Group projects…love ’em or hate ’em, you usually can’t avoid them. Believe me, I’ve tried. Although sometimes group project experiences are great, sometimes the personalities in the group can be a bit overwhelming. Here are 7 of the most common folks you’ll meet in your group, and tips on how to work with them. [Read more…]
If you’re in certain programs, you have no choice but to take classes over the summer (or they may be co-op or clinical placements). But a lot of programs don’t have that requirement, meaning you’re free to choose whether or not to take a summer class or two. So how do you know if you should? [Read more…]
Believe it or not, final exams are going to be here before you know it and now is the time to start preparing. You may not be able to control time, but there are some things you can do to control how you spend it.
Never been to an advising appointment? Not really sure what to expect? We’ve got your back! Here are some things to expect in an advising appointment and some reasons why you should see an advisor. [Read more…]
If you don’t know already, plagiarism is basically copying someone else’s work and passing it off as your own. It doesn’t matter if it’s a sentence, a paragraph, or an entire paper. If you didn’t create it and you use it without properly citing it as someone else’s words, it’s plagiarism. And it’s against the rules. [Read more…]
Maggie MacLellan is a 2nd-year master’s student studying Community Health and Epidemiology. Born and raised in Dartmouth, N.S., Maggie completed her BSc with a major in Psychology at Dal and chose to stay for a second degree. Want to know more about this program? Check out what Maggie has to say about why she chose the Community Health and Epidemiology program and what it’s like to be a grad student.
The first few weeks of class can be super stressful, especially if you aren’t sure if a class or prof is a good fit. While you can’t add any more classes, you can still drop them. But there’s a lot to think about before making a drastic move. Here are some things to consider before you drop any classes. [Read more…]
You’ve chosen your degree, but what’s your major? Some students come to Dal with a major in mind and some don’t. Either is OK! Even students who come with an intended major often change their mind as they discover new areas of interest. Whichever group you’re in, it’s important to start the process early. [Read more…]
Have you already made your resolutions for 2018? Think you can stick to them? It’s harder than it seems (that’s probably why we keep doing them year after year). Never fear, it can actually be done and here are 10 steps to making your resolutions last past January! [Read more…]