Author Archives: heatherchesiyna

Vacation Time!

It is incredible that the semester has ended! Where did time go? The last week of my semester was very intense; it involved a lot of presentations. I was battling with some allergies as well as a cough, but I … Continue reading

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The art of effective class presentation

Presentations are an essential part of graduate school as well as life after school! Most of our future careers may involve presenting in front of parents, schools, clients, governing bodies, institutions, etc. Therefore, presentations in graduate school should not be … Continue reading

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Seeking support from faculty

In my undergraduate studies, I was reluctant to ask for help from my professors. This led to a bit of a struggle at times when I did not understand a concept. I would ask my peers who would often be … Continue reading

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Spring break re-cap

    Right before spring break, my research group had to submit a quantitative analysis of a study. The analysis took a lot of brain power, reading group email threads, staring at the computer, twiddling thumbs and finally- paper submission! … Continue reading

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Secret to adding 1-2 hours in your day!

What if I told you that you could potentially find more hours in your day- not by waking up early or by sleeping late, but by using social media wisely? Sounds intriguing right? I am not a social media junkie; … Continue reading

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Candid read: The truth about spring semester

I like to think that I have a researcher’s brain. I love to investigate, search for facts, statistics and stories to quench my curiosity. This week when I started to feel worn down by the semester, I naturally began to … Continue reading

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Simple tips for a successful group project

Effective group work can be an excellent cooperative learning tool. Team members typically bring different perspectives to a subject and with that, a platform is created to understand a topic better. In my research class, we were recently asked to … Continue reading

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Time to reflect & reset!

  I cannot believe that the semester is ending! I am sure that all of us have learned quite a bit this semester. We can evaluate lessons learned as this is the perfect time of the year to reflect and … Continue reading

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It’s the final countdown…

Yes, I titled my blog after Europe’s 1986 hit song: The Final Countdown. 😊 I had a couple of things due this past week: a presentation, paper, and an online test. I was mentally prepared to tackle them and felt … Continue reading

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7 things I am thankful for!

This is what is probably on your mind right now: cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, pies, stuffing and that good ol’ Thanksgiving turkey! With all these thoughts racing through your mind, I thought of making my post short and sweet. … Continue reading

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