Hunter Academic Life Questions & Answers

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

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

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With so many distractions, how do I set goals and stick to them during my freshman year?

Talk to an academic coach within the first couple weeks of school. They'll help you set goals and they'll be like an accountability... (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 can I space out my studying when I have a lot of exams coming up so that it doesn't become overwhelming?

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Would you recommend taking summer classes? Is it possible to juggle a summer job with classes?

When I take summer school, I always choose a class that's online. I find that professors are much more lenient, and then I can have the... (more)Read 2 Answers
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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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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 can I do to increase my GPA during my senior year if it is below the actual GPA I'd hoped to have at this point?

At this point, you need to make sure you ACE the classes you're currently in. If you're looking to get into graduate school and your GPA... (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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What are the best study tips for science midterms? Anything from time management to study strategies to supplies needed.

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I am drowning in papers. How do I make sure I get everything done and make sure that I write everything to the best of my ability? Do people have any organizational strategies?

Make a list of deadlines and work backwards. If you know you can write some of the papers in a day or two, versus some of them needing... (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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