If you've ever analysed a novel in school, you probably know that reading a novel for analysis is different from reading a novel for pleasure. Especially as a literature student, you quickly have to get used to the fact that reading a novel isn't the same as reading a novel well. The latter requires much … Continue reading How to Read a Novel Like a Lit Major
Regardless of whether you're studying literature or law, university study involves a lot of reading. Especially as a new student, the amount of reading you're required to do can be quite daunting. Because you simply don’t have the time to re-read every text 10 times, one of the first things you need to learn is … Continue reading Reading Skills: How to Read Efficiently
For most students, Zoom classes are the new normal. While they do admittedly have a lot of advantages--among the chance to work from home (which comes in handy in the middle of a pandemic)--they can also be quite chaotic and stressful. Having attended many Zoom seminars in the past months, I learned quite a lot … Continue reading Study Tips: How to Survive Zoom Classes
We all know it, we've all had it: writer's block. Whether you're a blogger, a student, or an author, everyone has experienced writer’s block at some point. It's when you're staring at a blank page on your computer or notebook and feel unable to produce a single word. Your mind is literally as blank as … Continue reading How to Overcome Writer’s Block
Being a student requires a lot of self-responsibility. Unlike in school, there isn't a teacher who tells you exactly what to do. In university, you’re simply expected to prepare assigned readings, write essays, prepare presentations and study for the next exam. No one’s going to remind you of your next submission date—you need to learn … Continue reading Study Tips: How to Study Effectively
Scientists are trained to invent things. Doctors are trained to save lives. Lawyers are trained to give legal advice. Accountants are trained to prepare financial records. And humanities scholars ... well, what's their role?