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December 2, 2021

How to Study in College

Hi everyone! Sydney here to talk about how I learned to study in college and some of my tried-and-tested study skills. Finals season is fast approaching so studying has been on my mind a lot lately. Coming into college, I was most worried about the academic transition from high school to college. I was scared […]

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November 10, 2021

How I have Chosen Classes at Scripps College

Hi everyone! My name is Nathalie and I am a senior originally from Eugene, Oregon. Over my three and a half years at Scripps, I feel as though I have perfected the art of choosing interesting classes taught by brilliant professors, and want to impart on you some of what I have learned. I should […]

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August 23, 2021

Languages at the 5C’s

As a Foreign Languages major, I have taken many languages courses during my two years of college. Scripps only offers Spanish, Italian, French and German but multiple other languages are offered across the consortium, and they are available to all students. The languages I have taken have been Spanish (at Scripps, Pitzer and Pomona), Portuguese […]

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August 20, 2021

Majoring in Environmental Analysis

When I say I am an Environmental Analysis major it doesn’t really mean much until I explain what track I am and that is kind of the beauty of being an EA major, everyone molds it to their personal interests and goals. When applying to colleges I knew I wanted to major in something related […]

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August 13, 2021

What I wish I Knew Before College

Hi all, as we prepare for the return to campus, I thought I would share some lessons I learned during my first two years at Scripps that might have made things easier if I knew them before! Therefore, I am passing on my advice to you. Here are my five biggest life lessons: People may […]

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August 7, 2021

Salina’s Top 2 Academic Tips

Hi everybody! The transistion between high school to college is really drastic and I definitely struggled through it. I got a hint at what college courses were going to be like with my AP classes but nothing could have prepared me with how assertive and purposeful I would have to be with my studies. In […]

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July 29, 2021

Why a Women’s College?

Hello all! I am back to talk about the advantages of a women’s college and why I think you should consider attending one. When I was going through my college application process, Scripps was always high on my list. That said, I wasn’t looking to attend a women’s college in particular—in fact, Scripps is the […]

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July 10, 2021

College Classes – What do they mean?

An amazing part of Scripps is being a part of the consortium, however, that means there are over 2,000 classes to pick from each semester. The process of registering for classes can be overwhelming and confusing. Especially when looking at all the different classes and names, how do you even decide? Hopefully, this blog post […]

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April 30, 2021

Understanding the Scripps Classroom Environment

One of my favorite things to talk about in regard to the Scripps experience is the classroom environment. It was the deciding factor in my choosing of Scripps and has been one of my favorite parts about being a Scripps student.   I have always been a talkative person and student, almost to a fault. […]

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April 23, 2021

Exploring Languages-Spanish at Scripps!

Hi everyone! I recently declared my minor– Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literature and Cultures– and so I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about language courses at Scripps! Many people arrive in Claremont with some foreign language experience, and it’s up to you whether you pursue that language further or start one fresh. […]

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April 18, 2021

Mastering Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry requires consistency and self-discipline. Out of all of my other courses, I have spent the most time studying for organic chemistry. Staying consistent with studying and doing practice problems was the challenging part of the course. I will share my strategies and resources that has helped me improve and enjoy organic chemistry! Try […]

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April 16, 2021

Advice for Choosing Classes

Hi everyone! Since registration for next semester is quickly approaching and at the forefront of my mind, I decided to tell you all about how I choose classes every semester. I’ve gotten a couple questions about this topic recently since there are so many classes offered across the 5Cs that sound so cool. You would […]

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April 9, 2021

The Ins and Outs of Course Registration

Hi! Sam and Serena here, In light of class registration season, we thought it was only suitable for us to write a blog post on how to register for classes and things you should consider while registering for classes! Registering for classes is definitely a stressful time of year, and is particularly difficult if you’re […]

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April 2, 2021

The Misconceptions of Attending a Women’s College

Like many of our Admissions Officers mention in our information sessions (which you can sign up for here), a good number of Scripps students did not plan to go to a women’s college when we first started looking at colleges. Scripps provides a unique opportunity to attend a women’s college while also having the coed […]

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March 27, 2021

The Rundown on Honnold Mudd Library

Hello again friends! I hope this spring has been good to you. I am currently listening to Meg’s Good News album, so I guess you can say that I’m in a pretty good mood. 😃 Today, I am going to highlight one of the buildings I use most at the Claremont Colleges – the Honnold […]

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March 25, 2021

What’s up with Core 3?

Hey everyone! If you’ve been to an information session with me, you probably got to witness me fawning over my Core 3 class. I figured now was a good time to write it down for all to enjoy. As a quick recap, Core, or our Core Curriculum in the Interdisciplinary Humanities, is our fundamental sequence […]

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March 9, 2021

Being a Scripps Student in 5C Academic Spaces

One concern or question that I get pretty often when interacting with prospective students is questioning if the Claremont Colleges are as social cohesive as admissions officers and student ambassadors say they are, so I thought I’d type out a little explanation of what it’s like to be in 5C spaces as a Scripps student. […]

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February 19, 2021

What’s the Hype about College Classes?

Hey everyone! One thing I knew coming to college, amongst a sea of uncertainties, was that the classes were going to be different from my high school. They were going to be more challenging, more demanding, smaller, more niche, and, as the website declared, discussion based. But did that mean I knew exactly what to […]

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February 13, 2021

College can be hard but being a dual/double major doesn’t have to be

When I started college, I knew I wanted to study Environmental Analysis, I was passionate about it and knew I wanted to work in an environmental field in the future. Being who I am, I knew that once I had decided to major in EA, I would go through with it and there would be […]

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February 12, 2021

Time Management in College

In college, time management is vital to balancing academics, extracurricular, health (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual), a social life and jobs or internships. As I continue to take upper-level courses and become more engaged with my community, I have found that managing my time has become easier. This was not the case in the beginning […]

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