stress reduction

Have you ever read a webcomic? No? Well, you’re missing out! Webcomics are essentially comics that are posted online. They provide artists with a vast platform to explore their creativity from being interactive like in The Boat to developing reader-creator engagement as seen in a number of host platforms like Webtoons or Tapas. If you’ve never experienced the awesomeness of webcomics, here are two reasons why you should give them a read.

As the Fall term is nearing its end and everyone is nose deep in assignments and projects, final exams are the last thing on students’ minds. But nevertheless, these exams are coming and preparing for them sooner rather than later will reduce much unneeded stress and potential white hairs.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Reading and writing as an escape

My favourite thing about reading and writing is the ability to get lost into a different world.  Sometimes life can get overwhelming with all the things that we have to do.  It is often hard to set aside time for reading or writing, but it can be really important to do so.  

When I say reading or writing, I don’t mean reading your textbook or writing your school paper.  I mean writing a poem, fiction story, or blog post.  I mean reading that novel you have been meaning to read, or that comic book that your friends keep mentioning.

It’s no coincidence that the best writers we know are also avid readers. When we read, we unconsciously pick up on the vocabulary, phrasing, structure, and flow in what’s being read. When we read lots, we’re essentially learning a wide repertoire of writing techniques which we internalize and later use in our own writing. So, an obvious logical step towards improving one’s writing is simply to read more.