PVAMU Academic Life Questions & Answers

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I am trying to decide if I should double major. What are the benefits and drawbacks of declaring two majors?

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How do you go about taking notes in a class where the professor goes way too fast and the slides aren't posted online?

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Are study groups worth the energy of organizing them? Or is it better to study on your own?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question because it truly varies from person to person. I personally like studying alone, but... (more)Read 2 Answers
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How do you destress?

When I'm super stressed, I ether go on a run, meditate, watch a little Netflix, or cook a yummy dinner. Running and meditating have truly... (more)Read 7 Answers
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It takes me forever to write essays because I can't focus or I don't know what to say. How can I improve my writing time?

There is nothing more difficult than starting an essay. When you get an essay assignment, the day that you get the assignment you should... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What is one book that you would recommend everyone to read at least once in their life?

Academically speaking, Wuthering Heights. It's truly intelligent, has a plot that keeps you captivated and the themes are all still... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I have to make a big presentation for a class and it counts as a big percentage of the grade but I hate public speaking and get super nervous. What can I do to make sure I don't tank my grade in the class by bombing the presentation?

Practice at makes perfect! Just make sure you have your material down and are really comfortable with what you are talking about and feel... (more)Read 5 Answers
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Anyone have any tricks when it comes to memorizing information for tests?

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How do you deal with a competitive roommate when it comes to grades?

It's definitely tough to live with a competitive roommate, as this introduces a whole new level of pressure in terms of your schoolwork... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Should I add a signature to my email that includes all of the activities I am involved in on campus and what I study, or should I just go without one?

It does look more official to have an email signature. However, you don't want it to be overwhelming at the end of an email. Put your... (more)Read 4 Answers
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What's the one assignment that you'll never forget? Why?

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How can I avoid procrastinating?

I always made a schedule for myself where I set due dates way sooner than the actual due date, just so that I know it's done on time.... (more)Read 2 Answers
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Would you recommend taking morning classes or afternoon classes? I've always been a morning person, but I've heard that it's still better to take afternoon classes.

Like it's been said, it depends on many factors. One that was not mentioned that I have to take into consideration is when I can find... (more)Read 4 Answers
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Who was your favorite professor? Why?

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How can I keep from getting distracted on my laptop during lecture?

Take notes in a word document and stay off of the internet! If you are worried you'll slip up and stop paying attention, you could also... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are some easy ways to stay organized in college?

My planner is my brain-- I'm almost useless without it. I write down all my deadlines and important events and keep lists of everything I... (more)Read 3 Answers
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What is one class that you benefitted the most from? Why?

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Where can I find scholarly sources other than Google Scholar?

JStor is the best resource that I've used. You can always check your school's digital library database. (more)Read 3 Answers
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My classes require a lot of reading and I'm having trouble keeping up. Any tips for how to make my readings more manageable?

There are a couple of ways to make this more manageable. First, create a schedule for yourself and divide up the readings. Don't be... (more)Read 3 Answers
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Is it worth paying for a tutor if I need some help in one of my classes, or am I better off just talking to my professor and trying to study on my own?

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