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How To Study Like A Boss ?

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Hi dear readers,

Today I am going to take you on a little tour of my room. I think the environment of a room plays a vital role in determining the level of success achieved in an indoor activity like studying. Hence, I thought I'd show you some pictures of my room, and explain briefly on why it is the way it is.

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This picture shows you my study desk, chair and other accessories on the desk. Since most of us use laptops all the time, I think it is very important to have a wide desk. Another important thing to keep in mind is that the desk has to be occupied only with the stuffs you need at a particular time. Also, I think it is important to have a comfortable chair that one can't sleep on easily. You can see a paper attached to the wall, which contains the exam dates of all the classes I am taking this semester. This way I can keep track of the dates without relying on the syllabus.

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I also have a tiny desk right beside my chair. On this desk, I keep the stuffs which I may need at some point while I study, but I don't want them to occupy my large desk all the time. Here I keep water, beverages, and in this picture you can see my favorite Pistachios wink

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This picture gives you a wide angle view of my room. I really struggle on concentrating on my book when my room is messy. Hence, I really feel the need to keep my room generally clean and organized. There is a saying: "A healthy mind stays in a healthy body.” I'd like to add a similar one: "A healthy mind stays in a healthy environment." 

And one more thing: It is very important to refrain from using your bed while studying, or you might struggle to fall asleep, and also hurt your back in the long run.  

That's it for today. Rockville photos will be here next week. Take care and keep the feedback coming. 


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I wish I could say what a beautiful day it is, but apparently this weather enjoys making it difficult for me to get out of bed.  Usually, on days like this, I enjoy naps or simply embrace the laziness a rainy day brings. Unfortunately, I had CPR class all the way in Takoma Park campus, so I had to wake up at 6:30 am. (Downtown Sliver Spring is unpredictable with traffic and the street lights got a kick out of turning red whenever I was close to passing them.) Ironic, how I leave an hour early and barely made it to class on time. Maybe I should consider taking the metro?

Aside of my mini dilemma, I wanted to inform students who are either new to Montgomery College or students that need some advice to get more involved this semester.

In high school, my GPA wasn’t the highest and I wasn’t involved in school at all. If anything, my attitude toward school really hindered my experience for getting good grades, extracurricular activates, and overall the idea of school taking me anywhere in life was a doubt in my mind. What my point is education is what you make it. Now, I made it on the deans list and continue to raise my GPA which is now a 3.5. Plus, I am a blogger for Montgomery College (which is an amazing opportunity.)

If you have goals and motivations, but you don’t know where to start, here are a  few things that can “put pep in your step” as I would say,wink

1. Stick with your skills and interests: I am a person who enjoys writing. Get involved in a club that shares similar interests with you. It is important because becoming a part of something that matters to you can change your point of view on your education or even your future career.

2.Noone’s SUPERMAN so take it easy: Never take on too much of anything! One reason is because it’s nice to be able to enjoy what you are doing and rushing around can be exhausting. (Some people enjoy the rush, but make sure you're ready to take on a lot.) Things to consider are:  A. Will I have time for family? B. Will I have some leftover time for “me” time? C. Can I juggle this plus homework? It’s essential to know YOUR LIMITS!

3. Get involved: As a student it’s time to start building a nice resume with many (different) experiences. Students are often unsure what their majors are; also, what kind of career they can see themselves in. Take advantage of all the clubs, internships, and activates a student can become actively involved.

(I’ll do some research and give a list of activities that would suit all kinds of interests.)

Have a great rest of the week and weekend!




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