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Semester Predictions: Spring 2018 Edition

Written by    Jan 12, 2018

The first week of classes is almost over and I’ve had all of my classes at least once, so I figured now would be a good time to give my predictions for how each of my classes will go this semester. (Yes, these predictions are all based on looking through the syllabus and meeting the professor 1-2 times, but we’ll see how accurate my initial […]

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The pros and cons of giving yourself a schedule with a three-day weekend

Written by    Jan 8, 2018

Whether you’re a future, current or former college student, you’ve probably heard about the elusive no-classes-on-Mondays or no-classes-on-Fridays schedule. How wonderful! you probably think. A three-day weekend every week! Well, I’m here to help you consider all of the facts before you decide whether you want to attempt a three-day-weekend-every-week schedule.

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Why “Honors” is (Definitely) Worth It

Written by    Jan 2, 2018

The nice thing about the high school I went to is that many of us end up being Bucks. This meant that I had quite the list of people to text when I was stressing about random things like which chemistry professor I should try to get and if I really needed certain textbooks. Despite my rather large support network of Buckeye alums, the one […]

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Everybody was Stage Combat Fightin’

Written by    Jan 2, 2018

Last spring, the Ohio State Department of Theatre announced that one of the grad students would teach an advanced movement-based stage combat class, and you can bet I was down for the chance to channel my inner James Bond.

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Review of this Semester’s Classes

Written by    Dec 20, 2017

Now that my final grades are in, fall semester is officially over. So I thought I’d take some time to answer the question every college student is getting asked this winter break: “how were your classes?” (But don’t worry, this blog post will be more than just the word “fine.”)

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Debunking the “Chem 1210 Horror Story”

Written by    Dec 12, 2017

With the final chemistry exam awaiting us at the end of the week, we all sat somewhat anxiously in our final lecture. Some of us were probably hoping for some sort of a “Hail Mary” where the professor would reteach the entire semester. Others were just pushing aside the stress of exams and taking in the exciting fact that we were sitting in our last […]

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Letter To My Favorite Professors

Written by    Dec 11, 2017

I am a little more than halfway through my college career and I’ve taken some time to reflect on the instructors I’ve had throughout my time at Ohio State, so I thought I’d write a letter to my three favorite professors.

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Learning to Study

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

In high school, I learned how to study. Having taken six AP courses my senior year, I had to learn how to effectively use my time to give adequate attention to each of my classes. When I came to college, however, I made a lot of friends who had not had a similar experience. For them, studying was an “occasional” and “maybe if I feel […]

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Academics, Classes, finals, midterms

Finding Your Motivation

Written by    Nov 28, 2017

The hardest part about coming back from break is getting back into the swing of things. It’s especially difficult when you know that there’s only two more weeks to go until fall semester is over, and then you get to sleep in and not think about classes or exams for three whole weeks. That’s a great thought, but before we can get to break, we […]

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College Misconception #3: all classes have 500 people

Written by    Nov 15, 2017

When you watch movies, college is typically portrayed as a bunch of lecture halls with 500 kids in them, where none of the kids talk to each other. It looks like stadium seating, and down at the chalk board is some wise man with glasses and a tie teaching the students while they furiously take notes. I might be an anomaly, but I have yet […]

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