things I do instead of doing homework

interviewer: what are you passionate about?

me: the fact that kim taehyung is an actor, singer, composer, and songwriter who
• goes to art museums to actively appreciate art
• he provides insightful reasons as to why he loves certain photographs and paintings (e.g. ryan mcginley’s photographs remind him of youth, freedom, and happiness)
• he watches american and british romance movies and recommends them to his fans and members
• he wrote and composed his successful song hold me tight
• he gave jimin a handwritten letter for his birthday
• and despite his limited knowledge of english he is always so willing to learn more
• bUT BEYOND THOSE THINGS he is such a pure fucking person who genuinely cares about his members bc he is so perceptive of their needs like,,, he praises and adores jimin all the time, he spoils jungkook so much, he was the one who said yoongi would be a great speaker bc his voice is nice, he goes out of his way to make sure hoseok feels appreciated, he was the one who brought up jin’s graduation when everyone else was asking about jungkook’s, he admires namjoon so much
• he places his family before himself without fail. all. the. time.
• he taught me to embrace who i am without being ashamed
and yet bc he’s optimistic and bc he’s bubbly and bc he has a hard time w words, some ppl only care to see him as stupid and that just breaks my heart

interviewer, in tears: you’re fucking hired

Teacher picked on me for being autistic, I got her fired.

When I was in 4th grade, i had a teacher named Mrs. Seeles (Like Seals). She was regarded as one of the kindest teachers in our school, to everyone. Everyone but me. I had quite a few learning disabilities that made much of her class confusing and hard to keep up with, especially with the way she taught. She would go over one thing and then have a test on it the next day to see if we learned it, which i always did bad on. 

Now, I was no means a perfect student. But I did my work without complaining, I did homework like i should. My best friend at the time, Jack, would attest to this, as he liked to copy things off my work because he was a sneaky kid. We sat next to each other so it wasnt very hard to get answers from one another. We were both boys so it got a little excitable sometimes and rowdy (not to mention we like-liked each other)

Mrs. Seeles didnt like our friendship in the least, and would always snap at us, more specifically me because i was seen as an easy target. I would never speak up against it or try to do anything, unlike Jack who would demand that we werent doing anything wrong. So she decided to focus in on me instead.

Whenever I passed in class work or homework, she wouldnt grade it. I would get bad reports home saying how I wasnt doing what I was supposed to be doing. All in all, my parents believed her more over me because they never trusted me to begin with. So Jack and I plotted. 

Being only in 4th grade, it wasnt the best plan, but it worked. I would do my work, then Jack would write the exact same things as I did. We did this for months. I would recieve bad grades while Jack excelled in his. We got the papers back. We stored them away.

Near the halfway part of the semesters, We both brought this up to our parents. We called each other on the home phones and explained what had been going on. How Jack would copy my work and Pass it in just like I did, but I never got the credit. We showed them the papers, which were exactly identical. Mine were marked wrong, Jacks were marked right.

My parents were furious. Because of that teacher their child was failing the 4th grade. They threw a fit over at the school board council, gave them complete hell. Within the week, Mrs. Seeles was packed up and leaving the school.

The new teacher that replaced her was wonderful. I went from failing to As in weeks. 

Fun Fact: I actually stopped doing a lot of my homework because of Mrs. Seeles because why do it if it wont be graded? That problem developed heavily into my mind and its been a problem ever since. hope your happy. Graduating from High School this year, going into Theatrical Arts College.

student stereotypes
  • the "general step-mom": very organised, does things ASAP, constantly reminds you of the work you need to do, loves to say i told you so when your stupid ass keeps on postponing said homework until it's almost too late, also checks in to make sure that you managed on time. quote: "have you started on the homework yet?"
  • the "head-in-the-clouds genius": never knows what the fuck is going on, doesn't come to most classes, always has to get reminded about homework and deadlines (repeatedly for the same thing as well), always manages to pass all the exams with pretty high grades in the end. quote: "homework?????? what homework?????"
  • the "duty-bound procrastinator": knows exactly what the fuck is going on, does nothing about the things that need to be done, always finds something else to do instead, feels anxious for postponing all of it, does everything the last second and says it's never going to happen again (a lie). quote: "fuck, homework. i'll, uh, start right after i finish with this movie marathon."

Hello, it’s #optomstudies here again with another Sunday Study Tip on catching up when you’ve fallen behind!


A masterful skill that not even the best studyblrs may have tackled. A lot of advice in the studyblr community regarding this seems a little airy-fairy (I almost question if they remember what they themselves went through), so hopefully my post will shine a different light on it (or so I hope anyway!)


1. Work out what’s essential and what isn’t. You’ve basically wasted time right to get to this point right? With limited time left, use an Eisenhower matrix of Important vs. Urgent to determine what you need to do left. 

  • Important and Urgent - any and all due assessment tasks
  • Important but Not Urgent - studying lectures for exams, compulsory readings
  • Not Important but Urgent - additional homework tasks that need to be handed in but aren’t worth much, like logbooks
  • Not Important and Not Urgent - additional readings (although it’d be great if you did this, sorry, you’re out of time)

Then cross out everything that you can afford to not do. Ironically, I find that when I use the Eisenhower matrix when I am not strapped for time, studying (in the Important but Not Urgent category) usually gets the short end of the stick. But when I’m already falling behind, all the additional readings and homework tasks get thrown out the window and I just work on studying instead. 


2. Do everything that will take you less than 10 minutes to complete. Get all those pesky emails out of the way, all the small team meeting notes, everything else you need to do for someone else. That will cross out a whole chunk of things from your list. You’ll be left with the meaty stuff like studying, completing assignments, etc. 


3. It’s a little damn late for you to regularly revise, so just binge everything. Honestly, this is the best way to get everything done. Don’t switch tasks or subjects. You don’t want to spend about 20 minutes just getting into the flow before switching subjects once the hour’s up. Plus, since you’re already panicking, turn that fear and panic into motivation for you to really focus for long chunks of time - just think about what you do the day before a final exam - because the threat of the exam is imminent, you basically study the whole day right? Trust me, if you’ve really screwed up your study schedule, you won’t have to worry about common procrastination (assuming you don’t want to fail). 

University is just one assignment done, moving onto the next before you even have time to breathe. It’s usually quite different to high school in that everything is quite closely packed together since it’s a 13 week semester. In high school I thought that 3 assessments in a week was the end of the world (lol pls kid). 

So just do whatever needs to be done first, and then if you finish before the day the assignment/exam is done, then great, you can study for the next assessment task. 

Still, I do recommend chucking your phone out the window just in case, since people usually all study last minute, meaning they’ll be asking you “hey do you know wtf Prof was talking about in lec 5?″


4. Break up your courses into hour-long chunks. Although we’re bingeing, it’s important that you make a list, even if it just says “Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3″ so that you have a direction to go. Don’t allocate too much time for any one lecture, but at the same time, be realistic about how much you can cover in an hour. For example, if you’ve got 6 hours until an exam, you’re either going to study Lectures 1-3 really well, Lectures 1-6 so-so, and Lectures 1-10 superficially. 

So choose wisely based on what you know or don’t know. If there’s a topic you know quite poorly, consider if it’s worth the time to study and learn the concept, or just bank on the subject not showing up in your exam. I’m actually pretty poor at gambling what will be in the exam, so I always choose to just study everything at a basic level. 

A common pitfall I find in this area is skipping the basic stuff. You think you know it, but when you close your book and try writing it out on a blank piece of paper, you suddenly falter. This has happened to me repeatedly in an exam. I know all the really complex stuff like the back of my hand before I get into the examination room, and then I suddenly get a really simple question and I’m like wait, what was the answer again? I advise making lecture outlines that you just rote learn - this comes in useful for long response questions because you’ll often remember the small details, but will forget the next section, meaning you miss out on a massive chunk of information if you forget. 


5. Rinse and repeat. Usually after about 2 weeks(?) of catching up like this I finally see the light of day and I can return to my normal schedule. If need be, I usually cut back on sleep to about 6 hours vs. 7.5 hours, but never pull an all nighter. You cannot do this unless you have breathing room the next day (which you won’t because you screwed up in the first place). Unless it is the very last assessment task, there’s a massive risk of ruining your next exam. 


6. Try and never do that last minute ditch again. 

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. - George Santayana. 

Never again right? Remember that starting early and finishing early is the key to good grades. We’re all just young uni students at the end of the day though, so do remember to forgive yourself if you end up repeating the procrastination. I’ll be cheering you all on! 


MY WEEKLY STUDY TIPS

WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN BEFORE UNIVERSITY STUDY TIPS SERIES

SEE ALSO

What to do after a binge!

Bingin aka stuffing yourself with (mostly) unhealthy foods in a short amount of time. Here are some helpful things to do after and how to prevent yourself from doing it again!

After/The next day

  • Drink a lot of water or/and green tea it helps your metabolism a lot!
  • Go for a walk this helps you digest the food!
  • The next day EAT! Don’t starve yourself as punishment! Starvation can lead to another binge and we don’t want that! Eat 3 big or 5 small healthy and nutritious meals! 
  • Think what caused the binge? Was it an emotional binge? Was it boredom? ask yourself this so you can prevent binging in the future!

Things to do instead

  • -Draw something!
  • -Paint your nails
  • -get away from your house/kitchen go outside or to your room!
  • -drink some water or tea!
  • -do your homework or do some cleaning!
  • -eat! make yourself a healthy meal a fruit plate or a smoothie something nutritious and go away from the kitchen to prevent eating more than you need!
  • -brush your teeth! 
  • -watch a movie or tv show!
  • -play some games!


I hope this helps if you end up binging anyways forgive yourself and try going without it again tomorrow! What I find helpful is treating myself if I don’t binge for a long time! Like buy yourself something nice like a bath bomb or some clothing this motivates me so maybe it will motivate you to!

Stay healthy!

Tips For Doing Well on Exams

1. Don’t cram, especially the night before the exam. Make sure to have the information prepared, and go over it the afternoon before. If you do it during the nighttime, you’re less likely to memorize the information.

2. Manage your time wisely. Preparing for an exam in advance is very crucial when aiming for a high grade. Studying a little everyday is always better than cramming last minute.

3. Proceed from Easy to Hard. This is simply the most efficient way to use your time on an exam. Start with all the questions you definitely know and then work your way to the hardest questions. Don’t worry about skipping around the exam. Exam questions tend to be organized in a random fashion anyway.

4. Annotate/ Revise/ Make-Your-Own Study Guide. By using these, some people are more likely to remember what they learned. Using index cards, pretty notes and sticky notes may help you remember the material when studying for an exam.

5. Use practice exams. If your teachers or professors have made practice exams available to you, get one out. I feel that practice tests are the best way to study for a big exam. You have all the types of questions in front of you to study and memorize. So, if you do happen to have a practice test, use it to your advantage!

6. Rewrite your notes. Rewriting your notes everyday after school will help you remember and review what you went over in class. This will help you on test day because you will remember rewriting your notes instead of struggling to remember taking the notes in class.

7. Do your homework. I know it’s boring and all, but just even doing it will help bring up not only your homework grades but you’ll learn a little bit (hopefully) and that’ll help with your test grades too. Homework improves and helps your test grades because it reviews what you learned in class that day.


8. Don’t Stress. Even if you don’t know one thing that is on the test, keep your head held high. Confidence is key when taking tests. Always remember that not every test score will be a 100. There will be bad test grades, there’s no way of avoiding it. We all have bad days, so don’t let one test score get you down. Take and deep breath and ace the next one! :)

things i wish i could tell my parents

you tell me that i should have an idea of what i want to do with my life, then crush my dreams when i finally figure it out.

you tell me that i should love myself, then insult me with everything you have when i screw up.

you tell me that i should be happy with my body and then tell me that i’m only “not hungry” because i’m trying to lose weight.

you tell me to love the way i look but try and get me to wear makeup and change the way i look.

you tell me to be accepting and love everyone but shun me when i have friends that aren’t the same race, gender, or sexuality as me.

you tell me to use my words but then call me weird for expressing myself with words on paper instead of verbally.

you tell my to speak up but you never listen.

you tell me to be patient when you have no idea how to be patient with your own children.

you tell me you don’t have favorites but then force me to stop doing my homework to cook while my brother who is failing all his classes wastes his life away on video games.

you tell me to make sure my brothers do the right thing but then turn a blind eye when they’re not.

you tell me that making money matters more than being happy with what i want to do when you’re not only broke, but unhappy.

you tell me that i’m only human, that i’m not perfect, and that i need to calm my “ego”, when you make me feel worthless for being human and making mistakes.

you tell me to lose weight even though i’m the only one in the family within the “healthy” weight range.

you tell me to smile but all i see is a frown mirrored on your face.

you tell me that anger is not good for me when you get angry over the simplest things, causing me to be angry as well.

you tell me that depression will get me locked up in a mental hospital but you do nothing to help me.

you tell me that you love me but you show it in ways that are abnormal. in ways that make me feel like i don’t belong.


i see all of these posts about how you should “love your parents” and “treat them right”, but what about posts for people with toxic parents and family? i do love my parents, i do. and when i’m rich and successful i’m going to be the one taking care of them. 

please, if you feel like your parents REFUSE to understand you (not that they don’t understand you) talk to someone. your voice deserves to be heard. and if it won’t be by your parents, let it be by someone who wants, who demands to hear your glorious voice.

Your Name and Kiss Belong in the Same Sentence

Summary: Neither Dan or Phil has ever had a boyfriend before and they think that part of the reason might be because nobody even realises they like boys.  So, as best friends do, they decide to pretend to date each other, that way at least it’s obvious they aren’t straight.  And with an agreed upon set of boundaries, nothing can go wrong.  Right?

Word Count: 9k

Warnings: swearing, anxiety attack, underage drinking/alcohol

A/N: me actually finishing a fic?? who knew this was even possible anymore lmao (although i found 6k of this already done in my drafts from october so?? does this even count).  also tysm to leah for letting me scream at her about this and for editing it for me, you’re the best <33

read on ao3 instead

Dan and Phil had been best friends for what felt like forever.  They had grown up together, in houses only a few blocks away and couldn’t remember a time where they hadn’t known each other.  They had always been Dan and Phil, their names never separated.

Everyone had warned them that friends often grow apart over time, especially as they moved from middle school to high school.  For some reason people seemed to think that there was no way that the two boys could stay as close friends as they were forever.

Keep reading

Masterlist [Boys Scenarios]

Overall Masterlist: here


As Fathers Series:

BTS
EXO
Winner

Special Tags:

x highschool!au
x babysitter!au
x mafia!au
x vampire!au
x insane asylum!au
x baby kookie
x vampire jun
x doctor baekhyun
x college!au
x office!au
x demon!au
x werewolf!au

Texts:

Seventeen
- Woozi’s Bday is Coming Up + the Boys Need Your Help

BTS

- J-Hope and Suga getting mad when their crush becomes close to Jin

EXO

  • I’m Somewhere In Between A Dream And Reality [Kyungsoo/D.O] [fluff]
    ↳ For as long as you could remember, a boy had haunted your dreams. Brown-eyed and mysterious, you presumed that he was just a creation of your active imagination. Until one day you both met and destiny was set in motion, revealing that he was a lot more than just a dream.
  • The Boss’ Daughter [Minseok/Xiumin] [angst] [mafia!au]
    ↳ Being the daughter of the head of the Mafia had its perks. One being money. Another being Daddy’s hot bodyguard.
  • Someone Call The Doctor [Baekhyun] [insane asylum!au] [angst]
    ↳ If any of the other asylum doctors knew how much Baekhyun loved you, a patient, they just might think he was insane

Winner

  • First Kiss [Taehyun] [fluff]
    ↳ Accidental first kiss with Nam Taehyun
  • Over Stimulation [Seungyoon] [smut]
    ↳ Your daddy was kind and very caring. He loved to look after you and pamper his baby. But one thing he did not tolerate was disobedience

BTS

  • Kiss Kiss Kiss, Baby [Taehyung/V] [fluff/slight smut]
    ↳ Keeping your relationship with V a secret was hard, especially with him being a teasy little shit.
  • R To The M [Namjoon/Rap Monster] [smut]
    ↳ Who cares about homework or studying when you can make out with Rap Monster instead?
  • You’re Like A Butterfly [child!Jungkook] [babysitter!au] [fluff]
    ↳ 5 year old Jungkook likes three things for certain; ice cream, slides and his pretty babysitter.
  • Save Me, Save Me [child!Jungkook] [babysitter!au] [fluff]
    ↳ Jungkook looks at his reflection in the mirror, wondering if he was really going to do this. Your humming reaches his ears and he thinks,“Yes, I’m a man now. This is something I have to do”
  • Happy Hope Day! 2017 [JHope]
    ↳ This is in celebration of Hobi’s bday 💖
  • Mafia!AU: Jung Hoseok [also for Hobi’s bday :D]
  • Fuckboy!Hoseok [for Hobi’s bday … again haha]
  • A Broken Heart [child!Jungkook] [babysitter!au] [fluff]
    ↳ Young Jungkook finds out one weekend what a broken heart really feels like

Seventeen

  • I Adore You, Enough To Get Dizzy [Seungcheol/S.Coups] [fluff]
    ↳ Kisses from S.Coups were powerful enough to leave you dizzy.
  • I Took A Pill In Ibiza [Jisoo/Joshua] [angst/fluff]
    ↳ “I took a pill in Ibiza / And when I finally got sober, felt 10 years older” / But sobriety was only first achieved with a gentleman’s help.
  • Midnight Snack [Jun] [vampire!au] [angst-ish]
    ↳ Vampires weren’t just the stuff of legends. They were real, they were hot and they were hungry
  • Chubby Cheeks [Hoshi] [fluff]
    ↳ You just can’t stop kissing Hoshi’s soft, precious cheeks.

BAP

  • Feel So Good [Daehyun] [fluff]
    ↳ Grocery shopping is never fun. Unless it ends with a hot date

NCT

  • Limitless Love [Taeyong] [fluff] [high school!au]
    ↳ Sunbae Taeyong can’t help noticing how attractive Mark’s friend is & his friends decide to help him out with that
  • SM’s New Trainee [Mark] [fluff]
    ↳ Trainee life is hard. But having someone to help you through it makes it just a little easier. Especially if that person is Mark Lee
  • Professor Turned Call Boy [Taeyong] [smut]
    ↳ You call a sex line, only to find out that Lee Taeyong, your strict professor, has a side to him you never knew.

Monsta X

Some things aren’t abusive as one-offs or as infrequent events, but become such as part of a pattern. A frustrated parent saying “Because I said so” after spending an hour trying to explain “No, sweetie, we can’t afford to send you on an Italian vacation with your friend, because we have bills and a mortgage” is unfortunate, but it’s not the same as a parent who consistently precludes all discussion about anything with “Because I’m the parent and I make the rules!”

Other things become unjustifiable by degree. A parent taking away the PS4 for a week after their kid spends a week playing Final Fantasy XV instead of studying for their exams & doing their homework is maybe not the most effective approach, but certainly won’t be harmful under most circumstances. A parent taking away all leisure time and leisure activities as retaliation for the same behavior has veered straight into unjustifiable territory.

And like… this post isn’t really for the victims/survivors of abuse who read this blog. Y’all probably understand all this stuff already. It’s more to clarify things for the throngs of people who’re still under the impression that I believe that parents are being abusive every time they say “no” or do something that displeases their children.

How to be productive af at school

5.10.17 050 49/100 days of productivity Hi, guys, it’s been a little bit since I posted but I’m home sick because I was in bit of an accident and wanted to post today. I hope you find some of these helpful:) 

  1. If your stuck there might as well not waste your free time doing things you can there
  2. Listen to what the teachers say/ pay attention Obviously… 
  3. When taking notes if you can review them beforehand do, but if you can  take pictures of the slides and then write the gist of them in your notebook you can save time while still getting the same amount done
  4. Ask friends during lunch or breaks to help you with things you don’t understand
  5. Teachers will be more willing to help you if you start something in advance 
  6. Have an easy go-to method of note taking that is universal, this is going to make taking notes go by faster and easier making sure you don’t miss anything or have no space.
  7. Use free periods and study halls to study instead of just homework. Sometimes if I have a free period and just do my homework I get home and I'm too lazy to study but if it was my homework I know I would have to do it.
  8. Make a list of things you want to finish before the day is over and stick to it
  9. Place yourself with the correct people. People who want the same things or have similar goals are best to sit with don’t just spend the period just laughing and goofing off
  10. Know how to say “No” we all would rather do that fun thing or just forget about school but you have to remember that sometimes ou have to just get something done and the reward could be saying “yes”
EXO WOLF: Reaction to when their mate is in high school and there are other wolves

Note: I decided to collapse the two together since they were practically the same. I hope you still enjoy it!


Xiumin: *Stalks you to make sure no other wolf is hitting on his mate*

*Under the table*
“Here’s your lunch jagi! You forgot it this morning”

Originally posted by glorious-soobooty


Luhan: *Pretends to be a student*

“Tsk. I’m way better than all the wolves here.”

Originally posted by meiren-menglu


Kris: (You’re D.O) *Very protective*

“No, I’m not letting you go when I know that there are beasts in your school! You can get hurt!”

Originally posted by exoticstwelve


Suho: *Lot’s of pep talks*

“Do well in school okay? Hand in your homework on time, try your best, study and please, please, please be careful.”

lol he’s practically your second mom

Originally posted by hyungwonk


Lay: *Tries to help you study… but you end up teaching him things instead*

“So… we need to divide?”

Originally posted by laygion


Baekhyun: *Makes sure that you love him and only him*

“But none of them are hotter than we right ;)”

Originally posted by adoringdo


Chen: *Knows you have to do homework*

“Haha you have to do homework!”

Originally posted by n0thing1shere


Chanyeol: *Would want to meet the other wolves and probably become friends with them*

“I want to meet your friends jagi!”

Originally posted by r-velvets


D.O: *Proud but…*

D.O: Awee, my jagi is so smart! Wait… there are other wolves too? 
Let me just kill a few people

You: Hmm? What was that?

D.O: What? Oh nothing…

Originally posted by glamourpcy


Tao: *Encouraging wolf bf*

Okay, but if anyone is ever picking on you or hurting you, you know who to call okay baobei?”

Originally posted by kim-jongmin


Kai: *Also protective*

“Be careful and don’t let anyone hurt you. If they do, I’ll claw their eyes out.”

Originally posted by sehunoh


Sehun: 

“I’m probably smarter than all of them. You should just stay home and let me teach you. Just saying”

Originally posted by sehunicorne


Hope you liked it! Sorry for the wait ~

-Celina

I see a lot of posts about how to be productive when you have memory issues, executive dysfunction, etc. so I thought I’d share my own way of doing things in case it’s helpful to anybody. 

  • I keep a to-do list. 
    • I use the “notes” program on my laptop and phone so I’ll never lose it (I have a Mac, but I think most computers have some sort of notepad feature?) I never delete the list or start a new one. Instead, I keep the same document and change it as necessary. 
    • I have a variety of bolded headings which I make bulleted lists under. There are things like homework, shopping, housework, important dates/reminders, etc.
    • I put a due date next to everything and try to order things from most to least urgent. I also sort homework assignments by class.
    • If one task has many parts or steps that I might forget, I’ll add another bulleted list under that task of everything I need to remember.
  • I try to plan out the order in which I want to do things.
    • If I have a difficult or time-consuming task that I’m having trouble starting, I usually try to do something smaller first, like a quick assignment or some cleaning, to get myself feeling productive.
    • While I try to accomplish things in order of urgency, I make an effort not to leave a bunch of big assignments for last. I try to get some of the more difficult ones out of the way early on so I can do easier tasks in between.
    • I also try to determine when I want to do things. I don’t usually write this down; rather, I’ll decide mentally beforehand: I’m going to fill these forms out in the morning tomorrow, I’m going to work on this assignment Wednesday and this one Thursday, I’ll save this task for the weekend, etc. I personally don’t do this for every task, only ones that I need a certain amount of time or energy for.
    • If I have a task that I have to do regularly, I’ll try to pick a specific time or day to do it (feed the fish in the morning, take out the trash on Fridays, etc). If you struggle to keep on track with things like this, you can set alarms or keep a written schedule for things that won’t change.
  • Unless time is an immediate issue, I don’t force myself to finish tasks when I’m low on energy.
    • If I want to get something done but I can’t make myself do it at the moment, I wait until I’m “in the mood” or feeling a quick burst of energy or productivity and work on it until the feeling goes away. If I try to force myself to work on something when I have no energy, it won’t come out good.
    • If I can’t find the energy to work on a large assignment, I can usually still find the energy to knock something tiny off the list. Even if it’s something super easy and quick, it’s still one more task you don’t have to worry about.
    • If I can’t complete an assignment but I can do a tiny bit of it, I do it. Even if it’s just cleaning a tiny part of a room or writing one sentence in an essay, it’s still one more fraction of the task completed.
  • Despite being 20 years old, I’m still finding out what conditions I work best under.
    • I struggle to read or concentrate for long periods of time, but I’ve recently discovered that having a stim toy as well as rocking while reading helps me focus.
    • I’ve tried doing homework while listening to music, silence, etc. and I’ve found that white noise like static or rain helps me focus best.
    • I’ve also found that it’s easiest for me to get things done in certain rooms, sitting on certain furniture, around certain people (or no people), etc.
    • Not all tasks are the same. I listen to music while cleaning but not while reading. I use my fidget cube in class but my tangle while doing homework. I like to cook with my friends but be alone while reading. 
    • Take time to experiment and find what helps you and what disrupts you when working on different tasks.

Obviously this list doesn’t cover every obstacle and some of these things won’t work for everyone, but if even a few people find this useful then I’m happy.

American Schooling System and How it can be Changed

There are so many ways to fix the American schooling system. Like for example:

•Start school at a time where the brain can fully function instead of having us wake up at 6:00 in the morning to get dress. Which makes us more focused on staying awake in class than focusing on class.

•Not giving us homework(especially a lot of it), because I don’t want to have to stay up late having to do 6 classes worth of work which is due the next day, especially if I’m forced to wake up early for school the next day.

•They can have a thing where you meditate/counseling/draw/etc to relieve stress or held in emotions. Which some schools in different countries do, which lowers the amount of students that get in trouble and suspended.

•Less standardized tests, because there doesn’t need to be 10 tests in one week when we can barely balance homework, food and sleep into our schedule.

•Have vending machines have supplies in them so we can have more access to getting supplies, especially for those who can’t go to stores or for those who forget/lose a pencil or pen.

•Remove sexists dress codes, because last time I checked, I wasn’t look at a girl’s bra strap and thinking “damn, that’s a fine ass bra strap”

•Make a mandatory class that teaches us how to do taxes, pay rent, buy a house, practice safe sex, teach us about sexual/gender orientation, change a tire, raise a child, save money in a bank account, fill a job application, and other important life skills.

•Have more multi-language classes that are not just French and Spanish, like brail, sign language, and Morse code.

I can honestly think of more, but I’ll leave it at that. Add more if y'all need.If schools already do some of these, great, but I think they should be in all schools for the sake of students sanity and life.

Edit: and another thing, teachers can get paid a little more, because most stay up till 4 in the morning because they have to grade mandatory tests they didn’t want to give out or because they stay up late creating lessons/worksheets/and activities for us to learn better.