syllabus

So last week in Genetics...

My professor has a guest speaker come in halfway through our class to talk to us about the study abroad opportunity available to science majors.  Naturally, some of us thought that having a guest speaker meant that our professor was done teaching and as soon as the guest was done talking, we could leave.  However, once the guest speaker had finished and was packing her things to leave, our professor proceeds to start teaching again; this time starting an entirely new chapter.

A few minutes passed before I got this email:

Which contained this photo:

Mistakenly, this kid had sent this email to the ENTIRE class.  INCLUDING the professor.

So, this week my Genetics professor made it a point to spend a full 10 minutes of lecture time to go over the syllabus when it comes to proper email usage.  She pretty much called this kid out without even mentioning his name.  I almost cried with laughter.  This kid got himself into some deep shit.

anonymous asked:

Hi! Here in norway, SKAM is a really big deal because a lot of teens can relate to the situations that happen in the show and it's filmed pretty realistic. Some of the things that happen might be a bit overdone but still, it's a really good concept and has a lot of important messages. One of the clips from season 2 has even been requested to be a syllabus for students because of its important message (It's called "Trussel" in Norwegian). Idk why it's become such a international hit though haha.

we were talking about some freudian shit in danish class about a month ago and our teacher dead ass told us to watch skam bc it was a perfect example of the freudian psychoanalysis thing, so maybe that’s why it’s gotten so big? idk

6 Things to Do During Syllabus Week

1.  Plan

I have an entire post dedicated to pre-planning with a syllabus, so I won’t go into too much detail, but this is the most important step for me during syllabus week.  Once they hand out the syllabus, I dive right into pre-planning all of my reading and my assignments.  It puts my mind at ease for the upcoming semester. 

2.  Visit your professor’s office hours

This isn’t mandatory,but I think it’s a really good step.  They’ll probably just be sitting there alone for two hours since there aren’t many assignments at the beginning.  Just go in and introduce yourself!  A five minute conversation and introduction could go a long way for the rest of the semester.

3.  Talk to the people next to you

Get their information and agree to share notes if someone is absent.  Making sure to have at least one, hopefully two, phone numbers of people in each of your classes will do wonders when you get the dreaded plague that goes around every year (and you will).

4.  Organize

Make sure you’re all organized and prepared for the semester.  If your system is a mess before you even start, you’ll get off on the wrong foot and never get anything done.  Get your desk, room, and binders/folders in order.  It’ll help you out.

5.  Plan your meals

No, I don’t mean every single meal.  Just figure out when in your schedule each day you’ll be able to grab some food.  Whether you have a two hour lunch break or a 20 minute lunch break, if you make your plans to get food ahead of time, you’ll know how quickly you have to rush.

6.  Get ahead

Think about it.  You’re in the school-mode, but you don’t have a lot of work. You just received a syllabus with all of the work you’ll have to do for the semester.  Take this time to get ahead on your reading.  If you start this week, you’ll constantly be a week ahead and stress less throughout the entire semester.  One week of solid productivity can de-stress you for an entire semester.

Photo credit here.

Happy syllabus week, everyone!  Have a great semester!

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Binder Organization!

1. I keep my schedule right at the beginning of my binder, so I have easy access to it

2. I like to print out calendars to plan out my study in - in monthly view -, it really helps to see how much time you have left until the test/exam, and it’s easy to plan out what you’ll do each day. I also color code my classes, so it’s easy to pick up the things I need for studying for the classes if I go to the library, for example

3. The first thing you’ll see behind each divider is the class syllabus. It’s important to keep it, especially if it has the test dates on it. Can’t afford to forget when tests are!!

4. For my Human Language class, our teacher made guides, and she would use them to teach the topics, and elaborate on each one

5. Rewritten class notes

6. Actual class notes

7 & 8. Before the tests, I would type everything out on the computer, and then print it out and use it as another way to study

9. Our final literature test

10. The resolution of said test, in which I actually got an A, I’m so proud!