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26 Easy Tips for Taking Online Classes

Overwhelmed with school workload? Here are the best and easy tips for taking online classes.

Yuner Gao



International student studying at night online school

Scheduling time and sleep from the other side of the world can be made easier with some helpful tips and tricks!

Classes are online, assignments have doubled and international students have had to disperse across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Forced to move back to their local countries, or begin college from home, these students have had to deal with a number of logistical hurdles with the biggest one being: differing time zones.

Here are tips for taking online classes. Don’t worry if the sun is not on your side, help is available in many different forms.

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Tips for Taking Online Classes In Another Time Zone  

1.  Register for schedule-friendly lectures

The first tip for online classes is to try and avoid an inverted week by registering for lectures that take place between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. in your local time. This will require you to do some calculations to choose the best time slot that won’t have you waking up for class at odd hours.

If this is not possible, you may need to reconsider your need for the course at this time – if it’s an elective that you can take in the following semesters, it might be worth postponing it until the Spring semester or next school year.

Many colleges are aware of time zone differences and may also have time slots reserved for international students that you can take advantage of! But, since this may not be the case for every student, there may not be a way around staying up late at night or getting up at the crack of dawn.

2. Have asynchronous classes 

Synchronous classes are of course the best – you can have classes with your classmates and professors at the same time, so you have more of a sense of community. In synchronous classes, you can communicate more smoothly with the professor and have more opportunities to ask questions.

But maybe getting up at 3 a.m. for class every day is not only making the dark circles under your eyes worse, but it’s also making it harder to organize your day. Or why not try taking asynchronous classes? Most colleges offer a hybrid combination of synchronous and asynchronous classes. Trying to communicate with the professor and choosing an asynchronous class may save you a few hours of sleep.

Though in an asynchronous class, you will have less time to communicate with the professor, you can continue to maintain communication through emails with your professor. Remember to log onto your school portal frequently for updates!

If possible, you could also make an appointment with the professor at a mutually appropriate time for private video communication. In short, asynchronous classes can help you maintain a good GPA without losing quality sleep as long as you arrange well. You can do it!

3.  Sleep is your best ally – don’t sacrifice it

Accepting the time zone differences between you and your college is important. One step that can get you closer to functionality is prioritizing your sleep. Psychologists don’t lie when they say sleep is one of the key ingredients to a productive day. 

Keeping track of how many hours of sleep you get in a week can be beneficial in deducing other areas that may be problematic in your schedule. Consider installing sleep tracking apps like Sleep Monitor to get a better idea of your sleep quality.

It can be difficult to have complete control of your sleeping habits, and such apps take note of your sleeping schedule for your benefit! Additionally, it is best to maintain a schedule that does not involve screens an hour before going to sleep.

Because following your natural circadian rhythm may not be possible with a unique schedule, it may be necessary to condition your body to fall asleep. This may require you to plan your social life around your sleep and let others know that you may not be available during the day.

It is also important to keep your sleep and school environments separate, so as not to confuse your circadian rhythm by accidentally falling asleep at night.

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4. Have a good routine

A few of the conditions for good sleep are having a good schedule, plenty of relaxation and time to destress. Taking online classes in different time zones is not an easy task, and students often face both physical and mental pressures. Therefore, a good routine is good for both body and mind. 

So how can you develop good habits? First, try to get up and go to bed at the same time every day. Second, eat at consistent times throughout each day. What you eat, what you drink and when you eat or drink water can all affect your sleep. Starting with a healthy breakfast each day with a balanced diet can be the best way to improve the quality of your sleep.

Third, make sure you get a good amount of physical activity. Regular exercise can help you fall asleep faster and improve the quality of your sleep! Exercise should be done a few hours before bed, and if you do it right before bed, it will keep your body stimulated and you won’t fall asleep.

5. Establish a distance learning schedule

Nothing is more useful than a distance learning schedule. Using your distance learning schedule to allocate and control your study time could be convenient and inexpensive! It could allow you to keep track of tasks and how long they may take to finish. If you want to get organized and reach your full work and academic potential, create a distance learning schedule for yourself!

This is how you can make one. First, make a list of tasks. Write down the tasks that need to be done. Second, choose how you want to organize your schedule. You can use paper or electronic versions! Each version has its advantages.

The electronic version is easy to build and make major changes to, while the paper version is easy to carry around and make minor changes to. Third, make the schedule as specific as possible. You can break down large tasks into smaller ones so that you can perform them more easily.

Finally, stick to it! Though of course, you can continue to modify your schedule according to your own habits.

6. Create a study space of your own

One of the big drawbacks of taking online classes at home is that you don’t have an environment to focus on. So, try allocating space to focus when studying at home. 

If you don’t have a study, choose a desk or tea table where you can put your laptop and keep your school books. Do not pursue absolute silence, but try to stay away from all entertainment devices, such as the TV, your cell phone, etc. Also, remember to stay away from the bed as much as possible. You don’t want to be falling asleep while studying. 

Keeping your table or desk tidy may also motivate you to use it more often. Remove all unnecessary objects from your vision.

7. Organize and track activities according to your ‘secondary’ time zone

With increased amounts of work to compensate for in-person discussions at lectures and the time zone differences between you and your college, it can be difficult to stay on top of your work.

Therefore, it is important that you are aware of how many hours ahead or behind you are from the rest of your classmates and professor. Consider getting a second clock that displays the time in your college city! You can add another digital clock on your desktop taskbar, hang a clock in your room, or place one on your desk.

Having both clocks could help you keep track of how much time you really have before that assignment or discussion post is due.

A time zone gap of ten hours or more may also mean that classes carry over to the next day. Desktop apps like Notion not only allow you to customize your calendar, but also let you create to-do lists, keep a journal and reading list, and calculate grades.

Finally, don’t forget about daylight savings! Although a desktop clock may update your international time for you, knowing when a time change will take place is crucial to making sure you don’t misinterpret deadlines.

A college student studying in online classes

8.  Let others know

Since international students are a relative minority, even in ethnically diverse colleges, it is important to make your position known to your classmates and professors.

Classes may conduct surveys at the beginning of the term to get an idea of how much of the class is connecting on Zoom internationally. Participate in these surveys and also let your professor know beforehand. This will allow them to be more sympathetic to your situation and understand the reason you might potentially miss a class or miss a due date for an assignment. 

If a class requires you to break into groups or participate in group projects, make sure fellow group members are in similar time zones or are aware of your time difference. This will allow you to coordinate with them more easily and prevent large chunks of time between communication.

9.  Use the time difference to your advantage

If you’re in a country that is significantly ahead of your college city, use this to your advantage. Try conducting activities in the morning or night that you may not usually have time for, such as a long breakfast or lunch, or going for night-time runs.

You can also use this time to be productive and catch up on readings so you don’t fall behind. If an assignment or midterm is on the horizon and you have details on it, don’t wait until it is assigned. Spread out its various components into several days to maximize productivity and maintain your normal sleeping hours.

While your classmates are sleeping, you can be working on the next assignment!

Being away from campus doesn’t mean you’re doomed to missing out on social events. Sign up for online seminars, talks and clubs – you may even make new friends at these events!

Online classes can be difficult without the added challenge of adhering to another time zone. Try to follow these tips for online classes – keep sleep, scheduling, and social activities in check, you will thrive.

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Tips for Taking Online Classes (General)  

10. Take care of your body

At this special moment, maintaining good health is the most important thing. So that you can study at your best. First of all, you must have a regular schedule. Don’t mess up your schedule because you don’t have to go to school. Then you must maintain a healthy diet. Of course, do not skip breakfast or dinner, because you need plenty of good food to provide energy.

Although travel will be restricted during the epidemic, outdoor sports are still possible. You can go for a walk in the morning, or go hiking on the weekend and breathe the fresh air in the wild. Remember to drink plenty of water when studying. The more you relax, the more concentration you are gonna maintain.

Last but not least, sleep is one of the important ways to recharge the body. Especially when you need to catch up with papers and prepare for exams, enough sleep is especially important. You can improve your sleep quality through meditation and other ways.

11. Take Notes

No matter how good your memory is, taking notes is still beneficial and harmless. Especially when you are taking an online class, you can easily get distracted, and taking notes is a good way to concentrate.

Maybe you will feel like it is unnecessary, because the professor may send you slides. But please note that many details will not be displayed on the slides. Taking down detailed notes will also help you review for the exam. The way of taking notes can be set according to your own preferences. You can write it down by hand in a lovely notebook, or you can take notes in a word document.

In addition, if you are not able to take notes in class, you can record a video. Then listen to the lecture after class and take notes.

12. Eliminate Distractions

One of the problems with online classes is that you get a lot of distractions,  especially if you are living with your parents and siblings. A quiet environment is crucial, particularly a designated study area free from outside noise and distractions.

You certainly can’t ask everyone in your family to be quiet for you, but you can ask them to be quiet for a few hours while you study. If you can’t avoid it, you can wear headphones and play some soft music to help you focus.

It’s also important to limit your use of social media. When studying, place your phone in silent mode and keep it far away from your desk to prevent them from distracting you.

13. Remind yourself of deadlines

Taking Online classes makes every student a lone soldier. There is no one to discuss assignments face to face and no one to remind you of the deadline next to you. As a result, you may have missed the deadline carelessly and failed to get a good score.

Be sure to remind yourself of the deadline! Write the deadline on a whiteboard where you can see it, or even set it up as your desktop picture so you can see it all the time. So this requires you to read through the syllabus at the beginning of the class to find out when all the assignments are due. Put this information on your calendar. Also, be aware of changes in deadlines.

In some cases, you can also set an alarm clock to remind yourself of the deadlines.

A college planner with pens and paper

14. Reward yourself

This year is a difficult time for students, and no one has had the same experiences. Although working hard is necessary, taking time to relax is also as important. Learn to take care of yourself so that you can continue to work hard later.

Don’t be too demanding of yourself, because you are worthy of rest after a long study period.

Additionally, you have to learn to reward yourself. After being praised by the professor for your homework, let yourself have time for yourself to do activities in which you find joy.

15. Check Your Email Regularly

Since taking the online class, emailing has become an important communication tool for you. If check emails might have been dispensable in the past, right now you need to take them seriously.

The professors may email you with instructions as well as assignments, such as changing the time of the online class or sending out additional reading materials.

My advice is to check it once in the morning and once in the evening. If you check too often, you may not be able to concentrate. You can check your email in the morning and reply immediately, and then you may check your email in the evening and get a reply from your professor or college department.

16. Communicate with others

It is common that you may not have talked to your old classmates face to face for a long time. But it doesn’t matter, you can still connect to them online! Don’t underestimate the importance of communication, even if it is not face-to-face communication!

You can form a study group with your classmates to urge each other to study and discuss current problems together. If you study with someone, you may even learn more efficiently! 

And it’s not just about studying. When you relax, you can talk with your friends about last night’s football game or the new movie coming out these days. Something to distract you from school work for even just a few minutes. 

17. Increase your interest in taking online classes

I know that some of you may be able, through the strong will, to push yourself to study even if you hate it. But this is not a long-term solution. The real key is to love learning and develop your interest in learning.

Taking online classes can sometimes be quite boring, and that’s understandable. There are many ways you can create a comfortable and exciting study environment for yourself!

Maybe try lighting a nicely scented candle, playing some pump-up music, or making yourself an energizing cup of coffee.

Take the steps to enjoy the unique experience of online learning!

18. Break down tasks

Do you sometimes feel that the workload from online classes has piled up too high? The most efficient way to shorten the pile of work may be to divide the assignments into smaller sections.

When organizing your class assignments, you may take 30 minutes to complete a short assignment and then take a ten-minute break before continuing on to the next assignment. This way, you won’t get burnt out too quickly. 

Take the break time to relax as much as you can — eat a snack or do some physical activity. The small breaks may help clear your mind from any thoughts that were slowing you down! 

19. Manage your time

It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re taking online classes at home. Sometimes it feels like time goes by very slowly, and sometimes it feels like time goes by very quickly. Therefore most importantly, you have to learn to manage your time.

To solve this problem, create a clear and workable study plan and stick to it, giving yourself some space and rest to deal with the unexpected. In practice, you can allocate a certain amount of time to each subject. When the time is up, you need to change subjects. This will also help you not procrastinate.

However, it is important to have a weekly schedule with dates highlighted. This will ensure that you set aside enough time to focus on your studies without distractions.

20. Try to solve problems on your own

Because of online classes, you may have to learn to solve problems by yourself. Perhaps for those students who are used to being dependent on others such as their professor to answer all their questions, this is a good opportunity to practice independent learning.

Try to carefully review every document the professor sends. After all, it is not so easy to get a timely reply from a professor. In addition, the syllabus is also important to look at. What you will learn this semester, and how the professor will grade it, can be found in the syllabus.

If you do have a problem, it may be more productive to try to solve the problem yourself by searching it online first. If you can’t get an answer, email your professor without hesitation. And you’d be better off including more than one question in one email!

21. Don’t be afraid to ask for help

While you should learn to solve problems on your own, you should also learn to ask for help when appropriate. Especially if you don’t understand the material or your work is falling behind, talk to the professors as soon as possible.

The longer you wait for help, the longer you fall behind and the worse your test scores will be.

If your professor isn’t offering enough help, look for other resources. Go to your school’s online library, where you can find resources related to your coursework. Another service you might find helpful is the online writing center, which can help you format your essays or even solve grammar problems.

22. Don’t Procrastinate

Taking online classes may make you procrastinate easily. Indeed, focusing on online classes is not as easy as in-person classes. As a result, you’re likely to leave all of your homework to the end of the semester, which is obviously a very painful situation to be in…

So try to give as much time as you can to each subject so you stay on top of your work. Don’t underestimate the workload of online classes. Avoid overscheduling yourself as well!

Also, talk to your advisor if possible. They can help you decide how many online classes fit into your schedule.

23. Back up regularly

When taking online classes, it goes without saying that computers are important. That’s why technology becomes the first and foremost problem. Even the most reliable networks can sometimes be flawed. Back up your work regularly and be prepared for any potential internet connection problems, technical failures or computer crashes.

If possible, try writing documents in an online cloud drive, which will automatically save them in the cloud every few minutes. If your computer breaks down, you will be able to easily access your documents and recover them from another device.

It is always better to prepare for a rainy day than to mend your ways!

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24. Participate in online classes discussions

In online classes, participating in the course discussion may seem indispensable, whether it is answering questions or asking questions. On the one hand, this can help you improve your concentration. On the other hand, it can also get full marks in-class participation.

Participating in online class discussions is one of the few opportunities to talk with professors and classmates at the same time, so don’t miss it.

25. Determine your online studying style

The studying method of every person is different. Each person has a different way of taking online classes. Some people study better by reading, some people prefer to listen, and some people need visual stimulation.

Knowing what type of learner you are will help make your online classes more effective. Remember, the specific way your professor chooses to teach online does not mean that this is your only choice. Recognize your needs and you will become more efficient than ever before!

26. Set your goals

Goal setting is majorly important. If you set them ahead of time, you will be more likely to achieve them in the end. It’s normal to let your mind wander a lot, but as long as you have a goal, you won’t detract from your fundamental goal too far.

Focus on the big picture, remember why you chose to study in the first place, and keep your passion in your mind. Every time you take a step, you are one step closer to achieving your dreams.

The belief that you will achieve your goal is always with you, and you must bring it with you to complete the task, whether it’s taking notes on a 2-minute educational video or doing research for a paper.

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That’s a wrap. This article was all about tips for taking online classes.




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Most Awesome Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend

Looking for the best name to call your best friend? We got you. We have compiled a list of the best 250+ nicknames perfect for all personalities.

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Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend

Nicknames are more than just a fun name to call your friend or loved one. They tell a mini story about that person, the connection you have with them and how much they mean to you. They, in a way, signify your bond to that person. 

I don’t know about you, but I don’t give out nicknames easily. They have to be perfectly cultivated to encapsulate every beautiful, or not so beautiful, thing about the person who is given the name.

It can’t be super boring, basic, or plain (unless of course, that person is boring, but you love them for it anyway). A nickname has to be perfect; no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it, the name has to be absolutely perfect.

Now, after hearing my spiel about how important nicknames are, I am sure you are thinking about the fact that your girl best friend doesn’t have one.

I bet the panic is staring to set in now, “Why doesn’t my girl best friend have a nickname???” and “Why is my nickname for my girl best friend so bad?? How can I make it better?” Take a deep breath and worry no more.

Below are the best nicknames for your girl best friend and they aren’t super plain or basic. If you’re looking for names like those, then this isn’t the article for you because plain nicknames are pretty easy to come up with.

But hey, if that’s the perfect fit for your girl best friend by all means, use that nickname. 

Continuing on, below I have taken the nickname game to the next level by organizing all the nicknames into categories.

Simply look through the category that suites your relationship and choose from 50 names, or better yet, use my examples to come up with the perfect custom nickname for your girl best friend.

No matter what name you end up choosing or creating, she will love it!

Before you begin, remember, the nickname process can be a long one and it deserves the time. The perfect nickname can be tricky to find, however, you will know when you’ve found the perfect name because it will fit effortlessly.

Also, if it is the perfect nickname, it may stick with your girl best friend for the rest of her life. So, again, make sure it’s the right name for her! Enjoy the nickname process!





Smart Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend


Smart Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend


Below are some cute smart nicknames to call your girl best friend who always seems to have the answers to everything.

Now, this could be in life, school, or simply random facts; this girl knows it all and more importantly, this girl deserves the perfect nickname.

Consider the options below!

  1. Smarty
  2. Big Brains
  3. Brainy
  4. Brainiac
  5. Worm
  6. Reader
  7. Genius
  8. Owl
  9. Nerd
  10. Nerdy
  11. Young Sheldon
  12. Einstein
  13. Booker
  14. Course Hero
  15. Grade Saver
  16. Apple
  17. Hacker
  18. Lib
  19. Wordy
  20. Brains
  21. Daze
  22. Solver
  23. Professor
  24. Wordle
  25. The President
  26. The Secretary
  27. The Brains
  28. Skater
  29. McSmart
  30. Google
  31. The Saver
  32. Nobel
  33. The Main
  34. Tutor
  35. The Teacher
  36. Nodder
  37. The Knower
  38. OZ
  39. Overlord
  40. Brilliant
  41. Light
  42. Beamer
  43. Shooting Star
  44. Champ
  45. Egghead
  46. Goggles
  47. Ivy
  48. Lemon
  49. Magic Lady
  50. Ray


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Funny Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend


Funny Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend


Funny, original nicknames are hard to come by these days. It seems as though every good nickname is attributed to someone you already know; therefore, you can’t use it.

If you find this happening to you, consider the list below. This list contains some funny nicknames you may or may not have heard of before.

If you have, consider them as a steppingstone to help you find or create the perfect funny nickname.

  1. Goose
  2. Goon
  3. Gooser
  4. Bug
  5. Nugget
  6. Dogo
  7. Kiwi
  8. Rat
  9. Moose
  10. Ducky
  11. Spoon
  12. Buba
  13. Bub
  14. Bab
  15. Thing
  16. Bear
  17. Sneak
  18. Slink
  19. Slinky
  20. Shifty
  21. Pal
  22. Bro
  23. Dude
  24. Buddy
  25. Sipper
  26. Teddy
  27. Funky
  28. Ding Dong
  29. Whopper
  30. Pots
  31. Frugal
  32. Wally
  33. Snail
  34. Light Weight
  35. Goof
  36. Bono
  37. Fudge
  38. Bosco
  39. Special __ (letter of their name, ex. Special K)
  40. The first letter of their name (ex. B)
  41. Goober
  42. Snacker
  43. Stinker
  44. Stinky
  45. Cheeto
  46. Stepper
  47. Anything based off of their last name
  48. Barn Dog
  49. Beak
  50. Pinky

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Sassy Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend


Sassy Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend


We all have that one sassy best friend that deserves an equally sassy nickname. If you are struggling to find the perfectly balanced, or not so balanced, sassy nickname look at the list below.

This list has sassy, sassy sweet, feisty, and so many other sassy styles of nicknames for you to choose from.

Browse below and find the best sassy nickname for your girl best friend.

  1. Dumber
  2. Stupid
  3. Dummy
  4. Sass
  5. Spaz
  6. Weirdo
  7. Dung
  8. Doof
  9. Snap
  10. Pop
  11. Crackle
  12. The Weed
  13. Squirty
  14. Mother
  15. Bummer
  16. Bird
  17. Salty
  18. Grumpy
  19. Brit
  20. Snoozer
  21. Sleaze
  22. Squirt
  23. Tree
  24. Duck
  25. Pea Brain
  26. Loner
  27. Creeper
  28. Mom
  29. Parent
  30. Tooter
  31. Gingersnap
  32. Shortcake
  33. Bean Stalk
  34. Pipsqueak
  35. Hangry
  36. Cayenne
  37. Cheeseball
  38. Fuzz Ball
  39. Your Highness
  40. Nuts
  41. Kiddo
  42. Nosy
  43. Bossy
  44. Crow
  45. Diva
  46. Rebel
  47. Lazy
  48. Hun
  49. Rat
  50. Puff Bal

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Dirty Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend


Dirty Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend


Before you choose a nickname from the list below, make sure that your girl best friend is ok with the nickname.

If she gives you the greenlight, then browse below to find the perfect dirty nickname for her. But again, make sure to confirm that she is ok with one of the names below!

  1. Snack
  2. Hottie
  3. Sticky
  4. Looker
  5. Cutie
  6. Lover
  7. Hot Stuff
  8. Cold Stuff
  9. Shifter
  10. Sleeper
  11. Her last name (ex. Brown) (Keep it as is or change it up, ex. Brownie)
  12. Singer
  13. Snicker
  14. Sweet
  15. Twister
  16. Dynamite
  17. Banger
  18. Shadow
  19. Edible
  20. Goddess
  21. Doll
  22. Candy
  23. Sugar
  24. Smooches
  25. Sunshine
  26. Bubbles
  27. Bunny
  28. Bun Bun
  29. Tiger
  30. Sassy
  31. Missy
  32. Baby Girl
  33. Firecracker
  34. Goldy
  35. Amor
  36. Brandy
  37. My Girl
  38. Ace
  39. Fireball
  40. Kisses
  41. Sparky
  42. Caramel
  43. Spice
  44. Martini
  45. Snappie
  46. Buttercup
  47. Sexy Pants
  48. Sweet Cheeks
  49. Sugar Lips
  50. Angel

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Sweet Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend



Dirty Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend


Finding a nickname for your sweet girl best friend is usually pretty easy. There are many cute names out there that you could call her.

However, listed below, are some of my all-time favorites. Use this list to pick the perfect nickname.

  1. Boo
  2. Love bug
  3. Lovie
  4. Lovely
  5. Lady
  6. Girl
  7. Girly
  8. Minnie
  9. Honey
  10. Love
  11. Poo Bear
  12. Sweety
  13. Sweetheart
  14. Beautiful
  15. Snuggle Bug
  16. Pea
  17. Beau
  18. Cuddle Bug
  19. Snuggly
  20. Hugsy
  21. Pookie Bear
  22. Quality
  23. Gorgeous
  24. Softy
  25. Smiles
  26. Baby Bear
  27. Mouse
  28. Puppy
  29. Bean
  30. Sugar Snap
  31. Beauty
  32. Goldfish
  33. Sky
  34. Bunches
  35. Pie
  36. Soul Mate
  37. Tootsie
  38. Boo Boo
  39. Lulu
  40. Gal
  41. Soul Sister
  42. Chickee
  43. Dreamer
  44. Muffin
  45. Lady Bug
  46. Buzzy
  47. Rosie
  48. Iris
  49. Fun Size
  50. Pal

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Final Thoughts on Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend

Friendships are some of the most important relationships we will ever have, therefore, making sure that your bestie has the perfect nickname is very important.

Some friendships are sweet, while others sassy and feisty, but no matter what type of relationship, a nickname should be fitting for both you and your friend (especially because you will be the one calling them said nickname, so you better like it too). 

Also, I want to say, using a nickname that is coined “basic” or “overused” doesn’t mean it’s bad. It is a way for you to connect with your friend and it will be meaningful to you and her.

Therefore, even if the nickname is “basic”, it will be more than meets the eye because it bonds the two of you. 

If you are struggling or, rather, were struggling to find the perfect nickname, I hope the list above was helpful in finding the perfect nickname or discovering an original one of your own!

No matter what you chose, your girl best friend will love it!




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How Can Literature Classes in College Help You in Life




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Much of the world’s historical cultures and traditions have been preserved in literary pieces that can be studied to learn about the older ways of life.

Most literary pieces contain encounters filled with various human experiences that help broaden one’s understanding of the world they live in. In a nutshell, studying literature courses can help you learn about various cultures and histories through commentaries, stories, and theories.

But, there’s more. Modern literature programs and classes are usually structured in ways that enable students to absorb a lot more.

This means that today’s literature programs can help students develop several transferable skills like essay writing, critical thinking, and more.

Thus, those students who study literature in college can learn several skills that can later be beneficial to employers. In this article, we will take a closer look at how literature classes in college can help you in life ahead.

But before we jump in, students reading this should also know that certain aspects of taking literature classes can be tough. For example, it is never easy to write great essays without a thorough knowledge of the process.

Thus, to perform better, students need all the help they can get.

Today, several digital platforms help students with their academic work. For example, students can use a top platform like Studyfy for their help write my essay or ‘edit my essay’ services.

Using such services enables students to boost their academic performance while also giving them insights into their essay work.

In no particular order, here are 8 ways literature classes in college can help you in life.

1) You Can Improve Your Communication Skills

One of the best ways of learning to communicate better is through reading more. While studying literature, students need to continually read through various types of text like prose or poetry.

They are also provided with various study notes and are also encouraged to create their own.

Literature classes can also be very interactive and engaging. Most literature programs include discussions, debates, seminars, and more.

Overall, students would be able to learn better communication through more reading, listening, evaluating, and writing.


2) You Will Be Motivated to Weave Your Life’s Story

The main essence of any work of literature is that one can always find a story in them. This is because most literary pieces are created to record various events experienced in one’s body, mind, and surroundings.

And these experienced events are usually recorded as stories. Thus, reading more literary works can help mold the idea of ‘story creation’ early on in students.

And attending literature classes in college helps students understand the know-how of how it can be done.


3) It Can Help Improve Your Evaluation Skills

Studying literature properly is not just about plain and simple reading. But it also has a lot to do with being able to discern what one reads. And learning the art of discernment can improve one’s overall evaluation skills.

Being able to discern and evaluate then goes to help students communicate and write a whole lot better.

And this skill – of reading, evaluating, and understanding – is of paramount importance in the professional world.




4) You Can Become More Articulate

Most literary works are written in different styles because they are written by different people. And the more one reads, the more they would understand the complexities behind different writing styles.

But studying literature in college has more benefits than this.


Throughout one’s literature program, they will be put through various tests to gauge and improve their literary abilities. And one of the main abilities one can work upon is being more articulate.

This means that a good literature student would always include all the details when making any type of argument or point.


5) You Can Become a Better Writer

Yes, the ability to write well depends a lot on one’s imagination and frame of mind. But, to become a great or even good writer, one also needs to do a bit of reading.

This is because, without reading previous works, one will not be able to know the required standards for great pieces of text. And without it, one will not be able to write such that it grips their readers.

In the professional world, writers are some of the most well-paid workers. This is because they can convert heaps of information into understandable and engaging texts.

And this can help a business connect with its audience a whole lot more.


6) You Can Improve Your Interactive & Social Skills

Literature courses and programs are some of the most interactive ones around. Why? Because it involves a lot of discussions, debates, storytelling sessions, and more.

In any literature class, one can always find various types of commentaries and speeches from professors and students alike.

Literature students have the unique opportunity of digging deeper into various subject areas. And the best part is that they can do so with all of their peers together.

Learning such interactive and engagement skills from one’s classroom can help them greatly in their future careers.

7) It Can Improve Your English Skills – Better Grammar, Punctuation, & More

English is not only the most spoken but is also considered a standard language across several international communities. Thus, to grow to greater heights, sooner or later, one needs to brush up on their English skills.

Most literature programs and classes around the world are conducted in English. When one takes up a program in English, they have the opportunity of learning the language usage from the masters.

Thus, learning literature early on in life can profoundly improve one’s overall English skills, which can be crucial for career progression.


8) It Can Teach You Critical Thinking & Broaden Your Horizons

To efficiently power through a literature class or program, one needs to be able to contribute adequately. But one’s contribution is often seen as beneficial when they are also able to communicate their knowledge neatly.

A study of literature can achieve this by making students find various patterns and meanings in texts. Literature from various periods of the world also contains much information about historical cultures and traditions.

It can give a lot of insight to students about how people during different times in history were, what they did, how they thought, and more. This broadens one’s horizons and makes one look at the world in an autobiographical way.


The Bottom Line

There is no doubt that studying literature in college has several benefits for one’s life. But that being said, literature programs can be difficult in terms of learning and scoring higher grades easily. 

Students should learn beforehand about all the intricacies and semantics of their desired programs. Doing so would help them know which particular literature program would be the most suitable for them. 


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What To Bring To College – The Ultimate 2022 College Packing List

Are you having trouble knowing what to bring to college? We’ve got you covered! Check out this essential list of what to bring to college.

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Going away for college is the beginning of a brand new journey. You are leaving home behind for three or four months to live in a place that you have never been to before.

You now have to go to classes, move into your dorm room and receive a whole new set of responsibilities since you are off on your own. This is a big transition for any college student because you are going from having to abide by your parents’ rules to forming ones of your own.

Your parents will still check in with you and make sure you are okay, but now, in college, you are allowed to become independent and make your own decisions.

Now, it is your turn to have faith in yourself and make the right choices, starting with preparing what to pack away for college. You are going to be away from home for a whole semester, so you have to make sure that you have all of the things you need.

You need accessories to jazz up your dorm room. You need enough personal care products to last the entire semester. You have to make sure that all your school supplies are packed in your backpack and that you are up to date with the latest electronics.

If you are fortunate to have your own kitchen in your dorm, you must have all of the right tools with you so that you can learn to cook your meals on campus. Through this guide to packing what you have to bring to college, you will know exactly what you need and get you on the right track!



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College Packing List for your Dorm Room 


1. Desktop Powerstrip 


2. Laundry Basket


3. Essential Oil Diffuser 


4. All-Purpose First Aid Kit 


5. Photo Clip String Lights 


6. Personal Fan 

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College Packing List of School Supplies 


7. Daily Planner 


8. Mechanical Pencil Variety Pack 


9. Travel Backpack 


10. Pen/Pencil Case 


11. Office Clips Set 


12. 3-Hole Punch 


13. 4-Pack Spiral Notebooks


14. Highlighters 


15. Sticky Notes Organizer 


16. 4-Pocket Binder

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College Packing List of Kitchen Supplies 


17. Chef Cooking Utensils Set 


18. 2-Slice Toaster 


19. Kitchen Brush Set


20. Cutting Board Set


21. Digital Food Kitchen Scale 


22. Kitchen Conversion Chart Magnet 


Essentials for Cleaning and Bathroom


23. Mesh Shower Caddy


24. EasyWring Spin Mop 


25. Tall Trash Bags, Set of 90


26. Linen Towel Set 


27. Broom and Dustpan Set


Packing List of Personal Care Products 


28. Face Masks


29. Coconut & Honey Hand & Body Lotion – 


30. Facial Tools 


31. Beard Kit 


32. Under Eye Masks


33. Albolene Moisturizing Cleanser 

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Packing List of Personal Care Products


34. Scalp Massager 


35. Pimple Healing Patches


36. Microdermabrasion Machine


37. Foot File 


Packing List of Electronics 

38. Portable Power Bank 


39. Sleep Headphones 


40. Echo Dot (4th Generation) 


41. 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station


42. Beats Studio Buds 

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Food and Snacks


43. Compact Air Fryer 


44. Food Storage Containers, 16-Pack 


45. Acrylic Dinnerware 


46. Mini Waffle Maker


Packing List of Fun Stuff


47. Fitbit Versa 2


48. Mini Projector 


49. Hand Warmers


50. Electronic Word Clock

Final Thoughts on College Packing List

Getting ready to leave for college is an incredibly difficult task because you are essentially leaving behind the life you had always known, at least for a few months, to a brand new environment.

You will become mostly surrounded by people you have never met before and you have to rely on your own decision-making to solve problems that may arise in the upcoming semester.

It may seem very overwhelming and it is easy to become stressed out during this period, especially with the preparations before you leave for college.

You want to make you have everything you need before you are off on your own, which includes your personal care products, electronics, kitchen supplies, and dorm accessories.

Hopefully, this list has helped guide you in choosing the right items to bring! 





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