Tutorial: how to make organized notes.

  1. Read the objectives of the lecture. If there aren’t any, flip through the lecture slides and make an outline. This puts into perspective what you need to be learning and what you should get out of this lecture.
  2. Skim the book to get familiar with how the information is divided compared to your outline or objectives. While doing this, you’ll figure out whether or not you need the extra details from the book. Sometimes the lecture is enough and you could keep the textbook just as a reference to things you don’t get.
  3. Write down the first objective and flip to the page in the book that has the information pertaining to that objective. Read the lecture slide then refer to the book for details.
  4. Combine your lecture notes with the textbook information. Do this by rewriting the information in your own words and try to be as concise as possible. 
  5. Keep doing this for every objective. Paste things if it helps.
  6. Make sure that you’re not just copying information. Use visual aids as much as possible. Put the information in a table, flowchart, diagram, etc.. (refer to this post to see how I make my flowcharts).
  7. When you’re done with all your objectives, go through the lecture and your notes to make sure you didn’t miss anything.

General tips on how to keep them organized:

  • Be systemic. Making objective-oriented notes is one way to do that. 
  • Use two (or more colors). Color-coding information helps me remember it + it doesn’t look that bad.
  • Section your objectives according to the topic. Then make sure that when you’re writing out the information, it’s in a sequence that’s understandable.

Disclaimer: this is the way I’ve been making my notes since I started med school. By no means am I claiming it’s perfect or that everybody should follow it.

Hope this helps and as always, happy studying :)

My research loving lady parts just went unf.

post-futurism asked: what degree are you doing/what do you want to study? it would be absolutely incredible to participate in planning and building sustainable buildings like the Endless City structure.


I want to be an architect! And sustainable architecture is what I’m planning on focusing on!

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I have my first day off in two weeks today!

I’m gonna sleep a lot, get my roots done and sign up for the uni counseling thing.

I did get the first pay check today. I also found out I won’t get a refund until September so no computer. My check doesn’t even cover my architecture supplies at all, gas or food and uni is starting next week. Sigh.


Hannibal; In The Flesh au:

Will comes back from the dead.

This means all the Keaton Henson songs will be relevant


SURE Architecture's Endless City is a fascinating proposal that transforms the skyscraper into a stunning, upright ecosystemThe structure’s multiple floors are meant as flexible areas that are adaptable for many situations. Plazas and communal spaces offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.



this is fucked up. this fucked me up. the teachers fucked up by not showing us this fuck up. fuck.

dear god

i’m 28 and never knew this


Mads smells like cigarettes just so you know 

My problem is that I fall in love with words, rather than actions. I fall in love with ideas and thoughts, instead of reality. And it will be the death of me. —Unknown (via akachristiannaa)
The person who was once your very definition of love is now the reason why you don’t believe in it anymore. —- Malaiko (via theonemalaiko)

It was then that Alana finally found someone who shared her particular fetish.

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Mads Mikkelsen photographed by David Slade


You all want more seasons of Torchwood?

We do.

The actors do.

So what do we do?

We sign this petition to the BBC, that’s what.

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Fun little trick I learned in therapy: validation. When someone is upset, don’t try to fix the problem, point out the cause, or tell them it could be worse. Just validate their emotions. Be like, ‘shit yeah man, that sucks. I’m sorry you’re going through that. I’m here for you.’ That’s literally all you have to do to make them feel better. Thank you and goodnight.

1. Sometimes you’ll be like, “HEY EVERYONE LET’S DO SUSHI AND DRINKS AND FUN STUFF TOMORROW NIGHT!” but then tomorrow night comes and you regret everything as you try to weasel your way out of plans that you created. You resent 24-Hours-Ago-You for being so enthusiastic. — 14 Struggles Of Being Happy and Social Or Sad and Standoffish With No In-between  (via lucy-locket)