Tag Archives: Academics
New Chapters and Habits
August has always felt more like a new start than January. August brings the new school year and a new chapter. As I begin graduate school in just two weeks this new chapter has been anxiety-provoking, to say the least. … Continue reading
A Running Diary of My Thoughts While Reading Academic Journals for Class
(Helpful advice in bold) Okay. I’m done with my internship for the day, I ate dinner, I got this. What time is it now? Wow, 7:00? Huh. Well, how many pages do I have? Okay…so there’s 25 pages, minus three … Continue reading
Presentations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Presentations are pretty nerve-wracking – if not downright terrifying – for most people, but giving a good presentation is a really important skill to have both in academics and in the work place. Continue reading
Gear up for grad school apps!
Since those of us who are undergraduates at the Universities at Shady Grove are within at least a couple years of graduating, a lot of us have the question of what on earth we should do after graduation on our … Continue reading
Giving Thanks at Shady Grove
This Thanksgiving has been a real wake-up call for me personally. This is the busiest time of the year, especially for us students. It’s the end-of-the-semester crunch time: papers, tests, presentations, internship applications and spring semester registration are all in … Continue reading
Participation Grades: Yay or Nay?
We have all experienced it: the silent classroom. The professor directs a question to the entire class, and everyone is sitting in silence hoping that the professor will not resort to the cold-calling method in order to get an answer…. Continue reading
#Winning at Research Papers
We all dread seeing those two words on a class syllabus: Research Paper. For me, the most overwhelming part of writing papers is getting started…which means I avoid starting, which means I end up scrambling to finish the thing a … Continue reading