Meet Abigail, a student at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC and from the beautiful, historic town of Charleston, SC (currently the #1 city in America!) What do you love about your school? What's not to love about it? Along with being known for the beautiful campus and incredible football, Gamecock Nation not only meets my academic needs, but also challenges my abilities and drives me to push myself constantly, and because I love challenges, this school meets all of my expectations for a perfect college. What are you majoring in and why did you choose it? I decided to major in Psychology with a minor in counseling. At odd as it sounds, my interest in psychology was sparked by the psychiatrist in the popular television show Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Dr. Wong is my inspiration for pursuing a major in psychology. I happen to think he is a genius, and even though he is an actor, and his portrayal of the reality of psychology is somewhat far-fetched, I would not have considered psychology as a major and still be enjoying it to this day without him. Thanks, Dr. Wong. What is your favorite activity to partake in outside of school and where do you see yourself heading after graduation? My favorite activity outside of school is dancing. I have been dancing for about 17 years. I am very lucky to still be dancing while I am away from home at school. I have competed in dance competitions nationwide and even in Fox's summer show So You Think You Can Dance. I am currently a part of a local dance company known as Unbound, run by a well-know teacher and choreographer in the dance industry, Caroline Lewis-Jones. I have always wanted to move to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in dance, but of course, if that dream were to fall through, I would always have my school to fall back on, which is why graduate school would be the second option for me, and hopefully I would be able to find opportunities in the psychology field. How much time do you use a mobile device and what are your favorite 5 Applications you find yourself always using? My phone is with me at all times of the day. Like just about every person my age, my phone has become like a child to me. It is my means of communication, social media, and scheduling. If I were to put a number on the amount of time I spend daily using my mobile device, I would estimate about 8-10 hours of day. I would have to say that my favorite 5 Applications are StudyBlue (Of course;), Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Vine. What would you consider to be your favorite feature on StudyBlue? My favorite feature on StudyBlue would have to be that it is accessible through the App as well as by computer. Since I do keep my phone with me all of the time, if there is ever a down moment where I am waiting for the bus or for a class to start, I can easily whip out my phone and study for an upcoming test that I have, instead of having to pull out my laptop and wait for it to boot up. When I am in the library studying, I can make the cards on my laptop where it is easier to type, so I have the note cards ready to study when I have the opportunity to do so. Any advice for students on how to prepare for exams? The best advice I have ever received that I can share with other students is to not wait until the last minute to study! That kind of excessive cramming will ruin you mentally, physically, emotionally, and academically. Avoid waiting until the night before a test to begin studying!
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