Hi jessicabrooke!!! Thanks so, so much for your words, I’m so grateful that you find this blog useful!!! You’re a cutie (●´∀`●) 

Well, how do you study? Do you just sit there and read your chapters or notes and say “ok, I understand this” and then forget about it? I always advise getting into a more active studying by taking your own notes in class, asking doubts to your teachers, and quizzing yourself. Take someone who is not knowledgeable in your studying area and make them ask you questions from your notes. This way you’ll have to break down the concepts to something easier so that person understand. I do this with my mom, who is not versed on biology or chemistry, and it’s really helpful to make yourself realize if you’ve really understood the concepts, because when you have the basic meaning, you just have to start building from that point! 

Maybe tutoring would also be a great idea. I did this when I had to study chemistry, maths and physics and my teacher brought me tons of exercises and tests to practice. It was useful for me, so I always recommend it, as long as it is possible. 

It’s also really important to not stress yourself thinking “Oh god, I’m going to study this and then I’m going to forget no matter how hard I try”. NOPE. GET THOSE IDEAS OUT OF YOUR MIND. Believe me, it may seem like you don’t think that but possibly you do. 

This is all drawn form personal experience, of course, so maybe talking to some of your professors or a professional in education and learning could be useful too. In the end, I’m no expert, I’m just a student sharing her experiences! 

Anonymous asked: Hello! I've read your "How I organize my notes" post, but couldn't find an answer to this particular question: how do you take notes in class? I mean you take them on a paper and then when you're home copying whille studying them in your notebook? I can't decide how I should do it. Thanks!

I take them always by hand. I don’t use my computer to take notes, I find it distracting and that I go much more slowly. I don’t copy my notes again when I’m at home, I just edit the notes I took in class because my handwriting is usually neat and I’m pretty used to taking notes this way. What I do is writing a summary of every chapter, with diagrams and everything, in just one sheet of paper. Summarizing your chapters in just one page gives you more room to breath, helps you to understand the most important aspects of every chapter and it’s a great revision source. It should’t take you more than 30.45 minutes to make a good summary when you’ve studied your chapters. It’s supposed to be quick and helpful, not extremely beautiful. You’re the one who’s going to use it, so write it to your liking.

I find that rewriting my notes again after class, or writing them in my laptop is time-consuming and useless, at least for me. I prefer to just edit the ones I took, it’s far quicker and it makes you stay focused on what is going on in class, because you want to have good material when you’re studying!

Hope this was what you wanted to know! 

symrr asked: Hi! Your blog is really nice. Do you have gastrointestinal system's notes ? I need it

Hi symrr! Thanks for your kind words! ^^

I don’t have any notes on the gastrointestinal system, I haven’t studied it yet! :( 

However, take a look at these links, maybe they’re helpful? 

Hope that was helpful! 

Hi onemerryjester!!!! Julisa it is completely different!!! We study those things you listed for the MCAT (biology, organic and inorganic chemistry and such) while we are in high school (like 16-17 years old). Those are the specific subjects we can choose for selectividad  to enter uni! I don’t know if the material is the same, maybe you take more, because we always combine those specific studies since the year before bachillerato with languages (both spanish and english), philosophy, literature, statistics, PE, french, history of Spain and physics. It may seem that it’s better and more complete, but I don’t really know what to say about that. I’ve always studied a lot, because I liked knowing, but maybe the system could be more complete. It’s just this feeling I get that we don’t have all the adequate preparation for uni, you know? 

We then study those more specific subjects you said (like psychology and behavioral sciences) during the degree. For example, I have medical psychology this year. I had biochemistry and something similar to sociology last year… The first two years of medicine here (you get into uni with 17-18 years) are years of basic sciences. 

To be fair, it seems that your system is much more complete. It’s true that we study literature and philosophy and history and that we have to take those subjects in order to get into uni, but then again, the way you learn in uni has nothing to do at all with the way you learn in high school. I don’t know, I feel as if everything could be improved. 

Your system looks really hard thought. Maybe in the end we’re all doctors and that’s what this is about, but I think your formation is more complete? I don’t know deary, this is so complex but so interesting at the same time! 

We have a lot of pressure in ourselves because entering medicine here is really complicated. You have to get top marks in almost every exam you take, but I don’t think bachillerato and selectividad are that complicated! And I don’t feel like you really need to be that great to enter other degrees, because if medicine is difficult to enter is because there are a lot of people who want to get in, and therefore there’s a lot of demand, and that’s why the required grade is so high! But there are other degrees, like engineering or biology or mathematics, which I think are way more difficult, that only require a 5 to get in, and it’s because no that much people want to study those things, which is sad, by the way! 

So, don’t fret my dear! You are a clever, intelligent, person. You’re going to do so great I’m going to be able to see the light of your success from here!!!!  

arrctic:

astrodidact:

Only a sheet of ice protects you from falling 1000 feet down this Abyss
Photographer Aaron Huey, who is on assignment for National Geographic, recently shared a picture of a frighteningly deep hole on the Lower Ruth Glacier. The only thing stopping people from plummeting down the 1000 feet drop into the ground is a sheet of ice. One crack, though.
Huey wrote:
Staring down what could be a 1,000ft deep worm hole through the blue ice of the Lower #RuthGlacier. I was never afraid of the ones full of water, they’d just be cold, but some had no water and it was easy to imagine a long slide to an icy death.

nature n stuff

arrctic:

astrodidact:

Only a sheet of ice protects you from falling 1000 feet down this Abyss

Photographer Aaron Huey, who is on assignment for National Geographic, recently shared a picture of a frighteningly deep hole on the Lower Ruth Glacier. The only thing stopping people from plummeting down the 1000 feet drop into the ground is a sheet of ice. One crack, though.

Huey wrote:

Staring down what could be a 1,000ft deep worm hole through the blue ice of the Lower #RuthGlacier. I was never afraid of the ones full of water, they’d just be cold, but some had no water and it was easy to imagine a long slide to an icy death.

nature n stuff

fraaannkkooo asked: Aaa q bien es q veo dominas muy bien el inglés y estudias medicina creo. Yo ya termine pero quiero aprender términos médicos en inglés podrías ayúdarme si no t molesta??

Hola fraaannkkooo!! Bueno, lo mejor que puedes hacer es leer artículos en inglés. Los términos médicos siguen siendo muy similares a sus originales en latín, tanto en inglés como en español así que no creo que tengas problemas!!! Eso es todo lo que yo hago, pero también hay diccionarios de términos médico inglés-español, como este!! 

Espero que te haya servido! 

sraeteterete asked: ¿De qué parte de España eres?¿A qué uni vas?

Andalusia!! I go to uni there, but I don’t want to say much more, I don’t want to compromise the people I work with! 

itsbellisimamalena asked: Thank you for your wonderful blog! I am a soon to be pre-med student going back to my home in Puerto Rico to study Biomedicine. Your blog has great information and I find it beyond helpful for my future plans of studying medicine in Spain or Mexico.

Thank you so so much for your message!! Whenever someone tell me they find the blog useful I get excited all around!!! Good, good luck on your studies, you’re going to be amazing! 

guesswhoislover asked: Hey. I love you blog, and also medical suff. I've made a new blog pharmdstudents ,it would be very kind if you like it and help to promote it. Thank you very much!!!

Wooooh guesswhoislover I wouldn’t normally do this, but this blog of yours is really interesting!!!! It’s a great science resource! Go visit it people! 

Have a nice day!! <3

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Hi studyingtillam! Erm well, I don’t know if there’s a way to get subtitles on series.ly. I just choose the links that say “V.O. Subtitles”. Since I’m spanish, the subtitles on my links are in spanish, but I prefer to watch all the series I watch in V.O (Original Version) because the subtitles distract me. I’m letting this here in case any of my followers know how to get subtitles on series.ly, because I don’t :( I’m sorry I couldn’t help you more with this!!