So I am graduating in about a week. It's amazing and scary at the same time but it is happening and I wanted to celebrate by cooking up something good to eat. Now, I am a meat eater so I need meat in my meal to make it delicious. So, I opened my freezer and to my dismay, I could only find a frozen piece of unmarked, icy meat waayyyy at the back: Mystery Meat.
Well, I was pretty sure it was not beef and kinda sure it was not fish, which left chicken or pork. I thawed it, sniffed at it,…
A few months ago I was tutoring a group of high school students in Math and English. I helped one girl learn how to do math with fractions. At first she told me she hates math, that it's too hard, and that she can’t do it. We went up to the board and I helped her solve the problem by explaining it a couple of different ways. When she solved it correctly, I said to her, “You just told me that you can’t do…
Pressure from your family can be tough to handle, because they are the people who love you and care for you the most. Naturally, you would want to make them proud of you, and not disappoint them. However, sometimes what your family wants isn’t always the best advice for you.
When family members tell you to go to Harvard and become a lawyer,…Continue
Added by Yusuf Alam on January 31, 2012 at 10:14pm — No Comments
Many students enter college with the prospects of becoming a part of the campus Greek life. We hear about it all the time in movies, TV shows, commercials, etc. about the many fun and integrating experiences that a sorority or a fraternity can offer. These groups are said to create close bonds, friendships, and networking opportunities that enrich the college experience. When you enter a typical college campus, you will see many Greek banners, stands, or posters adorning the walls which…Continue
Added by Thompson Ly on January 8, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments
As you get older, you will have more responsibilities and more work to do, but unfortunately I don't think anyone will find a way to give you more time. That means that you'll have to get good at managing the time that you have. A couple of things that work well for me are: creating a routine and sticking to a schedule.
A routine and a schedule are two different…Continue
Universities aren't just look for an amazing GPA when they're looking at your application. Now you're probably thinking, I spend all my time studying to get great grades and now I have to do more?! I'm sure you've all heard that extracurricular activities are important for university admission. Admissions officers want to see that you are a well-rounded student, that you are capable of doing more than just school work. So then the question becomes, what kinds of stuff am I supposed to be…Continue
Added by Pardis Khosravi on June 7, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments
It's finals season for some people and getting real close to finals season for others! I go to UC Berkeley and we're on a semester system (instead of quarters) so it is finals week this week. I just took one final, two more left!
Everyone knows finals can be really stressful. Having to remember an entire course worth of material for each class, plus every exam is in the same week!? Sounds impossible right? But we've all done it and we know we can get through it. Doesn't make…Continue
Added by Pardis Khosravi on May 9, 2011 at 1:51pm — No Comments
Choosing classes in college can be both exciting and daunting. Especially if you go to a large university, the seemingly endless amount of course offerings can make it difficult to figure out what to take and what to major in.
I encourage you to read through the course catalog for your school and see what departments and classes are offered, even if you know what you want to major in. Especially in your first couple years, it can be fun to take classes that aren't related to…Continue
Added by Pardis Khosravi on April 4, 2011 at 1:58pm — No Comments
One of the hardest parts of the transition from high school to college is the difference in how classes are structured. In high school, every class gives you homework that are usually assignments to turn in. It helps hold you accountable for keeping up with class and the reading. In college, professors don't do that- they assign reading and expect you to keep up with the material. There will be no assignments to turn in for most classes. Your grade is determined by exams (midterms and the…Continue
Added by Pardis Khosravi on March 7, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
As I'm sure most of you have heard, extracurricular activities are extremely important when applying to college. It shows that you have interests and passions outside of schoolwork and that you are a well-rounded individual. But sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what you want to be involved in. If you are interested in helping out your community in a variety of ways or getting an inside look at how in local government works, I strongly recommend you look into joining your city's…Continue