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This just describes me!
Done at Dark Arts in Warrington, England

tattoolit:

This just describes me!

Done at Dark Arts in Warrington, England

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nomadmedstudent:

mindofamedstudent:

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 :)

This is extremely awesome! You rock for posting this!

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nomadmedstudent:

mindofamedstudent:

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 :)

This is extremely awesome! You rock for posting this!

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Penn and Teller on Vaccinations - Video

Bill Nye once said, and I’m paraphrasing as I always do: If you must believe in creationism, at least keep it to yourself. Don’t raise your children to believe in that stuff. Let it end with you.

I like to think the parents against vaccination should ideally do the same thing. To think that they have no right to impose that on their children and do irreparable damage to not only those children, but to everyone those children impact.

But there’s the way it ought to be and there’s the way it is.

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jtotheizzoe:

skeptv:

Pixar: The math behind the movies

The folks at Pixar are widely known as some of the world’s best storytellers and animators. They are perhaps less recognized as some of the most innovative math whizzes around. Pixar Research Lead Tony DeRose delves into the math behind the animations, explaining how arithmetic, trigonometry and geometry help bring Woody and the rest of your favorite characters to life.

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/pixar-the-math-behind-the-movies-tony-derose

Talk by Tony DeRose.

via TED Education.

It’s not exactly shocking that computer animation would involve a lot of math, but it’s so cool to see exactly how they apply it. Don’t ever say math isn’t worth it. Remember: you wouldn’t have your precious Frozen without it.

How To Handle Criticism

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How To Handle Criticism

Let’s face it, criticism is hard to hear. No matter how true or constructive it might be, it hurts. Here’s how to make the most of it and handle it like a pro:

  • Put it in perspective. No matter how many compliments we receive, we tend to dwell on the one or two negative…

http://reconcorps-es.tumblr.com/post/84365785356/how-to-take-standardized-tests-wow-okay-so-a

reconcorps-es:

how to take standardized tests

wow okay so!! a very close friend of mine has a standardized test coming up soon, inspiring me to compile some resources for taking standardized tests (or maybe just tests in general)

standardized tests/multiple choice tests - general

before you study for…

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sixpenceee:

rawr2811:

sixpenceee:

hey as a neuroscience major and someone who wants to study and research the human consciousness in the future, this post was a must!
MIND OVER MATTER
if you believe you sleep well your performance improves
scientists convince people their hands are rocks
lying on a bed of nails without injury
many people in one body
yogi nearly stops heartbeat
curing cancer just by thinking you are cured?
the insane effects of hypnosis on some people
meditation drys wet towels
nocebo effect
phantom pregnancy
WOW FINDINGS ON THE HUMAN BRAIN
your brain makes decisions before you are even conscious of it
finding out what cats see
mental disorders and their brain scans
mirror neurons: everyone can read minds
the vegetative patient who could TALK to doctors
learning how to RECORD your dreams
loosing sleep can kill brain cells
what do babies dream about?
linked brains
rat brain scans during death
moving a bionic arm with thoughts
music can improve a lot of things
mind control is possible
BIZARRE CASES
the mentally ill man who cured himself with a gun
the woman who scratched through her skull
the man who can’t feel emotion
the man with almost no brain
the twins who share a consciousness
the creepy lazarus reflex
synesthesia: hearing colors, tasting shapes
savant cases
explaining parasomnia
monkey head transplants
explaining the split brain effect
the case of phineas gage
brain science explanation behind sleep paralysis
girl with half a brain
Alright that’s all I got so far guys! Be sure to check back on my science section because as we progress further and further and have amazing cool new things, I’ll have new posts with more information :)
Feel free to add to this list also!

I love this so much omg

THANK YOU IT TOOK ME 3 CENTURIES TO MAKE

sixpenceee:

rawr2811:

sixpenceee:

hey as a neuroscience major and someone who wants to study and research the human consciousness in the future, this post was a must!

MIND OVER MATTER

WOW FINDINGS ON THE HUMAN BRAIN

BIZARRE CASES

Alright that’s all I got so far guys! Be sure to check back on my science section because as we progress further and further and have amazing cool new things, I’ll have new posts with more information :)

Feel free to add to this list also!

I love this so much omg

THANK YOU IT TOOK ME 3 CENTURIES TO MAKE

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Article: The Dark Side of Certainty: Jacob Bronowski on the Spirit of Science and What Auschwitz Teaches Us About Our Compulsion for Control

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The Dark Side of Certainty: Jacob Bronowski on the Spirit of Science and What Auschwitz Teaches Us About Our Compulsion for Control

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/04/24/jacob-bronowski-ascent-of-man-knowledge-certainty/

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