Getting Back on Track During a Busy Semester

I’ve committed a big no-no in blogging: not posting regularly. I tried to stick to the schedule of posting once per week, but I’ve fallen behind. I’m going to work my way up, and start on a once-a-month schedule until the semester is over. Thank you for understanding! My semester got super busy, super quick. It seemed like all of my classes decided to pick up the pace all at once. I had midterms, presentations, and group projects one after the…

16 Things to do in Between Classes

Sometimes you have back, to back, to back, to back classes, just like in high school. However, more often then not, you’ll at least have one day where you have a really long break in between classes. What do you do during this time? Below I share 16 things you can do with the time between classes, with #12 being my favorite! Let me know what you do in between classes! 1. Check your email You need just a few…

6 Things TAs Wish Students Knew: How to get the most out of office hours

You have that big midterm exam worth 30% of your grade. You’ve done the readings, been to class, and yet, your head is still swimming. Seeking advice and clarity, you go to your teaching assistant’s (TA’s) office hours. You spend a half hour talking, but you as soon as you step out of the office, you feel more confused than when you walked in. Sound familiar? This used to happened to me all the time; I felt discouraged and less…

College Advice from Someone who Graduated with a 3.986/4.00 GPA – and Still had a Life!

*** My academic success is a large motivator for why I started All Wavelengths. I want to share my experience and advice for doing well in the classroom while balancing everything else in life! It is possible! This post will scratch the surface of the main things to which I attribute much of my academic success. Let me know your advice for academic success in the comments! I discovered the best study methods for me. I knew that I had…

10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Applying to Colleges

*** The application process is daunting, to say the least, regardless of whether you are still in high school or it’s been years since you stepped foot into a classroom. I applied when I was a junior in high school and I can remember how tough it was to try to fit in applying to colleges while trying to balance school, working part-time, and soccer. To help some other people who may also feel lost, I developed a list of…

Graduate School: Why Potential Advisers Aren’t Responding to your Emails

*** Applying for graduate school is very different than applying for undergrad. Often, you need to have support from 1-2 professors or potential advisors to support your application — even if you’re the most talented individual of the bunch, without a faculty member’s support you might not get accepted. You may have already sent out your emails weeks ago and received no response. Or maybe you’re getting ready to send them out. There could be reasons on your end why…

How to get Strong Letters of Recommendation in College: Even when you’re a freshman

*** You’ve found an amazing summer internship, and you can’t wait to apply.   Resume? Check. Cover letter? Check. Letters of Recommendation? Wait, what?!   I can’t tell you how many times I found amazing internship opportunities but was stopped dead in my tracks after seeing it required letters of recommendation. You probably needed letters of recommendation when applying to college, but it’s not a great idea to ask your high school teacher for a recommendation when you’re in college.…