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maria; c/o 2016; here lies a blog dedicated to colleges and the crazy process in which we apply to them.

2019bound:

does anyone have any advice on not getting hooked on your dream school too much? there are other schools that i like too obviously but they just don’t have everything that i want and they just don’t /fit/ the way my dream school does which only makes me like it more and im honestly just scared of feeling disgusting if/when i get rejected…

janemba:

the biggest fuck you to every beyonce hate article written by a white feminist

janemba:

the biggest fuck you to every beyonce hate article written by a white feminist

10 school year’s resolutions

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  1. stop comparing scores, grades, ec’s, pretty much everything. don’t ask people what their scores were! you will either gloat or feel bad about yourself. just don’t do it.
  2. reading makes you happy! reading novels is the best thing you do and you forget to do it! stop forgetting! read! read!
  3. go to bed before 10:30 every night
  4. reduce stress-related procrastination. practice calming down, sitting down, and doing your work, instead of manically power-walking around your house to nicki minaj
  5. remember that you are smart, usually nice, and absolutely capable of kicking ass in school
  6. drink more water, eat breakfast, & pack lunch
  7. spend 20 minutes writing / drawing in your journal every night. you will feel like a pulitzer prize winning author / fernando botero if you do this. it will be great.
  8. reread number 5
  9. do more work on the weekends
  10. reread number 8

just found HQ pics of Conor Kennedy in a suit and i’ve never been more jealous of an 86 year old woman in my life

collegeheroine:

a day is incomplete without a 20 minute existential crisis over the fact that getting into your dream school is literally just a dream 

hotsenator:

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officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 
But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 
It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.
Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 
The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!
Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.
Okay, what else?
Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.
Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.
You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.
And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 
If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

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I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

image

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

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And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

college-advice:

Columbia University’s The Core. The big kahuna. Columbia is famous (or infamous?) for it’s deathly Core, whether it refers to the number of dead great White men who are included, or to the number of students who don’t make it out alive. I’m kidding. A few women have been included, too.
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college-advice:

Columbia University’s The Core. The big kahuna. Columbia is famous (or infamous?) for it’s deathly Core, whether it refers to the number of dead great White men who are included, or to the number of students who don’t make it out alive. I’m kidding. A few women have been included, too.

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calmdownmorrissey:

An August pep talk for anyone returning to school soon.  I would also recommend buying a pretty new planner so that you can organize all your responsibilities, I promise it helps loads xx 
Hope y’all have a great month of August and remember to not stress too much.  You can find last year’s August pep talk here and the rest of my pep talks here

calmdownmorrissey:

An August pep talk for anyone returning to school soon.  I would also recommend buying a pretty new planner so that you can organize all your responsibilities, I promise it helps loads xx 

Hope y’all have a great month of August and remember to not stress too much.  You can find last year’s August pep talk here and the rest of my pep talks here

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univerkitty:

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