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The time after spring break until the end of school year is almost as bad as the week before spring break. Everyone is getting Spring Fever and the great weather makes everyone want to go get outside and out of the classroom for the summer. With one month of class left before exams, I wanted to share some of my tips for making it to the end of the semester without completely losing it.

  1. Make time to go outside and enjoy nature when it is nice out.
  2. Do your homework as early as possible and start studying a little bit each day for tests, so when a spontaneous game breaks out, your school work won’t be compromised.
  3. Stick to some vitamin C for your energy, not sugar drinks and coffee.
  4. But do indulge in some of your Easter candy.
  5. Start on projects and papers early because everyone knows how there is that one day that every assignment seems to be due on.
  6. Take advantage of April showers as work days, so you can spend the not so rainy days outside!

Just remember to make time for school and time for you because staying sane is just as important. Do your homework in the meadow or go sit outside when you get your lunch from DSAC. Go take a walk around Forest Park, or rent bikes and ride over to the zoo. Spring 2016 will be over before we know it. Until next time. . .

 

xoxo,

Claire

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Once I went to Fontbonne, all the advice I got in high school was not true. Everyone told me that teachers did not care if you went to class and that classes were extremely hard. At Fontbonne, the teachers do care about students coming to class and they care about students learning. In one of my classes a student was constantly absent and the instructor didn’t like it and even took it personally!

The best advice that I have received in college is information about internships! For a long time, I could not figure out what I wanted to do with my business degree. Then someone told me about the retail management internship at Nordstrom. It was very competitive and the person told me how to get past 500 applicants. I ended up getting the job for next summer! I’m really glad that I do not have to worry about what I will do after I graduate!

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Fontbonne University

Summer School

by Fontbonne University on April 28, 2015

in Academics

Are you taking classes over this summer? A lot of students wonder if and how that would benefit them. I say if you have the option to take some of your required classes over the summer, do it! I took two courses last summer, both of which were online. I recommend it! There are a lot of advantages to taking some classes over the summer.

  • It’s a great way to get ahead so you can lighten your course load during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Taking classes over the summer can allow you to pick up a minor or possibly even double major and still graduate on time.
  • Students typically only take one or two classes over the summer, so that gives them the ability to focus on those courses more intensely.
  • A good variety of classes are offered online, so you don’t have to go to school once or twice a week. It’s all online.

As you can see, there are quite a few advantages by taking just one or two classes over the summer. Even if you don’t plan on taking classes this summer, you can always look into next summer. I suggest you do some research on summer classes and maybe you can find a fit for you!

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Alumni Posts

The New Year

by Alumni Posts on September 20, 2013

in College Life

I was excited for this school year. It is my second year here, and I have become vice president of the Residential Housing Association. My schedule didn’t look too bad. I am glad that I have no Friday classes. My favorite class so far is my introduction to secondary teaching. This is a more hands on class. I have a co operating teacher that I work with. I get to do a lot from grading papers to teaching a lesson. Both of my hardest classes I have friends that can help me out with what I am not understanding.

I have met a lot of new faces. They all seem like a good group of friends for me. The international students are great too. One of them taught me a Brazilian card game. It was confusing at first, but once i got the hang of it, I enjoyed it. My best friends have introduced me to some freshmen that are pretty cool in my book.

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My summer classes

by Alumni Posts July 1, 2013

How is your 2013 summer? For me, this summer is a season for learning and doing. During this summer, I have classes plus volunteering at a hospital. Actually, this is my first time to take summer classes. Before taking summer classes, I had heard about summer classes were easier than regular classes. Unfortunately, it is not […]

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Where did this semester go?

by Alumni Posts October 17, 2012

I think we can all agree that this semester has flown by quickly. I feel school just started a few weeks ago but we only have two months left of the fall semester. I took it easy this semester because I am at a new school and I wanted to get the hang of things […]

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My Favorite Classes So Far

by Alumni Posts September 18, 2012

If I do say so myself, the classes I picked out this semester are a pretty great mix. I’m taking Advanced Stats, which is more fun than it sounds like it would be when you’re in class with a bunch of your friends, Visual Programming, in which I’m learning Visual Basic, a pretty cool language […]

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There’s Lots of Learning To Do

by Alumni Posts April 30, 2012

You might notice that this text of this blog post is in pink, and of the font “Verdana.” Very observant, you are. I’ve been experimenting with HTML ever since we made a practice web page in my Server Technology class, and I had to go big for my final post of the semester. Anyway, I’ve […]

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The Best Stuff on Earth

by Alumni Posts April 9, 2012

Do any of you remember the Snapple lady who declared that Snapple drinks were made from the best stuff on Earth? Maybe, you guys are all too young but I’m sure there is a YouTube video out there some where with her. I bring up the slogan of the best stuff on Earth because I […]

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Fourth Time’s A Charm???

by Alumni Posts November 17, 2011

For those of you who’ve followed my blogs since my first weeks at Fontbonne, you’ll remember that registration and I aren’t very good friends. For some reason, I’ve always encountered problems with my registration.  In the past, some of the classes that I had signed up for were cancelled. (But don’t worry – I was […]

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