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Professors and academic advisers are here to help you succeed

Professors and academic advisers are here to help you succeed

By Katie Powers, Assistant buzz Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

At a school as large as the University, it’s far too easy for students to avoid making connections with their professors and academic advisers. Oftentimes, approaching these people can be intimidating and many students feel like they are better off going unnoticed. That connection might even seem unne...

The best places to study according to your persona

The best places to study according to your persona

By Camille Baer, Features Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

So you think you can be a college student? Well, we know it can be quite daunting to get adjusted to the frenzy of fun, friends and studying. However, let’s make this clear—get great study habits now. And what better way than to find the perfect place to make your dreams of good grades and happy...

Pragmatic advice for surviving lectures

Pragmatic advice for surviving lectures

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

College is often the first time students find themselves in a large lecture hall with a hundred or more similarly sleepy students, with some trying to concentrate on the PowerPoint and others watching Stranger Things on Netflix. Without required attendance or the watchful eye of a high school teacher, i...

Learn to view collaboration as a benefit

Learn to view collaboration as a benefit

By Elizabeth Schindler, Assistant Copy Chief

July 17, 2018


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

You’re sitting in your small, claustrophobic desk, sweat gathering on your palms. This is the class you’ve been worried about the most all semester, and it’s finals week. Your professor just told you he’s about to assign the project that represents the greatest percent of your final grade. Then...

An engineer’s take: There is so much more to college than GPA

An engineer’s take: There is so much more to college than GPA

By Bercham Kamber, Managing Editor for Visuals

July 17, 2018


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Coming to this University will test you in so many aspects. You will face physical tests in the form of hourly exams and sometimes three-hour finals. You'll face mental tests in finding your social group, keeping yourself healthy and about 30 other emotional hurdles. Maintaining your own health and...

Using RSOs to help your future and your present

By Pari Apostolakos, Assistant Features Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Trying to find your place in the University can be, in a word, overwhelming. One of the most helpful ways to adjust to campus life and to find your crowd is through registered student organizations. What many people don’t realize is that, although RSOs can be fun to be a part of University life, the...

Top tips to deal with academic stress (because, midterms)

Top tips to deal with academic stress (because, midterms)

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Being completely stress free would be a dream come true. But let’s face it, everyday we face all kinds of stress in our lives, whether that is from school, work, family or friends. Leaving your home that was familiar to you for most likely the majority of your life and coming to college is def...

Not just GPA: How to leverage your college years to benefit your career

Not just GPA: How to leverage your college years to benefit your career

By Elani Kaufman, buzz assistant editor

August 1, 2017


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

There is this misconception that in order to succeed, you have to have good grades. And while that may be true, future success is not completely determined by a high GPA. The biggest thing you can do now that will help in the future is networking. The term “networking” may seem like a business buzzword, but in ...

Why you should build valuable relationships with faculty

Why you should build valuable relationships with faculty

By Camille Baer, Assistant features editor

August 1, 2017


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

While it may seem daunting to step foot in a lecture with 500 or more students, here are some ways to differentiate yourself as a name among a sea of faces. You may be thinking what difference does knowing your professors make, but putting yourself out there goes a long way with most professors. ...

Bad habits to avoid in class

Bad habits to avoid in class

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

August 1, 2017


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Going into this year as a junior, I have learned a lot from trial and error about how to behave during class. A lot of these things I did personally as a freshman, but started to change as I transitioned to better habits in my sophomore year. As I started to make small changes, I noticed that I did bett...

Get the most out of your class time

Get the most out of your class time

By Berch Kamber, Design editor

August 1, 2017


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

If you’re like me, and your first day of classes was a mess, take a deep breath and read on. When you’re at the University of Illinois, big lectures will most likely rule your daily schedule for the first year or two. Lectures make sense from a numbers standpoint; they teach the highest amount ...

Key questions to ask your academic adviser

Key questions to ask your academic adviser

By Vivienne Henning, Assistant News Editor

August 1, 2017


Filed under Academics, New Student Guide, Special Sections

Coming into college, many freshmen will likely have a flurry of questions. Whether it’s how to balance your academic and social life, how to improve your grades or how to keep on track with your studies, academic advisers are a vital resource for students. It’s important for students to take the t...

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