Let’s face it, university can be hard. Sometimes you blink your eyes and it’s already week 10 and you never caught up on that one course that has been slowly slipping through the cracks all semester. It can be scary knowing you might be about to fail a course—especially if it’s never happened to you before. [Read more…]
It can be stressful trying to decide on a major, let alone what courses to take—trust me, I’ve been there. With so many different ones offered, you’re bound to find one (or hopefully five) you’ll not only like, but love. Here are some top picks from the Dal Student Life Street Team! [Read more…]
When I was in grade 11, I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which means I worry irrationally about anything and everything. While I’ve learned how to cope with my illness and understand how it affects me, it doesn’t make school any easier. And when it comes to exam season, my anxiety can turn an already stressful situation into a nightmare. [Read more…]
No one likes all-nighters. They’re stressful, cause you to rush through your studying or assignments, and make you lose valuable sleep that you need in order to function properly the next day. While sometimes unavoidable, if you plan out your time properly and effectively you won’t have to pull one ever again! Here are a few tips to help you avoid the dreaded all-nighter all together.
Exam season is officially here! Whether you like it or not, it’s time to get your books out and your brains in gear. While exams can be incredibly stressful, if you put your head down and prepare properly you’ll make it through. Here are 8 things you need to know to help you get through one of the most stressful times of the year (so you can enjoy some well-deserved time off). If it’s your first time writing exams at Dal, take note.
So you’re staying put for Study Break. No tropical beaches for you. While there are plenty of great things to do in town during the week, it’s also the perfect opportunity to catch up/get ahead on school and life. Don’t worry, if you plan your week out right, you’ll still have plenty of time to watch Netflix and go out with friends. [Read more…]
Thinking about applying to grad school? It’s a big (and expensive) decision, and one that might feel intimidating. But have no fear, I’m here to hopefully help you make the right decision. Having recently gone through the process of considering (and applying to and now attending) grad school, I’ve learned a thing or two. [Read more…]
If you’re in your final year at Dal, you’re probably excited to finish exams and complete your last assignments. But there’s one small detail you shouldn’t forget about: Graduation. I know it feels far away, but December 1 is the deadline to apply to graduate in May 2019! It may seem like a breeze, but there a few things to keep track of when preparing to graduate. [Read more…]
Thinking about taking some time to study abroad? Take it from me, it’s an incredible experience. My semester in Australia was the highlight of my university career. I did it in my 3rd year, but you can pretty much do it any time. So there’s no time like the present to start preparing. Here are some things to keep in mind before you apply. [Read more…]
Scheduling your time can be hard, and it becomes even harder when school work and studying start taking up all your free hours. Everyone has their own way of keep track of their time—whether it’s writing on that big calendar on your wall or having a pile of colour-coded sticky notes. Personally, I find Google Calendar incredibly handy because I can check it on both my phone and computer. Here are some great features. [Read more…]