Category - Academics

You can only learn so much from reading. Get a closer look at what academic life is like at Illinois from people who have actually been there! From honors programs and research to specific classes and projects, our students have lots of experiences to share.

Writing vs. Typing Notes

One of the important questions, or in this case, topic, in terms of taking notes during class is either using an actual pen/pencil with paper or your technology device. Depending on your overall process of absorbing...

Online Classes

What is going on friends! Semester is a rolling here at Illinois as we’re coming up on week 3 of the spring semester. Crazy how fast the last one is moving. I wanted to talk to you guys about online classes in case any...

12 Days of Finals

On the first day of finals, from U of I to me: a gen ed that I’m failing On the second day of finals, from U of I to me: 2 peer reviews and a gen ed that I’m failing On the third day of finals, from U...

GRE, MCAT, LSAT, oh my!

When I decided I was going to apply for graduate school after my undergrad, there were so many things I had to consider: where I was going to go, what program I would be doing, and what tests I needed to take. I went to...

Graduating Early

As an eager and over-zealous freshman, I plopped down in front of my academic advisor the second week of school with three spreadsheets detailing the next three years. Poor Gary, bless his heart, stayed patient and...

How to Ace a College Exam

As another round of midterms roll around, my study habits and grind are on full mode. Over the past few years, I’ve developed different studying skills and habits that have allowed me to perform well on my college exams...