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1. Fashion. I “dress up” to study. When I choose to wear a button up as opposed to wearing a hoodie, I find myself a lot more productive. It’s in hoodies that I usually laze around. So my attire helps put me in ‘get things done’ mode.
2. Location. I started studying on desks in the library. You are surrounded by others studying. Harder to nap on a desk in your non-hoodie outfit with super studious students around you.
3. Create schedules. Set time for EVERYTHING. How much time are you spending in the shower? Eating? Are your breaks longer than your actual study sessions? Be honest then get it right!
4. Be nourished. Eat. If a car can’t run on empty, neither can you (if that made no sense, you know what I mean then.)
5. Sleep. Nap AND sleep. Little naps throughout the day will help you get through. Most importantly, be well rested so you can actually retain information you’ve studied.
I have a theory about the pronunciation of Wednesday.
Surely, anyone in the English-speaking world would know better than to foolishly phonetically pronounce “Wed-nes-day.” Somehow, with the little time I had to breathe today, I was able to ponder about this phenomenon.
Are you ready?
Perhaps it’s Wens-day because this day makes us ask: “Wens this Day going to end so that this week can be over, too?”
… Don’t judge me, it’s Wednesday.
Maybe like the people who decided to silently skip out on the middle of the word, we, too, have gotten their spirit of wanting to silently skip out on the middle of the week. But let’s be real, we can’t enjoy Friday as much knowing we just had a break two days before!
With that, I’m going to just push you to keep going for the rest of your life so that you can enjoy and really be proud of your accomplished self! Nothing new here, just the good ol’ push from the Academic Success Office. The truth isn’t going to change: Work now, party later.
Have a good Wed-nes-day, y’all!
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You ever space out sometimes and end up skipping a big chunk of the lecture on your notes so that when major tests come around and you finally decide to look over your notes, you realize how there’s just a lack of continuity and, hmm, I don’t know, logic?
Google rocks for having Google Docs. (Copyright… Just in case.)
You see, Google Docs allows two parties (that have spaced out during class) to put together all their notes onto one accessible document. Not only can they chat and discuss important matters (or vent to one another about how this midterm is going to be the end of them), but they can also type simultaneously! I don’t know about you, but that’s a very efficient way of creating study guides.
This works best especially for exams that consist only of short answer questions and essays (I’m pretty sure that’s 95% of your classes here.) You’re able to narrow down your thoughts, no fluff needed for those 7 sentences that you need to qualify as a solid answer — and best of all, you’ll be able to fill in the blanks that your mind decided to leave blank in the first place!
After all, in the words of Boys Like Girls, two is better than one.
There’s really nothing left to say about Google Docs other than it is the next best thing to Redbox. Easy to set up, to edit, to print, and most importantly to study.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, the course registration process can be a nightmare! This session is designed to help students design plans for registering, become familiar with the registration process, help reduce the added stress that surfaces during this time.