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Most classes have final exams, but there are some have final projects instead. The past two weeks I have been working on a couple of final projects: a photo-shoot editorial for my Fashion Trends class (ADES 3217) and a brand development project for my Retail Promotions class (RM 4216). Both projects were very time consuming but they were also a lot of fun. I definitely prefer projects to tests.
For the photo project, my group and I were to develop a fashion spread; we had to find models, strategically plan outfits, and create a theme and storyline for the shoot. Wanting to venture away from the norm of female models, my group decided to create an all male fashion spread; we enlisted our closest guy friends to be our models. The theme for the shoot was "Work and Play"; we dressed our models in business and business casual attire, while photographing them in various locations around Minneapolis. We wanted to create the idea that these men were skipping work to have some fun around town.
Here is one picture from our fashion spread.
The other project was more of a research project; we were to develop a brand and determine successful ways to marketing it to our "target consumer". Through, the assignment was mostly writing based; it also had some fun and creative elements to it. Being required to create an actual, physical ad, my group decided to create a billboard advertisement; and here it is below.
Have a great week!
Sasenka Curic - Retail Merchandising
Getting back into school mode after a break can be very difficult, especially when you have to dive right in. Finals are soon approaching, in about three weeks, and I have so many things to accomplish in those three weeks, it's crazy! I have two research papers due, a magazine editorial project, and not to mention study for finals! I am particularly stressed about my Business Stats final, it's the one class that I have not invested the greatest amount of time in, and it is definitely making me nervous. However, I am feeling super motivated to start studying for my finals now; I will not let procrastination get the best of me!
Getting motivated might be easy but keeping it can be difficult, so here are a few fun ways you can prolong your motivation:
1: Get enough sleep!
I cannot tell you how many times I have lost motivation because of how tired I am! Coffee only solves the problem short term and naps sometimes make you even more tired. My suggestion is to go to bed on time and stop wasting time on facebook!
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If you are feeling tired or worn out from studying, go workout! It will get your endorphins pumping and prepare you for a long night of studying!
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3: Have someone hold you accountable!
Grab a friend and hold each other accountable in your studies. There is nothing worse than being called out on your procrastination, so hopefully that will motivate and keep you on track with studying!
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That's all for today! Have a great week!
Sasenka Curic- Retail Merchandising