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Category: College Life

Elise Gout

Getting Professors To “Like You”

I’m going to start this one off with an anecdote. I was at a fencing meet with my team just the other day, and there was this whole incident in which one of our fencers was fencing a girl from an opposing university (who shall go unnamed). For one reason or another, the referee was refusing to call anything her way; this went on for awhile until, at the end of a frustrating 3-minute period, she lost 4-5. Said fencer form my team then proceeded to be relatively riled up, exclaiming, “I swear that referee is out to get me.”

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Nadira Berman

Start Preparing For Finals Right Now

At first, preparing for finals early can sound like stressful overkill. But if you get organized as soon as possible, you’ll actually be less stressed. Always keep finals in mind, even in the first few months of the semester, and the exams will be a breeze.

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Nadira Berman

How to Annotate Readings Successfully

Unsure how to properly annotate your lengthy textbook readings? I’m here to help. One of the most important functions of annotation is that it allows you to review readings later on by simply skimming.

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Myka Yamasaki

3 Ways to Impress Your Professor

So you’re starting college soon and you’re thinking, how do I impress my professors? Here are a few things college professors are looking for in a good student.

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Elise Gout

Du-bunking the Terror of College Finals

I can finally say I’ve finished my first round of college finals. And to be honest, I went into it thinking I was utterly and completely doomed. I figured, over the course of the two testing weeks, I would lose all sense of self. Pull so many all-nighters that I would pass for a zombie. Cry in the shower as I cracked under the pressure. It is with distinct pleasure that I can affirm none of these things actually happened.

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Dana Sinclair

The 7 Deadly Sins of Studying

Have you ever endlessly studied for a test only to find out that you didn’t pass? We have all been there at one point or another. You study tirelessly and feel confident you know the material, only to not pass. It feels awful, but how do you fix it? First, analyze how your studying!

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Nadira Berman

The Four Worst Mistakes You Can Make While Studying

Now that it’s midterm season at college, everyone is hunkering down and hitting the books. But in order to succeed at studying, there are a few crucial mistakes that everyone must avoid.

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Elise Gout

College Move-in Day: A Personal Synopsis

I’m officially a “college student.” Actually, let me rephrase that: I have moved in and started orientation. Classes will be up and running in no time, though. And as someone who had zero clues, I thought a brief synopsis of my experience could help give those of you yet to leave a better idea of what’s coming.

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Nadira Berman

Motivation To Get You Through The Rest of The Semester

We’ve nearly reached the middle of first semester and I think it’s safe to say most of us are feeling pretty worn out, whether we’re in high school or college. But don’t give up now! This is the time when you should be working hardest. If you’re having trouble motivating yourself, consider the following.

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Nadira Berman

Tips For Surviving College Lecture Classes

Class size can be one of the biggest differences between high school and college. I was always so intimidated when I heard about huge lectures full of hundreds of students. I always wondered how I could possibly learn anything in that type of environment. If you also feel like you may struggle with this typical college class setting, read on for some tips on how to not only survive, but thrive.

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