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Challenges I Face

In order to adjust to and overcome the difficulties of English, an English tutor is a significant resource. There are several options for English Tutoring at Chemeketa, such as the Writing Center, Tutoring Center, and International Program. Read more

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New Kid on the Blog

For as long as I can remember, I have had a passion for literature. I remember the exact moment I fell in love with the English language: I was six, and my mother returned from work with a small children’s book. She said, “Read at least four pages a day,” aiming for me to finish the book in a week. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Aweys: The Cultural Transition

If you have been a constant reader of my blogs, then you know that I had a pretty interesting transition to the American culture; from communicating with my American friends, to shopping in America. However, what is more interesting is that I never thought my transition would be so smooth. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Valeria: Living Snapshots of my Childhood Dream Board

Often times, in conversations about my college choice, people ask me: “Why Reno?” The answer goes way back to when I was five years old. My family and I used to do “dream boards” when my brothers and I were growing up. We would all sit together, and draw or cut out from magazines things or experiences we wanted to have in the future. My parents taught us that the ability to dream gives us a sense of encouragement and that we’d have to work hard for what we want.  Read more

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From Student Blogger, Vincent: Tips for Language Learners from an International Student

Temple University’s founder, Russell Conwell, once said: "Greatness really consists in doing some great deed with little means and the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private ranks of life." Indeed, greatness starts with tiny steps. All the hard work that we do, and all that we sweat, one day will bloom into the greatest flower of our life. The same can be said about learning a new language. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Valeria: SGA: “Be the Change You Want to See” on your College Campus

You might not know this but almost every college and university in the United States has a Student Government Association. We are the face of the students. We represent each and every one of you and we want to do the best job we can to make sure that your needs and expectations are fulfilled. If you would like to be part of an SGA someday, I would tell you it’s one of the most rewarding experiences you will have. Read more