Ohio University Academic Life Questions & Answers

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Who is the best person to ask to proofread a research paper other than the professor who assigned it?

Someone who has either taken that class before or had that professor before. They will know what is expected of the paper, and they can... (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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What things should I consider when deciding if I should pick up a minor or not?

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How can I space out my studying when I have a lot of exams coming up so that it doesn't become overwhelming?

Don't try to study for all of your exams at once. Take some time to study for one exam for an hour or two, then take a break. You can... (more)Read 1 Answer
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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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Any advice on how to overcome the mid-semester slump?

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What advice do you have for someone whose parents don't support their college major?

My advice would be to stay strong and use their lack of acceptance as motivation to have complete success. I am a senior now, and my dad... (more)Read 2 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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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?

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For English majors out there -- what do you do when people badmouth your major or tell you you're basically unemployable because of it?

I have a double major of Psychology and English, both of which I receive a lot of backlash for. When people make comments, you just need... (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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What are your best ways to keep from getting distracted when trying to finish a difficult or undesirable task?

My biggest distraction tends to be my phone, so I generally turn it off or hide it away when I'm trying to get something done. I also... (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 best study tips for science midterms? Anything from time management to study strategies to supplies needed.

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I'm feeling overwhelmed and I wish I knew where to go to find help. Is there such a thing as an "academic coach" on college campuses?

Yes! Most universities have academic advisers, who are normally there to help you with academic planning, scheduling, enrollment issues... (more)Read 1 Answer
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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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What are the benefits/drawbacks of declaring a more general major/minor compared to a more specific major/minor?

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What are your typical job duties as a graduate or undergraduate student research assistant?

Undergraduate research positions are usually the "grunt work." Especially if you're in a lab full of mostly graduate students. Take this... (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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