Montclair State Academic Life Questions & Answers

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What are some helpful tips to remember when making my class schedule? What kind of research should I do before picking my classes?

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What are some ways to save money when buying textbooks?

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I'm taking a class over winter break. What are some ways to stay motivated and make sure I put all of my efforts into it?

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What are some good tips for staying focused during winter break to make sure that I'm prepared for another semester when I return?

I’d make a schedule for everything that you want to get done over break, or write out some goals for yourself. If you write out a plan, y... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How do you destress?

Listen to music, watch Youtube or Netflix, practice breathing exercises, sip some tea! (more)Read 9 Answers
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i keep putting in my book's ISBN number but it keeps coming up as my Criminal Justice book.

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How do people stay motivated to do well on final papers and not just rush through them to be done?

It's very hard this time of year to stay motivated. That being said, I think it's important to take mental breaks in which you can do... (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?

Absolutely not. This is the most obnoxious thing in the world. Please do not list all of your activities on your email signature. It... (more)Read 7 Answers
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Does anyone have good book recommendations for a quick read over winter break?

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What are some ways to keep yourself academically in-tune while on winter break? I always come back to school feeling like my brain is mush!

Do lots of reading! You don't have to read anything super academic, but reading for fun is a great way to keep your mind sharp and it's... (more)Read 1 Answer
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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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What are some of your favorite activities to do off your college campus during Winter?

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What are some ways you stay focused and alert during a lecture? Especially if the material just isn't that interesting.

When I can't focus in lecture/when I am not a fan of the material being studied I like to doodle. Keeping my hands busy actually helps me... (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.

This depends on what type of person you are and when you are most alert. For some people, it is morning, and for others it is night. It... (more)Read 5 Answers
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How many books do you read in a year completely? Are they nonfiction or fiction?

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I want to get ahead on some reading over winter break, but I tend to lose motivation once the semester is over. What are some ways to ensure that I stick to my goal?

Create a schedule for yourself! Divide the books pages by the number of days you would like to finish it, then plan to read those pages... (more)Read 3 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?

My best advice is to look at your assignment and figure out what exactly you need to accomplish when writing it. Is it a research paper?... (more)Read 4 Answers
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What are some ways to keep your energy up (besides coffee) during late-night study sessions?

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What are people's strategies for remaining calm, cool, and collected during finals season?

Be strategic and methodical about what you absolutely have to do to complete finals. Then, list it out and apply a time window to get it... (more)Read 2 Answers
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Under what circumstances am I allowed to ask for a schedule change for my finals?

If you have some kind of immediate family emergency, like a death or a serious illness. In both cases, some form of documentation would... (more)Read 4 Answers

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