Posts by: clalama

Orgo Prep Registration opens January 30!

So you’re going to take Orgo, and you might be a bit nervous. Lucky for you, OrgoPrep is here at the ERC to help you out! Organic Chemistry may have a bad reputation as one of the most notorious college classes, but we at OrgoPrep can assure you it is just misunderstood and are here […]

The Night Before Finals

Twas the night before finals, when all through BU Every creature was studying, staying up way past two The notes were highlighted, the flashcards were made In hopes that professors would curve final grades   The students were restless,  sitting in their chairs While images of “F’s”  caused them to pull out their hair Professors […]

Coffee On My Mind (and In My Cup)

The Huffington Post recently published an article, “11 Reasons Why You Should Drink Coffee Every Day,” highlighting the benefits of regular coffee consumption. The article was based on a collection of past studies. As an avid coffee drinker myself, I couldn’t help but be excited at the prospect of my favorite beverage actually being good […]

The Finals Countdown. Really.

The thought of studying for finals in the midst of midterms is probably the last thing on your mind. But guess what? You realistically only have 5 weeks left in the semester. How is this possible? Simple. We have 3 weeks until Thanksgiving and after we come back from break with our stomachs full and […]

You Can’t format Papers in Gangnam Style (Unfortunately)

Academic citation may not sound exciting, but once you get past the dry business of formatting, ethical questions of plagiarism, the origin/ownership of ideas, and common knowledge are actually fascinating topics…for another post. Formatting first! The American Psychological Association, the modern Language Association, and the Chicago Manual of Style have each created a set of […]

OK, So I Wrote a Draft. What’s Next?

Many times, getting a first draft on the page is the hardest part. But it’s also only the first step of writing a successful essay. The key to a great final product is revision: the process of rethinking and reworking the paper, including the thesis, organization, evidence, and prose style. Here are some tips about […]

Majors, Internships & Careers: Why? How? When?

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to major in something completely different? Or can you not imagine life in any other field of study? Why are you studying [insert major here] anyway? What do you hope to actually do in the real world? Do you just want to go to a faraway […]

Test Prep Made Simple

Rebecca Shinners is a CCD-ERC Student Ambassador. It’s that time of the semester—your notebooks are rapidly filling up, the red due dates you marked on your calendar are getting closer, and your textbooks have turned colors from all of your highlighting. Sound familiar? The first tests of the semester are approaching. After 3 long months […]

Sleep: A True “Frenemy”

Elise Korte is a Wellness and Prevention Office intern and guest ERC blogger. As sad as we all were to see summer come to a close, it’s always nice to come back to the friendly face of routine. We’re starting to settle into classes, getting back to the books, and let me guess: You made […]

Timing is Everything

Gin Schaffer is the Associate Director of the ERC Those watches on your wrists and clocks on your walls apologize.  They really just want to tell you what time it is. They mean no harm. They don’t like seeing you panic, wondering: ‘Where, oh where has all the time gone!’ The truth is, time is […]