Three Easy Changes to Improve Your Essay

Ever feel totally lost/confused/frustrated when attempting to write a paper? Or even worse, when you finally get the graded version back? Although the majority of the time your paper quality depends on the amount of time you’re willing to put into it, a few small adjustments can go a long way. Here are three easy tips and tricks anyone can use from your friendly neighborhood English major: (more…)

My Fave GPA Boosters ~Totally Subjective ~

My favorite GPA boosters down below, you’re welcome! Disclaimer: This post is mainly directed towards Arts students as I feel like I can’t provide proper advice for students outside the faculty but if you stumble upon this post there’s some interfaculty pointers as well that I feel everyone can profit from so don’t leave just yet. (more…)

The Perfect Roommate-ship

Roommates – love ‘em or hate ‘em, we all probably have to deal with them. We’ve all heard horror stories about roommates who are exceedingly messy, who don’t respect your boundaries, ones that keep you up all night or, alternatively, wake you up every morning, or those who you simply can’t get along with. That being said, great roommates are 100% worthwhile and can be such an uplifting experience. Great roomies get to spend time together, cook together, celebrate together etc. while respecting one another as well. I’ve been through it all and one thing I can say for sure is that the roommate(s) you have can often make or break your university experience and that taking a few extra precautions can do more good than harm in the long run. (more…)

Making Cash Alongside Class

Everyone knows how tough it can be to balance school and work life; to find a way to make some extra cash while still making it to class and making academic deadlines. And if you’re like me – an Anglophone in Montreal – then you face the added difficulty of finding part-time, flexible work during school that doesn’t consider your monolingualism an immediate disqualification. Whether you’re in a bind financially, could use some extra cash or just want to finance your Tokyo Thursdays and their $9 cover, here are some ways you can make some money – Anglo or Franco alike: (more…)

Summer Withdrawals & How to Defeat Them

Back to school – we all know the feeling. Whether you spent your entire summer travelling and relaxing, or whether you were slaving away at a job, internship or volunteer position, there’s a certain panic that accompanies the end of summer and the transition back to school life. The chilling expectation of winter weather aside, fall semester can be intimidating in a way that winter semester often isn’t: your brain isn’t functioning like it used to, you’re reading slower, your handwriting is way messier and there is no reading week to look forward to. Fall semester, however, is the best time to get active both on and off campus! Here are some ways to maximize your first few months back: (more…)

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