I’ve always been impressed by people who can speak two languages. I feel like if I tried to do it, I’d just forget which words belonged to which language and end up muddling all of them together so that no one could understand me. Even only knowing one language, I sometimes forget which spelling is […]
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Finding the Story
There are a lot of things said about what makes good writing. Short words are better than long ones. Brevity is better than needless complexity. The advice that I think deserves the most attention is that good writing involves a story.
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I don’t always know what to say, so it’s hard when I feel like I should say something, but I don’t feel like I have the perfect words with which to say it. I’m not the person who dominates conversations and doesn’t let anyone else get a word in. At least… I hope I’m not! […]
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My Communication Skills Suck
Whether you’re on Exchange or you’re an International student, it is hard to manage your time and keep up with people at home. I, like many others, am constantly running around, trying to fit in as much sightseeing as possible, still doing university work, and dealing with having a social life, too. My life has […]
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Listening to People
It’s really easy to tell when people aren’t actually listening to someone. It just seems so obvious when people aren’t genuinely listening but are pretending to. From what I’ve seen, it’s just as obvious when someone goes unrecognised in a conversation. When we aren’t really listening, people can tell.
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How Do I Communicate Stuff? Part 2
It’s time to chat about communicating (again)!
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How Do I Communicate Stuff? Part 1
Atoms! Amoeba! E = mc2!
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The strongest and most meaningful relationships in my life are with my female friends. They are the ones I text every day (sometimes, every hour) and share every tiny (occasionally gross) aspect of my life with. I message them ‘good morning’ when I wake up and ‘good night’ before I go to bed. Sometimes those nightly check-ins […]
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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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The Importance of Talking Things Through
I spoke last year about the importance of talking things through during household disputes with your significant other (SO). It got me thinking about communication in general, and how effective talking with friends can be to help improve your mental health. Unloading all of your airs and worries in a discussion with your friends can serve as […]
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