Blog of the Peer Advising Leadership Program, College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

24 September 2008

It's that time again...

Midterm season is here in case you haven't noticed all the libraries getting full, and you're wondering how you should go about preparing for these test. Being a semi super senior, I have found these tips helpful.

Continue reading "It's that time again..." »

Posted by Stephen Kwan at 5:13 | Permalink

24 September 2008

Study Tips

Midterms can be hectic and stressful for students, especially the first midterms of the semester when you are still getting used to a class and a Professor’s teaching style. So to better prepare you for upcoming exams here are some study tips to help you succeed in your classes.

Continue reading "Study Tips" »

Posted by Olga at 2:36 | Permalink

22 September 2008

Stress for Midterms?

Can’t believe that first midterms are starting next week. I just don’t feel like school has started for a month already. I believe that there’s a lot of you feeling the same way too. I hope everyone feel well prepared, or at least not procrastinated till the last minute =)

Continue reading "Stress for Midterms?" »

Posted by Selina Chou at 1:02 | Permalink

17 September 2008

Fall 2004: My First Semester at Cal

My first semester was quite a memorable one. I remember my first day of class started with Chemistry 1A at 9 in the morning. I waited outside Pimentel Hall around 8:45am (yup, I was a noob and didn’t even know the concept of Berkeley time). Class didn’t even start until 9:15 because there was a class in there beforehand and it took a while for everyone to get out. How many people? So I walked in and so did 550 other students! It was a complete anomaly. However, the class size slowly dwindled after the first few lectures. Chem 1A was one of the most challenging classes I’ve ever taken at Cal. My advice for those of you taking Chem 1A is to 1) form study groups (at the Student Learning Center, the residence halls, etc., quiz each other a lot because it helps reinforce concepts in your brain, 2) attend your GSI’s or Professor’s office hours- I know there may be a lot in the class, but you’d be surprise the huge fraction of people who won’t attend office hours and 3) overall, don’t be afraid to ask for help because it is a challenging class and you want to do well (in any class for that matter). In addition to Chem 1A, I also took Sociology 3AC – Intro to Principles in Sociology, Asian American Studies 20A – Intro to History of Asians in U.S., and Math 16A – Calculus. They weren't so bad...; )

Continue reading "Fall 2004: My First Semester at Cal" »

Posted by Dale Dualan at 0:00 | Permalink

14 September 2008

Making New Friends

Making new friends can be hard. Making new friends on a campus as big as Berkeley can be even harder. Coming in as a freshman from a small school in New Jersey, one of my biggest fears was not being able to make friends. It seemed like eveyrone knew at least a couple of people from their high schools, and it seemed like people already had their little groups that they hung out with. Since I didn't hit it off with my floormates, and I didn't know any other people in my building, I was desperate for other ways to find new friends, but I didn't know where to start.

Continue reading "Making New Friends" »

Posted by Jenn Jehnsen at 2:22 | Permalink



The PAL Website

Peer Advisor Profiles

Advising FAQs

The College of Natural Resources

UC Berkeley

Recent Posts

It's that time again...

Study Tips

Stress for Midterms?

Fall 2004: My First Semester at Cal

Making New Friends

Monthly Archives

January 2012

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009

August 2009

June 2009

May 2009

April 2009

March 2009

February 2009

November 2008

October 2008

September 2008

June 2008

May 2008

April 2008

March 2008

February 2008

December 2007

November 2007

October 2007

September 2007

May 2007

April 2007

March 2007

February 2007

January 2007

December 2006

November 2006

October 2006

September 2006

May 2006

April 2006

March 2006

February 2006

December 2005


Subscribe to this blog's feed