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Category: College Life

Nadira Berman

How To Be Productive While Procrastinating

Everyone procrastinates. Don’t pretend you don’t. Sometimes you really, really, really don’t want to do work, even though you have to. Here are some ways to be somewhat productive, even though you aren’t doing homework.

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Nadira Berman

How To Start Second Semester Off Right

If you start second semester off on the right foot, you’ll be setting yourself up for success in the coming months. Even though it may not seem like it, the first few weeks of the semester are very important. So put in your best effort!

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Nadira Berman

How To Budget In College

For many students, college is the first time that they have so much control over what they spend their money on. We’re buying more of our own meals, instead of eating our parents’ home-cooked food. We can decide which social events we want to spend on. The list goes on and on. Here are my best tips for managing money in college.

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Nadira Berman

Why College Is More Than Just Your Campus

I think it’s so sad when people say they never ventured far off campus for all of freshman year. If you’re in a new place, there’s so much to see and there’s never been a better opportunity to see it. Take advantage while you can because college is only four years.

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Nadira Berman

5 Things I Learned My First Semester At College

My first semester of college is over! Looking back at the past few months, here are some important things I’ve learned.

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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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Elise Gout

If I Could Rewrite My Application Essays Now that I’m in College

It occurred to me, as I was working on a couple academic papers for school, that there’s a lot about my writing process that has substantially changed just in these past few months. And while, of course, a personal statement for a university application is far different from a research paper on [insert any classic Greek text here], there are skills I’ve learned for approaching the latter that can easily carry over.

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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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