Posts Tagged ‘Raelke Grimmer’

Why Audio Lectures are (in theory) a Great Idea

Why Audio Lectures are (in theory) a Great Idea

I can still remember the shock of discovering that Facebook wasn’t blocked from the computers at uni. Then I remembered: this isn’t high school any more. No more teachers hovering, making sure you’re doing your work. Responsible uni students would understand the computers are there for assignments, not for Facebook. I don’t know any one [...]

The E-Reader Dilemma

The E-Reader Dilemma

There is nothing better than folding back the cover of a novel for the first time, breathing in the smell of fresh pages and ink. Nothing worse than forcing open the pages of a textbook knowing the information inside needs to, somehow, be transported into your brain (preferably before the exam). Books are more than [...]

Uni Lovin’: How to Make Someone’s Day

Uni Lovin’: How to Make Someone’s Day

‘You are you beautiful,’ the post-it note told me. ‘We want to see your amazing smile,’ said another. I glanced at myself in the mirror. I was in the toilets at uni, right? Not stuck inside Cleo or Cosmopolitan where I’d actually taken their suggestions and written positive affirmations to myself and stuck them on [...]

A Day in the Life of an Engineering Student

A Day in the Life of an Engineering Student

It’s true: carrying a thick calculus textbook under one arm draws a certain amount of admiration. Or, in some cases, a bewildered look of stupidity. Even so, for the most part, declaring oneself as an engineering student is likely to warrant one of two responses: a casual ‘oh, yeah’ (while the person tries not to [...]

Passion Vs Career: What are you Studying For?

Passion Vs Career: What are you Studying For?

I was in danger of being buried alive under a towering stack of pamphlets, booklets and fliers. At the same time, I surfed the Internet, scanning pages upon pages of information. When I finally decided to call it quits and head to bed, I couldn’t sleep. It was time to decide what I wanted to [...]

Referencing 101

Referencing 101

‘Consistency!’ You’ll hear the word more than once in conjunction with ‘referencing’. They’ll tell you referencing properly is all about consistency. They’ll stress the importance of being consistent, and you’ll start your first three assignments in three different topics in your first year of university and you’ll sit there and reference in a consistent manner, [...]

Ruining the French Fantasy

Ruining the French Fantasy

Imagine a secluded beach, somewhere in Europe. Anywhere in Europe. The weather is perfect, the seas are rolling in and all around you, conversations in exotic, foreign languages add to the music of the day. You turn to your friend, brother, sister or boyfriend/girlfriend and make a loud, obnoxious comment in English. The music is [...]