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Category: College Life

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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Nadira Berman

Four Reasons To Study a Foreign Language

Whether or not you have a foreign language requirement to fulfill, learning a language is a useful and important skill. Here are four reasons why.

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Nadira Berman

What The College Tour Guide Doesn’t Tell You About UPenn

While college tours can be helpful, there’s a lot of information that the tour guides have to leave out. So I’m here to give you a real student’s perspective. Here’s what the tour and info session won’t teach you about the University of Pennsylvania.

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Elise Gout

Start 2016 Off Right With Academic Reflection

Now that we have survived the first couple of weeks of January, you might be thinking towards some of your 2016 goals. Make it to the gym more. Spend time with the family. Pick up meditation. The possibilities are endless, and you might as well try out everything that excites you.

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Nadira Berman

How To Have The Best 2016

A new year means a fresh start! No matter what happened in 2015, there are tons of ways to make 2016 amazing. If you’ll be applying to colleges soon, follow the tips below to have a fun and productive year.

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Nadira Berman

PSA to First Semester Seniors: Be Unique

First semester senior year is full of stress and pressure. It’s hard to figure out how you’ll present yourself to colleges because you need to make yourself sound like an impressive applicant.

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Nadira Berman

How To Stay In The Holiday Spirit While Studying For Finals

Remember back in elementary school when December meant cutting out paper snowflakes in class and exchanging Christmas cookies? Those were good times. Unfortunately, when you’re a teenager, December usually just means studying for finals. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the season! Here are some ways of getting in the holiday spirit, even when your main focus is your grades.

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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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