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i [heart] my major: history and film

i [heart] my major: history and film

This is the seventh post in That Girl Magazine’s I [heart] my Major series! Do you have deep and unreasonable affection for your chosen course of study? Would you like to encourage younger folks to follow in your fantastic footsteps? Contact That Girl Magazine using my contact form, or contact me on facebook. Freshman fall, I was a film(…)

i [heart] my major: journalism

i [heart] my major: journalism

This is the sixth post in That Girl Magazine’s revived I [heart] my Major series! Do you have deep and unreasonable affection for your chosen course of study? Would you like to encourage younger folks to follow in your fantastic footsteps? Contact That Girl Magazine using my contact form, or contact me on facebook. I became a journalism major(…)

four reasons the septanote is the best planner for college students

four reasons the septanote is the best planner for college students

True story: Last year, I got a time coach. Her name is Pat and she helps me get my shit together (because I am so disorganized that it’s incredible I’ve actually survived on earth this long without accidentally starving to death because I forgot to buy food). The very first thing she told me to(…)

dear incoming freshmen

dear incoming freshmen

Welcome to Brown, y’all. You’ve officially walked through the Van Wickle gates and you’re a college kid now. You’re slightly nervous and you’re highly intimidated by all the cool seniors (e.g. yours truly), but you seem to be having a good time so far. Wish you had a little more knowledge? Here are some things(…)

pros and cons of taking summer classes

pros and cons of taking summer classes

Pros: Learning is cool! I’m only being a little bit sarcastic. I’ve been taking summer classes since the eighth grade. I was a weirdo kid who went away to nerd camp every summer to spend 8 hours in class every day while my contemporaries did stuff like play sports. That’s why, today, I’m such a supergenius(…)

ask that girl: college admissions advice

ask that girl: college admissions advice

Hi, I’m Sarah, I’m 16 and I live in the UK. I’m looking to go to an American university. I’ve just officially finished year 11 (so GSCE’s) and I start my A-Levels next year. I came across your blog and was wondering if you could give me any advice on applying to university (i know(…)

standardized testing is dumb so let’s give everyone extra time

standardized testing is dumb so let’s give everyone extra time

Photo Credit: albertogp123 via Compfight cc So I was doing research for something else and I stumbled upon this article from 2007 about standardized testing and extra time and I feel so ugh about it. These kids, man. Whatever happened to solidarity? Pretty much every student quoted says something like “My parents are willing to pay(…)