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Spring Quarter is the last three month stretch of the school year and everyone wants it to be their best whether that’s academically or socially. And don’t let this blog post make you think I’m trying to steer anyone away from doing any extracurriculars. Join some clubs, meet some new people, have some fun. This is just a friendly reminder that college is an even balance. You must work hard and play hard. After all, we’re spending a lot of money for an experience that isn’t just about our education but our experience at DePaul in and of itself. So have fun, go to class, learn what you want to learn, and enjoy your time at DePaul before the summer hiatus begins.
Studying is a different beast. If you wait last minute to study for a big test (especially if it is a subject you’re not that good at) it will more likely than not lead to a poor score. You don’t have to spend 8 hours a day studying right up until the exam, but a full week or couple days before the test try studying at least an hour - in small doses, things will seem less daunting and it may even help you remember the things you need to learn.
Projects are the same thing, in my opinion, try to start it piece by piece or else you will just try to be rushing the day before. One last important thing to remember as well, never overwork and stress yourself out. It’s important to take breaks or else your work will get sloppy. Finals are important but they are not life or death. Your mental health and overall well-being should always come first. Have a good week and good luck!!
Once again Joe Hendrix is here to give you somewhat helpful information about things at DePaul that can help you! Sorry if I sound like a broken record but this is stuff that I wish I knew earlier. DePaul has a sound studio with amazing recording capabilities and guess what? It is free! Down in the loop the building for Computing and Digital Media, room 724, houses some of the best equipment this school has to offer. However, this isn’t something that you can simply just walk in and out of as you please. Considering there is a lot of quality equipment, it is extremely expensive, therefore you must have taken sound design and have a one-time training session in order to be able to use it. Don’t be afraid of that though, I know a lot of musicians are more interested in the art part rather than the technical side of things. But being able to know how to record yourself, mix and master tracks is very important in the digital age. You don’t want to be ripped off by shady studios that will overcharge you for work that isn’t quality. So regardless if you are in the CDM school or not (mandatory for most CDM students) you should take sound design and instead of paying hundreds of dollars for people to do things for you, try to learn the technology and do it yourself. After all, I believe being self-sufficient is more important than anything. DePaul has an incredible amount of things that a lot of students don’t take advantage of, don’t be one of those students.