This is Sarah Kazmierczak's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Sarah Kazmierczak's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Sarah Kazmierczak
Buffalo, NY
Norwich University Freshman
Recent Activity
Image
Every year, Norwich honors the lives lost in 9/11. We will never forget. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at In Their Words
Image
Every Wednesday, Res Life put on a program for residents. They are completely planned and run by the RA staff. We just had our very first ones in South and Dalrymple! South Hall "Adulting Games" Residents competed in 5 fun events that all related to everyday adult tasks, including laundry and budgeting amongst others. The winners received Tide Pods, body wash, deodorant, and laundry bags! Dalrymple Hall "Say Cheese" Dalrymple Hall put on a photo event. RC Carisa drew a background by hand with the caption "What are your #school goals..." Residents were able to write their goals and take pictures. Here you can see me, RA Tyger, and RA Jie having some fun with it. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at In Their Words
Image
Taken at the top of the Dalrymple Hall stairs, it's clear that Norwich has some amazing sunsets! Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at In Their Words
Image
I am immensely proud of myself for receiving the Cowdrey Award for Expository Writing! My dream in life is to become a writer and this is just one more thing that proves to me that my dream is possible. Maybe the Cowdrey Award for Creative Writing is coming next year? Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at In Their Words
Image
4th Floor of South Hall has boards and door tags ready to go for the new students arriving tomorrow! Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at In Their Words
Image
The Exec Staff training is complete and the new and returning RAs are being trained as we speak! Here's some highlights: Exec Training The exec staff went to the Waterbury Reservoir for stand-up paddle boarding! Staff Photo Day The entire Res Life Staff posed for photos! Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at In Their Words
As a Senior Resident Advisor (SRA), I know how arrival day is for incoming students - from my own experience as a Freshman and from being an RA. Here's a few things to help this stressful day go smoothly: 1. Take Multiple TripsThere's a lot of other people moving in at the same time as you, and that can be stressful. Don't let that rush you along. It's okay to take multiple trips with your cart. You don't want to overpack your cart and have things fall over while pushing it. Also keep in mind that they barely fit through the doors, so don't have things hanging off the edges, or else it won't fit through and everything will start falling off. 2. Make Sure You Have Everything, Even the Little Things There are a lot of little things you might forget while packing, like toothpaste or paper towels. If... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at In Their Words
Image
The 5th Floor RAs of Dalrymple Hall decided to go with a Spongebob theme for May. Even though their boards and door tags will only be up for a month, they were still spot-on! This is my favorite board in the entire building (possibly even all year), located in the South Wing. "When it's finals week and Netflix released 4 new shows...Don't be Patrick" Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at In Their Words
Image
Has Spring finally arrived at NU? These next couple days will be in the low to mid-60s, but after that, we're looking at 40-50s again and lots of rain. Let's hope for more sunshine like today's soon! Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at In Their Words
Image
A lot of students at NU like to leave comedic things on their whiteboards. As an RA, I see them all the time and they make my duty rounds all the more special. Here's a less-than-recent board. These particular residents loved the fact I wanted to share it. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at In Their Words
Image
This guy is a bit of a throwback from the Women's Soccer Team's Senior Night. You just might be able to see him around campus at outdoor sporting events. He's a real love-bug. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at In Their Words
Image
1. Set Goals Having short-term and long-term goals is important in general, but in college it's crucial. For example, if you set the long-term goal of graduating with a 4.0, you automatically know how you have to proceed for the next 4 years. If you have a short-term of passing a test on a unit you didn't understand, then you know you need to set more time aside to study for it. 2. Prioritize Prioritizing goes along with goal-setting. You need to think about what takes more or less time, what you're better or worse at, due dates, and the importance of the task. Once you take all of these things into consideration, you can begin to work on things in a way that is the most efficient for you...Continue Reading... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at In Their Words
Image
April boards and door tags are up a little early this month - punctuality is important. Each board has a different habitat for our theme. Our main board is the Arctic, my sideboard a rainforest and my Co-RA's board is the Savanna. To go with our boards we have sailboat and elephant door tags! Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at In Their Words
1. Don't Wait Until the Last Minute In high school, you can start studying the night before and still get an A. That's rare in college. You want to take into consideration your upcoming schedule and how difficult the material is. The more work you need to get done before the test and the harder the material is, the sooner you should begin to study. Make note of when you think you need to start in your planner or on a calendar. 2. Go Over Your Notes After Class Studies have found that after just 20 minutes, 47% of what you just learned is forgotten. After an entire day, that number increases to 62%. If you continually go over your notes (which should be neatly organized and easily discernable; see my last post), then you're likely to remember more material before your upcoming test date. That means you get to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at In Their Words
1. Choose a system that works best for you In high school, teachers will tell you exactly what supplies they want you to have - whether they want you using a pencil vs. a pen or a notebook vs. a binder. That doesn't happen in college, so it's entirely up to you. Choose whatever organization system you like best. I personally like using 5 subject notebooks with pocket dividers. It keeps my classes organized and all of my information in one place. 2. Use Abbreviations You go through a lot of material really fast, so you don't have time to write down every slide word-for-word, especially while you're also trying to listen to your professor at the same time. Paraphrase sentences and abbreviate words. Here are some of my own examples: Because = b/c Versus = vs Years = yrs Between = btwn Government = govt Background = bg Important... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at In Their Words
Image
In honor of National Science, we put on an event to celebrate. We made lemon volcanoes and balloon rocket cars. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at In Their Words
Image
Our March boards and door tags are up! In honor of his birthday, we decided to go for a Dr. Suess theme... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at In Their Words
As an English major with a Concentration in Creative Writing and a student blogger, you could probably guess that I write A LOT! Well, you're not wrong, so I figure, why not share it with you all if I want to share my work with the world one day. This is the very first piece I wrote for my Creative Writing class with Professor Cox this semester. Our assignment was to write about a memory using the senses. It's gone through countless peer reviews, professor critiques, and my changes. It will soon be on display in the Montpelier for National Poetry Month. Leather Like Him By Sarah Kazmierczak Countless times I recall My father enfolding my hand within his And steering me towards the table, On which he would place four leather shoes. I was always drawn to the most worn match – Rough and ragged, Imperfect and inerrant –... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at In Their Words
Image
There have been a lot of dogs on campus, so I got a little inspired. I've decided to start a new, fairly regular series, similar to my "RA Life" series. As you can tell by the title, it's about the dogs on campus. Enjoy the fluffy cuteness! Disclaimer: Only service dogs are allowed on Norwich campus. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at In Their Words
Image
One of my close friends and fellow RA is in charge of Beaux Arts Ball this year! Put on by the architect majors in AIAS, it is used to raise money for the program. This year, the theme is a carnival, so students will be coming dressed in costumes to match that theme. I'm so excited to support her in this event. She has put so many hours into it, which she doesn't really have (being an Archie), with very little help. She's put so much thought into it - such as the free, good food, the decorations, the games, the prizes, and even the tickets. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at In Their Words
Image
February boards and door tags are up and ready to go! This month, we were going for a kindness and self-love theme. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at In Their Words
Sarah Kazmierczak is now following The Typepad Team
Sep 19, 2016