thenarratologist:

READING LIST: Doppelgänger

One of my favourite tropes: the doppelgänger! The word is borrowed from the German language and translates as “double walker.” It is a figure that is physically nearly identical (either a twin or of supernatural origin) to someone else, usually the protagonist. These stories tend to center around the double creating conflict and the protagonist trying to contain the damage while suffering the consequences (“that wasn’t me, it was my evil twin!“). The doppelgänger often functions as a dark double, the embodiment of things the protagonist has tried to suppress in himself.

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abercrombier:

hello hello everyone so guess what yes yay this is part 2 of the life hacks post but this is the studying edition i know that you guys might have midterms and finals now and i hope this helps you with everything you need i wish you all the best and i hope you ace the shit out of this year if you have any questions about anything i’m always available i love you good luck -shakes xx 
[part 1 of this post] - [harry styles fanfic master-post] - [thirsty master-posts etc.]
WRITING
how to take notes
late essay? no problem
how to write good
how to write a good essay
look like you’re typing an essay
free microsoft word?
word on the tip of your tongue?
use big and interesting words
PRESENTATIONS
free powerpoint?
free powerpoint presentations on anything
help with presentations 
EASY & QUICK
best learning website ever
documentary films
how to study?
learn any subject
how to do anything
learn how stuff works
brainstorm online
look for your worksheets on here
SCIENCE & MATH
periodic table song
learn science in an easy way
math training
practice math problems 
SELF CONTROL
chrome site blocker
firefox site blocker
mac site blocker
have some self control
EXTRA
coffee shop feeling while studying
pull an all nighter but do well on your exam
download free books
free textbooks
college life hacks
finals survival guide
get more accurate information
Some playlists to listen to while you’re studying // doing your homework: 
one // two // three // four // five // six // seven // eight // 
nine // ten // eleven // twelve // thirteen // fourteen // fifteen // 
sixteen // seventeen // eighteen // nineteen // twenty // twenty one // 
twenty two // twenty three // twenty four // twenty five // twenty six // 
twenty seven // twenty eight // twenty nine // thirty // thirty one // 
thirty two // thirty three // thirty four // thirty five // thirty six // thirty seven // 
thirty eight // thirty nine // forty // forty one // forty two // forty three // forty 
four // forty five // forty six // forty seven // forty eight // forty nine // fifty
TIPS & TRICKS
Studying in a blue room relaxes your mood and makes you more productive, which is great for finishing up assignments and homework.
Spray an unfamiliar scent, and chew an unfamiliar flavour of gum while you’re having a study session. 
Before you start your exam, write down the things you think you might need while they’re still fresh in your head at the top of the page such as formulas and vocabulary words. 
'Times New Roman' is the easiest and fastest font to read.
When writing an essay, add the opposing point of view to make the read look at both sides. 
When you’re taking notes, pretend you’re writing them for some else, preferably someone you care about, and imagine them not knowing anything when it comes to the class you’re writing notes in.
Using colours when writing your notes helps you remember faster, avoid using only one colour as it might dull out important information. 
Change your font from 12pt to 14pt when writing essays, it looks the same but increases the number of pages by 1-2.
Cinnamon flavoured gum helps you stay awake, use it for your morning classes. 
Speaking something out loud helps your remember, so always read your notes aloud when you’re studying.
Reading the first and last paragraphs and only running over the middle has the same outcome as reading all of it.
Chocolate has the ability to improve your math skills. 
Always have an alternative email, you never know when it might come in handy.
Cold showers over coffee anyway. It keeps you fresh the entire day, and also helps you stay focused and less tired throughout the day.
Reward yourself with 15-20 minutes of free time with every 45 minutes of studying. 
If you’re pulling an all nighter, sleeping the 20 minutes before the sun comes up helps your body relax and you’ll be less tired. 
Replace the colour tube of your red pen with the blue one. No one steals a red pen, and no one wants it.
Always say yes to extra credit, no matter what your grade is. It can make a huge different seeing as it has the ability to change one percent which can change an entire grade letter. 
ALWAYS DATE YOUR NOTES // ASSIGNMENTS. 
Writing something down is an equivalent of saying something 7 times. 
No matter how much time you have left, do it earlier. You’ll be glad you did.
Be friends with your teachers, you never know what can happen during the school year.
Have a study group, you’ll have friends to explain things to you and vide versa, also you can share notes and finish up homework without feeling like time is passing by slow.
And now an inspiring quote said by my biology teacher to one of my friends who wouldn’t stop looking at the clock, “The time will pass, but you might not pass this class.”

abercrombier:

hello hello everyone so guess what yes yay this is part 2 of the life hacks post but this is the studying edition i know that you guys might have midterms and finals now and i hope this helps you with everything you need i wish you all the best and i hope you ace the shit out of this year if you have any questions about anything i’m always available i love you good luck -shakes xx 

[part 1 of this post] - [harry styles fanfic master-post] - [thirsty master-posts etc.]

WRITING

PRESENTATIONS

EASY & QUICK

SCIENCE & MATH

SELF CONTROL

EXTRA

Some playlists to listen to while you’re studying // doing your homework: 

one // two // three // four // five // six // seven // eight // 

nine // ten // eleven // twelve // thirteen // fourteen // fifteen // 

sixteen // seventeen // eighteen // nineteen // twenty // twenty one // 

twenty two // twenty three // twenty four // twenty five // twenty six // 

twenty seven // twenty eight // twenty nine // thirty // thirty one // 

thirty two // thirty three // thirty four // thirty five // thirty six // thirty seven // 

thirty eight // thirty nine // forty // forty one // forty two // forty three // forty

four // forty five // forty six // forty seven // forty eight // forty nine // fifty

TIPS & TRICKS

  1. Studying in a blue room relaxes your mood and makes you more productive, which is great for finishing up assignments and homework.
  2. Spray an unfamiliar scent, and chew an unfamiliar flavour of gum while you’re having a study session. 
  3. Before you start your exam, write down the things you think you might need while they’re still fresh in your head at the top of the page such as formulas and vocabulary words. 
  4. 'Times New Roman' is the easiest and fastest font to read.
  5. When writing an essay, add the opposing point of view to make the read look at both sides. 
  6. When you’re taking notes, pretend you’re writing them for some else, preferably someone you care about, and imagine them not knowing anything when it comes to the class you’re writing notes in.
  7. Using colours when writing your notes helps you remember faster, avoid using only one colour as it might dull out important information. 
  8. Change your font from 12pt to 14pt when writing essays, it looks the same but increases the number of pages by 1-2.
  9. Cinnamon flavoured gum helps you stay awake, use it for your morning classes. 
  10. Speaking something out loud helps your remember, so always read your notes aloud when you’re studying.
  11. Reading the first and last paragraphs and only running over the middle has the same outcome as reading all of it.
  12. Chocolate has the ability to improve your math skills. 
  13. Always have an alternative email, you never know when it might come in handy.
  14. Cold showers over coffee anyway. It keeps you fresh the entire day, and also helps you stay focused and less tired throughout the day.
  15. Reward yourself with 15-20 minutes of free time with every 45 minutes of studying. 
  16. If you’re pulling an all nighter, sleeping the 20 minutes before the sun comes up helps your body relax and you’ll be less tired. 
  17. Replace the colour tube of your red pen with the blue one. No one steals a red pen, and no one wants it.
  18. Always say yes to extra credit, no matter what your grade is. It can make a huge different seeing as it has the ability to change one percent which can change an entire grade letter. 
  19. ALWAYS DATE YOUR NOTES // ASSIGNMENTS. 
  20. Writing something down is an equivalent of saying something 7 times. 
  21. No matter how much time you have left, do it earlier. You’ll be glad you did.
  22. Be friends with your teachers, you never know what can happen during the school year.
  23. Have a study group, you’ll have friends to explain things to you and vide versa, also you can share notes and finish up homework without feeling like time is passing by slow.

And now an inspiring quote said by my biology teacher to one of my friends who wouldn’t stop looking at the clock, “The time will pass, but you might not pass this class.”

crimical:


duolingo // learn languages for free
rhymezone // type in a word and find words that rhyme
onelook // reverse dictionary
hemingwayapp // check your essay for readability
thesaurus // find synonyms, antonyms and more
planetebook & gutenberg // free ebooks
coursera // free online courses
realtimeboard // a virtual pinboard
pianotte & imslp // free piano sheet music
tunefind // find songs used in movies and tv shows
tothebestof // listen to the top 10 songs of any band or musical artist
omgcatz // download 8tracks playlists
tags.goose // mass tumblr tag replacer
colorpicker // helps you choose #hex colours
wordmark // helps you decide on fonts from your computer
iemoji // copy+paste tool for ios emojis on browsers
simpledesktops & subtlepatterns // simple desktop backgrounds
fount // identify fonts on websites
dafont & googlefonts // places to find lots of fonts
wigflip // pixel speech bubble generator
myfridgefood // check what stuff you have in your fridge and get some recipe ideas
roadtrippers // tool to plan a roadtrip across america
recitethis // turn a quote into a masterpiece
letterboxd // organize the movies you’ve watched, loved and plan on watching
soundrown // listen to various calming sounds

crimical:

His teeth began to chatter. God All-Mighty! he thought, why haven’t I realized it all these years? All these years I’ve gone around with a - SKELETON - inside me! How is it we take ourselves for granted? How is it we never question our bodies and our being? … He stopped himself only with a violent, trembling effort. Now, now, man, control yourself. This is a revelation, take it for what it’s worth, understand it, savor it. BUT A SKELETON! screamed his subconscious. I won’t stand for it. It’s vulgar, it’s terrible, it’s frightening. Skeletons are horrors; they clink and tinkle and rattle in old castles, hung from oaken beams, making long, indolently rustling pendulums on the wind…

beanboots-and-bows:

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asanaambitions:

Friendly reminder to check your breasts while you’re just sitting there scrolling the internet, then reblog so your followers do the same. Two people I know were just diagnosed within the same week.

vintage-aerith:

greytaliesin:

A super quick trick for drawing draped fabric that my art teacher taught me in high school.

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