This Week’s Best Questions on Discuss Campus – Dec. 4, 2009
Our semesters and quarters are quickly winding down, but that doesn’t mean that Discuss Campus is slowing down at all. In fact, we appointed one of our first moderators this week. His handle is insanemo. His real life name is Mohammed Arfeen and he’s a a sophomore at Benedictine University. He’s got a reputation that puts me to shame, so I finally conceded. He’ll be helping out around the site. If you’re interested in becoming a moderator, prove it to us!
Here are this week’s best questions:
What are some good methods you use to prepare for finals week? Where do you go to study? Do you have any studying tips? How about ways to keep yourself sane during finals week?
To start, I know next to nil about politics, international relations, or things of that nature. But I chose this major on three premises.
- It genuinely intrigues me.
- I’m WILLING to learn about it.
- It’s a path into law school.
I already know that there are other majors that can take me there (English, Sociology) but those appeal to me far far less than PoliSci.
So here is my question: how do I “get better” at understanding the messy world of politics? Right now I’m plowing my way through General Ed. classes, but with upper-division looming so close, I feel unprepared. I am surrounded by many students whom feel so comfortable talking about politics in everyday conversation, but I can’t keep up with their lingo.
I am no academic-schlep. I just haven’t been exposed to the proper material yet. Any suggestions of books, websites, news stations, magazines, and newspapers that would expose this “noob” to politics would be helpful. Thank you all!
What do you do when there is a random chick, and you want to talk with her? How do you strike up the conversation?
That’s it for the questions this week! Got a question of your own? Head on over to Discuss Campus and ask it. Don’t forget that–like all things awesome–it’s free.