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How to Write Papers (advice from an English major)

Written by    Feb 4, 2019

You know what I don’t have this semester? Exams. I took a full load of English classes this semester: technical writing, literary publishing, digital media composing, poetry, fiction. Not an exam in sight. You know what I do instead? Write papers. And I love writing papers. Every time midterms and finals roll around, I have the same conversation with my friends. They all say they would much […]

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Staying on Task in an Online Class

Written by    Jan 28, 2019

During fall semester, one of the classes I had to take for my major was Communication 1101 (History of Communication). Content wise, it was exactly what I expected it to be. Format wise, it was a completely different experience. COMM 1101 was an online class – no buildings to meet in, no classes to attend, nothing physical at all. On paper, it seemed like the […]

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AU18 Review of Major Classes

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

Three semesters down and four to go! I took 17 credit hours this semester, so it was pretty crazy. I really enjoyed my Communication classes this semester; they helped confirm that strategic communication is the best major for me. COMM 2367—Persuasive Communication with Kristie Sigler I took this class as a major requirement, but there were also a lot of non-comm majors in the class […]

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#Finalsszn Complaints and Study Suggestions

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

I get annoyed during #finalsszn because the libraries are packed. I frequent the library just about every day of the semester — I have my routine; I have my favorite spots; I get in, do homework, get out. So when everyone decides they have to buckle down and study for a few days, I get frustrated that they’re taking up my spots.  It’s like January […]

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You can RESERVE a study room?

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

In today’s edition of Things I Should Have Realized Before Now: you can reserve a study room at any campus library at any time, including finals week. I didn’t know about this until a friend texted me and said she reserved a study room for our friend group during finals week. I’ve always avoided going to the libraries during finals because I know they’re packed, and I […]

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How to Stay Organized and Conquer Busy Weeks

Written by    Dec 3, 2018

The sophomore slump is real. This semester I’m taking 18 credit hours and I’m involved in too many extracurriculars. College is still a blast, but every week this semester I’ve felt like I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off because I’m so busy. Figuring out your own balancing act is an important part of college. Here are some tips to help […]

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How to “do it all” and still get 8 hours of sleep

Written by    Jul 31, 2018

College is overwhelming. There are lots of opportunities that you are encouraged to try, lots of difficult classes that take up much of your personal time, and not as much money in your pocket as you are used to. Trust me, I get it: I am currently a pre-med double major who works two jobs, volunteers each week, studies for the MCAT and serves as president […]

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Where (and where NOT) to study

Written by    May 1, 2018

Alright guys, it’s game time. Finals are coming up (and you’re going to KILL IT). But in order to do well, you need to find the right place to study. Ask any student, and you’ll get the cliche answers: “I like to study at Thompson!” “You should study at the 18th avenue library.” “I prefer using the study rooms in my dorm.” Well, these are […]

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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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