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23 06, 2020

The Difference Between Academics and Learning

By | June 23rd, 2020|Categories: How to Adult, How to Student|Comments Off on The Difference Between Academics and Learning

The Difference Between Academics and Learning I always rushed through school. As a kid, I’d calculate the rate of textbook chapters completion I needed to maintain to finish in April instead of May. I worked straight through any optional breaks so I would finish at noon instead of mid-afternoon. School seemed like a necessary evil. It was something I knew I had to do to be successful, but it seemed so pointless all at the same time. “Real life” had nothing to do with Earth Science, English Literature or Algebra. “Real life” was about solving problems and getting things done. [...]

9 06, 2020

Why You Should Try On Your Major

By | June 9th, 2020|Categories: How to Find Your Purpose/Passion, How to Student|Comments Off on Why You Should Try On Your Major

Why You Should Try On Your Major I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with my life when I started college, but I was sure I didn’t want to get a business degree. “Business is what everyone does, and I’m not planning to have a career. Why would I do that?” I thought to myself. (Spoiler Alert: I have a Business Administration degree with a focus in Project Management.) So, how did I get from majoring in Religion since it seemed most practical for me to graduating with something as specific as Project Management? Easy. I figured out [...]

2 06, 2020

What I Wish I Knew As An Online STEM Major

By | June 2nd, 2020|Categories: How to Student|Comments Off on What I Wish I Knew As An Online STEM Major

What I Wish I Knew As An Online STEM Major When I decided that I wanted to be a 'scientist' when I grew up, I had very little knowledge of what it would take to get there. Sure, I loved every science class I could get my hands on in high school. Sure, I pushed myself to go places in math. I even went for that Introduction to Computer Science high school course, wondering why on earth everyone was talking about how the ability to draw red lines and blue dots with Java would be so impactful for my future. [...]

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 [...]

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