Author Archives: Student Reflections

Having Good Communication with your Friends

By Ritvi Ranka Having good communication with your friends, family, and significant others will help establish longer-lasting and more effective relationships. When people fight, their conflict can often be attributed to a lack of communication and not hearing either side out properly. But fear not! There are multiple things you can do to establish stronger connections. Here are some of my ideas that can help improve your communication skills: 1. Active Listening. Being able to … Read More

Tips to Study Smart and Efficiently

By Ritvi Ranka Being able to productively study for long periods of time without getting distracted is the ideal model for studying, but that doesn’t always happen. Procrastination was honestly one of my worst habits. I spent a little too much time thinking mindlessly when I really should have been doing work, but that’s okay! Because over time, I have learned to stray away from procrastination and work towards productive learning. During my (almost) three … Read More

Watch the Movie, not just the Highlight Reel

By Ritvi Ranka Before things started becoming more digital, filmmakers would use a spool called a film reel to project their movies. These reels were played in fast motion and projected for an audience to watch. And to promote their movies, filmmakers would compile a short highlight reel by making a compilation of the best parts of the film and sending those out through different avenues to attract the audience. But oftentimes, the actual movie … Read More