1 week ago with 142,499 notes
reblogged from nowistandbackup | originally from tastefullyoffensive


Tutorial: how to make organized notes.

  1. Read the objectives of the lecture. If there aren’t any, flip through the lecture slides and make an outline. This puts into perspective what you need to be learning and what you should get out of this lecture.
  2. Skim the book to get familiar with how the information is divided compared to your outline or objectives. While doing this, you’ll figure out whether or not you need the extra details from the book. Sometimes the lecture is enough and you could keep the textbook just as a reference to things you don’t get.
  3. Write down the first objective and flip to the page in the book that has the information pertaining to that objective. Read the lecture slide then refer to the book for details.
  4. Combine your lecture notes with the textbook information. Do this by rewriting the information in your own words and try to be as concise as possible. 
  5. Keep doing this for every objective. Paste things if it helps.
  6. Make sure that you’re not just copying information. Use visual aids as much as possible. Put the information in a table, flowchart, diagram, etc.. (refer to this post to see how I make my flowcharts).
  7. When you’re done with all your objectives, go through the lecture and your notes to make sure you didn’t miss anything.

General tips on how to keep them organized:

  • Be systemic. Making objective-oriented notes is one way to do that. 
  • Use two (or more colors). Color-coding information helps me remember it + it doesn’t look that bad.
  • Section your objectives according to the topic. Then make sure that when you’re writing out the information, it’s in a sequence that’s understandable.

Disclaimer: this is the way I’ve been making my notes since I started med school. By no means am I claiming it’s perfect or that everybody should follow it.

Hope this helps and as always, happy studying :)

1 week ago with 45,719 notes
reblogged from brittafiltration | originally from mindofamedstudent

# study tips


I used to think I was really weird but then I went to college and met actually weird people

2 weeks ago with 4 notes
reblogged from hannahkinskywalker | originally from turkeycake

I found Carrie and my roommate agreement. We added a section. Enjoy.

"RULES OF RANDOMNESS: -Carrie is in charge of all spider-killing. –In case of a zombie apocalypse, both roommates must protect each other and not steal each others shoes. -If gummy bears are present, one gummy bear must be offered to the other roommate. –If someone breaks into the room from the window the person closest to the crazy person/drunk/hobo/alien/Steve that Kristen works with/the kool aid man, must fight to the death (if it happens to be the kool aid man, pour two cups and celebrate). No farting on each other’s pillows. –In the event that a fish comes into our lives his/her name must be Mike. In the event that Mike explodes or commits suicide, Amy must flush his dreams and his body down the far back-left stall while singing eye of the tiger. If all the furniture in the room becomes animated, like in beauty and the beast, Carrie must shoot all the furniture with a nerf shotgun. "

Kent State Girls Looking for Roommate!!!

Hi guys, due to unforseen circumstances I cannot return to kent state in the fall and thus cannot fulfill a lease for an apartment that I signed. I am desperate to find someone to sublease! There are two very nice, laid back girls who would be your roommates and you’d get your own room. One is a fashion design major and the other is a crafts major. If you’re going to Kent State University and looking for a place to stay message my main blog, SewRachel for details. Please please please signal boost this I would really appreciate it!

Edit: it’s only a 9 month lease!!

Procrastination only leads to tears.

1 month ago with 1,321 notes
reblogged from sydchocho | originally from cartoonpolitics


Ahh yes, The dreaded school. When it comes around we all dread, new teachers, new schedule, some new unfamiliar faces, the MASSIVE amount of homework load, less time on tumblr. Here is another long post with a few sites and others to help you out here!

College needs:


Helpful sites:

High school needs:

Mental health resources:

Misc resources:



School resources:

Stress relief:

Studying/school help:

Foreign Languages:



Study Needs:


  1. Remember that today’s day in age is different from how it was back then. So don’t stress about school too much.High school students today have the anxiety of what a mental patient in the insane asylum had in the 50s. Here’s also a thing to show how times have changed.
  2. Prioritize. List what needs to get done first and when. Sometimes getting the bigger/harder tasks is easier than conquering the smaller/easier tasks.
  3. Set times when certain projects need to be done and stick to that deadline.
  4. Turn your phone off or give it to your parents while doing work/studying. I know that we live in the age of technology and literally everything is at the touch of our fingertips. Honestly though you can wait on what your favorite celebrity has to say or if your crush liked your instagram photo. You’ll be more involved in that than you are into your work.
  5. If you have trouble in a certain subject and there is no assigned seating, take advantage of the front. I guarantee you’ll learn more.
  6. Ask your teacher what exactly you’ll need to know. If you’re taking notes during the year, write in the margins whether or not it will be tested. It will be easier to know what you will be tested on.
  7. Save your exams. Half the time your teachers use the same questions (or questions similar) from your exams on your midterms or finals.
  8. Don’t try to do homework straight afterschool if you can’t, despite what everyone says. Give yourself an hour, and try to get some exercise in. I find it stops me getting bored of sitting down. Not to mention helps me concentrate better.
  9. Don’t just read the material, write it, draw it, recite it, quiz yourself on it! Until you have the material down.
  10. Join clubs, sports, or organizations! You’re guaranteed to find friends in there. You’ll already have common interests. Start with that and go with the flow.
  11. College kids: If you don’t have assigned seating, and you have been sitting in the same seat for 2 weeks. That is you assigned seat now. Don’t move or you’ll screw everyone up and they will hate you.
  12. Color code things, such as your notes. If you want to see how I color code my notes message me and I’ll be happy to show you
  13. Be kind to one another.

I think that about does it. So yeah:)

1 month ago with 34,018 notes
reblogged from journaling-junkie | originally from im5-official



Are there any females at Kent State that need a roommate next semester? My friend needs a new apartment mate before Friday June 13th! Message me if you’re interested please and I’ll give you her information.

1 month ago with 1 note
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Are there any females at Kent State that need a roommate next semester? My friend needs a new apartment mate before Friday June 13th! Message me if you’re interested please and I’ll give you her information.

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