student help

Things about uni I learned the hard way

1. Rewriting notes is useless (for me)
2. I should read my textbooks in advance
3. Syllabus of each subject is essential and it’s pretty much a study guide that tells me when I should study what.
3. When teacher says “search it up” or “please read this” or “please watch this video” you better do it …Cause it’s going to be on the test.
4. When teacher tells you to print / download some material you do it asap just in case he’ll delete it later without warning you… (one of my teachers is like that)
5. Never relay on others.
P. S.: Procrastination leads to eternal misery.

rpbattleman  asked:

I realized this was a possibility so Naegi!Kamakura meeting Hajime Hinata after he declined the Kamakura Program.

A/N the much awaited meeting between these two IFs and the unexpected consequence of it in the bonus

Another Hopeful Encounter - naegi!kamukura meets hinata

They weren’t supposed to meet.

Under almost all circumstances, the chances of their paths crossing were against them. And yet, against all odds, here they were inside Hope’s Peak Academy grounds and they were just about to unknowingly pass by each other. Hinata was on his way home, his schedule running just a bit late since he met up with a friend before this. Kamukura was on his way back to his classroom since he had left behind something that slipped passed his mind.

The two were on different paths and yet their paths would merge eventually.

Time stopped at the moment Kamukura passed by Hinata. His eyes chanced a sideway glanced him, and although he already knew that he was just another ordinary student, he couldn’t help but stare at him. There was something about him that made him pause and it although it was only for a fraction of a second, that was enough for his mind to work. In the next moment, his eyes widened slightly at the results of his analysis.

This was no ordinary person. At least not in another route. This was the person who would have become Izuru Kamukura instead of him. However, unlike Naegi, Hinata wasn’t so lucky. He would have had his whole personality erased. Even worse, there was a possibility of the world falling into despair in this alternate path. And although there was still the possibility of hope in that future, it was also paved with much pain and sacrifice. Naegi almost had to blink back the tears from seeing so much despair.

This was not that path. In this route, Naegi was Kamukura and Hinata was still a reserve course student. This should have been enough to steer him away from the path of despair however, Kamukura wanted to go beyond that. Despite the despair he saw in Hinata, he had also seen the hope inside him. The hope still sleeping inside him now. He knew that Hinata could become so much more even without the Kamukura project. It’s now only a matter of letting Hinata acknowledge that too.

And so time continued in the next moment as if it had not been frozen at all.

Kamukura was not about to let him pass him by. “Um, excuse me?” He turned and tapped him lightly by the shoulder.

Hinata’s shoulders jumped slightly, surprised from being suddenly called out by a stranger. “Uh, how can I help you?” He asked with uncertainty.

“I know this sounds weird but…” He trailed and he knew that this was an outrageous question but he wanted to ask it anyways. “Will you please be friends with me?” He asked in all sincerity and he hoped that it showed.

Hinata raised an eyebrow at him in skepticism. “I don’t even know you.”

“I know. To be honest, I don’t know even know you either.” He chuckled and rubbed the back of his head sheepishly. “That’s why I want to be friends with you. I want to get to know you.”

Hinata was about to say something but changed his mind as soon as he noticed Kamukura’s uniform.

“Are all main course students this weird?” Hinata didn’t mean for it to come out bitter but it did. It sounded like it was poison on his lips. He looked away and continued despondently, “I don’t know what your talent is or what you saw in me but you should ask someone else. I’m a common, boring, average and without talent person. There’re so many more talented than me out there. Me? I’m just a nobody.”

“You’ve got that wrong!” Kamukura firmly objected. His voice was steady and though it carried a presence, it wasn’t overbearing. “You’re not a nobody. You’re a person. A unique person with a wonderful personality. You shouldn’t compare yourself with others on talent alone. You should know better that there’s more to life than talent.”

“…!” The last sentence seemed to have struck a chord as Hinata’s jaw snapped shut. He gritted his teeth and for a moment, Kamukura was worried that he might have angered him instead. However, Hinata started shaking and not long after, he was chuckling. “I can’t believe you’re going so far for a stranger like me. You guys have too much free time.” He punctuated with a carefree laugh.

Kamukura laughed with him too. “Well you’re not wrong there.” He paused and stopped himself from fidgeting out of nervous habit as he then asked him again, “So does that mean…”

“It’s kind of hard to befriend someone I don’t know.” Hinata smirked at him expectantly.

Kamukura blinked. Oh. It’s only then that he realized that he never did properly introduce himself. He made a mental note to workshop on his introductions later. He raised a hand towards him. “My name’s Izuru Kamukura and I would like to be your friend.”

Hinata accepted his offer and shook hands with him. “I’m Hajime Hinata. It’s nice to meet you.”

They weren’t supposed to meet but in a future that’s uncertain, where hope and despair is mixed, their paths eventually crossed. And this was just the first of their many hopeful encounters.


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i know like 3 english classes who have the same teacher and that one teacher always gives hard assignments to his non-english speaking students so i try my best to help them all and it’s killing me

To all my followers about to take exams-

You’ve got this. 

I’m sure you guys are stressed to some degree, but let me tell you something- you’ve got this

If you feel at all stressed, just step back, and take a deep breath.

You’ve got this. 

While studying, remember to take breaks. My personal preference is to study in 25 minute blocks, with a ten minute break in between to do some important things like 

  • Get up and move around. It’ll help to deal with anxiety and it’s honestly better than just sitting in one place all day. Walk laps around the room, take the dog (if applicable) out and throw the ball for them, etc. 
  • Grab a snack. Ideally something with protein or a fruit/vegetable,. 
  • Make tea/coffee/cocoa. It’s a good natural break to have in the pattern of things. 
  • Tidy up your workspace. Having a clean (or at least organized workspace) is never a bad thing 

Also, don’t do large chunks of the same kind of work. I know it seems to make sense, that sitting hunched over your textbook is going to accomplish something, which it undoubtably will, but not if you do it for hours on end. Make flashcards, watch videos on the topic (be wary of being distracted, however), or, if you’re studying for a subject that is very information heavy, make outlines of the information (this especially works if you’re a visual learner like I am). 

On the day of the exam: 

  • Make sure to get plenty of sleep before hand (8 hours if possible)
  • Make sure you have your materials (to be included in a later list) packed and ready to go
  • If you have meds, take your meds
  • Eat a breakfast that is high in protein, especially if it’s a long exam 
  • Bring flashcards or an outline with you on the way to the school/test center, so you have something to review in the car/bus/transit there
  • If applicable, make sure that any paperwork outlining alternative testing arrangements (separate space, extended time, etc) are in order

Exam essentials: 

  • Writing instruments- Usually a blue/black pen and a No. 2 pencil. Do note that some brands of mechanical pencil are certified for scantron tests as No. 2- I always bring regular old pencils, rather than deal with the proctor
  • Water bottle- It is important to stay hydrated. 
  • Snacks- Usually something low in sugar, but substantial enough to get you through if you find yourself running on low. I usually stick with trail mix, but it’s different for everyone. 
  • Sweatshirts/Jackets- Sometimes the testing space is cold, and it’s always easier to remove layers that you have than to add ones you don’t
  • EpiPens/Inhalers- (If applicable) Just in case. 
  • Watch- It’s pretty much common knowledge that you aren’t allowed to have your phones in your possession during the exam. I’ve found that having a watch is especially helpful, and helps to reduce my anxiety (especially since most proctors use the clock on their personal devices to keep time, rather than the broken/nonexistent clock in the testing space)
  • Paperwork- (if applicable) It is important that you have any paperwork you might need that verifies testing arrangements such as extra time, separate testing space, or anything else that you know you are entitled to. 

During the exam: 

  • Read each question carefully. If it is an essay question, be sure to identify what they are asking you to do within the essay. 
  • For multiple choice questions, read all the available options before going to answer the question. 
  • If you feel overwhelmed at any point, take a moment to breathe. Just close your eyes and take a couple deep breaths, and tell yourself you’ve got this. 
  • Remember that essays are not supposed to be perfect- the professors grading your exams are grading you based on the work you can do within the time limit, and they are not expecting it to be footnoted and cited. 
  • Take 5-10 minutes before writing your essay to make an outline. It doesn’t matter how rough of an outline it is, as long as you know roughly where the essay is going to go and what your thesis is. 
  • If you ever blank on a question, do not be afraid to skip it, but mark it somehow (dog ear the page, draw a star next to it) so you know to come back 
  • Take any time you have at the end to review your answers, go back and answer anything you didn’t answer previously, and take a breath. 

Above all else, remember this: 

You’ve got this. 

anonymous asked:

Did u have any film production experience before going into your internship/job? I'm completely new to filmmaking and I learn the most through actual structured classes but it's hard to find classes/workshops that fit my schedule as a full time student plus the production assistant postings I've looked at require some level of filmmaking experience which I have none of any advice??

Nope, had zero experience but some of my work from art school might’ve helped me be able to get that interview with my studio.

If youre looking for set experience volunteer to help on student films. student films are an easy way to network.

Professional sets are a whole other ballpark, typically we hire interns on sets for the duration of filming so offer yourself up as a volunteer/intern if you can. You wont get paid but that’ll get you the experience you need to try and go for PA gigs. Production assistants are entry-level jobs but you wont get cut a check without having on-set experience. So be willing to shadow/intern etc as much as possible and on commercial sets as well. Any set, really. You’ll move pretty fast into paid gigs if you work hard and people call you back, being dependable means someone knows how you work, knows you’re trustworthy and committed, and by interning you open yourself up for opportunities because film people only take on people they know.

When it comes to hiring every person on that crew gets vouched for. Its more likely you’ll get hired if someone can personally vouch for you.

EDIT: also w interns ppl are more accommodating towards time/availability so if you have classes theyll likely work with you more
Through Audience Eyes

The artist and her audience can have an interactive relationship that will build knowledge on both sides.

Here is a question that was posted on Quora:

Why are artist who are good don’t think they are good at drawing?
People who usually see my work think I am a good artist; but I don’t feel the same way-when they think it is perfect I always think I could have done better than I did.

Teacher Reflection:
As a professional art teacher it is important to help the student see from many angles. One angle is through the eyes of her audience to understand what the art is communicating to the viewer. In this example, the audience offers feedback that the artist disagrees with. Can overpraise hurt an artist? Yes, it can call a halt to creativity because if the artist wants to please the audience, the artist simply repeats the successful strategy. However, if the artist respects the audience, a lot can be learned by asking questions back, such as, “Why do you feel that way about this piece?” By continuing the conversation you deepen your creative learning.

Here is my answer posted on Quora to help the artist put audience praise in context:

Art making is a process that never ends. So, as an artist, you see your works as part of your process that is always evolving. Others however, see each of your works as finished products. Drawings are rarely finished products for an artist. Drawing is a way of getting ideas out of your head to work into a painting, sculpture, design, character, fashion, etc. It is rather rare that drawing is meant to be an end product. Artists see a vision of the end product with the drawings as steps toward that product. The goal of each piece of art is not perfection. A key goal of drawings is to lay the groundwork for the next step in your creative life. If other people get joy from your steps along the way, listen to your audience and ask what specifically they find successful in your work. They may give you insights into your strengths.

Popular apps perfect for students

Staying on top of all your to-dos, errands, tasks and due dates can get complicated but luckily there is an app for everything! If you’re looking for app to wake you up in a morning, manage your priorities or soothe your anxiety, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a list of all the top apps that students are using:



Note taking


Mental health and self care

Health and fitness


Hope this helps! x


Do you Know what is happening in Venezuela? This is what is happening. This is what has been happening during a week. The students have been protesting in a pacific way against the repressive and tyrant government that we have since 1999 (yes, 15 years living with insecurity, food and medicine shortages, deprivation of liberty, and media blackout) and what is the police and the army doing? Beating us, shooting us, and recently some students were condemned to jail for 13 years!! For what crime? For claiming justice and democracy. Please, share this post, the world needs to know.



It’s 2016. You need motivation? No, what you need is discipline. 

Force yourself to do things. Force yourself to get up early, make your bed, go get ready, and go. Force yourself to make plans for the day, and follow through with all those plans.
Force yourself to get to class early so you can look over the material. Force yourself to pay attention in class and turn off your phone or at least put it on silent. Stop texting your friends and going on Instagram in class. You are wasting your time, so why even bother going to class if your are going to be distracted? Be selfish. Stop giving your time to people that do not matter. YOUR TIME IS SO SO PRECIOUS. STOP WASTING IT!

This is the most important thing that you can do right now, take care of you and your education. Stop being distracted by the world and it’s never ending problems. This is the time that you need to put toward yourself because you are the greatest investment of your life.


EVERYDAY is a chance to wake up and give your 150%.
EXHAUST yourself. That is the only way to give your all. At the end of the day, you should be exhausted from working so much, from reading so much, from exercising so much.
Don’t go home because you are tired. Do whatever you need to get done and don’t come home until it’s all done. Stay late at the library. You feel tired? Good. That is how you know you are giving it your best. Go to the gym, and give your work out your all.
When you go home, you should feel like you are drained. You should feel like you have nothing left to give because you gave it your all. Because then, you can be proud of yourself and everything you have achieved.
Giving it your all is what matters. Give your all every single day. Discipline your mind and your body and you will become successful.

You fall back one day? That is O.K., try the next day. You are human, so accept your mistakes. However, love yourself enough to know that you will never give up working on yourself and your dreams.
THIS IS IT. THIS IS YOUR LIFE. Right now, no matter what circumstances we are all in, is what matters. Take advantage of today. Write down your dreams and force yourself to work toward them, one day at a time. 
THIS is your year. This is your life. One day at a time baby. One day at a time. Go ahead and don’t stop.


Starting on Monday, thousands of university students in Hong Kong have been gathering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Tamar Park (outside the government offices) to protest the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China’s decision to restrict the right to vote for Chief Executive, the city’s highest political leader in 2017.

Article 45 of the Basic Law (Hong Kong’s own mini-constitution implemented after the handover from Britain to China in 1997) states that the Chief Executive should be chosen by universal suffrage as an eventual goal. Time and time again the Communist Party of China have dodged/shut down any democratic progress. Last month the NPC announced that they would continue using the 1200-member committee, consisting of members loyal to the Communist Party, to vote for our CE. THIS IS ILLEGAL. THIS IS SHAM DEMOCRACY AND SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED.

The sit-in of university students belongs to a movement called ‘Occupy Central with Love and Peace’ and is led by The Hong Kong Federation of Students (schedule and declaration of the strike included). This act of civil disobedience consists of absolute non-violence. It consists of free public lectures offered by university professors and writers on topics like Orwell’s ‘1984’, history of Hong Kong’s struggle for democracy, Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s fight to end injustice etc etc. I was one of the students sitting in Tamar Park on Tuesday and Thursday and it was one of the most rewarding, educational and, I must emphasise, peaceful political activities I have ever witnessed.

On Friday, high school students led by the student group Scholarism joined in the protest. They marched to Civic Square, pleading for our current CE to come out of his offices and listen to their requests, just like he promised during his ‘campaign’ in 2012. More and more citizens joined in the protest after work.

The police started cutting off access to Civic Square, which is a publicly owned area. They used shields to form a blockade against the protestors and started pushing them back. When people resisted with umbrellas, they started using clubs and pepper spray on the protestors, who started putting both of their hands up to show they are unarmed. Many students who managed to rush in Civic Square are arrested, including the leader of Scholarism. Many of them have visible injuries caused by police brutality and some of them still haven’t been released from police custody.

THE FIGHT IS STIL GOING ON. PEOPLE ARE STILL CROWDING OUTSIDE CIVIC SQUARE AND TAMAR. Resources are running thin and the police are still threatening violence. Some of my friends are at the protest and they are continuing the struggle despite the risks. It is predicted that the police will escalate their brutality with tear gas, more pepper spray and water cannons against innocent, peaceful protestors, many of them teenagers.

You can watch Occupy Central live here: x (Apple Daily livestream)

I know tumblr is a US-centric place but PLEASE PLEASE SPARE A SECOND TO REBLOG THIS POST. Hong Kong is a tiny city. We are anything but a formidable force in international politics. The only thing we can do is raise awareness among the world and force our corrupt government to answer to our protests. 


Articles on Occupy Central (English): x (The Economist), x (BBC News), x (Mail Online), x (Newsweek), x (CNN), x (Right Now I/O), x (NY Times)

Updates (Chinese): x (Campus TV, HKU), x (Apple Daily), x (Amnesty International Hong Kong), x (InMedia HK), x (926政總現場消息發佈)

My friend is running a filmmaking camp for Native American children at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. She needs $7000 to run it and she is not even close at the moment. It would be really cool if people could help her out by donating or just reblogging this. 

When I first started University I was so excited to start being more independent! Had absolutely everything planned out! Until I got there and had to do my first food shop.

But, what should I buy?!

If you’re the same, or if you just want some advice on what your fridge should be stocked with to ensure you stay away from the notorious ready meal then read ahead! I’ve tried to keep it as clean/healthy as possible but it’s totally adaptable to whatever you want/need :)

Fruit and veggies:

  • Bananas 
  • Berries (frozen berries are cheaper than fresh!)
  • Apples
  • Lemons (great as condiments or sliced up in hot water, too)
  • Mangos
  • Pineapple
  • Grapes (Try freezing them as a summer snack, too!)
  • Avocado
  • Onions (I always have onions in my cupboard!)
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms

Basically any fruit or veg you like that’s in season! Click here for a great info sheet about when food is in what season!


  • Chicken/turkey
  • Eggs
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Cottage Cheese

Veggie/vegan protein

  • Tempeh
  • Tofu
  • Nuts and nut butters
  • Seeds
  • Beans
  • Quinoa
  • Lentils
  • Almond Milk

Grains and ‘good carbs’

  • Porridge/oats
  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice
  • Buckwheat
  • Brown rice
  • Wild rice
  • Sweet potato

Any bread you want, make sure it’s brown/wholemeal at least. Ezekiel bread is also great

Fats and oils

  • Almonds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • All natural nut butters (no sugar and no added salt)
  • Coconut oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Flax seeds
  • Chia seeds

Dairy and non-dairy alternatives

(If you eat dairy, obviously)

  • Greek yoghurt
  • Semi-skimmed/skimmed milk
  • Cottage cheese
  • Organic yoghurt
  • Almond milk
  • Soy milk
  • Oat milk
  • Rice milk


  • Edamame
  • Black beans
  • Chick peas
  • Lentils
  • Peanuts/peanut butter (yep, peanuts are technically a legume!)

Condiments and seasonings

  • Salsa
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Low salt soy sauce
  • Hummus
  • Raw honey
  • Stevia
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Mixed dried herbs
  • Freeze-dried basil
  • Lazy garlic
  • Paprika

Other necessities

  • Tea/coffee
  • Flour (any type you like)
  • Butter/spread
  • Ketchup
  • Canned beans
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Oxo cubes
  • Canned sweetcorn

Other general tips about shopping

  • Keep an extra loaf of bread in the freezer just in case
  • Keep a spare pint of milk in the freezer just in case
  • Start a weekly food planner to make sure you’re eating healthily and saving money on your food shop
  • If you’re having leftovers, it’s best not to re-heat pork, bacon or shellfish
  • If you’re not vegan/veggie, buy a whole chicken and cook it. You can use the meat for several meals such as sandwiches, curries, risottos, baked potatoes, salads etc.
  • Click here for a bunch of posts dedicated to help you with your shopping lists!

Part of my Student Survival Guide

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How to Succeed at School

1. Get into the habit of being an early riser. We can all benefit from having a little bit of extra time in the morning. It reduces stress, helps to prevent you from forgetting things, and stops that crazy morning rush.

2. Deliberately decide to tune out distractions. Turn off the TV, social media, your phone, and hide away when you need to get work done.

3. Prepare for the next day the night before. Check off your mental to-do list and prepare for the next day before you go to bed. If possible, choose your clothes, find your books, pack your bag, and so on.

4. Prioritise being organized. For example, it often helps to use an agenda to stay on track with assignments and homework.

5. Go to bed at a reasonable time. A good night’s sleep is one of the best tips for learning, remembering and doing well at school.

6. Make reading one of your hobbies. Research indicates that reading is one of the best ways for developing language skills and building a strong vocabulary.

7. Eat well. A protein breakfast and balanced meals help sustain your energy throughout the day, and is essential for building a healthy brain.

8. Get fresh air and exercise. This helps with mental alertness, concentration, an efficient memory and a positive mood.

Planning for a Deadline

Procrastination is bad. Leaving 90% of the work until the last 25% of the time you have is also bad. 

Here’s an example given for an assignment/essay given a 20-day deadline. 

Days 1-5

  • Understand the assignment
    • This includes reading the rubric, and assigned texts. 
  • Select a specific topic
    • Background research should be done.
  • Write a flexible thesis statement based on selected topic

Days 5-10

  • Plan research
    • Decide sources (books, magazines, documentaries, etc.) you’ll use.
  • Start research
    • Individually evaluate sources.
    • Keep all research organized.

Days 10-15

  • Write the first draft
    • If you want an instructor to review your work, now is the time.
  • Conduct additional research as necessary.

Days 15-20

  • Write the final draft
  • Revise, and re-write
  • Save more than one copy, hand in assignment. 

Some of you may be wondering quite why I’ve made a poster with synonyms for ‘suggests’. Well, in my experience, it’s one of the words I most often struggle to replace in my essays. How interesting is it to read two pages of essay with the word 'suggests’ written over a dozen times? Right, not very.

Ergo, here is a list I have compiled of words to replace 'suggests’. “Shakespeare’s use of animal imagery implies an untameable nature to Katherina…” Whilst that is an appealingly written example, it does work to illustrate the underestimated use of synonyms for 'suggests’.