Thursday, April 14, 2011

Late Night Studying 101

A quick guide on how to study for a test the night before:

- Study before the night before

- If you have studied your material before, summarizing the night before is simple

- Have good music on. Preferably music that makes you smile and tap your foot. This music will ensure a good mood, and a good state of mind

- Don't not have distractions, but keep distractions to a minimum

- Draw stick figures on your study notes illustrating what you are learning

This is how I have been studying for communications :) Its a tricky subject, but I have been doing decently at it.

I must say, I love good music. It can take me from 0 to good mood with some good beats! I'm feeling intensely happy for reasons beyond me at the moment... it feels nice :) anyhow, back to studying!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

From the Pen to the Keyboard!

WEEEEEEE!!!! (no not the urine kind, sis!)

Wow. Thats all I can say. I have been a lazy hard working guy over the last few weeks (or at least that is what I keep telling myself). I am so used to being home so early from work in the past, and just killing time for the rest of the day. Not so anymore! I now have college, work, and I play soccer at college. This translates into a pretty full day, nearly every day of the week, so weekend are actually much yearned for!

It's not a bad thing though. I can honestly say that I am loving college. The two subjects I am majoring in are my favourites by far, although english essay writing may be the death of me. I wrote my first big english test yesterday, and although I think I did alright, it's the first time in my life I have really sat and wished I could have added more or removed some stuff I wrote. Ah well, considering the test was one hour and it was expected to write a 2+ page essay on poem, I think I did alright. I am just curious to see my mark.I am super hoping for a B, but I know I will probably only get a C (UPDATE! It was 74% :) yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!).

I know this is disgusting, seeing as I have never finished a book in my life, but I had an idea for another one over this past weekend, and I have been thinking about it hard ever since. I am scrapping my third book (the diary one) because I don't see me ever finishing that no matter how hard I try. So I have three potential books I would love to finish before the day I die:

Book 1: The one with the teenage kid, who embarks on a wacky (beyond wacky) space quest with a bunch of random aliens. This book is intended to be downright funny and off the wall!

Book 2: The one with a young man and his best friend, working for an agency and getting caught up in circumstances beyond their control. This is intended to be more serious, but I can honestly see me mixing up an intense love story into this one.

Book 3: This is my latest idea. I don't quite know how to describe it yet, but it will be a serious sci-fi book based on earth. WAH! I'm super excited for this one. Busy formulating my main character in my head and how I will go about laying out the story.

On top of all of this, I really think I should start my first book from scratch, or heavily edit it. I started writing it like 4-5 years ago, and I'd like to think my english talent has grown lots since then, so I want to begin it afresh, while keeping my main ideas.

Off the topic here, but I just want to document a dream I had last night. I dreamt that I met this girl, this amazingly beautiful girl. The weird thing was that, even though it was a dream, she seemed so clear, so real. The most annoying thing though, is that when I woke up, I could not even remember what she looked like -_- it was weird I guess. I am not over Amber, not in the slightest, but it was just weird to have my brain imagine this perfect girl that I have never met in my life, and present her as so real :O Ah well...

That is all from me for now ^_^ Cheerio!

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BA English and Communication graduate. I like to write stuff!