1. Don't skip your 8am As a student, there are few things worse than getting stuck in an early class when you're not a morning person. It can feel like a semester-long personal torture session, but as tempting as it is to sleep in and get the notes from a classmate later, this year, try … Continue reading 5 Resolutions for the New Semester
1. Get organized. Get a planner and write down important dates (exams, presentations, etc.) ahead of time! Even if you've never written down a single assignment in high school, you’ll learn that things can get pretty hectic in college. Between classes, clubs and student orgs, jobs and internships, it can be easy for things to … Continue reading 5 Quick Tips for a Great First Week of Classes
Ever feel that your major isn't for you? Or that you are interested in a variety of subjects that don't fit into one particular major? You may be surprised to know that JMU offers an Independent Studies major (students must have 3.25 GPA, or higher), where you choose your own courses under a self-determined theme. Through … Continue reading Create Your Own Major?
Let’s say it’s the start of the semester (syllabus week) and you have a full 15 credit course load. However, you want to make this year legendary and take one more class, but how should you go about it? You may… Close your eyes and pick one of the open classes (that fits into your … Continue reading Getting to Know the Class Before you Sign Up
Scuba and Skin Diving (KIN 156) Most people only see the depths of the ocean from documentary series “Blue Planet” on their Netflix account. However, if you take this eight-week course and get your scuba-diving certification, you can explore the aquatic world in person. Fencing (KIN 128) Sword fight! Whether you want to become a … Continue reading Top 10 classes to take at JMU