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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    I generally say what I'm writing in my head, and if there's two lots of words it messes with me :lol:

    They're so great, aren't they?! :awesome: I have another set that are silver wire scrunched up balls, and another that are paper lanterns

    We have a few 'common room' type areas, so people tend to spread out so it isn't as loud. We also have a silent study mezzanine though that I use in an emergency when people are really hyper and I can't concentrate, that one is really useful
    I have some wooden hearts and stars one, they are so dreamy and relaxing. :daydreaming:

    My college is loud everywhere, it is open plan and it just doesn't feel conducive to working efficiently. :nopity:
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    had to google what a mezzanine is... does it look as google images indicates?!
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Loool no - dyspraxia means all the electrical* impulses go the long way round.

    (My brain finished that message where the asterisk is - the body was playing catch up for the rest)
    Ohh, wow, that must be really annoying!
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    (Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
    I have some wooden hearts and stars one, they are so dreamy and relaxing. :daydreaming:

    My college is loud everywhere, it is open plan and it just doesn't feel conducive to working efficiently. :nopity:
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    had to google what a mezzanine is... does it look as google images indicates?!
    Ooooh they sound lovely :love:

    There's an open plan school near me and it looks like a nightmare :eek2:

    Nah the school is actually lying - it isn't a real mezzanine, but now that they've called it that the name has stuck. It's essentially a loft conversion of the sixth form block, it's got a long thin bit with desks on either side and nice big office chairs (not the ones with wheels), and a computer area
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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    Ohh, wow, that must be really annoying!
    After 17 years you get used to it
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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    Ooooh they sound lovely :love:

    There's an open plan school near me and it looks like a nightmare :eek2:

    Nah the school is actually lying - it isn't a real mezzanine, but now that they've called it that the name has stuck. It's essentially a loft conversion of the sixth form block, it's got a long thin bit with desks on either side and nice big office chairs (not the ones with wheels), and a computer area
    It is an absolute nightmare! You just get people who are messing around and you can't exactly avoid them or escape the noise because, well, open plan. :emo:
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    plus it is really hard to avoid people lol
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    (Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
    It is an absolute nightmare! You just get people who are messing around and you can't exactly avoid them or escape the noise because, well, open plan. :emo:
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    plus it is really hard to avoid people lol
    Haha, is the whole thing open? I don't think I'd be able to cope, I like having individual areas and being in smaller spaces :yes:
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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    Haha, is the whole thing open? I don't think I'd be able to cope, I like having individual areas and being in smaller spaces :yes:
    Kind of, like most of the study spaces are open. I prefer that too, which is unfortunate.

    Have you ever studied the invention of love btw?
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    (Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
    Kind of, like most of the study spaces are open. I prefer that too, which is unfortunate.

    Have you ever studied the invention of love btw?
    Nope, what's it like? :curious:
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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    Nope, what's it like? :curious:
    The most awful text I've ever studied! I mean I think you can get some good themes and quotes from it but it's so dry... I have no idea why we did it in class.
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    (Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
    The most awful text I've ever studied! I mean I think you can get some good themes and quotes from it but it's so dry... I have no idea why we did it in class.
    :rofl:
    I hate studying texts to death in class, I'd find it so much more useful to cover lots of them and do my own analysis rather than spend 4 weeks on one text :emo:
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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    There's a shop near by me that always has a basket of discount ones :love: They're so nice and last for ages
    Yes! What're your favourite ones?
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    Yes! What're your favourite ones?
    Cinnamon stick, Lemon lavender and Spiced orange :woo: yours? :ninja:
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    Cinnamon stick, Lemon lavender and Spiced orange :woo: yours? :ninja:
    Ohh I must try those!

    I like Clean Cotton and Midsummer's Night!
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    Update 13/04/2016

    The first few days back at sixth form have been going well!

    Yesterday:
    Free period: I wrote an essay in timed conditions for Russia (resit) about the aftermath of the October Revolution. I wrote an essay plan using my notes though, so it wasn't entirely exam conditions. However, out of the 45 minutes I would have in the exam it only took me 30 to write 4 sides.
    History: We didn't have a teacher so I did some of my English Language coursework instead.
    English Language: We revised all of the key content for the exams and I surprised myself at how much I knew, which was good!
    English Literature: We did some stuff about symbolism in 'A Streetcar Named Desire'
    Free period: I spent this lesson with my History teacher doing some revision for Russia. She'd marked the essay I'd done in the morning and I got 48/50, which I was really pleased with!!

    Today:
    English Language: We didn't have a teacher so I went over an exemplar essay to see how to improve mine.
    English Literature: We did a bit of work on one of the characters in All My Sons.
    History: As we'd normally be doing coursework with this teacher and we've effectively finished, we got a lesson of independent revision for our American History exam.
    Gen studs: Oh the joys. We did some research on different art styles in each century.
    Free period: I did some more History revision!

    I got new pens?!
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    • I ordered some new pens from Muji after my first one ran out!
    • I ordered a pack of 12 coloured 0.5 gel pens, and a pack of 6 black ones from the Muji website.
    • They are honestly just the best thing and I needed to show you them...!
    Pens!!

    ~Gingerbread~
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    How do you manage to fit so much in! Today has been so unproductive for me (like yesterday), I think I'm finally burning out. :burnout::lol:
    Is A Streetcar Named Desire good? I think I might consider reading it, it seems to be popular and I am curious.

    Are they like regular gel pens? I love felt tip pens for revision, the paper mate flair ones are amazing.
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    (Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
    How do you manage to fit so much in! Today has been so unproductive for me (like yesterday), I think I'm finally burning out. :burnout::lol:
    Is A Streetcar Named Desire good? I think I might consider reading it, it seems to be popular and I am curious.

    Are they like regular gel pens? I love felt tip pens for revision, the paper mate flair ones are amazing.
    That's just lesson time :yes: I actually did nothing tonight after school :emo: take a break if you think you're burning out! :hugs:

    It's really good actually - it gets quite dark quite quickly at the end, but I'd definitely recommend it

    I find that they have a smoother line than a lot of other gel pens, and that they aren't as inky (although you can't highlight them straight away still), they're just really satisfying to write with I use the staedtler felt tips :love:
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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    That's just lesson time :yes: I actually did nothing tonight after school :emo: take a break if you think you're burning out! :hugs:

    It's really good actually - it gets quite dark quite quickly at the end, but I'd definitely recommend it

    I find that they have a smoother line than a lot of other gel pens, and that they aren't as inky (although you can't highlight them straight away still), they're just really satisfying to write with I use the staedtler felt tips :love:
    Do you have every lesson every day? And with the expanse your lessons cover I think you're safe, having done 'nothing'.
    I hate it when I can't highlight something because of the pen I use, it makes me feel conflicted. :dry: Those light/pastel highlighters (think they are Japanese?), the name of which eludes me atm, are so pretty and I really want some. :daydreaming:
    I will definitely read A Streetcar Named Desire then, or at least some of it.
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    Thank you :hugs:I went out shopping and when I got back I tried revising but I was just all over the place. I suppose lessons were kind of productive, in politics we looked at a multiculturalism exam question while covering some of its key principles and in law we looked at how to structure an exam question. (However, I had a slightly different idea of how to structure the question - which I had previously covered in independent revision - and it knocked my confidence a little.) :mute: Then I used some flashcards to test myself on law. I still feel like I didn't meet my target but there is always tomorrow.
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    (Original post by SinsNotTragedies)
    Do you have every lesson every day? And with the expanse your lessons cover I think you're safe, having done 'nothing'.
    I hate it when I can't highlight something because of the pen I use, it makes me feel conflicted. :dry: Those light/pastel highlighters (think they are Japanese?), the name of which eludes me atm, are so pretty and I really want some. :daydreaming:
    I will definitely read A Streetcar Named Desire then, or at least some of it.
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    Thank you :hugs:I went out shopping and when I got back I tried revising but I was just all over the place. I suppose lessons were kind of productive, in politics we looked at a multiculturalism exam question while covering some of its key principles and in law we looked at how to structure an exam question. (However, I had a slightly different idea of how to structure the question - which I had previously covered in independent revision - and it knocked my confidence a little.) :mute: Then I used some flashcards to test myself on law. I still feel like I didn't meet my target but there is always tomorrow.
    Yep, I have every subject and then 2 frees it does give me a lot of lesson time, which is nice

    Mildliners? I have some of those too, they're so pretty :love:

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    you did something thought, which is always good :hugs:
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    Omg every subject every day?! Gingerbread101 you're so lucky.

    Lol yes mildliners I love the grey one (I'm so boring :getmecoat:). Can you only get them on amazon?
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    Thank you for making me feel like I actually didn't waste valuable time, you're so lovely. :bubbles:
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    Also, what music do you like to listen to? I ask this bc I absolutely love music (panic, fob, vampire weekend, marina, trove sivan and lana del rey are my faves :heart:)
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    How many pens do you have altogether? :teehee:
 
 
 
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