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Exercise has a Positive Impact on Stress Relief by Lisa Pfau & Patricia Huang
We all know that feeling of relief after running around outside after a ball as a child. The sweat is dripping down our brow, we’re catching your breath, feeling light and free as if you have accomplished something. Well, you have. You have pumped your body full of endorphins and released it of cortisol and […]
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Friendships can Help or Hinder your Academic Experience by Lisa Pfau & Patricia Huang
During high school and Undergrad, I had some pretty solid, nerdy, helpful friends, who coincidentally I still keep in touch with today. However, things were different in Grad School. It’s like I skipped all those moments in Jr. High and High School when you figure out the difference between a good friend and a bad […]
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Beat Exam Anxiety by Lisa Pfau & Patricia Huang
  When I was in high school, and the early part of my Undergraduate studies, I suffered from terrible exam anxiety. Before my first Grade 12 Provincial Exam in Alberta, Canada, I remember throwing up my Cheerios in the bathroom sink. My anxiety stemmed from having tanked my Social Studies Provincial Exam in Grade 11, […]
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Party Safe by Lisa Pfau & Patricia Huang
I know this post is one weekend too late, but maybe you’re at that point where you’re reflecting on your Halloween debauchery and wondering how you let X happen… I really hope everyone reading this had fun at Halloween parties without getting hurt, but that is not always the case. So, what can you do […]
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When should you drop a course? by Lisa Pfau & Patricia Huang
It can be a difficult realization to discover that your original academic plan is not working for you, and you’re struggling to meet the expectations of a particular course. Should you drop it? Or, you should you ride it out and see if you can pass?   There are a few things to consider when […]
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KICK PROCRASTINATION OUT OF YOUR MIND!! By Lisa Pfau & Patricia Huang
“Procrastination may not take up a lot of effort physically…but it takes over the mind!” ~ Stephen Hall   To be honest, I procrastinated writing this post about procrastination… …I put away my dishes. I filled my water bottle. I searched up some good music. I adjusted my writing lamp. I even posted a quote […]
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Student Writing Sample: Bird Fact Poem
  Birds are loyal, creative and smart; They find straw ,grass and mud; When they are aggressive they dart to one of your body part; Then the eggs are safe in a nest like they are in a big flower bud; When the eggs hatch they hunt for a delicious lunch.
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Student Writing Sample: Moon’s Tour
It’s is a place full of craters and very dusty   hard and bumpy like iron Meteorites low gravity like you are on outer space then if you liked moon rock then go to moon it was made of rock like meteors and there is boot prints  and if you fell into a hole, these […]
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“Celebrating Chinese New Year:The Challenges of China’s Huge Population of Migrant Workers.” Praxis Englisch. 2013 (6)
“Celebrating Chinese New Year:The Challenges of China’s Huge Population of Migrant Workers.” Praxis Englisch. 2013 (6)
“Celebrating Chinese New Year:The Challenges of China’s Huge Population of Migrant Workers.” Praxis Englisch. 2013 (6)
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EDITING SAMPLE – Grad School Application
Grad School Personal Statement Excerpt – First Draft Since I left my native country Peru, I have seen the many difficulties my family and others have lived through in order to survive in this country. As an immigrant, I have repeatedly experienced discrimination from people because I was ignorant to the way of life here. […]
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