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antivian:


When I was first starting the whole process of finding applying to colleges, I was blessed enough to attend one of the best charter schools in the country, with several great teachers and a CAP Advisor that put so much time and effort into helping us figure out what we were going to do with our futures. I know not everyone is so lucky to have access to the same sort of people or resources, so here’s a long masterpost of many useful links and lots of great information you can use. If you ever want advice or to talk about college, feel free to message me!

Guides and Articles to Help Decision Making and Overall Process
For first-generation college students
For finding colleges and scholarships (A MUST CLICK FOR ALL)
Questions to ask yourself when deciding your major
Should you double major?
Is studying abroad right for you?
For High School Students
Check out fee waivers for AP testing AND the SATs
How do things change from high school to the real world?
11 college tips they won’t tell you in school
9 myths about college life that aren’t necessarily true
10 common mistakes made by college freshmen
15 tips on conquering your college freshmen fears
For Students in Florida
MDC is a great+cheap place to start your college education
Even better if you can apply and study in their Honors College
Attending MDC? See if you can be an American Dream Scholar
Check your eligibility for Bright Futures Scholarship
For College Students
How to pass a college class
What to do if you failed a class
10 college mistakes to avoid
A student’s guide to surviving college finals
A guide to surviving living on campus and having roommates
GED
What is the GED test?
What is on the test?
Free online GED  prep course
Sample GED test questions
Free practice GED test
Multiple free GED practice exams by 4Tests
SAT
What is the SAT?
When to take the test
Register for the SAT (Ask your school for waivers if you can)
Official SAT Question of the Day
Official SAT practice questions
Help donate rice to the hungry by answering practice questions
5 sources for free SAT Prep
ACT
ACT Test 101
Official ACT test prep
ACT Question of the Day
ACT practice questions and sample writing prompts
Free ACT practice exam by 4Tests
7 sources for free ACT practice
21 strategies to improve your ACT score
TOEFL
What is the TOEFL?
Here’s a free TOEFL practice exam
Free TOEFL practice exam by 4Tests
Financial Aid
College financial aid terms defined
What can I use the financial aid office for?
Common financial aid myths
Important college financial aid deadlines
FAFSA deadlines by State
10 tips for getting the most out of college financial aid
Apply for Federal Student Aid (Which you NEVER have to pay for)
Paying for college with grants
The ins and outs of scholarships
Scholarship for women/POC studying to work in video games
Student Loans
Student Loans 101
Federal Student Aid - What you need to know about loans
8 tips for taking out student loans
Volunteer for the community and get help paying off your loans
Saving, Managing, and Making Money
Buying/renting textbooks/learning materials at really cheap prices
35 discounts your student ID could get you
5 way to relax for under $5
Managing and saving money in college
5 ways to track your college expenses
20 different ways to make money in college
You can travel cheaper as a student
Youth and student discount cards
Scheduling Courses
4 tips for creating the perfect class schedule
Do research on the professors of the classes you want to take
Tips for Using the Rate My Professor Website
High-Quality Studying+Productivity Resources (FOR FREE!)
Free lecture notes, textbooks, exams, and videos from MIT
Khan Academy - Free for everyone, everywhere, about everything
Take your notes and flashcards with you everywhere you go
Help donate rice to the hungry by studying any of these subjects
6 free online courses that can improve your life
25 apps college students shouldn’t live without
10 study tips to improve your learning
23 science-backed study tips
Intense study tips
Improve your studying skills
How to get motivated to study
Google smarter
Getting even more out of Google
Project Gutenberg offers over 45,000 free eBooks
Writing Essays + Papers
The 5 best free word processors
Writing resources to use use general
When you’re not sure where to capitalize in a title
Help in building your works cited
For when you need even more help making citations
For when the word you want is on the tip of your tongue
Use Google Scholar for finding credible sources + info
Alternatives to the word “said”
Common errors in English usage
Common English grammar errors to avoid
The importance of the oxford comma
Other Helpful Resources
How To: Become An Adult
Really long and great masterpost that I use all the time
Good advice for submitting art school portfolios
Musical Theatre Auditions Masterpost
A Self Help Masterpost of Masterposts
Recovery resources
Contraceptives Masterpost
Essential Productivity Apps for any student
How to keep your laptop in tip-top shape

antivian:

When I was first starting the whole process of finding applying to colleges, I was blessed enough to attend one of the best charter schools in the country, with several great teachers and a CAP Advisor that put so much time and effort into helping us figure out what we were going to do with our futures. I know not everyone is so lucky to have access to the same sort of people or resources, so here’s a long masterpost of many useful links and lots of great information you can use. If you ever want advice or to talk about college, feel free to message me!

Guides and Articles to Help Decision Making and Overall Process

For High School Students

For Students in Florida

For College Students

GED

SAT

ACT

TOEFL

Financial Aid

Student Loans

Saving, Managing, and Making Money

Scheduling Courses

High-Quality Studying+Productivity Resources (FOR FREE!)

Writing Essays + Papers

Other Helpful Resources

drinkmasturbatecry:

nudityandnerdery:

the-fandoms-are-valentines:

grandtheftautosanandreas:

Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters

they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay
“He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”
"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”
"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”
"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”
"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”

And, of course: "The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."

the one that will always stay with me is “Arthur Dent was grappling with his consciousness the way one grapples with a lost bar of soap in the bath,” i feel like that was the first time i really understood what you could do with words.

drinkmasturbatecry:

nudityandnerdery:

the-fandoms-are-valentines:

grandtheftautosanandreas:

Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters

they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay

He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”

"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”

"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”

"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”

"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”

And, of course:

"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."

the one that will always stay with me is “Arthur Dent was grappling with his consciousness the way one grapples with a lost bar of soap in the bath,” i feel like that was the first time i really understood what you could do with words.

(Source: kimkangaskhan)

thetalkingpoltergeist:

haunt-my-miles:

parkingstrange:

call me a conspiracy theorist here, but I think one of those is not a cat

Shhh. It believes so it is.

In a different universe, these are the normal cats, and ones on all fours are not.

(Source: unamusedsloth)

thosedamnducks:

majesticmaddox:

shanehelmscom:

keepmegoingbaby:

ANDDDD THATS THE BOTTOM LIIIINEEEEE CAUSE STONE COLD SAID SO!
*glass shatters*

Laying it down Stone Cold style.

This man is the fucking best. So much respect.

Yooooooooo, he was my favorite wrestler.

(Source: patch-work-hero)

She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.

Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell (via missinyouiskillingme)

(Source: seabois)

heliolisk:

Its not really summer unless the radio has found 2-3 songs to overplay the shit out of

I don’t do enough personal blogging (maybe it should stay that way).

Turn that into a song title, Fall Out Boy.

I’m sitting here at my desk at work with all of these thoughts that are constantly buzzing around in my head day after day, and I just need to put them down in type and examine every last word and really figure out what the hell to do with them.

I guess I’ll just start from the beginning, with that old cliché, “So I have this friend, right?” Well, yeah, I do have this one friend, and she’s a great friend, but that’s why this is so hard for me to bottle up.

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If something is going to happen to me, I want to be there.

Albert Camus, The Stranger (via quoted-books)

Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit, all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.

Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via fleurlungs)

(Source: volumexii)