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  How can you make this semester your best semester yet? How can you throw away those B’s and lasso in those A’s? Take a look at a couple suggestions for starting off this spring semester. Reflect and Set Goals Take an hour of your time, sit down, and really think about what you want […]

If you’re an international student, you may be worried about studying abroad for 4 years in the states. The good news is- we have your back! Wesleyan has tons of resources to help international students ease the transition to Wes. Here are some academic and social resources to help with the transition:  1. Prof. Alice […]

Who is Your Ally?

Being a student is a round-the-clock job that can get down right overwhelming at times. Studying for exams and writing papers, all while trying to make time for your friends and extracurricular activities is no easy task.  Staying on top of your responsibilities and passions is important; just as crucial, though, is identifying people whom […]

Using a planner is a great way to keep track of your responsibilities. It reminds you what needs to be done while also providing a tangible representation of your progress.  There is one caveat, however. You must actually use it for it to work! The following list is a collection of tips to make using […]

Did you know that it’s possible to procrastinate on your homework by doing other homework? That’s right, it is! Alternating between assignments and chipping away at all of them is one thing. However, whenever a student chronically neglects a pressing assignment in order to focus on others of less urgency, that student is procrastinating. This […]

One of my favorite things about Wesleyan is that our student body is exceptional when it comes to balancing work and play. When I’m here I feel like I’m  in an environment full of people who are intellectually interested and academically driven, yet who also make plenty of time to be socially active. Much of […]

The following is a guest post from NSO PA Catherine MacLean.   College is very different from high school, and one of the main ways that it is different is that you are expected to advocate and care for yourself much more like the independent adult you are than you ever have before. One area […]

We’ve already had some occasion on this blog to talk a little bit about faculty advisors, but at a more general level, you should expect to have different relationships with your professors in college than you did in high school. For one thing, college professors are less interested in “disciplining” you in the sense of […]

“So I’ve been reading this blog for weeks now and its been very helpful with understanding Wes…..but what’s SARN?” As you’ve probably figured out, this is the Peer Advisor blog. Peer Advisors (the bloggers and our crew) are a part of SARN, the Students Academic Resource Network. Offically, SARN “coordinates programs for intellectual enrichment and academic […]

When you started thinking about applying to college, you probably made a list of criteria that you deemed important. Big school or small school? Urban or rural? East coast or West coast? At some point, Liberal Arts education came into the picture. Fast forward a few months, and here you are, about to find out […]