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27 05, 2020

Learn How You Learn Best

By | May 27th, 2020|Categories: How to Student|Comments Off on Learn How You Learn Best

Learn How You Learn Best I remember first experiencing the freedom that comes with being an Unbound student. It was tranformational. I don’t even really mean the freedom of schedule (though I loved that, too), but instead I mean the freedom to learn how I learn best and be creative with my studying. I remember studying for a US History test but actually drowning in dates and facts… so I looked up a history documentary on Netflix and retained way more. I discovered I’d way rather write papers for one of my final courses… outside in the shade with an [...]

19 05, 2020

How to Critique Team Ideas with Tact

By | May 19th, 2020|Categories: How to Adult|Comments Off on How to Critique Team Ideas with Tact

How to Critique Team Ideas with Tact Picture this:  You’re in a meeting with coworkers, fellow volunteers, or friends. The current phase of the meeting could be entitled “brainstorming” and you’re struggling to find a new solution. Someone speaks up with an excited proclamation: “I have an idea!” *enthusiasm ensues* The idea gets explained with more enthusiasm. Meanwhile, as you listen, unfortunately the first thought that comes to your mind is, “No, this is terrible. We cannot do this.” Obviously, you can’t just say this. It would be a big blow to the speaker, and you’d quickly deflate the team’s [...]

12 05, 2020

The Top 5 Non-Academic Things I Learned in Remote College

By | May 12th, 2020|Categories: How to Adult, How to Student|Comments Off on The Top 5 Non-Academic Things I Learned in Remote College

The Top 5 Non-Academic Things I Learned in Remote College When I began my remote college journey, I could feel the weight of other people’s expectations. It felt like every skeptical half-smile was actually someone wondering why I chose an outside-the-box college option and if my education would be up to par when I finished. To be honest, there were times when I wondered the same things. It can be scary to do things differently than the status quo!  But now I am 7 years on the other side of earning my college degree. Looking back, I can see the [...]

5 05, 2020

Easy Recipes to Make Your Day Brighter

By | May 5th, 2020|Categories: How to Adult, How to Student|Comments Off on Easy Recipes to Make Your Day Brighter

Easy Recipes to Make Your Day Brighter Have you been trying new hobbies during quarantine?  I know I’ve been looking for the few things I can do to enjoy life more while I #stayathome. Cooking new recipes allows me to be more creative and prepare for when I can invite friends over for dinner again! I’ve found that food is one of the most important components of building relationships and community. Awkward gatherings where people are standing around, unsure of what to say or do, usually become much more casual and familiar when a meal or snacks are served. When [...]

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