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Please study for your midterms

Written by    Apr 4, 2018

About halfway through the semester (or to be more realistic, two weeks in), you’ll come upon the dreaded and aptly named “midterm exams.” Now at this point, you’ll say, “Dude, I got this. I’ve gone to every class so far (I haven’t even skipped ONCE), I get what’s going on in the class (or at least I get the gist of it), and it’s just a […]

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Prioritizing

Written by    Mar 9, 2018

One of the aspects of college life that I’ve struggled with most lately has been prioritizing. By this, I mean deciding what tasks and activities are important enough to actually be included in my daily agenda (because there’s no possible way to fit everything that I want to accomplish into a single day). Lately, homework and sleep have been my priorities; homework for obvious reasons, […]

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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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Academics, Classes, finals, Studying

The College Guide to Juggling

Written by    Nov 27, 2017

Howdy! Alright, so plot twist: I don’t actually know how to juggle–at least not in the literal sense (I’m still getting over the loss of my circus career). But, I do know a thing or two about life juggling.

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Your Midterm Survival Guide

Written by    Oct 25, 2017

Midterms aren’t fun. While some midterms will be more difficult and stressful than others, there are three important and practical tips for conquering any exam that I’ve learned since beginning my courses at Ohio State: 1. Find Where You Study Best For some people, it’s at the desk in the dorm. However, I personally don’t focus very well in my dorm. While the weather was […]

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Top Five Places to Study on Campus

Written by    Sep 22, 2017

Hey there, fellow OSU students!  Do you ever find yourself sitting in your dorm reading a textbook while your neighbor listens to booming rap music?  Or maybe you are stuck with very limited desk space but need lots of room to work on a poster presentation.  With coursework building up and midterm season rapidly approaching, the time that Buckeyes spend studying and doing homework will […]

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You’re a Freshman: Advice to My Sister

Written by    Aug 17, 2017

I can’t believe you’re going to be a freshman starting tomorrow—a lanyard-wearing, large-group-walking, too-loud-talking freshman. I’m kinda worried about how college will change you, but I’m mostly hopeful that it will bring us closer—as in you’ll text me back sometimes and I won’t have to Snapchat you to get you to reply. As you’re saying hello to college, I’m saying my final goodbye. Here are […]

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I Do Really Well in a Really Hard Class

Written by    May 9, 2017

It’s January. To be specific, it’s the first day of school after a long and difficult autumn semester, one which freaked me out so much I dropped all my honors classes except one in exchange for regular classes. I’m in Jennings Hall for a 9 a.m. Math 1172 class. The next class in my calculus series after the one I skated through and disappointed myself in […]

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I learned my lesson

Written by    May 1, 2017

Last semester, the first time I picked up my calculus textbook was six days before the final. All semester, since my lecturer was a little dull, and since it was a class I had already technically taken (Calc 1 and 2), I didn’t feel I needed to study as much. This was a feeling I carried all semester, until seven days before the final when […]

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Best Study Places on Campus

Written by    Apr 4, 2017

Its the final stretch of the year–yay! Whether you still have a few last minute midterms to knock out like I did yesterday (biochemistry and organic chemistry–yuck), a paper or two, or you are getting a big head start on finals season, choosing the right study spots for what you need to get done is essential.

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