Engineering, Class of 2024
|5 steps to self-discipline in difficult times
I recently listened to Rob Dial’s podcast “The 5 Steps to Be More Self-Disciplined.” In the recording, Rob discusses his own journey toward self-discipline. He has some useful tips, so if you don’t have time to listen, check out my edited version.
|A Little Goes A Long Way
I always tell the first years from my Orientation group that university is all about learning about ourselves and finding what makes us feel the best.
|Apps for time management and notetaking
At the time, I had some agendas and a daily to-do list, but I never found my perfect way to organize. I think I’ve found it now. Recently I discovered Notion, an app you can customize to fit your scheduling needs.
|Beating your inner snooze button
I recently watched a TED Talk by Mel Robbins called “How to stop screwing yourself over.” I wanted to share some of the things I learned with you so that you can get what you really want out of your studies.
|Bouncing back from a mistake
That doesn’t mean I am a perfect student. I am constantly making mistakes, just like everyone else. I felt the urge to talk about this issue after I clean forgot to submit one of my assignments; it just completely slipped my mind.
|Can I Catch Up Fast?
There have been many things going on in my life: I’m busy mentoring, starting a new club, applying for internships, participating in my other non-profit organizations, and just trying to keep up with school. It’s a lot!
|Choosing Work, Choosing Play
Liyi's back for another year of blogging, and she's keen to share ways she's prioritizing her time.
|Clouds and Rainbows
Liyi's had some ups and downs in the last few weeks. How has she balanced work and life when she's taking 7 courses?
|Cs get degrees, but what do you really want from university?
I cannot afford to drop any balls at this crucial time. That, in itself, is complicated. The pressure I feel right now is astounding, and I’m not sure how to know when to stop studying and pushing myself.
|Efficient Study: Two Weeks and Counting
I find that being on campus naturally subdues my procrastination. Living on campus helps me have a study mindset that was difficult to get into when I was learning from home last year.
|Exams are important, but so are you
I have five exams. After those five exams are over, I can go home and relax with my friends and family. In the time between now and that car ride back home to Guelph, I am trying my hardest to hold myself together.
|Getting excited and learning to drop the ball
Whenever people ask me, “Hey, how’s school going?” it is always difficult to explain how I am feeling. My go-to answer is, “It’s busy. It’s so busy, but I’m having a lot of fun.” That statement is technically true, but...