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How to Find REAL Primary Sources

Written by    Jun 30, 2019

I’m willing to bet that you’re rolling your eyes just from the title alone. After all, how many times have we all gone over this in high school? These articles are primary sources, those are not, and so on and so forth. To an extent, that knowledge still applies to finding sources for your papers at OSU. The requirements for sources, after all, are completely […]

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The Finals Countdown

Written by    May 24, 2019

As each semester comes to a close at Ohio State, we all go through another repetition of the dreaded finals week. Fortunately for me, I took my last final yesterday, so this very “special” time of the school year has come to an end. As I look back on the events that led up to it, here is what I have noticed: It feels more […]

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Sophomore Year: Class Reviews, Part 2

Written by    Apr 29, 2019

As always, I have a lot to say about Ohio State and the things I’m doing here. This is the second half of my class reviews for sophomore year; go ahead and check out Part 1 to hear how fall semester went, and keep reading for the classes I just finished for the spring! English 4569: Digital Media This class threw me for a loop […]

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Sophomore Year: Class Reviews, Part 1

Written by    Apr 29, 2019

It may be finals week for most people, but I’m at home kicking off my summer! I got lucky and landed a full semester of classes with no final exams. I have a lot of friends that are bitter about that, but to be fair, I did have two final portfolios, three final projects and two final presentations. So I did have finals, just not on […]

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The Value of Studying Social Psychology

Written by    Apr 22, 2019

As a social psychology and personality minor, I chose to take social psychology for one of my minor requirements (Psychology 2367). It was a great class and thoroughly covered the basics of social psychology, all of which was supported by research studies from the past hundred plus years. As a 2367 course, however, this class also fulfilled the general education (GE) requirement for second level […]

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Learning to Strategize and Communicate

Written by    Apr 22, 2019

Strategic Communication Principles with Dr. Olga Kamenchuk (Communication 2231) was probably my favorite class this semester. It was the first course that helped me specifically answer, “What is strategic communication?”  We covered the fundamentals of how marketing, branding, advertising, communication, public relations (PR) and strategy all come together to form integrated marketing communications. We learned about the entire promotional mix, how each part is integrated […]

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Mass Media Research in the School of Communication

Written by    Apr 22, 2019

One of the best things about Ohio State is that it’s big enough for you to pursue anything — or everything — that interests you. This semester I was able to take an independent study course (Communication 4998) and participate in undergraduate research. Each semester the School of Communication emails a document with information from researchers seeking undergraduate assistants. I reached out to multiple faculty […]

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Change of Pace

Written by    Apr 1, 2019

With the end of my freshman year (already) around the corner, I find myself looking back on what I’ve done and how things have changed since coming to Ohio State. One of the most memorable differences between high school life and college life (at least in terms of academics) is that everything happens faster here. A very important thing to remember about Ohio State is […]

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Ohio State’s Special Collections Library

Written by    Feb 25, 2019

Something I love about Ohio State is that no matter how long I’ve been here I’m always finding new things on campus. Today, I got a peek into the school’s special collections, which, as a lover of books and literature, is so freaking cool. They have exclusive and minimally-circulated works collected in the basement of Thompson, in a temperature-controlled room not open to the public—but you can reach […]

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Taking 3-Hour-Long Classes

Written by    Feb 11, 2019

I’ve talked about my schedule before in past blog posts (like this one) and how I prioritize scheduling days off in order to get classwork done and complete work for my job. This semester, I have Mondays off, with only one class on Wednesdays and Fridays. But I could only do this by taking 3 classes that meet once a week. For 3 hours. No, […]

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