Interactive Ra Blog

Preventing College Burnout

Here are some common symptoms of college burnout. 1. Loss of Motivation 2. Continual Lack of Energy 3. Complete Boredom 4. Inability to Concentrate 5. Detachment   Burnout is caused..

Take a Picture–It’ll Last Longer

This is something I used to do with my freshmen peer students in their first year seminar. I created a scavenger hunt list and asked them to go around and..

How to NOT spend 6 years to get a 4 year degree

Granted some degrees require more education and that is perfectly fine. It is also fine to NOT have an idea of what you want to do in life because in..

Advice: Lock your door!

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The iRA (Interactive RA) blog is here!

The iRA blog is a similar supplement to the advice in The Freshman Survival Guide. Our team of iRAs will be updating the blog regularly by posting important tips and..

How to be an Organizational Wizard

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Your RA. We are real people too!

So your RA may seem kind of lame for being an upper classman living in the dorm. They enforce the rules of the residence hall and may always seem to..

How to survive the First Day of Classes

Here is a tip that should be stated before we begin: Classes in college are different than in high school. You may be saying “Well DUH, I knew that” but..

Top Ten Things Freshmen Should Do During Their First Year

Hello All! My name is Megan and I am one of the Interactive RAs. I work at Ramapo College of New Jersey as a Resident Assistant. At Ramapo, there is..