July quiz

July writing prompt

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Please refrain from copy this prompt and claiming it as your own. I worked hard to get them done so I could gift them to all my wonderful readers.

June is…

June is dead…. well not dead more like finished. Yep! June ended. And classes ended too.

I can still feel the bittersweet taste of each class. I’m still looking for some answers for many questions and I definitely don’t know what some professors are looking when they correct exams. Another semester in college is gone and I’m still trying to figuring out some inner workings of it.

Some items of my to-do list

  • Working in my research.
  • I will try to publish some articles
  • I have been planning to be a teacher aid (It will be something completely new for me)
  • I need to revamp a website
  • revamp this blog is a “maybe”
  • Working in some posts for this blog…
  • Read is a must
  • Study… once I decide my plan of action for the next term (I wish I have more certainties in life.)

My b-day is next week… I may have some surprises… or not =) Who knows?

I can’t find my planner… god knows which were the things I planned for us this month!

June quiz

Helpful article about “The vagueness”

Great article! it’s helpful even if you are not writing a thesis. Academic writing can be a real challenge for ESL and EFL writers. (me included). I’m definitely adding this site to my following list!!

Dear Readers. Shaun Lehmann, Katherine Firth (of the Research Voodoo blog) and I are currently in the process of writing a new book for Open University Press called ‘Writing Trouble’. The proposed book evolved out of our work on the Thesis Bootcamp program, a writing intervention originally designed by Peta Freestone and Liam Connell. Over […]

via The vagueness problem in academic writing — The Thesis Whisperer

June writing prompt

June writing prompt!

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Let me know in the comments section if you find it useful… especially if this writing prompt helped you to spark your imagination. Remember I will really love to read whatever piece of writing from this or any of my writing prompts. Just leave a comment below with a link to your work and I will read it. =) – you can find the rest of the writing prompts clicking on the link in the menu at the top of the page -.

Please refrain from copy this prompt and claiming it as your own. I worked hard to get them done so I could gift them to all my wonderful readers.

Great article!!

A lot of questions and no answers

Ok… this is a kind of situation that I have never encounter before.

A few days ago, I sat for an oral exam. The girl next to me was really nervous, but that is completely normal. When the oral exam began, the professor asked the girl a question. The girl answered, a very shaky answer but I does not really matter. At of the blue the professor ask the girl to explain an example he provided (with a clear sexual implication.) The girl got even more nervous and answered the professor about the example avoiding the implication. She gave him a different context to the example making it sound sarcastic. However, the professor did not accept her answer and began questioning her further on trying to elicit  the implication he wanted to hear. The girl, who did not want to play his game,  refused to answer. But he kept on…. and the girl started crying (she was now having a panic attack.) The professor was now really pissed and (probably because another professor entered the room) he stopped his assault and change the topic. At this point the girl could not control anymore and stopped him and left the room crying uncontrollably.

I was in the room the whole time. I felt so powerless. I knew the girl was really nervous and it was hard for her to answer the professor’s questions. However, I cannot understand the professor’s obsession to make her answer with the context that he wanted. The girl’s answer was possible but he was dead set to make her talk about the sexual connotation.  What it is more, when he mentioned the same example in class, no one laughed.   At the end he made a girl had a nervous breakdown and when it was my turn to talk he never let me finish a single sentence. We ended up being affected by the whole situation and he did not got his way. Or his only goal was to make the girl cry her eyes out?

So many questions and no answers to any of them. This was more than unfortunate situation… this was…. I don’t know. … I simply don’t know.

May quiz

You Are Physics

You are a highly intellectual and intelligent person. There’s not a subject that doesn’t interest you.
You are very drawn to theories, and you are capable of understanding incredibly complex ideas.

You are curious about everything around you – from the smallest cell to the universe as a whole.
You believe that there are many connections in the world that we can’t see. The way everything fits together fascinates you.

I don’t know. I’m more biology related than physics. I was never good at physics ever if I loved math… physics was like the ugly cousin of math, weird and hard to understand.

May writing prompt

Everyone, here is this month writing prompt.

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Let me know in the comments section if you find it useful… especially if this writing prompt helped you to spark your imagination. Remember I will really love to read whatever piece of writing from this or any of my writing prompts. Just leave a comment below with a link to your work and I will read it. =) – you can find the rest of the writing prompts clicking on the link in the menu at the top of the page -.

Please refrain from copy this prompt and claiming it as your own. I worked hard to get them done so I could gift them to all my wonderful readers.

April quiz

April writing prompt

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Here you have this month writing prompt. I hope this can help you to spark your imagination and help you to write. It does not matter if you are suffering or not from writer’s block. I does not matter if this prompt sparks only a few sentences in your head or a whole novel in your notebook. I’m happy knowing that some of you actually saw this post.

Remember I will really love to read whatever piece of writing from this or any of my writing prompts. Just leave a comment below with a link to your work and I will read it. =) – you can find the rest of the writing prompts clicking on the link in the menu at the top of the page -.

Please refrain from copy this prompt and claiming it as your own. I worked hard to get them done so I could gift them to all my wonderful readers.

Writer’s block remedies?

I’m back for a little bit this week since is Easter and I find that one of the groups that I’m part of is writing about my nemesis… writer’s block.

Things I do to fight writer’s block…

  • Music playlists for sure. I always write with music playing in the background. If your regular music does not help ask someone else with a different musical taste to recommend you some songs. It really helps.
  • Exercise. A good yoga class helps specially if it includes some meditation.
  • A nice relaxing shower… in which you can talk to yourself a loud. Acting out is good even if you don’t have writer’s block.
  • Writing prompts help a lot. Not only to start a new story but also to unblock it if stuck.
  • Read… Sometimes reading a nice book or story can help to unblock you… Thinking about what you characters will do in the same situation can lead you to find your muse.
  • Whach a movie or a short drama. I watch k-dramas and I have two or three stories I will love to write once I get some free time… Now that I finally got my own laptop for Christmas Yay!
  • Shopping… I always get inspired after I spend time in the office supplies shop.

If you need some writing prompts you can check my blog or pintrest. For music recommendations I’m listening to Sia and Selena Gomez and I have been writer’s block free. Even if this only includes academic writing.

I’m sure there are more tips but these are the only ones I can think of now.

Where are you March?

March ended, and I feel that I haven’t post at all. Yes, classes began two weeks ago and it’s hard to get used to it. In the end, the week ends to be a long sequence of the same things: the long hours sitting in the classroom, the long waits in the xerox room to get a copy of all the professors booklets, all the planning to get to class in time with the bus arriving late, the weekly planning of outfits and make up, and -the most important part- the studying sessions and all the note taking to have everything read and analyzed before class… and yoga which helps you to relax and unwind, and makes you sweat like crazy -the best part-.

I’m not really complaining (well… maybe about the bus… definitely, I’m complaining about the bus… and the stationery store that was close at 3pm and I wanted to buy a color pen.)

Sometimes life is not so boring and tedious… until you write about it and you realized that maybe it is. However, I kind of like my life right now. It has more meaning than three years ago. Even if your doctors tell you to life you life normally, follow their “advice” is pretty hard and you end up spending a lot of time until you get the hang of it. I never really have any hang on life so I’m kind of lost here, but I think I’m slowly getting use to this rodeo. I hope I don’t find out that this was a circus and not a rodeo.

March quiz

I really need structure in my life, unfortunately I do not have any type of it.

You Need Structure in Your Life

You take comfort in your routine, and any deviation from it makes you feel quite nervous.
You like things to be structured and decided. You want to know what’s going to happen.

The unknown makes you very nervous. If you know something is going to happen, at least you can prepare for it.
You like to have a plan A, a plan B, and if possible, plans C and D. Even if you can’t plan for everything, you try!

College, classes, and so on

Classes began this morning. Usually, the first week, the atmosphere in the classroom is relaxed. Everyone is trying to get used to work and study again, so they are not in a rush. However, it seems that the teacher did not get the memo and he rushed us throughout several dozens of new concepts no one had any idea they existed.

A happy me or, more precisely, an unhappy and extremely confused me did not have any of the material that the teacher was making reference to. Therefore, my week will have as main mission getting the material (a hazard task per se) and studying it so that I can have a beautiful set of notes ready for next Monday. I hope tomorrow´s classes do not follow the same pattern.

Agenda

No, I don’t have a secret agenda… or maybe I do, who knows?

Finally, I finished my agenda. Yes, we are already in March but I was still enjoying my summer break so I did not need one. Classes will start next week, so I really need one to keep track of my college life. Last term I used an agenda for the very first time and it was a great experience. The best part of it was… that I didn’t run out of time to complete assignments and study for exams.

This time, I got a lovely A5 folder and I created my own agenda because I could not find one that suited my needs and it was affordable enough to fit my tiny tiny budget. It was nice because I could personalize it to the last detail.

Here is a picture of the folder… I took it the day I bought it

 

 

March writing prompt

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March writing prompt is here! Let me know in the comments seccion if you find it useful… especially if this writing prompt helped you to spark your imagination.  Remember I will really love to read whatever piece of writing from this or any of my writing prompt. Just leave a comment below with a link to your work and I will read and review it. =)

Please refrain from copy this prompt and claiming it as your own. I worked hard to get them done so I could gift them to all my wonderful readers.

Oh March…

Today is my little sister’s b-day. We have a really interesting relationship… most times we are best friends but sometimes we are the bitterest enemies. She always complains about my love for procrastination and I complain about her obsession to clean and to complain about it.

G is a great student and teacher. She is a overachiever… there is no thing she can’t learn and do (leaving cooking aside). Sometimes I wonder what I can do to be more like her and really be able to accomplish all the goals I set… I really admire that part of her personality. However, I dislike her phobia towards planning. She hates my to-do list, my goals list and all my planning. I understand that she believes that planning is just dreaming about what you can do instead of doing it… but I can’t help it.

G, I wish you a happy, happy, very happy b-day my little sister. And I hope you achieve all your barely planned dreams. You deserve them!

 

In the world of randomland

I’m thinking of re-vamping the site. I don’t know … it looks a little dark and pinkish. Originally, I wanted it dark because it was easy on my eyes. However, along the way, somehow, it turned out a bit more pinkish than I intended it to be. I like pink but it is not even close to my favorite color or any other color I would choose for my personal blog.

I may take a few days to think about it but I will definitely change the theme of this blog… alongside with the background and the header. I need to choose a nice theme and work on the graphics so that they fit the color palette. I love art, especially digital art, and I´m sure I will be able to come up with some good background and header that are more of my liking.

Suggestions are welcome and my comment section is open…feel free to post.