Some Clever Notes

theparisiandreamer:

We hear, read and watch a lot of people giving out practically the same study tips over and over again and it really gets disappointing! One time I looked for study tips on youtube and I ended up complaining, saying things like “Seriously? Why bother making an eight minute long video when you are just going to share the obvious, long-been-practiced study tips? Give me a break!”. We all know it will help to use flashcards and highlighters, duh?

Anyways, I’m really on the look out for personal study methods because it’s great to have something new to try out. If your current study style is not working and you hear someone share how she studies, it kind of gives you a little hope that maybe that method would actually work out for you as well!

So I finally decided to share my very own study methods with some other tips to help you guys out! I’m also hoping that more people would do the same since I also would want to find out more ways to improve my studying style too.

Study Method # 1: Keep two tracker notebooks!

  • Tracker notebook # 1

       I use this notebook to list all the major topics per subject. I make columns like topics then the name of books/reviewers/test banks that I have then put check marks on those topics that I studied under the column of the book/reviewer/test bank that I used.

It helps me keep track of all the hard-earned resources that I have and definitely lessens the chance of “Oh my goodness! I forgot I had that in my flashdrive! I could have answered that question if only I studied that test bank too!”

  • Tracker notebook # 2

        I usually bring this every time I study. I’m not sure with you guys but I usually waste precious time while I’m studying by counting how many more pages I need to read/ numbers to answer! It’s such a bad habit. This notebook helped me a lot since I practically can see how much more I need to do (like hello? I can see clearly I’m still at #10 out of 100!). 

It also allows me to save time when I’m going back to that test bank/reviewer the second time because I can skip the numbers I found easy and just go directly with those that I marked with a star, a question mark or that I encircled! 

Study method # 2: Have weekly and daily printable planners!

  • Weekly Planner

          I don’t have a “fixed” study planner because I have the most erratic study schedule. The good thing about printable planners is that you can print like fifty copies in case your mind changes fifty times too. *just kidding* 

I usually put the major topics that I need to study per day in here so I could already picture out how my week would flow. It also helps a lot on you not wasting a day or forgetting other things you need to study for within the week!

  • Daily Planner

           This is my jam. I like torturing myself by booking all of my 24 hours each day to make sure I’m extremely productive. Of course you have the liberty of scraping out 5 minutes every 30 minutes for break or whatever that suits you best.

I love daily (or hourly planners as I want to call it) because  I don’t waste my time debating on what to do next after I finish a task. Plus, I don’t go to extremes of  either studying or sleeping in way too much!

As for the other tips above, they are very self-explanatory. Have a watch nearby to be able to track what time it is already. Keep your books nearby so you won’t have to go up and down or around the house to get them. Stock up on colorful post-its, pens and highlighters because you will never have way too much of them! Hahaha

Lastly, have some jellybeans! Or chocolates or whatever! I guess you know why. :) *wink*

Anywho, that’s about it! Happy studying! <3 If this helped you in some way, send me in some love messages! If you want to ask for more tips, let me know too! I already got some more ideas brewing up in my head. Ciao!

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Inspiring Video Masterlist

perfect-progression:

I’ve had a YouTube account for almost a decade, and I’ve spent plenty of that time browsing and looking for life inspiration. Seeing how someone else lives or the tips they have are so crucial to the way I try and live my life. There’s an overwhelming amount of content…

prrims:


so I’ve seen a lot of useful masterposts out there but I thought I should come up with an ULTIMATE one which sums up the highlights of the most popular ones. as an extremely stressed and anxious person, I know school is the hardest time of the year and that it highly influences people’s moods and even their health, so here’s a few tips and websites to help you cope.

Before 
Self-control 
10 tips to keep your desk organized!
Wake up and be productive!
How to get motivated to study?
Feeling okay?
Tips to help you focus
Everyday School
Organize your homework
Five note-taking methods
Kill your anxiety
Learning and studying techniques
Improve your studying skills
Workout everywhere!
Relax online
How to study
Study tips (downloadable)
A guide to University learning
Study skills for college students
Stress management
How to make organized notes
How to make a study schedule
The seven-day study schedule 
Bedtime calculator
Tests and Exams
How to cope with test anxiety?
Ap Cram Packets Galore 
How to pull an all-nighter and still do well on your exam
Thinking and memorizing
Study for your exams while donating food!
9 tips to help you focus when studying
Essay writing
Research and reading
How to write a kickass essay with 1/2 of the stress
How to write an essay
Guide to writing a basic essay
Essay writing: the basics
What makes a good essay?
How to google? (1) (2)
Writing tips
Harvard Writing Resources
Useful Websites
Convert anything to anything!
Every calculator you need!
Presentation help and tips
Make any webpage print friendly!
BeeLine Reader
Alternative to buying expensive textbooks
Best apps for students
Useful websites masterpost
Breaks
100,000 stars - experience the universe!
Need a hug?
Need to slap someone?
Watch the penguins!
The quiet place
Fly a line
Paint a nebula (personal favorite)
Weave Silk
Advice for people not having a good day
Cute, pleasant, calming games
MIT study break tips
Thisissand
Listen to the Harry Potter books!
Music
Rain
Ocean
Calm
Compilation of playlists
Download 8tracks mixes
Listen to every audio you ever posted/reblogged!
Food
365 Lunch Ideas
Quick and Healthy 4-Ingredient Breakfasts
35 Quick and Healthy Low-Calorie Lunches
17 Power Snacks for Studying
Microwave snacks you can cook on a mug!
18 Food Replacement Hacks
Don’t have any ingredients at home?
100 Healthy Study Snacks you should reach for instead
Broke and hungry college student masterpost
Extra
Choosing a major
Hungover: what not to do!
Ultimate masterpost for writers/roleplayers
Read books online and/or download them!
Learn a new language (exclusive Mac users)
Documentary films
How to alleviate menstrual cramps!
Freshman year survival tips

prrims:

so I’ve seen a lot of useful masterposts out there but I thought I should come up with an ULTIMATE one which sums up the highlights of the most popular ones. as an extremely stressed and anxious person, I know school is the hardest time of the year and that it highly influences people’s moods and even their health, so here’s a few tips and websites to help you cope.

Before 

Self-control 

10 tips to keep your desk organized!

Wake up and be productive!

How to get motivated to study?

Feeling okay?

Tips to help you focus

Everyday School

Organize your homework

Five note-taking methods

Kill your anxiety

Learning and studying techniques

Improve your studying skills

Workout everywhere!

Relax online

How to study

Study tips (downloadable)

A guide to University learning

Study skills for college students

Stress management

How to make organized notes

How to make a study schedule

The seven-day study schedule 

Bedtime calculator

Tests and Exams

How to cope with test anxiety?

Ap Cram Packets Galore 

How to pull an all-nighter and still do well on your exam

Thinking and memorizing

Study for your exams while donating food!

9 tips to help you focus when studying

Essay writing

Research and reading

How to write a kickass essay with 1/2 of the stress

How to write an essay

Guide to writing a basic essay

Essay writing: the basics

What makes a good essay?

How to google? (1) (2)

Writing tips

Harvard Writing Resources

Useful Websites

Convert anything to anything!

Every calculator you need!

Presentation help and tips

Make any webpage print friendly!

BeeLine Reader

Alternative to buying expensive textbooks

Best apps for students

Useful websites masterpost

Breaks

100,000 stars - experience the universe!

Need a hug?

Need to slap someone?

Watch the penguins!

The quiet place

Fly a line

Paint a nebula (personal favorite)

Weave Silk

Advice for people not having a good day

Cute, pleasant, calming games

MIT study break tips

Thisissand

Listen to the Harry Potter books!

Music

Rain

Ocean

Calm

Compilation of playlists

Download 8tracks mixes

Listen to every audio you ever posted/reblogged!

Food

365 Lunch Ideas

Quick and Healthy 4-Ingredient Breakfasts

35 Quick and Healthy Low-Calorie Lunches

17 Power Snacks for Studying

Microwave snacks you can cook on a mug!

18 Food Replacement Hacks

Don’t have any ingredients at home?

100 Healthy Study Snacks you should reach for instead

Broke and hungry college student masterpost

Extra

Choosing a major

Hungover: what not to do!

Ultimate masterpost for writers/roleplayers

Read books online and/or download them!

Learn a new language (exclusive Mac users)

Documentary films

How to alleviate menstrual cramps!

Freshman year survival tips

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“Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?” asked Scrimgeour.
“No, I’m not,” retorted Hermione. “I’m hoping to do some good in the world” 

Happy 35th Birthday, Hermione Jean Granger! (September 19th, 1979) 

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