Chuckles from the campus…

Some funnies from American university life … enjoy!

Some funnies from American university life

Chuckles from the campus…

No shrink
In my senior year, I reluctantly took a required psychology course. The first day, the professor commented on each student’s major, trying to provoke a response. It was working – some students were becoming defensive. When it was my turn, I told him I was a music major.
“So,” asked my professor, “what does your father think of your wasting your education to study music?” [Read more…]

Researching on Google: just ask the damned question

Researching on Google - just ask the damned questionRecently my son, who is a post grad (MA) marketing management student at a UK university, asked me to help him find a customer profile on Google for a particular British food company about which his course was developing a business simulation project.

“What’s the matter with Google?” he shouted from his section of our rambling house over a trail of sleeping dogs and cats all the way to my home office. [Read more…]

Students: 5 things to avoid this summer when getting ready for writing at uni

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Last time we had a look at 3 essential things you should do in the next month or so to get ready for writing at uni. We had some fun, we laughed (I did) and most importantly no-one got hurt.

This time I’m gonna do the ol’ switcheroo and give some tips on what not  to do when preparing for writing at university. [Read more…]

Students: 3 things you should do this summer to get ready for uni writing

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This week I’m taking a break from my usual, (let’s face it, flawless) format to bring you a quick, more general look at what you can do in the next month and a bit to get ready for uni (“college” in the USA). [Read more…]

Writing for students: bouncing back from a bad grade

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So you got a crappy mark? Listen, it happens to the best of us (yes, even me). As someone famous probably once said, ‘there are no bad grades, just good lessons’. [Read more…]

Writing for students: why it’s critical to be critical

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Being able to think and write critically is key to the whole ‘being an academic’ thing that life at University is intended to foster. [Read more…]

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