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How To: Tips for Studying for a Language Class

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Unless you were lucky enough to test out of it, at some point during our time at UCLA we all will have to take a language class. For most majors the requirement is to take at least 3 quarters of a language course, but for others, such as linguistics, it can be as many as 9. A new language can be hard to grasp, especially if you’re like me and can ace the written portion, but get lost on the speaking and listening comprehension. To help make your language-learning experience run smoother, try these tips and you’ll be bilingual in no time. (more…)

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Life Hacks: Dorm Edition

Daily Bruin / Jessica Korn

As college students, we’ve become masters of accommodating for our lack of money and general life skills. And to make that scraping by even easier for you all, I have taken it upon myself to share these simple (and more importantly, free) life hacks I have discovered upon my time here at UCLA by using things that we all have sitting around in our dorms. (more…)

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How to Replace Your Meals With Matzo for Passover

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It is officially Passover. For the next week, it is Jewish tradition to not eat foods that contain any grains (Wheat, Oats, Rye, Barley, Spelt) that leaven/rise to honor the Jews when they escaped the Egyptians but did not have enough time to wait for the bread to leaven, hence why matzo (flat unleavened bread) is eaten during the holiday. Here are some ways to replace some of your favorite foods like a true matzo man. (more…)

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How to Find an Internship on BruinView

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As we look forward to summer, many of us Bruins are beginning to hunt for summer internships. However, using BruinView to find jobs can be quite complicated and overwhelming when trying to narrow down your search. Here are some tips to help you manage the site and take advantage of it so you can find the best internship for you. (more…)

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10 Impressive Vocab Words to Add to Your Final Paper

Having a paper as a final is a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you don’t have to stress out about studying and studying to take a three hour in-class exam. On the other hand, this paper could be worth a whopping fifty percent or more of your final grade. It needs to make your TA laugh, cry, appreciatively nod and use your works cited page as an example for every future section he teaches. The secret to this? Impressive vocabulary:

1. Instead of using “criticize,” try using “decry” (verb)

  • to openly criticize or belittle
  • My roommate often decries her statistics professor because he refuses to provide a formula sheet for midterms. (more…)

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