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Learning How To Be Myself Through Blogging

Fashion Friday: Floral Means Business

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These pieces are a breath of fresh air for the nature enthusiast. They channel ideas from nature and just beg to be taken out for a posh garden walk.

Hopes

Today feels like one of those days where you just think about how life is.

I’m actually very hopeful considering things are all unorganized. 

One of my favorite things to do now is study math and languages….and also reading/writing.

I like the feeling of making progress in something without having to depend too much on other people.

I can do those things without worrying. I can get up in the morning and just write.

I don’t have to be elected to write a novel…I just have to set aside time.

I don’t have to be admitted into a class to study calculus 1 either.

It’s so liberating to know that people can’t stop you from being happy.

They can’t take away your hope.

 

 

I do need to go water the garden and get things done this morning.

I was slowed down making calls about my class schedule this year.

But I can’t keep myself in a rut just because making phone calls is so tiring to me.

I know I will have more exciting things to share later. I just feel it.butterfly

Calculus 1-A Review–10 Things

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So here I am taking deep breaths and trying to convince myself that I can test out of calculus 1.

I’ve been studying the subject every day since finals week and I’ve been trying to keep my thoughts as positive as possible.

I think instead of talking about my attempts at being cool, calm, and collected, I will talk about what I’ve learned. I used the Quick Study Academic Outline I bought from the campus bookstore (quickstudy.com) to help me compile this list.

  1. Functions–So functions are basically like a map or a relationship. It is how two sets of numbers relate to one another. I think it’s just two sets…but it could be more. Anyways I am most chummy with functions because I’ve studied them in pre-cal (the class I never passed). I like drawing graphs and working out problems. But the thing that I need to do is take time out and learn why. I asked my Princeton tutor (from InstaEDU) to give me some resources on the history of functions so I’ll be checking out the links and trying to organize my thoughts on that later. 
  2. Numbers–This is not as easy as it sounds. The difference between rational and machine numbers for example…this is something I never really think about. I can understand it if I’m glaring at the definition but other then that it’s hard for me to just casual talk about the differences in numbers.
  3. New Functions–This is all about shifting functions up and down and around. It’s like a video game really. I have no real problem with this..I just need to be more comfortable with it.
  4. Elementary Algebraic Functions–It’s not very familiar…I do see the formula for a slope. I know that. y=mx+b  maybe has something to do with this…I’m not great at talking about this outline….sorry.
  5. Exponential & Logarithms–I think about population growth and then move on. I do not like boring money formulas unless they relate to the global economy(that’s why I enjoyed Macro econ so much).
  6. Trigonometric Functions–This was easy before I took a class with the most discouraging teacher ever. She was so nice and so discouraging. She calmly told me she thought I would probably fail because I missed the first week of class…I just couldn’t shake those negative thoughts off. I know I am good with math…but my emotions…feeling like I can’t when I know I can just get in the way. I guess Khan Academy will be the best help.
  7. Limits–You know I’m very fond of limits. I’m not familiar with the numerical representations and formulas but I understand the concept. It’s just how close can you get to a point without actually touching that point. As x approaches ” #” what does it get close to. I usually just trace my finger along the graph to find the answer…but I know I could do a bit better.
  8. Limit Theorems–Huh what? I know the Sandwich Theorem is what is the value between two sections…or something like that. I saw an IntegralCalc video on it. So I can visualize it but need to learn how to use it yet. I have seen these things in videos and need to learn how to use them.
  9. Limit Formulas–It looks familiar. I am uncertain about the e though.
  10. Continuity–I want to say I know a lot about this…but alas I don’t. I think it’s just making sure the function doesn’t break off. Like the Heaviside Function is not continuous.

So that’s 10 things I’ve shared with you. Hopefully it doesn’t look like to much of a wreck. I’m trying to study a lot. I watched a final exam review video on Differentials, Continuity, and Logarithm Tricks by UC Irvine Open Courseware. I wish I had had more time to study this summer instead of worrying over my Chemistry class.

Oh well. Time to keep on keeping on. I have to choose my questions carefully because I only have so much time on InstaEDU…and I don’t have extra money to pay for tutoring…but it’s nice for now. There is a lot of free tutoring too…it’s just I personally have never benefited from tutoring…so with the exception of now…I usually study on my own or with a teacher or vary rarely, with another student.

I think I’m going to study on Khan Academy now and take some time to relax and maybe read some.

 

Learning The Russian Alphabet

Russian Alphabet_1 Russian Alphabet_2 Russian Alphabet_3 Russian Alphabet_4

I’ve started studying Russian officially. I’m studying on my own. I’m started with the alphabet: http://learnrussian.rt.com/alphabet/ . I’m mostly using RussianPod101 but I try to look at other resources as well.

I’m still working on my French and I’m studying other languages too…I just thought it would be nice to share my progress with you. It’s fun writing in Russian cursive. I look forward to my handwriting and speaking to improve.

I also wanted to update you on my math journey. I continue to study. I hope I do well when I try testing out of Calculus 1, hopefully in a few days.

Right now I’m just being overwhelmingly shy and afraid to meet new people. But at least I’ve tried something new…Russian.

 

 

Learning The Russian Alphabet

Russian Alphabet_1 Russian Alphabet_2 Russian Alphabet_3 Russian Alphabet_4

I’ve started studying Russian officially. I’m studying on my own. I’m started with the alphabet: http://learnrussian.rt.com/alphabet/ . I’m mostly using RussianPod101 but I try to look at other resources as well.

I’m still working on my French and I’m studying other languages too…I just thought it would be nice to share my progress with you. It’s fun writing in Russian cursive. I look forward to my handwriting and speaking to improve.

I also wanted to update you on my math journey. I continue to study. I hope I do well when I try testing out of Calculus 1, hopefully in a few days.

Right now I’m just being overwhelmingly shy and afraid to meet new people. But at least I’ve tried something new…Russian.

 

 

Learning The Russian Alphabet

Russian Alphabet_1 Russian Alphabet_2 Russian Alphabet_3 Russian Alphabet_4

I’ve started studying Russian officially. I’m studying on my own. I’m started with the alphabet: http://learnrussian.rt.com/alphabet/ . I’m mostly using RussianPod101 but I try to look at other resources as well.

I’m still working on my French and I’m studying other languages too…I just thought it would be nice to share my progress with you. It’s fun writing in Russian cursive. I look forward to my handwriting and speaking to improve.

I also wanted to update you on my math journey. I continue to study. I hope I do well when I try testing out of Calculus 1, hopefully in a few days.

Right now I’m just being overwhelmingly shy and afraid to meet new people. But at least I’ve tried something new…Russian.

 

 

Fashion Friday: Simplistic Beauty

simple beauty

I find that beauty and fashion are way too subjective. Instead of measuring fashion based on how expensive or how colorful or how coordinated an outfit or accessory is I like to use simplicity as my yardstick.

I don’t mean simple as in all black and white. I mean simple as in organic. Natural beauty. Beauty that comes from the heart. Beauty that is a bit spontaneous. Fashions come and go but it all adds to the fun.

I think our taste for fashion should build on our taste for sincerity.

I hope you are enjoying my fashion Fridays! Have a blessed day!

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