Preparing for An Essay Exam or Final Paper

Preparing for An Essay Exam or Final Paper

 

Exams are rough. No way around it. That’s their point, to make sure you understand the material you spent the semester working on. But what happens to those who have essays for finals? Most standard methods of studying like flash cards and memorization isn’t something that you utilize for essay exams. So what do you do? Well, as a former English major, I’ve got you covered.

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What to Do When You Move into a New Apartment

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With my recent moving on my mind, I figured it would be the perfect time to do a write-up about what to do when you first move into an apartment. It’s usually a bit of a mess when you’re moving, so making things easier or having a guide on things can make it significantly easier. I’m going to list things you should do, things I’ve forgotten to do, and some of the essentials for a new apartment.

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Step-by-Step Self Care Guide

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Self care is something that’s become a very popular term recently. When most people think of self care they think of a spa day, pampering yourself, or a full on vacation-esque day. But anyone who’s had days where they just feel like they can’t go on knows the truth about self care. Sometimes self care is sometimes the hardest thing to do, and it might take all day, but it has to be done.

As someone who has anxiety and depression, I’ve had my fair share of days where waking up was even a problem. I could have used some sort of push to have some self care. Sometimes self care isn’t always the most glamorous thing to do, but what needs to be done

Hopefully you won’t need this, but if you do here is my self care guide.

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How to Spend Valentine’s Day with an Introvert

How to Spend Valentine's Day with an Introvert

Does a night in watching a movie sound so much better than going out on the town? Do you get overwhelmed after hanging out with your friends for too long? How about needing a day or two to recoup from said outing? You’re probably an introvert.

With Valentine’s Day labeled as the holiday of love, most people think of grandiose gestures such as having a large teddy bear or bouquet of flowers sent to your lover’s office, making a bid deal about going out to dinner, and of course, the romantic restaurant proposal. Sound like too much for you? Yeah, me too.

If you or your partner are an introvert it might mess with that narrative. So here is my advice on spending Valentine’s Day with an introvert.

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How to Live Through Flu Season (Without Getting the Flu)

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Flu season is upon us, and with all these different strains of the flu running around recently, it’s best to keep a more pro-active approach if you’re worried about getting sick. College is a cesspool of germs and creates a great environment to grow and infect. There’s hundreds of people squished together, worried more about where they’re going, and what they’re doing than whether the guy next to them is coughing or sniffling a bit more than usual.

Same for work environments. Offices are a great way to spread germs. Ever have a bug go around the office? Same concept. Warm environments with multiple hosts make germs very happy.

But what if you want to kick the flu and general sickness in the ass this season? Well, I’ve come up with some tips that I use (I’m prone to getting sick) to help you stay on top of your health.

**Disclaimer: Anything short of living in a bubble presents a risk of falling ill. Following these steps might decrease your chances but does not claim to prevent sickness overall.

 

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8 Things to Remember When Creating Your Resume

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Creating your resume is hard work if  you want to do it right. Having the best resume you can have will up your chances for landing interviews and eventually jobs, and with the way jobs are becoming harder to find, especially as a new graduate or in entry-level positions. According to a study on EPI.com, 

In March 2015, the overall unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, and the unemployment rate of workers under age 25, at 12.3 percent, was 2.2 times as high…the Class of 2015 will join a sizable backlog of unemployed college graduates from the last six graduating classes (the classes of 2009–2014) in a difficult job market.

That’s not good no matter which way you look at it, and with so many other people competing for jobs, you’re going to need to have a top notch resume to help you along.

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: Review

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: Review

 

One of my “resolutions” for the new year is to read more. Yeah, that’s a common one, but I’m not the best with resolutions. I wanted the books I read to be interesting and potentially helpful in my life. As a 28 year old with no idea where to even begin life, this book stood out to me. It’s become wildly popular and definitely blew up my social media in the beginnings of January.

 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

LMSS Rating: 4 stars

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Things I Want to Do Before 30

Things I Want to Do Before 30

 

I have about 1.5 years until I hit the big 3-0. It’s a big thing for me. It signifies that you’re really an adult. You’re no longer college aged, you’re not considered a “kid” by most people’s standards, and most people I know are married, getting married, and/or have a kid or two.

Before I hit this milestone in my life, I have a few things I’d like to do. I’m pretty bad at getting outside of my comfort zone, so I want to spend this remaining time expanding my horizons.

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