Can We Keep Learning?

© Victoria Bilsborough

Once upon a time I bought a dotted journal, and that has made all the difference.

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Learning during Lockdown

© Tatiana Syrikova

¡Hola mi amigos! ¿Cómo estás hoy?

As I finally breathe after my mini victory of ranking first on Amethyst Level in Spanish lessons on Duolingo, I wonder how much has changed since I last wrote a tete-a-tete letter to vent out my feelings of anxiety. But with this “new normal” (I know you are tired of it already), I wonder how others are taking it on with so many changes forced upon us due to the pandemic.

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8 Tips for Reading Multiple Books at a Time

© Thought Catalogue

One of my resolutions this year was to build the habit of reading multiple books at a time to quickly go through my TBR pile. I love reading books (no surprises there) but reading many books at the same time was not a method that I had adopted previously. However, I am open to experimenting and understanding what my style of reading is and here are my top tips to know before you jump into reading more than one book. ¡Ahí vamos!

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A Letter to You

Dear [insert your name],

I hope you are doing well amidst these unpredictable times. Things have been okay for me. I started working on February 17, 2020. Never did I predict—I would be confined to work from home a month later. I am finding it challenging—I am still struggling to learn the various steps involved in my work and writing business emails after getting it proofread from my helpful colleagues. Nevertheless, I have broken down in anxiety feeling my learning has slowed down. Thankfully, my friends have time and again shaken me out of this mental cage of working till I burnout. So there it is, me at the moment.

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Top Ten Resolutions for 2020

© Prateek Katyal

A month into 2020 and I finally have a decent checklist of goals for this year. Call it my belated yearly resolutions, but I feel motivated when I have things to look forward to and achieve (plus the excitement to tick things off from a checklist is pure joy!). I like to keep my goals flexible—adding more things as the year progresses and crossing off the ones I manage to complete. Like any list of goals, we tend to get overwhelmed if we add too many. So, I have set goals that are doable, but still challenging and exciting. Here are my top ten goals for 2020. (In no particular order of importance.)

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Things I Learnt from my First Internship – Part 1

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Ever faced the jitters when thinking of starting as an intern? Gone are the days when interns were hired, only to be disappointed with menial tasks like making coffees and ending up with no useful experiences. Nowadays, internships are necessary to build professional skills and help you with a smoother transition from an academic to a workplace environment. It also gives you hands-on experience before starting a real job. Fortunately (and hopefully), this article will break down some universal DO’s and DON’Ts that I accrued during my internship and will help you save some embarrassment to make a good impression. Whether you are already interning, will start an internship or thinking of doing one, this is for YOU. So here we go!

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