Finals Week: What kind of student are you?

Good Afternooooon!

Today, I have brought you a little cute quiz! Full of questions that lets you find out what kind of student you happened to be. You can either use this little quiz to help you stay constant in your work or help motivate you to be a better student. Let this quiz help you out and give you a small little study break.

Click the image below to find out what kind of student you are!

 

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Update: How Am I Doing?

Good Morning everyone! Right now, it can only be considered as really early morning or really late night, but either way… Hello!

I’ve been working on this blog for about one month and although this has only been for a class and grade, I’ve grown attached to it and obsessed with my new personal studyblr. I’ve had some certain posts that I’ve been scratching up and I’m excited to share it with you guys… so look out for them.

As of right now, it’s evaluation time and with this I’ve asked many classmates, peers, and some random people to look at this blog and give any feedback; nice or not. Because this blog is dedicated to my audience and I want to continually improve this blog.

I haven’t done much to promote this blog other than to tell my friends to check it out, but I’m working on improving that and sharing it on my personal Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.

1. Theme! Theme! Theme!

I’ve made some recent changes to the theme for better accessibility and general reading. In my previous theme, the balloons were entertaining and cute but now we’re in the big leagues and quality content triumphs balloons.

From the wonderful bloggers, Hayley from EspresSLO and Andi from PolyPups, to change up the structure! The clumped paragraphs and constant scrolling is a pain. And no one wants continuous scrolling because once you refresh you’re back at the top and it’s a definite struggle.

The blogger of Weekend Wellness suggested that I should vary up the pictures and change the sizes because images that take up the entire screen is just weird.

So to respond to that, I decided to change the theme, so yaaas slay new theme.

2. Be adventurous! Variations! Change! YAAS!

I’ve been told by another brilliant blogger, Charlotte from StaycationSLO, to change it up and make lists, use bold lettering, and break up paragraphs. This is going to help to get to the meat of the article and if you’re in hurry, help with quick glances! So expect more Buzzfeed-esque posts because everyone knows that Buzzfeed is the definite leader in student procrastination.

Another suggestion from reader Amy, is to not to be afraid to change up with greetings, quotes, tags and things like that. So I’ll definitely work on changing it up and spicing things up a little bit.

3. Suggestions and Series!

By readers Claire and Vivian, they wanted to suggest certain ideas or posts that I can write about. Though this goes along the lines of being adventurous and trying things new, I’d love suggestion and ideas that you guys want to see on this blog.

Overall, I’d love to hear YOUR feedback about this blog. Critical comments are gladly accepted and welcome. So pretty please with a cherry on top, message me or comment on what you think I can do and improve!

 

Finals Week Procrastination: The Ten Deadly Sins

Kidding. Well, not really. They’re not sin, they’re more like mistakes. Today’s post toys with the the ten deadly distractions that everyone seems to face when you live it up in the library. When you spend more than ten hours in the library, how many hours do you spend actually studying. How many times have you caught yourself texting, checking your twitter feed, or jut taking a “stretch break” to go procrastinate in the bathroom.

“A distraction is anything that defers you from reaching your goal.” said Eric Cuyle, junior business admin.

Yes, the struggle is real. So here’s a slideshow to go with it.

My New Twitter

Hello my lovely followers,

Have you been studying too hard? Do you need a nice little study break? Need a little breather?

Well, I have expanded this blog to Twitter! Yay! With this lovely twitter profile, comes sarcastic snarky comments from me, cute funny puns, pictures, selfies, and more.

So step right up and follow this quality twitter where you can enjoy my adventures as I try to survive this spring quarter with aesthetically pleasing posts and tweets that will make your day.

This also gives me the opportunity to connect with you all on a personal level and get your feedback.

Follow me @kayvelcro

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Naps for Class

What’s Going On.

The following post ‘Naps for Class’ was inspired by two wonderful articles from TIME and New York Times. The post surrounds the same subject and problem for all college students and I encourage my audience to read their articles, as well.

 

The subject is quite important for people of all ages and different populations, but the subject is supremely important for college students. College students of this generation happen to be one of the most sleep-deprived population, according to Campus Mind Works, and being aware of the importance of sleep for your mental and physical health, as well as your grades can change your college experience for the better.

The Lay Down

 

It’s a common fact that a majority of college students are sleep deprived. No matter what university, what major, or what classes they are taking, a majority of college students are so stressed or “too busy” to find time to rest.

 

But it’s important to find rest. Anywhere and at any time.

 

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Naps with Savannah// Photo by Author

You can chug energy drinks and cups of coffee but the caffeine in them can only do so much to help you get that A. However, a good 20-60 minute nap can give you that rest that your brain needs to refresh itself.

 

Many colleges are realizing this too. A good number of universities are investing in MetroNaps’EnergyPod, these pods come with a timer and relaxing music that allow a student to rest from 20-30 minutes. Universities that can’t afford these luxury pods, invest in silent rooms where students can rest during those long nights.

 

According to a study in TIME, “poor sleep was found to be as powerful as binge drinking, and more powerful than marijuana, in predicting who would have academic problems.”

 

Please rest up. It’s important to get those Zzz’s if you want them A’s.

Survival Guide: Start the Quarter Right

 

 

Just as the school year begins, every student comes in with the same attitude: “I’m totally going to ace this quarter. I swear I’ll do so well, I’ll even have the perfect sleep schedule.”

But in reality, that truly never happens.

“It’s only the second week and I’m dying,” said Vivian Mac, a Materials Engineering sophomore. “We just came back and midterms are literally next week.”

College is a stressful environment. Everyone knows that. However, the quarter system makes everything even more stressful. The quarter system is this hell bent system that pushes students to learn an entire course of information in only ten weeks. Yes, this grueling system is so fast it puts the Flash to shame. Altogether, this fast paced system gives professors back pains and leaves students tear stained.

But the solution to a successful quarter all comes down to these few questions: How can we beat the system? How can we barely survive this disastrous fate of coffee-induced papers written at 4 a.m. and tear stained cheat sheets crammed with every formula, equation, and rule?

It’s simple. It all begins in the syllabus week.

“Staying organized has to be a number 1 priority in the very beginning, especially because the quarter moves so fast. It’s easy to fall behind but it makes life easier if you make a plan and stick to it. Even planning a day at a time makes a huge difference,” said Clarisse Wangeline, English Sophomore.

Here are 3 tips and tricks to starting your quarter right.

  1. When you get the syllabus, always read the entire syllabus.
    • It gives you the need to know information on percentage of grades, dates of assignments and exams, office hours and etc.
    • It allows you to analyze what is important and what isn’t, what counts towards your grade and what you can skip over.
    • It aids professor in answering almost every repetitive question every student has in their mind. Office hours? Syllabus. Contact information? Syllabus. What days they’ll be absent? Syllabus.

 

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Planner// photo by author

2. Keep a planner.

  • Keeping a planner keeps you organized. The minute you get your syllabus from all your classes, fill it with all your scheduled exams, projects, and papers. The planner keeps you on top of all your assignments and lets you see your exams from a mile away. Investing in a good planner or even making your own can make all the difference in the world. (i.e. this planner or DIY planner)
  • Keeping a planner not only helps with your school work, a planner can help with your social life. Keeping a planner means balancing your time between school work and your social life wisely

3. Socialize.

  • A simple “Hello!” in the beginning of class to the person beside you can make a difference in both your social life and your grade. By gaining a friend in class, you have access to their notes and a study buddy.

 

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late night studying// photo by author

 

Being organized and prepared makes a huge difference in your experience as a college student. It determines what you get to do and what you have to spend your time on. By balancing your time and starting things right, it’s more likely you’ll have a great college experience.

I hope this helps you to a start of a great quarter. Good luck on the first few weeks of college!