This Is It This Is It

I'll be graduating high school as part of the class of 2015 so right now i'm a senior! AHHH COLLEGE ADMISSIONS AHHHH OKAY ANYWAY I'll be using this blog to make review posts and stuff because I'm really trying to be more organized this year. Hopefully this blog is helpful for anyone who is interested in following it, especially if you're also in high school(:

How to Cope with anxiety when Starting University

onlinecounsellingcollege:

1. Accept that it is normal, and something you’d expect.
2. Talk about your feelings with someone you know well. Don’t bury how you feel and pretend that you’re OK.
3. Look after yourself – get plenty of sleep, take time for exercise, and make sure you eat well.
4. Ask when you’re confused, or uncertain, or need help. Usually others are quite happy to help you at this time.
5. Accept that it is takes time to make some friends when you are new. But others feel the same – and they want to make friends, too.
6. Don’t expect to feel comfortable within the first few weeks. It’s a whole different world and there’s so much to learn.
7. Remember you’ve made changes and have done new things before. You can cope and survive – so just be patient with yourself.

Traits and Habits of Organized People

onlinecounsellingcollege:

1. They avoid hanging on to needless stuff, and discard any clutter before it can pile up.

2. They designate a place or a home for everything – so it’s easy to know where to look for things.

3. They write things down, and make a lot of lists - so they don’t forget appointments, or important…

(via theprospectblog)

Advice on Writing the Common App Essay this Summer…

collegeadmissionbook:

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Fall of senior year is a busy time. So we strongly urge you to have at least your Common Application essay in good shape before senior year begins because writing the essays while attending school is like adding a class to your schedule — remember, in addition to the Common App’s, there are those in the supplements. Summer provides the luxury of uninterrupted time to reflect and write. And you’re fortunate that the Common App essay prompts will remain the same, so you don’t have to wait until August 1st to start working on them.

So here’s some advice to kick start your essays over the coming summer months — from a suggested reading list that we hope will inspire to some excellent step-by-step guidance on those Common App essay prompts.

Finding Your Voice in the Essay:  A suggested reading list of first-person essays.

The Real Topic of your Essay is You: One strategy to help you find a topic.

What are colleges looking for in the essay?

Great essay advice from the deans at Vanderbilt, Chicago, University of Illinois and more.

Pushing the Right Brick for Diagon Alley  Writer and independent college consultant Irena Smith on getting started — and getting personal — in the college essay.

Advice for Students on Topics for the New Common App Essays  This has been one of our all-time most popular posts with college advisor Alice Kleeman breaking down each of the Common App prompts, with guidance on academic, extracurricular, and personal topics that might fit neatly into a response for each prompt. And there’s a bonus section on the essays that have been Ms. Kleeman’s favorites in her more than twenty years advising students.

For more information about essays, including a step-by-step guide to developing a topic, see Chapter 13, “Essays,” ” in College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step.

Colleges that are free to apply to

senioricanteven:

dreamingofcollege:

Hey guys, so I found a thread online that lists colleges that are free to apply to. Most of these will probably be safety schools, but there are some that could be matches

Reed College is now free to apply to as well. People don’t give that school enough credit. It’s similar to Oberlin and Grinnell

(Source: waitingforacceptance, via theprospectblog)

How to Become an A+ Cross-Country College Packer (and Mover)

theprospectblog:

Become a badass packer!

(via collegedoe)

pleasegostudy:

Princeton

beahbeah:

this website SAVED MY BRAIN when i was a stressed out college student who couldn’t stop flipping out long enough to prioritize. quite a few of you are still suffering through college so i hope this helps you too!! c:

(via attackonstudying)

elisetheviking:

School has started or will very soon so what would be better to do than to gather some great resources for a better school year?
Evernote - keep your research at one place
Khan Academy - over 4,200 educational videos
Mathaway - helps you solve almost every math problem
Cliffnotes - read and prep for school work
Studious - great way to keep track of schedule
iFormulas - references for mathematical formulas
Pocket - save studies and articles much easier
Science glossary - for those hard science words
Studyblue - online flashcards for your next test
Any.do - daily planner 
Dropbox - don’t rely on your computer alone, make sure your notes and papers are safely uploaded online, just in case.
Feed.ly  - gather all your fav websites for research or whatever in one place - I love this myself!
Scribd - online library
Self Control - we all know self control during work or school isn’t always around
TED - lots of good presentation by interesting people
Chegg - don’t have all the money for new text books? Chegg lets you rent many text books for much less than it costs to buy
Duolingo - learning a new language? Then I’ll recommend this one
Mint.com - make sure you’ve got your money straight 
Alarmy - hard to get up in the morning? Well, this alarm makes you take a picture of your sink to turn it off!
Sworkit - don’t forget that exercise will make it easier to concentrate! 
Don’t forget to look at my 27 websites for a new year - where you can find lots of other resources for health, fitness, school/work and div when starting a new year(school year too)
I’ve also got a post called 53 posts for students which contains nutrition and fitness posts especially for students!
school-spo:
Receive the assignment: Read the instructions, look over the rubric, ask your teacher about any questions you might have
Make a plan: Map out your project. Set deadlines and little goals to get things done without all the stress
Budget your time wisely: When is the project due? Do you have other obligations that may make it difficult for you to finish your project on a set date?
Do your research! Make sure you know what you’re talking about! 
Create a research outline: Take organized, color coded notes! It’ll make it a lot easier to write the essay
Write a rough draft: Use all your good notes to write a rough draft
Have a peer edit: Ask a respected peer to edit your paper! Or, if possible, get your teacher to look it over and see any improvements it might need
Edit and create a final draft: Take their edits into consideration, and create your final draft
Hand it in! 
girl-havoced:

I believe in free education, one that’s available to everyone; no matter their race, gender, age, wealth, etc… This masterpost was created for every knowledge hungry individual out there. I hope it will serve you well. Enjoy!
FREE ONLINE COURSES (here are listed websites that provide huge variety of courses)
Alison 
Coursera
FutureLearn
open2study
Khan Academy
edX
P2P U
Academic Earth
iversity
Stanford Online
MIT Open Courseware
Open Yale Courses
BBC Learning
OpenLearn
Carnegie Mellon University OLI
University of Reddit
Saylor
IDEAS, INSPIRATION & NEWS (websites which deliver educational content meant to entertain you and stimulate your brain)
TED
FORA
Big Think  
99u
BBC Future
Seriously Amazing
How Stuff Works
Discovery News
National Geographic
Science News
Popular Science
IFLScience
YouTube Edu
DIY & HOW-TO’S (Don’t know how to do that? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Here are some great websites.)
wikiHow
Wonder How To
instructables
eHow
Howcast
MAKE
Do it yourself
FREE TEXTBOOKS & E-BOOKS
OpenStax CNX
Open Textbooks
Bookboon
Textbook Revolution
E-books Directory
FullBooks
Books Should Be Free
Classic Reader
Read Print
Project Gutenberg
AudioBooks For Free
LibriVox
Poem Hunter
Bartleby
MIT Classics
Many Books
Open Textbooks BCcampus
Open Textbook Library
WikiBooks
SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES & JOURNALS
Directory of Open Access Journals
Scitable
PLOS
Wiley Open Access
Springer Open
Oxford Open
Elsevier Open Access
ArXiv
Open Access Library
LEARN:
1. LANGUAGES
Duolingo
BBC Languages
Learn A Language
101languages
Memrise
Livemocha
Foreign Services Institute
My Languages
Surface Languages
Lingualia
OmniGlot
OpenCulture’s Language links
2. COMPUTER SCIENCE & PROGRAMMING
Codecademy
Programmr
GA Dash
CodeHS
w3schools
Code Avengers
Codelearn
The Code Player
Code School
Code.org
Programming Motherf*?$%#
Bento
Bucky’s room
WiBit
Learn Code the Hard Way
Mozilla Developer Network
Microsoft Virtual Academy
3. YOGA & MEDITATION
Learning Yoga
Learn Meditation
Yome
Free Meditation
Online Meditation
Do Yoga With Me
Yoga Learning Center
4. PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMMAKING
Exposure Guide
The Bastards Book of Photography
Cambridge in Color
Best Photo Lessons
Photography Course
Production Now
nyvs
Learn About Film
Film School Online
5. DRAWING & PAINTING
Enliighten
Ctrl+Paint
ArtGraphica
Google Cultural Institute
Drawspace
DragoArt
WetCanvas
6. INSTRUMENTS & MUSIC THEORY
Music Theory
Teoria
Music Theory Videos
Furmanczyk Academy of Music
Dave Conservatoire
Petrucci Music Library
Justin Guitar
Guitar Lessons
Piano Lessons
Zebra Keys
Play Bass Now
7. OTHER UNCATEGORIZED SKILLS
Investopedia
The Chess Website
Chesscademy
Chess.com
Spreeder
ReadSpeeder
First Aid for Free
First Aid Web
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Please feel free to add more learning focused websites. 
*There are a lot more learning websites out there, but I picked the ones that are, as far as I’m aware, completely free and in my opinion the best/ more useful.
Feynman’s technique

bizzlesmedstudent:

This is the reason I passed my mid year exams even if I procastinated at the beginning of the year and only studied days before exams.

This technique is just like teaching someone except you’re writing your words down.

You start by reading your textbook and notes and learn as much as you can for that study session. After that you take a notebook (prefaribly for this technique only) and you start explaining this the way you understand it. When you get lost, go back to the textbook and read again, close the book and explain that on paper.

I swear if I had started using this technique at the beginning of the year (unlike most my school year starts in january) I would have gotten straight A’s because it’s like photocopying the information to your mind.

You’ll know the subject like you’re a teacher.

(via studyspo)

theorganizedcoyote:

8 Ways to Memorize, Your Guide to Studying

littledoctors:

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Question: How Do You Memorize Large Quantities of Information?image

My Reply:

Thanks for asking! 😄 Actually, you cannot really recall things that you don’t understand and I’m telling you that based on experience (med school). Here’s how I do it.

  1. First, I avoid…

elisetheviking:

School has started or will very soon so what would be better to do than to gather some great resources for a better school year?
Evernote - keep your research at one place
Khan Academy - over 4,200 educational videos
Mathaway - helps you solve almost every math problem
Cliffnotes - read and prep for school work
Studious - great way to keep track of schedule
iFormulas - references for mathematical formulas
Pocket - save studies and articles much easier
Science glossary - for those hard science words
Studyblue - online flashcards for your next test
Any.do - daily planner 
Dropbox - don’t rely on your computer alone, make sure your notes and papers are safely uploaded online, just in case.
Feed.ly  - gather all your fav websites for research or whatever in one place - I love this myself!
Scribd - online library
Self Control - we all know self control during work or school isn’t always around
TED - lots of good presentation by interesting people
Chegg - don’t have all the money for new text books? Chegg lets you rent many text books for much less than it costs to buy
Duolingo - learning a new language? Then I’ll recommend this one
Mint.com - make sure you’ve got your money straight 
Alarmy - hard to get up in the morning? Well, this alarm makes you take a picture of your sink to turn it off!
Sworkit - don’t forget that exercise will make it easier to concentrate! 
Don’t forget to look at my 27 websites for a new year - where you can find lots of other resources for health, fitness, school/work and div when starting a new year(school year too)
I’ve also got a post called 53 posts for students which contains nutrition and fitness posts especially for students!