Archives For December 2016

As the semester ends and I sit at my desk spending countless hours studying for exams I am thinking about how thankful I am to have an awesome roommate to come back to after classes everyday. Abbie is my biggest supporter everyday. No matter how stressed or upset I am she always manages to cheer me up. From the beginning of the semester she has had my back every day, dancing to Christmas music with me in the mornings to wake ourselves up and always having chocolate bars and sour patch kids ready when I need them the most. The entire semester has been like one long sleepover with my best friend. If I am running late to class and forget a book that I need I always have someone to call who will help me out. When I am preparing for a really hard exam I have someone who will stay up all night and study with me. Best of all, I have a roommate that is always as excited as me to have a grilled cheese date. Not sure how I would have survived the semester without you Ab, thanks for everything.

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Holiday Pops

December 13, 2016 — Leave a comment

As part of the Student Alumni Society on campus, I get to volunteer for different alumni events. The Alumni office arranges different events that us students help to staff throughout the semester. This semester I was able to take part in the Holiday Pops event at Symphony Hall. After helping to get all of the alumni their tickets and get to the event, myself and the other volunteers were able to enjoy the concert as well. This was one of the most fun volunteer experiences I have taken part in. Seeing the Boston Pops was amazing and a lot more fun than I expected. The event really got me excited for Christmas and it was great to volunteer with other students that I probably would not have known if it wasn’t for the alumni society. I would recommend this event to anyone who will be in the Boston are during Christmas time and for students on campus to get involved in volunteer activities.

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Something I learned this semester: school is a lot harder than I thought it would be. While I may only be a sophomore, my workload this semester was pretty intense and I came to the realization that it was going to take a lot more work and effort to get the grades I wanted to get. That being said, I worked hard to study for my exams and get all of my homeworks, projects, and papers in on time. There were many days that I spent studying material that I just could not seem to understand no matter how much I looked at my notes.

A friend of mine recommended going to the Center for Academic Excellence and making an appointment with a tutor to help me in the class. I really did not want to do this. I felt like getting tutored would make me look dumb for not understanding what was going on in class. But I really didn’t understand. I make an appointment with a tutor and it was much better than expected. He helped me with my homework and clarified everything that I felt my professor did not explain well. By taking an hour out of my week, I significantly improved my understanding of the material and my grade in the class. Being tutored was not a humiliating experience at all. Instead I felt a lot better about the course and my tutor was super nice and helpful. So, something more important I learned this semester is to take advantage of help that people are offering because it can make a huge difference.