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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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AU18 Review of Non-Major Classes

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

If you’re a communication major, you should read my previous post. But if you’re curious about other classes, keep reading. HUMNTR 2210—Human Nutrition online with Angela Collene This semester I took my last science class ever, which I am thrilled about. I chose this class because I needed a biological science GE credit, and since I took 17 credit hours, I knew having an online […]

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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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Your Guide to Textbooks

Written by    Nov 17, 2017

So many freshmen make the mistake of overpaying for their textbooks. Here’s how to avoid it: 1. Don’t buy a book you don’t need! Some professors will list their books as “optional,” which usually means you don’t need to purchase them. However, you can also ask other students or check Rate My Professor to find out if the textbook is really necessary. There’s also nothing […]

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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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Hidden Gem Resources

Written by    Apr 5, 2016

You have probably heard about utilizing your resident advisor, checking out books from Thompson Library, and going to the Student Involvement Fair, but how many of the following hidden gem resources have you heard of or used?

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Where to buy and sell your textbooks

Written by    Dec 21, 2015

There is a ritual almost every student must go through when starting a new semester: buying textbooks. While many of us would not hesitate to drop a couple hundred dollars on a new electronic that we’ve been wanting or a couple weeks’ worth of good food, when it comes to buying textbooks we morph into the Grinch and suddenly $50 seems too much for our […]

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