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Animals, Bones, and Church: teaboot The amount of times I could have been that white girl in the horror movie could honestly be a movie in itself and it's honestly a waste that my entire life isn't constantly recorded on film because it would be HILARIOUS teaboot 1. That one time I decided to see what was past the old gate in the woods, but when got there it had been smashed in half and there was a decapitated sheep head with no skin just off the trail, so instead I just turned around and went home. 2. That time some friends and I went camping and we found a pile of bones wrapped in a garbage bag buried under a log, but the adult supervisor told us it was nothing, so we just put it back and didn't talk about it again. 3. The time I was getting chased through the woods at night and I realized "wait it's dark as fuck so I just held still until the guy gave up and left. . The time this dude said he was in love with me and so he was going to cut my head off and dump my body in a lake, so l told him to grow the hell up, but then he got caught stealing girl's underwear a day later andI never saw him again 5. That one time in college where I was taking a shortcut on my home at night and a car followed me into a dark alley, so I stared directly into the driver's side of the window and walked towards it to psych them out 6. The night I was out on a walk and this old guy told me he'd locked his keys in his truck and that he needed someone my size to crawl in through the back window for him, so I told him you know that sounds super suspicious right and told him where to find a pay phone for a tow truck instead 7. The one time this random guy on the street said he was in love with me and so he was going to follow me home on my bus, so l clapped him on the shoulder and told him that if he got that close to my bus then I was going to throw him under the wheels, but then this really nice homeless man from Nigeria told the guy to fuck off and then checked to make sure he didn't follow me onboard 8. That big cat with yellow eyes who I found in a well and brought home who used to put rotting meat in my closet and wake me up by chewing on my face, until I put him back outside and never saw him again. 9. My one cousin who used to come over for the summer who kept calling me 'piñata and hitting me with sticks, until he went back home and was sent to juvie c got caught torturing animals cause he finally 10. The time I got lost on the way to a meeting and wound up at a circus tent instead, and got followed by a full-out clown for three vacant street blocks 11. The pet hamster I had when I was seven who would scream all night and eventually es- caped by ripping a bar out of its cage and wig- gling through the hole. My mom caught it and put it back but it lved another year and a half until one night the screaming just stopped 12. The time I was whistling in the woods and something started whistling back, so I went home 13. That one night at summer camp where a group of girls got together to play 'bloody mary in the lavatory and invited me to come with them so I said "no thanks" and stayed with the camp councillors and drank soup instead. 14. The old abandoned house I just moved into with the door that leads into a big empty room full of dirt and empty cooking pots that I just sort of... locked up forever and never gon ear 15. Once when I was at an ihop I saw a coffee mug do a full 360° spin with nobody touching it, so I said 'that was neat' and never ate there again 16. The time I took a photo of a big old raven sitting on the crucifix on top of the old town church cause it was the most goth thing l'd ever seen, right? But then it swooped down towards me, so I apologized immediately for being rude, and I felt a little silly for a while but the car that hit me on the way home didn't even leave a bruise so idk be nice to birds teaboot Sorry I know I bring this shit up a lot but sometimes im awake at night and I just. keep thinking teaboot I think the secret to survival is to be good to animals, stay away from men, and say "no elsean Source: teaboot 205.063 notes Teaboots Adventures As That White Girl in Horror Movies
Animals, Bones, and Church: teaboot
 The amount of times I could have been that
 white girl in the horror movie could honestly
 be a movie in itself and it's honestly a waste
 that my entire life isn't constantly recorded on
 film because it would be HILARIOUS
 teaboot
 1. That one time I decided to see what was
 past the old gate in the woods, but when
 got there it had been smashed in half and
 there was a decapitated sheep head with no
 skin just off the trail, so instead I just turned
 around and went home.
 2. That time some friends and I went camping
 and we found a pile of bones wrapped in a
 garbage bag buried under a log, but the adult
 supervisor told us it was nothing, so we just
 put it back and didn't talk about it again.
 3. The time I was getting chased through
 the woods at night and I realized "wait it's
 dark as fuck so I just held still until the guy
 gave up and left.
 . The time this dude said he was in love with
 me and so he was going to cut my head off
 and dump my body in a lake, so l told him
 to grow the hell up, but then he got caught
 stealing girl's underwear a day later andI
 never saw him again
 5. That one time in college where I was
 taking a shortcut on my home at night and a
 car followed me into a dark alley, so I stared
 directly into the driver's side of the window
 and walked towards it to psych them out
 6. The night I was out on a walk and this old
 guy told me he'd locked his keys in his truck
 and that he needed someone my size to crawl
 in through the back window for him, so I told
 him you know that sounds super suspicious
 right and told him where to find a pay phone
 for a tow truck instead
 7. The one time this random guy on the street
 said he was in love with me and so he was
 going to follow me home on my bus, so l
 clapped him on the shoulder and told him that
 if he got that close to my bus then I was going
 to throw him under the wheels, but then this
 really nice homeless man from Nigeria told
 the guy to fuck off and then checked to make
 sure he didn't follow me onboard
 8. That big cat with yellow eyes who I found
 in a well and brought home who used to put
 rotting meat in my closet and wake me up
 by chewing on my face, until I put him back
 outside and never saw him again.
 9. My one cousin who used to come over
 for the summer who kept calling me 'piñata
 and hitting me with sticks, until he went back
 home and was sent to juvie c
 got caught torturing animals
 cause he finally
 10. The time I got lost on the way to a
 meeting and wound up at a circus tent
 instead, and got followed by a full-out clown
 for three vacant street blocks
 11. The pet hamster I had when I was seven
 who would scream all night and eventually es-
 caped by ripping a bar out of its cage and wig-
 gling through the hole. My mom caught it and
 put it back but it lved another year and a half
 until one night the screaming just stopped
 12. The time I was whistling in the woods
 and something started whistling back,
 so I went home
 13. That one night at summer camp where
 a group of girls got together to play 'bloody
 mary in the lavatory and invited me to
 come with them so I said "no thanks" and
 stayed with the camp councillors and
 drank soup instead.
 14. The old abandoned house I just moved
 into with the door that leads into a big
 empty room full of dirt and empty cooking
 pots that I just sort of... locked up forever
 and never gon
 ear
 15. Once when I was at an ihop I saw a
 coffee mug do a full 360° spin with nobody
 touching it, so I said 'that was neat' and
 never ate there again
 16. The time I took a photo of a big old raven
 sitting on the crucifix on top of the old town
 church cause it was the most goth thing l'd
 ever seen, right? But then it swooped down
 towards me, so I apologized immediately for
 being rude, and I felt a little silly for a while
 but the car that hit me on the way home didn't
 even leave a bruise so idk be nice to birds
 teaboot
 Sorry I know I bring this shit up a lot but
 sometimes im awake at night and I just.
 keep thinking
 teaboot
 I think the secret to survival is to be good to
 animals, stay away from men, and say "no
 elsean
 Source: teaboot
 205.063 notes
Teaboots Adventures As That White Girl  in Horror Movies

Teaboots Adventures As That White Girl in Horror Movies

Friends, Target, and Tumblr: dessinsdefrancofous: [day 10] out for a drink with some friends
Friends, Target, and Tumblr: dessinsdefrancofous:

[day 10] out for a drink with some friends

dessinsdefrancofous: [day 10] out for a drink with some friends

Energy, Facts, and Friends: Care to debate abortion? factori0 kiwianaroha prochoice-or-gtfo motherbychoice Nah Mood This reminds me of a party I went to last year. I was standing with some friends, chatting, and someone said something that indirectly implied that sexism exists. Some trivial recounting of the basic facts of daily life for most women. Something so mild, so uncontroversial, so mundane that I don't even remember what it was Suddenly, this man standing on the outskirts of our conversational circle piped up with "actually, I think men are more discriminated against than women these days." All conversation died l turned to look at him and he had this smug, insufferable grin on his face relishing this moment, expecting us to waste our time and energy refuting this ridiculous thing he had just said The Devil's Advocate was among us And, in my mind, I saw the next 15+ minutes playing out. The parade of facts and statistics in a vain attempt to defend ourselves, our gender, and to prove that misogyny is real. The glib, snide denials from some shithead who is getting off on our pain and frustration. The Gish Gallop of bullshit that would take a whole evening to properly dismantle. It was depressing and overwhelming. I hated it. I had to kill it before it began So looked him dead in the eye and I said "OK," shrugged, and just walked away Nothing I have ever said to another human being has ever been so crushing As I walked away, I watched the smug grin vanish and confusion and anxiety set in. The rest of the group turned their backs to him and carried on as if he had never spoken - as if he was invisible. He was still staring at me when walked over to another friend and told her what he had said. I pointed him out for her and made direct eye contact with him while we both laughed tl;dr: Don't feed the troll. Let it perish, cold and hungry, in the wasteland of your indifference. It is weak and you are strong. Live your best life Trolls dont deserve your attention
Energy, Facts, and Friends: Care to debate abortion?
 factori0
 kiwianaroha
 prochoice-or-gtfo
 motherbychoice
 Nah
 Mood
 This reminds me of a party I went to last year. I was standing with some
 friends, chatting, and someone said something that indirectly implied that
 sexism exists. Some trivial recounting of the basic facts of daily life for most
 women. Something so mild, so uncontroversial, so mundane that I don't even
 remember what it was
 Suddenly, this man standing on the outskirts of our conversational circle piped
 up with "actually, I think men are more discriminated against than women
 these days."
 All conversation died
 l turned to look at him and he had this smug, insufferable grin on his face
 relishing this moment, expecting us to waste our time and energy refuting this
 ridiculous thing he had just said
 The Devil's Advocate was among us
 And, in my mind, I saw the next 15+ minutes playing out. The parade of facts
 and statistics in a vain attempt to defend ourselves, our gender, and to prove
 that misogyny is real. The glib, snide denials from some shithead who is
 getting off on our pain and frustration. The Gish Gallop of bullshit that would
 take a whole evening to properly dismantle. It was depressing and
 overwhelming. I hated it. I had to kill it before it began
 So looked him dead in the eye and I said "OK," shrugged, and just walked
 away
 Nothing I have ever said to another human being has ever been so crushing
 As I walked away, I watched the smug grin vanish and confusion and anxiety
 set in. The rest of the group turned their backs to him and carried on as if he
 had never spoken - as if he was invisible. He was still staring at me when
 walked over to another friend and told her what he had said. I pointed him out
 for her and made direct eye contact with him while we both laughed
 tl;dr: Don't feed the troll. Let it perish, cold and hungry, in the wasteland
 of your indifference. It is weak and you are strong. Live your best life
Trolls dont deserve your attention

Trolls dont deserve your attention

Come Over, Friends, and Halloween: Had some friends over for Halloween and they brought their dog!
Come Over, Friends, and Halloween: Had some friends over for Halloween and they brought their dog!

Had some friends over for Halloween and they brought their dog!

Bones, Deer, and Family: You xxpurpleshadowsxx whoopsrobots l figured I'd put up a list of all the weird crap l've found aroung home as a kid 1. When I was six, a mummified hairless cat just sort of appeared by the house. I had to jump over it wheneverI went anywhere. Nobody moved it, it was just there for a few months and then it disappeared 2. There was a cow head just laying out back for a while. I think my gramma was feeding it to the chickens. I fucking hate the chickens 3. Every Halloween, my mom would send me to the dead pile to get bones to scatter around the yard for decorations. I never really realized it was weird that we had things called 'dead piles', but there you go 4. My brain went fuzzy during a family barbecue and I don't know what to tell you but left for twenty minutes and came back with four other girls wearing cow pelvises and tubing as armour and claiming myself to be the mighty lord magnet-tron 5. I found a kayak in the forest once. I brought it home, but my gramma stole it 6. Found a cracked fish tank buried under a tree once. I took it home, but my gramma stole it 7. There's a lot of bathtubs in the forest and I don't know why 8. Someone left a deer head on the porch once. Not sure why Just the whole head, cut off at the neck. That was odd 9. There's just these... Weird, powdery chunks of.. I dunno, something. Just buried all over. I don't know if they're soft rocks or what 10. Some friends and I found something big and dead inside a garbage bag under a log, once. We told an adult but they said not to worry about it so we sort of let it go. It's been nine years and nobody's questioned it 11. Our rooster killed itself. Not sure how, but it did 12. A bird carried my cat away when I was 7 and nobody told me so l spent 6 weeks looking for it. I only found half. 13. There's a lot of skulls 14. There's a spot out back where kitchen appliances just show up. I found a wok, a toaster, a toaster oven, and two sinks so far 15. A bunch of porn was just.. In the woods. DVDs. And a couple bible on-casette albums. 3 pairs of prescription glasses. Someone was into some weird shit, I guess 16. Sometimes the air smells like death and my mom just goes, 'think it was something big? And I have to go find it 17. My gramma keeps collecting toilets and 4 foot tall solid wooden lawn gnomes and decorating the driveway with them 18. Every once and a while the sky just doesn't go all the way dark at night and I've stopped questioning it whoopsrobots Okay I don't know how this got so popular al of a sudden, but I've gotten a lot of messages asking if I live in Nightvale or a supernatural episode and I feel the need to clarify that while some of this stuff is kinda freaky my town is actually a rather pleasant place to live. I mean, there's the ocassional imploded fence and something in the forest that whistles back, but we get some lovely sunsets and the sheep don't bite 142,417 notes Hmm spooky
Bones, Deer, and Family: You xxpurpleshadowsxx
 whoopsrobots
 l figured I'd put up a list of all the
 weird crap l've found aroung
 home as a kid
 1. When I was six, a mummified hairless cat just sort of appeared by the
 house. I had to jump over it wheneverI went anywhere. Nobody moved it, it
 was just there for a few months and then it disappeared
 2. There was a cow head just laying out back for a while. I think my gramma
 was feeding it to the chickens. I fucking hate the chickens
 3. Every Halloween, my mom would send me to the dead pile to get bones to
 scatter around the yard for decorations. I never really realized it was weird
 that we had things called 'dead piles', but there you go
 4. My brain went fuzzy during a family barbecue and I don't know what to tell
 you but left for twenty minutes and came back with four other girls wearing
 cow pelvises and tubing as armour and claiming myself to be the mighty lord
 magnet-tron
 5. I found a kayak in the forest once. I brought it home, but my gramma stole
 it
 6. Found a cracked fish tank buried under a tree once. I took it home, but my
 gramma stole it
 7. There's a lot of bathtubs in the forest and I don't know why
 8. Someone left a deer head on the porch once. Not sure why Just the whole
 head, cut off at the neck. That was odd
 9. There's just these... Weird, powdery chunks of.. I dunno, something. Just
 buried all over. I don't know if they're soft rocks or what
 10. Some friends and I found something big and dead inside a garbage bag
 under a log, once. We told an adult but they said not to worry about it so we
 sort of let it go. It's been nine years and nobody's questioned it
 11. Our rooster killed itself. Not sure how, but it did
 12. A bird carried my cat away when I was 7 and nobody told me so l spent 6
 weeks looking for it. I only found half.
 13. There's a lot of skulls
 14. There's a spot out back where kitchen appliances just show up. I found a
 wok, a toaster, a toaster oven, and two sinks so far
 15. A bunch of porn was just.. In the woods. DVDs. And a couple bible
 on-casette albums. 3 pairs of prescription glasses. Someone was into some
 weird shit, I guess
 16. Sometimes the air smells like death and my mom just goes, 'think it was
 something big? And I have to go find it
 17. My gramma keeps collecting toilets and 4 foot tall solid wooden lawn
 gnomes and decorating the driveway with them
 18. Every once and a while the sky just doesn't go all the way dark at night
 and I've stopped questioning it
 whoopsrobots
 Okay I don't know how this got so popular al of a sudden, but I've gotten a lot
 of messages asking if I live in Nightvale or a supernatural episode and I feel
 the need to clarify that while some of this stuff is kinda freaky my town is
 actually a rather pleasant place to live. I mean, there's the ocassional
 imploded fence and something in the forest that whistles back, but we get
 some lovely sunsets and the sheep don't bite
 142,417 notes
Hmm spooky

Hmm spooky

Animals, Bones, and Church: teaboot The amount of times I could have been that white girl in the horror movie could honestly be a movie in itself and it's honestly a waste that my entire life isn't constantly recorded on film because it would be HILARIOUSS teaboot 1. That one time I decided to see what was past the old gate in the woods, but when got there it had beern smashed in half and there was a decapitated sheep head with no skin just off the trail, so instead I just turned around and went home 2. That time some friends and I went camping and we found a pile of bones wrapped in a garbage bag buried under a log, but the adult supervisor told us it was nothing, so we just put it back and didn't talk about it again. 3. The time I was getting chased through the woods at night and I realized "wait it's dark as fuck" so I just held still until the guy gave up and left. 4. The time this dude said he was in love with me and so he was going to cut my head off and dump my body in a lake, so I told him to grow the hell up, but then he got caught stealing girl's underwear a day later and I never saw him again 5. That one time in college where I was taking a short- cut on my home at night and a car followed me into a dark alley, so I stared directly into the drivers side of the window and walked towards it to psych them out 6. The night I was out on a walk and this old guy told me he'd locked his keys in his truck and that he needed someone my size to crawl in through the back window for him, so l told him "you know that sounds super suspicious right" and told him where to find a pay phone for a tow truck instead 7. The one time this random guy on the street said he was in love with me and so he was going to follow me home on my bus, so I clapped him on the shoulder and told him that if he got that close to my bus then l was going to throw him under the wheels, but then this really nice homeless man from Nigeria told the guy to fuck off and then checked to make sure he didn't follow me onboard 8. That big cat with yellow eyes who I found in a wel and brought home who used to put rotting meat in my closet and wake me up by chewing on my face, until put him back outside and never saw him again. 9. My one cousin who used to come over for the summer who kept calling me piñata' and hitting me with sticks, until he went back home and was sent to juvie cause he finally got caught torturing animals 10. The time I got lost on the way to a meeting and wound up at a circus tent instead, and got followed by a full-out clown for three vacant street blocks 11. The pet hamster I had when I was seven who would scream all night and eventually escaped by ripping a bar out of its cage and wiggling through the hole. My mom caught it and put it back but it lived another year and a half until one night the screaming just stopped 12. The time I was whistling in the woods and something started whistling back, so I went home 13. That one night at summer camp where a group of girls got together to play bloody mary' in the lavatory and invited me to come with them so I said "no thanks" and stayed with the camp councillors and drank soup instead 14. The old abandoned house I just moved into witlh the door that leads into a big empty room full of dirt and empty cooking pots that I just sort of.. locked up forever and never go near 15. Once when I was at an ihop I saw a coffee mug do a full 360° spin with nobody touching it, so I said that was neat' and never ate there again 16. The time I took a photo of a big old raven sitting on the crucifix on top of the old town church cause it was the most goth thing I'd ever seen, right? But then it swooped down towards me, so I apologized immediately for being rude, and I felt a little silly for a while but the car that hit me on the way home didn't even leave a bruise so idk be nice to birds teaboot Sorry I know I bring this shit up a lot but sometimes inm awake at night and I just. keep thinking teaboot I think the secret to survival is to be good to animals, stay away from men, and say "no thanks" to everything else Source: teaboot 17,084 notes That One Time
Animals, Bones, and Church: teaboot
 The amount of times I could have been that white
 girl in the horror movie could honestly be a movie
 in itself and it's honestly a waste that my entire life
 isn't constantly recorded on film because it would be
 HILARIOUSS
 teaboot
 1. That one time I decided to see what was past the
 old gate in the woods, but when got there it had beern
 smashed in half and there was a decapitated sheep
 head with no skin just off the trail, so instead I just
 turned around and went home
 2. That time some friends and I went camping and we
 found a pile of bones wrapped in a garbage bag buried
 under a log, but the adult supervisor told us it was
 nothing, so we just put it back and didn't talk about it
 again.
 3. The time I was getting chased through the woods
 at night and I realized "wait it's dark as fuck" so I just
 held still until the guy gave up and left.
 4. The time this dude said he was in love with me and
 so he was going to cut my head off and dump my
 body in a lake, so I told him to grow the hell up, but
 then he got caught stealing girl's underwear a day later
 and I never saw him again
 5. That one time in college where I was taking a short-
 cut on my home at night and a car followed me into a
 dark alley, so I stared directly into the drivers side of
 the window and walked towards it to psych them out
 6. The night I was out on a walk and this old guy
 told me he'd locked his keys in his truck and that he
 needed someone my size to crawl in through the back
 window for him, so l told him "you know that sounds
 super suspicious right" and told him where to find a
 pay phone for a tow truck instead
 7. The one time this random guy on the street said
 he was in love with me and so he was going to follow
 me home on my bus, so I clapped him on the shoulder
 and told him that if he got that close to my bus then l
 was going to throw him under the wheels, but then this
 really nice homeless man from Nigeria told the guy
 to fuck off and then checked to make sure he didn't
 follow me onboard
 8. That big cat with yellow eyes who I found in a wel
 and brought home who used to put rotting meat in my
 closet and wake me up by chewing on my face, until
 put him back outside and never saw him again.
 9. My one cousin who used to come over for the
 summer who kept calling me piñata' and hitting me
 with sticks, until he went back home and was sent to
 juvie cause he finally got caught torturing animals
 10. The time I got lost on the way to a meeting and
 wound up at a circus tent instead, and got followed by
 a full-out clown for three vacant street blocks
 11. The pet hamster I had when I was seven who
 would scream all night and eventually escaped by
 ripping a bar out of its cage and wiggling through the
 hole. My mom caught it and put it back but it lived
 another year and a half until one night the screaming
 just stopped
 12. The time I was whistling in the woods and
 something started whistling back, so I went home
 13. That one night at summer camp where a group of
 girls got together to play bloody mary' in the lavatory
 and invited me to come with them so I said "no
 thanks" and stayed with the camp councillors and
 drank soup instead
 14. The old abandoned house I just moved into witlh
 the door that leads into a big empty room full of dirt
 and empty cooking pots that I just sort of.. locked up
 forever and never go near
 15. Once when I was at an ihop I saw a coffee mug do
 a full 360° spin with nobody touching it, so I said that
 was neat' and never ate there again
 16. The time I took a photo of a big old raven sitting
 on the crucifix on top of the old town church cause
 it was the most goth thing I'd ever seen, right? But
 then it swooped down towards me, so I apologized
 immediately for being rude, and I felt a little silly for a
 while but the car that hit me on the way home didn't
 even leave a bruise so idk be nice to birds
 teaboot
 Sorry I know I bring this shit up a lot but sometimes inm
 awake at night and I just. keep thinking
 teaboot
 I think the secret to survival is to be good to animals,
 stay away from men, and say "no thanks" to
 everything else
 Source: teaboot
 17,084 notes
That One Time

That One Time

Angry Birds, Bad, and Bored: How to Study Likea Harvard Student Taken from Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, daughter of the Tiger Mother 1. Choose classes that interest you. That way studying doesn't feel like slave labor. If you don't want to learn, then I can't 2. Make some friends. See steps 12, 13, General Principles 3. Study less, but study better 4. Avoid Autopilot Brain at all costs. 5. Vague is bad. Vague is a waste of your time 6. Write it down. 7 Suck it up, buckle down, get it done. Plan of Attack Phase I: Class 8. Show up. Everything will make a lot more sense that way, and you will save yourself a lot of time in the long run. 9. Take notes by hand. I don't know the science behind it, but doing anything by hand is a way of carving it into your memory. Also, if you get bored you will doodle, which is still a thousand times better than ending up on stumbleupon or something. Phase II: Study Time 10. Get out of the library. The sheer fact of being in a library doesn't fill you with knowledge. Eight hours of Facebooking in the library is still eight hours of Facebooking. Also, people who bring food and blankets to the library and just stay there during finals week start to smell weird. Go home and bathe. You can quiz yourself while you wash your hair 11. Do a little every day, but don't let it be your whole day. "This afternoon, I will 0 a problem set. Then, I will watch an episode of South Park and go to the gym" ALWAYS BEATS "Starting right now, I am going to read as much as I possibly can...oh wow, now it's midnight, I'm on page five, and my room reeks of ramen 12. Give yourself incentive. There's function worse abyss study time. If you know you're going out in six hours, you're more likely to get something done. 13. Allow friends to confiscate your phone when they catch you playing Angry Birds. Oh and if you think you need a break, you probably don't. Phase 14. Stop highlighting. Underlining is supposed to keep you focused, but it's actually a one-way ticket to Autopilot Brain. You zone out, look down, and suddenly you have five pages of neon green that you don't remember reading Write notes in the margins instead. 15. Do all your own work. You get nothing out of copying a problem set. It's also shady. 16. Read as much as you can. No way around it. Stop trying to cheat with Sparknotes. 17. Be a smart reader, not a robot (lol) Ask yourself: What is the author trying to prove? What is the logical progression of the argument? You can reading the introduction and conclusion of every chapter. Then, pick any two examples/anecdotes and commit them to memory (write them down). They will help you reconstruct the author's argument later on. 18. Don't read everything, but understand everything that you read Better to have a deep understanding of a limited amount of material, than to have a vague understanding of an entire course. Once again: Vague is bad. Vague is a waste of your time 19. Bullet points. For essays, Phase IV: Reading Period (Review Week) 20. Once again: do not move into the library. Eat, sleep, and bathe 21. If you don't understand it, it will definitely be on the exam. Solution tex 22. Do all the practice problems. This one is totally tiger mom are of rote learning. Newsflash: even at great intellectual bastions like Harvard, you will be names and dates. To memorize effectively: stop reading your list over and over again. It doesn't work. Say it out loud, write it down. Remember how you made friends? Have them quiz you, then return the favor 24. Again with the friends: ask them to listen while you explain a difficult concept to them. This forces you to articulate your understanding. Remember, vague is bad. 25. Go for the big picture. Try to figure out where a specific concept fits into the course as a whole. This will help you tap into Big Themes- every class has Big Themes - which will streamline what you need to know. You can learn a million facts, but until you understand how they fit together, you're missing the point. V: Exam Day 26. Crush exam. Get A. e prep-ademic Back To School
Angry Birds, Bad, and Bored: How to Study Likea
 Harvard Student
 Taken from Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld,
 daughter of the Tiger Mother
 1. Choose classes that interest you. That
 way studying doesn't feel like slave labor.
 If you don't want to learn, then I can't
 2. Make some friends. See steps 12, 13,
 General Principles
 3. Study less, but study better
 4. Avoid Autopilot Brain at all costs.
 5. Vague is bad. Vague is a waste of your
 time
 6. Write it down.
 7 Suck it up, buckle down, get it done.
 Plan of Attack Phase I: Class
 8. Show up. Everything will make a lot
 more sense that way, and you will save
 yourself a lot of time in the long run.
 9. Take notes by hand. I don't know the
 science behind it, but doing anything by
 hand is a way of carving it into your
 memory. Also, if you get bored you will
 doodle, which is still a thousand times
 better than ending up on stumbleupon or
 something.
 Phase II: Study Time
 10. Get out of the library. The sheer fact
 of being in a library doesn't fill you with
 knowledge. Eight hours of Facebooking
 in the library is still eight hours of
 Facebooking. Also, people who bring
 food and blankets to the library and just
 stay there during finals week start to
 smell weird. Go home and bathe. You can
 quiz yourself while you wash your hair
 11. Do a little every day, but don't let it
 be your whole day. "This afternoon, I will
 0
 a problem set. Then, I will watch an
 episode of South Park and go to the
 gym" ALWAYS BEATS "Starting right
 now, I am going to read as much as I
 possibly can...oh wow, now it's midnight,
 I'm on page five, and my room reeks of
 ramen
 12. Give yourself incentive. There's
 function
 worse
 abyss
 study time. If you know you're going out
 in six hours, you're more likely to get
 something done.
 13. Allow friends to confiscate your
 phone when they catch you playing
 Angry Birds. Oh and if you think you need
 a break, you probably don't.
 Phase
 14. Stop highlighting. Underlining is
 supposed to keep you focused, but it's
 actually a one-way ticket to Autopilot
 Brain. You zone out, look down, and
 suddenly you have five pages of neon
 green that you don't remember reading
 Write notes in the margins instead.
 15. Do all your own work. You get nothing
 out of copying a problem set. It's also
 shady.
 16. Read as much as you can. No way
 around it. Stop trying to cheat with
 Sparknotes.
 17. Be a smart reader, not a robot (lol)
 Ask yourself: What is the author trying
 to prove? What is the logical
 progression of the argument? You can
 reading the introduction and conclusion
 of every chapter. Then, pick any two
 examples/anecdotes and commit them to
 memory (write them down). They will
 help you reconstruct the author's
 argument later on.
 18. Don't read everything, but
 understand everything that you read
 Better to have a deep understanding of a
 limited amount of material, than to have a
 vague understanding of an entire course.
 Once again: Vague is bad. Vague is a
 waste of your time
 19. Bullet points. For essays,
 Phase IV: Reading Period (Review Week)
 20. Once again: do not move into the
 library. Eat, sleep, and bathe
 21. If you don't understand it, it will
 definitely be on the exam. Solution
 tex
 22. Do all the practice problems. This
 one is totally tiger mom
 are
 of
 rote learning. Newsflash: even at great
 intellectual bastions like Harvard, you will
 be
 names and dates. To memorize
 effectively: stop reading your list over
 and over again. It doesn't work. Say it out
 loud, write it down. Remember how you
 made friends? Have them quiz you, then
 return the favor
 24. Again with the friends: ask them to
 listen while you explain a difficult
 concept to them. This forces you to
 articulate your understanding.
 Remember, vague is bad.
 25. Go for the big picture. Try to figure
 out where a specific concept fits into the
 course as a whole. This will help you tap
 into Big Themes- every class has Big
 Themes - which will streamline what you
 need to know. You can learn a million
 facts, but until you understand how they
 fit together, you're missing the point.
 V: Exam Day
 26. Crush exam. Get A.
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