One of the best things about this semester is that I’m able to have my mornings to myself EVERY day. I’ve never been a morning person, so when I scheduled my classes my thought was that I’d get to sleep in a bit later and not have to dread going to class so much. However, over the summer I had a change of heart. I made it my goal to get better at being a morning person this year and I definitely think it has been worthwhile. Not every morning is perfect, but I enjoy attempting to start my day slowly and peacefully instead of in a crazy rush! Here are my tips to ensuring your morning is both relaxing and productive!

Currently, I’m freaking out because I’m going to take the GRE in one week. I don’t remember being this nervous about the SAT which is weird because they’re almost the same thing. Except I knew I was going to get into college somewhere… I’m not quite sure if I’ll be going to grad school. ANYWAY, that’s beside the point. I really wanted to document my experience applying to grad school so I figured, why not start with something simple? I haven’t taken the test yet so this post isn’t going to be about HOW to study for the GRE but instead more of GRE study essentials and “what you need” to begin the process. Once I take the test (and do well) I’ll feel more comfortable sharing my method with all of you so look out for that in the near future. A GRE prep book. I have a prep book for the GRE that I haven’t used much but it does come with tons and tons of practice problems! I bought the book over the summer because I felt it was best to start somewhere so I decided on a book that looked conducive to my studying style. I prefer… View Post

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Flying Colors Apparel and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own. Even though I don’t attend a crazy sports school, I still love going to games and cheering on my Temple Owls! My high school was small, but I still went to a lot of football games mostly to socialize and hang out with my friends. Whether you’re a huge sports fan or you’re looking to branch out, I have a few reasons why you should attend sporting events in college! You’ll get the full college experience. Even if you chose to attend a small school, going to games can be a ton of fun. While I don’t think it’s necessary for a school to have sports to be considered a “real” college, I think going to games can be a great way to expose yourself to the typical college experience. I looked forward to going to games during my freshman year and I made so many memories at the Temple tailgates! It’s something fun to do. Chances are you don’t have too much going on during a Saturday morning/afternoon or a Friday night. Sometimes going to games is just a great… View Post

I’ve gotten a few requests on a post about how to take notes in college or just how I take notes in general. Learning how to take good notes is an important part of succeeding in college. Fun fact: I utilized these tips when I took notes in high school as well. Note taking in high school and college really isn’t much different (at least it wasn’t for me). If you’re a high school student, I urge to to begin using these tips now in order to prepare yourself for college! I didn’t really have a set way of taking notes until the end of my freshman year of college so I recommend playing around with some of these methods and figuring out what works best for you! Hand write your notes. This is important. Studies have shown that writing down your notes helps you remember the information much better. In addition, paraphrasing what you hear and putting it into your own words allows you to learn and retain the information much better! Figure out an outline. Some students can just write their notes on the page without much distinction between topics or slides. And that’s fine! But I can’t work… View Post

I am currently in the midst of applying to grad school for speech-language pathology. I told you guys in a previous post that I was going to blog my whole journey and I figured that before I dive into the deep stuff, I should probably explain the process for those of you who are new or those of you who are freshmen in the major who just don’t quite know what’s going on (btw, that’s TOTALLY OKAY! There’s so much to learn and know as a CSD undergrad/future SLP). So this post is all about the grad school basics and what to do if you’re considering applying! Grad school is scary. The thought has always terrified me and I’m still not quite over the fact that THIS IS REAL AND I’M ACTUALLY APPLYING. I still haven’t totally narrowed down my schools yet but I have a few solid choices and I’m starting to kind of get really excited? There are a lot of things you have to do in order to prepare yourself for the process so I’m going to share those things right now. I’m hoping to make a separate post on each of these things sometime in the… View Post