Become a Notetaker at UWO

Thanks for your interest in becoming a Notetaker at UWO on OneClass.com. Since 2010, students have submitted their notes and study guides. OneClass is an online education platform serving hundreds of thousands of post-secondary students at UWO. Every day, we help university students achieve their potential and excel in their scholastic careers by providing them with study resources they need to succeed. Thousands of students have collectively saved countless hours in studying for exams

Who are we looking for:

We’re looking for top students with a knack for taking lecture notes and making quality study guides for midterms and exams. If you are looking for a job this semester while attending school, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Duties:

Upload your lecture notes on a daily basis, as well as your past notes from courses completed in the last semester. Plain and simple! You are required to ensure top quality content and organization. You can upload typed or hand written notes.

What do you get:

-Help others and give back to the community
-Build your resume
-Receive a letter and certificate of recognition

You can apply to become 2 types of Note Takers:

1. Good Student Note Taker ($450/course)

2. Elite Note Taker (Pay Varies depending on course) 

If you have any questions, please feel free to message us here

10 Ways to Kick Butt at the University of Western Ontario

The smell of the upcoming school year is a midst, and causing a lot of students to panic for the upcoming school year. Although school is known to be stressful, these 10 steps can really help the transition into the new year very simple, easy and stress free! Learn to start that new college school year off right!

1. Mentally Prepare Yourself

Don’t psyche yourself out now because of the slowly approaching school year, however, learn to train your brain into thinking and believing that everything is going to be alright, you got this, and it is all going to run as smoothly as possible. Making sure that you’re positive thinking, is extremely important in order for a new school year to run off on a good start. Beginning a new chapter in the College book can be very intimidating, stressful, and confusing to students (especially new ones). Although, all the bad stuff could immediately be avoided by just heading into the new year with your head up high and positive, healthy thinking. Learn to be open to new things and tell yourself that you got this!

2. Make checklists

Checklists are very important when it comes to keeping organized and maintaining a stress free environment. Making lists are helpful for almost everything, including your dorm room necessities, school supplies, new wardrobe, as well as other basic needs. Creating a checklist for the school year really helps with cutting out the things you don’t really need versus the important things a college student needs. Not only can you save a lot of money with making lists, you can also save a truckload of time, effort, and stress, because who wants all that when you’re starting a new year of school!

3. Be a Social Butterfly

Many people say that the first two to three weeks of the school year is the most important when it comes to meeting new people and making friends. It is essential for new students to be a social butterfly during the first transition into the school year, because it is prime time to not only meet those in your dorm, but also in your classes, cafeterias, or even new clubs. It is a great deal to make yourself known (of course, in a good way), so the transition into the new school year runs smoothly and easily. So do not be nervous to put yourself out there, to join clubs, intramural sports, or even talking to those around you!

4. Don’t be afraid to try new things

Of course everyone has their own comfort levels and zones, however college has countless opportunities for students to be apart of and be the best possible person that they could be! It is viable that you reach a little out of your comfort zone, in order to get the greatest college experience you could get. Joining new clubs, sports teams, intriguing classes, volunteering, or even sports events, are a great way to meet new people, make new friends, be apart of your school and showing spirit! Furthermore, it is also important that you maintain control over timeliness between the social atmosphere and school work!

5. Check your routes!

It is extremely essential for a student to get familiar with their campus and the prime locations where they will be spending most of their time throughout the school year. It is very important to learn and understand your routes from your dorm, to all your classes, the bookstore, teachers offices/ buildings, food locations (cafeterias, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, etc.), to the campus libraries, recreation centers, and etc. It is also important for students to understand and get familiar with the shuttle stops and routes around campus to not only make your traveling easy, but also stress free and quick. Another great tip is to learn the bus stops and routes around the city, to help you easily get around town.

6. Brush up on your intelligence

Ahh, sweet summer is quickly coming to an end, and so is the laziness as well as all the forgotten knowledge it brings. It is not required for you to brush up on your school knowledge (from the school year prior), however it is extremely recommended for a student to prepare themselves for the upcoming school year by reviewing what they previously learned the year before, in order to make the transition into the next year stress-free, easy, breezy and beautiful… student life. It is recommended not only by your teachers or administration to review your already attained knowledge, but also by other students. Walking into a new year, with knowledge completely forgotten from the past few months of not practicing or retaining the information, it could be very confusing and stressful for students in their continuing classes, and could also create a lot of students to not start of well. So, spend a few hours every few days, reviewing your past material from the last school year, in order for you to start the next school year right!

7. Take what you need/ Budgets!

It can not be said enough, it is most important for all students (especially in college) to learn about their budget for the upcoming school year, so that they don’t end up surviving on cup of noodles or ramen, easy mac and Dominos. Before the school year starts, learn about what you can do to save money, earn money, and how to use it during the year. For example, create different budgets regarding grocery money, basic necessities/ supplies, food, books, and etc. It is also important that you purchase and bring (from home or previous living space) things that you really need, and cut out unnecessary things.

8. Start looking for jobs (if interested)

If you are a returning college student, it may be in your preference to find a job and earn money to support yourself throughout the upcoming school year. Many colleges and universities have countless jobs on campus that they provide for students in order to make some money while they go to school! Before the school year starts, it could be extremely helpful to start looking and applying for on campus or nearby campus jobs now before the rush and high demand starts once school begins.

9. Eat well, Sleep well.. zzz…

Maintaining a great sleeping schedule and diet can be a great tip when it comes to starting off anything with a great boost. Create a diet and sleeping schedule to your preference and best ability so that you are more energetic and sharp minded throughout the day! Not only can this help you have a great start to the upcoming school year, it also prevents stress and creates a smooth, healthy transition for students.

10. Get excited!

Although summer is ending, and the school season is starting, that is no reason to be glum about returning to your beloved University. Not only will you see your returning friends (if you are returning as well), but you will also be given countless opportunities given to you by your own college to meet new people, discover things about yourself, and be the best you can be as a person mentally, morally, and with your growing intelligence!

The Tale of the University of Western’s Saugeen Stripper

Saugeen-Maitland Hall is a coed students’ residence located at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. It houses approximately 1252 students and is the largest student residence on campus and one of the largest in North America.

“Saugeen”, as commonly referred to by Western students, is responsible for Western’s reputation as one of the biggest “party” universities in North America.

In 2005, one 18-year-old student decided to perform stripteases in the residence, while also allowing photographs to be taken.  She became infamously known as the “Saugeen Stripper”.

As a result of the photographs being leaked across the internet, many Canadian and American media outlets started to pick up on the story. The publicity sparked discussion about how much control high learning institutions have over what happens in their residences.

If you are interested about reading more about the Saugeen Stripper, here are some additional articles that you can read:


http://www.playswellwithothers.net/2005/12/13/the-saugeen-stripper-of-western-ontario/
http://boards.sportslogos.net/topic/30495-the-saugeen-stripper/

10 Reasons Why Western is Better Than Queen’s

Western is an amazing institution, but more than that it is a home. It is a beautiful place and in comparison wipes all other institutions off the map, including Queen’s University. This is why:

1. SPIRIT and PARTYING Western has an insane amount of school spirit and everyone knows it, even Playboy. Everyone who is a mustang is proud to be a mustang. Playboy ranked Western #4 out of the top ten schools in North America. They were judged based on their spirit, partying, and academic excellence. It is the only Canadian University to make the list. Western works hard to play hard. This was important to me as it means that I can get involved and show off my school pride.

2. London versus Kingston. London is known as a partying city but it also offers more opportunity. It is a larger city, giving hustle and bustle, but also offers solace for those who prefer quieter areas. London is also very accepting of its universities and its students. Kingston is a smaller city, leaving fewer opportunities for students. It has also been noted that the city of Kingston is not well receptive to all of the students joining their population for 8 months out of the year.

3. Residences. Residences at Western were rated above those of Queen’s. Many people who have come from Queen’s suggest not staying in residence. Many had noise or cleanliness complaints and that the showers were frequently cold due to a lack of hot water. One admin at Queen’s suggested for a student to not stay at residence as they received so many complaints. Residence is super important to me as it is where I will be spending the next year of my life if not four, so I want it to be my home.

4 Scholarships. Western has many opportunities for financial aid. In their first letters sent out to those applying at Western they mention that they will help you receive the aid you need for school. Apparently, Queen’s is very stingy with their scholarships and bursaries making it harder for students to go to their school.

5. Community. Many feel like Western is more of a community than an institution and couldn’t imagine going anywhere else. There is something for everyone at Western, there are options for every single person so that they can be involved and feel like they are part of the community. While many at Queen’s find the people arrogant and privileged. People found that Queen’s had a very preppy feeling due to the people that attend there, while Western has people from all classes. Many people feel as though there is more culture at Western than at Queen’s as various types of people attend Western. I chose Western as I wanted to feel like I was part of a family, not just a school.

 

6. Huron, Brescia, King’s. These are the three schools associated with Western. This allows for more programs to be provided to Western students and also allows for various classes to be provided. There is also the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry as well as the Ivey Business School. These allow for multiple opportunities to Western students, giving them a leg up in the real world in comparison to other schools.

7. Food. Many of the cafes of Western are frequently busy and provide quality food, not only that it has its own small grocery store in its main student centre. The campus has multiple opportunities for eating and it is all fairly decent food. Queen’s students have suggested that eating cafeteria food is not a regular occurrence that they want. They find that unless it’s decorated for an event, they should not enter the cafeteria.

 

8. Global Opportunities. Western offers many opportunities to experience the world. There are more than 500 active research collaborations in every continent. There is opportunity to study in more than 36 countries, in over 115 institutions. This allows for student to see the world and expand their knowledge at the same time.

9. Faculty. Western is one of the top 100 employers. They have award winning staff and faculty. Western is determined to give you the best of the best, give you the best experience and education possible, including their teaching staff.

10. Mascots. Last, but not least we have a much better mascot than Queen’s. Boo Hoo the Bear versus JW the Mustang. Their names speak for themselves.