too much free time in math

Settling in:

  • I know things are different for each sixth form/college, but at my college the first three weeks were easy academically - we had lots of frees and not much work to do! Take advantage of this time and stay on top of the homework that you do have so you can start the year the right way.
  • Remember that everyone is in the same boat as you - I knew two girls who were going to my college! Lots of people will know more people than you do, but remember that they want to make new friends too so they won’t ignore you!
  • You’re not expected to know lots of extra things! I was worried that because I hadn’t taken Additional Maths at GCSE I wouldn’t know a lot of the maths course. However the teachers don’t expect you to know everything and will be happy to spend time getting everyone to the same level.

Doing well academically:

  • The first year of a-levels is hard! Many people find it hard to use all of their free periods wisely, so I found it helpful to allocate some to studying and some to hanging out with friends. This way you don’t feel guilty about being with your friends but you also have set times to catch up on homework. Try to get some structure into your timetable and experiment to find what works for you.
  • Make notes as you go along!!!!! I cannot stress enough how important it is that at the end of every chapter/topic, you go home, collate all your resources together and write notes that you can revise from and understand in one/two year’s time! By spending an hour every week throughout the year doing this, you’re saving tens of hours at the end of the year!
  • Revise as you go along - on a similar level, try and find the time to revise past content as you go along. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t mangae this (I haven’t so far!) but it will help to get all the information into your long term memory so that you don’t have to revise so much at tht end of the year.
  • To make revision easier, try to understand what you’re learning as you go along. If you don’t understand chapter one of maths, you’ll never understand chapter ten! Think of chapters like building blocks, you need all the previous ones intact before you can start on the next.
  • Don’t get worried about bad grades - at the start of a-levels everyone will get some bad grades, and some people will still get bad grades up until a few months before the exams when everything will just click for them and fall into place. Keep following the tips above and eventually a-levels will become your friend!

Friendships and social life:

  • You’ll naturally gravitate to friendship groups - and you might not end up in the group you thought you would when you started at college.
  • It’s not the end of the world not to have best friends. Very few people have a best friend where the feeling is reciprocated between them - most people find it works better to have some close friends and then many other friends as well!
  • Work at old friendships - if there are people you want to stay in contact with from your old school, message them every few months and ask how they’re doing and if they want to meet up in a place that’s convenient for both of you!
  • Friendships take time to build and they will ebb and flow throughout the year. Make some memories but remember that you’re there to study, work hard and get the best grades that you can.

I hope this was helpful for your AS year! Good luck and remember that everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.

You know you play too much SLBP when...

[ So I just thought of this thing that could be pretty interesting to do. Please feel free to add to this list via comment and/or reblog~ Let’s see how creative SLBP fans can be X’D ]

  • You hum the game’s theme song upon startup
  • You tell yourself you need to spend less time on the game, but end up checking it every 5 hours anyway
  • You’re suddenly good at math because you have to know how many hearts you need to get x love points, battle items
  • You have a massive amount of game screenshots that you’ve organized into folders (which have sub-folders, of course)
❝ The final match ❞

Plot: You’re BTS’s manager daughter and they decide to show at your last (and final) volleyball match to cheer you up! 

Words count: 3,5k+

Genre: “Comedy” / Fluff 

Pairing: BTS x Reader 

For anon, I hope you like it! - M. 

Gif isn’t mine, credits to the owner! ♥

The music in your ears pumped adrenaline in your veins for almost twenty minutes. It was the only way, always, that you had to calm your nerves before a game.  

Two hours divided you from one of the most important matches of the Student League, what your team couldn’t absolutely lose. Slowly you let your body glide backward, feeling the cold of the bench penetrate into the light shirt you wore at the time.  

The fear of failing was destroying your stomach, with the help of the stress of the previous matches and the study that had become hard to bear. You weren’t the captain of the team, but you felt on your shoulders every single weight that the team was carrying behind.  

The volleyball club of your school had been unbeaten for almost ten years and the primacy had been defended in the last three years by your team. Since your freshman year, you entered the team, getting along with everyone and bringing in your pocket more satisfaction than you’d expect.  

Being the hitter of the team had been difficult since the beginning because you came from a libero but your coach had seen a potential and over the years she had developed it. So much so that you were skilled both in attack and in defense, you had even heard of some girls in your art class that when you were crushed they were scared because of the power with which the ball ended up in the opponent’s field.  

Volleyball was the most important thing in your life, your anchor during the divorce of your parents and the fact that your mother abandoned you. You didn’t blame her for choosing the way to divorce, your father was always so busy that you barely saw him. But you resent her because she decided that you weren’t important enough for her to keep you with her. As if I were an object that became old and unwanted.  

Every time your hand hit the ball you poured on it, at least in the first months after the divorce, the anger that seethed within you. That’s why your coach had figured out how much potential you had and changed your role. By improving your physicality and your speed of action to a thousand percent, which you were very happy to have gotten.  

Someone beat you on your forehead and getting off one of the headphones you saw Jen watching you from the top with a smile pulled, kinda nervous. You could understand it, be the captain of the team with crazy and unleashed elements as you were incredibly difficult. You rose your back, making space on the bench and you started rubbing her back in circles with your open palm. You knew her for six years, you had been part of the middle school together and you were always together especially when it was about volleyball.  

“Breathe Jennie, It’ll be all right. We’ve been practicing for weeks for this game. " 

She nodded and you felt a motion of tenderness towards her. You would have wanted to take her hardships, her worries and hoist them on your shoulders so that she was more relaxed. Sighing you leaned your forehead against her shoulder, continuing in the meantime to reassure her as you could gently rubbing your hand on her back.  

The locker room was filled, a few minutes later, with the yelling of incitement and sheer joy, letting you understand that your teammates had just made their appearance.  

The Maknae of the group, with her flying pigtails, began to jump for the locker room, inciting each of you to give the best because she believed in you. She couldn’t play because of a mini fracture on her right wrist, but only her cheerful spirit would be enough to keep up your mood.  

A little smile drew on your lips seeing her efforts and even Jennie managed to smile slightly, this time more sincerely than just before.  

"AH, Y/N, someone left this for you near the door!” The maknae yelled, giving you a sticker and you arching your eyebrows, taking the card that was giving you.  

“Someone has a secret admirer!” It was the scream that filled the dressing room shortly after but your killer glance turned to the small crowd that had formed around you silenced immediately whoever dared to speak again. Sometimes you scared everyone not only when you were in the field and your attacks were so violent that sometimes opponents run in defense.  

The sticker returned to capture your attention, so you would lower your gaze and you would simply notice a slightly messy writing that seemed strangely familiar to you.  

’ Fighting, you’re the best! ’  

That little incitement succeeded in calming all your fears, while you bottled them in a corner of your mind. You wouldn’t have allowed them to condition your game in any way, especially not on that day.  

Jennie recalled all of you to her attention, her usual speech of incitement will reverb in your ears and you nodded carelessly while the thought of the sticker kept caressing your mind.  

Only the beating of hands that was propagated after a few minutes made you wake up from your daydream, so you stood up and followed your teammates out of the locker room. Two hours and everything would start.  

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Too Much Pressure

Hey angels!
This one is a bit shorter, hope you enjoy it anyway. Feedback is always appreciated. xx

Also, please note that my mother tongue isn’t English so there might be some mistakes. Feel free to correct me if I made mistakes!

Requested by @littlemisscaptainfandom: Could you do a fic with Reggie and the reader where he comforts her after she panics big time over exams because she is pretty useless at maths and has never failed anything in her life because people expect so much from her? (Sorry, this is pretty much my life right now) x

Pairing: Reggie Mantle x Reader
Warnings: none I guess
Words: 825

It’s that time of year again where students are stressing themselves out; where some of them cry most of the time due stress; where some of them don’t do anything but sitting in their rooms, isolating themselves from the outside, and studying non-stop. It’s exams time. The horror of every student. Where others still enjoy their lives and meet up with their friends, I’m one of those people, who are just thinking about studying and good grades. School matters more than having a social life. It’s been like this my entire life.

Since I was little I’ve been taught that doing mistakes is unacceptable; that failing is unacceptable. Being any less than perfect would be a disappointment to my parents, so I work hard on not making mistakes, not even small ones. Don’t get me wrong, I love my parents and I’m glad I have them, but sometimes it feels like they care more about our image than me as an individual.

That’s why I’m currently sitting in the library with dozens of textbooks in front of me, my eyes focused on the words and numbers. Math’s always been a weakness of mine. As hard as I try it seems like it’s impossible for me to memorize all these formulas. Slowly but surely I can feel the panic rise in me. There’s a heavy feeling in my chest when I think of how disappointed my parents will be when I fail this exam.

This can’t happen, I think to myself, Come on, Y/N, you can’t let them down. Taking a deep breath, I try to focus on the book, which is laying right in front of me. It doesn’t matter how hard I try, nothing in this book makes sense to me. The panic rises even more. My vision starts to get blurry, my heart beats so fast I’m afraid it’ll jump out of my chest. Even my mouth gets drier and drier each second that’s passing by. It’s getting harder to breathe, my throat’s closing itself. Not now, Y/N, hell will be loose. You have to keep going. The first tear escapes my eye, making its way down my cheek. Frustrated I wipe it away and sniffle. Dammit. Deep in my thoughts I don’t notice how someone sits down beside me.

A hand on my shoulder pulls me out of my own world. “Hey, Y/N, is everything alright?”, a familiar deep voice asks me. I look to my left. Reggie. A small smile forms on my face. Despise what most people might think Reggie has always been nothing but friendly to me. I can’t say how and when but we became friends a while ago. Honestly, he’s the only one who I can rely on. He’s been there for me when no one else was. We share most secrets with one another. Of course, I’m not a fan of his behavior towards some persons, but I’m trying to change that.

“Yeah,” I say quietly. He raises an eyebrow, obviously not believing me. “What is it? You know, you can talk to me.” I sigh and look at my hands, which are playing with the hem of my shirt. “I don’t get this stuff,” I murmur, gesturing to the books. I take a deep breath, before continuing to speak, “How should I meet everyone’s expectations when I can’t even get the simplest things?” I swallow hard as I think of letting everyone down. Tears making their way out of my eyes, leaving wet marks on my cheeks. “No one’s expecting things from you,” he softly says, wrapping his arm around my shoulder. “You don’t know my parents. For them is failing a tragic. For most parents it’s okay if their kids make mistakes. But not for mine. If you make one, you’re a loser, a failure, a disappointment.”

“I can’t disappoint them, they will hate me,” I sniffle, leaning in on Reggie. His grip tightens, giving me a secure feeling. “Don’t worry. I’ll help you, but first of all you need to get your mind off,” he smiles, wiping my tears away and pressing a light kiss on my temple. “Reggie, didn’t you hear what I said I-” The boy cuts me off, “I know, I know. But you can’t sit inside and studying your ass off all day. Once in a while you gotta have fun” I open my mouth to protest but before I could say anything, I get cut off, again. “No buts.” I sigh, but can’t help the smile that forms on my face. “Thank you, Reg. You really are my hero,” I whisper, wrapping my arms around his waist and hugging him tightly. “Anything for my favorite girl.” He presses another kiss on my temple. The smile on my face gets bigger. I’m grateful for having a person like him in my life, who supports me and accepts me for my imperfect self, not wanting to change me.

Evil

Pairing: Theo Raeken x Reader

Prompt: “Oh c’mon, everyone’s got a story”

Summary: the reader is Stiles’ twin sister and doesn’t think Theo is evil.

A/N: Hi guys, this is my first imagine, I hope you like it. If you have any requests feel free to stop by my blog :) I write about Marvel, Teen Wolf, Supernatural, Harry Potter, One Direction, Zayn, Magcon or any other fandom that I might know a thing or two about.

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School took away all your energy, but the worst was your brother, Stiles. Lately he was trying to convince everyone that Theo was evil. You were tired of listening to him ramble about Theo, but he crossed the limits. He actually got the nerve to take Liam to spy him in the woods. Who does that? Why did he had to stalk him? I mean, he’s just trying to prove a point, more to himself than to the rest of the pack.


Your thoughts were interrupted by the bell. You packed your things and headed to the lunch line trying to avoid Stiles or the rest of the pack. After you got your food, you looked around for a place to sit. You spotted the pack sitting at your usual table, and Stiles started waving weirdly at you. You kept looking around, not wanting to sit with them and listen to your brother’s shit. Your eyes stopped on a familiar figure, Theo. He was sitting alone, avoiding eye contact with everyone and he looked sad. If you were in his shoes, you wouldn’t be too happy either, the only people he knew, his friends, made sure to sit away from him.


A small smile made its way to your lips as you walked towards Theo’s table. From the corner of your eye you saw Stiles getting angry. You knew Stiles well enough to know that he was gonna ask Scott to listen to your heartbeat, Theo’s heartbeat, to what you were saying, trying to catch your chemo signs and whatever the hell werewolves can do.


You stopped in front of Theo’s table and cleared your throat making him look up.


“Is this seat taken?” You asked pointing to the chair in front of him.


“No, not at all.” He smiled at you as you sat down “You’re (y/n), Stiles’ sister right?”


“Yeah and I’m in your Biology class.” You nodded.


“I guess you know who I am.” He chuckled.


“Stiles is my brother, of course I know who you are.” You said making him chuckle.

There was an awkward silence filling the air.


“Look, (y/n)…” Theo cleared his throat “Not to sound rude or anything, but I thought you weren’t allowed to talk to me. I mean…Stiles hates me for some reason and…” You interrupted him.


“Stiles is a drama queen. The pack has been through a lot so he doesn’t trust easily. He’ll get over it eventually, don’t worry.” You paused “Besides, I don’t care what Stiles thinks, he can’t control who I’m friends with.” You finished with a shrug.


“Are you sure? I don’t wanna get you in trouble.”


“He’s getting off limits. I heard about what happened in the woods, I’m sorry about your sister.” You gave him a sympathetic smile.


“Thank you.” He looked down at his food “But I guess everything happens for a reason and I believe that wherever she is, she's…”


“She’s looking over you.” You finished his sentence “My mom died a few years ago, I know how that feels.” you looked down at your food, poking it lightly with the fork.

For a few minutes no one spoke, the silence wasn’t comfortable but it wasn’t awkward either. You were just…quiet.

“Okay, enough with the sad things!” you looked up at him, slightly confused “Let’s talk about other stuff.”


“Like what?”


“I don’t know…tell me about yourself.” he smiled.

You thought about it for a minute, not really knowing what to say.

“I’m (y/n) Stilinski, I’m Stiles’ twin sister. I like pandas and ice cream. I literally spend all my free time on the internet. I consider myself a nice person but also very sarcastic and sassy, something that apparently runs in my family.” he chuckled “I like to draw and math. I like math” He chuckled and shook his head a few times “What about you?”

“There’s not too much to say about me. I’m just a normal kid.” He sighed, running his hand through his blond hair.


“Oh c’mon, everyone’s got a story.” You joked “C’mon Raeken I wanna know what is going on inside that head of yours.” You lightly tapped his forehead making him laugh.


“No, seriously…I’m just a normal kid, you know? I’m lame.”


“You’re a werewolf.” You lowered your voice “I’m pretty sure that not everyone in this school can say that.” Although we were in Beacon Hills, there was a lot of weird shit going on here. From banshees, to werecoyotes and kanimas, just name it, we have it “I won’t judge even if you tell me that your favorite movie is The Little Mermaid and that you cry watching Nemo.” You shrugged with a laugh.


He opened his mouth, but heavy footsteps coming your way turned your attention away from Theo. Stiles was walking towards you, looking pissed.


“Listen here Theo…”


“And here we go again.” You mumbled under your breath.


“I know that you’re hiding something and I might be the only one who sees right through your shitty act…seriously dude, you should take a few acting classes, you’re a terrible liar…” Uh, what? “But if you touch my sister, even if it’s a hand shake…I swear that I’ll shove a mistletoe wrapped up in wolf’s bane up your little werewolf ass! You hear me?”


“Stiles, that’s enough…”


“No, (y/n), if you can’t see that he’s evil, I’ll just have to look out for you!” Then he turned to Theo again “What are you still doing here?”


Theo grabbed his bag and got up, ready to leave.


“No, Theo isn’t going anywhere.” You crossed my arms over your chest.


“He’s right (y/n).” Theo finally spoke “I should go, it’s okay” He assured.


“But…”


“It’s okay…” He nodded and gave you a small smile.


“You can’t control my friends Stiles. Besides you’re just trying to prove yourself that he’s evil!” You exclaimed while Theo walked towards the exit.


“No, you don’t understand (y/n), he’s shady…” He kept talking but you just blocked him out.


You watched as Theo walked away with his head down. When he walked past the pack, they just pretended he wasn’t there, except for Scott, who gave him a small nod.


It was true that he didn’t want to say anything about himself, you didn’t know anything about him except his name and that he was a werewolf. Could he be evil? Could Stiles actually be right? If he was hiding something, it made sense that he didn’t really talk about himself. Maybe Theo wasn’t even his real name. Hell, maybe the real Theo was dead a long time ago.


You were a little confused when he stopped at the entrance and turned around, making eye contact with you. He smiled and waved and you returned the gesture.


You shook your head, Stiles’ conspiracy theories were clouding your judgement. Of course Theo wasn’t evil, he was too sweet to be evil. He was just a lost kid, who was looking for a place where he could fit in, he was just looking for a pack.


But little did you knew, that you were wrong. But how could you? After all, no one expects an angel to set the world on fire.

Modern au six of crows

Just some hcs about the dregs gang in modern times I guess

Kaz Brekker

-black coffee
-lock pick
-honestly like the rest of them will Come in and he’ll already be inside
-I’ve been waiting for you
-magician
-pick pockets his “allies” all the time
-gloves? Yes
-has a slight fear of touch
-it used to be really bad but he’s
Overcoming it
-cane? Yes
-he fell out of a tree when he was little and broke his leg so he uses his cane
-plus It’s fun to hit people with
- has the dregs tattoo because he loves crows and he’s an extra little shit who’s an edgelord
-he’s in fights like all the time
-they don’t call him dirtyhands for
Nothing
-so smart
-has social media but only posts cryptic aesthetic shots or out of context remarks
-uses his talent for evil mostly
-his teachers still love him tho????
-very fascinated in psychology
-and business
- b o o k s
-mostly crime but he’s such a closet
Nerd.
-you can pry Harry Potter from his
Cold dead hands
-hacker
-loves the stars
-and the moon
-and Inej
-has to put up with the constant
-points to random crow
-kaz it’s u
-actually the originator of #getbrekked
-will never admit it
-all started when Jesper pranked him
-covered every inch of his room with post stick notes. It blew up on YouTube
-well the is kaz Fucking brekker
-was he going to stand for that
-no.
-so he sets up his own YouTube account
-films his first video
-his revenge
-he tinfoils all of jespers room. Even the socks.
-the video blows up he gets tons of subscribers and his revenge
-but most important from this one comment. From one account that has never been active since the tag
-#getbrekked
-was born.

Inej Ghafa
-ultimate secret keeper
-knows everything tbh
-the one who can just turn up out of nowhere??
-where did you come from
-this place called outside
-instagram queen
-it’s usually loads of aesthetic shots and sunrises but every now and again there’ll be a video of her shouting parkour and chasing after a squirrel
-loves to dance
-jackets
-hats
-earrings
-the best at hide and seek
-only uses Snapchat for blackmail
-Kaz?? Sleeping??? S n a p
-keeps a photo book you can fite me on this
-poems
-cats
-her parents took her to the circus when she was little and she fell in love with the tightrope and the acrobats
-so she became great at it
-really good
-sometimes she does it to scare kaz
-he pretends it doesn’t work but sometimes he’s so freaked out
Like how are you bending your body like that??? Wtf????
-doesn’t swear
-the original fricketyfrack
-interested in culture history language and photography
-aspiring poet
-social justice
- plans to start a movement when she’s old enough
-tea over coffee
-marshmallows

Nina Zenik
-one word: queen
- her and Matthias are everyone’s otp
- social justice in high heels
- every social media
- YouTube? You bet ya
- fashion hauls make up tutorials and
The ever growing list of videos
Featuring Matthias
- likes indie music would die for Ed
Sheeran
- really interested in languages and fashion
- she wants amazing designs to stay the same in plus sized clothes
-high heels
- cannot cook
- at all
- blew up a microwave trying to
Warm up leftovers
- hot chocolate and blankets
- binge watching tv
-somehow knows everyone???
- hey Nina
- hey zoya
- who’s she
- oh just somebody
- smart but will never revise
- why revise when I can eat
- grades Nina
- waffles matty
- red
- once tried to start a band
- can speak three languages

Jesper Fahey
- ADHD? I’m gonna say ADHD
- danced but doesn’t do it seriously
- mostly does it to embarrass Wylan
- Jesper please
- what? My hips don’t like wy
- listens to shakira
- huge gamer
- debates
- politics
- he’s smart but he never tries. Prefers to argue about homework then do it
- finger guns
- with sound affects
- 80s music
- and you better believe that he once entered the classroom singing all star
- constantly flirting with Wylan
- freakishly good aim
- hey kaz, do you bet I can throw this pencil in ninas bun from here
- do it
- worst and best taste in fashion simultaneously
- one day it’s great. Shorts and t shirts, hats and then the next it’s lime green checkered pants.
- red cowboy boots
- farmer sayings
- loves it when Kaz gets them
- p r a n k s t e r
- youtube Chanel is literally just pranks but he has so many subscribers
- always puts things on the highest shelf

Wylan van Eck

- Wylan van sunshine or Wylan van rekt there’s no In between.
- usually quite sweet and innocent but every one Knows he’s anything but. Eveynow and again these comments just slip out like
- yeah that’s not the only thing Kaz wishes he could be doing
- r u n
- was bullied pretty bad for his dyslexia but now he just doesn’t really care???
- I’ll just draw my bullied drowning
- a r t I s t
- his art teacher adores him
- only has tumblr to post his art work
- really big on tumblr
- dog person
- massive nerd
- superheroes?? Sign me up
- amazing at chemistry and maths
- puns
- so many puns
- you think you can beat me at mariokart? I was a lonely kid with no friends and too much free time. You will never beat me at Mario kart
- fuck
- watch your fucking language Wylan
- sweaters
- always covered in ink???

Kuwei yul bo

- the odd one
- he’s always there but he’s always not
- the child of the group
- he’s basically the weird thought you have at 4 am
- not innocent
- not at all
- he kinda just sits back and observes
- but that means he knows everything
- he and Inej share so many looks
- he’s a nerd in every imaginable level
- him and Wylan fight over things all the time but they’re bros
- has memorised the entire periodic table song
- somehow has kissed more people than both Nina and Jesper
- it’s 3 am and there’s a murmuring voice in the darkness
- this is the periodic table nobl-
- shut u p
- chemistry and physics
- can actually cook
- rly close to matty and Nina
- that one kid who purposely makes things explode
- fire? FIRE
- rlly bad at comebacks sometimes he just walks away

Matthias helvar
- sports fan
- all sports
- doesn’t actually play them that much? He mostly just hits the gym
- long hair
- very philosophical
- the mum friend
- when I’m the voice of reason you know something’s wrong
- can cook really well
- always baking for Nina
- gives the best piggybacks
- everything looks so high from up here
- Wylan loves it
- tattoos
- so many deep meaningful
- he can’t go a day without saying they’re all horrible
- he’s always searching for the truth
- can tolerate really cold temperatures
- plants
- the sea
- stands up for what he thinks is right
- is actually how he met the crows
- he was beating up some kids who were mocking someone with dyslexia
- so he bears them up and when he rounds the corner guess who’s there
- Kaz Fucking brekker
- and so the induction starts

Essays in Existentialism: FtWD

hello g-d, its me. i really need you to give us some context for elyza lex. just bring our girls back. i’m not sure if youve seen some of the headcannons for the new character, but would love to see what you do with her. just make her australian, badass, and hot af.

Run. That’s all she can do. Her footsteps echo through the alleyway, but she doesn’t stop when her breathing grows louder than the metronome of her heels. 

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To Kill a Mockingbird was set in the late 1930s (according to my good for nothing English teacher). When I was reading I came across this page describing the teachers attitude towards Scout’s ability to read. Then I realized that things like this still happen today. It’s been 80ish years since the 1930s.


When I was in pre-k the teachers would not allow me to check out books like Junie B. Jones that was well in my reading level. My parents had originally wanted me to skip a grade but the school district would not even give me a chance to take the test because I was “too young”.

The next year I moved to a different school and they allowed me to skip the first grade. Still these teachers wouldn’t let me get chapter books because they were too long. When I started bringing my own books to school the teachers would take them up.

When I was in the second grade I began to write in cursive because my mother had taught me the summer before. The teacher asked me to stop because “you can’t learn that until the third grade”. My cursive had been screwy and I’ve been out of practice since.

In the third grade we were asked to write a story for a writing competition that was at least 2 pages long. I wrote 8 pages and when I got feedback I was told it was too long for a third grader to write.

In fourth grade my friend entered a water bottle rocket project for the school science fair. She used the basic physics formula d=.5at. She was told she wouldn’t be winning the science fair because it  was too advanced.

In the fifth grade for my science class we kept journals that were graded and held all of our notes. Points were counted off of my notes for writing H2O instead of water.

In the sixth grade I was told I couldn’t get books above my A.R. reading level (a 11.5) even if I wanted the challenge.

In the seventh grade my math teacher failed me om multiple assignments because I didn’t solve the problems the same way that she did them in class.

In the eight grade I took the freshman English class and was accused of plagiarism on one of my essays because my use of language was too much like an adults.

My freshman year I was told that the free verse poem I wrote for my English class was too long, A free. Verse. Poem.

This year (my sophomore year) I have been reprimanded multiple times for skipping steps on the essay organizers my English 3 teacher sets up, even though in the end my essay fits all the criteria. 

I have gotten in trouble in my world history class because I would point something out in her teachings that she didn’t mention. “That’s for me to teach, quit disrupting the class.”

And these are just a few of my experiences with the fallacies of the American Education System.

Stranger Things Imagine: Bob Newby bringing puzzles to keep Eleven busy.

Imagine if Bob didn’t…ya know!

I think he would bring a lot of puzzles to Eleven when he finds out she’s been suffering from cabin fever all this time. 

He would bring a brand new jigsaw puzzle every day and help her put it together. Eleven has a lot of free time, so some puzzles she could finish in a day. One time they spent a week on this really big puzzle.  

“She watches too much TV, Hopper, she needs something to keep her brain moving for the rest of the year. Maybe even some math books. If she’s going to school next year, she’s gotta catch up with the others.”

Eleven is a beast at sudoku!

She hasn’t quite got the hang of crossword puzzles. Vocabulary isn’t her strongest. (yet)

Imagine Bob teaching eleven computer coding.

Eleven mastering the Rubix Cube in three weeks.

Eleven reminding Bob “there’s no such thing as Freddy Kruger” after she talked him into watching  A Nightmare on Elm Street with her. 

Agreeing to watch The Wizard Of Oz to calm them Bob down.

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For soul-de-soleil: How I study
{{1st picture is Calculus II notes, 2nd/3rd picture are Physics I notes}}

1. How you write your notes
This is the most important part because you can use the highlighted parts to make notecards or just to browse through your notebook for quick studying or when you’re doing your homework and are looking for something specific (hello run on sentence).
Having effective notes will also save you time on studying (ITS ALL ABOUT EFFICIENCY!! We don’t want to waste our time!!)
My structure for my notes are the same for every class because I created a system that works for however your teacher lectures.
First, I took a dummy notebook to my class for the first lecture or two and took notes with just pen to see how all my teachers lecture (how the present their information).
Then I created a system of more taking. I write the information given in the order I receive it, I just organize it and highlight it accordingly.
Colors:
••••••••••
BLUE = notes (what the teacher says)
ORANGE = examples (usually box entire example so it looks separate from notes bc it is)
PURPLE = vocabulary
GREEN = explanations/things I would normally miss so when I test I know exactly what I should and shouldn’t do. (explanations are usually boxed)
PINK = equations
ANY COLORED PEN = further explanation that will help me when looking back on notes to understand (when I dumb it down or put it into my own words)
STICKY NOTES = when there’s not room left & it’s vital info OR when I have a question

2. Revision (Studying)
I use the following methods because I’m a visual learner:
-Watch multiple youtube videos on subject to familiarize myself with concept so they’re like 2nd nature (I usually do this in bed chillin or in between netflix episodes)
-notecards
-reading through my notebook
-mind maps for each chapter
-equation sheets (since I’m pretty much taking science and math courses & they’re also handy for homework)
-don’t be afraid to get a tutor (I have one for physics). Most universities give an hour or two of tutoring for free so check that out. It’ll save you time on studying.

3. Deeper Revision
I test/quiz myself. I look for online problem or do additional problems out of the book. This helps heaps.

NOTE:
On your problem about committing your life to school because you’re a science major…
As my semester has been passing by, I have actually been dedicating my entire life to school too. It’s just what us science/math majors have to do. BUT our majors are SOOOO worth it. You’ll get higher pay, and get a job that you love, and just have an easier life generally. As I talk to the adults and professionals in my field, they all generally say “It was such hard work, but it’s worth it. It pays off.” Everyone struggles, it’s how you handle it that makes you who you are.

SIDE NOTE: I start my lecture notes from the front of the notebook. And I start my homework from the back of the notebook. So all of my notes are together and all of my homework is together.

I want to make a full masterpost for each of these that goes into more detail, but I don’t know which to do first, so let me know what you’d like to see! SORRY this is so long omg I got carried away

1. Time Management

  • it’s impossible to study 3 subjects at a single time
  • it’s not practical to do all your homework on Sunday night
  • make a to-do list!!!
  • make sure you have (and update) a planner!
  • I have lots more on time management so I’ll probably make a masterpost v soon if it would be helpful!!

2. Breaks Things into Smaller Tasks

  • how do you eat an elephant?
  • in smalll bites.
  • look at everything you do as progress
  • if you have 85 math problems and you’ve done 10, you’ve made progress.
  • knowing that you’re making progress towards a goal is going to help motivate you!!
  • don’t be afraid to use this on your to-do list
  • write “do ten math problems” ten times in your planner
  • not “do all math problems” once!!!

3. Highlighting and Rereading are Not Effective on Their Own

  • if it works for you that’s alright!!
  • I’m just sharing what I’ve learned
  • Why doesn’t this work for most people?
  • because it isn’t active learning

4. Become an Active Learner

  • “active learner” wow sounds scary
  • fear not!! with a little practice you’ll see what it’s all about!
  • rereading something won’t make you fully understand it
  • you might remember some definitions (which is good)! but
  • unless you can use the word in new context, it’s not really useful in your long term memory
  • here’s more on actually becoming an active learner
  • use the quizzes at the back of your textbook chapters
  • or find quizzes online (or make your own if you can’t find any)
  • don’t just answer the question, explain why your answer is right
  • do this in as much detail as you can
  • why? because this will force you to use your learned information in a new way
  • if you don’t know how to explain it, read your notes and book again until you can write out an answer

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Am I the only one who thinks teachers should get together and discuss how much homework they should give?

Like, goddamn. Assume your students have work from other teachers. Talk with those teachers. The only time I’m okay with a class giving homework out each night is because they need practice(such as math, chemistry and foreign languages). Your students need breaks. Make a reward system. If you have a sub, and the sub says they were all absolute angels, fucking reward them. Have a free day. Have a quiz/test postponed. Hell, postpone homework! Your students will fucking thank you. And for goodness sakes, ask your students if you’re spreading them too thin. I’ve had a teacher, let’s call her Ms.Z, who everyone adored. Because she did ALL OF THIS. SHE WOULD ASK STUDENTS IF THEY NEEDED OFF DAYS AND SHE WOULD DELIVER. THIS WOMAN WAS GREAT.

My point is, students need to rest. For the love of God let them rest. Do you want anxiety-ridden, stressful, sleep-deprived teens on your campus?

A Breach of Trust: Chapter 7

(Act 1: Chapter 1 || Chapter 2 || Chapter 3 || Chapter 4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter 6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8 || Chapter 9 )

(Act 2 Chapter 10-18)

(Act 3 Chapter 19+)


Ritsu Kageyama was 13 years old now. For the last four of those years, he’s been an only child.

Ritsu walked home immediately after school every day, phone clutched in hand. No one stopped him on the way; no one flagged him down, because Ritsu Kageyama did not make the time for other people. He did not take up invitations; he did not join in activities. Over the years, people had simply stopped asking. They stopped caring very much about being rejected or ignored or shot down with an excuse. They never actively disliked him for it either, because anyone who’d known Ritsu Kageyama over the years knew he had a good enough reason to pull himself away.

Only a few dwindling days of September remained, and Ritsu caught the edges of the sky start to pinken just as he made it to the front door. He unlocked the front door and let himself into the warm foyer of an entirely empty house. With a quick jolt of his wrist, he flipped open his phone and typed out a single text to his parents: “home.” It composed the entirety of their text history. One text, every day for four years, from Ritsu to his parents: “home”.

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Summer Holidays fic rec

Since I have three months off to spend my time at home I use the best of it to read the amazing works our fandom gives to us (i’m so productive). 

So no need to say that I will be updating this weekly (i hope) and just hope this will be somehow useful and interesting to someone. 

Complete fic rec page


Escape by Anonymous 146k

In the grand scheme of things, finding a date for a wedding should be no problem for Louis Tomlinson. He’s rich. He’s handsome. He’s reasonably well behaved. But when the wedding is for his lifelong best friend (and former boyfriend), and is happening in under a month, finding a date for the ceremony and accompanying festivities becomes more of an adventure than he ever could have planned for.

My notes: I’m just leaving this here as a reminder to tell you to read it again because honestly everyone knows this is the fic of the year. If you haven’t then you’re weird.. it’s like fluff, funny, good smut and drama free (with all the shit it has been going on in our fandom who needs more drama?!) So *Ellie Gouldin’s voice* what are you waiting fooooor? (I’m the worse I apologize)


Pull me under by zarah5 140k

AU. As the first British footballer to come out at the prime of his career, it helps that Louis Tomlinson is in a long-term, committed relationship. Even if that relationship is fake. (Featuring Niall as Louis’ favourite teammate, Liam as Louis’ agent, and Zayn as Liam’s boyfriend, who just happens to be good friends with one Harry Styles.)

My notes: probably a lot of you have read this before but I’m always late to these things. Yet I rec this 100% it’s cute and who doesn’t like pinning and a faking relationship au?


These constant stars by Anonymous 31k

Louis’ career has nowhere to go but up. He’s living at the height of New York City on the precipice of an epic promotion. Life is good and only getting better. And then one day, things turn disastrous.

This is a story about life, death, and punk rockers turned guardian angels.

My notes: okay this one is an exclamation point for me. It begins amazingly, the plot intrigues me and punk harry is on top (pun may not be intended)… I just don’t think the development is that good however it is cute and you can read it quickly and feel light weighted. 


Falling for your hallelujah by whiskeyinthejar 19k

There’s a homeless boy who’s made his new place outside Louis’s work. Louis, in unexpected generosity, offers him a cup of coffee and a sprinkle doughnut.
No one really expected it to become a Thing.

(In which Louis works in a cafe, Harry has no home, and it’s freezing cold but no one cares).

My notes: i don’t know why I have a thing for homeless au’s but I do and this one is so heart warming and the best cup of tea ever.


You’re the one that I want by spacecakesandmilkshakes 15k

Harry had always been Louis’ best friend and…well…his baby, until one day he realized that his baby was all grown up.

My notes: I don’t know, everyone has a thing for best friends falling in love so.


Your Silhouette Over Me by chipir 6k

The one where Louis went out one night after work, wanting to get laid, and then ended up meeting a bartender named Harry Styles.

My notes: This is really hot okay


Frosbite by ywanie 16k 

Harry is struggling with the sex addiction that controls his life, leaving him depressed and frustrated. On top of everything he’s feeling a growing affection and sexual attraction toward his best friend, Louis. But it’s surely because of his addiction, right?

Right.

My notes: this is quite funny honestly.


Why don’t we go there by starsaligned 19k 

Louis sends a text message to a wrong number by accident. They keep texting each other from there.

My notes: this is so cute and so easy to read since is a little numbers au plus phone sex.


Holding on to you (series) by hazandboo_write 11k 

harry’s cute and curly and blind, louis’s not, they meet at a wedding, and then out for yogurt.

harry’s still blind, louis’ still not, they’re both still super cute, and it’s time for their first date, so. yeah, that happens. 

My notes: cute, cute, cute, sooo cute


Satan’s got a new headscarf by larryscafe 9k 

Basically they hate each other and Louis rides Harry.

My notes: okay i’d never thought i would like this much such a small fic but it’s so well written, funny and clever, the smut is hot and i love the end.


Some Things Take Root by navigator, quitter 50k 

AU. Louis’ ex doesn’t get jealous of anyone besides Harry. Harry helps Louis use that to his advantage.

My notes: Fake relationship au started being my new favourite. It’s expected that it’s the same writer as Speaking of Marvels (that if you have’t read it yet erm go check it out tbh). it sounds smart if i can say it and i like the fact it’s clear that Louis isn’t really interested in Harry in the beginning so there’s a big development. 


bring out feelings in me i never show by tomorrows 24k 

Louis accidentally hires a felon to be his fake boyfriend for Thanksgiving.

My notes: Another fake relationship au where when they kiss my world falls apart.


take my hand (and lead me home) by Anonymous 13k 

AU in which every time a person falls in love with their soulmate, a red line, like a tally mark, appears on their wrists. When their love is requited, the tally mark turns black, and turns into a scar when the one they love dies. Harry with no tally marks falls for Louis with all of his tally marks scarred.

My notes: I’m so sad this one wasn’t longer. apparently who wrote it lost around 30k words and i just can imagine the good things it could have happened. it’s a different way to tell a story this one i suppose but i really liked it, the descriptions are so well done and it’s so cute. the plot is amazing i’m just sad it wasn’t more developed but still so worth the shot.


this unnatural path, it spans infinitely by radhomo 21k 

an au where Louis and Harry are on a trip with their university to nyc and the fall in love and fuck.

My notes: I don’t know how to feel about this one. i like the concept and the plot because i love uni au’s and trips to NYC i just think it all happened too quickly but not saying you might not like it.


Help! (I Need Somebody) by MiniMangaFan 2k 

Liam’s prank backfires spectacularly.

My notes: okay just have fun and a good laugh reading this 2k joke


Teacups by sincehewaseighteen 25k 

the au where louis works as peter pan at paris’ eurodisney while harry’s the mad-hatter who works at the teacup ride, and just so happens to be the annoyingly gorgeous man louis is in love with.

My notes: the plot is really interesting, they’re cute af and hey eurodisney au


In dreams by dolce_piccante 23k 

AU. When Harry moves to a new city, his new flat come with a number of sweet, anonymous gifts and surprises that brighten his days. Could it be a friendly ghost? Another friendly presence in his new building is his tattooed neighbor, Louis, who seems determined to put a smile back on his face. 

My notes: it’s no rntm nor escape but hell yeah this is good and cute and just is worth the time reading it of course.


The death of july by whimsicule 117k

Harry is Captain America, and Louis’ been dead for 70 years.

My notes: finally read this one even though it took me so long. a lot of you know this fic already but either way i like to put here and give my opinion SO. do i rec it? yeah, if you like angst and marvel this is perfect for you. i personally do and it was a good time, not a complete waste. this is very well written and intelligent however (yup, there’s a but) the ending is a disappointment and a lot should have been explored in the plot. it had so much more potential that it was thrown away. i also feel like there’s a lack of larry interaction and i didn’t feel connected with louis’ character. at the end i was just very curious about ziall relationship. overall it’s a 7 out of 10 so not bad.

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My Weekly Schedule

I have received a lot of requests for me to show my weekly schedule or revision timetable, how I split my time up and how much I study etc.

BEFORE SCHOOL:

Each school morning I will wake up at 6am and either workout or read. I find that this really wakes me and gets me feeling ready for the day; by the time I leave for school I am not groggy/tired at all. From 7am I go through my morning routine - it’s nothing special, just getting dressed, showering, breakfast etc. and then I’ll start walking to school (which also helps wake me up).

DURING SCHOOL:

I have 3 blocks of lessons a day. There’s a 20 minute break at 10:40am, then an hour for lunch at 1pm. There are extra revision lessons in lunches so sometimes I’ll go to these to do some extra work. I also have free periods which I will spend in our sixth form study area. I’m pretty productive in these and will try and do as much homework as possible, so I can focus on notes at home.

AFTER SCHOOL:

I have quite a few extra-curricular things on after school. I have music stuff quite a few days after school, and Youth Council on a Monday or Wednesday. I also meet up with my friends every Tuesday after school at Costa. Other than those commitments I will usually just study* from when I get home to when I finish my work (or until it hits 8pm). I have a rule not to work past 8pm, and that’s because I think taking time each night to relax and get away from the stresses of school is important. It also makes me more focused to work when I get home, as I know I have only a limited amount of time.

WEEKENDS:

What I do on the weekends varies a lot, depending on whether I’m seeing friends, going away for the weekend with family, volunteering etc. Generally I will get up quite early and then read or answer tumblr asks etc. (I’m not a big sleeper)  I’ll then get up and usually study until about 1pm. I like getting the majority of my work done before lunch, it makes me feel really productive, and it frees up the afternoon to do whatever I want.

*I have just labeled all the time that I spend working/revising as ‘study’ rather than specific subjects. I have done this because when it comes to working after school and on weekends, what I have to do will depend totally on what we have done during the week, homework I’ve been given etc. and therefore varies too much for me to label certain times ‘maths’ or ‘chem’ outside of school. I also like having the freedom to just study what I feel like studying.

Nathanaël Head Cannons

• His parents are teachers like maybe university professors or history teachers

• He is the kind of person that has a lot of friends online.

•He runs a really popular art blog online

•He likes shopping at thrift stores and gets bigger sizes in hopes that he’ll grow one day.

•He hates math.

•He has an older brother who teases him all the time and calls him names

That’s it for now. They’re kinda stupid but… Meh I tried

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January 10 2017

Having four classes really is different compared to the three I had last quarter. The work so far is definitely going to be more, but it’s just I spend so much time in lecture halls and there’s just more to worry about. With three classes though, there was too much free time. I need three and a half classes 🤔
P.S. back in the dorms. Bad lighting because my dorm is a dark hole

Ellee.

Highway to Hell - Demon!Luke pt. 3

A/N: This part is a lot longer than the first two (and probably most of the rest to come) so I won’t be posting part four tomorrow. I also need to catch up on it and write more because honestly this is all I have right now. I didn’t expect 10 pages to go by so quickly! But like usual, let me know what you guys think!

part one / part two

           My head pounded and everything looked like a giant blur, but not because I was drunk or hung over.

           “But why do I multiply everything by pi?” I asked again.

           “That’s part of the second equation,” Luke tried to explain. It was Wednesday night and we were both free for once, so he came to my room in an attempt to help me with calc. As usual, Brooke was in her boyfriend’s room so we didn’t have any interruptions. “When you divide this by this and take it all to the seventh power, you need to multiply the answer by pi.”

           “Yeah but why is it always pi? Why is pi the magic number for everything? Why isn’t it ever 12? Maybe I want to multiply the entire equation by 12 instead of a number with 18 million decimal points,” I whined, shoving my face into my hands.

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Here’s an example where you can really see why the title of this blog is relevant. Heheheh.

It’s Sherlock and Moriarty! 

Drawn on free study sheets I was handed on my way to class.

Sherlock was drawn without reference (I draw way too much Ben C) with pencil, finalized with a jumbo Sharpie marker, and shaded with highlighter. This was after the winter break, when the new semester was starting, so I had a bunch of free time. One of my best free-draw Sherlocks, so I’m proud of it.

Moriarty (Andrew Scott) was drawn using a screenshot of the pool scene from The Great Game using pencil first, then shaded with markers, and finally blacked in with Sharpie pen. This was done after classes ended, and winter exam season had just started (so I really should have been studying math!!). I really loved it at the time, but looking back on it now, I see parts I would have done differently (e.g. The shines on his eyes make him look derped). The shading was pretty well done; I have rarely taken the time to shade this well since.