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Exams

I can’t believe we’re here and I’m writing a blog post called “exams.” It feels just like yesterday when I was writing a blog post called “shopping week.” It’s just kindaaaa scary.

But let’s not worry. Let’s celebrate! We’ve made it this far through the semester, we have May Day to look forward to, and then it’s all about showing off what we’ve learned!

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Last week of classes!

I think we get scared to ask questions the further we get in the year. Because after a semester at college, we’re supposed to know everything now, right??? But my advice is, if you’re in a hole, don’t keep digging (I got this advice from some book I read). Do NOT be afraid to keep asking questions during this last week of classes. Professors want to help and want you to do well. Just make sure that you ask good questions (an underrated skill!) and not ask for answers.

Check out this post for a fun collection of GIFs from last year when there were just two weeks left in the year.

Sleep is good, life is good

I had the craziest beginning of the week, staying up the latest I’ve stayed, and for two consecutive nights, trying to get my labs in on time. It was a pretty miserable time. I got worried, I got stressed, and the littlest things would send me into panic.

But once I got those labs in, I slept very well the next two nights, and my outlook completely switched. I was ready to seize the day, motivated to stay on top of things and focus in class so that I wouldn’t find myself where I was at the beginning of the week.

Remember, a bad day, a bad few days, or even a bad week, doesn’t mean that it’s a bad life <3

How do you take notes?

I have a friend who takes the most beautiful notes in class, and everything you could need is in her 5-subject notebook. Some other classmates may have a notebook per class; some other classmates may have a notebook for their MWF classes and another one for their TTh classes; some other classmates may have one notebook per subject (i.e. they will put the notes for all their computer science classes in one notebook); some other classmates may grab whatever loose sheet of paper they have. And some classmates may not take notes at all.

In grade school, you learn that you should take notes in class. Everyone. No matter what your learning style is. But now that you’re in college, you can do some more critical thinking. Does taking notes help you? Is there a different way of taking notes that could be more effective?

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