studying-hard

mindofamedstudent:

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 :)

studying-hard
studyforyourself:

Hi Guys!
This is part 1 of my “How should I study?!?” posts. A post like this was requested.
   Stuff you need
textbooks
exercise book, binder, etc.  → your notes
pens, markers
eraser, ruler, hole puncher
a binder/notebook where you rewrite your notes in
    How I study
I make a little study schedule and I write down what I have to do
I take out the stuff I need
I start to rewrite all my important (!) notes and things out of the textbook
I mark everything in special colours
I read everything several times
I write texts etc. (for German, English etc.) and I do exercises (for Math, Grammer etc.)
The evening before the test or exam I make flashcards with abbreviated information/voc/etc.
For vocabulary test I like to use apps like AnkiDroid (more listed below)
   Study Techniques
Pomodoro Technique
Feynman Technique
Cornell Method (Notetaking)
Study Method 1
College Study Techniques
Loci Method
Study Techniques
Note Taking Techniques
   Study Apps 
(I use Android so I don´t know if these apps are avaliable for IOS)
Kingsoft Office
Vocabulary Trainer
Flux Cards
PONS Dictionary
My Binder
SomNote
Note
Coffitivity
Sounds for studying
It´s focus time
Get Shit Done!
CamScanner
Babbel
In the next post: Study Tips, Organization Apps, Motivation. Please message me if a link isn´t working or if you have a question.
Caroline

studyforyourself:

Hi Guys!

This is part 1 of my “How should I study?!?” posts. A post like this was requested.

   Stuff you need

  • textbooks
  • exercise book, binder, etc.  → your notes
  • pens, markers
  • eraser, ruler, hole puncher
  • a binder/notebook where you rewrite your notes in

    How I study

  1. I make a little study schedule and I write down what I have to do
  2. I take out the stuff I need
  3. I start to rewrite all my important (!) notes and things out of the textbook
  4. I mark everything in special colours
  5. I read everything several times
  6. I write texts etc. (for German, English etc.) and I do exercises (for Math, Grammer etc.)
  7. The evening before the test or exam I make flashcards with abbreviated information/voc/etc.
  8. For vocabulary test I like to use apps like AnkiDroid (more listed below)

   Study Techniques

   Study Apps

(I use Android so I don´t know if these apps are avaliable for IOS)

In the next post: Study Tips, Organization Apps, Motivation. Please message me if a link isn´t working or if you have a question.

Caroline

studying-hard
studyforyourself:

Hi Guys,
 This is part 2 of my “How should I study?!?” posts. → Part 1
   Study Tips
keep your desk clean
have regular breaks
block out distractions
listen to music without lyrics (if music is helpful for you)
chew gum (instead of unhealthy snacks)
drink enough
use colours
use symbols
watch youtube videos (if you don´t understand something)
get motivated
watch documentarys
study together with friends
review your notes every day
study outside
set small goals
have fun!
...other tips
…other tips 2
7 Study Tips
   Organization Apps
(I use Android so I don´t know if these apps are avaliable for IOS)
Evernote
Pocket
Wunderlist/Wunderlist for Education
Trello
Cal
Any.Do
DigiCal
aCalender
Business Calender
Todoist
   Motivation
Magic is…
Look …
5 Minutes Epic Motivation
Most Impressive High School Graduates
Famous Failures
Educated Women
Time is very..
Never, never, never give up!
In the next post: Study Music, Relax!, Make a Study Guide. Please message me if a link isn´t working or if you have a question.
Caroline

studyforyourself:

Hi Guys,

 This is part 2 of my “How should I study?!?” posts. Part 1

   Study Tips

  • keep your desk clean
  • have regular breaks
  • block out distractions
  • listen to music without lyrics (if music is helpful for you)
  • chew gum (instead of unhealthy snacks)
  • drink enough
  • use colours
  • use symbols
  • watch youtube videos (if you don´t understand something)
  • get motivated
  • watch documentarys
  • study together with friends
  • review your notes every day
  • study outside
  • set small goals
  • have fun!
  • ...other tips
  • …other tips 2
  • 7 Study Tips

   Organization Apps

(I use Android so I don´t know if these apps are avaliable for IOS)

   Motivation

In the next post: Study Music, Relax!, Make a Study Guide. Please message me if a link isn´t working or if you have a question.

Caroline

studying-hard

study-hack:

mindofamedstudent:

Tutorial: how to make a study schedule.

  1. Make a reference sheet with separate lists for each subject. This reference sheet is used to orient your daily studying.
  2. List the material you need to study for each subject. Be more specific than you would be on a study schedule and make sure you put down everything you need to go over.
  3. On your schedule, highlight the exam dates and deadlines and put down any relevant information.
  4. Using your reference sheet, assign certain material to go through each day.

Scheduling tips

  • If you haven’t been working on study material throughout the semester; schedule days before your study leave to work on study sheets for revision, flash cards, summaries, whatever you use to study. 
  • Take a day to gather your study material before your study leave begins. Like the weekend classes end or so. This will save you a lot of time when you sit down to study every day.
  • Schedule your studying so that you start studying for the last final first, and the first final last. Make sure you start this early enough to give yourself time to revise for the subjects you need to.
  • If you have a day between each of your finals, take the night of the final off and revise for the next exam the day after. If not, take the couple of hours after your exam off then revise for the next one.
  • Schedule the harder/heavier material in a subject first, so that you work on that material when you have more energy.
  • If you’re taking subjects that you have difficulty with, or subjects with a heavy workload; schedule catch up days. However, don’t let that encourage you to slack off. Try to stick to your schedule and only rely on the catch up days if you really need to, and if you don’t; then it’s a day off!
  • Also, schedule days off… a day or if you can’t afford it, half a day. I can’t stress how important it is to take time for yourself, it’ll help you avoid burnout. 

Disclaimer: this is the way I’ve been making study schedules since I started college. By no means am I claiming it’s perfect or that everybody should follow it.

I’m sorry I’m posting this by the end of the year when a lot of people are already done with exams, but perhaps it’ll be helpful for people taking summer courses now? And also for next year :)

oui oui

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rhet-eric:

George Kennedy was right! From "A Hoot in the Dark: The Evolution of General Rhetoric" (concrete evidence follows):

There is also quite a lot of epideictic rhetoric among animals. By this I mean a kind of ritualized socializing that involves reassuring “contact calls” within the group. In the fall, I have witnessed convocations of crows on my university campus. To me, as an uninformed spectator interested in rhetoric, it looked as though they had gathered to debate some important issue. There was much cawing. Some of the crows seemed to become disgusted with the proceedings and flew off; some turned their backs on the center of the group as if to vote “no.” Brief research on the habits of the crow (corvus brachyrhynchus) revealed that they were probably not engaged in deliberation on any of the three subjects that most interest them (territorial control, mating, and feeding). There was no food supply at the site of the conference, it was not the mating season, and they had temporarily abandoned their territorial instincts to come together. Our local crows do not migrate, and they usually live in pairs or small families with distinct territories, but occasionally they assemble into large flocks. Zoologists have identified among crows what is known as an “assembly call,” which consists of a succession of long raucous cries. This brings other crows together. Another kind of utterance is the “contact call,” which consists of a series of short caws spaced into groups of two. This is probably a way of establishing a relationship to others in the flock. The assembly and the vocalization thus perform something like the reaffirmation of group identity in ceremonial oratory on public occasions. Birds are the most vocal of all animals and vocal rhetoric is more highly developed among them than in any species except human beings. It is perhaps not a coincidence that the Greeks gave the name Corax, or “crow,” to the “inventor” of rhetoric.

doctormemelordmd:

pan-pirate:

d-i-y-orgasms:

the-youngest-gandor-brother:

blackcr0wking:

fangirling-so-hard-rn:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

Crows are scaryThey
use tools
Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
Have huge brains for birds
like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
they are scary smart at solving puzzles
some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
they can remember faces
SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.
Guys I’m really scared of crows now.(q) 

i love crows so much

crows are amazing

My favorite legend is that crows are the souls of the dead

crows are the coolest shit

Yeah but have you seen this 

rhet-eric:

George Kennedy was right! From "A Hoot in the Dark: The Evolution of General Rhetoric" (concrete evidence follows):

There is also quite a lot of epideictic rhetoric among animals. By this I mean a kind of ritualized socializing that involves reassuring “contact calls” within the group. In the fall, I have witnessed convocations of crows on my university campus. To me, as an uninformed spectator interested in rhetoric, it looked as though they had gathered to debate some important issue. There was much cawing. Some of the crows seemed to become disgusted with the proceedings and flew off; some turned their backs on the center of the group as if to vote “no.” Brief research on the habits of the crow (corvus brachyrhynchus) revealed that they were probably not engaged in deliberation on any of the three subjects that most interest them (territorial control, mating, and feeding). There was no food supply at the site of the conference, it was not the mating season, and they had temporarily abandoned their territorial instincts to come together. Our local crows do not migrate, and they usually live in pairs or small families with distinct territories, but occasionally they assemble into large flocks. Zoologists have identified among crows what is known as an “assembly call,” which consists of a succession of long raucous cries. This brings other crows together. Another kind of utterance is the “contact call,” which consists of a series of short caws spaced into groups of two. This is probably a way of establishing a relationship to others in the flock. The assembly and the vocalization thus perform something like the reaffirmation of group identity in ceremonial oratory on public occasions. Birds are the most vocal of all animals and vocal rhetoric is more highly developed among them than in any species except human beings. It is perhaps not a coincidence that the Greeks gave the name Corax, or “crow,” to the “inventor” of rhetoric.

doctormemelordmd:

pan-pirate:

d-i-y-orgasms:

the-youngest-gandor-brother:

blackcr0wking:

fangirling-so-hard-rn:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

Crows are scary
They

  • use tools
  • Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
  • Have huge brains for birds
  • like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
  • They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
  • they are scary smart at solving puzzles
  • some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
  • they can remember faces
  • SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
  • They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.

Guys I’m really scared of crows now.
(q

i love crows so much

crows are amazing

My favorite legend is that crows are the souls of the dead

crows are the coolest shit

Yeah but have you seen this 

image