Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Just received my chem lab syllabus! Already have readings assigned, and class doesn’t start until next week! Dun dun dun….

Just received my chem lab syllabus! Already have readings assigned, and class doesn’t start until next week! Dun dun dun….

Monday, August 18, 2014

After months of putting it off, I’m finally making a study space! So excited to revamp this piece. We are about halfway through the project now… I’ll share when it’s done!

Fall semester starts in one week!!!

Who is ready?!?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

thatcurlyhurdgirl:

I will reblog this everyday

(Source: milestellers)

Saturday, August 9, 2014
studyforyourself:

1. Prioritize
What does your school schedule look like/when do you have class?
How much time do you need to study?                                       
What subject do you need the most time for?  
How long does it take you to get ready in the morning/for bed in the evening?
When do you meet with friends?
How long does the way from school/college take?
How much freetime do you want to have?
How many breaks between studying?
How much time do your hobbies take away?
Etc.
 Count the hours/minutes you need for everything you do - but always plan some buffer time! Then write down on what day you do what so that you have a roughly overview to put in every column.
 Example:                                                                                          
Monday:   Piano lessons (one hour) , History class (two hours), morning routine (30 min.), dinner (one hour)…                               
Tuesday:   Meeting with friends  (three hours), Tumblr (one hour), Workout (30 min.)..                                                                
Wednesday:   Englisch class (three hours)…
2. Make your Plan
You can use a program, an app, a printable sheet, a calender.. Whatever you want! I always find it helpful to colour-cordinate everything.
 Example:
Green - Study Time
Yellow - Class
Blue - Family Time
Red - Hobbys
Pink - Free Time
 Printables + Useful programs
 Create A Online Study Plan
EssentialPIM
Make my Solution
Free Printable Planners
Schedule Template
My Study Plan App
3. Stick to your Plan
write your goals right next to your plan
Take enough breaks - not only when you are studying (don´t stress yourself!)
Change your plan if you realize that you don´t like something
If you realize that a plan isn´t right for you, then that´s ok. It     doesn´t work for everyone
Take enough time to do the things you love
Be realistic
Find out when it´s the best time for you to study, do a workout etc.
Change Things up - don´t work on math for three hours and then on chemistry for two… you will get bored fast (if you don´t love to do these things)
Pictures of Plans
1  (source: psychstudentstudy)
2  (source: study-inspo)
3  (source: studying-engineering)
4  (source: star-student)
I hope this is helpful! If you have a question just message me here. Request a post here.

studyforyourself:

1. Prioritize

  • What does your school schedule look like/when do you have class?
  • How much time do you need to study?                                      
  • What subject do you need the most time for?  
  • How long does it take you to get ready in the morning/for bed in the evening?
  • When do you meet with friends?
  • How long does the way from school/college take?
  • How much freetime do you want to have?
  • How many breaks between studying?
  • How much time do your hobbies take away?
  • Etc.

 Count the hours/minutes you need for everything you do - but always plan some buffer time! Then write down on what day you do what so that you have a roughly overview to put in every column.

 Example:                                                                                          

  • Monday:   Piano lessons (one hour) , History class (two hours), morning routine (30 min.), dinner (one hour)…                               
  • Tuesday:   Meeting with friends  (three hours), Tumblr (one hour), Workout (30 min.)..                                                                
  • Wednesday:   Englisch class (three hours)…

2. Make your Plan

You can use a program, an app, a printable sheet, a calender.. Whatever you want! I always find it helpful to colour-cordinate everything.

 Example:

  • Green - Study Time
  • Yellow - Class
  • Blue - Family Time
  • Red - Hobbys
  • Pink - Free Time

 Printables + Useful programs

3. Stick to your Plan

  • write your goals right next to your plan
  • Take enough breaks - not only when you are studying (don´t stress yourself!)
  • Change your plan if you realize that you don´t like something
  • If you realize that a plan isn´t right for you, then that´s ok. It     doesn´t work for everyone
  • Take enough time to do the things you love
  • Be realistic
  • Find out when it´s the best time for you to study, do a workout etc.
  • Change Things up - don´t work on math for three hours and then on chemistry for two… you will get bored fast (if you don´t love to do these things)

Pictures of Plans

I hope this is helpful! If you have a question just message me here. Request a post here.

Friday, August 8, 2014 Thursday, August 7, 2014

sarahsaysmd:

In med school, taking notes is hard because there’s SO much material. I remember going through one of my lectures and wondering how the hell I was going to simplify it to something I could actually remember. I usually make what are called “study sheets” after each lecture, and this is how I do them!

  • If there’s learning objectives, follow those. Use them to guide your notes. If there’s not, then use your intuition (based on what was heavily emphasized or covered the most) to figure out where to focus your notetaking. Just make sure you’ve organized everything in your head before putting it down to paper, because notes only work if they’re clear! 
  • Use categories to break up your learning. In one lecture there’s often multiple components, so I use headings to separate the main points. That way they don’t all blur together in my head.
  • Whenever possible, make charts, diagrams, or drawings. I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve remembered something on a test because I took the time to draw it out! If you’re a kinesthetic or visual learner, this is super helpful. It really simplifies the material and organizes it thoroughly. It’s much easier to study from a clear chart than a block of text.
  • When you do use text, keep it concise. Use different colors to write out key phrases and terms, and try not to write out paragraphs and paragraphs. Sometimes, it unavoidable, and you need a lot of text to understand a key concept. Short and sweet wherever possible, though, makes life easier for you! 
  • Transform, transform, transform. Always try to put things in your own words wherever you can. Manipulate the material so that it coincides with what you’ve learned. When you think about a topic from multiple perspectives, you understand it a million times better.
  • When reviewing notes, read them aloud! Sometimes, I cover up one section and say everything I can remember about it. Then I check to see if I missed anything. It’s a great way to review (might be awkward if you have roommates, but mine is used to my impromptu lectures by now!). 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
pubhealth:

(From CDC)

pubhealth:

(From CDC)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Anonymous said: what do you think is the most prestige medical school?

aspiringdoctors:

I don’t think it matters.

In the words of Michael Scott, “BOOM, roasted!”