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hulloooo all :) [Apr. 27th, 2006|04:09 am]
young, poor, busy, and confused

I'm young - 19 in july. woot
I'm poor - I have no more than $43 to my name and have to keep calling my poor parents for money to get me through daily life as a fresher student
I'm busy - shame I procrastinate something shocking. So many things I wanna do and learn!
I'm confused - aww so much to say on this one.. i'm looking at changing my degree majors for one..noo idea what im gonna do for the rest of my life. or what i'm gonna do tomorrow for that matter... details to come.
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I am! [Jan. 26th, 2006|10:20 pm]
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[Current Mood |awake]
[Current Music |Vast]

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(no subject) [Mar. 20th, 2005|02:30 pm]
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I love clearance bins! I've got it down to a science and I know just when to hit them for what... Here's some tips that think will help others deocrating on a budget.


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(no subject) [Mar. 3rd, 2005|12:53 pm]
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Check out this great site:

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It contains free ebook sample, support, and lots and lots of money-making tips!!
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(no subject) [Oct. 12th, 2004|11:02 am]
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hmm, i forgot to do a weekly goal wrap-up post from last week. how did we all do?

I did my little work-out routine 4 days of the week, so not terrible

new goal for this week: do it 5 days. bleah
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(no subject) [Oct. 8th, 2004|11:36 am]
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I've discovered something wacky:
when I start losing focus in class, and am about to start surfing the internet (yay laptops + wireless classrooms), it helps if I stop taking notes and just LISTEN to the professor.
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mid-semester slump [Oct. 2nd, 2004|01:03 pm]
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Seems like many of us have hit that not-so-magical point in the semester when many of our new-start ambitions have begun to fade. Every semester about this time, I start slacking off and re-discovering my antipathy for studying.


1) I thought it might be "fun" and maybe "helpful" if we started making weekly goals. Of course this is completely optional, and the goals would be individual. But that way, we could each pick something, and post it in a weekly-goal post, and at the end of the week, come back and talk about how we did. Accountability, or even just getting to tell someone "hell yeah, I had this goal and I DID it!" really helps me. Also, since for the most part we don't know each other, we can choose tiny goals that we might be embarrassed to admit were goals to people we do know. goals could really be anything about any aspect of your life, not just school.

2) I'm thinking we should make a giant "study skills/focus aids" post and put it in memories, and then keep adding to it, since half of us can't focus for shit, myself included.

what do you think?
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Stressed, yet? [Sep. 30th, 2004|04:55 pm]
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[Current Mood |curiouscurious]
[Current Music |typing of my keyboard]


I'm into my third, perhaps fourth week of school. I'm not sure because we started university on a Thursday. It's my second year. Anyway, I'm just stressed and wanted to unwind and wondered if anyone had any advice on how to focus on school work.

I'm in Life Sciences at U of T. (Yes, I want to become a doctor.) So the material we cover can be quite dry - Biology, Biochemistry, Animal Diversity, Sociology and Narrative English (for good measure). Yet, I try to concentrate. However, I found myself not motivated to study or that the things I read are not really staying in my mind. I also do work very slowly, so I found that I can waste a lot of time on one passage.

I live in a single room dormitory. I even asked my parents specifically NOT to buy me a television set, so as to not distract me from homework. However, as you can see, I also have the Internet and can become quite content in daydreaming while listening to music.

So my question is to fellow students, how do you maintain interest and motivation in your current choice of studying subject matter? How do you concentrate on school work? How do you NOT procrastinate? Thanks. All answers appreciated.
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Dont know if I can get comments like this quick [Sep. 29th, 2004|02:54 am]
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I totally agree with you that I should not use short form or whatever else to make reading my post difficult.However I disagree with what you say that it's the difference between education,that's a little bit non-sense for me.God!Look at how many 20/30/40-year-old in the chatroom type in this way,I mean,if I am writing my English paper,I would of course pay a lot more attention to grammar and not using this kind of chatroom/ICQ languages,whatever you guys call it.*OK?

And about the money matter,I know very well I'd better stop thinking about clothes and focus on study 1st.Sure I know this and thanks for reminding me that.However "some extended family who could help you buy text books" is definitely not my choice.I can afford my own expenses in everyway.Scolarship is what I am looking for because yes,I do well in school,my results always come top of the class.I really do hope everything will go in the way I want it to do.
*Luckily me,I have not just one or two friends but a whole bunch of them.Very pound of my friends for they always on my side.
By the way,Im not from Australia,why did you think like that?Hong Kong,actually.

P.S. sorry for not putting it as a reply in the comment area,because my email address is invalid or what,my comment was not accepted.
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young poor busy confused [Sep. 29th, 2004|01:27 am]
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[Current Mood |blankblank]
[Current Music |God put a smile upon ur face-Coldplay]

tats me,im young,im 16,poor,yes,cos i dont haf any extra money to buy any nice clothes,dont even haf money to travel(i want it so bad) to buy a bike,or roller shoes..damn,i want it**
i even haf to save money myself to go to uni,cos my mom makes it so clear tat she wont give me the money,i gotta earn it myself.im stressed cos i dont know where i can get those money.
Im busy,yes,working my ass on study for the tests,Its killing me,A VERY important public exam comes 6-8months later(still dont want to face the truth,didnt even count da months),everyone cares so much cuz if u dont do well,u cant continue studying.
Im confused cuz everytime i tried to study ,i got all my attention on sth else,thking of sum wicked ideas of how to make life better,wot's live for.
Ouch,I really dont know why i wud bother to complain so much,im not that kind of person,but well,these words had been in the deep side of my heart for long ago.thk its time to share+listen to u ppl's opinions?**
__Anyone wants a new LJ friend?ME??---I want one desperately**
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