who has exams this week!

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The deed is done and I can finally let my bones rest so say hello to my magnum opus my bread and butter my sunshine my everything my morally ambiguous favorite that kills for a hobby my

hey sooooOo finals are right around the corner and I thought making a masterpost of my finals tips might be helpful to some!! (icon is from @studyblrsab, thanks!!) okay sooo lets begin!

1. Try to start at least a week early + revive your old study materials!

  • If you start at least a week early, it won’t be as bad as cramming!! TRY NOT TO CRAM THE NIGHT BEFORE. PLEASE.
  • Bring out those mind maps, study guides, flashcards, notes, etc because they are going to come in hand right now! If you do not have any of these items pre-made (which is okay), start making them to study for your final. Rewriting the information and such will help you recall it and be a form of studying in itself.

2. Identify where your weaknesses were during the semester.

  • Honestly, I believe that if you already know the information for a certain unit/topic, then you shouldn’t spend more time studying it. So, I pinpoint my weaknesses in that subject and focus more on those than the topics I already thoroughly understand. But do what works for you!! We’re 2 completely different people. 

3. Create a realistic study schedule!

  • I’m not gonna tell you how much you study because its not about how long, but how efficiently you retain the information. Work smarter, not harder. With that said, don’t just look at a paper for 5 seconds and expect to know something after! I would aim for at least 30 minutes of study time each day. If it helps, do the Pomodoro technique with your own custom time intervals. 

4. If you want to study on the go…

  • Condense your notes onto index cards!! Compacting it onto an index card (or two, or three, etc) will make it easier to carry around instead of a notebook or textbook. 
  • Putting it onto index cards will also supply you with the ability to memorize information in smaller chunks, as well. This tends to make it easier to learn the information in small chunks instead of one, big chunk.

5. For English/Literature classes…

  • Make an alphabet for the books you read throughout the semester/year. Associate each letter of the alphabet with something from the book. 
  • For example for Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte we did: 
    • G- Gothic Literature
    • H- Heathcliff, Hareton + Catherine
    • and etc etc. Its a cool and fun way to remember the story, while also making it easy to remember!!

6. This is hard but, try to get sleep and eat well before your exams!! You cannot think when you are hungry. I know I can’t. All I think about is what I’m gonna eat after haha. 

7. Practice self care!! Check out my self care tag and find ways to destress. Whether its exercise, writing, hanging out with friends, or just taking a nap, you also want to make sure your mental health is A1. Its okay if you don’t study because you just mentally and emotionally can’t. Its okaaaaay. 

I hope these tips helped some!! Please let me know what you thought of this master post and good luck to everyone who has finals coming up! xoxo

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First Meeting - Real World Malec vs. AU Malec 

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10/1/17 | {22-24/100 days of productivity} I’m back on the studying bandwagon! These are from the last few days because I haven’t had time to post them yet. Guess who has exams next week… :^//// Anyway I hope you all had a fabulous new year! (and thank you so much for 1k!)

GUYS. GUESS WHO HAS A WEEK OFF BEFORE EXAM WEEK AND THEN NEARLY A MONTH OFF RIGHT AFTER FOR THE HOLIDAYS. THAT’S RIGHT. THIS SUPERCORP TRASH BIN. EXPECT FICS. EXPECT HOLIDAY SERIES’. EXPECT FLUFF. REMINDER: MY ASK IS OPEN AND I’M LITERALLY WORKING ON RESPONDING TO SOME FIC SUGGESTIONS RIGHT NOW. I’M NOT CHOOSY. SEND SHIPS AND PROMPTS AND IF I KNOW THEM/HAVE MILD INTEREST I’LL FIC IT. HAPPY HOLIDAYS (Bc not everyone celebrates Christmas and yay let’s be inclusive) LET’S GO.

Originally posted by magnificentbonanza