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Understanding the Science of Daily Life

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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What Even is Strategic Communication?

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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Undergraduate Research in Communications? Why Not!

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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Secrets of Thompson Library (Pt. II)

Written by    Apr 15, 2019

This is a continuation in the saga of how to access books from Thompson. How do I navigate the library’s website? Honestly I’m still figuring this out myself. For example, I wanted to read a book by Stephen King because I’ve never read Stephen King before. So I searched the library database by author. However it showed only one book was available … at Newark. […]

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Secrets of Thompson Library (Pt. I)

Written by    Apr 15, 2019

Did you know that you can get a Columbus Metropolitan Library card in less than five minutes without even leaving campus? Neither did I. But you can if you go to the circulation desk on the first floor of Thompson Library (if you’re entering from the East turn left right after you rub William Oxley Thompson’s head). Ask one of the library assistants to help […]

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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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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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