I guess I'll use this for reference for now???
kaciart:

paganthings:

cdnpgn:

Winter sore throat “tea”- In a jar combine lemon slices, organic honey and sliced ginger. Close jar and put it in the fridge, it will form into a “jelly”. To serve- spoon jelly into mug and pour boiling water over it. Store in fridge 2-3 months.

Not winter yet.  But I get sore throats a lot and I like home remedies and kitchen witchery.

Im totally doing this~

kaciart:

paganthings:

cdnpgn:

Winter sore throat “tea”- In a jar combine lemon slices, organic honey and sliced ginger. Close jar and put it in the fridge, it will form into a “jelly”. To serve- spoon jelly into mug and pour boiling water over it. Store in fridge 2-3 months.

Not winter yet.  But I get sore throats a lot and I like home remedies and kitchen witchery.

Im totally doing this~

perchancetodance:

i’m so sorry i just need to organize my reference tag so warning for long post and organization system that only makes sense to me
writing
names, dead languages, ancient cultures
99 ways to beat writers block
remember to deal with criticism
advice for writers vid
character bios
eye colors
writing prompt generators
naming things
character flaws
things to research
types of crying
rare words
injuries
format manuscript
can’t find the right word?
stop procrastinating
best apps for writers
online whiteboard
possible fanfic aus
(kind of) synonyms for said
character development worksheet
words
more words
even more words
writing resource masterpost
british vs. american english
surnames masterpost
character development chart
emotions vocabulary
things i’d put under writing references but aren’t actually specifically for writing
monsters
simple noble ranking thing
traditional japanese outfits
palm reading
palm reading 2
guns
ships (like ones on the sea not otps)
holding knives
knife blades
different kinds of knives
use for a plastic knife
fictional world generator
deterioration of the human body
movies/shows
movies for the nights you can’t sleep masterpost
version of romeo and juliet that sounds hella rad
pushing daisies
2013 movies
movie night masterpost
british tv
food
mug cookie tutorial
pastry folding 101
tomato basil pasta
mug recipes
fruit roll ups
desserts
kawaii holiday cookies
citrus gingerbread tree cookies
gingerbread stars
cookies
candy meth
apple pie in apple
pretty cakes
chocolate
pumpkin spice everything dear lord
pimp that snack
grilled banana nutella sandwich
cute food things
the science of chocolate chip cookies 
cute raspberry chocolate thing
beauty
how to cover up tattoos
game of thrones hairdos
beauty tips
homemade conditioners
diys
sugar scrub
makeup tips masterpost
spoons
face lighting? idk
burned paper nails
diy crayola lipstick
christmas tree nails
kool aid lip stain
eyeliner styles
more eyeliner style things
dry nail polish fast
health
hiv morning after pill
exercise like a superhero
period cramps
tone the lower stomach
free condoms
for sore throats
ginger tea cider
college/education/school
college survival masterpost
survive finals
college life hacks
reminder
educational websites
mit college courses
music
the best of whatever artist
british bands
arctic monkeys downloads
find new bands
make good music better
sounds
soundrown
art
shoulders
perspective
noses
paint tool sai
mouths
lots of tutorials
lips
get rid of art block
drawing lips with the help of beans
perspective thing in photoshop
adobe creative suite
typography
combining fonts
typography masterpost
fonts
more fonts
even more fonts
sewing/clothes
skirt sewing tutorials
shoe names infographic
visual coat glossary
taking measurements
visual skirt glossary
dress necklines (other guides in caption)
8 foot giant squid
diy draped vest
bra fitting
men’s suit fit with bonus tom hiddleston
make your own dress form
clothing life hacks
fix pilling
languages
swear in lots of languages
learn to read korean
why english is dumb
language of the fan
military sign language
cuss in french
nice words
communication
line (skype on steroids)
synaptop
personality things
myers briggs personality and characters
aura color
lots of personality tests
important things
how to find your dog
alternatives to leaving dogs at the pound
worst case scenarios masterpost
keys in the hand
for when you’re sad
break out of zip tie handcuffs
what to do when stopped by police
bleeding and don’t have a band aid?
vital strike points
how to tell if someone’s lying
how to tape hands for a fight
just click this
survive the apocalypse
being an adult
becoming an adult cheat sheet
balancing a checkbook
getting an apartment
buy the things
free shipping omg
eyeshadow with funny names
general diy
calm bottle/glitter jar
pretty lace windows
flower crown
cool knots
bracelet
gifts in a jar
tumblr/computer things
hella lot of backgrounds
hd space wallpapers
themes
more themes
snow code
tumblr keyboard shortcuts
deactivated theme
airplane window textures
emergency dashboard
gif tutorials
save audio posts
anon hate
idk just things
how to disappear online
body language and interrogation
cheap things to do in nyc
why people slip on ice
book about aliens invading earth and being fought off by wildlife
filipino legends/stories/etc
make yourself do the things and form good habits
different kinds of islamic head garments
fantasy/historical clothing
how the uk flag works
how to walk like a queen
logic flaws
life hacks
arts and crafts blogs
fruit charger??
helpful websites
jar won’t open life hack
find people you’ve met once
video and photo editor things
banana wins all the awards
useless websites
time wasters
life hacks again
read minds
things to remember
uncapitalize caps lock things
masterposts by other people
icanttellyoubutiknowitsmine 2014 masterpost
blacklistecl’s bad days masterpost
some tips
a masterpost of all the things
im5-official 2014 resource masterpost
abercrombier’s 2014 help post
random websites thing
things for when you’re sad
more things for when you’re sad
cute games
cute games again
again very sorry for the hella long post but maybe this’ll be useful to some of you

perchancetodance:

i’m so sorry i just need to organize my reference tag so warning for long post and organization system that only makes sense to me

writing

things i’d put under writing references but aren’t actually specifically for writing

movies/shows

food

beauty

health

college/education/school

music

sounds

art

typography

sewing/clothes

languages

communication

personality things

important things

being an adult

buy the things

general diy

tumblr/computer things

idk just things

masterposts by other people

again very sorry for the hella long post but maybe this’ll be useful to some of you

Watch The Beatles Movies

officialfreddie:

Hi everyone. I uploaded all the Beatles movies to my google drive so everyone could watch. (If they don’t work or something just tell me, I’ve never used this before.)

A Hard Day’s Night

Help!

Magical Mystery Tour

Yellow Submarine

Let It Be

marchingartsphotos:

Music Note Hooks.
elisetheviking:

School has started or will very soon so what would be better to do than to gather some great resources for a better school year?
Evernote - keep your research at one place
Khan Academy - over 4,200 educational videos
Mathaway - helps you solve almost every math problem
Cliffnotes - read and prep for school work
Studious - great way to keep track of schedule
iFormulas - references for mathematical formulas
Pocket - save studies and articles much easier
Science glossary - for those hard science words
Studyblue - online flashcards for your next test
Any.do - daily planner 
Dropbox - don’t rely on your computer alone, make sure your notes and papers are safely uploaded online, just in case.
Feed.ly  - gather all your fav websites for research or whatever in one place - I love this myself!
Scribd - online library
Self Control - we all know self control during work or school isn’t always around
TED - lots of good presentation by interesting people
Chegg - don’t have all the money for new text books? Chegg lets you rent many text books for much less than it costs to buy
Duolingo - learning a new language? Then I’ll recommend this one
Mint.com - make sure you’ve got your money straight 
Alarmy - hard to get up in the morning? Well, this alarm makes you take a picture of your sink to turn it off!
Sworkit - don’t forget that exercise will make it easier to concentrate! 
Don’t forget to look at my 27 websites for a new year - where you can find lots of other resources for health, fitness, school/work and div when starting a new year(school year too)
I’ve also got a post called 53 posts for students which contains nutrition and fitness posts especially for students!

elisetheviking:

School has started or will very soon so what would be better to do than to gather some great resources for a better school year?

  1. Evernote - keep your research at one place
  2. Khan Academy - over 4,200 educational videos
  3. Mathaway - helps you solve almost every math problem
  4. Cliffnotes - read and prep for school work
  5. Studious - great way to keep track of schedule
  6. iFormulas - references for mathematical formulas
  7. Pocket - save studies and articles much easier
  8. Science glossary - for those hard science words
  9. Studyblue - online flashcards for your next test
  10. Any.do - daily planner 
  11. Dropbox - don’t rely on your computer alone, make sure your notes and papers are safely uploaded online, just in case.
  12. Feed.ly  - gather all your fav websites for research or whatever in one place - I love this myself!
  13. Scribd - online library
  14. Self Control - we all know self control during work or school isn’t always around
  15. TED - lots of good presentation by interesting people
  16. Chegg - don’t have all the money for new text books? Chegg lets you rent many text books for much less than it costs to buy
  17. Duolingo - learning a new language? Then I’ll recommend this one
  18. Mint.com - make sure you’ve got your money straight 
  19. Alarmy - hard to get up in the morning? Well, this alarm makes you take a picture of your sink to turn it off!
  20. Sworkit - don’t forget that exercise will make it easier to concentrate! 

Don’t forget to look at my 27 websites for a new year - where you can find lots of other resources for health, fitness, school/work and div when starting a new year(school year too)

I’ve also got a post called 53 posts for students which contains nutrition and fitness posts especially for students!

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 
But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 
It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.
Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 
The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!
Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.
Okay, what else?
Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.
Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.
You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.
And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 
If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

image

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

image

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

image

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

caledoniarps:


I don’t know about you guys but I am psyched to get an education, woo. This year is a hella important year for me because if I don’t finish this school year with five As then I am a dead man walking, you get me? So this started off as a collection to help me get those fabulous As but I thought, what the hell? I’ll share this perfection with everyone else because sharing is caring. Anyways, down to the nitty gritty

001. CALEDONIA’S DECLASSIFIED SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE
advice for college
how to survive in college
how to survive freshmen year of high school
college packing list
alternative to buying expensive textbooks
dorm room survival
free online college courses
002. WRITE LIKE A FUCKING ANGEL
the ultimate guide to writing
how to write good
how to write an essay
how to write a good essay
the five paragraph essay
deadly sins checklist
formatting your paper
tips on getting started
seven tips to become a better writer (stephen king)
four ways to have confidence in your writing
seven ways to speed up your writing
five ways to add sparkle to your writing
how to finish what you started: a five step plan for writers
thirty-one ways to find inspiration for your writing
tips for dealing with writer’s block
003. READING ISN’T ONLY FOR NERDS AND FANGIRLS
how to take care of your books
how to read shakespeare
no fear shakespeare  (i found this incredibly useful when studying macbeth!)
one hundred most read books
how to read difficult books
how to read faster
books made into movies
books made into tv shows
350+ free ebooks
004. STUDY MOTHER FUCKER
studying tips
studying techniques
how to pull an all-night and still have a successful exam result
how to get motivated to study
tips to help you concentrate
time management tips
chrome site blocker
005. LEARNING SHIT
solve any maths equations: 1, 2.
when your teacher says not to use wikipedia (an alternative)
square root calculator, cube root calculator
for when you can’t do your homework
chemical equation balancer (what got me through chemistry last year)
cliffnotes, sparknotes
college courses
how to: multiply big numbers
crash courses (youtube)
teaches you everything
006. PRESENTING YOUR BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL WORK AY
free powerpoint (prezi)
free powerpoint presentations on anything
help with presentations
007. USEFUL WEBSITES BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS A WONDERFUL PLACE /SOMETIMES/
TED (basically gods gift)
challenge your brain
feed the hungry and up your vocabulary game
free online textbooks
final grade calculator
a whole page dedicated to studying and organising
008. MUSIC TO CALM DOWN UR SCHOOL DAY BLUES YO
a really chill playist
coffee shop blues
coffee shop sounds
calm nature sounds
concentration/focus playlist
relaxation is key
four hours of classical music
playlists to listen to: xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx.
009. ALL THIS STUDYING??? YOU NEED A BREAK, MY FRIEND.
watch a cute ass dog lick your screen
one hundred thousand stars
movies masterpost
foreign movies
gay movies
lesbian movies
lesbian movies you should definitely watch
broadway musicals
LGBT+ books
download free books
read any book
the best masterpost ever if you’re bored
010. TIPS FOR SCHOOL N STUFF BCUS I WANTED TEN BITS
try your best. not everyone can get all As, and getting all As does not make you better than everyone else. just do the best you can and be the best person you can be.
don’t sleep in class! i know it seems so so tempting but slept my way through geography last year and i got a C in my exam instead of the expected A so…
Don’t tick off your teacher, follow the rules to an extent, get to class on time, respect your classmates and teachers. you know, just be a decent person.
be positive!!! and not just for the first week or so, keep the positivity going throughout the whole school year. if you don’t believe in yourself then why should anyone else?
"you can do it, wildcat, i believe in u" — something troy bolton said one time probably definitely

caledoniarps:

I don’t know about you guys but I am psyched to get an education, woo. This year is a hella important year for me because if I don’t finish this school year with five As then I am a dead man walking, you get me? So this started off as a collection to help me get those fabulous As but I thought, what the hell? I’ll share this perfection with everyone else because sharing is caring. Anyways, down to the nitty gritty

001. CALEDONIA’S DECLASSIFIED SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE

002. WRITE LIKE A FUCKING ANGEL

003. READING ISN’T ONLY FOR NERDS AND FANGIRLS

004. STUDY MOTHER FUCKER

005. LEARNING SHIT

006. PRESENTING YOUR BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL WORK AY

007. USEFUL WEBSITES BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS A WONDERFUL PLACE /SOMETIMES/

008. MUSIC TO CALM DOWN UR SCHOOL DAY BLUES YO

009. ALL THIS STUDYING??? YOU NEED A BREAK, MY FRIEND.

010. TIPS FOR SCHOOL N STUFF BCUS I WANTED TEN BITS

  • try your best. not everyone can get all As, and getting all As does not make you better than everyone else. just do the best you can and be the best person you can be.
  • don’t sleep in class! i know it seems so so tempting but slept my way through geography last year and i got a C in my exam instead of the expected A so…
  • Don’t tick off your teacher, follow the rules to an extent, get to class on time, respect your classmates and teachers. you know, just be a decent person.
  • be positive!!! and not just for the first week or so, keep the positivity going throughout the whole school year. if you don’t believe in yourself then why should anyone else?
  • "you can do it, wildcat, i believe in u" — something troy bolton said one time probably definitely

Follow for more endless babbling about hot people i see in public

floweries:

here’s a list of some of my favourite movies which always seem to involve teenagers, misfits, girls in groups/gangs, or funky dance numbers and music (more movies will probably be added to this later) ❀ 
Heathers (1989)*Jawbreaker (1999)Cry-Baby (1990)*The Craft (1996)*Clueless (1995)*The Breakfast Club (1985)*Pretty In Pink (1986)*Submarine (2010)*Moonrise Kingdom (2012)SLC Punk! (1998)The Virgin Suicides (1999)*Sixteen Candles (1984)Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)Grease (1978)*West Side Story (1961)Dazed and Confused (1993)Mean Girls (2004)American Beauty (1999)Ghost World (2001)Weird Science (1985)WarGames (1983)Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)*Girl, Interrupted (1999)*Lost In Translation (2003)Marie Antoinette (2006)Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)Daydream Nation (2010)Edward Scissorhands (1990)Beetlejuice (1988)Kaboom (2010)*Bring It On (2000)Lolita (1962)Lolita (1997)A Clockwork Orange (1971)The Art of Getting By (2011)Splendor In the Grass (1961)It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)The Bling Ring (2013)Pulp Fiction (1994)*Adventureland (2009)*Easy A (2010)She’s All That (1999)*Scream (1996)*Jennifer’s Body (2009)But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)Welcome to the Riley’s (2010)Superbad (2007)13 Going On 30 (2004)*Coraline (2009)The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)Mysterious Skin (2004)10 Things I Hate About You (1999)Thirteen (2003)Lords of Dogtown (2005)Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)Trainspotting (1996)*Requiem for a Dream (2000)*Beginners (2010)
* movies marked with asterisks can also be found on netflix
(“floweries list of books you should totally read”)

floweries:

here’s a list of some of my favourite movies which always seem to involve teenagers, misfits, girls in groups/gangs, or funky dance numbers and music (more movies will probably be added to this later) ❀ 

Heathers (1989)*
Jawbreaker (1999)
Cry-Baby (1990)*
The Craft (1996)*
Clueless (1995)*
The Breakfast Club (1985)*
Pretty In Pink (1986)*
Submarine (2010)*
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
SLC Punk! (1998)
The Virgin Suicides (1999)*
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Grease (1978)*
West Side Story (1961)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Mean Girls (2004)
American Beauty (1999)
Ghost World (2001)
Weird Science (1985)
WarGames (1983)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)*
Girl, Interrupted (1999)*
Lost In Translation (2003)
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)
Daydream Nation (2010)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Beetlejuice (1988)
Kaboom (2010)*
Bring It On (2000)
Lolita (1962)
Lolita (1997)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The Art of Getting By (2011)
Splendor In the Grass (1961)
It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
The Bling Ring (2013)
Pulp Fiction (1994)*
Adventureland (2009)*
Easy A (2010)
She’s All That (1999)*
Scream (1996)*
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Welcome to the Riley’s (2010)
Superbad (2007)
13 Going On 30 (2004)*
Coraline (2009)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
Mysterious Skin (2004)
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Thirteen (2003)
Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Trainspotting (1996)*
Requiem for a Dream (2000)*
Beginners (2010)

* movies marked with asterisks can also be found on netflix

(“floweries list of books you should totally read”)

theperfectionistdiaries:

Good Notetaking
This is the system I’ve used since my sophomore year of high school for notes and its worked consistently, all the way through to my senior year of college. I hope it helps!
I generally use three different color pens in bright shades. You want your notes to be something you enjoy looking at. One color is for headings and important, must remember facts (pink). One color is for key words and theories (green) and one is for definitions (purple).
If I’m given a diagram during a lecture, I do my best to copy it down. Then I try to describe whats going on in my own words. Having a mental image of some important process has saved my but on an exam multiple times!
I also draw little example pictures inline with the text of my notes as additional memory devices.
If the professor makes the class slides available before the lecture, I’ll print them and write general summaries of the material in my notes ahead of time. That will save you from rushing in lecture and give you more time to ask questions about the things you don’t understand.
Generally, my notes don’t come out as neat as they are here. Most of the time, I end up copying them over so they’re easier to read and study from. Plus you get the added bonus of extra revision!
Good luck and happy studying! Xx

theperfectionistdiaries:

Good Notetaking

This is the system I’ve used since my sophomore year of high school for notes and its worked consistently, all the way through to my senior year of college. I hope it helps!

  • I generally use three different color pens in bright shades. You want your notes to be something you enjoy looking at. One color is for headings and important, must remember facts (pink). One color is for key words and theories (green) and one is for definitions (purple).
  • If I’m given a diagram during a lecture, I do my best to copy it down. Then I try to describe whats going on in my own words. Having a mental image of some important process has saved my but on an exam multiple times!
  • I also draw little example pictures inline with the text of my notes as additional memory devices.
  • If the professor makes the class slides available before the lecture, I’ll print them and write general summaries of the material in my notes ahead of time. That will save you from rushing in lecture and give you more time to ask questions about the things you don’t understand.

Generally, my notes don’t come out as neat as they are here. Most of the time, I end up copying them over so they’re easier to read and study from. Plus you get the added bonus of extra revision!

Good luck and happy studying! Xx