1. college students: steal your textbooks from the internet

    advil:

    as a college student i know the struggle of paying for tuition, rent, food and and other living costs while making zero income. textbooks add to the struggle with absurd prices by asshole publishers. here’s how you can get quite a lot of your textbooks for free. you may not find all of them but if you can get a few it’ll still save you hundreds in the long run. good luck and study hard!

    First thing to try is the easiest: Simply go to google and type this in: filetype:pdf “name of text book” 

    You can put the title of the book in quotes for more narrowed results and maybe put in the last name of the author or edition to help you find it. For example: filetype:pdf chemistry silberberg

    this helped me find my chem book titled “Principles of Chemistry” by an author with the last name Silberberg. 

    General public ebook/textbook resources

    http://gen.lib.rus.ec[2] (Use a proxy if you are having issues connecting)

    http://textbooknova.com[3] 

    http://en.bookfi.org/[4] 

    http://www.gutenberg.org[5] 

    http://ebookee.org[6] 

    http://www.manybooks.net[7] 

    http://www.giuciao.com[8] 

    http://www.feedurbrain.com[9] 

    http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=380[10] 

    http://www.alleng.ru/[11] russian site

    http://www.eknigu.com/[12] russian site

    http://ishare.iask.sina.com.cn/[13] 

    http://2020ok.com/[14] 

    http://www.freebookspot.es/Default.aspx[15] 

    http://www.freeetextbooks.com/[16] need to signup

    http://onebigtorrent.org/[17] 

    http://www.downeu.me/ebook/[18] 

    http://forums.mvgroup.org[19] (need to register)

    http://theaudiobookbay.com/[20] (audiobooks)


    Here’s a custom search engine for ebooks: http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=000661023013169144559:a1-kkiboeco[21] 

    Sites it indexes:

    http://gen.lib.rus.ec/*[22] 

    http://ebookee.org/*[23] 

    http://ebooksbay.org/*[24] 

    http://free-books.us.to/*[25] 

    http://librarypirate.me/*[26] 

    http://textbooknova.com/*[27] 

    http://www.downeu.com/*[28] 

    http://ebookshare.net/*[29] 

    http://www.freebookspot.es/*[30] 

    http://www.demonoid.me/*[31] 

    http://www.kat.ph/*[32] 

    http://www.esnips.com/*[33] 

    www.4shared.com/*[34] 

    http://www.ebooklink.net/*[35] 

    http://wowebook.net/*[36] 

    http://www.pdfchm.net/*[37] 

    http://www.free-ebook-download.net/*[38] 

    http://ebookbrowse.com/*[39] 

    http://www.ebook3000.com/*[40] 

    http://www.ipmart-forum.com/*[41] 

    http://www.mediafire.com/*[42] 


    For this step, irst off learn how to torrent. DO NOT DO THIS ON CAMPUS YOU CAN VERY EASILY GET CAUGHT!!! You can learn how to torrent by googling around but basically you use one of these websites that have the textbook file torrent then you use software to download it for you. Pretty simple. Start by downloading Transmission for mac or uTorrent for PC. 

    Academic Torrents (new site)

    http://academictorrents.com[43] 


    Public Trackers (for torrents)

    http://thepiratebay.se/browse/601[44] 

    http://www.kat.ph/books/[45] 

    http://bitsnoop.com/browse/other-ebooks/[46] 

    http://www.filestube.com[47] 

    There are a lot more public torrent trackers, see here for more.[48] 

    These last few are sort of specialized eBook private trackers, google them for some info.

    http://thegeeks.bz[49] 

    http://theplace.bz[50] 

    http://thevault.bz[51] 

    http://bitseduce.com[52] 


    You can also try googling phrases like 'textbook/book title .torrent' or 'textbook/book title .pdf' or'textbook/book title ebook' or anything along those lines if you are getting desperate, but beware of malware, viruses, etc.


    Private ebook trackers (Feel free to make a request for any of these in the Consolidated Invite Thread (see the no movement list in the OP)[53] 

    http://bibliotik.org[54] 

    http://bitme.org[55] 

    http://myanonamouse.net[56] (see reddit offers[57] for invite)

    http://bitspyder.net[58] 

    http://www.learnbits.me[59] 

    http://www.ebookvortex.com[60] 

    http://elbitz.net[61] 

    http://docspedia.org[62] 

    http://abtorrents.com[63] (audiobooks)

    lastly i’d like to give 100% credit to my sources. i did not compile this list and just wanted to share the good stuff with my friends here. 

    Sources 1 2 3 4

     

  2. autumnymphet:

    it’s that time of year again ): ): ): whether you are starting middle, highschool, or college, I feel like these things can be helpful in taking it easy and having a good year!!!

    Brain Workouts

    for people like me, who haven’t taken a general education course in over a year, these can help get those brain waves flowin’!!!

    7 Little Words - Gives you short definitions and you have to guess the word.

    Can You Escape? - exactly what it sounds like, you have to get out of the room!

    Brain Yoga - develops different skills to engage brain activity.

    Luminosity - develops different skills to engage brain activity.

    Studying / Course Supplements

    How To Get Motivated To Study

    How To Take Notes

    Free College Courses (xxx)

    Quizes

    Learn a language!

    Need help with English?

    Feed people while you build your vocabulary!

    Don’t want to read that book?

    Need help with Math? (yes)

    School Tools

    Know the fucking Weather

    Block distracting websites!

    Final Grade Calculator

    Calculators of all sorts!

    Answers to the book!

    Ruler

    Be rewarded with KITTENS for writing!!!

    Essay Writer!

    Bibliography Writers (xx)

    Tip of my Tongue 

    Spelling & Grammar Check

    Graphic Organizers

    Cheap –or- Free Textbooks

    Text Nova

    Reddit

    Bookboon

    Textbook Revolution

    Online Math Textbooks

    ebookee

    Free E-books

    Get Free Books

    Bookfi

    Oerconsortium

    Gutenburg

    Background Noise

    ○ Music: homewurk (shameless self-promotion) | Chill | Coffee Shop Blues | Concentration | Falling in Love With Autumn | ALL THE STUDY PLAYLISTS EVER

    ○ Sounds: coffee shop sounds | calming background noise | white noise | 9 hours of rain sounds hell yeah | Rainy Mood | ASMR (SO RELAXING) | Masterpost of sounds | Soundrown | Nature Sounds

    Easy Recipes & Snacks

    Cheap & Easy Snacks 2 Eat While U Study

    COFFEE, COFFEE, & MORE COFFEE

    the famous MUG BROWNIE

    Easy Vegan College Recipes

    Study Snacks You Should Reach For

    BREEEAAAK TIIIMEEE!!!(for your sanity)

    Again, I find it very important to stress not to stress (lol). Studying for too long can actually decrease your retention of information, so, use the “50/10 Rule”! Study or do homework for 50 minutes (or however long), but allow yourself a break to grabs snack, stretch, or do something fun. It will actual help you learn the material quicker and better!!!

    When to go to bed/get up.

    How to Fall Asleep Fast

    How to Get Up in the Morning

    YOGA (xxx) ((will help you relax, promise))

    Coping w/ Stress (xxx)

    Cute Animal Live Feeds

    Ocean Stream

    Listen to all the music from your blog!

    Cute Games

    Create Sand Art

    Read spooky stories & articles! (xxxx) possibly triggering so beware!!!

    MOVIES & SHOWS GALORE

    PrimewirexxDisney/PixarLGBTQA*, AnimeMore Anime!Horror MoviesStudio GhibliDocumentaries

    More Education Masterposts (xxxximg cred

     

  3. wewantbalance:

    Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature

    The Classics

    Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here.

    1. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.
    2. The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.
    3. Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.
    4. Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.
    5. Classic Book Library: Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.
    6. Classic Reader: Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.
    7. Read Print: From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.
    8. Planet eBook: Download free classic literature titles here, from Dostoevsky to D.H. Lawrence to Joseph Conrad.
    9. The Spectator Project: Montclair State University’s project features full-text, online versions of The Spectator and The Tatler.
    10. Bibliomania: This site has more than 2,000 classic texts, plus study guides and reference books.
    11. Online Library of Literature: Find full and unabridged texts of classic literature, including the Bronte sisters, Mark Twain and more.
    12. Bartleby: Bartleby has much more than just the classics, but its collection of anthologies and other important novels made it famous.
    13. Fiction.us: Fiction.us has a huge selection of novels, including works by Lewis Carroll, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Flaubert, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
    14. Free Classic Literature: Find British authors like Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, plus other authors like Jules Verne, Mark Twain, and more.

    Textbooks

    If you don’t absolutely need to pay for your textbooks, save yourself a few hundred dollars by reviewing these sites.

    1. Textbook Revolution: Find biology, business, engineering, mathematics and world history textbooks here.
    2. Wikibooks: From cookbooks to the computing department, find instructional and educational materials here.
    3. KnowThis Free Online Textbooks: Get directed to stats textbooks and more.
    4. Online Medical Textbooks: Find books about plastic surgery, anatomy and more here.
    5. Online Science and Math Textbooks: Access biochemistry, chemistry, aeronautics, medical manuals and other textbooks here.
    6. MIT Open Courseware Supplemental Resources: Find free videos, textbooks and more on the subjects of mechanical engineering, mathematics, chemistry and more.
    7. Flat World Knowledge: This innovative site has created an open college textbooks platform that will launch in January 2009.
    8. Free Business Textbooks: Find free books to go along with accounting, economics and other business classes.
    9. Light and Matter: Here you can access open source physics textbooks.
    10. eMedicine: This project from WebMD is continuously updated and has articles and references on surgery, pediatrics and more.

    Math and Science

    Turn to this list to find books about math, science, engineering and technology.

    1. FullBooks.com: This site has “thousands of full-text free books,” including a large amount of scientific essays and books.
    2. Free online textbooks, lecture notes, tutorials and videos on mathematics: NYU links to several free resources for math students.
    3. Online Mathematics Texts: Here you can find online textbooks likeElementary Linear Algebra and Complex Variables.
    4. Science and Engineering Books for free download: These books range in topics from nanotechnology to compressible flow.
    5. FreeScience.info: Find over 1800 math, engineering and science books here.
    6. Free Tech Books: Computer programmers and computer science enthusiasts can find helpful books here.

    Children’s Books

    Even children’s books are now available online. Find illustrated books, chapter books and more.

    1. byGosh: Find free illustrated children’s books and stories here.
    2. Munseys: Munseys has nearly 2,000 children’s titles, plus books about religion, biographies and more.
    3. International Children’s Digital Library: Find award-winning books and search by categories like age group, make believe books, true books or picture books.
    4. Lookybook: Access children’s picture books here.

    Philosophy and Religion

    For books about philosophy and religion, check out these websites.

    1. Bored.com: Bored.com has music ebooks, cooking ebooks, and over 150 philosophy titles and over 1,000 religion titles.
    2. Ideology.us: Here you’ll find works by Rene Descartes, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, David Hume and others.
    3. Free Books on Yoga, Religion and Philosophy: Recent uploads to this site include Practical Lessons in Yoga and Philosophy of Dreams.
    4. The Sociology of Religion: Read this book by Max Weber, here.
    5. Religion eBooks: Read books about the Bible, Christian books, and more.

    Plays

    From Shakespeare to George Bernard Shaw to more contemporary playwrights, visit these sites.

    1. ReadBookOnline.net: Here you can read plays by Chekhov, Thomas Hardy, Ben Jonson, Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe and others.
    2. Plays: Read PygmalionUncle Vanya or The Playboy of the Western World here.
    3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: MIT has made available all of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, and histories.
    4. Plays Online: This site catalogs “all the plays [they] know about that are available in full text versions online for free.”
    5. ProPlay: This site has children’s plays, comedies, dramas and musicals.

    Modern Fiction, Fantasy and Romance

    These websites boast collections of graphic novels, romance novels, fantasy books and more.

    1. Public Bookshelf: Find romance novels, mysteries and more.
    2. The Internet Book Database of Fiction: This forum features fantasy and graphic novels, anime, J.K. Rowling and more.
    3. Free Online Novels: Here you can find Christian novels, fantasy and graphic novels, adventure books, horror books and more.
    4. Foxglove: This British site has free novels, satire and short stories.
    5. Baen Free Library: Find books by Scott Gier, Keith Laumer and others.
    6. The Road to Romance: This website has books by Patricia Cornwell and other romance novelists.
    7. Get Free Ebooks: This site’s largest collection includes fiction books.
    8. John T. Cullen: Read short stories from John T. Cullen here.
    9. SF and Fantasy Books Online: Books here include Arabian Nights,Aesop’s Fables and more.
    10. Free Novels Online and Free Online Cyber-Books: This list contains mostly fantasy books.

    Foreign Language

    For books in a foreign language like French, Spanish and even Romanian, look here.

    1. Project Laurens Jz Coster: Find Dutch literature here.
    2. ATHENA Textes Francais: Search by author’s name, French books, or books written by other authors but translated into French.
    3. Liber Liber: Download Italian books here. Browse by author, title, or subject.
    4. Biblioteca romaneasca: Find Romanian books on this site.
    5. Bibliolteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes: Look up authors to find a catalog of their available works on this Spanish site.
    6. KEIMENA: This page is entirely in Greek, but if you’re looking for modern Greek literature, this is the place to access books online.
    7. Proyecto Cervantes: Texas A&M’s Proyecto Cervantes has cataloged Cervantes’ work online.
    8. Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum: Access many Latin texts here.
    9. Project Runeberg: Find Scandinavian literature online here.
    10. Italian Women Writers: This site provides information about Italian women authors and features full-text titles too.
    11. Biblioteca Valenciana: Register to use this database of Catalan and Valencian books.
    12. Ketab Farsi: Access literature and publications in Farsi from this site.
    13. Afghanistan Digital Library: Powered by NYU, the Afghanistan Digital Library has works published between 1870 and 1930.
    14. CELT: CELT stands for “the Corpus of Electronic Texts” features important historical literature and documents.
    15. Projekt Gutenberg-DE: This easy-to-use database of German language texts lets you search by genres and author.

    History and Culture

    Refresh your memory of world history, the classics and U.S. history here.

    1. LibriVox: LibriVox has a good selection of historical fiction.
    2. The Perseus Project: Tufts’ Perseus Digital Library features titles from Ancient Rome and Greece, published in English and original languages.
    3. Access Genealogy: Find literature about Native American history, the Scotch-Irish immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries, and more.
    4. Free History Books: This collection features U.S. history books, including works by Paul Jennings, Sarah Morgan Dawson, Josiah Quincy and others.
    5. Most Popular History Books: Free titles include Seven Days and Seven Nights by Alexander Szegedy and Autobiography of a Female Slave by Martha G. Browne.

    Rare Books

    Look for rare books online here.

    1. Questia: Questia has 5,000 books available for free, including rare books and classics.
    2. JR’s Rare Books and Commentary: Check this site for PDF versions of some rare books.

    Arts and Entertainment

    This list features books about celebrities, movies, fashion and more.

    1. Books-On-Line: This large collection includes movie scripts, newer works, cookbooks and more.
    2. Chest of Books: This site has a wide range of free books, including gardening and cooking books, home improvement books, craft and hobby books, art books and more.
    3. Free e-Books: Find titles related to beauty and fashion, games, health, drama and more.
    4. 2020ok: Categories here include art, graphic design, performing arts, ethnic and national, careers, business and a lot more.
    5. Free Art Books: Find artist books and art books in PDF format here.
    6. Free Web design books: OnlineComputerBooks.com directs you to free web design books.
    7. Free Music Books: Find sheet music, lyrics and books about music here.
    8. Free Fashion Books: Costume and fashion books are linked to the Google Books page.

    Mystery

    Here you can find mystery books from Sherlock Holmes to more contemporary authors.

    1. MysteryNet: Read free short mystery stories on this site.
    2. TopMystery.com: Read books by Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, GK Chesterton and other mystery writers here.
    3. Mystery Books: Read books by Sue Grafton and others.

    Poetry

    These poetry sites have works by Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe and others.

    1. The Literature Network: This site features forums, a copy of The King James Bible, and over 3,000 short stories and poems.
    2. Poetry: This list includes “The Raven,” “O Captain! My Captain!” and “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde.”
    3. Poem Hunter: Find free poems, lyrics and quotations on this site.
    4. Famous Poetry Online: Read limericks, love poetry, and poems by Robert Browning, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Lord Byron and others.
    5. Google Poetry: Google Books has a large selection of poetry, fromThe Canterbury Tales to Beowulf to Walt Whitman.
    6. QuotesandPoem.com: Read poems by Maya Angelou, William Blake, Sylvia Plath and more.
    7. CompleteClassics.com: Rudyard Kipling, Allen Ginsberg and Alfred Lord Tennyson are all featured here.
    8. PinkPoem.com: On this site, you can download free poetry ebooks.

    Miscellaneous

    For even more free book sites, check out this list.

    1. Banned Books: Here you can follow links of banned books to their full text online.
    2. World eBook Library: This monstrous collection includes classics, encyclopedias, children’s books and a lot more.
    3. DailyLit: DailyLit has everything from Moby Dick to the more recent phenomenon, Skinny Bitch.
    4. A Celebration of Women Writers: The University of Pennsylvania’s page for women writers includes Newbery winners.
    5. Free Online Novels: These novels are fully online and range from romance to religious fiction to historical fiction.
    6. ManyBooks.net: Download mysteries and other books for your iPhone or eBook reader here.
    7. Authorama: Books here are pulled from Google Books and more. You’ll find history books, novels and more.
    8. Prize-winning books online: Use this directory to connect to full-text copies of Newbery winners, Nobel Prize winners and Pulitzer winners.
     


  4. Free Books: 100 LEGAL sites to download literature.

    luuciifeer:

    The Classics

    Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here.

    1. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.
    2. The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.
    3. Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.
    4. Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.
    5. Classic Book Library: Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.
    6. Classic Reader: Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.
    7. Read Print: From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.
    8. Planet eBook: Download free classic literature titles here, from Dostoevsky to D.H. Lawrence to Joseph Conrad.
    9. The Spectator Project: Montclair State University’s project features full-text, online versions of The Spectator and The Tatler.
    10. Bibliomania: This site has more than 2,000 classic texts, plus study guides and reference books.
    11. Online Library of Literature: Find full and unabridged texts of classic literature, including the Bronte sisters, Mark Twain and more.
    12. Bartleby: Bartleby has much more than just the classics, but its collection of anthologies and other important novels made it famous.
    13. Fiction.us: Fiction.us has a huge selection of novels, including works by Lewis Carroll, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Flaubert, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
    14. Free Classic Literature: Find British authors like Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, plus other authors like Jules Verne, Mark Twain, and more.

    Read More

     

  5. dandeliondustt:

    gradientlair:

    15 good reads/re-reads in 2013. I read fewer books in 2013 (22) than in 2012 (58), but that’s because I definitely wrote 4x the amount in 2013 versus 2012 and read about 3x more articles, essays and papers in 2013 than 2012. These 15 above were good reads though. Some are re-reads because honestly, each time I read a book it’s new. I’m rarely the same person picking it up for the second, third or fourth time. It’s like a familiar destination but how I interpret the terrain changes and the journey is altered a bit.

    Below are links (courtesy of readabookson's blog) to download many of them; the ones I couldn't find I just added an Amazon link though you can check your local Black-owned bookstore as well, if you have one in your area.

    1. In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose by Alice Walker - Alice Walker
    2. The Womanist Reader - Layli Phillips
    3. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and The Politics of Empowerment - Patricia Hill Collins
    4. Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday - Angela Y. Davis 
    5. Sister Outsider - Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde - Audre Lorde
    6. Pedagogy of The Oppressed - Paulo Freire
    7. Are Prisons Obsolete? - Angela Y. Davis
    8. Assata: An Autobiography - Assata Shakur
    9. Black Looks: Race and Representation - bell hooks 
    10. The Cross of the Redemption: Uncollected Writings - James Baldwin
    11. Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender and The New Racism - Patricia Hill Collins 
    12. Sisters of The Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery - bell hooks 
    13. Mom & Me & Mom - Maya Angelou
    14. Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers and Daughters - compilation
    15. The Same River Twice: Honoring The Difficult - Alice Walker

    I have a long reading list planned for next year, (which I will try to pin to Pinterest again like I did for ‘12-‘13), but my list is always longer than I can actually accomplish. I guess that’s what makes it great; the idea that you can never really finish, that it’s about the quality of what you read more than the quantity, it’s about how you apply it, and some things need to be read over a lifetime, again and again, even as ideas continue to evolve and build on previous foundations. 

    Im fucking printing these shits out then jetting from my work. Fuck that place with their pastel khakis.

    Some repeats, but more GSEXy books to download!

     


  6. Free PDF Books on race, gender, sexuality, class, and culture

    flanneryogonner:

    Found from various places online:

    The Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

    Angela Y. Davis - Are Prisons Obsolete?

    Angela Y. Davis - Race, Women, and Class

    The Communist Manifesto - Marx and Engels

    Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

    Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf

    Critical Race Theory: An Introduction by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic

    The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America- Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki

    Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism - bell hooks

    Feminism is for Everybody - bell hooks

    outlaw culture - bell hooks

    Faces at the Bottom of the Well - Derrick Bell

    Sex, Power, and Consent - Anastasia Powell

    I am Your Sister - Audre Lorde

    Patricia Hill Collins - Black Feminist Thought

    Gender Trouble - Judith Butler

    Four books by Frantz Fanon

    Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston

    Medical Apartheid - Harriet Washington

    Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory  - edited by Michael Warner

    Colonialism/Postcolonialism - Ania Loomba

    Discipline and Punish - Michel Foucault

    The Gloria Anzaldua Reader

    Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? by Mark Fisher

    This Bridge Called by Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga & Gloria Anzaldúa

    What is Cultural Studies? - John Storey

    Cultural Theory and Popular Culture - John Storey

    The Disability Studies Reader

    Michel Foucault - Interviews and Other Writings

    Michel Foucault - The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3 

    Michel Foucault - The Archeology of Knowledge

     

    This blog also has a lot more.

    (Sorry they aren’t organized very well.)

    More GSEXy texts. We’re trying to get all of you prepared!

     

  7. heyreadabook:

    PDF- difficult for those without ipad

    A necessity for Intro to GSWS! (depending on your professor)

     

  8. im5-official:

    Ahh yes, The dreaded school. When it comes around we all dread, new teachers, new schedule, some new unfamiliar faces, the MASSIVE amount of homework load, less time on tumblr. Here is another long post with a few sites and others to help you out here!

    College needs:

    Food

    Helpful sites:

    High school needs:

    Mental health resources:

    Misc resources:

    Motivation:

    Music/Sound:

    School resources:

    Stress relief:

    Studying/school help:
    English/History:

    Foreign Languages:

    Geography:

    Math/Science:

    Study Needs:

    TIPS:

    1. Remember that today’s day in age is different from how it was back then. So don’t stress about school too much.High school students today have the anxiety of what a mental patient in the insane asylum had in the 50s. Here’s also a thing to show how times have changed.
    2. Prioritize. List what needs to get done first and when. Sometimes getting the bigger/harder tasks is easier than conquering the smaller/easier tasks.
    3. Set times when certain projects need to be done and stick to that deadline.
    4. Turn your phone off or give it to your parents while doing work/studying. I know that we live in the age of technology and literally everything is at the touch of our fingertips. Honestly though you can wait on what your favorite celebrity has to say or if your crush liked your instagram photo. You’ll be more involved in that than you are into your work.
    5. If you have trouble in a certain subject and there is no assigned seating, take advantage of the front. I guarantee you’ll learn more.
    6. Ask your teacher what exactly you’ll need to know. If you’re taking notes during the year, write in the margins whether or not it will be tested. It will be easier to know what you will be tested on.
    7. Save your exams. Half the time your teachers use the same questions (or questions similar) from your exams on your midterms or finals.
    8. Don’t try to do homework straight afterschool if you can’t, despite what everyone says. Give yourself an hour, and try to get some exercise in. I find it stops me getting bored of sitting down. Not to mention helps me concentrate better.
    9. Don’t just read the material, write it, draw it, recite it, quiz yourself on it! Until you have the material down.
    10. Join clubs, sports, or organizations! You’re guaranteed to find friends in there. You’ll already have common interests. Start with that and go with the flow.
    11. College kids: If you don’t have assigned seating, and you have been sitting in the same seat for 2 weeks. That is you assigned seat now. Don’t move or you’ll screw everyone up and they will hate you.
    12. Color code things, such as your notes. 
    13. Be kind to one another.

    I think that about does it. So yeah:)

    (Source: carasmoosh, via phoeberiots)

     


  9. active-rva:

    active-rva:

    On January 15th, Virginia Commonwealth University is opening a food bank for food-insecure students. According to a brief poll from the beginning of last semester, 57% of VCU students report sometimes going without food due to lack of money. 

    To use the food pantry, you must present your VCU ID card and take a confidential survey. You will be allowed to take sufficient food for two or three weeks, and there is no limit to how many times you may return. 

    This food bank is for VCU students only. For general food pantries and free meal servings, as well as information on free meals for kids and pets, see this resource list. 

    New and returning Virginia Commonwealth University students, staff, and faculty: the food pantry is resuming regular hours next week, on August 27th. Students, staff, and faculty can fill out and form and receive food on Wednedays, from 11am-5pm. 

    For those unaffiliated with VCU, use this resource list

    Please share this information with new students. 

     

  10. scienceyoucanlove:

    anndruyan:

    This is a summary of college only using two pictures; expensive as hell.

    That’s my Sociology “book”. In fact what it is is a piece of paper with codes written on it to allow me to access an electronic version of a book. I was told by my professor that I could not buy any other paperback version, or use another code, so I was left with no option other than buying a piece of paper for over $200. Best part about all this is my professor wrote the books; there’s something hilariously sadistic about that. So I pretty much doled out $200 for a current edition of an online textbook that is no different than an older, paperback edition of the same book for $5; yeah, I checked. My mistake for listening to my professor.

    This is why we download. 

     Alternatives to buying overpriced textbooks

    Textbooknova 

    Reddit

    Bookboon 

    Textbookrevolution 

    GaTech Math Textbooks

    Ebookee 

    Freebookspot 

    Free-ebooks

    Getfreeebooks 

    Hopefully some of you can use this info :)

    Don’t buy textbooks if you don’t have to! ^Alternatives to textbooks.

    Also, at the VCU Library, students can ILL books (or borrow them from your classmates) and scan them into PDFs for free!

    (via mofosluv)

     

  11. Fall classes begin tomorrow. Are you ready? Are you ready? Are you ready?

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  12. vcu-gsex:

    VCU Friendly Bathrooms List

    This list is back and better than ever, thanks to VCU OMSA and yours truly, the VCU Department of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies. 

    A list of single-stall bathrooms on VCU campus that are safer and friendlier to transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming people. If you click on the images, it gets a little larger. Or click here to view a larger, zoomable version of this list.

    For more safer bathrooms near VCU campus or elsewhere, check out refuge restrooms, a bathroom-finder database created by former GSEXer, Teagan Widmer.

    Our bathrooms, here in Crenshaw House are not accessible, but just to let folks know, our bathrooms are open to the public. We have one on the first floor towards the back of the hallway, along with a water fountain, and on the second floor, only accessible by stairs, is a very large single-stall bathroom. Under the sink in our first floor bathroom, there are tampons, sanitary napkins, and condoms free to anyone who needs them. No need to ask us!

    Fall semester starts in 2 days! Are you ready? Here’s the list of friendly bathrooms again!

     

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  14. Clerical Position with GSEX!

    Hi Students!

    GSEX is hiring three federal work-study students this year for the fall and spring semesters! You must have a federal work study award for the 2014-2015 school year, and cannot be employed through another work study job on campus already. This position will pay $8-9.50/hour, 10-20 hours per week. 

    To find the posting and apply, follow the instructions at the link! We are already setting up interviews this week, so make it fast! We would love to have folks who have an understanding of what we do here at GSEX work with us. 

    JOB POSTING LINK!!!

     

  15. What we do here at VCU Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies