Completely dedicated to giving you the advice that no one told you, or that you wanted to know but to afraid to ask someone else. University Help 101 is based off of what I have discovered or think one should know about University life. I am currently a student myself so the information I have is currently experienced. Before I started my university life I was at a community college so I can help with that if needed. During the 2013-14 school year I will be an RA (resident advisor), this will help me better answer you questions and give you better advice. So please if you have any question feel free to ask! :D
smartgirlsattheparty:


An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose
 The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know.  I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me  with a smile that lit up her entire being.  She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?” I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.  “Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked. She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…” “No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age. “I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me. After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.We became instant friends. Every day for the  next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine”  as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.  Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and  she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.  At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was  introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell  you what I know.” As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop  playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.  You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing  older and growing up. If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.  Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.  Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those  with regrets.” She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.” She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died  peacefully in her sleep. Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s  never too late to be all you can possibly be .When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it! These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE. REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS  OPTIONAL. We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.

We adore Smart Girl Rose!!

smartgirlsattheparty:

An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose


The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know.
I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me
with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?”

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.

“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.

She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”

“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.We became instant friends. Every day for the
next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine”
as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and
she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was
introduced and stepped up to the podium.

As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell
you what I know.”

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop
playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.

You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.
We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing
older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old.

If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.
Have no regrets.

The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those
with regrets.”

She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.”

She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.

At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died
peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s
never too late to be all you can possibly be .When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS
OPTIONAL.

We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.

We adore Smart Girl Rose!!

rosydrops:

WARNING: EXTREMELY LONG POST.So, recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of tumblr love going around and I wanted to join the action, for all my followers because I know what it’s like when you’re going through a tough time and then you stumble upon something and it makes your day, maybe your week or your month, idk, I’m rambling, but I love you and I worked really hard on this so I hope you love it, I hope it helps you in some way
SCHOOL
Studying

study techniques


tips for a productive study break


study tips


How To Pull An All Nighter And Do Well On An Exam


thinking & memorizing tips


how to get motivated to study


Make flashcards


tips to help you focus


chrome site blocker


time management & motivating yourself tips

Essays

Essay Structure Guide


bibliography maker


How to cite


how to write an essay


google citations


social media citation guide


The Five-Paragraph Essay


Using Punctuation Marks


Deadly Sins Checklist


Formatting Your Paper


Writing About Literature


Basic Essay


Revision Checklist


Planning and Organization


Editing and Proofreading


Latin Terms


Essay Structure


Tips on Introducing Quotes


Academic Writing Tips

Learning
 Solve any math equation
Solve any math equation (2)

Alternative to Wikipedia


Can’t Do Your Homework?


Take online college courses


How to multiply big numbers


Science equations simplified 



Teaches Everything


STRESS
Meditation

Tips to Start Meditating


8 Ways to Make Meditation Easy and Fun


18 Minute Guided Meditation: Blissful Deep Relaxation


1 Hour Universal Mind Meditation


Guided Meditation for Sleep and Good Dreams


Guided Meditation and Progressive Muscle Relaxation


Progressive Muscle Relaxation


Guided Relaxation

Anxiety
Anxiety disorders explained

learn more about anxiety

Help Guide 

stress relievers


how to help a friend with anxiety


a list of stress relievers


Let it Out

How to handle panic attacks
Exploring and coping with panic attacks
Identifying and Managing Anxiety
10 Rules for Coping with Anxiety and Panic
11 Assorted Anxiety Tips for Anxiety Sufferers

Managing Stress

Interactives

Emotional baggage check


The Dawn Room


The quiet place


The thoughts room


Stress Analyst

cloudflowing
imagination
planetarium
weavesilk
Yoga

Foundations in Flow Yoga Class


Heart Opening 30min Yoga Class


10min Shoulder Yoga Routine


9min Yoga Breathing Exercise (Pranayama) 


Kundalini Yoga Breathing Exercises (3 min)


Yoga Poses

Sounds

1 Hour of Nature Sounds


1 Hour Rain


relaxation playlist

calmsound
do nothing for 2 minutes
rainymood
looking at something

thunderstorm


being underwater


waves


tsunami


Fireplace


waterfall


dripping water


sound of a coffee shop

DEPRESSION
Information

depression information
Coping with Suicidal Thought
10 Tips on How to Work Through Feelings of Social Isolation
8 Tips to Overcome Loneliness
What to expect with antidepressants
Ways to deal with depression/stress

having a bad day?


Make a comfort box


10 Things to Do When You Feel Like Crap

how to find a new normal in the middle of depression
you are not alone in the way you think you are
reasons to stay alive
how to stop trying to think yourself into happiness and actually arrive there

Self-Harm 

Cut something that’s not real skin

How to care for cuts
Resisting cutting
25 ways to avoid self injury and prevent self harm
Tips to help stop cutting

99 Coping Skills: Things to do Instead of Cutting

Friends

How to deal/talk with bipolar and depressed people

What to do when your friend is talking about suicide
What to do if someone you know is overdosing
What to do if your friend is hurting themselves
How to help someone who is suicidal
here’s what you tell someone who wants to commit suicide
Insomnia
Tips to beat insomnia (+) (+)
Understanding insomnia and how to cure it
Everyday basics

trouble sleeping


when to go to sleep/wake up


tips for waking up


Tips to Fall Asleep Fast


tricks to sleeping more


how to stop falling asleep late


How to Get up in the Morning

Hotlines
Crisis Text Line: Text “SUPPORT” to 741741
Crisis Call Center Call 1-800-273-8255 (24/7) Text ANSWER to 839863 (24/7)
Thursday’s Child Call 1-800-872-5437 (24/7)
The Trevor Project Call 866-488-7386 (24/7)
National Safe Place Text SAFE and your current location to the number 69866
National Runaway Safeline Call 1-800-786-2929 (24/7)
National Domestic Violence Hotline Call 1-800-799-7233 (24/7) 
Self-Love
how to stop putting yourself down

radical self love project


Self confidence


how to improve your self-esteem


How to be ok with yourself


tips on self-love


Confidence


Learn to love yourself

when told you are not pretty
lessons for self-love
Eating Disorders

281 Reasons to Recover


Relapse Prevention


Bloating, Indigestion, & Feeling too full


Why You Must Eat


Learning to Love Your Body


Tips to Overcoming and Eating Disorder from Women Who Have Recovered


Tips to Stop Restricting


Dealing With Weight Gain


10 Steps to Bulimia Recovery Workbook


Coping with Exercise Addiction

LIFE
Money

how to save money


how to interview for a job


how to coupon


create a resume

Home

first apartment essentials checklist


how to fix a leaky faucet


how to keep a clean kitchen


removing stains from your carpet


organize your closet


clean bathroom tips

Tumblr

url shortener


Ever Looking For A GIF Reaction?


see problems with your blog/website


how to make a gif

WRITING
Writer’s Block

Don’t know where to begin


Pinning down your first chapter 


Unable to pick and stay on one idea


Worried your idea isn’t original or belongs to someone else 


You know your characters but don’t know what to do with them 


When you start strong and the writing just dies


Staying focused


Dealing with writer’s block


Writing too much of one thing


Writing prompt generators


good brainstorming/ organizing tool


Writing Prompts


Getting Inspired


Great Inspiration


Creative Writing Prompts


Story Starter


Language is a Virus

Writing Confidence

When you don’t enjoy writing anymore


Everyone says you’re not good enough 


Suffering from self doubt/finding self belief


Having and coping with envy


You’re close to done and convinced you suck


Worried about the people you love reading your work


Tips on managing insecurity


How to deal with negative reviews


The Writer’s Guide to Overcoming Insecurity


10 ways to avoid Writing Insecurity


Backhanding procrastination


More troubles with writing motivation


The inner critic and ways to fight it


Additional inner critic strategies

Characters

Name Generators


Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test


Character Chart for Fiction Writers


100 Character Development Questions for Writers


How to Create Fictional Characters


Character Flaws List


How to Craft Compelling Characters


List of 200 Character Traits

Plot

Writing A Novel Using the Snowflake Method


Effectively Outlining Your Novel


Outlining Your Plot


How To Write A Novel


What is Conflict?


Outline Your Novel in Thirty Minutes


One-Page Plotting


How to Organize and Develop Ideas for Your Novel

Revision/Editing

Revision tips


Falling out of love with your work before you’re done


Brief strategy suggestions for major revisions 


A Guide on Punctuation


Common Writing Mistakes


Revising A Novel 


300+ Sophiscated and Underused Words


How To Rewrite


20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes


Synonyms for “said”


Emotions vocab sheet


Common Fragrance Descriptions


Instead of ‘whispered’


Synonyms for the Most Commonly Used Words of the English Language


Common Grammar Mistakes

Poetry
Understanding and Explicating Poetry
How to Read A Poem
Types of Poetry
Poetry Glossary 
Writing Prose
My Favorite Tumblr Poets
writingsforwinter
fleurishes
alonesomes
commovente
ENTERTAINMENT
TV & Movies
A list of movies with links
Stream/watch tvs or movies
watch free movies/tv shows
Music
get the best sound from your iTunes
YouTube to MP3 converter
8tracks playlist downloader
Books
textbooknova
reddit
bookboon
textbookrevolution
math textbooks
ebookee
freebookspot
free-ebooks
getfreeebooks
bookfinder
oerconsortium
gutenberg project
ebook3000
readanybook
Free audio books
10 sites to download free audio books

rosydrops:

WARNING: EXTREMELY LONG POST.So, recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of tumblr love going around and I wanted to join the action, for all my followers because I know what it’s like when you’re going through a tough time and then you stumble upon something and it makes your day, maybe your week or your month, idk, I’m rambling, but I love you and I worked really hard on this so I hope you love it, I hope it helps you in some way

SCHOOL

Studying

Essays

Learning

STRESS

Meditation

Anxiety

Interactives

Yoga

Sounds

DEPRESSION

Information

Self-Harm 

Friends

Insomnia

Hotlines

Self-Love

Eating Disorders

LIFE

Money

Home

Tumblr

WRITING

Writer’s Block

Writing Confidence

Characters

Plot

Revision/Editing

Poetry

My Favorite Tumblr Poets

ENTERTAINMENT

TV & Movies

Music

Books

punkrcks:

A masterpost on things that you could use to do better in school, and maybe to cheat just a little bit. 
Didn’t Listen In Class?  
Crash Course
Khan Academy
Best Damn Tutoring
The Video Math Tutor
Calculators & Solvers 
Square Root Calculator
Cube Root Calculator
Expression Simplifier
Multi Step Equation Calculator
Slope Intercept Equation Maker
Mathway (this can solve almost anything)
Chemical Equation Balancer
Didn’t Read That Book? 
Cliffsnotes
Sparknotes
Citing Sources 
PurdueOWL
Arts Department (Art, Choir, Band) P.S I take art so I’ll have the most resources for that
Instrument Tuner
How To Read A Painting
Mark Crilley Art Tutorials (mostly manga but with some realism)
Sophie Chan (mostly manga)
Oil Painting Techniques
General Tips and Tricks 
Change the time in an email (gmail), for due dates and all
Block Websites for a specific amount of time
Note-Taking Techniques
That’s all. It’s not a lot but I guess it will help. This is my first masterpost and I hope you like it. If any of the links don’t work, just message me. 

punkrcks:

A masterpost on things that you could use to do better in school, and maybe to cheat just a little bit. 

Didn’t Listen In Class?  

Calculators & Solvers 

Didn’t Read That Book? 

Citing Sources 

Arts Department (Art, Choir, Band) P.S I take art so I’ll have the most resources for that

General Tips and Tricks 

That’s all. It’s not a lot but I guess it will help. This is my first masterpost and I hope you like it. If any of the links don’t work, just message me.