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Hi, there! I have a big exam next month and decided to create an exam study kit to organize and increase my productivity. I hope this exam study pack help your final exam. Good luck with your exam, everyone! We can do it!

Exam Study Pack Including

  • Final Exam Schedule 
  • Final Exam Time Schedule (week)
  • Weekly Study planner
  • Monthly Style Study planner
  • Essay Planner
  • Glossary (definitions & terms)
  • Note

Click HERE to download the printable (PDF). Please save the file to your computer and open with Adobe Reader DC. Use Adobe Reader, otherwise, it will not work correctly and colors may display completely different. Please let me know if you are having trouble downloading the file.

* Important note: All files are Personal Use (non-commercial) ONLY! Please Do NOT Copy and Edit. Please Do No distribute and sell these files or upload them to other websites.

By the way, I decided to post a new printable item each week (every Saturday). Tomorrow I will post “Free Printable Thanksgiving 2018 Wine Labels” including using a Japanese pattern.  So please come back to my blog tomorrow!

How to start!
  • Make some coffee/ tea / snack.
  • Instead of spending hours procrastinating on your phone, watch a motivational video while you eat.
  • Tidy your study space, get rid of dishes, mugs and anything that isn´t study related. Leave your glass of water.
  • Go wash your face with cold water.
  • Check time.
  • Turn off your phone and computer. If your study material is there, turn the wifi off.
  • Study.
  • Take a short break. (Go to the toilet, refill your glass, stretch, open a window, listen to music, talk to someone, call your mom, etc)
  • Follow this sequence four times.
  • Take a long break. (Get another snack, watch a motivational video, go on a short walk, read a book, do some yoga, take a shower, go outside, doodle, post something on tumblr, take a nap or whatever you´d like to do. DO NOT WATCH A TV SHOW YOU ARE NOT GOING TO STOP AND YOU KNOW IT PUNK. Also, make it so that your break doesn´t last longer that 25 minutes, don´t waste precious time)
  • Go back, keep studying.

In honor of my 5th semester in a row of all A’s (hell yeah boiiiii) I’m going to make this post. I don’t know how I did it because I am honestly so lazy.

  1. Grades are reflective of your work ethic and your ability to strategize, not your intelligence.
  2. Be real with yourself. Are you sure you are ready to commit to perfect grades? Are you ready to work, day in and day out, when it sucks and classes are boring and hard? Are you ready to feel satisfied for all of the hard work you put in? If the answer is yes, congratulations. You are on your way to becoming a straight-A student.
  3. Prioritize classes. Not every class requires the same amount of work, and you should find out the hardest classes early on in the semester. These will take the most time, and you will have to spend extra time and effort to get a good grade. When choosing classes, make sure you will be able to handle them. Make sure you will be able to ace all of them, at the same time. That being said, don’t shy away from hard classes. You have to challenge yourself. Take a few AP’s. They are worth it.
  4. Make friends with teachers/professors, especially the ones that teach hard subjects. I am very close with my chemistry professor, and this has proved invaluable because I am able to get free tutoring, as well as a great recommendation letter for college apps.
  5. Have other goals. You need to do something that is not studying to keep you productive. I would highly recommend joining a sports team or club. I exercise (usually running and weightlifting) at least 2 hours a day, usually more. Playing 2 sports made me more healthy, social, and productive. Running calms me down, and weightlifting makes me feel strong. Do whatever makes you feel good, as long as it’s healthy.
  6. Learn to manage time well. How do I play 2 sports, get straight A’s, have a studyblr, and have time to spare? The answer is that I take care of myself well. I go to bed at 10:30 or 11 each night so I can get 7 ish hours of sleep. I do homework during lunch or in class so I don’t do it at home.
  7. Slack off. Yep. I said it. I complete assignments strategically, spending the most time on things worth the most points. Things that will only take a few minutes can occasionally be done in class right before the teacher is collecting homework. I have done this all too often. That being said, small assignments really do add up so make sure you do an acceptable job and turn them in on time.
  8. Turn something in. It is ok to sometimes slack off in quality, but if something is due, you better turn something in. Something is better than nothing. Getting extensions on assignments for no reason will make the teacher think you are lazy, or don’t care about their class. Every single essay and worksheet does not have to be your best work, but make sure you fill the basic assignment requirements, and it should be enough. 
  9. Extra. Credit. Some classes don’t offer this, but if they do, just freaking do it man. Knowing you can miss an assignment because you did extra credit earlier is the best feeling, especially when doing that assignment would have meant losing sleep. 
  10. Plan (sort of). I have a bullet journal where I write important assignments down. As I said, there are some assignments not worth your time that you can half-ass. The ones I write down are the ones I need to do well. If you write down every. last. assignment. you will burn out and stop planning altogether. 
  11. Sometimes, go above and beyond. You know that subject you really like? With an awesome teacher? Spend time on it. Make your project extra beautiful, and read ahead in the textbook. Watch video lectures online, and maybe even make a studyblr post about it. Your extra work might not be turned in for credit, but it will make you feel a whole lot more knowledgeable on the subject. Do this for classes you hate, too. Maybe it’s not as bad as you think it is. The extra effort might allow you to see the beauty in a subject you used to despise. 
  12. Be real with yourself (again). This past semester, I had a B+ for a few months in a subject I really love. I wasn’t mad, and I didn’t stress about it, because, honestly? It doesn’t really matter. Eventually I brought the grade up again, but it would be fine to me either way. 

day 23 of isolation

i’m starting to get used to this but today i don’t feel like talking to anyone, i think we should start to normalize that, it’s ok if u don’t feel like facetime your friends all the time

also, i moved before the quarantine started so i got a new study space

here’s my lil tip for you:

set yourself goals, but very small and precise ones. that way you can feel productive and accomplish things without the pressure of doing huge things. plus it feels nice to check things off a to-do list!

Hey folks, Paul here for MOTION MONDAY! (Some new developments have kept Meg and myself from the blog lately, but we’re not gone for good!)

I often stress to students how contrasting fast and slow motion can make animation more dynamic. This post from last year emphasized how timing can make gravity more believable, but the principle isn’t limited to physics; as seen with the orbs above, contrasting speeds can add visual interest to animation regardless of whether it needs a sense of weight.

For anyone practicing animation, I hope you’ll keep this in mind–experiment with juxtaposing fast and slow motion to make your work more dynamic.

Thanks for looking!


I never asked to be a demon. I was just minding my own business one day and then oh, lookie here, it’s Lucifer and the guys. Oh, hey, the food hadn’t been that good lately. I didn’t have anything on for the rest of that afternoon. Next thing, I’m doing a million-light-year freestyle dive into a pool of boiling sulphur.

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dialogue prompts that my cat says are pretty good
  • “I was not trained for this!”
  • “Great, give me more work to do. It’s not like I’m carrying the whole world on my shoulders!”
  • “That was the most ‘Dad’ thing I’ve ever heard.”
  • “What are you babbling on about?”
  • “Fascinating. That’s the most interesting thing I’ve ever heard.”
  • “Look at us, just two innocent people doing innocent things!”
  • “We have the same coping mechanism, kid.”
  • “Stop giggling!”
  • “I need a project to work on to make my life worthwhile.”
  • “You were so embarrassed that you faked your death?!”
  • “Ever since I was little, I wanted to save the world. I didn’t know how or why, but i needed to.”
  • “The universe is old, and we are young.”
  • “I got moves!”
  • “Humanity sure does know a lot. We know that everything is made of atoms. We know that planets revolve around the sun. We know that (character name) is an idiot.”
  • “You’re next.”
  • “Today just from bad to the best of my life.”
  • “Do you have a phycological disorder?”
  • “I’m going to do this one for my homeboys.” (”Stop calling us that.”)
  • “Are you trying to ask me out?”
  • “You are such a strange mess and for some reason I love it.”
  • “How did it take me so long to realize you’re famous? Your face is everywhere… I thought I was just… daydreaming.”
  • “It’s probably haunted.”
  • “You two make quite the interesting duo.”
  • “At least let my death be worth something.”
  • “I’m not saying I’m innocent, because I’m not.
  • “You have quite the imagination.”
  • “You’re not my type in the slightest, yet here I am, head over heels and I don’t understand it!”
  • “Oh honey, what did they do to you?”
  • “I’m just here to have sass and kick ass.”
  • “Do I know you? No? Then get out.”
  • “I’m sorry I dragged you into this mess.”