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Neal’s Necessary Knowledge- Discussing the discussion

March 29, 2012
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A classroom discussion can be intimidating, especially if you are accustomed to passively listening to lectures. However, it can also be one of the most immersive and rewarding ways to learn. The best way to approach one is with a plan. So, here are some tips on how to engage in a discussion: Be Prepared.…

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Neal’s Necessary Knowledge – Learn to handle conflicts

March 22, 2012
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It’s an unavoidable matter of fact that we will meet people who we will come into conflict with. That is simply the nature of having neighbors and/or roommates in college. Ideally, we’d all just learn to coexist peacefully. However, the chances of that dwindle in an environment full of stress and so little personal space.…

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Neal’s Necessary Knowledge – Present a perfect portfolio

March 15, 2012
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A good portfolio is an essential part of many career fields, including writing, journalism, art, fashion, design, photography, and many more. It is a culmination of your best work in one place, and the inarguable proof that you have the skills needed for the job. So, in order to promote yourself to the fullest, here…

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Neal’s Necessary Knowledge – Use the Power of the Point

February 23, 2012
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We’ve all seen our share of bad Powerpoint presentations. They’re often filled with technical mishaps, poor timing, awkward speakers, and screens packed with far too much visual and informational clutter to process at once. However, this doesn’t mean that Powerpoint can’t be used as an effective tool in presenting information. We shouldn’t blame the technology…

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Neal’s Necessary Knowledge – Find your inner social butterfly

February 16, 2012
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If you let it be, college can be a lonely place. It’s easy to get so caught up in classes and schoolwork that you simply forget to have a social life. Then, when you finally have the time, you don’t know what to do with it. Most of the people around you have formed their…

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Neal’s Necessary Knowledge – It’s teamwork, not ‘me’ work

February 9, 2012
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“None of us is as good as all of us.” This phrase has long been a rallying call for teamwork and unity. For the most part, the sentiment behind it is true. Team members can offer important suggestions, opinions, and feedback that can inspire newer and stronger approaches to ideas and concepts. A team can…

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Neal’s Necessary Knowledge – Don’t criticize; critique instead

February 2, 2012
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One of the greatest things about college is that you are constantly surrounded by fellow educated minds. There aren’t too many places out there where a vast majority of its denizens are actively and willingly trying to learn and hone their skills. And soon enough, the growing minds of these institutions will be tasked with…

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Neal’s Necessary Knowledge – Warning: Wikipedia is reliable

January 26, 2012
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Last week Wikipedia held a blackout in order to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). All 20 million of the website’s articles were made unavailable for an entire day. This demonstration gained notoriety, and many people took this opportunity to jab at Wikipedia’s enormous stature and importance in the digital information age. “How will…

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Neal’s Necessary Knowledge – A dozen great holiday films

December 1, 2011
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The semester is coming to a close and the holidays are looming near. To get into the spirit of the upcoming Yuletide season, I’ve compiled a list of a dozen of my favorite Christmas-time films: • “A Christmas Story” (1983) – I had known about this film for most of my life but hadn’t watched…

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Neal’s Necessary Knowledge – Give credit where credit is due

November 17, 2011
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Everything is a remix. This is apparent in anything from music to film, literature to television. All that we know has been given to us from other people. We were taught by others how to read and interpret the many forms of media. In turn, these influences have become our inspirations in how we choose…

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