IT'S TIME TO WORK A LITTLE HARDER

{ Nina | 18 | USA | College Freshman }
Motivation to learn, study, and organize my life.

lieselvandenbergs:

chemistry? more like cheMYSTERY….songs for when your homework doesn’t make sense and you need some calm music to help you through (will be updated ~weekly)…..{ L I S T E N }

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haley-the-humann:

So true it hurts

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klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

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Let them miss you. Sometimes when you’re always available, they take you for granted because they think you’ll always stay.
Anonymous  (via feellng)

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Don’t get mad. Don’t get even. Get stronger, faster, and more powerful. Fill yourself with
knowledge and empathy and an indomitable spirit because no one else can do that for you.
In the end, it’s your life, your choice, and your world. Give 110%, always.
Apollo Anton Ohno (via breatheinandbreathout)

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I leave for school in 3 days guy I’m freaking out oh my goooooodddddddddd! :D :D :D

freshprogressgeek:

1. The first month is the honey moon period, you might be acing some relevantly easy quizzes, or making new friends, or just super happy to be this newly minted individual with the campus at your oster.

2. The honey moon ends pretty soon.

3. The first half of the semester is smile and social networking. So many people will give you their number or you will offer yours… all at the hope that you might gain a friend, you might be able to feel at home.

4. No one really call… Texting and facebook, and perhaps email dominate communication.

5. Check your email everyday.

6. Guest speakers are awesome. Be challenged, introduce yourself to the speaker after every event and find time to reflect or take notes during the presentation, there is almost always a great catchy quote

7. Blame it on the technology… I found a tad shallowness within myself and peers. Students are looks driven (be still friendly, polite, and will give you their full attention but…) mistake lust for attraction. 

8. Studying is weird. It is varied, technique change depending on class or assignment.

9. Call your family everyday. No matter what. It may seem crazy, but you will probably not get homesick

10. Office hours are amazing. It doesn’t always have to concern academics, I like hearing the stories and life lessons of my professors. For they too, were students once and they have much wisdom to pass along.

11. Birthdays are the best, your college friends/ and dorm neighbors become your little family

12. Listen carefully. In class and outside class. 

13. Grades. I will make a post about this:) but grading is very different from high school. There are curves, and thresholds  the goal is not the get every question correct, it is to get more correct than your peers. Being competitive and creative will get you far academically.

14. Rarely ever will you get a “what” question, many questions are why,  or opinion driven. Many the sciences/maths seem to be take this concept from chapter whatever, and here is this odd problem, solve this problem, apply what you have learned. Do a handstand on your textbook. This is not high school

15. Diversity is not black and white. Being a person of color, I meet three types of students:

- Those that accept your race/culture and do not make offensive, micro agressions

- Those that reject your race/culture believes race doesn’t exsist, hates affirmative action, and makes micro agressions that futher contradict themselves.

-Those that “try to hard”….. to be something they are not.

16. Student will compliment you quite frequently.

17. Hook up cultures at most schools , dominate. Dating for girls can be tough.* (Depending on the college, but most of college friends say the same thing)

18.The run& hug, the “OMGGGGGGG”, the bro high five, and memorable “stop everything you are doing” are common among the college student species.

19. You changed. I will make a post about this. But now, I eat toast & pesto, I exercise more, I write much stronger, and found myself questioning things that I once readily accepted. And if that is not an education. I don’t know what is.

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studyhardalwayspayoff:

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I really have to take issue with this: “the Western portion of the world, Westeros - the rich and civilized portion.” This isn’t true.

1. Westeros is poorer and less economically developed than Essos. It’s far less urbanized than Essos. It’s an exporter primarily of natural resources and can’t produce the advanced manufactured goods it imports from the Free Cities. Its financial system is really quite crude, especially in comparison to the large banks and insurance companies of Braavos. It has very few roads and none of them Valyrian; main thoroughfares like the Kingsroad don’t have bridges over major rivers but use fords instead; it lacks internal canals to connect major river systems.

2. Westeros is less politically developed. It’s only been politically unified for 300 years, and even that weak feudal state is extremely shaky and may not survive. Essos has had continent-spanning empires that lasted for thousands of years. It has much more diversity of political systems - republics with separation of powers and political parties, merchant oligarchies, elected tyrants, etc.

3. Westeros is considered less culturally developed. Essosi call Westerosi unwashed barbarians, referring to them by the inaccurate title of “Andals.” (reminds me of the way Americans and Europeans labeled various nationalities by incorrect names because they didn’t speak the language) The Essosi of the Free Cities are the blood of Old Valyria; the Ghiscari have their empire, the Dothraki have their prophecies of manifest destiny, and the Qartheen are the pureblooded descendants of the greatest city that ever was or ever will be. Westerosi nobles are sent to the Free Cities to get culturally enriched, not the other way around. In terms of cultural production, most mummers are imported from Essos, as Westeros has no tradition of theater.

When engaging with ASOIAF, you have to analyze the world of Planetos as it is, rather than automatically applying heuristics based on our own world. Assuming that west = rich, civilized, and east = the Other (because that’s how it’s been presented in the past) is falling into the same essentialist trap that Edward Said and others are critiquing.
racefortheironthrone, discussing how Westeros is not culturally superior to Essos (via racefortheironthrone)

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mor-iarty:

Study Buddy→  A playlist to keep you company whilst you study away. A combination of upbeat songs with some classical and mellow pieces thrown into the mix to keep you focused.

1. Paper Planes - MIA // 2. Harlem - New Politics // 3. Flaws - Bastille // 4. Royals - Lorde // 5. Partita No.6 in E minor, BWV 830. Toccata - Bach // 6. Breezeblocks - alt-J // 7. Lost - Frank Ocean // 8. My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark - Fall Out Boy // 9. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen // 10. America - Imagine Dragons // 11. Pictures - Benjamin Francis Leftwich // 12. Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2 - Chopin // 13. Chocolate - The 1975 // 14. Afraid - The Neighbourhood // 15. Team - Lorde // 16. The Cello Song - Bach // 17. Why’d You Only Call Me When Your High? - Arctic Monkeys // 18. Secrets - One Republic // 19. Walking On Sunshine // 20. Atlas Hands - Benjamin Francis Leftwich // 21. Best Day Of My Life - American Authors // 22. Holy Grail - Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake // 23. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People // 24. Clare De Lune - Debussy // 25. Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz // 26. Naive - The Kooks // 27. Say My Name/Cry Me A River - The Neighbourhood // 28. Jumanji - Glass Towers // 29. Hey Soul Sister - Train // 30. Duet - Philip Glass

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mor-iarty:

Study Buddy→  A playlist to keep you company whilst you study away. A combination of upbeat songs with some classical and mellow pieces thrown into the mix to keep you focused.

1. Paper Planes - MIA // 2. Harlem - New Politics // 3. Flaws - Bastille // 4. Royals - Lorde // 5. Partita No.6 in E minor, BWV 830. Toccata - Bach // 6. Breezeblocks - alt-J // 7. Lost - Frank Ocean // 8. My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark - Fall Out Boy // 9. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen // 10. America - Imagine Dragons // 11. Pictures - Benjamin Francis Leftwich // 12. Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2 - Chopin // 13. Chocolate - The 1975 // 14. Afraid - The Neighbourhood // 15. Team - Lorde // 16. The Cello Song - Bach // 17. Why’d You Only Call Me When Your High? - Arctic Monkeys // 18. Secrets - One Republic // 19. Walking On Sunshine // 20. Atlas Hands - Benjamin Francis Leftwich // 21. Best Day Of My Life - American Authors // 22. Holy Grail - Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake // 23. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People // 24. Clare De Lune - Debussy // 25. Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz // 26. Naive - The Kooks // 27. Say My Name/Cry Me A River - The Neighbourhood // 28. Jumanji - Glass Towers // 29. Hey Soul Sister - Train // 30. Duet - Philip Glass

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