tips to write college papers 

  • begin with “buckle your seatbelts, motherfuckers, because in eight short pages i am going to learn u a thing that i only learned myself about two hours ago, so sit down, shut up, and enjoy the experience of my 4-am-redbull-induced-self-hatred-fuelled-writing-extravaganza”
  • erase when finished with the paper



When I was teaching I once got a paper that was — well, it was organized, but it had very little supporting evidence quoted, and was laced with profanity throughout. About ten minutes after I set it aside to speak to the student about later, I got a frantic email from them. They explained that they used that format to structure their paper and then wrote the rest of the paper based on this somewhat indecent framework. They’d printed out and turned in their rough draft by mistake, and had attached the real final draft to the email they sent.

I emailed them back saying I understood and would accept their final draft without issue, and once the email was sent I must have laughed for ten minutes straight.

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where do I catch this bus?


where do I catch this bus?

The King thought humans were, well, reasonably sensible, whereas there was an old dwarf proverb which, translated, said, “Any three dwarfs having a sensible conversation will always end up having four points of view.” — Terry Pratchett, Raising Steam (via the-alchemist-guild)

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i hope they change the actor for daario naharis every season for absolutely no reason and with no explanation given

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BBC Radio 1’s Academy Come to the QMU!


We are delighted to announce that from 10th-16th May the QMU will be playing host to BBC Radio 1’s Academy!

Big figures from the world of music, comedy and business will be coming to QMU to deliver masterclasses and Q&A sessions aimed at 16-19 year olds - to name but a few, Emeli Sandé, Rita Ora, Example, Biffy Clyro, Sir Richard Branson and Kevin Bridges!

More information below…

Emeli Sandé, Rita Ora and Sir Richard Branson to take part in   Radio 1’s Academy in Glasgow

The biggest stars from the music and entertainment world including Emeli Sandé, Biffy Clyro, Sir Richard Branson, Rita Ora and Kevin Bridges plus many more will be at Radio 1’s Academy in Glasgow to encourage and inspire young people to take on their futures.

BBC Radio 1 and BBC Learning today announced the details of Radio 1’s Academy which will take place at Queen Margaret Union in Glasgow from Saturday 10th May – Friday 16th May dedicating a week of social action andface-to-faceactivity aimed at 16-19 year olds across Glasgow and beyond.

The Academy will offer over 7,000 free spaces for young people to attend a programme of practical workshops, Q&A sessions, industry master classes and live music gigs and will open its doors in the lead up to the station’s flagship live music event, Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2014.

A host of leading names and special guests from the music and entertainment world, as well as industry professionals and successful individuals will be getting involved in the Academy including:

  • ·         Emeli Sandé
  • ·         Rita Ora
  • ·         Biffy Clyro
  • ·         Sir Richard Branson
  • ·         Kevin Bridges
  • ·         Example
  • ·         Katy B
  • ·         Hudson Mohawke
  • ·         Nina Nesbitt
  • ·         Sharon Rooney from ‘My Mad Fat Diary’
  • ·         Cast members from ‘Waterloo Road’
  • ·         Cast members from ‘In The Flesh’
  • ·         Plus many more to be announced

There will be a vast number of Q&A’s, practical workshops and industry master classes taking place at the Academy including a music and song-writing workshop with Emeli Sandé; a stand-up comedy workshop with Kevin Bridges; a TV acting workshop with cast members from Waterloo Road and a master class panel with Radio 1 DJ Greg James and his team. Big names from Sir Richard Branson to Biffy Clyro will also take part in Q&A sessions answering questions from young people in the audience.

There will be live music at the Academy including a live performance by Rita Ora, and BBC Introducing will host two nights of live music from local upcoming bands.

Radio 1 will broadcast live from the Academy across the week with DJs Fearne Cotton, Scott Mills, Greg James, Charlie Sloth, Huw Stephens and Ally McCrae. They will be at Queen Margaret Union to shine a spotlight on the work of the young people attending.

Other Radio 1 shows to come from the Academy that week include Radio 1’s Dance Anthems with Danny Howard, Radio 1’s Review Show with Edith Bowman, Dan and Phil and The Radio 1 Surgery with Aled and Dr Radha, many of which will be to a live audience.

In addition to this, The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw will broadcast from BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay in Glasgow on Monday 12th May between 6:30am – 10am and Phil Taggart and Alice Levine will do their show from there on Thursday 15th May from 10pm – midnight.

Emeli Sandé said: “I’m really excited to be part of the Radio 1 Academy and this is made even more special as it’s in Glasgow, a city that’s been a huge part of both my life and career. I’m sure it will be a great day working with young music fans on the art of song-writing and I’m looking forward to helping them create something very special!”

Sir Richard Branson said: “It’s a pleasure to have been invited to attend the Radio 1 Academy this year and I’m looking forward to meeting and hearing from some of the young people of Glasgow. It’s a fantastic project and I hope people leave feeling inspired after the day’s talks, workshops and events. It’s the perfect place to share ideas, interests and hopefully pick up some advice along the way.”

Biffy Clyro said: “We’re excited to join the Radio 1 Academy as part of Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow. Hopefully we can pass on some of our experiences with younger fans from Scotland and help inspire the next generation of musicians.”

Example said: “Really excited about coming up to Scotland for Radio 1’s Academy. Some of the most passionate music fans I’ve met live north of the border. I look forward to meeting young people in Glasgow and offering them advice on how I started and advanced my career in the music industry and answering all their questions.”

Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: “I’m delighted that BBC Radio 1’s Learning Academy will be opening its doors in Glasgow and contributing a lasting legacy as part of Radio 1’s Big Weekend. The Queen Margaret Union will provide a unique platform for young people across the city and beyond to gain practical skills and experience across a variety of music, business and entertainment disciplines, and to engage and be inspired by some of the most talented and successful performers and industry leaders of today.”

Tickets for Radio 1’s Academy

Tickets for Radio 1’s Academy are free of charge and will be available from Monday 5th May when the full programme timetable is announced.

Tickets for Q&A sessions and BBC Introducing gigs are available to book from Thursday 24th April from:

Young people living locally in Glasgow and from Scotland or the rest of the UK can apply for tickets online at: or in person from Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QN.

Terms and conditions for booking tickets can be found here:



Take It On

The Academy is part of Take It On which is Radio 1’s commitment to encourage young people to get inspired and get involved to take on their future. The Academy continues the station’s tradition of social action campaigns alongside its annual Radio 1’s Big Weekend festivals.

Special videos and information from the Academy will be posted online at to enable young people from across the UK to be part of the experience and take those vital first steps to build their own future.

For the past two years, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Learning have taken the Academy to the host city of Radio 1’s Big Weekend. In 2013, the Academy was in Derry~Londonderry and in 2012, it took place in Hackney, London. Some of the biggest stars in the music and entertainment industry took part in workshops and master classes including Usher, Plan B, Leona Lewis, The Script and the cast of EastEnders.

Radio 1 in Glasgow

Radio 1’s Academy will open its doors in the lead up to the station’s flagship live music event, Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2014 taking place at Glasgow Green on 24th – 25thMay.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be visiting Glasgow to celebrate the city’s hosting of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and will be produced in partnership with Glasgow City Marketing Bureau. It will be broadcast live on Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra and streamed online and on mobile. It will also be broadcast on BBC Three with highlights from acts across the weekend.

The event is part of the BBC’s year-long contribution to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The BBC is the domestic broadcaster for Glasgow 2014 and, in addition to comprehensive sports coverage during The Games in July and August, the Corporation has also unveiled a wide-ranging package of on-air and off-air output and events throughout 2014.

BBC Learning

The BBC has been committed to education and learning since the first schools broadcast in 1924. Led by BBC Learning, our ambition is to ‘inspire a life full of learning for all our audiences’ working with some of the BBC’s best known programmes and brands to maximise their learning value and exploit the educative potential that exists there. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact:

Kiran Poonia

Publicist, Radio 1 /




no but kids from pureblood families going through embarrassing weaboo phases except they become obsessed with muggle pop culture

5th years carrying around pink razr phones from 2004 and awkwardly inserting “text speak” into daily conversations

11 year olds carrying plush carebears backpacks into transfiguration

everyone of them using outdated muggle slang incorrectly, making all of the muggleborns wince in pain

that is so fucking cute and hilarious

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Religious people came to my friends door and gave her this pamphlet but they got the texts wrong so apparently jesus has no time for you


Religious people came to my friends door and gave her this pamphlet but they got the texts wrong so apparently jesus has no time for you

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this gets funnier every year 


this gets funnier every year 

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