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Why are you even wasting your time reading this list when you could be doing what you should be doing?! …You’re pathetic!!! …Just Kidding 🙂 Set realistic goals/plan. Make a friend keep you on track by telling you to work. Set events/alarms to complete a section of the project. Often the hardest part of conquering procrastination is getting started. So, if you get started and complete a good portion of your project it’s much easier to finish it sooner rather than later. A good way to get started is to start the assignment right after it is assigned. This is because you are most motivated at that time to complete it. Eliminate distractions at your workplace. I recommend working at a library, it worked wonders for me. Use alarms to make you work for an hour and then take a ten-minute break. Rinse and repeat. Motivate yourself to complete it […]

So your teacher asks you to write another paper. Five pages long… Sucks right? Well, not so much if you know the secret! Typically, papers are written in Times New Roman font, but most of the time your teacher will not specify the type of font that is required. That means you are free to use whatever font you’d like! Including, the best of them all. Known as… Courier New. Courier New font is special. Courier New gives each letter the same amount of space. So when I’s are just a single line, they take up the same amount of space as the letter M or O. This makes for your papers to become much longer than they would be if you typed in Times New Roman. The best part, your teacher has no clue. It’s pretty fantastic if you ask me. I used it all through high school and […]

Photo Credit Under Creative Commons License Don’t you feel bad for those less fortunate? Or think to yourself, if we just did this… it would solve world hunger. Well, let me tell you something it will never be solved. It’s not possible. There will always be poor people. In fact, it is the same reason why everyone cannot go to college. Let me explain. Let’s say everyone went to college, everyone would have a degree. If everyone has a degree, how do employers make choices on who is a better fit for their business? They can’t. At least not by a degree alone. So the degree becomes worthless in a sense. If everyone has a degree, the degree is WORTHLESS. Therefore, to show you are a better applicant to employers you will get a Master’s Degree, instead of just a bachelor’s. Now back to poverty. If everyone who was poor […]

Photo Credit under Creative Commons I mean if you honestly think about it, it is. Why? Because you’re stupid kids. At least, that’s what the school administration thinks. Before I get into this, I just want tell you something that happened at my high school. I was walking to who knows where… (I did whatever I wanted pretty much). And I noticed the principal walking towards a school assembly. He had just finished a conversation with a friend and was walking away from his friend, but his bestie said something kind of weird. This guy said, “Time to kiss babies and shake hands!” Telling the principal that it was time to put on his politician face for this school assembly. Is school really like a mini country or prison? Do we really think we have power over our school? Most of all, why the f*ck does the school principal have […]

From the moment we are set off into this world we are told that going to college, getting a degree, and going to a certain career path is considered being successful. What if I told you college is a waste of time? What if I told you, there is another form of education that will lead you towards great money and the ability to set your own schedule? It’s possible. And it’s actually pretty common. It’s a blue collar job. “Whoa whoa whoa Aaron. That’s not success. Those blue collar jobs are lower middle class Americans. They’re dumb people who couldn’t make it in college!” You are so wrong. They are the hardest workers out there and they can make great money and make a great living. Let me tell you how and why. You see a blue collar job can easily be made into your own business. Let’s take […]

Photo Credit A timeline of the high school years to keep you on track – “What am I supposed to be doing now?” This is the question I always ask myself. I’m not much of a “big picture” type person. Some of us need a step by step plan. That is what this blog is for. What you should be doing each year of high school for you to be ready for your life ahead (college or not). This is all the best case scenario, however, it doesn’t need to be followed exactly. If you’ve already missed some things, it’s not too late! So anyways, here’s the plan: Freshman Year: This can be the scariest year of high school. New surroundings, new friends, new teachers, new expectations… because you’re in high school now. Your time in school is winding down and it’s time to get serious about life. How far […]

MLA Format: The Simplest Guide Skip the google searching! We have everything you need to know right here and the easiest way to do it! From students who have been there and have learned the latest tricks! So your teacher asks you to write a five page paper in MLA format. Don’t know how? Simple. We will explain everything very simply so you understand. From the overall layout, to references, to citations!   Background The MLA (Modern Language Association) format, is one of the most popular writing formats (if not the most popular) used for literature based classes such as, English class. While its brethren, APA, is used for social science courses. These formats are used to organize information and to ensure proper use of citing information is used. Ya know, because plagiarism is bad.   Overall Layout I’m going to start off with the greatest tip to save you […]

Photo Credit Procrastination: The Named Evil We have all tried to fight it and ultimately epically failed at doing so. We have all even believed that we can avoid it by basically reprimanding ourselves before it starts its potent reign. Procrastination. This named evil has haunted students for centuries and it’s not going to stop any time soon. So for that, I’m here to tell you some things that have helped me overcome it. There’s no arguing that procrastination is a strong force of nature which means that you will A. need a strong reward and B. to fake it until you make it! Being a student, well a good one, is one of the most underrated jobs in society; we go through so many psychological and physical predicaments as we go through our school career, most of which could’ve been avoided if you didn’t wait until the night before […]

The Simplest Guide for APA Format So your teacher asks you to write a five page paper in APA format. Don’t know how? Simple. We will explain everything very simply so you understand. From the overall layout, to references, to citations! Background APA (American Psychology Association) format is the most popular format for writing for the social sciences. AKA: Writing for your world history class or psychology. While its brethren, the MLA (Modern Language Association) format, is used for more literature based classes such as, English class. These formats are used to organize information and to ensure proper use of citing information is used. Ya know, because plagiarism is bad. Overall Layout I’m going to start off with the greatest tip to save you tons of time, get word 2013! They have an APA template you can easily use and just fill in the blanks! Google Docs has a version […]

We Will Survive….AP Week In college there’s the infamous finals week. But if you’ve been an AP student, there is nothing that can quite compare to those two weeks. The week that a years’ worth of late nights of DBQs, FRQS, open synthesis, prose/poetry analysis, pages of limits, derivatives, integrals, redox reactions, chi squared analyses comes to fruition. Now that you’re in the height of AP week, you start thinking to yourself, “Why did I take AP anyways? Is this test really that important? Nah….I don’t need to study, I understand everything this is a piece of cake…I don’t know anything!! I need to study!” AP week reveals your full emotional (oh I got this…I don’t know anything….this is all my teachers fault…) to physical (it’s been 3 days and I’ve gotten 12 hours of sleep and have grabbed a banana between my back to back exams) to spiritual (please […]

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