1. Never do tomorrow when you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.
2. Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you. 
3. If it is important to you, you will find a way.
4. The secret to getting ahead is getting started.
5. Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and at some point, you will.
6. The expert in anything was once a beginner.
7. It always seems impossible until it is done.
8. Stay patient and trust your journey.
9. You’ve got what it takes, but it will take everything you’ve got.
10. I am going to succeed because I am crazy enough to think I can.
—  10 of my favourite motivational quotes. 
Back To School Essentials
  • A backpack. Let’s be honest, we all know why it is essential to have one. But when buying one make sure that you are buying a bag that’s USEFUL. Your bag had to be big enough for all your things to fit, light and comfortable because you’ll have to carry, and durable. I own a Samsonite bak with a special pocket for my laptop. It’s not the cheapest one but it has lasted me a couple of years, so I prefer spending a little more for a bag I’ll be able to use all through highschool.


  • An agenda/planner/bullet journal. They are super useful to keep yourself organized and to know which assignments do you have. So people prefer agendas that already come with dates, but I’ve personally liked more the bullet journal type because it’s more free (I’m just starting it so we’ll see how it works for me). The functionality of it is more important than the brand, keep that in mind. And try different ones, to what works for you. 


  • Notebooks. I personally prefer to have one notebook per class. That way I can carry with me just one notebook if I have just one homework. Use notebooks that you like, since you’ll be using them a lot, and it is motivational. And take good care of them, so that they last all year. Last year I bough one from the brand Five Star and it was really worth it. The rest are from a national brand (Norma) which is really good and they last a lot as well. 


  • Folders. I used to have one folder per class, to have everything organized and tidy. For some classes I store the exams and assignments on a pocket on the front of the notebook. The important thing is to store all exams, essays and assignments you are given back. It can help you study at the end of the year, and it’s always important to have in mind the feedback you are receiving. 


  • Binder. So this year I’ll be trying to use a binder rather than a notebook for one class. We’ll see hoe it works for me. I like a lot the idea of being able to put new pages in between and delete pages you don’t need, move them around and stuff. I recommend it to people who like having everything very organized. 


  • Pencil case.  It is always important to have all your supplies together, so a pencil case that’s big enough but not too bulky is just perfect. Make sure it’s a pencil case that you notice so that you don’t leave it at school or at home. I also recommend to leave a small pencil case (with one pencil, a pen and an eraser) at school just in case you have any emergency.  


  • Pencils. I personally like taking notes, and exams on pencil. I have a 0.7 mechanical pencil, so that’s not too thin or too thick. Pencil is great because you can erase it, and you don’t have to be using liquid paper or crossing out things if you mess up. 


  • Black Pens. Black pens are essential. They are important for every assignment or exams that you obligatory have to do in pen. My motto is to do everything in black pen if someone else is going to read it (or grade it). It is easier to read in black ink, and it looks more professional. Always have black pens. 


  • Colored Pens. In case you like giving some color to you notes. Some people love to have tons of colored pens, but having one or two is also okay. I carry 5 in my pencil case daily, and have a collection of 20 stabilos at home for my bullet journal or thing I want to make more beautiful. 


  • Erasers. Because we all make mistakes. Always have a good eraser. They are even useful to remove some stains in a paper or assignment you need to give to a teacher. 


  • Liquid Paper. In case you hate crossing out stuff (Like me). I don’t like much the way it looks, so I use very little and only on extreme conditions. 


  • Sharpener. If you have mechanical pencils, extra mines, but a sharpener for pencils and colored pencils is essential. 


  • Highlighter. I don’t like highlighting much, I only highlight quotes I need in the future and use it to do squares around formulas or important stuff in my notes. 


  • A Ruler. I hate doing crooked lines, so I use a ruler for way too many things (including highlighting). 


  • A Calculator. A basic one is okay, I have a graphing calculator because my school requires it, but still, I carry in my pencil case a small, scientific one because it’s always useful. To calculate your grades, average or how much time to spend on a project per day. 


  • Post-its. To write lists and stuff you need to remember. And to annotate books and textbooks that are not yours. 


For artistic people (like me):

  • A dark pencil (like a 6B) or several drawing pencils.
  • Colored pencils.
  • A piece of charcoal.
  • An esfumino (I don’t know how other call them, that’s how I call them, sorry)
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August 3// Working on my essay outline 

Anxiety is slowly taking over me again.. 

But ahh that short moment of bliss when you’ve found the perfect evidence for your claim~ (❁´◡`❁) 

 I really loved the theorganisedstudent’s essay plan printable, but I don’t have a printer to actually get it.. TTwTT)/ so I just wrote the format manually.. _(:3 _/)L sadbutcloseenough 

 You can get the original printable and more on her tumblr - theorganisedstudent.

anonymous asked:

Hello! I'm sorry to bother you, but I was wondering if you had any any resources for translation major? I already checked out your language tag (and had a blast, so thank you for that!), but I was looking for something specific to translation and the different areas you can work in as I'm currently trying to figure out where to go with this major. Thanks, and I love your blog! Hope you're having a great day ^^

Hello! Have a look at some of these (I’m not sure how useful they’ll be though):

As I’ve promised earlier after the drama caused by someone, I will be discontinuing my other three planners that I had been giving away FREE before. I have already sent out to the people who have messaged me asking me for those planners before the incident happened. This is why I made a new design, completely different (font, layout) so no one would come up to me anymore claiming that I copied their design when in fact I didn’t even know they exist. LOL. This will be the first of the many that will be released. I know there were also many requests for many other types of planners which I will be making soon. This design will be my daily planner freebie before I make another one in the future. Anyways, same rules apply, follow me on Instagram, send me a message that you have or already are, will check it and send you the link to the PDF of the daily planner. By the way, I will be giving a wallpaper with this planner! :)

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School shopping is definitely my favourite time of the year! This year I decided to go with a notebook and folder system with a binder for Monday/Wednesday/Friday’s and one for Tuesday/Thursday’s. 

Supplies I bought:

*HP Chromebook (I got it for my birthday)

*2 Binders 

*Planner (I was going to do a bullet journal, but I used the journal for something else)

*6 Notebooks

*6 Folders

*20 Pack of Paper Mate #2 Mechanical Pencils

*6 Paper Mate felt tip pens

*1 Uniball Gel Pen

*3 Sharpie Clearview Highlighters

*4 Pilot G-2 07 Pens

*4 Expo Markers

*A lot of post its

As for a backpack, I am refusing the one I used my Sophomore year as it has a slot for my computer. I am so excited for the start of school and I hope yous are too! 


(School starts in just a few days so be ready for more posts soon!)

Student Government Masterpost by sorryneedtostudy

I know a lot of you are in student government, as am I, so I thought I’d share some of the resources that help me.

  • Image Market has lots of customizable templates for class t-shirts and student council t-shirts. This is helpful if you usually have a hard time finding or making a shirt that everyone will wear.
  • Stump’s Party Supplies has everything you could ever need for a school event. They have custom banners, custom temporary tattoos, and more. The pricing is not half bad either.
  • Donation Town I know that lots of schools have coat drives and it is sometimes difficult to find time to get all of the donations to the charity. Donation Town picks up all of your donations for free, all you have to do is enter your zip code, choose a charity, and schedule a pick up!
  • Host a Blood Drive Hosting a blood drive at your school is a great way to help others and yourselves. If you work or donate a certain number of times at a drive, you will recieve a cord at your graduation, but helping others is also a great thing. You have to be 16 to donate.
  • 100 Ideas For Your Student Council This is a PDF document with a bunch of ideas for simple things you can do with your council.
  • Campaign Poster Ideas Here are some funny (and a little corny) posters to use for your campaign.

I know it’s short, but it helps. Trust me.

You don’t have to be doing something that sounds cool to be cool, and sometimes taking time off to chase your own interests is worth more in the long run than blindly grasping for the next rung of the ladder without knowing where you’re climbing toward.
—  Joel G. ‘18. Although of course you end up becoming yourself. MIT Admissions Blog
Me as a Teacher

Student: Why do we need to learn how to do essays and cite our sources?

Me: Because child, one day you will join tumblr and find some hella wrong sjw with no sources to back their shit up and you will destroy them with your facts, history lessons, and research skills.