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To Research or Not?

pavlovWhen I first started at McGill I had no intentions of ever wanting to do anything whatsoever involving research. I always had this mental image (or as psychologists like to say “schema”) of what research involved. Sitting in a lab, in front of a computer, just collecting and inputting data. I never stopped to think of all the other stuff which are involved with doing studies.

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Prep-Course Review: MCAT

MCAT PICPrep courses are a huge investment of both time and money but with a multitude of different courses offered by so many different companies, all of which vary in length, depth and practice materials, choosing between them can be be confusing and overwhelming. For the next few posts, I’ll be comparing various prep courses for the MCAT, GMAT, LSAT and GRE. Disclaimer: I’ve never actually taken any of these courses and all of the information I’ll be relaying will be the result of external research and reviews from friends. First up is the MCAT. From what I gather, the two most popular courses are The Princeton Review’s MCAT Ultimate and Kaplan’s MCAT In-Person Prep Course.

The Princeton Review’s 3-month course is approximately $2,499. It’s taught in 2.5-hour sessions, three times per week for a total of 42 classes. In addition to the regular class sessions, the course also includes 20 hours of personalized tutoring. It also comes with 11 full-length practice tests.

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Being Open to Career Changes

Screen-Shot-2015-04-07-at-1.07.33-PMWhen I first came to McGill, I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted to do. When you come to a university that is as prestigious as ours, there is a good amount of pressure on knowing what you want to do right away in order to be the most competitive candidate as soon as possible. The thing is, I don’t think anyone is truly prepared for college until they’re thrown into it. Everything that you plan is always incredibly susceptible to change. What is in your power is your receptivity to those changes.

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Preparing for Medical School: Part 1

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Preparing for any of the graduate and professional schools can be a lot of work. There are the exams, the applications, the essays, and interviews.  So if you’re thinking about pursuing medical school or the like. Fantastic! So am I. This winter break I will be immersing myself in preparation for the MCAT.

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Grappling with Plans for the Future

Tough Decisions Ahead Road SignHeads up: This is not so much advice as it is venting my feelings about the terrifying nature of changing one’s plans! (more…)

Lookin’ Ahead to Grad School

Road-to-2015Hi Guys! So today I want to talk to you all about the scary but necessary thought of looking ahead. I have a lot of friends who are graduating this upcoming May, so, I keep hearing a lot about Grad School. It intrigued me to do some research myself and I’m really glad I did.

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Canadian Law Schools- Part 3

meme-law-schoolHere we are at our final installment of the Canadian Law School series. So far, I’ve gone through the Ontario law schools who attended the McGill Pre-Law Society’s Canadian Law Forum, namely Osgoode, Ottawa and Queen’s. And I also discussed their shared application system, OLSAS. To wrap up the series, I’ll be relaying information provided by the representatives from McGill and the University of British Columbia.

 

 

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Getting Back into the Groove & Overcoming Writer’s Block

bloHaving written numerous articles throughout the past year, inevitably, there comes a time when writers come face-to-face with their worst enemy, writer’s block. Have you ever been plagued with writer’s block or become stuck on an assignment and incapable of moving forward? How do you get rid of writer’s block and back into the motion of producing exceptional work on a regular basis? Returning back to school after a long, sunny and relaxing summer break can be difficult and has also led to us become used to a more lax routine. Settling into our books and focusing can be especially difficult during this time of year. So what exactly can we do to overcome this obstacle?

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Sharing Creative Wealth

crMany would argue that information is the new currency in our day and age. Targeted advertisement and acquiring customer information is very important to many companies and that’s why corporations, advertisers and online forums aim to get so much information out of online audiences. Protecting our privacy online was the topic in my previous blog, but now I would like to shed some light on protecting our online creations and work. As I continue my educational growth here at McGill, I find myself constantly publishing my grad projects and research findings online. I am just beginning to see how important it is to protect and additionally, share my own work with those around me and those in my field. I began pondering, “what goes into the whole process of copyrighting something?”

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Advice About Grad School

gradschoolConsidering Grad School? It can be one of the most challenging and concurrently, rewarding experiences you can ever undergo. For some, grad school is an event that has been planned way ahead of time, and for others it is something you just find yourself falling into in between that period of graduation and finding your career. While everyone has their own reasons for applying and completing a graduate degree, going into the program for the right reasons is a major factor to consider.

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