by Alexandra Khozin
The first step is to find what best helps you to memorize the information. Whether its writing things down, saying things out loud, drawing pictures and diagrams, or simply reading the material over, DO IT.
Give yourself at least one week to start looking over the material. This will allow you to ask any questions you may have ahead of time. This way, you are not left with a page of unanswered questions for your professor the night before the midterm/final that will of course not be able to get answered.
Use all the resources you are given! Professors almost always give practise problems which are usually a very good reflection of how he or she likes to ask questions. There are also office hours, discussion boards, SLGs, and more. These are all resources that are meant to help you, so might as well use them!
Make sure you understand the information you are trying to memorize. It will stick much better than if you are just trying to memorize a series of facts that make no sense to you. This will help you save time and help you answer any tricky questions on the test!
Take care of yourself. Get enough sleep and make sure you are eating well and staying hydrated. All the hard work and studying won’t pay off if you are running on two hours of sleep and have four coffees in your system. Try not to let your stress get the best of you because.. YOU GOT THIS.
by Jasjap Singh
Being a Toronto Maple Leaf’s fan hasn’t been easy. They have only made the playoffs twice since the 2003-2004 season and haven’t won the Stanley cup in 50 years. Despite all that, they have remained the most valuable NHL franchise at an estimated value of $1.1 billion USD. The leafs were in desperate need of a makeover, from the management down to the players.
In 2014, that makeover finally began with the signing of Brendan Shanahan as the President and Alternate Governor of the Toronto Maple Leafs. This led to a domino effect, with the leafs signing the best coach in the league, Mike Babcock, and one of the best general managers, Lou Lamoriello. The Toronto Maple Leafs being such a profitable organization were able to give Babcock an annual salary of $6.25 million, which more than double any other coach in the league! With arguably the best management in the league already in place, it was time to shift their focus to their roster.
With multiple trades, signings and a strong rookie core, the management have created a team that has a lethal offense with Austin Mathews leading the way. Austin Mathews has been firing on all cylinders since he stepped on the ice as a Maple Leaf, scoring 4 goals in his NHL debut against the Ottawa Senators. Austin Mathews finished the year second in scoring in the entire NHL, just 4 goals behind Sidney Crosby. The bright spot for the “new” Toronto Maple Leafs has not only been their offense but also their goaltender, Fredrick Anderson, who unnoticeably gets the job done. Anderson has played exceptionally well in the regular season and in my opinion was the MVP for the leafs in the playoffs last year against the Washington Capitals. With offense and goaltending solidified, the defensive side of the game is currently the primary focus and if that can be figured out then we seriously have a Stanley Cup contender.
However, the Toronto Maple Leafs still have to fix a couple things before they can make a serious run at the Stanley Cup. Even though they are taking strides in the right direction they need to address their weak blue line, as the saying goes “defense wins championships”. So don’t start planning the Stanley Cup parade just yet because there’s still quite a bit of work to be done.