Anonymous asked:

hey. I'm quite a shy person in class like I don't talk that much and participate a lot during the lessons. And today I talked to my history teacher who said that I'd get a D if I keep on only participating in class so little and I want to know how to improve and get myself involved during class discussions/questions my teacher has for the class. I just don't know how I can say any more than I do..

hellostudying answered:

Hello !:) Since I’m one of those people who can never really stop talking I may have some advices or you :

  • if you are a bit self conscious about your answers in class try to sit down before each class and study a bit more than you were supposed to maybe you get the chance to go for one of the things you studied out the night before( i like to do that for my maths class )
  • Don’t think about it too much ! If you think about what could go wrong you won’t ever participate ! Just say something it doesn’t matter if its the most brilliant idea you’ve had so far or just a thing that makes your teacher realize you are paying attention 
  • And last but not least: try to improve talking in front of others ( this may be the main reason you have there ) you need to stand up and talk about something to get this feeling for speaking in front of people you know ?:) Try to start in front of your mirror, your family and your friends and then maybe people you don’t know that well :)

I hope this helped you out  a bit and your almost D turns into a C or a B :) Good Luck for that  and thank you for asking me :)x

fuelledbycoffeeandcynicism asked:

Hi! I live in Australia, and the teachers at my high school are really strict about what we can and cannot write down for information (though I am able to scribble down extra notes), and I was wondering what might be the most effective way to study (should I use another notebook, binders, etc?) & do you have any tips for improving in Math? I do fairly well (mostly B's) but I'm aiming to get all A's for this semester, but even when I know all the criteria it seems I still fall short. Thank you!

For me the best way to study is with folders. that’s the only way i can be organized with all the papers my teachers give me. With the method you have to buy a big binder which stays at home and you can put every lectures in it when you don’t need it anymore. But if it’s complicated for you to be organized you should use one notebook for each subjects you have.
Unfortunately it’s been 2 years since my last math classes. I’m in litterature section for high school (that’s how it works in france you have to choose) so i don’t really have tips for math… i’m really really bad at it. But try to do a lot of exercizes so you can be prepared for a test or something. or Ask a friend to help you.
i’m sorry i know it didn’t really help :)

I finally found one that isn't lame

  • 1. If you’ve ever tried drugs or alcohol, what was your reason for first trying it?
  • 2. Do you think you could ever have an abortion if you unexpectedly turned up pregnant right this second?
  • 3. If you were far from home and needed to sleep for the night, would you choose to rent a crappy motel room for $60 or sleep in your car for free?
  • 4. Is there a color shirt you’d NEVER wear?
  • 5. Is there a situation where you caved into peer pressure and regretted it?
  • 6. What is your favorite video game console? Why?
  • 7. Do you like vanilla candles?
  • 8. Have you ever been in a relationship that was going great, and then suddenly something weird happened and you just KNEW it was going to be over soon?
  • 9. Would you ever bleach your hair platinum blonde?
  • 10. What are your plans for tomorrow?
  • 11. What did you have for breakfast?
  • 12. Have you had sex in 2014 yet?
  • 13. Who last slept in your bed besides you?
  • 14. What time did you wake up today?
  • 15. How long until your next birthday?
  • 16. What was the last movie you watched?
  • 17. If you could see any musician live, front row, who would you choose?
  • 18. When did you last consume something that had peanut butter?
  • 19. What’s the last song you heard?
  • 20. When you say you love someone, do you mean it?
  • 21. Do you plan on sleeping in tomorrow?
  • 22. Do you still talk to any of your ex’s?
  • 23. As of this minute, what is going through your mind?
  • 24. Where’s the last place you went?
  • 25. Have you held hands with anyone lately?
  • 26. Has anyone let you down recently?
  • 27. Does it bother you when people try to make you jealous?
  • 28. Whats the next movie you want to see in theaters?
  • 29. Do you have more than $50 in your room?
  • 30. Are both of your blood parents still in your life?
  • 31. Were you tired when you woke up this morning?
  • 32. Who is probably talking a load of crap about you right now?
  • 33. When was the last time you went apple picking?
  • 34. Do you sometimes wake up in the morning, lay in bed and think about life?
  • 35. Are you happy summer is coming soon?
  • 36. Do you have drama in your life?



Taking good, accurate, and fast notes is crucial to success in any sort of post-secondary education. It’s only now, in my third year, that I’ve finally nailed down a system that works. For me. It may not work for you, fancypants.

  1. Take speedy notes in class. Notes on notes. On notes. This is probably the most important step. When I’m in class, I try to focus both on what is on the slide/ board, and what the prof is saying. Often I find what the prof is saying comes in handy later on when I’m studying because it can help contextualize what I’ve written down.
  2. Skip a few days. Relax. Have a nap. Have three.
  3. Re-write the notes, taking care to focus on definitions and key words. For me, this involves separate colours. Green is for key words that will stick in my brain for when I need them later, like on the midterm. Pink is for terms and definitions. This way, when I’m trying to memorize, the most important things can jump out at me. Purple is for headings and general knowledge. I usually know a list or group of similar characteristics is coming when I need purple.

Studies show that both re-writing your notes and using different colours helps with retention. I think this method works so well for me because I feel like I’m getting a two-for one: prettier notes, and extra studying. Mama loves a bargain.

Credits to my homeboy’s Mankiw, Kneebone, and McKenzie, for making Microeconomics fun since 2011. 

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