The Psche of a Runner

Joys of Being a College Student Part 1
September 15, 2014, 1:07 pm
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One of the hardest parts of the rigorous life of a college student is learning how to piece everything together in an organized way.  For a start, goal setting could give a good jumpstart to your college existence. If you set a goal it is almost like a mold you can fit into and it gives you a sort of path to follow. One thing to make as a goal is to step out of your comfort zone in one way or another. This could help solidify what you want as your identity by exploring something new. An education goal would be the other essential. You need something to keep you focused on school. The same applies for a sport if you play one. I have a running goal of ending up as one of the top 2 freshmen at the end of the year. My education goal is a work in progress so far since I still need to get a full feel for my classes.  The problem for students then lies in keeping good track of time and organizing for exams. To manage time well, you should be prepared to keep some sort of written schedule or the overwhelming things to do could clot your head. I have felt this heavily in all the emails I constantly receive and the people who I want to make time for. I usually take on this challenge by thinking of my schedule at least twice a day and cheat in a sense by doing my homework as far ahead as I can. Testing skills can be tough and different for every person. My advice would be for anyone is be creative in the way you study that adheres to your own personality. I prefer to write notes out for all I read so then I am almost reading it twice at least. I study multiple times in different days just a bit to stay fresh with the information.

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The Mustache Race Feelings
September 8, 2014, 2:51 pm
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In the reading The Mustache Race, the author plays their hand in telling about the war but also connecting it with home life in order to relate with audiences. From a soldier’s point of view, he tells signs war paints in your head, the loneliness, the discomfort, the fear. This takes the part of Wise’s “I know how you feel.” This is not necessarily by purpose he does this. In the details he uses, he speaks directly as to where his mind carries him. This also leads to bring out a sense of a homely connection and the feeling of being away. For many ordinary people, this jumps out at them and not just soldiers.  The good memories come out and he may believe it is unique to him since it is his own family background but small details can be formed and ran away with to make others perceive their lives through this.  Another technique discussed by Wise comes to light prominently with this story, details. He holds off on the gross, drawn out details but makes a conscious ping in your head to get you thinking about what truly is going on. Questions are raised also to help along the philosophy of his writing. He takes us through one scene and then to another, keeping our attention by articulating his thoughts about a different thing until the exact moment where he needs to bring it back to reality and pull you back in. The important parts of that reality set in the war are woven in between. Bronson appears as though he is a master storyteller but truly he is just telling his story through the way he feels does it justice and tugs his thoughts personally.

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