Student Speak

Top five tips and tricks for midterm season

Posted by Sarah Rae on October 23, 2018 at 9:04 AM

Well students, its that time again – midterm season! This time of year can seem hectic and stressful as you are trying to fit in study sessions while still maintaining all of your other responsibilities. Whether you are a first-year student writing midterms for the very first time, or you are an upper-year student who is trying to maintain their GPA for graduate school, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone and there are lots of resources and tips available to help you ace your midterms!

While I know that each student has their own study habits that typically work best for them, I have compiled some tips and suggestions on ways to get the most out of your studying and help reduce stress throughout the examination period. 

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Topics: Academic

how to become a pro at required reading in university

Posted by Kari Clarkson on October 22, 2018 at 2:10 PM

A big difference between classes in high school and university is the amount of reading you’ll likely be required to do.

Typically before a lecture or seminar, you’ll be required to do some (or a lot) of reading to understand the concepts discussed in class.

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Meet our student recruiters

Posted by Kari Clarkson on October 19, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Going to university is a huge decision. Deciding which university is right for you is an even bigger one. That’s where our student recruiters come in!

Their job as is to inform you about everything and anything to do with our university. Our recruiters answer questions about academics, admissions, experiential learning, student life, athletics and residence. They do this by travelling across Ontario and the world, going from school to school and speaking to all of our potential students.

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Why school is still cool later in life

Posted by Kait Nienhuis on October 18, 2018 at 12:03 PM

College was great. I met my husband and made strong friendships. I had engaging teachers and gained a lot of practical experience that I apply to my career and life to this day.

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Introducing Kait Nienhuis, Student Speak Blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on October 17, 2018 at 1:28 PM

Name: Kait Nienhuis

Program of study: Communication and Digital Media studies

Year of study: Fourth year 

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The difference between University Professors and High School Teachers

Posted by Erin Campbell on October 16, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Hey everyone and welcome back to the blog. Today I want to talk to you about professors and teachers. What's the difference? Transitioning from high school to university can be a big change and a big part of this is the way your classes are run. Professors in university are much different than teachers in high school. Keep reading to find out how!

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Topics: Academic

Requirements needed to apply to grad school

Posted by Kari Clarkson on October 11, 2018 at 9:08 AM

Depending on where you’re applying to grad school and what you’re applying for, you’ll need to meet a few requirements.

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How to take notes in a university lecture

Posted by Kari Clarkson on October 9, 2018 at 9:03 AM

Note-taking is a new skill you might have to learn as a university student. Taking notes in your lectures is a great way to help you retain information and your notes will be a great study tool for later in the semester.

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Topics: Academic

How college exams are different from university exams

Posted by Disha Melwani on October 4, 2018 at 9:04 AM

Hi everyone! Welcome to my very first blog. My name is Disha Melwani and I’m very happy to be collaborating as a Student Speak blogger.

I’m a pathways student at our university. This means I previously attended college before transferring to university.  As a media graduate, most of my courses in college were hands-on, which means I didn’t have much theory. In fact, it was more of a practical learning.

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Topics: Academic

Introducing Disha Melwani, Student Speak Blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on October 3, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Name: Disha Melwani

Program of study: Communication & Digital Media - Advanced Entry

Year of study: Third year 

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