How to Study Well

Sometimes you’re like me, and you want to take a shortcut to studying.

…Wait, isn’t that everyone?

Well, if you’re ever feeling stressed and have a short amount of time to study, have no fear! I’ll give you some tips to study! ;D

Tip 1: DON’T READ IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

  1. It doesn’t work well, AT ALL.
  2. You’re not going to remember it when you look away from the sheet.
  3. You’re not training your brain to remember it.

Just letting you know, our brains do NOT know how to store information. Most of the time, if it finds it unimportant, it will just throw the information out the window. If our brains knew how to store it, we’d all have photographic memory!

So in order to tell your brain, “hey I really need to know this, like I have an exam soon,” basically try to recall the information. Train your brain to remember, not just read it over and hopes that your brain can store it. Ask yourself what you just read.

Tip 2: Use Q-Cards!

This is my personal favourite method to study! You’re basically testing yourself, except you’re not wasting the time to write it over.

The biggest con is that it takes FOREVER to make these, I swear. However, once you have them they’re great study tools that you can bring with you, and just test yourself at random times.

Also, you can easily sort out what you remember and what you don’t, so you can basically customize your deck with information you want to remember.

Tip 3: DON’T LISTEN TO MUSIC WITH LYRICS, SERIOUSLY.

Most people say, “music helps me study!”

It’s actually proven that its either ineffective or it doesn’t make a difference.

But oh boy, if you listen to music with words while you study… You’re going to really mix your information with some random song lyrics. If you’re going to listen to music to ensure that you don’t die to death from studying, listen to the instrumental versions of songs. Do your brain a favour.

Tip 4: Have breaks!

It’s actually proven that 50 minute study sessions with 10 minute breaks are highly effective!

But I can’t study for that long. But hear me out, I have more to say!

When you study, you usually remember the stuff you studied first and last the most. So wouldn’t it make the most sense to have more breaks and more study periods?

Normally what I do is a 30 minute study session, and a 30 minute break. It’s not really effective, but I like me some vidya gamez. Anyways, try to make it so your study sessions are actually longer than your breaks, or you can be like me. Just don’t make shorter study sessions. πŸ˜›

Tip 5: Don’t study with a friend.

You’ll most likely do the following:

  1. Talk all day instead of studying
  2. Waste time because both of you guys need to study for the test, therefore both of you guys are testing each other when you could be testing yourself with the AMAZING Q-CARDS

I study with friends when I feel very unmotivated to study. But seriously, it’s best to study alone or with a parent, because at least with your mom/dad they won’t randomly talk about other things. πŸ˜›

Tip 6: Study when you sleep and when you wake up!

IT’S ACTUALLY VERY EFFECTIVE.

When you go to bed, your brain reorganises the information you just gathered! When you wake up, you should try to train your brain to see if it stored it in correctly!

Tip 7: Try to provide images when possible with your information.

Humans can easily remember images, but not a bunch of text. So to make it so you understand the information better or remember it, try to think of images to go along with the information!

Tip 8: Write your information down, and summarize when possible.

It’s proven that you’re more likely to remember something you’ve written down! (But make sure you’re thinking about it, if you write something 10 times again, it isn’t as effective.

Tip 9: Remember small information at a time.

Every study session you have, just try to remember a page/part of your information, not all at once. Your brain will sort information better that way, and not be overwhelmed all at once.


 

That’s all I can think of now. Have fun studying! :>

…Oh who am I kidding? Studying sucks.

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Why Did You Pick Your Username/Blog Name Tag

Thank you QueenMinty for tagging me!

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you! That’s it!

Blog name story:

I wanted to signify that my blog will consist of random posts, all dependent on my thoughts. I wanted to show that they may be unstable, so I decided to have it has uncontrollable because it sounds good. Nothing special. πŸ˜›

My URL, ilikeblueflames is related to my username, AnnaArso. Also, blue flames are pretty.

Username story:

One upon a time, there was a girl named AnnaTendo. She browsed Youtube one day, and found that someone else named them self AnnaTendo. The “original” AnnaTendo watched the other AnnaTendo’s video. IT WAS HORRIBLE LIKE WTFFFFFFF (It seems that the video was removed.)

Anyways, even though I had a MUCH better name claim, I came to the conclusion that if someone else thought of the name AnnaTendo, therefore my name was unoriginal. I needed a special name. Plus, it gave too much of a Nintendo fangirl vibe, even though the name “Tendo” came from the Tendo family in Ranma 1/2.

I really liked the word “Arsonist,” and most people call them just Arsos. Combine my name with Arso, and it sounds cool. So my username is now AnnaArso. I guess the full username would be AnnaArsonist, but AnnaArso makes me sound more innocent, as putting “Arsonist” in my name makes it sound really obvious that I’m a criminal who wants to watch the world burn. :>

yeah there you go everyone best story 10/10

I tag:

-Nunnally

-Annabeth

-Yuki

-Luka Puka

-Donald Trump

-Justin Trudea

-Vladimir Putin

*Insert a satisfactory ending here*

The Favourite Apps Tag

Thank you Panda for nominating me! :>

Rules :

-Thank the person/people, that nominated you.

-Put the rules in the post.

-Put your top 5-10 (you can choose how many, as long as it’s in that range) apps from your phone/tablet.

-Nominate 7 others.

LET’S DO THIS, FOLKS.

*Turns on my phone*

*Stares at my apps*

I’m going to not say this in any order, by the way.

App 1: Puffin

it’s great man

i love web browser websites

App 2: 2048

I’M SO GOOD AT THIS GAME

GREAT TIME WASTER WHEN BORED

I CALL MYSELF THE 2048 QUEEEEEEEN

App 3: WordPress

do i really have to explain

App 4: Google Translate

it’s so beautiful i love it with all of my heart and i will gladly delete it next semester when i don’t have french

App 5: Settings

without this i wouldn’t be able to change settings 10/10 best app of the year

App 6: Hangouts

i can talk to my buddies in bed, m8

….

that’s pretty much it

I nominate:

  • no one

thnx 4 reading xoxoxo annaarso

i finally have some references for seth

most people know him for wearing a green sweater, well you see that’s basically his standard outfit, i suppose πŸ˜›

It’s also my least favourite as well, so I regret telling people to draw him like that. I’ve just been too lazy to draw his other outfits…

They’re really sketchy now, but whatever. This is basically his clothing in a universe similar to ours? (I have like 3 different versions of Seth, all basically the same person but in a different universe, so they have different experiences which changes his personality a bit.)

SETH REFS

Left: boring ass outfit

Middle: School uniform

Right: Basically what he wears when he’s hanging out in his room, alone. (The words on the shirt changes, but I guess the “Why Are You Reading This” is the signature shirt, I suppose.)

He obviously has more outfit (especially sweaters, he loves sweaters I swear), but this is just… It in a nutshell, I suppose.

i was going to list some useless information about him, but most of it was me insulting him in a way

so have a list of things I originally planned for seth:

  • He was originally going to have a split personality disorder, one tsundere, one yandere. This was scrapped because too many OCs had a split personality disorder, that I found it cringeworthy. Now he’s essentially a tsundere turned yandere. πŸ˜›
  • Instead of wearing/liking light colours, originally he wore dark colours, headphones, and a bandaid on his nose. He was also supposed to be a tsundere, and not a yandere at all. I began to like yanderes, so I decided to change his personality originally… BY A LOT.
  • Originally I planned for him to kill his lover (I haven’t really fully decided a name yet, but I like the name Mei), and then go into a coma from a lock down. In his coma, essentially he had a dream about the girl (both of them going on adventures, yay) and once he woke up, he’d realise that it was all just a dream, and that she’s dead. I didn’t continue it, because the story gets dumb from here, which I won’t go into detail. (Nunnally and Jared should know this story, go ask them if you care so much.)
  • He was supposed to have a fetish for blue haired girls, and ones with big boobs. He also liked older woman. YEAAAH, NO. SETH YOU’RE GOING TO BE YAWN DAIRY FOR A CHILDHOOD FRIEND O K!?
  • His best friend was going to be a guy named Zack. I decided to now make Seth hate Zack with passion, and have his GAY LOVER best friend be Aleks.

i feel tempted to draw some seth x aleks tbh

“Oh dear God. Please no.” -Jared’s reaction to when I draw Seth x Aleks.

yeh that’s it

also if you really feel the need to draw seth, draw his uniform outfit, or wait until i get my other outfits of seth done because i like them a lot better than this seth k thnx bye