Category - Freshman Year

University of Rochester

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King For A Day ’17
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How an Intro Course Can Give Clarity
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An Ode to Diversified Learning
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A Walk Down Memory Lane: Writing 105
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Why You Should Consider Staying on Campus During Winter Break
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Four Tips for Taking Finals
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First Semester Victories!
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A Semester in Door Tags
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Winter Is Coming… To Rochester
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A Review of the Mandatory Freshman Writing Course

King For A Day ’17

Each year, the University of Rochester honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by observing a day of volunteering: King For A Day. Students from all schools of the University go out into various parts of Rochester to connect with the community. After first hearing about this opportunity, I was quite excited by the prospect of[…]

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How an Intro Course Can Give Clarity

Freshman year of college is a time for a lot of self-discovery—socially, emotionally, and even academically. It takes time to settle in and figure yourself out. The former two are highly complex and well beyond the scope of a blog post, but the academic aspect is something I can hopefully shed a little light on.[…]

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An Ode to Diversified Learning

While the University of Rochester is known for being a science-based school, it is surprisingly full of opportunities to learn and excel in the social sciences and humanities. While I am one for Rochester puns and plugs, (GO, YOU JACKETS!), I am not going to tell you about different aspects of academia at Rochester, but[…]

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A Walk Down Memory Lane: Writing 105

My days as a humanities double-major at the University often do not include more than reading novels and research articles and writing essays about the various readings. Every once in a while, however, I see stuff on social media that catches my interest. This happened in the case of Adit Ganguly’s blog post, “A Review of the Mandatory[…]

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Why You Should Consider Staying on Campus During Winter Break

Fall semester passes you by in a whirlwind of new friendships and ridiculous workloads. Before you know it, in a blink of an eye, it’s finals week and the stress you’ve felt all semester rises gradually for one final, monumental, unparalleled crescendo before the eventual bow. As an international student, it may be impractical to[…]

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Four Tips for Taking Finals

While I took finals before I came to the University of Rochester, college finals are a completely different experience. Here are some general tips to help you prepare well for these types of exams! 1. Take care of your body I have seen many students spend hours upon hours at the library studying the week[…]

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First Semester Victories!

Life is suddenly moving as fast as it ends. Suddenly, the slow and simple high school life we once lived is thrust into a time warp—just as quickly as the summer before your first year of college ends, so does the professor invigilating your final exam declare, “Time’s up!” It seems as if the universe has[…]

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A Semester in Door Tags

As the semester ends, I look back to all the wonderful times and memories I have experienced as a first semester freshman at Rochester. Starting from the very beginning—coming to Rochester, meeting my roommate and all our friends, getting to know my way around classes and college life, in general—it has been an amazing ride![…]

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Winter Is Coming… To Rochester

It’s December, and you know what that means? Winter is here at the University of Rochester! Now, you might ask what’s so special about winter here at the University, and I would say, “A lot of things!” But, to keep this short and sweet, here are three of my favorite things about University of Rochester[…]

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A Review of the Mandatory Freshman Writing Course

Throughout high school, we are often forced to take classes that don’t appeal to our interests and seem unnecessarily taxing. Therefore, most college freshmen (including myself from four months ago) assume that once we get to college, we will be able to take exactly the classes we want without any requirements. While this is true[…]

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