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Country Strong by Vashalice

01 Nov 2019 11:36 AM

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“You got to be country strong, from the root (pronounced rut) to the leaves,” my grandmother would always tell me in a boastful manner with pride marching through her words. My grandmother, who is my partial namesake and daily inspiration was all about being strong. You have to be strong in word, thought, and deed is you wanted to survive. In all my life of living, I never truly understood the meaning of being “country strong” until I moved to Ames, Iowa from my small rural town of Bealsville, FL, one of 3 historically Black towns in Florida.

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Plan, Study, Take a Deep Breath & Rock It: Preparing for and Taking the GRE

23 Oct 2017 10:01 AM

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The first thing that you should consider when preparing to take the GRE is the amount of time you have to prepare. After you figure this out, it’s time to make a study plan. Because I’m a horrible procrastinator, I didn’t begin to study until three weeks before my test. If I had the chance to go back and do it all over again, this is definitely the thing that I would change. It’s important to allow yourself an ample amount of time to study.

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