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Written by: Eyerus Chekole, Freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) The first piece of advice I would give Freshmen is not to skip their classes unless they have to because it can eventually bring their grades down. If you are having...
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Written By: Najma Salad, Sophomore at The Ohio State University Newark, FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) During my freshman year, I overstressed myself way too much for no reason. The reason I say this is because I was scared of not making it in, and I was scared...
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Speaking English confidently at work (or school) can be a challenge for non-native speakers.  You want to speak English with more confidence, but you’re not sure where to start. Feeling nervous or shy when speaking English can hold you back from achieving your goals. You may think you’re the only one who feels tongue-tied and...
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Written by: Mariana Perez, Junior at Harold Washington College – City College of Chicago, FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) I remember in high school we had guest speakers who would talk about their careers and how they got there. They would tell us what school they went to,...
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The semester may be winding down for most colleges, but the pandemic is still part of our daily lives no matter where you live. Unfortunately, COVID-19 will continue into the new year as well and its effects are being felt in every possible way. College students have been impacted in many different ways and only...
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Written by: Tayyaba Hanif, Senior at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), FLI Program Participant The Fall 2020 semester has been the most hectic semester in my entire college career. Not only are we in the middle of a global pandemic, but students are expected to create quality work remotely. This can be both a...
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There is a stereotype that college students are broke. In many cases, this can be true or close to the truth in that they are not working full time and short on cash. Some students are able to work during college and others are not. College is also expensive and requires buying books, computers, equipment,...
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