i’ve seen many posts with study tips saying highlighting is ineffective because it lets you become a passive reader, but since i personally find it useful when done correctly i wanted to make a post specifically about highlighting effectively! note that these are all my personal tips and you should always go with what works for you :]
the big NO: passive highlighting
the “highlight everything that’s important” technique where everything seems to be important
don’t do it!!!
you’ll end up with pages of yellow text not knowing what u just read
this doesn’t help u study at all
when should i highlight?
reading in advance for a class or sth, you have a really long text + you want to be able to recall important parts easily later – not necessary to colour code
you need to extract information from a text to answer different questions or similar – colour code: different colour for each question
you’re studying for a text and want to make a study guide - colour code: vocabulary + definitions, dates + people, etc
don’t highlight when the information is already very compressed, short + to the point, but you can make annotations if you want
Text: Especially with #Ferguson all over social media, here’s my pet peeve: People who complain about racist family/friends without actively confronting them. Unless you’re depending on this racist for your livelihood, e.g. living in their home or relying on their income and they could cut you off, CALL THEM OUT. That racist aunt you visit maybe 3 times a year is posting about “thugs”? Send her facts. Show her the hypocrisy of her words. Don’t just let it go because you don’t want to “cause trouble”, THIS IS THE TROUBLE. And this applies to non-black POC. Recognize the anti-blackness in our communities (Asian Americans, you have a big responsibility in this) and do something about it. I always say no one is obligated to educate strangers that pop up demanding a breakdown of race relations, but if you consider yourself an ally yet can’t even confront that guy from high school you keep around on Facebook? I call bullshit.
if ur going to make sj post please try to use plain accessible language and keep it as short and to the point as you can
writing a densely worded 12 paragraph text post with as many big words as you can jam in doesnt make you a better activist it just proves your activism excludes people with learning disabilities and therefor probably isnt very good activism at all
at the very least include a tdlr
im sick of feeling like a bad person because my disabled brain literally cant digest most of the discussion that goes down on this site because people care more about sounding ~serious and intelligent~ than actually making their post easy to understand
ICYMI: Clinton Brentwood Lee, of Brentwood Photography in Florida, changed his company’s profile picture last week to show support for marriage equality. He got several angry messages because of it, responded to them cheerily, and posted the best ones online. Most fantastic is this exchange, text below:
Client: Greetings Brentwood. We would just like to inform you we will NOT be using your services for out [sic] wedding. My fiancé and I support traditional marriage between a man and a woman and don’t want our money going to places that supports [sic] otherwise. Secondly I would like to inquire about how we can get our retainer back from you. Thanks.
Brentwood Photography: Wow, I’m not really sure what to say here. I would say this disappoints me, but I actually find this to be a good thing because our company now would now not like to work with you as well. It’s not that because you have a different view from us, but it’s because, since you don’t like an support gay marriage, no one else should be able to have it. That’s like me not liking broccoli, and demanding that everyone else in the world should not have broccoli either! If you’re not in favor of gay marriage that’s fine, don’t marry a woman.Personally, I was taught not to judge others and to love everyone else. So I will try not to judge you here and say anything more as to my opinion of you. At Brentwood Photography we see love in all forms. Now as far as your retainer goes, I hope you’ll read the first article in the contract you signed stating that this retainer is nonrefundable. But don’t you worry, I’m not going to keep it! Because of this conversation, I have decided to donate your $1500 to GLAD [sic] [the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation], a group created to help and support gay rights. So let me be the first to say [redacted], thank you very much for your donation and support for this great cause! I couldn’t have done it without your money. Sincerely and with Love, Brentwood Photography
Check out this BuzzFeed article for other screenshots of his conversations with customers, both positive and negative, and his Instagram for more posts. This is how it’s done.
tumblr is not doing good things for me. well, that’s a lie. I’ve talked to some wonderful people and made some lovely friends. I’ve learned a lot and laughed a lot…..but the cons outweigh the pros. to me and my adhd, tumblr is basically crack. completely addicting. it’s interfering with my life and I’m not getting stuff done. being surrounded by posts about mental illness and discrimination in the lgbtq community and politics and stuff like that….is exhausting really, especially for someone with mental illnesses and disabilities like me. I guess what I’m trying to say is that adhd (and anemia cause that’s a way bigger problem than most people think) is a huge force in my life right now, and I need to save my spoons and take care of my self. I can’t lie on my bed and hyper focus on my phone for hours everyday anymore. so I’m taking a break. or at least a partial break. I’m mainly on mobile, so I’m deleting this damn app as soon as I finish this post and I’m gonna go do my makeup and go have some fun with my friends. I’m not staying home tonight, not again. I’m not missing out on life because my energy has all been drained reading negative posts on the Internet. I’ll keep up my queue and talk to my mutuals on my laptop, but I’m turning off my asks. (however submissions will stay open and will be greatly appreciated in order to keep my queue up) if I unfollow you, please don’t take it personally, I just need to keep myself from getting distracted and I need a dash that is free from shitposts and discourse. anyways. thank you for being such amazing, caring, understanding, patient and beautiful followers. and thank you for putting up with lil ‘ole me and my disabled ass. maybe when I get better I’ll be more active again.
xoxo, lots o love,
I’ve been doing some testing, and the newest version of the lighting mod is perfect. I had to redo all the lighting in my house, but I’m now actually able to achieve mood lighting and different colored lights are actually visible.
Here’s an unedited (nighttime) picture as proof, note that I only have a couple of lights in the room and most of them are set to dark colors:
Also, the time mod works absolutely fantastic(just make sure you activate Script Mods in your Options menu in-game before installing, and make sure to read the instructions carefully), it jumps the clock forward initially but after the first time it works perfectly for slowing down the game speed. I manually changed the file to go a bit faster than what the modder set it to (I changed it from 200 to 60, which is half the default speed), and I am super enjoying actually having time to do things instead of OMG JUGGLE TEH NEEDZ AAAAH.
I wrote this poem for my favorite high school teacher, Dr. Covel, on a piece of tree bark during a class activity where he sent us out to sit in nature. He has preserved it since then and just posted this photo of it on fb. I can’t believe he has been able to keep it for so long ~10 years.
Here’s the text if you can’t read it:
We were sent out
Among the trees
And the bushes
We were sent out
To look for and see
To grow out and among
We were sent out
By wind through the eaves
Given to nature
A/N: This is not requested, I just wanted to do it, so my blog is active. I’ll be posting stuff like this almost everyday!
*All gifs are not mine credits to owner.*
- Admin KenKen
Mark: He would probably laugh thinking you were cute and would wrapped his arms around for a hug. If you were serious though, like I’m talking you were ready you fight, then he’d be more serious too. Probably pull you anywhere else, away from her.
Jaebum: He wouldn’t like for you to be jealous. He’d want you to know that he’s only got eyes for you and only you. In fact, he’ll tell you that to try and make you calm down a little bit.
Jackson: He would in some way feel hurt a little bit, for you to even think he was looking at another girl. Maybe even annoyed that you would be like this especially if it wasn’t the first time. He’d kiss you and tell you sweet things to make sure you’d understand that he’s yours. He would try his best to cheer you up.
Jinyoung: Would straight up find it cute and funny at the same time, might even tease you about it. He would be flatter that you were jealous, but at the same time would find it hilarious that you’re getting so worked up over a girl. He’d probably kiss your cheek and say, “Jagiya, you know I’m all yours.”
Youngjae: He would not find it cute. He’d probably find it annoying and frustrating that you keep getting jealous over girls that mean nothing to him. He would tell you over and over, “I love you and only you,” until it got stuck in your head.
BamBam: Would be teasing you to the max! This boy would not let it go for a week or more, depending on how jealous you got. Like he’d be telling you everyday, “Noona did my make up today and she touched my lips, are you jealous?”
Yugyeom: He would try to figure out why you were jealous of that girl when he doesn’t even know her. He’d tell you that he loves you so much, he couldn’t even think of other girls then proceed to bury his head into your neck and chuckle at how cute you were.
i think tumblr should work on a way to search your activity. like there should be a tab that shows only the activity from people you follow, or a search bar where you can type in a url and it will show all your activity from them, so you can always see when your favorite, your tumblr crush, or just anybody you want to keep tabs on has liked, reblogged, replied to, or mentioned you in a post.
*deleting text or self-promoting on this post will disqualify you*
Hi everyone! Since I just reached my goal of 10k followers, I have decided to make my very first faves page. I can’t wait to discover new beautiful blogs and to create a page that features them all. If you’re interested, keep reading.