think you have to give up your interests!

iamdansin  asked:

PLEAAASE write that post about what you can do with an English degree! I'm getting mine rn and everyone's either assuming I'm going to teach, or trying to push me into the med field instead :\

look, english degrees are awesome okay. i’m going to try and make this as brief as possible but am here to elaborate on anything anyone has questions on. 

what everyone thinks you can do with an english degree:

  • teach
  • write a novel i guess
  • teach when the novel writing doesn’t work out

what you can actually do with an english degree:

  • whatever the fuck you want (no really)

first, there’s different types of english degrees*
*based on the US education system, which i’m most familiar with

  • literature! guess what you get to do with a literature degree? a lot. 
    • skills: close-reading, critical thinking, problem-solving, potentially translating, communication (written for sure, maybe verbal as well), self-direction, detail-orientated, editing, style guides

    • stuff: archival work, curation, history if you specialize in an era, making digital humanities projects if you want to work with computers or apps, working abroad (especially if you want to do comparative lit), social justice work, public events including readings and vigils, copy-editing, writing (and we’ll talk more about what “writing” really means on the job market in a second), non-profit work, academia/professor, library work if you’re interested in information science, consultant, book history and printing, publishing
  • creative writing!
    • skills: close reading, critical thinking, translating, communication, editing, creativity, design, art, self-direction, analytical thinking, problem solving, giving and receiving constructive feedback, art 

    • stuff: write that novel! or short story! or chap book! or poem!,
      marketing/advertising, storyboarding for tv or movies or video games, creative development, script writing, social justice work, non-profit work, academia/professorship, campaigning, travel writing, content development for corporations or charities or whatever you want, social media coordinator (guess what, that starts hiring at around 50k now), administration, public relations/press releases, creative director, creative consultant, medical humanities, publishing

  • technical writing/communication!
    • skills: collaboration, communication, technical skills, design, problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking, qualitative and quantitative research methods, documentation, development, project management

    • stuff: user experience, front-end design (web/software/interfaces/etc.), document design, technical writing, medical writing or design, app design, report writing, grant writing, editing, academia/professorship, political campaigning, social media coordinator, software engineering, programming, risk management, project manager, program development/administration, game designer, accessibility and assistive technology developer, consultant for the government/industry/non-profits, proposal developer, business plan developer, publishing

  • linguistics!
    • skills: sociology and anthropology, syntax, editing, writing, typically competencies in many languages, cognitive science and psychology, speech therapy

    • stuff: computational linguistics (PROGRAM COMPUTERS AND AI TO SPEAK?!), assistive technology developer, develop grammar and editing programs for technology (squiggly lines), academia/professorship, translator,  forensic linguist, teach foreign languages or english as an additional language, lexicographer meaning you get to basically archive human language for everyone and that’s fucking cool, tech writing, programming and coding!, speech therapy, user researcher/field researcher, speech therapist and setting you up for speech pathology, consultant for the government/industry/non-profits, voice/dialect coach for actors or voice actors

  • and many more! (rhetoric, writing studies, teaching english as a second language, others i’ve forgotten)

  • guess what all these skills and jobs are likely mix-and-match! take classes across the board, figure out what you’re interested in, and chances are your english degree can be used toward those careers!

  • also guess what there’s different types of teaching you can do too! elementary, middle school, high school, vocational or technical colleges, community colleges, universities, corporate training, government training, specialist training, writing centers, teaching abroad, tutoring, instructional design, curriculum development/educational program development. teaching is also awesome and you can do a lot with the teaching focus beyond being just in the classroom if that’s where you want to go!

but i only want to write!

don’t worry dude there’s tons of writing out there for you to find comfortable employment in. here’s a few i can think of off the top of my head:

creative writing: scripts/screenplays, video games, novels, short stories, poetry, journalism, blogs, freelance digital writing, travel writing, think pieces, editorials, marketing campaigns

technical writing: grants, documentation for engineers/programmers/factories/products, SEO content, web content, medical writing, contract writing, business plans, proposals, job descriptions, freelance or contracted writing, user experience test plans and reports, codes and software scripts

civic writing: press releases, speeches, journalism, non-profit grants, charter documents, legislation or other legal documentation (usually hired by contract work)


  • make your minor count. you want to write video game scripts? minor in something related to the industry (game studies is even a thing now in several universities). you want to write science books? minor in astronomy. want to write speech programs for AI robots? minor in computer science or human factors. go go go!

  • learn how to translate your soft skills to hard skills. english majors, generally, have a lot of critical thinking, analytical, and detail-orientated skills. think of specific projects where you’ve used those and talk about *those* on job materials (we can make our qual life quantifiable, #trust)

  • be adaptable. english degrees (and by extension, humanities degrees) are some of the most flexible skill sets out there. don’t pigeonhole yourself into roles that don’t fit what you want to do (i can’t tell you how many colleagues i’ve had that did editing jobs even though they hated editing and wanted to do design work instead. #DegreesCanDoTwoThings)

  • know that “publishing” and “editing” and “writing” have much, much more potential than what you might think initially. publishing jobs exist everywhere if you’re willing to work outside of creative fiction (university presses, magazines/newsletters/blogs, documentation for corporations, data-driven or science publications, etc.). these jobs are competitive, but they exist and you can get them

  • get experience working with cross-functional or cross-disciplinary teams. find opportunities to join clubs or orgs outside of your major that are doing projects you want to do. want to write movie screenplays? join film club, meet people who want to make films! showing that you can work with a bunch of different people from different knowledge bases/disciplines/skillsets will take you a lot farther on the job market

*dabs at forehead* obviously this isn’t exhaustive, there’s more out there! anyone who wants to chime in or add please do!

anonymous asked:

Why is it that Jung's typology isn't taken seriously among psychologists?

If you want to be entrusted with the authority and responsibility of treating people’s mental and emotional issues, you sure as shit better know what the fuck you’re doing. The history of psychology is littered with real-life horror stories about psychologists/psychiatrists who have irrevocably harmed people through questionable or downright immoral ideas/methods. With such a checkered background, it is understandable that, as a field, psychology would want to err on the side of empirical research in order to preserve credibility in the public’s eyes. Therefore, there is, on the whole, a “bias” towards quantitative methods and research, to find treatments that are proven efficacious and supported by scientific evidence. Jung is often relegated to a historical footnote because his ideas are not amenable to scientific research as he was more philosopher than scientist (but this doesn’t mean there isn’t any truth in what he said). There are still institutes around the world that train professionals in psychoanalysis but they focus on Jungian therapeutic techniques, not typology. His ideas on personality have influenced many scholars, so you can see his influence today if you look closely enough. Anyone who has tried to research type on the internet has probably encountered competing/contradictory claims or beginners who claim to know the truth about mbti because they learned from other amateurs. Type theory is not easy to understand, it is far too open to interpretation and misinterpretation, it is not something that can be distilled into a neat and tidy treatment for particular mental disorders, it is not useful if you don’t understand how to apply the ideas properly to real people, and there are few authorities on the subject who have put in the time to properly research, develop, and communicate the ideas. Why would any professional who wants to be effective in helping people waste time on something like this when there are better methods that have been proven effective on a larger scale? Why would anyone seeking help want to trust a professional who uses poorly researched ideas/methods? The people who are interested in type theory often do not share the same goals as the psychology profession at large.

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➾ Katie

➾ Alicia

➾ Zach

➾ Lori

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➾ Aly

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  • Degree: PhD (1st Year)
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  • Subject: Ancient History (Focus: Egypt)
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  • Other Degrees: BA, Cultural Anthropology, History & American Studies

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  • Degree: PhD, 2nd year
  • Subject: Early Modern History (17th Century, Spanish Empire & Great Britain)
  • Other Degrees: Secondary School Teaching Degree (German Staatsexamen) in English, History, German

➾ Katie

  • Blog: soc-grad-studies
  • Degree: PhD (5th Year)
  • Subject: Sociology
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  • Degree: PhD (4th Year)
  • Subject: English Literature
  • Other Degrees: B.A. English and Music

➾ Adi

  • Blog: lastlettersfromhav
  • Degree: MA+PhD Combined Program (Year 1 of MA)
  • Subject: International Relations - Counter terrorism Studies - concentrating more on Indo-African and Indo-European relations.
  • Other Degrees: Bachelor of Medicine in Psychiatry + Language Certs

➾ Nicole

  • Blog: omnia-est-vanitas
  • Degree: PhD
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  • Other Degrees: B.A. Art History and Museum Studies

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  • Degree: PhD (3rd Year)
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  • Other Degrees: MA, Communication and BS, Communication Disorders

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  • Degree: PhD (1st Year)
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  • Other Degrees: BS, Psych; BA, Asian Studies, MSc, Psych; MSc, Forensic Psych

➾ Academic Mermaid

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  • Degree: PhD, 2016 (6th Year)
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  • Degree: PhD, 2018
  • Subject: 21st Century Spanish Literature & Culture
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➾ The History Grad

➾ A Blonde Bibliophile

➾ Curious Grad Student

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  • Degree: PhD, 2019
  • Subject: Art History
  • Other Degrees: B.A. Medieval Studies & French


➾ Murphy

  • Blog: onemoresoultothecall
  • Degree: PsyD (5th Year)
  • Subject: Clinical Psychology (Forensic, Child/Family & Trauma Studies)
  • Other Degrees: Two Master Degrees (Clinical Psych)

➾ Abby

➾ Once Upon a PsyD Student

➾ Kitty-Wine

  • Blog: kitty-wine
  • Degree: PsyD (2nd Year)
  • Subject: Clinical Psychology

➾ Jayropa

  • Blog: jayropa
  • Degree: PsyD (5th Year)
  • Subject: Clinical Psychology

➾ Balance and Blessings

  • Blog: balanceandblessings
  • Degree: PsyD (2nd Year)
  • Subject: Clinical Psychology
  • Other Degrees: BA, Psychology & Mindfulness/Meditation


➾ Kari

  • Blog: kari-and-kaffeine
  • Degree: JD (2nd Year)
  • Other Degrees: BA, Philosophy & English Lit

➾ Another Something The Same

➾ Nureshka

  • Blog: nureska
  • Subject: Math
  • Other Degrees: BS, 2017 (soon!)

Booth told me giving up wasn’t an option. That I had to fight. I know, but what if it’s more detrimental for him to stay home thinking about everything he can’t do? There’s no quantitative method for evaluating such a question.

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i just realized that i never made an intro post, despite having this sideblog going for a few months now. i’ve made a couple of original posts, but no one has any idea who i am!


my name is jam
i’m a sociology master’s student in texas
main blog: @louisbootys

right now i’m taking 

sociological theory
grant writing
advanced statistics 

and next semester

social inequality
quantitative methods
multivariate statistics (through the psychology department as part of my cognate)

i’m also a graduate assistant and statistics tutor for the department. on top of working as a ga and classes, i also work as a customer service rep/cash controller at a local grocery store. so i’m kind of all over the place.

unless something totally weird happens, i’ll be defending my thesis at the end of next year and starting my doctorate (provided i get accepted somewhere!) in fall ‘19!

anonymous asked:

Do you think that other personality identification types such as Alignment and Global 5/SLOAN are more, less, or just as accurate as MBTI can be?

“Accuracy” is not really the right question. Every theory of personality that is developed by academics is put together very deliberately to serve a particular purpose, and it must be used as intended in order to preserve validity. Unfortunately, when the ideas trickle down into mainstream consciousness, the original purpose of the theory often gets lost in translation, with the general public using it more like a horoscope or fortune cookie and then complaining about the inaccuracies. Every kind of theory has its advantages and disadvantages. For instance, the Five Factor model is a trait theory, which has the advantage of being easily quantifiable and very reliable for statistical analysis. However, there is no actual theoretical underpinning for it because the traits are derived from factor or data analysis, which offers no explanation as to why traits exist, how they arise, why there are only five, and so on. Trait theories are limited in what they are able to explain about human behavior but they remain very useful for doing replicable research studies. There is of course some overlap of concepts between trait theories and type category theories like MBTI.

Cognitive function theory is a qualitative and holistic model of personality that sprawls into other related areas of psychology. Qualitative research excels at theoretical analysis and depth of detailed explanations and is less conducive to statistical analysis/prediction. Jung developed psychological types as a part of the psychoanalytic tradition, however, that tradition fell out of favor in the US to make way for more popular quantitative research methods, though it continued to expand in certain European circles. Myers & Briggs and David Keirsey brought it back to life in a more digestible form but it was never meant to be distilled to such an extreme degree; MBTI essentially turned into a corporate money making tool and Keirsey rejected the notion of cognitive functions in favor of behavioral descriptors. Many of the criticisms that are leveled at MBTI are legitimate but not actually applicable to cognitive function theory because of not seeing the full extent of it and how it is embedded firmly within the long history of psychoanalytic theory, a school of thought which has done more than any other to reveal the qualities of the unconscious mind. Now that there is emerging neuroscientific research that confirms some of these old ideas about the unconscious, there is some resurgence in their popularity within research circles.


10/11/17 - early morning study session for testing theory and quantitative methods, listening to some calm music that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. one of my lectures for the afternoon has been cancelled so i can go and study with my friends, which is also great! i wish you all a wonderful weekend! 

Helpful Function Tools for Typing from “My True Type” by Dr. A.J. Drenth

*Fictional character examples provided by me

Introverted Intuition Ni

Primary Role: To collect conscious and subconscious information, then synthesize it to produce impressions, insights, answers, and theories; to see deep causes, patterns, and laws underlying sense data.

Most Prominent in: INTJs & INFJs; also prominent in ENTJs & ENFJs

Associated with: Deep perceptiveness and insight, deep “knowing,” theoretical genius, powers of analysis and focus, advising and troubleshooting

Famouse INJs: Plato, Jesus, Nietzsche, Jung, Steven Hawking

Fictional INJs: Vanessa Ives (Penny Dreadful), Frodo Baggins (The Lord of the Rings), Yoda (Star Wars), Matt Murdock (Netflix’s Daredevil), Ragnar Lothbrok (Vikings), Twelfth Doctor (Doctor Who)

Extroverted Intuition Ne

Primary Role: To broadly explore, synthesize, and express ideas, associations, and possibilities

Most Prominent in: ENTPs & ENFPs; also prominent in INTPs & INFPs

Associated with: Brainstorming, innovative / artistic / ideational creativity, divergent thinking, holistic / weblike associations, a nose for promising new enterprises

Famous ENPs: Benjamin Franklin, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Stewart, John Edward

Fictional ENPs: Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Lorelai Gilmore (GIlmore Girls), Eleventh Doctor (Doctor Who), Tenth Doctor (Doctor Who), Gandalf (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings), Hiro Hamada (Big Hero 6), Dr. Walter Bishop (Fringe), Barry Allen (The Flash), Rick (Rick and Morty)

Introverted Sensing Si

Primary roles: To retain, condense, and recollect information; to consult past experiences, routines, and traditions; to perceive inner bodily sensations

Most Prominent in: ISTJs & ISFJs; also prominent in ESTJs & ESFJs

Associated with: Routines, habits, valuing and preserving “the tried and true,” material conservatism, high regard for traditions and authority

Famous ISJs: Dick Cheney, Martin Luther, Mother Theresa, George H.W. Bush

Fictional ISJs: Elsa (Frozen), Ben Wyatt (Parks and Recreation), Sam Winchester (Supernatural), Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter), Bruce Wayne (Gotham), Sam Gamgee (The Lord of the Rings), Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls), Lieutenant Worf (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Felicity Smoak (Arrow), Rumpelstiltskin (Once Upon a Time)

Extroverted Sensing Se

Primary roles: To perceive and mediate prompt responses to external details and events; to seek a breadth of novel sensory experiences; to physically interact with the world

Most Prominent in: ESTPs & ESFPs; also prominent in ISTPs & ISFPs

Associated with: Sensation-seeking, kinesthetic intelligence, an “eye for detail,” attunement to style and appearances, hands-on activities, effortless performance

Famous ESPs: George W. Bush, Lebron James, Beyonce, Shakira, Donald Trump

Fictional ESPs: Brona Croft (Penny Dreadful), Merida (Brave), Captain Hook (Once Upon a Time), Amy Pond (Doctor Who), Oliver Queen (Arrow), Dorian Gray (Penny Dreadful), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Andy Dwyer (Parks and Recreation), Korra (Avatar: Legend of Korra), Captain Jack Harkness (Doctor Who), Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars)

Introverted Thinking Ti

Primary role: To examine practical or conceptual issues using deep, implicit, and nuanced logic; to develop and refine subjective methods, strategies, or concepts

Most Prominent in: INTPs & ISTPs; also prominent in ENTPs & ESTPs

Associated with: Deep skepticism, tacit logic, self-regulation and self-optimization, personal independence and autonomy

Famous ITPs: Einstein, Bill Gates, Henri Bergson, Robert Pirsig, Robert Nozick, Ken Wilber, Lance Armstrong

Fictional ITPs: Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Penny Dreadful), Galadriel (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings), Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter), Ninth Doctor (Doctor Who), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars), Elphaba (Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West), John Luc-Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Bellamy Blake (The 100), Toph Beifong (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation), Emma Swan (Once Upon a Time), Luke Danes (Gilmore Girls), Cullen Bohannan (Hell on Wheels), Selina Kyle (Gotham), John Constantine (Constantine)

Extroverted Thinking Te

Primary roles: To succinctly express logic-based judgments; to understand or render systems and operations more rational, efficient, and effective

Most Prominent in : ENTJs & ESTJs; also prominent in INTJs & ISTJs

Associated with: Explicit Logic, precise and pointed expressions, bureaucracy and “red tape,” quantitative methods (”Show me the numbers!”)

Famous ETJs: Henry Ford. Bill O’Reily

Fictional ETJs: Sir Malcolm Murray (Penny Dreadful), Boromir (The Lord of the Rings), Martha Jones (Doctor Who), Maria Hill (MCU), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter), Thomas Durant (Hell on Wheels), Eric Cartman (South Park), Regina Mills (Once Upon a Time), Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Paris Gellar (Gilmore Girls), Princess Bubblegum (Adventure Time), Princess Leia (Star Wars), Sokka (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Annalise Keating (How To Get Away With Murder), President Josiah ‘Jed’ Bartlet (The West Wing)

Introverted Feeling Fi

Primary roles: To explore and refine personal tastes, feelings, and values, contributing to a strong sense of personal uniqueness; to maintain inner emotional and moral order; to emotionally invest in a limited number of persons, animals, or interests

Most prominent in: INFPs & ISFPs; also promient in ENFPs & ESFPs

Associated with: Fighting for “Underdogs,” emotional restraint, nuanced morals and values, nurture and caregiving, sensitivity to perceived inequities and injustice

Famous IFPs: Henry David Thoreau, Jean-Jacque Rousseau, Kiekegaard, Camus, Virgina Wolfe, Van Gogh, J.D. Salinger, Jane Austen, Bob Dylan

Fictional IFPs: Ethan Chandler (Penny Dreadful), Aragorn (The Lord of the Rings), Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead), Harry Potter (Harry Potter), James Gordon (Gotham), Rory Williams (Doctor Who), April Ludgate (Parks and Recreation), Uncle Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Nick Miller (New Girl), Belle French (Once Upon a Time), Merlin (BBC’s Merlin), Luke Skywalker (Star Wars), Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Extroverted Feeling Fe

Primary roles: To survey a breadth of human emotions, values, and morals, striving toward interpersonal or group consensus; to directly express feelings and judgments; to instruct or motivate others toward growth and excellence

Most prominent in: ENFJs & ESFJs; also prominent in INFJs & ISFJs

Associated with: An interpersonal focus, emotional expressiveness, communication skills, talkativeness, attunement to social norms, advice-giving

Famous EFJs: Dr. Martin Luther King, Dr. Phil McGraw

Fictional EFJs: Clarke Griffin (The 100), Dean Winchester (Supernatural), Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation), Donna Noble (Doctor Who), David Nolan (Once Upon a Time), Ferdinand Lyle (Penny Dreadful), Thor (MCU), Hercules (Disney’s Hercules), Glinda (Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West), Laurel Lance (Arrow), Phil Coulson (MCU), Clara Oswald (Doctor Who), Jessica Day (New Girl), Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Piper Chapman (Orange is the New Black), Padme (Star Wars), Olivia Moore (iZombie), Chris Traeger (Parks and Recreation), Snow White (Once Upon a Time)

Thursday March 5th // 8pm

Finishing up on Dexter while re-writing my Quantitive Methods lecture notes. Trying out my own take on the Cornell note taking system - minus the summary portion at the bottom. I quite like it so far. Using squared paper cause no matter how many times I stray, I always come back to squared - it’s just so neat. I might post a closer look at my notes later, as is the only class besides English that’s taught partially in English - so the notes will make *some* sense.

PS: Any ideas on what show I should start next? I was thinking about House of Cards and How to get away with murder, among others.