Ohio State Academic Life Questions & Answers

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What are the best study tips for science midterms? Anything from time management to study strategies to supplies needed.

For science classes, I like to draw diagrams to help me visualize the concepts. If you're a visual person, it will help a lot to have a... (more)Read 1 Answer
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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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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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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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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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What are the benefits/drawbacks of declaring a more general major/minor compared to a more specific major/minor?

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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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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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What are some of people's favorite class topics that they have taken so far in college?

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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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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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How do you decide if you should double major or just add a minor? What are the pros and cons of each?

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How did you stay motivated on the weekends?

It's tough but time managing is really important. Set a time aside where you have to do your work so that you can enjoy the rest of the... (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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One of my professors is extremely monotone. How do I make sure I pay attention in class? He tends to drone on and I find myself getting lost.

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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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Which of the following is Not a reason Henry Vlll separated England from the Roman Catholic Church?

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Any advice on how to overcome the mid-semester slump?

Stay on top of your organization. Put everything in a planner or on a calendar, and if you're really struggling to get things done, use a... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are some easy ways to stay organized in college?

My planner is my brain-- I'm almost useless without it. I write down all my deadlines and important events and keep lists of everything I... (more)Read 3 Answers

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