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Trying to make plans about the next semester a next summer break can be tedious. There is a variety of options that can fit into your mind as potential ideas. Thus, the option you pick has to be beneficial and something you would like to work on. A job, an internship, a summer course, or just vacation can be the possible activities you want to be doing during the break. You should know that there is not a right or wrong option. The one you pick will be beneficial in different aspects. Even only relaxing during the break can help you in your academic performance. Resting can prepare your mind for next semester and get recover lost time to sleep during the semester. Remember to take into account that you have to know what you need for your future, and then pick the option that will satisfy such a need... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2020 at In Their Words
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There is nothing better than finding the right place for studying. In order to understand a difficult topic in your classes, it is necessary to analyze it in detail. And if you want to analyze something carefully, you better find the right place to do it. The library is a peaceful place at Norwich that can keep you concentrated on your material with no distraction. It is only a matter of finding a table and a chair where inspiration will come to you. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2020 at In Their Words
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Taking a look to what you have done until now can create motivation. When solving some problems, for instance, it is a good idea to track the solutions you came up with and feel of yourself. If you do not get motivation for yourself, maybe no one is going to do it for you. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2020 at In Their Words
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After a busy day at Norwich, it is awesome to know that a beautiful view is waiting for you. Sometimes it is good to take a breath and appreciate what is around you. The things you really love could leave and your reaction would not be good enough to stop them. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2020 at In Their Words
The fact that my mind got used to an activity in less than five days represents a lot for me. When the classes started in this new semester, I felt that it would be difficult to adapt to the schedule. The first days were so complicated that I could not have breakfast one of those days. The following days, however, became easier to manage. I did not even need the alarm in order to wake up. On the other hand, the days are now getting longer in terms of tests and assignments and I cannot trust my automatic alarm. When a new activity is added to our schedules and we take it seriously, the most likely outcome is that it will become a usual activity and even a priority. Remember that changes and additions can be made at any time. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2020 at In Their Words
Fatigue is a common feeling when quizzes and assignments are coming. Particularly, I try to find an activity that does not demand a lot of effort. Small breaks are useful when trying to get a new perspective of a problem or inspiration for a essay. Listening to music, for instance, helps my mind stop thinking about problems I cannot solve. Since I tend to make the same errors even after going through the same problem several times, I try to forget about the strategy I was using and start a new one that gives me more probability of success at that time. A small break can also be useful when trying to find inspiration for a writing assignment. A small object we could find in our road could make the big difference and be the missing piece. The view from the window, for instance, can create a new feeling and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2020 at In Their Words
In my Composition and Literature classes we went to take a look to some artifacts the Sullivan Museum has. We specifically concentrate on the pictures and objects related to the Vietnam war. The main concept of the class was that soldiers besides carrying heavy equipment like enormous boots and radios, they had to deal with emotional problems that the horrible war reminded them. Do you carry actual objects or deep feelings? Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2020 at In Their Words
The first two weeks at Norwich where the coldest days in my life. I prefer to stay in a building and refuse to do an outside activity. I hope that feeling will change in the future since I want to play a walk around the campus and learn some snow activities. On the other hand, it is glamorous to take a look to the variety of scenes Norwich has for us. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2020 at In Their Words
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The combination of cold weather and short duration of sunlight. How does it make you feel? Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2019 at In Their Words
Trying to find an activity I like can be stressful sometimes. I tend to spend hours and hours looking for a movie. My friend and I always find a time when we can forget about college and personal problems. These days we try to get an idea of what we are going to be dealing with next semester. Getting an idea about the topics of the subjects prepares me in order to have a better performance in class and succeed in all the future tests. Other activities, however, are important since I want t rest and enjoy the month as much as possible. Therefore, the balance between academic activities and extracurricular activities can enhance the preparation for the following semester. Look for enjoyable hobbies! Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2019 at In Their Words
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This picture shows the beauty of nature at night in this season. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2019 at In Their Words
One of the main objectives I have once I graduate is to contribute to the development of humanity. I am aware of the problems the world is facing and we need people who can solve them. Elon Musk says "I could either watch it happen or be part of it." The big change will occur if there are people who work hard and demonstrate their abilities in a specific field. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2019 at In Their Words
Doing the homework is a exhausting activity for most people. But what if we enjoy working on it and having the purpose of learning something new from it? We are free to pick the major we want. The activities we get from Professors will be useful in our entire careers. In English classes, for example, the structure of a writing can be fundamental when we try to do a report about a project. There is also the fact that assignments that are done with enthusiasm are better than the ones students work on less than thirty minutes. You will put into practice the knowledge you are acquiring in college. Therefore, we should take our assignments more seriously since they will be useful in our future employments. With all the information above, it is fair to conclude that the should take our homework as a positive activity that contributes with our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at In Their Words
Having an image of the kind of person you want to be can be helpful when trying to success in life. When you know a person that inspires you to do better things in your own life, you should be aware that a image can guide you through the lifecycle. I was about to give up a lot of times in the past. An inspirational moment, however, helped me escape from those problems. Elon Musk, for instance, is a person that represents how life could look like if your work hard. When I try to study for an exam, thinking about the end of the process is key for getting a good grade. If I can visualize myself celebrating a high score is the fact that drives me to keep going. To sum up, finding a person that you admire the most can push you to work even harder in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at In Their Words
Taking a look to the window, which is full of snow, can be the trigger when you feel sad. a beautiful weather can make you feel happy and even change the way you were perceiving the "worst" day of your life. Trying to connect with nature is a fundamental part when you want to improve your perception of life. A day in the jungle, for instance, is possibly the thing that is missing in your life. A stressful words like the one we have now turns out to be the fact that make some people take wrong decisions in their lives. Therefore, finding a solution for this problem is important since it could save a person. In my case, interacting with the natural world was the core that helped me overcome countless problems in my life. In summary, you should look to what is around you. You could find the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at In Their Words
Trying to find a house during the Thanksgiving break was difficult. Being an international student could be difficult during breaks because there are some feelings because of being far from your family and friends, or you could have some problems when looking for a house to stay. Special events are usually celebrated with your family and friends. But, what if your family and friends are far and there is not the opportunity to go to your home country. The stress of being thinking about a place to stay can affect your academic performance. Therefore, it is fundamental to maintain a balance between your classes and your future plans. In other words, there is not time to be emotional. A possible solution, however, would be to find friends that are going through the same situation. That way, they know how hard is that period and you could even find a solution... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at In Their Words
Doing homework until late has become an usual activity in my life since I am in college. When I finish working on saturdays and sundays, the only thing I want to do is sleep or talk with some friends. However, I know that there are assignments to do or exams to worry about. That part of my nights is when I realize that the most powerful I have is motivation. The image of a dream job is what I imagine when I am about to give up. The image of my family is what I imagine is what makes me try again. the image of my mother is what drives me to stay awake. If people do not have a main purpose in life, they will try once to have what they want. On the other hand, if there is something specific that motivates you, even the worst situation and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at In Their Words
Being in a friendship is complicated. Not only because loyalty is sometimes broken, but because there are feelings involved. Once you get a new friend, you have to have a clear concept of the type of relationship you will have with that person. If you know that she only looks you for favors, you should reconsider being her friend. Having friends is the most normal fact in college. It is possible that you have friends because you just feel lonely, and you do not care about being involved in activities you do not want to do. When someone is under pressure, that person is able to do anything others ask him to do. It is important to know that you can say "NO" if you want and you will see that other respect your decision and if things do not go that way, just keep distance with that type of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at In Their Words
Trying to do my homework is sometimes hard. When students try to manage their schedules, they tend to forget specific tasks or cannot study for an exam. Trying to put everything in order is tedious and that is the main reason why we do as much as possible to avoid it. When I first had the idea of managing a different schedule for every single day, it looked like a waste of time. But, when I tried to implement it I discover that it only took me five minutes. Furthermore, when I had a list of things by hand, it was easier or me to go through all of them and order my life a little bit more. Once I finish all the assignments, I work on my schedule before going to bed. It is such an important action to do my schedule that I now consider it a commitment... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at In Their Words
Last week I wanted to do something different than usual. The first thing that came to my mind was to play soccer and see and the long period without doing sports had affected my soccer abilities. When I was on the fields, I felt that I would be running for more than two hours. But in the first thirty minutes I could not even hit the ball in order to make arrive to the other side of the field. I wanted to continue playing, but my body did no let me. Once I had finished playing, I was really hungry and decided to go for something to eat. After having lunch, I could not move my feet because of the strength lose. Nowadays, I am trying to look for little periods that can help me maintain a good health. I would recommend to keep good eating habits because our minds... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at In Their Words
Studying in another country is not a straightforward. I had to get a pre-knowledge about the American culture. I had to work on my English and I was scared thinking about the classes; I was worrying about the fact that I would have to understand technical topics in another language. In addition, I do not know whether or not I will come back at home during the first year. The first two weeks were the most complicated ones for me. I even thought about leaving and be in my comfort zone in my country. However, I decided to wait some days more and see what happens. During this first month in Vermont, I have been fitting into this campus; I now manage my time and I am able to understand what most professors explain in their lectures. On the other hand, a international student can not avoid thinking about his... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at In Their Words
Finding a place where you can study is fundamental to have a good academic performance. If you do not find a perfect place to study or do homework, you will get distracted with everything like flyes or looking the light. But if you are in a place where you have all your attention in the material you are working on, the results will be considerable. Being in my room is one of the things that I like the most because there is where I sleep. However, when I want to study or do some homework, I usually fall asleep and my homework is not done. Therefore, I had to find a better place where I could isolate. It works perfectly when you like to go through your material alone. Another strategy I have is to divide my study time in different parts. First of all, I study for two hours... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at In Their Words
Even though the stage where we go to universities is usually fun, it is sometimes stressful. Trying to adapt to a new environment made it even worse. The best way to avoid getting stressful is to find hours where we do not have to use our mental parts in classes. One way to escape from the state of being thinking about classes all the time is working. You don't really need to work mentally, instead you work on your physical part and stop worrying about studies for at least twenty hours or so on. Another option that could be useful is to hang out with friends once a week. Fridays are the most tiring days of my whole week, I have five classes until 7 at night and I also have to work until 10pm. However, I tend to talk with my friends and convince them to do something like... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at In Their Words
As the days continue, the absence of home feels more and more. In just two weeks I missed three birthdays, and one of them was my brother’s. A place like NU contributes to building dark and saved feelings. It is only necessary to put the correct song from the playlist and start with the deep journey. Maybe you wonder how NU is the best scenario for a moment like this. Road to ‘subway’ you see an identical girl to the person you left at home and you can not even talk to her. Now the road full of houses without people. The rain begins and you see leaves that fall from the trees. Norwich University is full of people who left many things behind in search of new directions or start from scratch to forget an unlighted past. Be good with people, maybe they do not have someone to talk... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at In Their Words
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