Rutgers Academic Life Questions & Answers

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What's the best way to organize your Midterm study schedule? Has anything in particular worked for you in the past?

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How can you find out whether or not a minor is right for you?

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My professor allows three un-excused absences without punishment for the semester. If I'm stressed with other work, should I use these absences or do you think it will indirectly affect my grade?

It won't impact your grade, as these are three, allowed absences. However, it's always a good rule of thumb to save these as long as you... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How did you stay motivated on the weekends?

I like to make a to-do list for everything that I want to get done over the weekend, and from there I like to make a rough schedule of... (more)Read 2 Answers
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How do you destress?

Listen to music. Watch Netflix. Read a book. Just go on a random walk through the mall (buying nothing -- deciding what to buy and... (more)Read 8 Answers
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If you've taken an online course, what was your experience like? Did you find it easier or more difficult to stay focused and on-track, compared to a traditional class?

I loved online courses, but I'm also a very organized individual. I found it a little more difficult to stay on track (just because you... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are the best study tips for science midterms? Anything from time management to study strategies to supplies needed.

I like to make flashcards when I'm studying, especially for exams that require a lot of memorization. Between making them and going... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I have to make a big presentation for a class and it counts as a big percentage of the grade but I hate public speaking and get super nervous. What can I do to make sure I don't tank my grade in the class by bombing the presentation?

Practice at makes perfect! Just make sure you have your material down and are really comfortable with what you are talking about and feel... (more)Read 5 Answers
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How can I stay focused during class later in the day when I'm feeling tired?

Consider going to sleep earlier so you feel less tired throughout the day, having some coffee on days when you have a long class... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What advice do you have for someone whose parents don't support their college major?

Show them that you are thriving in your major. Work hard so you have great grades to show and get involved with clubs and internships to... (more)Read 3 Answers
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It takes me forever to write essays because I can't focus or I don't know what to say. How can I improve my writing time?

My best advice is to look at your assignment and figure out what exactly you need to accomplish when writing it. Is it a research paper?... (more)Read 4 Answers
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I need to take extra classes to finish my double-major; what are some strategies to make the extra work more manageable?

Don't procrastinate! When you've got a heavy class load, it's imperative you stay on top of the reading and assignments as they're... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Whenever I try to study, my roommate seems to know and begins to tag me in may memes! While I love them, they are distracting. How can I stop the distractions when I study?

Turn your phone off and keep off of Facebook so you don't even see the notifications. If you don't see them, they can't distract you! (more)Read 1 Answer
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Should I add a signature to my email that includes all of the activities I am involved in on campus and what I study, or should I just go without one?

It does look more official to have an email signature. However, you don't want it to be overwhelming at the end of an email. Put your... (more)Read 4 Answers
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Is it a good idea to study a second language in college? Is knowing a second language a benefit when applying for jobs?

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Did you ever have a professor you didn't like? What did you do?

Every student at some point has a professor that they don't like and there's not really much you can do about it. You kind of just have... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Would you recommend taking morning classes or afternoon classes? I've always been a morning person, but I've heard that it's still better to take afternoon classes.

Like it's been said, it depends on many factors. One that was not mentioned that I have to take into consideration is when I can find... (more)Read 4 Answers
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What are the benefits/drawbacks of declaring a more general major/minor compared to a more specific major/minor?

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Did anyone ever take a writing course (i.e. poetry writing)? Was it worthwhile?

Taking a writing course is required at my university, and I found it very helpful. I really like writing and reading so I really enjoyed... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What is one book that you would recommend everyone to read at least once in their life?

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. I read it my senior year in high school and it was one of those books that leaves you changed after you... (more)Read 3 Answers

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