A Pre-Med’s Study Essentials

    You’re probably wondering why I made the title of this post so specific as study materials are mostly universal. Okay, maybe I’m just projecting my own thoughts on to yours. Anyway, when I was writing this post I recalled that a few (more like one) of my study must-haves were kind of unique to my field of study (premed, obviously). In other words, I definitely couldn’t see a Pre-Law student absolutely needing the thing(s) I need when I…

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Freshman Year, Semester Two: First Week of Classes

This week has been so crazy! Between buying textbooks, filling up my planner, and working, I have to figure out what works for me…quickly! It’s so weird having 2 “first days” each academic year; meeting new professors, new people, and getting acclimated to new academic settings twice a year is going to take some getting used to. Not to mention, my family had to come save my butt several times this week; thank goodness I go to a school that’s…

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Stress Management

Alright, we really have to talk about mindfulness.  Being a pre-med student is taxing–emotionally, mentally, and physically. I often think that my hard work could some how be in vain, that I’m not “smart” enough to tackle the science/math material, or that self-care practices is not as important as studying the stages of the Calvin Cycle.  With mindfulness, this negativity becomes less invasive. See, I started mindfulness in my UNIV 101 class, I think it was a part of some…

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What To Do With Your Syllabus

Ah, syllabus week; one of the most exciting weeks of college. I like to think of them as the synopses of the painful weeks that lie ahead, which is probably why some people like to ditch them after the first few weeks of classes.  *insert “hmmm” emoji* Here, you’ll find the little tid bits that helped me along the way. Before Class (if it’s available, that is): 1) Print it out 2) Skim through it I wouldn’t worry about jotting…

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