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Guys I’m kind of sad. Sad that I won’t be shocked by the final reveal of the series because I think I have it. I’m working on a master post that culminates ALL posts I have ever read plus a significant touch of my own, to truly summarise the entire show in a shocking, coherent, SATISFYING way. I truly think I have it and that saddens me because I can’t see it ending any other way, and I don’t think the finale will shock me. I’ll be sitting there during the series finale crying that it’s over, but also, like “yep I knew this was going to happen”. Anyway. I’ll post this master theory when I’m done with it; when I get back from my holiday next month-ish. I don’t want to rush it. Right now it’s just dot points in the Notes app on my phone, so I need to finish thinking of the rest and then edit it on my computer (which I don’t have with me on my holiday). And credit will be given to people who’s ideas I have collated, of course!!! I will make it very clear in the post which parts were NOT my ideas, I’m not one to steal ideas, I know how much that sucks!

(UPDATE: not doing this anymore. I’m not deleting this post, just so that there’s minimal confusion as to what the post above this is referring to.)

So I really like the fact that Alexander introduces himself politely to Jefferson in What’d I Miss, presumably when he arrives for the meeting that is Cabinet Battle 1.

Basically, it means that Alexander has gone from “Nice to meet you sir” to “I will literally shove my entire foot up your ass” in the space of less than ten minutes.

youtube

Someone (負山レト) made this amazing animation summarising the whole of Osomatsu San Season 1.
Omg THE FEELS
I WANT A SEASON 2

WATCH THIS NOW.

REBLOG IF YOU WANT A SEASON 2
How to take notes from a textbook

Knowing what to and what not to write down from a textbook is a often an issue when studying. Should I include this or is that completely necessary? Hopefully these few tips will help anyone struggle to use their textbook!

  • Read the textbook prior to taking notes - This helps give you a solid understanding of the material so you can summarise and shorten your notes. Have a good understanding is great to help shorten your notes, since you can avoid copying the menial information.
  • Highlight some key points, terms and concepts before taking notes - Remember not to over-highlight, keep it brief and minimal; key words, facts, and statistics!
  • Have a colour coding system - This helps to visualise your notes when trying to memorise information and also makes your notes more effective material to learn from. Making sure you’re using the same colours for highlighting your textbook and writing your notes. My colour coding system can be found here.
  • Use the layout of the textbook to organise your notes - I found copying the headings and subheadings really helped simplify and ensure I was learning each section. It’s much easy to find information when you’re skimming through notes. This also ensures that you can remember what topic areas relate to others, meaning you can add more into your essays under exam conditions!
  • Include different ways to show the information - Use mindmaps, bullet points, graphs, flow chats, and post-it notes to help visualise the content. Breaking up your notes with graphics is a good way to avoid full pages of writing and great for memorising statistics or key elements of a topic.
  • Supplement your notes - Use other textbooks and your own research to expand the depth of your notes. This is highly important for subjects that can require evidence, statistics and evaluations. Making sure this information is embedded into your notes is great for writing essays.
  • Add your own personal touch - Add doodles, acronyms, and abbreviations to help your study. Little things that make important information unique and standout will help you recall it later!
  • Summarise each chapter - Make a final summary of each chapter using sticky notes or flash cards. Once you’ve read your textbook, you’ll have a collection of chapter summaries ready to study from.

Each of these tips have helped me recreate notes that are well-rounded and full of brief but useful information. I hope this information helps. Let me know if it does! 

Different ways to study

A few of you have been asking about ways to revise (that’s not just making notes). Here’s a list of some different techniques you can use to revise/study:

  • Notes - making notes is the ‘standard’ way of studying - summarising information from textbooks/revision guides into your own words
  • Mind-maps - making these is a great way to organise ideas and link different ideas
  • Posters - big and colourful posters are a great way to summarise info as well as a more fun way of working
  • Teaching - teaching others (anyone who will listen to you will do) is a great way, as it will really show whether you really know the info by how well you can explain it to someone who knows nothing about it
  • Videos - watching videos can be a nice and easy way to revise, and are useful for visual and/or auditory learners
  • Podcasts - you can download and listen to podcasts when you are walking to school etc. which is a great way to get extra revision in, and they’re great for auditory learners
  • Flashcards - these can be useful for making really concise notes, as well as making Q&A or key word and definition cards - they are also really compact so you can take them with you
  • Group study - working with friends can help bounce ideas off each other, bringing up things you might not have thought about alone - you will all have different strengths that will help each other out
  • Past questions - doing past papers and looking at mark schemes will help your timings and application of knowledge/exam technique
  • Write (don’t type) - making notes on tablets/laptops is fine, but when it comes to writing practise essays always write because that’s what you will be doing in the exam (unless you use a laptop for some reason) so it’s best to practise for timings etc.
  • Further reading - reading articles and books around the subject areas will give you a broader idea of the concepts and a better overall understanding
  • Accents/voices - some people find using different accents or characters of voices helps them remember things (in the exam you can recall info because you remember you said it in an Australian accent for example)
  • Key word lists - making lists of words and definitions can be useful, as using key words in context in essays/questions is what gets you the higher marks
  • Post-it notes - writing key ideas on post-it notes and sticking them in places you go commonly (on the fridge, by the light switch, in your bedroom, on the TV etc) 
  • Apps - there are loads of great apps that you can download to make notes and flashcards etc. as well as apps for generally increasing your productivity - see my studying apps post here
  • Songs/mnemonics - making funny little songs to remember processes can be really useful, as they really stick in your head
  • Charts/timelines - depending on the subject, making timelines and charts can be really useful as a different visual representation
"hamilton" summarised

act 1

alexander hamilton: HELLO YES HI THIS MUSICAL IS ALL ABOUT ME I AM THE STAR I AM WONDERFUL LOOK AT ALL THE COOL STUFF I DID WOW GO ME

aaron burr, sir: you’re an orphan? nice lets go mURDER THE GOVERNMENT (ft. drunk squad™)

my shot: im PAst patiently waitin im PASSionately SMAshin every expecTATion every ACTion’s an ACT of crEATion

the story of tonight: more drunk cuties

the schuyler sisters: FEMINISM GIRL POWER F U C K THE PATRIARCHY (ft. peggy bein a lil bitch)

farmer refuted: Sassy Ham™ (ft. dONT MODULATE THE KEY THEN NOT DEBATE WITH M E)

you’ll be back: king george iii is a psycho

right hand man: I HAVE THREE FRIENDS PICK ME

a winter’s ball: salty + creepy burr (ft. LAAAAaaaAaAaaaADIES)

helpless: ELIZA IS A PRECIOUS PURE CINNAMON ROLL D O N ’ T T O U C H H E R

satisfied: did somebody say bitter (ft. goosebumps)

the story of tonight (reprise): drunk and gay (reprise)

wait for it: burr has secrets™

stay alive: FUCK OFF CHARLES LEE

ten duel commandments: oKAY so we’re doing this

meet me inside: ham fucks up™

that would be enough: THE CINNAMON ROLL IS BACK AND SHE’S PREGNANT HAM COULD U N O T

guns and ships: lAFAYETTE

history has its eyes on you: gwash has Feelings™

yorktown (the world turned upside down): that one line @ trump tbh, HERCULES MULLIGAN

what comes next: oh no king george is just hella salty

dear theodosia: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

non-stop: HISTORY HAS ITSwhy do you assume you’re the smartest in the room why do you assume you’re the smartest in theNON-STOPhe will never be satisfiedISN’T THIS ENOUGHsatisfiedWHAT WOULD BE ENOUGH

act 2

what’d i miss: tjeffs is back from being a hoe in paris and he’s getting down to Business™ 😎

cabinet battle #1: FUCKN FIGHT ME ILL TAKE ANYONE — alexander hamilton, probably

take a break: spoiler! he doesn’t take a break (ft. UN DEUX TROIS QUATRE CINQQQQQQQQ)

say no to this: oh jesus what is that two letter word starting with n, ending with o, it has escaped my vocabulary completely

the room where it happens: so apparently aaron burr is Salt Personified™

schuyler defeated: bros don’t take other bros’ father in law’s senate seat wtf

cabinet battle #2: if u tie ur hair into a ponytail, u are a completely different person: confirmed

washington on your side: salty burr, jeffersalt, madisalt: the salthern motherfucking democratic republicans™

one last time: washington’s gone, thanks a lot jefferson

i know him: no it turns out that king george iii is actually a fCKN PSYCHOPATH

the adams admininistration: Great Googly Moogly, It’s All Gone To Shit™ (ft. sIT DOWN JOHN YOU FAT MOTHERFUCKER)

we know: so burr’s shady as fuck

hurricane: hoe don’t do it (spoiler! he does it)

the reynolds pamphlet: how to fuck up your own life for no good reason — by alexander hamilton

burn: CINNAMON ROLL IS UPSET AND IT BREA K S Y O U

blow us all away: HE DIDNT MEAN LITERALLY ??¿ (ft. philip organising a threesome)

stay alive (reprise): count to ten in french after this without crying, i dare you

it’s quiet uptown: YOU KILLED YOUR S O N WHAT THE FUCK ALEXANDER CHILL

the election of 1800: alex likes causing drama. what a surprise(!)

your obedient servant: i have never talked shit about you. BUT IF I EVER DID here is a list of everything i said about you and when, it’s 30 years long, take your pick (ft. S A L T )

best of wives and best of women: he doesn’t go back to sleep

the world was wide enough: you done fucked up a-a-ron

who lives, who dies, who tells your story: eliza schuyler hamilton is an angelic cinnamon roll and the world does not deserve her, she singlehandedly made sure her idiot husband made history and she deserves more credit than she is given honestly (ft. your ugly crying)

Exam period tips: Revision methods

1) Flashcards : electronical or handwritten

2) Blank sheet method : 1 piece of paper 15 minutes.

3) Timeline: make a line and put in the different stages of development or plot development of a story. Be creative with this, it doesn’t just work in history class.

4) Mind maps: Start with the title, and build around it. 

5) Illustrations: I always use illustrations or flowcharts to better remember the text. Maybe you can summarise the chapter in a drawing?

6) Post-it wall: this is great especially for memorisation. I like to put the post-its on the back of my door, and they kinda work like flashcards. Each morning look at the wall, explain every post it once, if your not sure, look at the back where I put the explanation. When you are certain you know the phrase, store the post-it on the side as a reminder of how much you know, and so that you can revise it at the end of the week. 

7) Audio: listen to audiobooks about your subject, or just download the sound to that youtube video that explains it all. 

8) The teacher: act like a teacher, and explain it to your study group, parents, friends, cat or just the wall. Talking out loud about a subject might expose your weak points and help you strengthen them. 

9) Memory roads : MEMO, this is a concept I my grandmother loved to use, and introduced me to. Have a look at it : http://www.oby.no/whats-memo/?lang=en

namjoon wrote whalien52 abt that whale that is the loneliest whale in the world bc the frequency of its call (52 hertz) is too high for the other whales to hear n that just breaks my heart bc namjoon is so lonely its no secret i mean  

the first line of his rap in a typical trainee’s christmas is I can’t stand it anymore because I’m so lonely

 his ideal date is  “It’s like the ordinary college student date. We can see a movie together, eating together, walking together. I want to have love like that. It’s because i can’t at all.”

in his recent song ‘life’ the lyrics are ‘why is there no opposite word for loneliness, could it be because people until they die have no moments of not being lonely?’

in an interview he said ‘since [2nd year of elementary] ive been obsessed with despair and loneliness’

in his one year anniversary letter he wrote that he realised that ‘humans are inevitably lonely, by nature.’

n he summarised himself as “Anxiety, wandering, confusion, loneliness. That’s me”


namjoon is so lonely hes made the comparison between him and the loneliest whale in the world and im just crying that so sad

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MY 3 STEPS IN STUDYING

Understanding the Topic
This is the most important part. You have to understand what you’re reading and the concept behind your topic. If you don’t understand what the topic is about, how are you supposed to ace your test? With that being said, read over everything and if you don’t understand something, go over it again until you do. What I like doing is using a dictionary or thesaurus to help me understand words I’m not too sure about. This definitely helps me a lot and it also increases your vocabulary.

Making Notes
This step connects with the previous one, as it allows you to show what you’ve just read and understood. It can also assist in further understanding, and help you out with preparing for essays etc. This is where I basically summarise the important points and have definitions of the key terms. Summarising is extremely useful because you’re writing it in your own words and it helps you with the structure of your sentences for your essays. You can also make sub headings and have a few dot points if it makes it easier for you to memorise. Flashcards are good too!!  Remember, highlighters, sticky notes and tabs are your best friends!! Don’t neglect them!

Revise
Revise, revise, revise!! By now, you should understand pretty much everything, and all you need to do is memorise! Read over your notes and do practice questions! Don’t slack off after writing your notes by reading over them just once after you write them! Read over it a few times a day whenever you can. On the way to school, on your way home, while ads are playing on your tv or if you’re bored! Never sit down complaining about how bored you are but not wanting to do work, because trust me, I’ve been through this countless times and it ain’t helpful!! If you want, you can also ask a friend or family member to quiz you using your flashcards you made!

Good luck studying! But remember, health before study!!

ur faves in season 3

Clarke: ಠ╭╮ಠ

Lexa: ♥‿♥

Bellamy: (ʘ‿ʘ)︻デ═一

Raven: ◕︵◕

Octavia: (ง'̀-‘́)ง

Lincoln: \ (•◡•) /

Jasper: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Monty: ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

Miller: (☞゚∀゚)☞

Murphy: ╭∩╮(︶︿︶)╭∩╮

Kane: (✿◠‿◠)

Abby:  (◡‿◡✿)

Jaha: ¯\(©¿©) /¯

Pike: ( •_•)_†

Nia: ⓧ_ⓧ

Roan: ┬─┬ノ( º _ ºノ)

Titus: (•ˋ _ ˊ•)

Indra: ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°) 

my tips

  • PRACTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is literally THE most important thing you can do to get good grades!!!! w/ enough practice, you can attempt any sort of question they throw at you bc you get acquainted with formulas + how to apply them. you can practice through questions in your textbook, the net, doing your homework, or past papers (my ultimate fav) which you can get from the internet or library 
  • know the formulas and symbols and terminology!!! an easy way to do this is by making summary flashcards ↓
  • summarise each chapter onto flashcards like these or mind maps or sheets or w/e suits you. write the important formulas, diagrams, graphs, examples, etc of each chapter in them. this is helpful if you’ve forgotten a formula or an old chapter, or need to revise the day before (or the morning of) your exam + its def faster than going through your textbook which can have a LOT of unnecessary info.
  • understand your mistakes and find out the correct way to solve the qpay attention in class pls it will help you understand + solve problems faster which means more time to relax yay
  • if you can’t solve a problem, see if there are any examples in your book which can help you. otherwise, use one of the sites/apps linked under ‘tools’  ↓ to solve it and view the steps. if you still don’t understand, ask your teacher or someone who knows maths.
  • try to develop a mindset that you have to find the answer to a difficult q no matter what! this helps me bc i always end up finding the answer so i know how to solve such questions, which is better than giving up and having a similar q come in the exam and not knowing the answer.
  • on tests: pls recheck every q, esp if you’re like me and write 12-5=6 (lol rip)
  • don’t stress!!! maths is difficult and its totally okay if you don’t understand a q! just skip it and come back to it later.

resources

tools

cute af notes

cool stuff to help you understand some things

tips + masterposts by others