Tag Archives: Studying

The Study Abroad Arrival Checklist

There are few things more exciting than watching foreign ground peek out from the fluff and fog of clouds as your plane descends. The moment you arrive abroad, you may find yourself either eager to explore and indulge in unabashed tourism or, if your have had a particularly long trip, ready to do nothing but […]

From American College to Scottish University: a Vocabulary Primer

One of the first things any student moving from one side of the Atlantic to the other will encounter is a wave of new academic vocabulary. You may find that some terms make sense and perhaps seem more logical than the terms you were used to, but others are plainly perplexing. Since these seemingly small […]

Unconventional Study Tips

Most of my midterms are done (insert relieved sigh), but I still have a few left. At the moment I am home for spring break, and no exams can dampen my spirits. There isn’t a cinder-block dorm wall in sight, the cat is snoozing in some secluded corner because she hates humankind, and all is […]

Applications Done, Now What?

It is February: you’ve taken the standardized tests, you’ve written the essays, you’ve triple-checked your common application information, and now it is out of your hands. Unless you applied early decision, you are probably waiting for acceptance letters or some word from your college choices. First of all, congratulations on finishing the applications, that is […]

Freshman Survival Guide: Part III Academics

College brings with it a whole new set of academic challenges, but you can be prepared to meet them. The biggest difference between high school and college academic life is certainly independence. In high school, you were legally required to be in school during specific hours everyday, your teachers probably checked every assignment and did […]

SAT and ACT Prep Resources

As I prepare for finals, I can’t help but be reminded of those glowing, golden days I spent studying for the SAT. It is almost enough to bring tears to my eyes. Okay, preparing for the SAT or the ACT really isn’t a warm and fuzzy experience, but it doesn’t have to be terrible. Once […]

SAT or ACT: Choosing the Lesser of Two Evils

The SAT and the ACT: they are basically the same thing, right?…Not quite. Apart from the admissions essay, this is the part of the college application students typically dread most. The whole ordeal is a drudgery, a botheration, a dehumanizing anti-individual nuisance; but they are a necessary evil. What are the differences and how do […]

A Collegiate Thanksgiving

The time has come to put cranberries in absolutely every dish you can think of and to give some extra attention to the best orange foods that never get enough love, pumpkins and sweet potatoes: it is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, apart from being a dream come true for foodies like myself, is also, of course, a […]