"I’ve never had the audacity before now to wait for a heart, but you said ‘sleep on it’ So I curled up on your chest and learned patience."

— (via anxsty)

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  1. Use the “clean desk” method like they do in large law firms. Organize all your materials then clean your desk off and only have one subject at a time on the desk. 
  2. Organize your study space. Ordered surroundings lead to an ordered mind. Clean up your study room and keep it clean during your study times.
  3. For subjects such as mathematics do every practice problem you can get your hands on then review the answers and go over in the text those parts that are giving you trouble.
  4. Put away the highlighter. Highlighting doesn’t do much except convince you that you are actually studying when you aren’t. Plus you’ll increase the resale value of the textbook.
  5. For other non math subjects you employ the read, write, recite and recall method and throw away your highlighter. Underlining is useless. Most of the time when we are reading and underlining our minds are somewhere else and none of it sticks but we don’t realize it until we are staring at an exam paper. You read a section. You write brief notes on the section. The act of writing transfers the information from short term to long term memory. Then you look away and force yourself to remember without looking. You will then see what stuck and what didn’t. Review what didn’t and move on to the next section. Using mnemonics (See: Memory Techniques ) for memorizing lists such as anatomical structures or elements of a cause of action works well.
  6. Turn off the TV, put away the Doritos, close the web browser, turn off the phone and focus.
  7. Quiet your mind by a few minutes of ACTIVE meditation. Don’t just sit there and be sleepy. 
  8. Take regular breaks and stick to that schedule. Ten to fifteen minutes per hour depending on the deadline.
  9. Prioritize your projects and do them ONE AT A TIME. Do not try to jump around from subject to subject.
  10. Use all your resources. If you are tanking a subject then find a tutor. See your professor during office hours and ask her what you can do to help your comprehension  Don’t wait until the day before the final to do this.
  11. I don’t care how much weed mellows you out give it up for the two weeks leading to finals. It plays havoc with concentration and memory.

Remember if you are having trouble in one or all of your subjects it is not because you are “dumb”. Dumb people don’t get into college. Even the smartest of us can tank a subject because we lack the background, have different aptitudes or are experiencing emotional problems. 

The most common reason students get bad grades is a poor work ethic and bad study habits. Others high on the list are missing classes, labs and assignments and emotional issues such as anxiety and depression and too damn much partying.

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"Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."

— Albert Einstein (via i3elle)

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Orange is the New Black cast for Entertainment Weekly (May 2, 2014)

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"There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it."

— ― George Bernard Shaw (via psych-quotes)

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Dachshund U.N.

For three weekends, 47 Dachshunds, more commonly known as Sausage Dogs, will attempt to solve the world’s Human Rights issues.”

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Going to miss Danish cafes :)

Going to miss Danish cafes :)

Met this totally lost Australian on my local train, at least I’m not the only one :)

"You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight."

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (via bookmania)

"There is a level of grief so deep that it stops resembling grief at all. The pain becomes so severe that the body can no longer feel it. The grief cauterizes itself, scars over, prevents inflated feeling. Such numbness is a kind of mercy."

— Elizabeth Gilbert The Signature Of All Things (via sempiternale)

I can’t even explain my experience here anymore. I need months of reflecting after this (which is good because that’s what my summers are filled with). My school sent me to 12 different countries, all because I applied for a grant and they thought I was worthy. The world is crazy, and filled with opportunities, and this trip will never let me forget that, no matter how bogged down I am by life in the years to come.

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I don’t know why anyone would try to impress anyone anymore.


The Mountain Goats | Pale Green Things

riding with the windows down
shortly after your first heart attack

"So come outside and walk with me
We’ll try each other on to see if we fit
And with our roots, become a tree
To shade what we make, under it"

— Incubus, Southern Girl (via picturesquotesandstuff)