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Posts Tagged ‘Classes’


Plan Ahead with J-Term

Plan Ahead with J-Term

September 28th, 2016

  Something quite unique at Loyola is the J-term. What is the J-term? January term is an condensed, intensive, two-week session. Courses are available online, on campus, and abroad to give you a variety of options to make the most out of your winter break. Get ahead and graduate early as J-term is one of […]


Registering For Classes – What’s that like?

Registering For Classes – What’s that like?

April 19th, 2016

One of the biggest aspect of colleges is class. Unexpected, right? Not nearly so much as you would think. There are also other essential components to the college experience, but class is pretty high up there on the list, definitely a tie for first with whatever you love. After all, it’s kind of the reason […]


“Rate My Professor”

“Rate My Professor”

March 30th, 2016

I am sure many of you have heard of the website: www.ratemyprofessor.com and wonder…”how accurate is this?” But for those of you who don’t know what this is, it is a review site which allows college and university students to assign ratings to professors and campuses of American, Canadian, and United Kingdom institutions. These ratings are based on: […]


Tips and tricks to overnighting at Loyola

Tips and tricks to overnighting at Loyola

March 15th, 2016

First off, I gotta say, yay! We’re all very excited to host you at Loyola, and we hope you’ll enjoy! If you’re not signed up for an overnight and you’re interested in Loyola, please check out our programs – we’d love to have you. I personally think overnighting at a college is one of the […]


Second Semester Has Started Already With New Adjustments

Second Semester Has Started Already With New Adjustments

February 9th, 2016

A new semester means a lot of changes such as new peers, new teachers, and new study habits, but the same me adjusting to new changes. College can be a really big adjustment from high school. It is my third week of classes and I am already studying for exams and writing a short essay. I know […]


How to Choose the Right High School Classes

July 8th, 2015

  Everyone wants to know the secret recipe of high school classes to earn admission at Loyola, and while there is not one right combination of classes to choose, I am going to share some of my personal advice for making these decisions: How are Honors, AP, or IB Classes perceived by Loyola? It’s always nice […]


Recorded Lectures: a love and hate relationship

April 22nd, 2015

I cringe every time a professor tells me that they record his or her lectures.  Why?  Well, at that point, he or she is giving me the chance to not listen.  I am tempted and the struggle is real.  However, I understand why the professors do it.  I really do!  I love hand writing all […]


Taking the Stage–Roman Style

February 26th, 2015

Well, at least taking a stage that happens to be in Rome. This semester a class of about 20 JFRC students (including myself) have decided to “take the stage” and learn a thing or two about the world of theater. Beginning Acting is taught by professor Eric Nicholson who is no stranger to the drama […]


First Day of the Second Semester

January 12th, 2015

Today, things were quite casual for me despite the new classes and teachers. I was pleased to now be in classes with my friends (which made going to class and understanding the material easier). We all had back-to-back classes, so it was fun to walk with them to each building and discuss what we liked […]


Tips for First Generation Students

October 25th, 2014

You’re the first one to go to college and you’re clueless, but it’s OK.   I, too, am a first generation student at Loyola University Chicago.  I am also an only child and I did not have any close relatives attending college in 2010; it was difficult, but I did it!  Here are some tips that […]