♡ canadian girl // oxbridge dreams ♡ infp // rising junior
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With so many people either going back to school soon or already being back, I thought I’d help out and offer some resources that I’ve found useful. Also this will probably be forever a work in progress.
- Quizlet - Make flashcards and test yourself where- and whenever
- 30/30 - Sets you an automatic 30 minute timer for each task in a list
- Evernote - Everyone’s probably heard of this, but it enables you to keep your notes in ‘the cloud’ so that you can access them at any time
- Calm - Teaches you calm, which can be very helpful when stressing over school
- 8tracks - (Also an app) Allows you to browse playlists by tags, that have been created by other people. I recommend trying the #study tag
- Coffitivity - (Also an app) Plays coffeshop sounds. For those of you who can’t work when it’s too quiet.
- TED - Lots of smart people talk about important things. This website is gold.
- 10 tips to improve your grammar
- Daily writing tips
- Oxford Dictionary’s Grammar Tips
- Other ways to say …
- Keep it concise
- How to write an abstract
- How to write an essay
- 22 Science-backed Study Tips to Ace a Test
- How to pull an allnighter and still do well on your exam
- Tips for effective study
And other things
“I’m not telling you it is going to be easy — I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” — Art Williams
Watch the original video here ( x )
Before I saw this video, I always kept a book for my homework. I use grid paper and it’s perfect for BJ… Heh. After watching this, it helped me to start developing a system I’m currently satisfied with.
To-do apps don’t work with me. It always just sits on my screen with a notification and swiping something doesn’t feel as satisfying as crossing it out victoriously with a pen. ^_^
- LEGENDS ( you can also do it like this ) Helps you quickly figure out what certain tasks are at a glance. The colours are for my spiraldexes which I will not be discussing unless you guys request it. c:
- Pages This is basically what my pages look like. I write the numbers at the lower corners.I also added sticky notes for extra stuff like memorizing my moral definitions. :p
- Calendar ( x ) If you watch the video, you’re supposed to list out the dates but I prefer both, so I draw a calendar and paste it in my book and list out all the really appointments/stuff I have to do in my drawn calendar and some not-important-but-still-worth-noting notes in my list-calendar.
- Index Just write down the pages as shown in the video. Pretty simple.
- Other things you can include: I also stick some motivational images on the last page and stuff like that. Spiraldexes can be fun but they tend to be a little time consuming to draw or at least, I can seem to use them effectively. :c
- Have pages especially for grocery lists/ grades/ etc.
- Page full of favourite recipes
- Stick an envelope at the back cover and fill it with motivational inspiration!
- Stick printables ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
- Start a goal/wishlist!
Good luck! :*
I decided to write a short article on effectively using Google Calendar, as it is one of my favorite Google services. As a student (and a very disorganized one at that), GCal is crucial in keeping my life from becoming a complete mess. However, GCal can be a pain to use as a beginner. Here are some tips to help you make Google Calendar help you.
Note: This is a tutorial on the organization aspect of GCal, not a technical tutorial.
You can’t have a GCal or sit at the cool kids’ table without a Google account.
Don’t want to register for a completely different email address? That’s fine too, because you can connect your existing account to Google.
1. Multiple calendars
I separate each aspect of my life on my calendar according to the following categories: School (solely for the schedule, and I have named it after my school), Assignments (separate from school, which becomes important later), Exams, Extracurriculars (will be separated into different components), Personal, and now that I am heading off to university and need to be more responsible for myself, Chores (such as laundry, watering plants, cooking).
When I was in high school I separated the Extracurriculars into their own separate components for each activity I have: Volunteering, ACE, Physics Club, Engineering Club, and Tennis (I have since deleted these calendars as they are no longer pertinent).
Make separate calendars for each aspect, but do not overdo this. Too many calendars can hinder your organisation. Limit yourself to 10 or fewer calendars.
Now that you have finished naming your calendars, this is the fun part: Choosing the colors. Color-coding is a crucial part of staying organized on Google Calendar so you can distinguish your events at a glance. I used one of my school colors (purple) for my school calendar.
I tend to lump similar calendars with the same color palette. For example: Assignments and Chores are both a shade of green as they are daily activities I need to complete on a routine basis. Same with Jobs, Personal, and Volunteering, as they are not routine and the events are usually added as they come along. Not much can be said for this tip except to just use distinguishable colors for the different calendars.
3. Creating events
When creating events, it’s crucial that later at a glance you will be able to tell exactly what you need to do. Brevity is the key here, you don’t want to name an event “shopping at the largest mall in America with my super duper best friend Lafawnduh on the 78th day of November when we are both in Nebrahoma for spring break!!”.
For my classes, I write the class name in capital letters and then use lower-case letters to distinguish the event (lecture, quiz, lab, etc), ex: “CALC 124 Lecture”. Now I know exactly what the event is.
I then set the time for the event by clicking on the event to edit the settings, which is pretty self-explanatory.
And since my classes are in different rooms and buildings, I enter a location as well (Bagley 154), just so I don’t forget the location later.
4. Repeating events
When you have events that occur on a regular basis, set it up to repeat every day/week/month/however often it occurs so you don’t need to keep creating the same event every time. You can do this by clicking on the event to edit the settings, and then selecting the “Repeat” option, which will take you to the repetition settings where you will be able to edit the occurrence.
In the picture above, I have “CALC 124 Lecture” set up to repeat every Monday. Notice that you can select the days that the events occur by checking the boxes.
Hopefully this tutorial was helpful enough that after reading, you can set out to conquer the world with your calendar as an organization and planning fiend!
- Espresso & Engineering