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thelipstickontherim:

Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness

As are toiletries!

betterthandarkchocolate:

thelipstickontherim:

Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness

As are toiletries!



catceleste:

today we commemorate the day america founded earth 



mushroomsugar:

*writes “like” on a cigarette and puts it in my mouth*

It’s a simile.



legalmexican:

noelleybellie:

#boysincroptops2k14

Winnie the Pooh slays all of u in the crop top movement

legalmexican:

noelleybellie:

#boysincroptops2k14

Winnie the Pooh slays all of u in the crop top movement


tags:#Tanya

"I’m not interested in the difference between good and bad, I’m interested in the differences between good and great." -

Aaron Sorkin

At last night’s kickoff for Tribeca Innovation Week, Aaron Sorkin talked about what his definition of what a hero is.

(via tribecafilm)



grrrlfever:

wouldnt it be cool to just like not feel nervous about everything all the time



maddisnow:

*hears first notes to Sugar We’re Going Down*
*punches out of casket*
am i morE THAN YOU BARGAINED FOR YET



insertreferencehere:

My Russian professor said that the grocery stores in Russia are better than the stores in America and everyone immediately started defending Publix.

This is how you know you’re in a classroom full of Floridians.



What Students Really Need to Hear 

lifeandluxe:

Truer words never spoken.



AP Government Review EXTRA: The Bill of Rights  

Hi everyone! This is something that was actually requested last year, but I thought I might as well get it out there for the 2014 exams! Today, I’d like to share how I memorized the Bill of Rights (a very simplified and stressed out AP student-friendly version). 

  1. Press, Petition, Speech, Assembly, and Religion
  2. Right to bear arms and form a militia
  3. Do not have to quarter soldiers in private homes
  4. Protection from unwanted Search and Seizure. Warrants must have probable cause.
  5. No Double Jeopardy, cannot be forced to self-incriminate, and protected from abuse of court
  6. Right to a speedy and public trial by jury and a lawyer
  7. In Civil cases, trial by jury is still preserved
  8. No Cruel and Unusual Punishment. No unfairly high Bail
  9. Rights of the People
  10. Powers Reserved to the States

Good luck on the exam, and for the rest of the AP US Government and Politics’ review posts, click here!



AP Government Review EXTRA: Handling the Multiple Choice 

Hi everyone! As a bonus for the 2014 exam, I’d like to share some tips on how I handled the 2013 AP US Government and Politics’ multiple choice section! If you’d like to check out my completed guide, click here! For my general tips, you can check out this

First and foremost, I feel that the US Government and Politics’ multiple choice section is extremely predictable. Topics like federalism,  the Supreme Court, incumbency, major Supreme Court cases, and Congress are like the class pets of the College Board. You will see multiple questions on all of these topics, and you’ll probably even see an FRQ or two on them. If you have been going through previously released multiple choice exams, you’ll be ready.

  1. Always, always, always, always, always bubble in an answer. Even if you’re clueless, bubble in something. You cannot be penalized for guessing, so guess. 
  2. WHEN YOU’RE CLUELESS AND STRESSED OUT AND 1000% DONE: If there’s an offensive answer to a question, it will not (most likely) be the answer. The College Board does not want to offend anybody. Additionally, if you’re looking at, for example, a question relating to a court case, and you see an answer that goes with another court case, cross it out. It’s probably not relevant. Think about the connections in class you’ve learned. Look for them in your answer. The College Board likes to play off of your compounded knowledge. Do you know how Supreme Court judges are picked? Who gets together to override the President’s veto? Just take a deep breath and think. Moreover, you can eliminate the obviously wrong and way off course answers, the too narrow and open-minded questions (it’s all about balance, my friend), the synonymous answers (use this with caution!), and the ones that cancel each other out (again, use with caution!)
  3. Try to visualize the answer before you look at your options. When doing practice exams last year, this was the most helpful piece of advice my teacher gave me! When I was taking the actual exam, I often found myself knowing the answer before I even glanced at the answer options. The questions are often the exact same (if not extremely close) to questions you’ve already seen. You’ve been in class (or studying it at home). You know the material. Just give yourself a couple seconds to find the answer in your own brain before you look for the College Board’s variation. If you just wildly search for an answer, you could pick the wrong one! 
  4. Sometimes, you just need to KISS it, because you love that test booklet #highschoolsweethearts.  The government is the government. How it works can often be simplified into a few statements or even one. Keep. It. Simple. Stupid.
  5. Read all of your answer choices before selecting your answer. While I earlier said to think of the answer before you select it, I also want you to read through all of your options. You have quite a bit of time to go through the multiple choice (more time than you might think), so read all of the answers before marking your test booklet.
  6. Mark your answers in your answer booklet and test booklet. Also, write your desired answer right by the question number in your test booklet. You might bubble wrong. You might skip a bubble. Things happen, and you do not have that much time to fix it! If you take a lil’ bit extra time to mark your answer by the question number and circle it in the test booklet before transferring it to the answer booklet, you might save yourself from making a very costly mistake. Remember, there’s not that much of a difference between a 4 and a 5 thanks to our friend the bell curve. BE CAREFUL.
  7. Underline the NOT, EXCEPT, and all of the other NEGATIVE question words. You need to be careful when facing questions like those, because they will not only take extra time to consider, but you could easily choose the one answer that is positive. When answering these questions, consider every possibility before moving on. One of those will not be like the others.
  8. GRAPH/CHART/MAP/ETC Questions: Look at what the question is asking you first! Make sure you look at the key aspects of the graphic or table. Check out the key, the scale, the dates, the axes, and so forth. Your haste might make you overlook an important  component. 
  9. Pace yourself. You have time. Watch the clock, but most importantly, do not rush yourself. This will only stress you out more. You’ve been practicing, studying, and reviewing. You know your pace, and you will finish the exam. Do not sloppily ram through the test in fear of not finishing. If you’re really struggling with a question, mark it, and then, skip it. It’s not worth your time. Move on, and get the points! 

And, that’s all I can think of for now. Good luck on the exam! (○゜ε^○)



Links to all of the AP US Government and Politics Review Posts 

scholasticwhimsy:



AP Psychology Review #1: Introduction  

Hi there! This is the first post of my AP Psychology review guide (and the first post of the 2014 exam year!) The AP Psychology exam will be on Monday, May 5th, 2014 in the afternoon. Like my previous introduction posts, I’ll be dividing this one up into parts!

FOR MY OTHER AP REVIEW GUIDES, CLICK HERE

IF YOU’RE READING THIS IN THE FUTURE (2015 EXAMS): 

This guide was written with 2014 curriculum in mind. If the material tested on the exam is still the same, I hope my guide helps you prepare for the exam! If you’re reading this guide in 2014 and plan to take a 2015 exam, start preparing in the summer. I think this is especially important if you’ve never taken an AP exam before or if you’re planning on taking a heavy course load next year. Picking up some AP review books the summer before school starts can really help you prepare for what’s ahead of you. 

INTRODUCTION: 

It’s been so long since I’ve written one of these, but I hope these help out all of you preparing for the AP Psychology exam! I don’t really have anything particular to say about this exam other than I never want to do another outline again. (▰︶︹︺▰)

REPEAT AFTER ME:

Because I hate the stats section, I’m leaving it out this year, but I am including this:

“I can still get a lot done.” If you’re just now studying and reviewing for this exam, you still have time to up your scores and readiness. If you haven’t taken a full-length practice exam yet, I highly suggest that you do one this weekend (or sooner if you can), especially if you haven’t taken an AP class before. Knowing what you’re getting into is going to lower your anxiety and stress a lot. Trust me. I’ve been there. Plus, taking a practice exam will let you know what you need to focus on. Last minute studying is not the time to learn everything. It is a time to fine tune your skills. If you can breeze through the multiple choice, don’t bother with it. Work on your essays instead (and vice versa). Okay, so take that practice exam, and let’s get going.

Alright, so now that that’s out of the way, let’s get down to what the test really is. I’m putting this here, because even i forget with all of the classes and breakdowns jumbled around in my head.

BREAKDOWN and WHAT TO BRING:

70 Minutes: Multiple Choice [Number of Questions: 100] - 67%

50 Minutes: FRQ [Number of Questions: 2] - 33%

That’s a total of 120 minutes or 2 hours. Like all AP exams, you’re going to need to bring wooden #2 pencils, black pens (those provide the best contrast and thus make it easier for the readers. MAKE LIFE EASY FOR THE READERS), a watch, water, and a snack. The last three are optional but highly suggested. You will get hungry, and you will get thirsty. Your proctor might not give you the easiest clock to work with (I’ve had an analog in the front of an auditorium, while I was in the way back. Super difficult, man). 

WHY TAKE THE EXAM SERIOUSLY:

If you are paying for your exams, spending months in class listening to lectures, doing hours of homework and studying, and outLINES, don’t you want to pass? You might have been taking this class to look good on transcripts, your friends all signed up for it, or maybe you thought it would it be a cakewalk. Whatever the reason, think about this. AP classes are Advanced Placement classes. Scoring well on this exam can possibly give you credit at whatever university you end up at (check your desired school’s website for the AP credit policy). Pretty great, right? Don’t blow this off, especially if you don’t want to deal with this in university. So now, how do we pass this nightmare?

HOW TO PASS THIS AND MOVE ON: 

I can’t fit the answer to this in one post. Well, actually, I could, but it probably wouldn’t be very helpful. Therefore, I’m going to break the rest of this guide up into single posts relating to portions of the two sections. I’m going to start with the multiple choice and then cover the FRQs. For what I’ll be covering, check my AP posts’ navigation page!

WHAT TO DO ON THE TEST DAY AND THE NIGHT BEFORE:

Don’t cram. Don’t try to read a bunch of books. Don’t try to memorize all of the scientists and vocabulary. Calm yourself, seriously. Just don’t stress out. You’ve been working on this all year, and while I know some of you have a lot on your plates right now, do not drive yourself crazy—anymore than you already have. You’ve been in school for years. Not much of this is new. You just have to polish up your skills, and you’ll have this in the bag!

Eat a healthy dinner early on in the evening, and relax. On the morning of the exam, wake up at a decent time. Don’t rush yourself in the morning. Allow yourself to wake up and get motivated. If you can get a group of friends together somewhere on campus, have breakfast. It helps to wake you up and it gives you an energy-boosting meal to start the test. Also, wear comfortable clothing in layers, so you’re not sweating or shivering for 3+ plus hours. Lastly, be calm and slay that test. You can do this!

IN THE MEANTIME:

If you have any questions, feel free to message me. I’ll be happy to answer your questions or worries!

 



mightyflower:

to quote hamlet act III scene iii line 92, “no”



pandabomb:

florida is a godless place. I went there once, got in the ocean, and immediately had to evacuate because a bull shark was swimming right towards me. there was an alligator on the side of the freeway. meth addicts and men on tractors roam free. florida is america’s australia