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Did anyone ever take a writing course (i.e. poetry writing)? Was it worthwhile?

Taking a writing course is required at my university, and I found it very helpful. I really like writing and reading so I really enjoyed... (more)Read 2 Answers
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How do you destress?

Listen to music. Watch Netflix. Read a book. Just go on a random walk through the mall (buying nothing -- deciding what to buy and... (more)Read 8 Answers
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How did you stay motivated on the weekends?

It's tough but time managing is really important. Set a time aside where you have to do your work so that you can enjoy the rest of the... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What things should I consider when deciding if I should pick up a minor or not?

First of all, you want to consider your time commitment. If you pick up the minor, will you still be on track to graduate? Do you have... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I have to make a big presentation for a class and it counts as a big percentage of the grade but I hate public speaking and get super nervous. What can I do to make sure I don't tank my grade in the class by bombing the presentation?

Practice at makes perfect! Just make sure you have your material down and are really comfortable with what you are talking about and feel... (more)Read 5 Answers
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Did you ever have a professor you didn't like? What did you do?

Every student at some point has a professor that they don't like and there's not really much you can do about it. You kind of just have... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Who is the best person to ask to proofread a research paper other than the professor who assigned it?

Someone who has either taken that class before or had that professor before. They will know what is expected of the paper, and they can... (more)Read 1 Answer
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It takes me forever to write essays because I can't focus or I don't know what to say. How can I improve my writing time?

My best advice is to look at your assignment and figure out what exactly you need to accomplish when writing it. Is it a research paper?... (more)Read 4 Answers
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Any advice on how to overcome the mid-semester slump?

Stay on top of your organization. Put everything in a planner or on a calendar, and if you're really struggling to get things done, use a... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How can I space out my studying when I have a lot of exams coming up so that it doesn't become overwhelming?

Don't try to study for all of your exams at once. Take some time to study for one exam for an hour or two, then take a break. You can... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Should I add a signature to my email that includes all of the activities I am involved in on campus and what I study, or should I just go without one?

It does look more official to have an email signature. However, you don't want it to be overwhelming at the end of an email. Put your... (more)Read 4 Answers
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Whenever I try to study, my roommate seems to know and begins to tag me in may memes! While I love them, they are distracting. How can I stop the distractions when I study?

Turn your phone off and keep off of Facebook so you don't even see the notifications. If you don't see them, they can't distract you! (more)Read 1 Answer
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What advice do you have for someone whose parents don't support their college major?

Show them that you are thriving in your major. Work hard so you have great grades to show and get involved with clubs and internships to... (more)Read 3 Answers
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Would you recommend taking morning classes or afternoon classes? I've always been a morning person, but I've heard that it's still better to take afternoon classes.

Like it's been said, it depends on many factors. One that was not mentioned that I have to take into consideration is when I can find... (more)Read 4 Answers
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Is it a good idea to study a second language in college? Is knowing a second language a benefit when applying for jobs?

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For English majors out there -- what do you do when people badmouth your major or tell you you're basically unemployable because of it?

I have a double major of Psychology and English, both of which I receive a lot of backlash for. When people make comments, you just need... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What is one book that you would recommend everyone to read at least once in their life?

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. I read it my senior year in high school and it was one of those books that leaves you changed after you... (more)Read 3 Answers
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What are the best study tips for science midterms? Anything from time management to study strategies to supplies needed.

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What are your best ways to keep from getting distracted when trying to finish a difficult or undesirable task?

My biggest distraction tends to be my phone, so I generally turn it off or hide it away when I'm trying to get something done. I also... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are some easy ways to stay organized in college?

My planner is my brain-- I'm almost useless without it. I write down all my deadlines and important events and keep lists of everything I... (more)Read 3 Answers

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