college · productivity

Handling Academic and Professional Rejection

I don’t know anyone who likes rejection. Accepting rejection can be difficult, and it’s hard not to take a rejection personally. When I get rejected, I think, “What could I have done to to get accepted?” or “What’s wrong with me? Why didn’t they accept me?” One of my biggest problems is comparing myself to… Continue reading Handling Academic and Professional Rejection

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January Media Favorites

This is part 2 of my January favorites posts! Here are my favorite books, movies, TV, and apps of January. Books For more about my 2018 book journey, check out my Goodreads account! The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao This book is heart wrenching and has unforgettable characters. It has elements of magical realism… Continue reading January Media Favorites

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Speaking Up in Class When Your Grade Depends on It

Speaking up in class can be extremely difficult, especially if it's a part of your participation grade. If you go to a small liberal arts college like mine, small classes where all eyes are on you when you make a contribution are commonplace, and the pressure can be immense. Coming up with unique contributions can… Continue reading Speaking Up in Class When Your Grade Depends on It

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Presenting at an Academic Conference Poster Session

When I was a first-year in college, I had barely taken upper division classes, let alone presented at a professional conference! So when I was chosen to be on one of my professors' research teams with the very little experience I had, I was excited but scared. My team and I had a poster session… Continue reading Presenting at an Academic Conference Poster Session

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Ways to Get Ahead for Fall Semester Over Summer Break

Summer—college students spend the whole year looking forward to it, but once it comes around, the heat, humidity, and lack of structure might make summer feel like a drag. The lack of motivation can turn into a spiral of writers' block, laziness, and general malaise. Scrolling through social media and seeing your classmates' beach getaways… Continue reading Ways to Get Ahead for Fall Semester Over Summer Break