3/10/2016

Tips on How to Keep Organized Throughout the Semester

Does anyone else feel like spring is completely rushed and busy? I always feel that the last few months of school are a complete blur and my weekends are always packed with different end-of-the-year activities.

As a student who likes to start studying early for finals, a busy spring makes it somewhat harder as I struggle to find a plentiful amount of time to study. This semester, I have tried extremely hard to develop some habits that will prepare me for the tests and assignments now, but also make it easy for me to study this material a second time for finals. As the third quarter wraps up, here are my tips and tricks for keeping organized and preparing for finals throughout the semester!



1,) Make study guides.  For me, it is incredibly helpful to round up all my notes and condense what I consider the vital information or the material struggle with into a study guide that is only a few pages in length. This way throughout the day or just before the test, I can look back at the study guide and review the key concepts without having to search through all of my notes for that unit. This semester I have made a study guide for every single test or quiz which has been incredibly helpful. I know I can also use these study guides to study for the final, which gives me more motivation to do them.

2,) Keep track of notes and homework assignments. After each unit I go through my folder for that class and pull out all my notes. I organize them by topic and staple them to the study guide. This way,  I stay organized and the unit materials do not get mixed up in my folders. By having this all organized, I won't have to spend time going through all my different notes and assignments when I could be studying.

3.) Create a list of commonly missed questions on tests. When I receive my tests or quizzes back in class, I look over the assessment and keep a mental note of questions I may have commonly missed or question topics that seemed prevalent on the test. When I get home, I write this down and bundle this with my study guide and notes. So, when it comes time to review the material for the final, I know what to spend a little extra time studying.

4.) Review as you go. If I finish all my homework for one weekend and I have some extra time, I pull out one of my unit bundles and go over the information from this unit. By just refreshing my memory every month or so, I am still retaining the information. Hopefully, I will not have to go back and reteach myself any material when it comes time to study for the exam.

This may seem a bit obsessive and unnecessary to some, but this is what I am finding works for me. Perhaps if you find your springtime to be busy and chaotic, then I hope these tips and tricks might come in handy for you!

How do you keep yourself organized throughout the semester? I love to hear what others do and incorporate what I think will work for me.

xoxo,
Kathleen

3/09/2016

Perfect Personalization: Marleylilly Monogrammed Taylorette Bracelet

I absolutely adore bracelets. They are the simplest touch that can easily complete an outfit. And add a monogram? Pure perfection.

This Marleylilly Monogrammed Taylorette gold bangle is super easy to throw on with any outfit. The monogram is the perfect personalized touch, and the clear stones on the side make it truly versatile with every outfit. I always get compliments on it because it is such a timeless and classic piece. It has become my go-to bangle and I know I will wear it for years to come!



The bracelet can be personalized to your liking in nearly every aspect. It comes in both gold and silver, and the stones around the monogram come in several different colors. There are also four different monogram style to choose from, offering countless different ways to personalize the perfect bangle for you!



The direct link to my bracelet is here, and the link to all Taylorette bracelets is here!

Do you have a Monogrammed Taylorette bracelet? If so, how did you personalize it?

xoxo,
Kathleen

Thank you to Marleylilly for sponsoring this post!

3/08/2016

Springing into Spring

I absolutely love spring. Living in the Midwest means winters are filled with subzero temperatures and too much snow for my liking. Luckily, warmer temperatures have arrived early this year which was the perfect reason to break out my favorite Lilly Pulitzer cotton dresses. They are so comfy and are the perfect transition piece for spring. I love to pair them with a vest to add an extra layer. Plus, the bright colors really accent my sunny state of mind on this warm day! This week is supposed to be pretty warm in comparison to the past few weeks which means I will definitely be wearing variations of this outfit all week.

I took these pictures at a farmhouse nearby. The small farm field is currently being turned into a new subdivision, which means the house will be torn down soon. I couldn't miss the opportunity to capture how timeless the detailing on the house was and just how quite and quaint it is!

 






Lilly Pulitzer Dress // Lilly Pulitzer Vest // Kate Spade Bow Bangle (similar)  // Sperrys

What is your favorite outfit to wear when transitioning into spring?

xoxo,
Kathleen

3/06/2016

Back from a Break

Applies to all things!:
Hi everyone!

As you may have noticed, I took a break from updating my blog the past few months. They say junior year is the hardest, and this has held true for me. I have had to take a bit of a break from blogging to spend more time on schoolwork.

I have missed blogging more than I expected to, and I really am trying to get back into the swing of things. Thank you for sticking with me through my absence these past few months! I have a few posts lined up for this week so be sure to check back soon!

xoxo,
Kathleen

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