Test Taking Tips

This semester has been hectic. We’ve learned a lot of material and most of us are victims of fully-loaded schedules. Rather you are a A or D student at this point, there is still time for improvement on grades.

Finals are around the corner students. What are you all doing to prepare for the challenging exams. I have stumbled across an extremely helpful website for both high school and college students with information on studying techniques.

I have provided a link on the site, as well as a short description (quoted from the home page) of its purpose. Be sure to click on the link to get some valuable information. It’s free, so take advantage. Utilize these tips and I ensure you, you’ll be highly satisfied with your final course grade results if you use the information wisely.Image

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Test Taking Tips

Test Taking Tips

Whether you’re a high school or college student, tests are unavoidable. If you take a multiple-choice exam your strategy will be different than if you were to take an essay test. Learning proper note taking, studying and test taking strategies are a vital part of improving your grade on exams as well as your academic success.

Stress Relief Tips

Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.
                                                                                                                                  Marilu Henner
 

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Did you know that, according to the American Psychological Association, 77% of people experiencing stress regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress? In addition, 73% regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress. In fact, you could very well be a victim of stress without even being conscious of it. During tough times of juggling school, work, personal lives, relationships, family and friends, and a social life do you ever tend to come down with some sort of sickness? Ever feel tired for no apparent reason? Could you be stressed? Well, how about this: of the 77% of people who reported having physical symptoms caused by stress experienced fatigue, headache, upset stomach, muscle tension, change in appetite, teeth grinding, change in sex drive, and feeling dizzy. If any of these things sound familiar and have happened to you regularly, then you may be a victim of stress. So, how do you decrease the risk of stress in uncontrollable situations, like college?

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We must remember that stress can’t always be controlled, but we can find ways to manage stress so that it doesn’t destroy us. The following are basic stress management techniques you can use for reducing the level of stress:

  • Keep a positive attitude and encourage yourself
  • When dealing with stressful situations take a few seconds or minutes to calm yourself (take a walk, deep breaths, meditate, ect.)
  •  Manage your time wisely, so that you don’t become overwhelmed
  • Take a few minutes a day to reflect, relax, and sit quietly
  • Try to exercise regularly at least two to three times a week
  • Eat healthy
  • Be sure to get the proper 8-9 hours of sleep
  • Don’t isolate yourself; keep positive people in your life

Stress is not a joke. Stress is an illness that leads to a disease called depression. Depression is the strongest risk factor for suicide. According to the Center for Disease Control, an average of one person dies by suicide every 16.2 minutes. Stress is not a joke people. If you are a victim of stress then you are not alone. Stress is natural, but what is not natural is letting it take over your life. If you are a victim of stress, here is a list of phone numbers you can call to seek professional help:

US Suicide Hotline 1-800-784-2433

NDMDA Depression Hotline: Support Group 800-826-3632

Suicide Prevention Services Crisis Hotline: 1-800-784-2433

Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696

Suicide & Depression Hotline – Covenant House 800-999-9999

TIPS ON HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR

Are you skillful in organization? Or are you the type of person who’s just “all over the place?” Ever find yourself missing due dates on assignments and appointments or are you one of those people who have a bad memory (like me)? Well, today I have the perfect solution!

 

Here are a few tips on how to have a successful semester:

  1. ALWAYS MAKE A LIST OF SHORT AND LONG TERM GOALS BEFORE THE SCHOOL YEAR STARTS
  2. PLACE THE LIST ON THE WALL OR BEHIND THE DOOR of YOUR BEDROOM SO IT’S IN ATTENTION
  3. REMAIN CONSISTENT; AND REMEMBER TO CHECK OFF GOALS AS YOU MEET THEM, THAT WAY YOU MAINTAIN A STEADY PACE
  4. MAKE DEADLINES FOR EACH OF THE GOALS
  5.  KEEP A WEEKLY “TO DO LIST”
  6. BUY A YEARLY CALENDAR TO PLACE BESIDE THE GOALS AND “TO DO LIST” AND MARK X’ES AND/OR WRITE ADDITIONAL NOTES REGARDING HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS, PROJECTS, AND OTHER CLASS MATERIAL FOR THE SEMESTER
  7. HIGHLIGHT FOR URGENCY
  8. ADJUST GOALS AND T0-DOs AS MUCH AS NEEDED (PLANS DON’T ALWAYS GO THE WAY WE INTEND. IT IS OKAY TO SUBSTITUTE, CHANGE DATES, OR ARRAGE GOALS AND TO-DOs)
  9. MOST IMPORTANTLY, ALWAYS CONTINUE TO REFER BACK TO EACH OF THESE ON A DAILY BASIS!!!!!!!

 

Usually, I am a very organized student but lately I have found myself slacking simply because I didn’t create these lists before the semester started. Every year, since my sophomore year, I created goals and to-do lists. August and September I found myself being off schedule, task, and out of my element. I am only myself when I’m organized. Now, I’m back on track and I am ready to conquer this semester!

 

Try these few tips guys. THEY ARE EXTREMELY HELPFUL!!!!!! I guarantee it!

 

From here on out, I think I have found a regular blog topic for the rest of the semester: TIPS ON HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR.

 

I am taking 18 hours this semester; I can’t afford to slack even a bit. This is truly going to help me stay on track!   Image

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Six Flags in My Dreams

six flagsHouse of Funnel Cake Grand Opening – Six Flags of Georgia

On yesterday there was a lot of buzz about the grand opening of “House of Funnel Cake” at Six Flags of Georgia. Rumors had circled the park weeks before the House had opened its doors.

I was there the morning of the opening, and lines were wrapped around the building. The first hundred customers received free original funnel cakes; gladly I was customer number seventy-two. The waitresses handed me, along with the rest of the ninety-nine first group of customers, tickets with our numbers and we had the privilege of getting our free funnel cake right then or later before the closing of “House of Funnel Cake” at 7:00 PM. I took up the offer of eating my free funnel cake right away. It was DELICIOUS! There were so many different options of toppings, –strawberry cheesecake, lemon meringue, chocolate mocha, strawberry banana, red raspberry, blue raspberry, dark chocolate, key lime, banana split, mango, peach, citrus, vanilla, pineapple, white grape, caramel, pink lemonade – all the flavors you can imagine. The prices were descent, $4.00 for a regular funnel cake and $1.00 extra for toppings. Which is pretty good for a Six Flags menu price. I must have eaten about five strawberry cheesecake funnel cakes. Definite new desert spot!

At each exit door there were tablets set up for customers to submit reviews online. Customers can even take a photo to be placed next to their comments, if they’d like. Then right outside the restaurant was a digital review display board above the grand opening sign that showed customers’ ratings and comments. On my way out I stood outside watching the comments scroll down the screen for at the least ten to fifteen minutes. Some were disappointed that the restaurant only specialized in funnel cakes. That’s why it’s called “HOUSE OF FUNNEL CAKE” people! Others adored the variety of flavors and liked the new invention of the typical powder sugar funnel cake.

Overall, I really enjoyed my first visit at the House. I enjoyed each topping I tried. I think “House of Funnel Cake” is a great restaurant to go with family and friends. I couldn’t help but notice the smiles, joyous communication, and customers going back for seconds, thirds, and fourths.

Other than the ridiculous comments on the “House of Funnel Cakes” only serving “funnel cakes”, I recommend this place for anyone. Go try it out for yourself and I can assure you that you’ll be satisfied and get your money’s worth. Don’t forget to stop by the tablet stand to leave a rating and comment. Then, check out your responses and photos on the digital review display board.

Choceur Stole My Heart at Aldi <3

I bet you all are wondering about my mysterious headline. Who/what is Choceur? How is it possible to fall in love to at Aldi grocery store? Well, before I go into detail one thing’s for sure – Choceur is extravagant! It’s indulging! It’s magnificent! It’s romantic! It’s deliciously delightful! It’s “CHOCEUR COCONUT CRUNCH”!

Choceur Coconut Crunch is a candy bar made with white chocolate, coconut, and cornflakes. By far, this candy bar is the best I’ve tasted in my entire life, hands down. Not a coconut lover? Don’t worry; the combination of ingredients create such a fine flavor that anyone can fall in love with the snack. Choceur Choconut Crunch’s ingredients doesn’t produce a strong coconut taste, but a creamy white chocolate delightful flavor.

Choceur Coconut Crunch is made in Germany. The treat is “all natural, made with real milk, [and] no preservatives or artificial colors.” It is “processed in a facility that also processes hazelnuts, almonds, peanuts, and other tree nuts.” The product is “specially produced for Aldi Inc.”

There are many Aldi grocery stores located in Atlanta and surrounding areas. When Choceur stole my heart, I was at the Aldi in Mabelton, Georgia on Floyd Road. Aldi is a great place to shop, and find different varieties of foods and drinks. Every Aldi I’ve visited has had Choceur Chocolate in stock. Today was just the first time I decided to purchase the candy bar and try it out. I’m glad I did and from here on out it was be my all time favorite, and I guarantee if you try Choceur Coconut Crunch you’ll have a new favorite candy bar as well.

“Indulge yourself with creamy, smooth Choceur chocolate. Made with Europe’s finest ingredients, it’s an intensely rich chocolate sensation.” 

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Also try Choceur:

– Coffee & Cream

– Hazelnut Crunch

– Milk Chocolate & Hazelnut

– Milk Chocolate

– Milk Chocolate with Strawberry Yogurt