reblogs.
“I wonder
who’s arms would I run and fall into
if I were drunk
in a room with everyone
I have ever loved”

 —I saw a comment underneath this once, reading “furthermore, i wonder who would still catch me” (via meggordon)
Wow (via pehnumbra)

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studyspiration:

How I keep a progress Journal

I have wanted to share my progress journal with all of you,for a while now. But it was just about now that I actually bothered to take pictures of it. 

I don’t even know if this is a progress journal, it is just some kind of everything journal. This journal contains four things: To-do lists, reading lists, schedules and updates.

Schedules. I don’t always have schedules, but i mainly make them a day before an exam, or an day when I know I have a lot to do. Sometimes I make them in the middle of the day when I know that I have been slacking off and then need to kill it for the rest of the day. 

Entries. This works like diary entries, where I write down my thoughts and feelings and such, however this is just academic thoughts. Maybe if I had a great day at school, and really feel like that I had proven myself, then I come home and try to describe the feeling, and how it affected me. 

To Do’s. This is the same concept as the post I made about post-its which you can read here http://studyspiration.tumblr.com/post/81785060962/how-i-manage-my-time-through-post-it-notes-with  I just keep everything in here, so that once  I get rid of the post-its I can still look back and have some kind of overview. 

Reading list. I usually make these lists, when I have to read up for a test or an exam, just to have an overview over what I have read and what I still have to come. 

This has really helped me get an overview of my exams, and really made me stress less. I hope that if you decide to make use of this system that it will benefit you as much as it has to me. 

Love,

Dunia

(via studyingoverprocrastination)



freshprogressgeek:

Learn how to develop a personal schedule around the mcat, and studying habits.
Took my mcat Sept 6 2014 - but before I got any further get some tea or coffee and watch the video above (click the link) and read below. This might be a long post.
I did not want to broadcast my taking of the exam (I am somewhat superstitious) but after taking the exam, I feel I could provide insight and narrative concerning my experience. So now, I present free MCAT resources a curation of personal experience and techie helpers.
- I took an expensive class. I wanted to self study but my parents know me. I learned that though the process. My mother knew that that while I thrive on independence, fine tuning my test taking abilities in a classroom preparatory way could help me more. However, one of best friends self studied with her sibling and she seems to enjoy the freedom to challenge herself. My biggest advice would be to be creative, give yourself a least 8 months, and purchase all the practice exams.
- Practice exams. I took all of the AAMC’s as well as the provided on from the test company. Found it helpful in part, practice exams cut the fat. It is either you know or you are a good guesser. It is also very subjective. Some years proofed easier than others - this also means the same for sections. 
- The best way I improved my verbal was honestly using prep books and my prep class. Then applying my knowledge daily. Some weeks I was preforming 3-4 exams a weeks.
- When preforming exams. Time yourself get into the testing mode. Even if that means waking up the same time as you would for the exam, taking 10 minute breaks and using scrap paper.
- Review the exams. EVERY question. This was the tiring part, but I began to see trends and create better process of elimination questions.
- Motivation. Keep a journal, quote wall, or as one of best friends did a prayer book. Any thing that can inspire positivity while allowing you to remind yourself of your worth and potential as a student.
- Also do not let a bad score get you down, or a high score make your head big. I have met many students who score well on practice exam and tank their real exam and vise versa. Be present.
- Reading comprehension and thinking (critically) will get you farther than flash cards and practice questions alone
- LSAT/ GRE verbal = good verbal practice. The career center at my school gave me this tip!
- My first exams, were not perfectly timed. Wanted to get use to the format (3 sections in chronological order: Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences,) and encourage confidence in myself early on.
- Recommended: Examkrackers (everything!), Kaplan (Strategy), Princeton Review (questions and summaries). All AAMC practice exams, 
FREE RESOURCES
- Speak with people who have taken the mcat. 
- Khan Academy
- Student Doctor Network
- Medical Student HQ Podcast + My tips for pre-med/ pre MCAT honesty
- Mcat. me mcatme
- I wished I used Evernote to outline and track myself
- Study like you have a final every week
- My blog friends have awesome study advice that can be applied (MCAT and regular school year): hexaneandheels , mcatquestionoftheday , mcatforme, organizedcharm, studyforyourself, studentinthemaking, studybuddyxo
————————————————————­­———————————————————-­-­—— OTHER WAYS TO CONNECT☼ Ask me something - www.freshprogressgeek.tumblr.com☼ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8nj36_455V_pmXdU1g8WPg————————————————————­­———————————————————-­-­——

freshprogressgeek:

Learn how to develop a personal schedule around the mcat, and studying habits.

Took my mcat Sept 6 2014 - but before I got any further get some tea or coffee and watch the video above (click the link) and read below. This might be a long post.

I did not want to broadcast my taking of the exam (I am somewhat superstitious) but after taking the exam, I feel I could provide insight and narrative concerning my experience. So now, I present free MCAT resources a curation of personal experience and techie helpers.

- I took an expensive class. I wanted to self study but my parents know me. I learned that though the process. My mother knew that that while I thrive on independence, fine tuning my test taking abilities in a classroom preparatory way could help me more. However, one of best friends self studied with her sibling and she seems to enjoy the freedom to challenge herself. My biggest advice would be to be creative, give yourself a least 8 months, and purchase all the practice exams.

- Practice exams. I took all of the AAMC’s as well as the provided on from the test company. Found it helpful in part, practice exams cut the fat. It is either you know or you are a good guesser. It is also very subjective. Some years proofed easier than others - this also means the same for sections. 

- The best way I improved my verbal was honestly using prep books and my prep class. Then applying my knowledge daily. Some weeks I was preforming 3-4 exams a weeks.

- When preforming exams. Time yourself get into the testing mode. Even if that means waking up the same time as you would for the exam, taking 10 minute breaks and using scrap paper.

- Review the exams. EVERY question. This was the tiring part, but I began to see trends and create better process of elimination questions.

- Motivation. Keep a journal, quote wall, or as one of best friends did a prayer book. Any thing that can inspire positivity while allowing you to remind yourself of your worth and potential as a student.

- Also do not let a bad score get you down, or a high score make your head big. I have met many students who score well on practice exam and tank their real exam and vise versa. Be present.

- Reading comprehension and thinking (critically) will get you farther than flash cards and practice questions alone

- LSAT/ GRE verbal = good verbal practice. The career center at my school gave me this tip!

- My first exams, were not perfectly timed. Wanted to get use to the format (3 sections in chronological order: Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences,) and encourage confidence in myself early on.

- Recommended: Examkrackers (everything!), Kaplan (Strategy), Princeton Review (questions and summaries). All AAMC practice exams, 

FREE RESOURCES

- Speak with people who have taken the mcat. 

- Khan Academy

- Student Doctor Network

- Medical Student HQ Podcast + My tips for pre-med/ pre MCAT honesty

- Mcat. me mcatme

- I wished I used Evernote to outline and track myself

- Study like you have a final every week

- My blog friends have awesome study advice that can be applied (MCAT and regular school year): hexaneandheels , mcatquestionoftheday , mcatforme, organizedcharm, studyforyourself, studentinthemaking, studybuddyxo

————————————————————­­———————————————————-­-­—— 
OTHER WAYS TO CONNECT
☼ Ask me something - www.freshprogressgeek.tumblr.com
☼ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8nj36_455V_pmXdU1g8WPg
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(via premedmotivation)



whisperingbones:

I used to be one of those women who valued a marriage proposal as the proudest moment of her life. I was proposed to on the top of a really tall building in Chicago. I used to cut recipes out of magazines while cupcakes were baking in the oven. I used to be one of those women who could be found…



writingnotebooks:

Dear journaling enthusiast,

You’re here because you love notebooks. You love sturdy hardcovers and flexible spines, pages that crinkle when you turn them and fine-tipped pens.

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You probably know the pleasure of curling up with only a notebook and your thoughts. You…



“Biology’s cruel joke goes something like this: As a teenage body goes through puberty, its circadian rhythm essentially shifts three hours backward. Suddenly, going to bed at nine or ten o’clock at night isn’t just a drag, but close to a biological impossibility. Studies of teenagers around the globe have found that adolescent brains do not start releasing melatonin until around eleven o’clock at night and keep pumping out the hormone well past sunrise. Adults, meanwhile, have little-to-no melatonin in their bodies when they wake up. With all that melatonin surging through their bloodstream, teenagers who are forced to be awake before eight in the morning are often barely alert and want nothing more than to give in to their body’s demands and fall back asleep. Because of the shift in their circadian rhythm, asking a teenager to perform well in a classroom during the early morning is like asking him or her to fly across the country and instantly adjust to the new time zone — and then do the same thing every night, for four years.”


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sixpenceee:

Another way to present the 9 types of intelligence as exemplified by my How Do We Measure Intelligence post.

The basic idea is that different people are good at different things. These 9 probably don’t cover the wide range of smarts we all possess, but it’s a start.

As Albert Einstein said, ”Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”



Leaving on a jetplane
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captainspxrkley:

imagine jordan singing this to you before he leaves, yes im crying