Since coming to college, I knew that I wanted to write an honors thesis. I knew I wanted to dive into research that pertained to my interests. Everyone who knows me knows these things to be true: I love cats, I hate the cold, and I am not a STEM person in any way. The idea I had of what research was involved being in a lab testing different things. Research for the humanities, social sciences, and humanistic social sciences looks a lot different. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lack of emphasis on this type of research, so it can seem difficult to know where to start. ...continue reading "How to Begin to Approach your Humanities & Social Science Research"
I’ve noticed a trend recently where even if I spend the whole day studying and being productive, I am grumpy and irritable when I meet up with my friends in the evening, and can’t seem to enjoy this fleeting reprieve from my work. On the flip side, when I decide to spend the whole day skiing or hiking- things that usually bring me a lot of joy- I am often distracted by an overwhelming feeling of guilt. I feel bad for not doing work, and instead of enjoying myself I worry about my ever-growing to do list. I can't help thinking that maybe I should have stayed in the library all day. ...continue reading "Take Breaks- and Don’t Feel Guilty About it"
The Academic Skills Center’s Blog is back, and it’s time for some more tips as we enter into the new year. Now that it’s officially the winter term, everything is feeling a little more intense. The weather is getting colder, and unless you’re taking the term off, you’re most likely juggling a bunch of classes while still spending a good chunk of time on sports, clubs, or even a part time job. ...continue reading "Combat College Burnout"