Here is my designated schedule for this coming early September to late April. I know this will change as I’m still trying to exchange courses and as I go through school itself. I feel that it’s too strict if I follow this schedule by every half an hour, but it does serve as a guideline. It gives me a technical view on what I could be doing before, between, and after classes.

This schedule was created with a Microsoft Word document in a horizontal layout with tables. You can customize it however you like. It took me quite a while to create this, but it wasn’t a total waste of time. It was fun, actually.

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top-six:

Top-Six’s Used and Abused: Apps 
 
Disclaimer: I own an Iphone, so all of these are available for ios devices- not sure about android. 
Coffitivity 
What it does: It basically plays coffee shop sounds, which are proven to increase creativity because it’s just enough noise to work. There are three options; University Undertones, Morning Murmurs and Lunchtime Lounge. There is also the option to play music in the background, if you so desire. 
How I use it:
I play this when I am studying, writing, brainstorming or reading anything academic-related. 
Why I love it:
I don’t know how I survived without this app before I found it. It sounds out other noises without becoming distracting and making you lose focus. I used it all the time. Even when I am at coffee shops! If some their old ladies are speaking to loudly or a couple is sharing too much about what happened last night, I just pop it in and can instantly focus. 
Use this if:
You have trouble focusing with background music or get distracted very easily. 
 
Flashcards
What it does: Has a crazy-large assortment of already made flashcard decks on a variety of topics. It is super awesome because you can make your own deck or download one someone else made. 
How I use it: I use this for Latin vocab and when I was studying for my G1.
Why I love it: You can download a deck and test yourself literally anywhere plus most of the time you don’t even have to make your own deck. 
Use this if: You have a long commute to class, enjoy studying on the go or dislike physically making flashcards
 
30/30
What it does: Basically you make a list, put in your tasks and how long you have to complete each, and it puts it on a countdown loop. 
How I use it: I usually use this for making sure I do 40 minutes of work and 10 minutes of break. I also found it helpful when I was doing a timed test online, because I had aprox. 10 minutes/question, so it helped me know how much time I had left. 
Why I love it: Helps me know how much time I have left of whatever I am doing. I’ll look over and see I’ve got 14 minutes until a break and my task seems a lot less daunting. 
Use this if: You want to try out the 40(or 50?)/10 work routine. If you get discouraged easily or have a habit of either taking too much time during your work blocks/breaks, try this out!
*note- none of these are calendar/planner type apps not because I haven’t found any good ones simply because I like having things written down and colour-coordinated check out this post if you’re interested in how I do that. 
If you guys have any studyblr apps feel free to share!  
Edit: 
marabytanguay shared that Coffitivity is available for Android, but 30/30 and Flashcards are not. The closest Android match for 30/30 is Stopwatch All in 1, available HERE. As for flashcards, I like StudyBlue. It is available for both Android and iOS, as well as on the web (at studyblue.com). I love it because I can view other people’s flashcard collections and my flashcards are available anywhere I go and on any of my devices. If you don’t like it, Google Play has hundreds of alternate options.

top-six:

Top-Six’s Used and Abused: Apps

 

Disclaimer: I own an Iphone, so all of these are available for ios devices- not sure about android.

Coffitivity

What it does: It basically plays coffee shop sounds, which are proven to increase creativity because it’s just enough noise to work. There are three options; University Undertones, Morning Murmurs and Lunchtime Lounge. There is also the option to play music in the background, if you so desire.

How I use it:

I play this when I am studying, writing, brainstorming or reading anything academic-related.

Why I love it:

I don’t know how I survived without this app before I found it. It sounds out other noises without becoming distracting and making you lose focus. I used it all the time. Even when I am at coffee shops! If some their old ladies are speaking to loudly or a couple is sharing too much about what happened last night, I just pop it in and can instantly focus.

Use this if:

You have trouble focusing with background music or get distracted very easily.

 

Flashcards

What it does: Has a crazy-large assortment of already made flashcard decks on a variety of topics. It is super awesome because you can make your own deck or download one someone else made.

How I use it: I use this for Latin vocab and when I was studying for my G1.

Why I love it: You can download a deck and test yourself literally anywhere plus most of the time you don’t even have to make your own deck.

Use this if: You have a long commute to class, enjoy studying on the go or dislike physically making flashcards

 

30/30

What it does: Basically you make a list, put in your tasks and how long you have to complete each, and it puts it on a countdown loop.

How I use it: I usually use this for making sure I do 40 minutes of work and 10 minutes of break. I also found it helpful when I was doing a timed test online, because I had aprox. 10 minutes/question, so it helped me know how much time I had left.

Why I love it: Helps me know how much time I have left of whatever I am doing. I’ll look over and see I’ve got 14 minutes until a break and my task seems a lot less daunting.

Use this if: You want to try out the 40(or 50?)/10 work routine. If you get discouraged easily or have a habit of either taking too much time during your work blocks/breaks, try this out!

*note- none of these are calendar/planner type apps not because I haven’t found any good ones simply because I like having things written down and colour-coordinated check out this post if you’re interested in how I do that.

If you guys have any studyblr apps feel free to share! 

Edit:

marabytanguay shared that
Coffitivity is available for Android, but 30/30 and Flashcards are not. 
The closest Android match for 30/30 is Stopwatch All in 1, available HERE. As for flashcards, I like StudyBlue. It is available for both Android and iOS, as well as on the web (at studyblue.com). I love it because I can view other people’s flashcard collections and my flashcards are available anywhere I go and on any of my devices. If you don’t like it, Google Play has hundreds of alternate options.

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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

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englitstudent asked:

19 and 25.

My Personal Study Buddy Blog Answer:

Who inspires me?

There are three people who inspire me: My father, Bruce Lee, and Quentin Tarantino.

My father has provided me the luxury of a best friend, an exceptional caregiver, an adviser, and motivator to do better in life. I’ve made plenty of mistakes and I still make them, but he guides me through them every step of the way. My father has given me the tools for motivation and a belief in myself. He doesn’t hold back when he helps me try to give me confidence in my abilities. He is truly my inspiration.

If you know who Bruce Lee is, there are no questions about how he would inspire anyone. Martial artist, philosopher, and movie star. He broke through boundaries in his young life, regarding race, Asian stereotype, and the extent a human body can handle. Bruce Lee inspires me to be a focused, driven, and an intense person.

Quentin Tarantino is an amazing director. His movies are unbelievable. His writing inspires me to build something like he has. I’ve also seen him in interviews, and he’s very fun. Quentin Tarantino shows me that he can still be human while bringing art - as intense as it is - to the table. I don’t have to sacrifice my bubbly personality to write something serious and sometimes demented.

What is my most knowledgeable subject?

English & Creative Writing and Philosophy.

"I’m afraid I’ll never finish college. I’m afraid I’ll finish college with student loans I can never pay back. I’m afraid I’ll get a degree and won’t be able to find a job in that field. I’m afraid I’ll get a degree, get the job I dreamed of, and hate it."
- A Mental Illness Happy Hour listener whose list of fears matches mine four for four. Glad I’m not the only one.
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(Source: insensiblenothingness, via college-journey)

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