Best Studying Tips | The SECOND Day of Blogmas!

On the second day of Blogmas, Leeann’s blog gave to me: the best study tips…

As I’ve struggled through studying and paper writing, I’ve hoped and prayed for some solution to my agony and dismay. “Please,” I say to anyone who passes by, “tell me how to stop this!” My friends and fellow students pat me on the back then go into their finals sob stories of two finals in one day and a project with a group that won’t meet.

I needed a hero, and it came in the form of this article from my dearest mom. It lists “scientifically proven” methods to success during study week, and while it had quite a few suggestions I already knew it also gave me the proof that I was making the right decisions (I’ve never had an all-nighter and I plan to keep that streak; this article told me why that’s a good thing). Continue reading

5 College Posts You Need to Read

If you’re anything like me, you’re in the midst of crazy college stress and are wondering how the heck you got into this mess. (Or maybe that’s just me :)). Today I wanted to share with you a few posts I’ve found on the World Wide Web about surviving the four years that is college:

5 College Posts You Need to Read | Scribbling in the Margins blog

  • 5 Things I Wish I Knew: Planning Ahead in College– Some really great tips that apply even if you’re already in college.
  • Anything at My College Advice– I’ve mentioned her before, but Katie has posts on about every question or topic you would ever want to know more about.
  • How to Plan for a Busy Week {college students}– a great post for when you have those super crazy weeks. For those of you who have crazy weeks every week, stay tuned to next year. Hopefully I will have figured that out myself by then!
  • You know, I have some pretty great posts too… ;)
  • A Love Letter to College Freshmen– This was posted right at the beginning of my freshman year of college, when I was scared, stressed, and desperately homesick. My mom emailed it to me and I liked it so much I taped it up on my wall that year. If you read any of these, it should be this one. If you want to see more of these types of letters, check out More Love Letters’ Dear College campaign.

What are your favorite college posts?


Below the Line:

  • Better late than never, right?
  • History presentation: accomplished
  • I went home this weekend for my dad’s homemade beef stew and some family time. It was great to get away from DePauw for a little bit and hang out with my family. Plus, I happened to make it to our neighborhood farmer’s market. That means tamale time!


College Organization Tips (+ My School Supplies!)

The college blog posts continue with an exciting ORGANIZATION POST! If that doesn’t push you to the edge of your seat, how about a peek at my very own school supplies? :)

I just want to start by saying organization is a very personal thing. I know people who throw caution to the wind (I mean, they don’t use a PLANNER) and somehow wind up getting everything done on time. I know people with flash-card obsessions and detailed, color-coded notes as pretty as they are useful. I am somewhere in-between.

You know where you fit on the spectrum. I encourage you to take these suggestions and make them work for your personal organization style (or lack thereof :)).

Without further ado: the tips

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5 Tips for the Best Fall Semester Ever

5 Tips for the Best Fall Semester

Fall semester is my favorite semester now, but freshmen year it was nothing but stress, stress, and homesickness. Being prepared for what’s going to come is a huge help, and I recommend finding out what life will be like at your particular college (your college’s website and other blogs will help with this).

But fall semester can also be a ton of fun and more of a learning experience than a stressful one. Here are the five best things you can do to make your first fall semester awesome:

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