Analytical Writing: N/A (I need to send my essays to my GRE prep instructor to get them scored, I don’t trust myself to score accurately)
I scored better than I thought, to be honest. I always thought the raw scores I was getting were horrible, but they’re actually decent (i think?). I’m pretty proud of myself and it also feels really good to know that I’m not totally failing and all this GRE prep is paying off.
I definitely realized places to improve, though! And that’s what practice tests are for. Some of my weaknesses were:
analyzing an issue - compositional writing isn’t my strong point but responsive writing is, so I felt way more comfortable on the argument essay. I have to hone my AP English Language and Composition skills once again for this exam! I got this; just gonna practice more.
sentence equivalence - need to keep building my vocabulary, get back to doing Quizlet every evening. It didn’t happen frequently, but I definitely had moments where I picket the wrong words because I didn’t know what they meant.
data analysis questions, but not data interpretation questions - Data Interpretation was fine, but questions that were word problems relating to data or used terminology/concepts that I still don’t get (aka standard deviation), I got those wrong and although its minor, I want to get as many right as possible.
so, i just need to focus on those topics a bit more. before, I struggled with getting stuck between two answers on quantitative comparison, but my instructor helped me with that. also need to work on not getting antsy after getting halfway through the test, but sitting that long just sucks!!
GRE Practice Test #2 Date: July 19th, 2020
Goal: Increase my score by 2 points in each section!
chose my courses for the 2020-2021 school year today, and i’m pretty sure i’m in the right program, because i’m so excited for them.
first term i’m enrolled in:
ahvs 200 (artists’ materials and techniques).
grs 203 (unearthing the ancient mediterranean).
grs 326 (topics in greek and roman civilization: multicultural or melting pot? exploring cultural identities in antiquity).
grs 341 (rome’s empire).
lati 101 (introductory latin i).
and then second term:
ahvs 202 (confronting the object).
ahvs 310a (making art history).
grs 344 (the fall of the roman republic).
grs 372 (archaeology of the roman world).
lati 102 (introductory latin ii).
i’m really looking forward to september, and can’t wait to see where the next school year will lead me :) for now, i’m going to keep on trying read regularly over the summer, specifically checking out some roman lit when i get my next paycheck!
~ here’s a look at my Traveller’s Notebook journal! I usually have the book in its goregous leather casing with some other refills, but honestly, now that I don’t go to school I only really need this one.
I will be posting more of these in future, since I decided to fill whatever empty space in the journal that isn’t scrawled and filled with black ink with some uplifting, inspiring quotes.
This particular week in June was:
“ Be the energy you want to attract,”
Positivity doesn’t come from the outside, it has to come from within. I try to remind myself that the reason why I’m feeling unhappy, or why I am feeling frustrated that the TV remote isn’t working again, doesn’t need to mean that I feel that way the whole day.
On today’s artwork, How to Stay Motivated in Studying.
With the pandemic going on and staying at home with the home as our haven / resting area, it has been a struggle to be productive to some. Even I, a homebody, struggle sometimes and prefers recreational activities. Here’s what I do to stay motivated and avoid burnout on my study breaks! I hope it helps some of you.
Another drawing, another installment of my online study club for RVC students! I had the most fun time making these, I almost found it relaxing. Currently have the LARGEST food baby ever :p Trying to stay on track with working out but sometimes u need to stop counting calories and just live! A flat tummy shouldn’t cost your happiness :)
As always feel free to send me asks/messages! I love it when I hear from you guys <3
Looks like all of my classes are gonna be online 🌎 but I still need to adjust my schedule, as I may drop a course and take it in the spring. Also, here’s a small poem I wrote for one of my friends but it also applies to all of you guys, the people that support my blogs make my world brighter 🌟 know you are loved.
July 6th, 2020: My Organic Chemistry 2 summer class stated today, so I continued reviewing some from O. Chem 1 and started work on alcohols and ethers. I also got bored in a meeting and drew some little zoom-inspired characters today.
I love all kinds of science that seems to show true passion and beauty through itself. My main goal is to learn about that beauty and appreciate it as art. You can follow my path here as in every social media that I am in (kinda).
I’ve created this studyblr as a way to share my path with you all and to keep track of my studies.
You will see content from different languages that I’m learning at the moment, such as korean, japanese and spanish. All while I polish my english, since my first language is portuguese.
You will also see a lot of different content packed in here since I try to keep at least a bit of track in every area that I am aware of. I’m focusing in learning the base of every branch of science, so it will be some time until you see any type of REALLY applied sciences (such as engineering).
My initial years at college were fucused in economics and accounting but since then I decided to go for a degree in bussiness while I study sciences in my mean time.
This is it for now. Hope to see you around here!
*Philomath (from greek ΦΊΛΟΣ philos (“beloved”, “loving”, as in philosophy or philanthropy) and μανθάνειν, μαθ- manthanein, math– (“to learn”, as in polymath) is a lover of
learning and studying. philomathes, a “lover of learning”, has been contrasted
to philalethes, a “lover of truth”. philomathy is similar to, but
distinguished from, philosophy in that -soph, the latter
suffix, specifies “wisdom” or “knowledge”, rather than the process of
acquisition thereof. philomath is not synonymous with polymath, as a polymath
is someone who possesses great and detailed knowledge and facts from a variety
of disciplines, while a philomath is someone who greatly enjoys learning and
july 6th, 2020 / finally posting on my studyblr after months ! i deleted all my old posts and i’m starting fresh ! my own posts will be a little bit more random since school is over and i don’t have many things to do right now. still, i wanna be productive this summer bc i do have some goals ! this was the plan for today though, and i was able to do quite a lot of it ! hope everyone has a good night .
today was the first day of summer school for me, so i did some light reading when i got home to relax the mind! also got this cute pencil pouch secondhand – i love it! my plan for tomorrow is to start on the second day of the week, then get some ACT studying underway. with the test creeping up in ~2 weeks, i gotta get to work with my books.
So I almost forgot to post again😂 I had a really productive day today! We went over three lectures in class and had a discussion with Dr. David Shiffman about the influence of social media on policy change and public outreach in science.
I forgot to take any pictures of my works so here’s some of the shark teeth I collected last fall and a dwarf seahorse from my very first collecting trip back in the fall of 2018!