How I Take Notes for Organic Chemistry

In an attempt to “revive” (ahaha) my blog, I’ve come up with a pretty intense content schedule for myself to keep up with this summer (and maybe beyond). One thing I wish I did better throughout the last three years at Cornell was documenting my experience. But, seeing as I didn’t really know what direction to take my blog before, I don’t really blame myself for not sticking to writing.

Anyway, I came across a couple spreads on Instagram on how individual creators take notes. Something I found quite helpful to myself (as a motivator for going to class and studying) was to take really aesthetically pleasing notes. That’s now my study gram was born (haha!). So I came up with my own spread on how I take my orgo notes! (Click into the picture for full view!)

How I take notes for organic chemistry

This was done on Whitelines paper (review coming soon), which is a beautiful paper with a grey grid that scans in beautifully without the borders. The other materials used is detailed on the sheet itself. This was really fun to do, and if you’re on instagram, be sure to follow me @cindys_notebook

What are some of your note taking methods?

2018 Bullet Journal Set Up! [For college students!]

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Hey all!

Back with another blog post after a long hiatus. I kinda dropped the ball on blogging… as I do every time school restarts. So let’s not talk about it… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Today I’m back with another blog post about my bullet journal. I made one of these back in 2017 when I first started bullet journaling. Since then, I think I’ve gotten a little bit more ‘minimalistic’ with it and kept only spreads that I know I would use and keep up with.

This is also some bullet journaling spreads geared towards college students/students in general (as you will see in a bit!)–but also at the same time, feel free to modify/add any of these ideas to fit your own needs! That’s what bullet journaling is about.  (more…)

Sophomore Year Reflections!

Sophomore year is OVER! Woo! Let’s just begin by saying… sophomore slump is such a real thing. As you guys may have remember, I ended sophomore year first semester on a bit of a “down” note. Second semester was a ton better, and I think I learned a lot of lessons on avoiding burnout, being healthy and happy, and of course letting go of the things that aren’t making me happy. I think I emerged from sophomore year a little bit more jaded, (definitely not the same happy-go-lucky freshman I was a year ago! ha!), but also a little bit more wise, and a little bit more hopeful [than last semester, definitely!]. So this blog post is about change and how I kind of turned my sophomore year around. (more…)