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aya-studyblr · 2 days ago
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5/100 days of productivity 🌃
I hope to walk for an hour this evening and stay in library for a few hours. Not a great day haha
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aya-studyblr · 5 days ago
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4/100 days of productivity 🌃
I haven't posted in a while, was busy with college. I went out the whole day with a friend to an art/photo gallery, art museum and walked a lot. It was refreshing. Tiring too.
Hope you all had a great day too!
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aya-studyblr · 9 days ago
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A 9/10 day I studied in school and it was the most productive day I've had in SO LONG i was literally focuaed foe the entire day and having some friends there helped me to stay productuve while having some small breaks with our short conversations, and I'm glad that I decided to stusy in school. Hope tomorrow will go as well.
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aya-studyblr · 9 days ago
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3/100 days of productivity 🌃
attended classes, checked out a local library, held myself back from buying junk, applied perfect eyeliner, walked for a good 45 minutes and forgot to click pictures on the way because it was so pretty and free outside. today was calm. i didn't do any intensive studying or reading. got more rest.
now i plan on reading all the unclosed tabs on my browser before sleeping.
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aya-studyblr · 10 days ago
You know what’s awesome?  Research.  You know what’s not awesome?  Not being able to get access to research because it’s stuck behind a paywall and you don’t belong to an institution/your institution doesn’t subscribe to that particular journal.
Here is a list of free, open access materials on a variety of subjects.  Feel free to add if you like!
Directory of Open Access Journals- A compendium of over 9000 journals from 133 countries, multilingual and multidisciplinary.
Directory of Open Access Books- Like the above, but for ebooks.  Also multidisciplinary.
Ubiquity Press- Journals covering archaeology, comics scholarship, museum studies, psychology, history, international development, and more.  Also publishes open access ebooks on a wide variety of subjects.
Europeana-  Digital library about the history and culture of Europe.
Digital Public Library of America- American history, culture, economics, SO MUCH AMERICA.
Internet Archive- In addition to books, they have music and videos, too.  Free!  And legal!  They also have the Wayback Machine, which lets you see webpages as they looked at a particular time.
College and Research Libraries- Library science and information studies.  Because that’s what I do.
Library of Congress Digital Collections- American history and culture, historic newspapers, sound recordings, photographs, and a ton of other neat stuff.
LSE Digital Library- London history, women’s history.
Wiley Open Access- Science things!  Neurology, medicine, chemistry, ecology, engineering, food science, biology, psychology, veterinary medicine.
SpringerOpen-  Mainly STEM journals, looooong list.
Elsevier Open Access-  Elsevier’s kind of the devil but you might as well take advantage of this.  Mainly STEM, also a linguistics journal and a medical journal in Spanish.
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aya-studyblr · 10 days ago
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2/100 days of productivity 🌃
attended the classes i liked, was mentally absent throughout the rest. revised a poem, read 5 poems from a collection that was part of additional reading for literature and started a new novel for this month for future classes. hoping to do more tomorrow.
hope everyone is doing well!
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aya-studyblr · 11 days ago
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1/100 days of productivity🌃
i revised a few portions, finally uploaded my first post on blog inspite of delaying for almost 3 months. hoping to wake up early tomorrow to catch up with the classes since it was weekend and i forgot to revise that. hope everyone's having a good day!
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aya-studyblr · 11 days ago
i started this tumblr to make it a studyblr so i can keep track of my progress. i will kick start with a 100 day productivity challenge that will also keep me consistent with regards to posting. i'll post everyday at the end of my study session. would love to make new friends too!
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aya-studyblr · 16 days ago
How do you concentrate ? I mean while reading something online ? Don't you get distracted by ads and all ?
I honestly need tips on how to concentrate. :)
hi. i read in pocket, which takes out all the ads. or firefox, which is the browser i use, has a reading mode which also makes the page clean like in the picture —
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you can find the option for the reading mode in the search bar, next to the star for bookmarking reasons —
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you could also use the forest web extension which basically block any sites that might be distracting for you. or just save the article you're looking to read as a pdf and then you can read it while off the internet too.
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aya-studyblr · 16 days ago
hi c! :)
please recommend some articles/essays & books on the environment, fiction or non-fiction.
thanx, no hurries.
hi! here you go (you’ll find more fiction on my tbr than one i’ve actually read)
the hungry tide by amitav ghosh — set in the sunderbans in the bay of bengal, where a marine biologist comes to study the region and particularly looking for a species of dolphin and encounters the politics and the complexities of the region; explores the relationship between human community and nature, the man-animal/wildlife conflict; also the landscape is really beautifully weaved into the story
the people in the trees by hanya yanagihara — revolves around an immunologist who discovers a lost tribe on a micronesian island with a condition that retards aging; also explores colonialism, imperialism, exploitation unleashed in the name of science, also what happens when very different cultures clash; excellently written; makes you think a lot
the climate club by william nordhaus
himalayan rivers and india's water policy by jayanta bandyopadhyay
the decolonial ecologies issue of the funambulist
los angeles confronts its shady divide by alejandra borunda (also generally the planet possible series)
understanding the gender dimensions of energy poverty by c. pavithra
the omnivore's dilemma by michael pollan — about food processing and how humans extract food from nature; its implications for our lifestyles; and how we might do the whole thing in better ways; also check his in defense of food, which is in many ways a follow-up
the end of the end of the earth by jonathan franzen — essays on the environment, conservation, climate change and their complexities; offers very well-thought out, well-argued, and nuanced takes on a lot of subjects; also about finding meaning when the world is dying
chasing the monsoon by alexander frater — a travelogue where he follows the monsoon throughout the indian subcontinent; it’s a lovely, hopeful, and lighthearted book, which also looks at the landscape and the ecology and people
the great derangement by amitav ghosh — about climate change, how we think about it, and better ways to think about it; it’s mostly about how our  narratives all fail to explain it and tackle it
for non-fiction and essays i'm also going to add a few from my reading list for my course on environmental history. most of them were very academic and jargony, but these are the fun ones. they're also all on libgen.
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and here are some on my list
the hidden life of trees by peter wohlleben
the overstory by richard powers
outpost by dan richards
walden by henry david thoreau
landscape and memory by simon schama
southern reach trilogy by jeff vandermeer
freedom by jonathan franzen
i’ve tried to keep it diverse and include writing on different parts of the environment and nature. i hope you find something you like!
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aya-studyblr · 26 days ago
intro to lit theory
Authorship: Barthes, Death of the Author; Foucault, What is an Author?
Formalism: Eichenbaum, The Theory of the “Formal Method”;  Brooks, from The Well Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry
Structuralism: Saussure, Course in General Linguistics ; Barthes, from Mythologies
Psychoanalysis: Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams; Lacan, The Mirror Stage & The Significance of the Phallus
Ideology: Althusser, Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses; Foucault, Truth and Power
Feminism & Queer: Sedgwick, from Between Men; Cixous, The Laugh of the Medusa; Wittig, One Is Not Born a Woman; Butler, Gender Trouble
Deconstruction: Derrida, from Of Grammatology;
Postcolonial: Fanon, from The Wretched of the Earth; Spivak, Can the Subaltern Speak?
Cultural Materialism: Adorno & Horkheimer, The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception; Williams, Base and Superstructure in Marxist Cultural Theory  
these are about 2/3 of the readings for my intro to lit theory course, if you’ve ever wondered what one studies on such courses, the links lead to free pdfs  
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