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Similar to Wolfram Alpha, but free! You can see the step-by-step solutions without paying, so that’s great. However, the downside is that if your math problem is quite complicated, it may not have the solution (i.e. crazy integrals)

Paul’s Online Math NotesThis website has notes on algebra to multivariable calculus, with plenty of examples and explanations. This is an actual life saver for my friends who are doing advanced/university level math. Especially if your professor has atrocious writing but can’t seem to stray away from hand written notes. 

apps + websites:


cute af notes

cool stuff to help you understand some things

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Preparing To Read Assigned Reading


  • think about why you’re reading it: while this might not make it easier to read, it will make you realize you actually need to sit up and take note of the book on a theoretical level
  • … as in, there’s always something teachers want you to get from the book – that’s why it was assigned.
    • is it for a genre study? or for themes in it? or viewpoints or historical content – well, you get the point
    • thinking about this will also get you into the mindset of what the book is about. thinking about space while reading about mr darcy and elizabeth won’t work. probably.
  • set out time to read before you start: if you don’t want to do something, you’ll push it away again and again. again and again and again.
    • say: i’ll have x number of pages read by x date by reading on z time. something like that.
      • it doesn’t need to be every day; just a little bit every now and again
    • if you need to set an alarm to drag yourself away from your procrastinating, feel free.
  • tip: if the teacher wants it read by a certain date, plan to have it finished a few days before. that way, if you a bit behind, you’re not spoiled or caught out.
  • make sure you know what you need to do with the novel: are you just reading it for fun? for an essay? for a book review? to act out the first scene? to analyse the motivations of catherine linton?
  • you need to know what to look for. i’m not saying ignore the rest, just to keep an eye out for these things above everything else
  • if you don’t understand what’s going on – jump online and google that shit.
  • look here for some online resources
    • but be careful not to rely on them to the point where you need to blow dust from the cover
    • markers will be able to tell that you’ve copied the plot from wikipedia or sparknotes. okay, they just can.
  • actually read the book: this is kind of obvious, but there’s no point in prepping if you won’t do it.
    • JUST DO IT!
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Google Chrome Extensions



  • google dictionary – allows you to search up definitions faster
  • grammarly – “checks your spelling and grammar as you type”

ad blockers:

Tumblr related:

  • new xkit – includes useful features, such as finding inactive blogs, removing recommended posts, quick tags, scroll to the bottom, and many other tweaks and enhancements.
  • tumblr follower checker – checks for mutuals
  • archive poster – “quickly reblog and queue from a blog’s archive”
  • eye dropper – allows you to pick out the color from web pages (useful for HTML)

new tabs:



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We all need to volunteer(except for Katherine)!!

Here are some links to places that might interest you.

  3.  You could also find our your own at this website:
  10. This one has scholarships for volunteering: