We hear for years growing up that college will be the best four years of our lives. We watch movies that glamorize Greek life, partying, drinking, and make us think college is all fun. People barely even study in those movies, so how hard can it be? By the time we’re seniors in high school, the questions never stop coming: Where are you going? What are you majoring in? Where is that? Where did you apply? Are you excited? And of course the declarative statement: These will be the best years of your life. No doubt college is fun, there’s freedom that you don’t get in high school and a sense of adventure at every turn. The first time I realized I could go out to a movie at midnight and no one would tell me no or set a curfew turned into a wild night.
Then there’s what people don’t tell you. I just finished my first year in college, and now that finals are behind me I have some time to be able to sit down and reflect and, for the first time in months, simply do nothing. View Post
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.
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.
Once I realized this, I made a decision. I was going to make note of past behavior that got me nowhere…
…and I wasn’t going to do it again at college. View Post
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.
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!
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!)
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.
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!