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Ahh yes, The dreaded school. When it comes around we all dread, new teachers, new schedule, some new unfamiliar faces, the MASSIVE amount of homework load, less time on tumblr. Here is another long post with a few sites and others to help you out here!
- Advice on college
- Alternatives to buying expensive textbooks
- AP Cram Packets
- Cheat sheet for becoming an adult
- Dorm room survival
- Free online college classes
- How to survive college masterpost
- cheap & healthy snacks
- chocolate muffin in a mug tutorial
- Coffee recipes to help stay awake
- Every Starbucks drink and pasty FTW
- For the vegans
you bad ass motherfuckers
- macaroni cheese / mac&cheese in a cup
- quick and easy soup recipes
- study snacks
- Study snack
- thousands of quick and easy snack recipes
- Yummy cheesiness!
- 40 on-the-go breakfast recipesHelpful sites:
- Challenge your brain
- Feed the hungry while using your vocabulary
- Free online textbooks
- Grade calculator
- Rape Escape
- Whole page dedicated to studying/organizing
High school needs:
- For Juniors or Seniors With Low Income Families Looking For Scholarships
- How to survive freshman year
Mental health resources:
- a website that is always relevant.
- falling asleep tips
- How long to sleep
- how to talk to and help an anxiety-ridden friend
- how to wake up in the morning
- keep taking your mind off of it
- mental illness recovery tips
- need a motivational speech? i like this one for myself.
- not having a good day? :c
- picking up a hobby can relax you during the school year!!
- seriously just please try to relax ily
- take your mind off of it
- tips on self-love
- when to go to sleep/wake up
- working out is a total stress-buster.
- download free books
- express yourself with make-up
- Hobbies masterpost
- I fucking love to study to this.
- please remember this.
- Sick ass movie list
I have more but, this is a school one so message me for more.
- Sites to help you not get distracted with other sites. (Mac)(PC)
- Various ways to where a scarf
- What’s the fucking weather
- calm/nature sounds
- chill playlist
- coffee shop blues
- coffee shop sounds
- concentration playlist
- study playlist
- 4hours of classical music
- An already typed essay at your fingertips(type the subject and press random stuff and an essay forms. TO KIND OF HELP)
- bibliography maker
- educational links fucking galore
- my favorite tutoring website
- online ruler
- pull an all nighter but do well on your exam
- Social media citing
- study like a college kid
- Time Management
- Psychology Lectures by a Professor from Yale University
- compliments generator
- how long to nap
- go to a quiet place
- learn more about anxiety.
- panic and anxiety information masterpost
- Relaxation techniques
- Stress Analyst
- the thoughts room
- take a guided relaxation
- yoga poses
- Best place to get help for English
- essay structure guide
- essay writing help
- free microsoft word alternative
- Grammar and spell checker
- Graphic Essay Organizer
- Help on reading/researching
- Make a kick ass essay
- Masterpost of writing software
- microsoft word equivalent
- more essay writing help
- On books you you don’t want to read
- Tip of my tongue
- calculators (includes graphing, geometric, stats etc)
- College/high school Chemistry notes
- math problem solver (2)
- Periodic Table
- This is the math god
- Answers to the textbook
- Beneficial studying tips
- Crash course in any subject with John Green
- Free Educational resources for anyone and everyone
- help in a ton of subjects
- Helps you in any subject
- homework help
- how to google
- how to study, Study guide
- finals survival guide
- improve your studying skills
- Learning Websites Masterpage
- Looking for a word
- make flash cards
- One of the best learning websites
- Tips before/during an exam
- Tips on Exams
- Remember that today’s day in age is different from how it was back then. So don’t stress about school too much.High school students today have the anxiety of what a mental patient in the insane asylum had in the 50s. Here’s also a thing to show how times have changed.
- Prioritize. List what needs to get done first and when. Sometimes getting the bigger/harder tasks is easier than conquering the smaller/easier tasks.
- Set times when certain projects need to be done and stick to that deadline.
- Turn your phone off or give it to your parents while doing work/studying. I know that we live in the age of technology and literally everything is at the touch of our fingertips. Honestly though you can wait on what your favorite celebrity has to say or if your crush liked your instagram photo. You’ll be more involved in that than you are into your work.
- If you have trouble in a certain subject and there is no assigned seating, take advantage of the front. I guarantee you’ll learn more.
- Ask your teacher what exactly you’ll need to know. If you’re taking notes during the year, write in the margins whether or not it will be tested. It will be easier to know what you will be tested on.
- Save your exams. Half the time your teachers use the same questions (or questions similar) from your exams on your midterms or finals.
- Don’t try to do homework straight afterschool if you can’t, despite what everyone says. Give yourself an hour, and try to get some exercise in. I find it stops me getting bored of sitting down. Not to mention helps me concentrate better.
- Don’t just read the material, write it, draw it, recite it, quiz yourself on it! Until you have the material down.
- Join clubs, sports, or organizations! You’re guaranteed to find friends in there. You’ll already have common interests. Start with that and go with the flow.
- College kids: If you don’t have assigned seating, and you have been sitting in the same seat for 2 weeks. That is you assigned seat now. Don’t move or you’ll screw everyone up and they will hate you.
- Color code things, such as your notes.
If you want to see how I color code my notes message me and I’ll be happy to show you.
- Be kind to one another.
I think that about does it. So yeah:)
I’m sure if we all band together, we can create a strong case :P. Fortunately, my grey hairs have subsisded since finishing IB
Music while you study:
Youtube is your friend for math and chemistry help.
http://www.youtube.com/user/richthornley (this guy is amazing for chem)
just look up other subjects like “ib math youtube” and you’ll find tons of helpful videos
And don’t forget to take breaks (30 mins) every now and then (:
Keep it concise. A handy reference sheet for essay writing.
First of all, do not freak out. You got this.
Secondly, just go through the poems line by line instead of concentrating on the whole thing as a whole. Rewrite the poem in your own words if you have to and highlight the important bits. If you’re still stuck, turn to google or the library if you have one near you. Look through literary analysis text books (like the kind English majors in uni use). Use google scholar. Remember google is your best friend if you know where to look.
You could also try this website: http://www.sylviaplathforum.com/analysis.html but keep in mind that you can’t really use it as a source in your EE because it is a form and not really an academic source.
Good luck! You can do this and your EE will be awesome.
Basically, a math IA is a project that aims to further your understanding of math as applied to the real world. You take a lesson from the syllabus and base your topic off that lesson through a research question that relates to real life.
The possible topics and how you deal with the whole project is basically based on what level of math your taking.
My teacher suggests we base our topics off the statistics part of the syllabus because these projects tend to get the highest marks.
Make sure you read the guide before starting, just so you have a clear idea of what’s expected of you.
For topics: http://ibmathsresources.com/2014/04/01/maths-studies-ia-exploration-topics/ (Keep in mind that you should tweak the idea a little bit just to make it yours and avoid plagiarism)
Math SL and HL:
For topics: http://ibmathsresources.com/2013/09/03/maths-ia-exploration-topics/ (again make sure to tweak it a bit)
I’ve personally bought books off Kinokuniya.com, they are very trust worthy and quite fast. I think you have a Kinokuniya branch in Malaysia. Also, amazon.com is a good place to get books, my IB coordinator is always ordering books for us off amazon. Keep in mind that amazon might take longer and shipping may be a bit expensive.
I think its an awesome idea! Doing this will definitely lessen the “cultural shock” of switching from regular old high-school program to the IB program. For science videos, here is a couple of Youtube channels that have gotten me through my first year of IB:
Physics: http://www.youtube.com/user/CampbellMitch/featured (I don’t personally take Physics but my classmates recommend this)
I also recommend you start thinking about a basic idea for your extended essay.
I think you’re off to an amazing start, if you continue with this mindset throughout your IB career, you’ll sail smoothly to your diploma.
I wish you all the best! Good luck! And don’t forget, if you ever need any help with anything, the ask box is always open!
Tutorial: how to make organized notes.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Keep doing this for every objective. Paste things if it helps.
- 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).
- 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 :)
8 Ways to Study Better:
1.) You can prevent yourself from forgetting up to 80% of the material by reviewing a lecture or study content within 24 hours.
2.) Instead of re-reading information again and again, close your eyes and recite as much as possible from memory. This can cement long-term memorization.
3.) If available, take practice tests. One study showed that students retained 50% more of the material if they testing themselves after learning something.
4.) Become more efficient when studying with flashcards by using the Leitner System. Repeat flashcards that you have difficulty with more often than those you’ve memorized.
5.) Listening to classical music while studying may activate the parts of your brain that can help you pay attention and make predictions. It can also improve your mood.
6.) Consider exercising before your next study session. It may help make your mind more alert, and give you the endurance you need to study for several hours.
7.) Instead of trying to memorize information, make connections between the material’s ideas. This may help you remember more material in less time.
8.) When you study, focus on only studying. Multitasking can handicap learning as your attention is split between each task.
Your efforts paid off!
I hope everyone is super happy with their results!
(Dont be too hard on yourself you did awesome regardless of whether results met your expectations or not. You are a fighter and a survivor, keep your chin up, you wonderful person you.)
Just a reminder because ap and IB scores come out in 24-48 hours:
Don’t worry or get upset about your score!!! All that matters is that you tried your best and you probably learned some things along the way!!! Stay calm, you did a lot better than you think!!✨🌸🌷🍀
WELL, I have made it through year one of IB. Im currently drowning in summer work but hopefully I’ll post updates soon.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE AN AMAZING SUMMER!
As promised, I have shared a bunch of folders on Google docs where we can share our notes with each other :)
I’ve never done anything like this before, so let me know if there are any bugs and I’ll fix them as soon as possible. If you don’t have a Google account and would like to share your…