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Have a question? Ask me anything!   Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a 4th year Communications Major at Northeastern University with a concentration in Media Studies and minors in International Affairs and Business Administration. When I'm not blogging about my time here at school, you can catch me daydreaming about my semester spent in Florence, scoping out the cupcake scene on Newbury Street, researching new places to explore in the world, or binge-watching Scandal.

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    samsangel:

Hello fellow nerds!

A new school year is approaching, and since I have to nail my A* this year I put together a masterpost with helpful links and tips that I have gathered throughout my school years. Good luck this year: you´ll do just fine!

1. Learn ´em languages

Learn terms and glossary in Quizlet.
Learn a language for free on Duolingo.
Learn a language for free on Busuu.
Oxford Dictionaries.
Games and fun activities for English learners.
Irregular English verbs.

2. Do your research

Google scholar.
Scholarpedia.
You can learn anything (KhanAcademy).
Didn´t listen in class? (Crash Course).
Simple Wikipedia.
Learn littérature without having to read it (SparkNotes).
Wolfram Aplha.
TED.
Open 2 study. (Online studying) 
Free college courses.

3. Learn how to write like a God

10 practical tips for writing better exam essays.
Writing an essay.
Harvard writing resources.
Writing application essays.
Writing a personal statement.
Genre characteristics.
Writing a literary analysis essay.
Answering essay questions.
Get feedback.
Bibliography maker.
What is the word you´re looking for?

4. Oh yes sweet reading

8 tips to remember what you read.
How to read Shakespeare.
Effective reading and note-taking.
How to take notes while reading.
Note taking tips.
170 free textbooks.
1000 free textbooks.

5. Get your studying and organization game on

Time Management
Get your school life in order with organization.
Reach your goals.
Goals worksheet.
Finding information on the internet.
Using sources.
Get a hold on mind mapping.
How do you learn best?
Sound without music (Such as cafes).
Make flashcards.

6. Stress and anxiety management because school is stressful

Coping strategies.
Stress reduction tips.
Stress relief for students.
Managing test anxiety.
Dealing with test anxiety.
Self help: Keeping calm.
Introverts in college.
Coping and calming down. N.1
Coping and calming down. N.2
Do nothing for two minutes. 

7. Go get ´em tests

Study skills for test taking.
Study tips for finals.
Multiple choice exams guide.
The seven days study plan.
15 steps to success.
How to prepare for a test.
Checklist for essay tests.

8. Classroom participation - because teachers love that shit

Active listening.
Classroom discussions.
Presenting projects in the classroom.
Preparation before class.
Participating tips.

9. Software and pages for us nerdy kids

Openoffice and Libreoffice.
Dropnote.
Google docs.
EverNote.
Prezi (Fore presentations.)
Calculator.
Grade calculator.
Grammar check.
Staying focused for Mac, Chrome and Firefox.
Plagiarism check.
Best apps for students masterpost.
Homework help.

10. Yo! Take some time to care ´bout yo´self

100 000 stars.
Workout masterpost.
Movie masterpost of masterposts.
Self-help masterpost.
8Tracks.
Learn and do yoga.
Voulenteer. 
Learn to play guitar.
The thoughts room.
Disney games because hell yeah.

    samsangel:

    Hello fellow nerds!

    A new school year is approaching, and since I have to nail my A* this year I put together a masterpost with helpful links and tips that I have gathered throughout my school years. Good luck this year: you´ll do just fine!

    1. Learn ´em languages
    2. Do your research
    3. Learn how to write like a God
    4. Oh yes sweet reading
    5. Get your studying and organization game on
    6. Stress and anxiety management because school is stressful
    7. Go get ´em tests
    8. Classroom participation - because teachers love that shit
    9. Software and pages for us nerdy kids
    10. Yo! Take some time to care ´bout yo´self

    (via northeastern-angelavallillo)

    — 2 weeks ago with 23376 notes

    So proud to be ΔΦΕ!

    Cannot wait to reunite with my sisters this semester. 

    — 3 weeks ago with 5 notes
    #Northeastern  #northeastern university  #nu  #delta phi epsilon  #dphie  #greek life  #sorority  #sisterhood  #yits 
    northeastern-angelavallillo:

e-strong:

So this just happened

NEU News is funny

    northeastern-angelavallillo:

    e-strong:

    So this just happened

    NEU News is funny

    — 3 weeks ago with 93 notes
    The Importance of an Open Mind

    If there is one thing that I’ve learned since starting my co-op at Staples, it’s to go into all new situations with an open mind. 

    Since I began college - I have had my heart set on working in public relations. During my first co-op, my desire to work in PR strengthened. Yet once I began my second co-op working in Internal Communications/Community Relations, my world has been turned upside down.  I realize now I love how crucial Internal Comms is in a big corporate setting, and being in that department has opened up a crazy amount of doors for me - as now I can safely say I’ve personally met all of the highest executives at the company including the CEO in just over one month of working there.  And the Community Relations aspect of my job has been so rewarding.  I work with our foundation and get to sort through grant requests and talk to a ton of incredible non-profits and hear how they’re changing the world. 

    If I had never taken a chance outside my comfort zone with this co-op, I would have never realized all of my other passions in the communications field.  I know I rave about it a crazy amount, but thank God for Northeastern and the opportunity to explore different careers in some of the coolest companies in the world. 

    — 4 weeks ago with 2 notes
    #Northeastern  #northeastern university  #staples  #open minded  #communications  #comm  #communication studies  #co-op  #community relations  #internal comms  #internal communications  #iheartcoop 
    northeasterncamd:

This is a picture of me at the John Lennon wall in Prague, which I visited while studying abroad. I found the “Just Happy” section and felt it described me well. NameJessicaHometownMonroe, New YorkProgramCommunication Studies (Media Studies) with minors in International Affairs and Business AdministrationFavorite Thing About BostonI love how Boston is such a young city. You’re surrounded by other college students, whether you’re at Fenway, shopping down Newbury, at a concert at the House of Blues, exploring the North and South Ends, or heading out at night. It’s so vibrant and welcoming, and the sense of Boston pride is astounding. Advice for Incoming StudentsNow’s the time to step out of your comfort zone. Northeastern has so many diverse opportunities; so why not embrace your secret love of musical theater, join an intramural broomball team, or travel to Cuba on a study abroad? You have absolutely nothing to lose. 

Hey hey it’s me!

    northeasterncamd:

    This is a picture of me at the John Lennon wall in Prague, which I visited while studying abroad. I found the “Just Happy” section and felt it described me well. 

    Name
    Jessica

    Hometown
    Monroe, New York

    Program
    Communication Studies (Media Studies) with minors in International Affairs and Business Administration

    Favorite Thing About Boston
    I love how Boston is such a young city. You’re surrounded by other college students, whether you’re at Fenway, shopping down Newbury, at a concert at the House of Blues, exploring the North and South Ends, or heading out at night. It’s so vibrant and welcoming, and the sense of Boston pride is astounding. 

    Advice for Incoming Students
    Now’s the time to step out of your comfort zone. Northeastern has so many diverse opportunities; so why not embrace your secret love of musical theater, join an intramural broomball team, or travel to Cuba on a study abroad? You have absolutely nothing to lose. 

    Hey hey it’s me!

    — 3 months ago with 2 notes
    Can’t find views like this in the city! My favorite ice cream place in good ol’ New York.

    Can’t find views like this in the city! My favorite ice cream place in good ol’ New York.

    — 3 months ago
    #ice cream  #city  #suburbia  #warwick  #bellvale 
    Anonymous asked: Hi! I am a junior in high school who will be applying to Northeastern next year. I am curious as to what the most popular majors are? I personally am looking into majoring in Journalism/Communications. Does the major you declare on your application have ANY effect on the admissions decision? Thanks! :)


    Answer:

    Hi there!

    It’s interesting because I’ve found each student has a different perspective on what majors are the most popular depending on who your friends are, what clubs you participate in, etc. Personally, I see our engineering and business programs as pretty popular, but have definitely seen growth in the others in my few years here. Plus we have so many majors that it’s hard to narrow it down! 

    And if you’re looking to major in Journalism/Comm, you’ve come to the right place. I’m a Communication Studies major, and would love to help you out with any other questions you have specifically about our major/College of Arts, Media and Design. 

    The major you declare does not have an effect on your admissions decision - I believe that each college/major has a similar acceptance rate. If you have more specific questions regarding the application process, you can always reach out to admissions@neu.edu

    So happy you’re going to apply. Let me know if you have any other questions!

    — 3 months ago
    14 Ways to Enjoy the Nice Weather in Boston This Summer

    Love this!

    nustudentlife:

    14 Ways to Enjoy the Nice Weather in Boston This Summer

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    Now that the thermometer has broken 70 degrees, it’s time to get out of your dorms and apartments to enjoy this beautiful summer weather and marvel at all that Boston has to offer! BostInno just posted a list of free and cheap events going on in and around Boston. Events include free art and salsa lessons, free outdoor concerts and performances, and Boston Calling Block Parties! Follow the link…

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    — 3 months ago with 4 notes