Best supplies to buy before school starts

I’m sure this has been something on everyone’s mind despite the fact that you likely don’t want to think about it. There’s no way to avoid it however and school is starting in a couple of weeks so I figured now was a good time to recommend school supplies. So lets get started!

The first item I recommend are Mr.Pencil mechanical pencils. I used these all of last year and they have lots of variety. The pencils come in 5 different sizes: 0.3, 0.5, 0.7,0.9, and 2.0. This allows you to use these pencils in any situation and they also come with lots of extra lead and a case. I would give these pencils a 5 star rating.

The next back to school product I would recommend would be five star note books. These notebooks are extremely durable, have easy tear pages, and an app that allows you to scan your notes. On top of that the paper is high quality and each notebook has hundreds of pages perfect for any class. I’ve also had a lot of teachers recommend these as well which is a testament to their quality.

Next up I have Mr.Pencil erasers. I know that I just went over their pencils however they also have amazing erasers that are super durable and erase really well. They are also super affordable and they come in a pack of 10. I personally often lose my erasers but with 10 I didn’t have that issue at all last year.

Another product I just have to recommend is the TI84 graphing calculator. This calculator can be used for just about anything from graphing parabolas to square roots. It is definitely pricey for a new one however, I think it is a worth wile purchase as long as you don’t get one every year.

My final recommendation is to buy a high quality binder from amazon because they have all sorts of different types for any purpose. Lots of teachers have different binder preferences which can make it hard to decide which one to get so I get mine from amazon so that I can get any variety that my teachers want.

That’s it for today’s blog I hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you in the next one!

How to prepare for going back to school

I’m sure this something that a lot of you don’t want to think about yet. However school is going to start for most people in a few weeks and there are a few things that I recommend you do. I would start doing these things at least a week before school starts for best results.

The most important thing for me personally is being able to get up early. In California because of a new law that was passed school now starts almost 45 minutes later. This doesn’t really affect me as I have 0 period so I have to get up earlier anyway. Knowing that I have a 0 period I have been waking up at 6:55 am daily to get into the habit of doing so. This way when school starts it wont be nearly as difficult.

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The next thing that I recommend is to start having a more structure routine for your day that’s similar to one you would have in school. Because when you go back to school you can’t just do whatever you want whenever there is structure and order for a reason. Personally I made a schedule that I follow with reminders in my phone so that I don’t forget.

My next tip might not apply to some of you but if you have summer homework you should definitely finish it as you have lots of time. If you already have or don’t have any summer work I recommend reading some books that you find interesting and at least slightly challenging. That way you give yourself something to do that should be at least a little bit educational.

On the topic of education summer workbooks or summer school are 2 great things that will make sure you don’t forget everything you learned. They can even help you get ahead to make next year easier. I used workbooks through middle school during the summer and I also did some academic summer programs. In high school however I am not using workbooks I am just taking extra courses via summer school.

Going to bed on time again might be another habit that you will have to get used to. It’s been pretty hard for me because I was going to bed super late and waking up early. Getting more sleep will improve your mood and how you feel so it is definitely a good idea to try to get to bed on time. I would recommend that you don’t use your phone about 30 minutes before you go to bed and to do at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day.

I’ve also limited the amount of video games that I play as during the school year I only play on the weekends. If I keep playing a lot during the summer I wont want to stop during the school year which can have serious repercussions. However you should definitely still play them as it is a good way to relax.

I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post and I’ll see you next time!

High school Debate

Today’s blog post is also quite unique and different from what I regularly post as I am going to start doing debate at my new high school. Seeing as that is the case I figured I would explain the 2 types of debate my high school offers and compare and contrast them.

Ill start with the type of debate I’ll be doing which is policy debate. In policy debate teams of 2 people advocate for and against a resolution that usually calls for a policy change by the United States Government. It is also called cross examination debate as you can cross examen your opponents claims. Then a judge or judges decide who supported their perspective the best and they are the winners.

After each teams constructive speech period the other team has 3 minutes to question their entire argument. This second speech/set of questions is called a rebuttal. The point of the rebuttal of course is to try and convince the judges that your perspective is correct by finding issues with the other teams argument. The affirmative side has to convince the judge for change and the negative has to convince the judge that the current policy is better than the affirmatives proposed situation.

The other type of debate is called Lincoln Douglas debate. In this type of debate people debate 1 on 1. The formats questions often place heavy emphasis on logic, philosophy, and ethical values. Lincoln Douglas debate is named after the debates between President Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in 1858. Because their debates were about slavery and the morals, values, and logic behind it.

The biggest difference between these 2 types of debate is that in LD debate you make your claim and your opponent makes a claim and a judge simply decides which one they thing is stronger. Whereas in Policy debate you can point out any possible errors in your opponents argument and you can use those errors to your advantage.

I also want to do policy debate because I think being able to actually argue with the other team and having a teammate would be more fun and interesting. Also in LD debate you are simply stating your case and hoping that its better than your opponent’s and in my opinion there’s no actual debating. However this just my opinion and you should pursue whatever type of debate you would like or not at all.

I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post and I’ll be back with another one tomorrow see you then!

My new YouTube series

It’s been a bit since I’ve posted sorry for that I was really busy with summer school finals and projects but now I’m back and ready to upload more blog posts and content which is where the title comes from. As you probably know by now my YouTube channel is mostly gaming focused and recently I’ve been playing a lot of brawl stars. So I’m going to start a series of Brawler and general game guides to help people push certain brawlers and their overall trophies.

I figured this was a good place to announce it, now lets get into the details! My first guide will be on the legendary character Leon as I used to be a leader board Leon player when he first came out and I understand his mechanics extremely well. In these blogs I will include more supplementary information that I may or may not include in my videos. So it will be a good thing to refer back to.

Leon is classified as an assassin whose main purpose is dealing ridiculous damage. He throws 4 blades in approximately a 45 degree arc. Based on the direction you are moving you can either increase or decrease said arc. This makes Leon’s attack more versatile as when you are trying to hit a target with the maximum amount of blades you can constrict your “spray”. Conversely when you are trying to spread out your attack to do something like check bushes you can do that as well.

Another important mechanic that you need to know with Leon is the fact that his blades do less damage the father they travel. The total damage reduction can be as much as 50%. So it is important to try and get as close to a brawler as you can before you start attacking.

Luckily Leon’s super is the perfect ability to help him do that as it makes him completely invisible for 6 seconds. This can allow him to position him self close to enemy brawlers without them even realizing it. However there is one catch if Leon attacks his invisibility will instantly disappear leaving him vulnerable. Also if Leon gets within 3 tiles of an opponent they will be able to see him. If he moves out of that range he will no longer be seen.

The most effective way to use Leon in almost every game mode is to charge his super. It will allow him so much freedom to roam the map and to position himself in such a way that the enemies wont expect. This is honestly the key to using Leon effectively no matter the game mode or situation.

There is one more thing to talk about in terms of his abilities and that is of course Leon’s gadgets. His first gadget is called clone projector and it does exactly what it says. It creates a clone of Leon that has the same amount of hp as you as soon as you use it and it runs to the nearest opponent stays near them until it expires. There are a few downsides to this clone and they are as follows: The clone cannot attack, the clone only runs straight at opponents, and the clone takes twice as much damage. However it does have some upsides: The clone has the same skin as you, it allows you to track opponents even in bushes and it allows you to do some invisible out plays as players wont realize you are invisible and they are fighting a clone until it is too late.

Leon’s second gadget is called lollipop drop. When activated this gadget drops a lollipop that creates an invisibility circle around it. This gadget has 1500 hp and it loses 75 per second which means if it is not damaged it lasts for 20 seconds. However enemies can shoot it and greatly reduce it’s health. This gadget can essentially be used as a temporary bush and it is extremely useful in team game modes. If your team does not have a sandy whose ultimate creates a huge invisibility field this gadget can be used in its place.

The final thing we have to discuss are Leon’s star powers. His first starpower is invisiheal which allows Leon to recover 1000 hp every second that he is invisible. This is by far my favorite start power as it gives his super a defensive quality along with an aggressive one. His second star power, Smoke Trails, Is in my opinion more aggressive. It allows Leon to move 30% faster while he is invisible . Technically this star power could be used to escape but if you are low it will take a while for you to start healing so your enemies could possibly hit you while you are running away. But if you were to use this star power aggressively it would be almost impossible for an enemy brawler to escape from you.

Ill have a guide on my YouTube channel today so I’ll link it right here. Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlNUqQVBxLIbdltHQBdcYg

I hope you guys enjoyed and I’ll see you next time.