The Procrastination Files: How to Build a Desk
This is a picture of my new desk. You may notice something unusual about it.
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Should I Get the Flu Shot?
I’m not a huge fan of needles. I know, what an unusual thing to dislike! As a result, I’ve never gone for the flu shot. However, I’ve toughened up a bit since high school, and I’m starting to feel like this may be the year I take the plunge. I decided to look into what […]
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Productivity Tips You Can Do Right Now
It’s the end of semester. While no one has the time or energy to completely reinvent themselves as a student, it’s not too late to make meaningful changes to your study habits. Here are some things you can do right now to help you focus.
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Here We Go Again: The Pre-swotvac Reset
Why does it always feel like exam time is just around the corner? For many students, our major assessments are coming up pretty soon. If you’ve let the semester get away from you, now is the perfect time to reset your study space and move into swotvac with a clear head.
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Back-up Your Work!
You might be familiar with Finagle’s law of dynamic negatives: anything that can go wrong, will. At the worst possible time. As a uni student, this can be better understood as: TurnItIn will go offline, five minutes before the submission deadline. While writing her assignment, three hours before submission, my sister’s laptop decided the time […]
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Let’s Talk About Casual Work
Are you a full-time student? Are you a casual worker? Do you feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the week?
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How to Write Emails
Email is a fantastic, indirect way of getting your life under control. It’s less pressure than a phone call, and gives you time to think through what you’re saying. However, it takes getting used to. Here’s a quick student’s guide to contacting a course coordinator or other uni figure.
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Can You Balance Gaming and Study?
In some ways, being a uni student meshes extremely well with being a gamer. You get access to unmetered internet, which is (sadly) often higher quality than the net I get at home. Many students aren’t at uni nine to five, five days a week, which is a nice change from school!
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How to Offer Support
When your friend is going through a tough time, it can be hard to know what to do. You know you want to help, but what can you say?
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Speak Up! Public Speaking 101
Are you hating life because your course has compulsory oral presentations? The good news is that public speaking skills will always be valuable, and Uni offers a great opportunity to build your ability. Wherever your starting point, here are some tips to keep in mind next time you’re prepping for a presentation.
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