Tag Archive: essays

Jump-start on Prepping for Exams

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I know you just read that title and exclaimed, “Exams? Prep? Already?” But I checked my calendar and today is exactly three weeks until my first exam. Initially, I thought that sounded very far… Continue reading

Writing Alone Together

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To be honest, I’m not big on group studying. For some people it can be beneficial to think out loud with others and work through ideas together, but I’m not one of those… Continue reading

A Time to Sleep

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When I was a kid, my parents used to have the hardest time trying to put me to bed. I was a night owl. I had an arsenal of tactics that I would… Continue reading

The Perks of Going to a Writing Centre

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I have been to a writing centre for every assignment I’ve had since I began attending U of T. It’s November (a.k.a. essay season) and I have six essays due between now and… Continue reading

Catching Up on Readings

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Now that the storm of mid-term season is done for me and the Fall Break is upon us, my mind turns to my neglected readings and upcoming essays. This year, I had the… Continue reading

The time I slept through all the fun holidays

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My entire blog post can be summed up into this: *makes elaborate plans for Halloween* *realizes Diwali falls on the same weekend* *has to finish all assignments before that weekend* *is overwhelmed with… Continue reading

Being Part of the Academic Community: Critical Reading Seminar

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The way I see it, university is mainly about two things: reading and writing. Obviously this is an oversimplified view of what it means to be a student at University of Toronto, but… Continue reading

How to Approach Professors like a Pro

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Confession time: I used to be deathly afraid of my professors (and teachers). What? I also used to be one of those kids that thought teachers lived at school all the time and… Continue reading

Write Away

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I’ve been writing non-stop all week so I’m typing this blog with sore fingers. I don’t think I’ve ever had so much work to do in such a short amount of time! What’s… Continue reading

How to write a Research Paper

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In a switch from actuarial science to the social sciences, the amount of writing I’ve been required to do has increased, as Api might say in quoting our friend Drake, from “0 to… Continue reading