Category - Freshman Year

University of Rochester

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The EcoRep Sustainability Life
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Big Public School vs. Small Private School
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5 Things To Do Before Coming To College
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Freshman Housing and Meeting My Roommate
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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

The EcoRep Sustainability Life

After reading the above title, you may wonder, “What’s an EcoRep?” We are a group of enthusiastic freshmen who work toward promoting a sustainable lifestyle in the residence halls. As an EcoRep, I’ve had so many amazing experiences, both with my residents and with my fellow EcoReps, that I can’t even count all of them![…]

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Big Public School vs. Small Private School

Last month I had an opportunity to visit some of my friends at a large, public school in Illinois, where I’m from. As I walked through its multiple quads, I was taken aback by just how much larger it was compared to the University of Rochester. When I asked my friends how they could possibly[…]

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5 Things To Do Before Coming To College

To all those who recently got their acceptance letters, congratulations! You might be wondering, “What do I do now that I’ve been accepted to the most awesome university ever?” No worries, my friends, we have all been there. To help you spend your time wisely before college, I have some awesome (and hopefully helpful) suggestions[…]

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Freshman Housing and Meeting My Roommate

Before coming to Rochester, one of my primary worries was living in a dorm with a roommate for the first time. Before college, I had never shared a room. I didn’t know how I was going to interact with someone I didn’t know very well or how we would get used to each other’s (weird)[…]

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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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