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  • emgoesmed
    17.04.2021 - 20 minutes ago


    Spent 3 hours chatting with a friend of mine this morning. We bought coffee and sat by the lake and it was absolutely lovely. A perfect way to start the weekend. ☺️

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  • ramyeonupdates
    17.04.2021 - 26 minutes ago

    ready for zzzzzzzzz

    #writing#memes#kpop#kdrama#updates#studyspo #IG: join.a.groupchat #sign up for a groupchat on in my instagram!
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  • chonkystudies
    17.04.2021 - 30 minutes ago

    18.04.2021 4/100 of productivity

    Woke up very late today since my cat decided to sleep next to me so I couldn't move😆😆

    I attended a lecture of physics and made formula notes, did some reviewing of biology.

    Checked out the BTS #bangbangcon21 I've recently got to know them and I'm not a fan rn but I am inspired by them.

    Had a very long phone call with my best friend after 2 months and it felt like therapy, I realized why I'm doing this nd getting better at my craft. I'm super hopeful for tomorrow since I have a test but I'll do good.

    " It's never too late to change your story"

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  • lovelybluepanda
    17.04.2021 - 1 hour ago

    10 years of languages

    Soon it’s going to be my birthday and I realized I’ll have around 10 years since I self-study languages. To celebrate this, I have decided to make a masterpost with tips: 10 years, 100 tips. The tips will be based on my personal experience over the years.

    1st year (here we have 13 years old me who is very motivated to learn English, this section will be a mess)

    You won’t know where to start, the internet is a great place to start with btw (tumblr and reddit have a lot of posts but ofc 13 years old me didn’t know of these so i didn’t use the internet...).

    Your desire to learn fast will be out of control, you’ll be frustrated because you’re slow so accept that it will take some time.

    After some weeks, maybe months, you’ll have a mental breakdown; in order to avoid it, don’t put pressure on yourself, don’t compare yourself, don’t hurry yourself and don’t belittle yourself because you can’t catch up with this fantasy you have of how things should go.

    You will feel lost so don’t be afraid to start over (i re-started learning French for 5 or 6 times and guess what, i loved that; i got amazing basic skills because of that).

    There might be people who will discourage you at this point, you’ll hear that not everyone can learn languages, that it’s hard, that you should focus on other things.

    Your motivation will run out after a short while and this year can look like a mess because of that; this is the hardest year for learners because you need to 1) put yourself together every 2 weeks and 2) you need to learn about yourself.

    Being stuborn and not asking for help will slow you down, really, if you found someone who learns languages, just drown them in questions. Who doesn’t like to talk about their passions? 

    This year... is the year when you judge yourself a lot so my advance is, NO ONE IS BORN A MASTER, BE A SHAMELESS BEGINNER.

    Everyone will have an opinion about you and your interests suddenly “i’m better than you at English”, “i don’t think you will be off any good with English” or “you aren’t special for learning it, so shut up” (yes, these are from my classmates from back then) so have a thick skin.

    Towards the end of this year, you might feel more lost than in the beginning and also on the point of giving up.

    2nd year

    Find a study method you enjoy (reading fanfiction was the start of my interest in languages and this time i didn’t give up because i love reading).

    You don’t need to know why you want to improve/learn a language; learning a language without a reason it’s okay (this was English for me).

    There are no good or bad reasons to learn a language, learning a language out of spite is alright (French and Danish for this one).

    Fewer resources = less confusion; choose 1-2 (max 3) for each skill (vocabulary, grammar, speaking, listening, writing, reading, culture).

    Find your own study style, experiment!

    You might have to adapt based on your language, resources, goal etc. There’s no reason to use the same methods every time.

    Be consistent. 

    You’ll sometimes avoid studying (for weeks, months etc) that’s alright. Everyone has such moments. 

    Do not compare yourself to others unless it motivates you but don’t do it at the cost of your mental health. Sooner or later you start to feel the pressure.

    Duolingo and memrise are very popular apps for beginners. Give them a try, you might enjoy them. However, they’re not enough on their own so make sure you study with some other resources as well.

    3rd year

    Don’t be afraid to give up on certain books, apps, methods etc. Not everything will work for you. 

    No book, site, app etc is good enough. For example, textbooks don’t have all the exceptions, enough exercises, examples etc. it’s important to double check what you learn with other sources.

    Studying with friends/other language learners can be fun. Just be careful not to compare yourself. 

    When you read, don’t translate everything, sometimes you’ll figure out from the context what it means.

    Based on your preferences or goals, focus on some skills or all of them; fewer skills = more time for each.

    Not everyone wants to speak the language, don’t feel pressured to speak it if that’s not your goal or you don’t want that.

    Hinative (or another place with natives) is great for clarifications. You got a question? Someone has an answer, just ask.

    Your progress won’t be linear. Some days you forget what you study, it takes time and practice to remember everything and make it your second nature.

    Sing! Songs help a lot with your listening and pronunciation skills. Plus, it’s fun.

    Natives don’t always know the answer or they don’t know how to explain it. Go to an advanced learner in this case. 

    4th year

    Practice on to-go; there are several games, apps, videos etc you can use to practice while you wait in line or you have a break at school.

    Explaining things to others is a great way to strenghten your own skills.

    Having a schedule might work for you.

    A schedule might not work for you, figure out how you can keep yourself accountable without having less fun.

    Not everyone will support your language choices (you have no idea how often i got asked “why Danish???”).

    Whenever you feel a burnout near, do not push through it; take a break!

    Alternatively, study at a minimum if you want to make progress.

    Reading about others’ habits can help you experiment new methods so talk with other learners, read books on language learning etc.

    The speed of your progress depends on many factors (your experience with languages, your native language, your other languages, your resources, your schedule etc) there’s no formula for this that works for everyone.

    If you study multiple languages, have a plan of some sorts; do you have a language that’s a priority? do you have a deadline for any of them? more languages = more attention to how you keep track of them.

    5th year

    Classes are a pain, they will not help you much.

    At the same time, there are people who work best under a teacher but not everyone needs to attend a class (also, just because a teacher is teaching, it doesn’t mean they’ll work well for you).

    You do not need “talent” to learn a language; you need persistance and a bit of self-awareness so you figure out what works best for you.

    On the same note, people will dismiss your hard work by saying “you must really have a calling for languages” or “you are really talented”; in these moments, you see before your eyes all the hours spent studying dismissed by “talent”; my only tip for this is to either tell them not to dismiss your hard work or just give up trying to explain yourself to them.

    How you study is more important than for how long you study; you can spend 2 hours doing reviews on words you are aware you know well or you can do 20 min of working in a workbook to practice a new grammar concept, this leads me to the next tip.

    Know when you practice because you need that practice and when you practice concepts you mastered just to feel productive.

    Mistakes will terrify you and that’s okay; they’re scary but they also show you where to focus more so embrace them because no one will make fun of you.

    You’ll start mixing languages after a while, even forgetting words in your native language (other times you remember the word you need in only 1 language and no one understands it so you’re frustrated in the end).

    The amounts of time you’ll get tips from people who don’t study languages is astonishing so don’t let those tips influence you unless you think they’re actually going to work (”your brain will fry if you keep studying languages”, 10 years in and i don’t smell any smoke yet).

    Pretty notes don’t mean that they’ll work for you; write the notes in such a way they help you! 

    6th year

    The easiest formula for notes is this: [concept], [explanation] and [example]

    The easier the explanations, the better for you.

    There are people who don’t take notes, you don’t need to do that if it doesn’t work for you.

    Writing practice helps a lot with your speaking practice.

    Also, passive skills (listening, reading) are a bit less effective than active skills (writing, speaking), if you focus only on passive skills, increase the amount of study time.

    Lingodeer is similar to duolingo but it’s a bit better for Asian languages.

    Clozemaster is nice for vocabulary practice.

    Beelinguapp great for listening and reading.

    50languages does wonders for your listening skills.

    Forvo is a great site if you need to see how you say a word, sentence, idiom etc.

    7th year

    You need to admit to yourself that you feel overwhelmed every once in a while.

    Irregular verbs can be learned through practice; workbooks, speaking, writing, reading, whatever you choose, practice (yes, they’re a pain for everyone, irregulars and prepositions).

    Not learning a particular language anymore is alright, stop if you need to.

    You won’t be interested in everything language related, that’s alright.

    You also won’t be interested in all languages and that’s also alright.

    There will always be something to improve, don’t belittle yourself because you don’t know 10,000 words or you don’t know all the idioms, you’ll learn them over time.

    Whenever grammar or vocabulary overwhelms you, think of it in chunks: grammar = 2-3 books, vocabulary = 500 words (A1), 1000 (A2), 2000 (B1), 4000 (B2), 8000 (C1), 16,000 (C2) [these are the CEFR levels for language learners, A = beginner, B = intermediate, C = advanced]

    Don’t trust people to assign a level to you if they aren’t official instructors for an exam or a trust worthy person (i had a teacher who told me i’m B1 and the month after that i got a C1 certificate from Cambridge).

    Slowly is great for chatting with people around the world and the app is very cautious with who you might talk to.

    Not keeping up with your plan or schedule is alright. They're tools and you can always change your mind or adapt. Don't feel forced to respect something you decided if it doesn't fit the circumstances anymore.

    8th year

    Attending classes is not enough. Even if they're college level, you still have to practice/study on your own outside of the class.

    Life happens. Sometimes you can't make languages a priority regardless of how much try.

    Do not allow others to compare to you. I mentioned earlier not to compare yourself but there's also the trend of allowing others to use you as a comparison.

    The more time passed, the easier it is to practice/learn/study a language. You have more knowledge, more experience. Basically you have an easier time.

    You can always learn a new study method or find a new resource so be open to new things.

    Your studies belong to you. Others can offer suggestions but you decide how you do things in the end. This is important because there are teachers who will take credit for your all of your skills even if they didn't help more than 10%. You can also lose interest in a language because of others and a way to avoid these 2 scenarios is to remember that your studies belong to you.

    If you decide to teach someone, adapt to their learning style. Don't force your style onto them.

    You can find many textbooks in a PDF format online.

    You can also borrow textbooks from a library. There's no need to buy textbooks. However, if you want to have some sort of books, get fiction or something about culture. (I see a bunch of pictures with people having grammar books, stacks of grammar books and i don't encourage anyone to buy 10 books for the same language unless it brings something new. Getting 10 books on the same topic but from different publishers won't make you advance faster.)

    Investing into apps, programs, books isn't necessary. Unless you know you'll use them, there's no need to buy anything. The internet has enough stuff for free.

    9th year

    The fastest way to learn how to use vocabulary is to 1) see how it is used in a text and then 2) use it on your own. This works with large amounts of vocabulary. However, if you learn 3-5words, choosing them randomly and then looking for examples online then making your own examples works as well.

    Writing words with no translation (if you make vocab lists) makes it a bit more efficient to learn the words by recalling them.

    When you don't remember a word, the fastest way to get over this is to reformulate the sentence or think for synonyms.

    You can't start from where you left if you take a long break. (A few months) You need to at least look over everything you studied prior.

    Everyone is stressed when they use their language skills. If it seems easy, it's not. Everyone has a hard time.

    Having a blog about your studies doesn't bring you motivation, discipline etc. It might does for a short while but then poof, it's gone.

    Any study related community can bring stress to you. You feel pressured by expectations or aesthetics you see around. It's better to minimize the contact if you notice your thinking shifting towards a toxic direction.

    Everyone has an opinion about everything. Having an opinion doesn't mean you're also right. Everyone is unique so even if everyone seems to agree upon trend X, there will always be an exception. Experiment and see before forming an opinion based on others' words.

    Drops is a minimalist app for learning vocabulary. It's quite nice if you're on to-go.

    You can find texts in your target language on wikipedia but don't feel the need to check them just to do it. You can read on wattpad stories, you can find PDFs with literature etc. You'll always find resources if you know where to look for them.

    10th year

    A diary for your languages is next level. You can write texts and practice writing but you can also write down what you've done recently in order to keep track of your progress.

    Having your progress written somewhere will always motivate you. Why? Because you see what you've done.

    Do not feel pressured to learn certain languages because someone says so. Whatever reasons you have, make sure they're your choice.

    There's no formula for studying languages. If something works for you, then that's all that matters.

    You never stop learning a language. There's always something new to learn so don't put a time limit on your progress unless you know that will work for you.

    You don't have to prove to anyone anything. If someone tells you to "say something" or other similar things, just say you don't want to and move on. It's no one's business what you study or how. Or just say the word for "something".

    You don't need to know everything. I don't learn swear words for example. Do i see them every once in a while? Yes. Are they essential to my learning journey? Not for me. I don't plan to use them. If you don't want to learn about a certain topic, then don't. After all, how many people you know who can talk about advanced medical procedures? What about quantum physics?

    Building consistency is difficult. The secret is to do something ridiculously easy like learn 1 new word or do 1 lesson on duolingo.

    There will always be ups and downs. Sometimes the reason is external, other times is internal. However, every problem has at least 1 solution so think how you can solve it.

    However you study, make sure you enjoy it and the process makes you happy.

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  • studyblrbulletin
    17.04.2021 - 1 hour ago

    September :) https://ift.tt/2Q2r1l1

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  • germanellewoods
    17.04.2021 - 1 hour ago

    17.04.2021 ~ Oh my god when did that happen? Thank you so so so much for over 1,500 followers!

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  • meow-clops
    17.04.2021 - 1 hour ago


    I felt bad today. I think I have gastric ulcer. Give me a break!


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  • endlesstudies
    17.04.2021 - 1 hour ago

    17 april 2021

    I know the end of the semester is close when database construction time begins!

    「  Day 12 of zoomester studyblr challenge - Are you more into plant or flowers? What’s your fave type?」
    I like both, but I think that I am definetely a plant person, because I grow up with my mom and grandmothers all having a really big love for it and our houses always have plants. For me, I love cactus and succulents and I have a giant collection of them!
    「  Day 13 of zoomester studyblr challenge - Tell us the most eye-opening book you’ve read.」
    Why I'm no Longer Talking to White People About Race, I feel that with all the events that happen last year and are still happening this was a book necessary for me to understand more from the issues that surrond the idea of race relations.
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  • matchawitch
    17.04.2021 - 1 hour ago

    reblog this and put the book(s) you wish you could read for the first time again in the tags

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  • coffeestainedprogress
    17.04.2021 - 1 hour ago

    Research day✨

    Hanging out at the coffee shop again working on my research paper for my American Literature final. I’m comparing and contrasting colonial narratives against Native Americans with the narratives put forward during the Native American Boarding School Era in the United States. Being Native myself, this topic is extremely important to me, and I’m excited to dive in.
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  • chloeiona-fitness
    17.04.2021 - 2 hours ago

    Allow yourself your favourite things now and again, a few slices of pizza and some sweet treats won’t kill you. Noticed I no longer crave these things, but instead just have them now and again without feeling restricted or urgent✨

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  • stargazerbibi
    17.04.2021 - 2 hours ago

    17th april 2021 • 2/100 days of productivity

    today, i spent my morning studying maths and it went pretty well,, that didn't make me hate it any less, but at least i was able to finish without having a ✨ panic attack ✨

    i tried not to overdo it in the afternoon, but i still designed 3 enemies (idle and attack animations included) for the videogame i'm making for api class and planned a whole platform 😗 it's just too much fun!! and i still had time to watch too much anime so i guess it was balanced anyway 😂

    and that's why i'm posting a bad photo of an old spread today 😌

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  • clinquant-afternoon
    17.04.2021 - 2 hours ago


    I’m trying to remind myself to acknowledge my mental health right now and accept that sometimes it’s going to cause me to not be as productive. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I find that really really hard, and I end up beating myself up for not doing better. However, I’m making small steps toward progress and next week will hopefully be better:)

    ✨This is your weekly reminder to give yourself a little grace, and it’s always ok to ask for help✨

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    17.04.2021 - 2 hours ago

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  • attemptingtonotfail
    17.04.2021 - 2 hours ago

    Welp! It has been a while. Turns out finishing your degree is intense. 9 days left until my dissertation handin then 4 more exams and I'll officially be finished my degree. Honestly...terrifying.

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  • parlonsdautrechose
    17.04.2021 - 2 hours ago

    #drawing #art #artist #sketch #illustration #draw #artwork #digitalart #painting #artistsoninstagram #fanart #sketchbook #drawings #instaart #anime #love #arte #artoftheday #portrait #design #sketching #ink #doodle #digitaldrawing #inktober #photography #pencildrawing #pencil #procreateart https://instagr.am/p/CNxqQQZLWf8/

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  • philology-studies
    17.04.2021 - 2 hours ago

    17.04.21 / some time to indulge in my hobbies, a stack of classics to reread as cats take turns warming my lap--the makings of a soothing saturday. it’ll be a rainy one for me. i hope you have a fulfilling weekend no matter how you choose to spend it ♡

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  • semiotics-studies
    17.04.2021 - 2 hours ago

    I`m doing the after-depression-episode housekeeping and I actually managed to buy sensible groceries and cleaned my room and the kitchen. And sent the dissertation proposal and wrote like five pages of my thesis.

    Back to writing.

    We've got this, kiddos!


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  • cierrasunshine
    17.04.2021 - 2 hours ago

    i’m exhausted. from the pressure i put on myself. from fighting myself on “eat this, you deserve it” and “stop eating a meal or 2 a day”. from the anxiety I feel not trusting someone. from never feeling good enough. i just want to feel ok

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