From one introvert to another: I know what it’s like to struggle to break out of your comfort zone and meet new people.

I know what it’s like to move away to college and desperately want to find “your people” but not know where or how to go about it.

I also know the steps that are necessary to take in order to push past your insecurities and find those life-long friendships and new opportunities.

I know because I was forced to learn and take those steps.

They were baby steps, yes. But for me, mentally they were huge hurdles I needed to overcome.

How to Branch Out in College as an Introvert

During college, I learned something valuable that goes against what popular culture often tells you about your time at university.

It’s not so much about “reinventing” or “finding” yourself. Your personality isn’t necessarily going to change at this point; you’re you, and there isn’t a reason to go altering the very fundamentals of who you are.

It’s more about realizing what has and has not worked for you in the past and making a promise to yourself that you’ll try to do better.

For yourself.

Once I realized this, I made a decision. I was going to make note of past behavior that got me nowhere…

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Writing an assignment is a lot of work. Not only do you need to do your research and before you start writing, but you also need to write the damn thing. When you’re finally done, you just want to print it or send it off to your teacher, and not think about it anymore.

Ever felt this way?

But most students forget that writing is just part of the process. Revision is just as important as writing the paper. 

You need not only to revise your content, but you also have to look out for grammar, vocabulary, or punctuation mistakes.

How to Hand in the Best Paper Ever

In my faculty, you can lose up to 30% of your grade for language mistakes!

Thankfully, I have always been good with that sort of thing (and I have grammar and writing classes to help me with that).

So today, I decided not only to share my tips to hand in the best paper ever, but I’m also sharing a wonderful tool that can help you ace your assignments!

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As you know now, I have summer courses. Just as I have the past semester, I’ll have 5 classes, from Monday to Thursday for the next 13 weeks. For a lot of people, summer means fun, sun and friends, but for me it’ll be work, work, work. As I’ve done in the past, I’ll share with you what my first week of the semester looked like and what my classes are! (Read the fall edition and the winter one!

First week of the Summer 2016 Semester View Post

Another semester is over! I just finished my last exam, and I feel so good! I can’t believe it’s already the end. It went by so fast! I’m not to sad to say goodbye to this semester’s classes, ha!

As I’m a in a cooperative program at uni, where I will be alternating internships and classes, I am required to have summer semesters. My internships will only start next winter, but everyone who is a communication major has to take summer classes, in order to finish our degree on time.

Summer 2016 Semester Goals

So I will be going to uni for another semester, starting May 2nd, until the very end of the month of July. I’m not too excited, but some of my classes seem quite interesting, so that’s not too bad. 😉 Thank God I have the entire month of August off from uni though! Once again, I thought the best way to kick off the semester was to set myself some goals for the next 3 months!

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I hate to break it to you, but finals are coming. *starts freaking out*

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Finals

Okay, now let’s take a deep breath, because I got you covered! I have been through five semesters of finals, so I know how it feels to be overwhelmed (and let’s not even talk about what if feels like to be an IB student in a girls’ private high school). I thought I would gather all of my knowledge and experience and prepare this finals survival guide.

Now, you don’t only want to get through your finals but to ace them! And this guide will help you do just that!

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