By Deea Deb

Deea Deb is a fourth-year English and Professional Writing major at York University. She is a published author at James Madison University’s Rhet Tech Undergraduate Journal. She has won the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) Digital Composition Prize in 2021 and 2022. Deea served as the Vice President of the Professional Writing Students’ Association 2022-2023 and is a part of the LA&PS Dean’s Circle of Student Scholars.

Three strategies to use feedback to your advantage March 28, 2024 I don’t know about you, but whether I do well in my assignments or not I’m always anxious about receiving feedback. This anxiety is natural, but feedback is an essential aspect of your university experience! Here are three strategies to use feedback to your advantage.
Six essential guides for York students March 15, 2024 This post introduces you to six essential guides you can include in your toolkit for success.
10 tips for staying motivated and recharged at university March 8, 2024 This YUBlog post shares useful tips and tricks to stay motivated and mindfulness strategies that’ll help you recharge.
The best break spots on campus near microwaves February 5, 2024 This YUBlog post brings you our top picks for break spots on York’s campus near microwaves.
Taking care of yourself with your student health benefits January 30, 2024 Did you know that your YFS Health and Dental Plan offers you a ton of health benefits? Read this post to find out how you can take care of yourself with your student health benefits.
Unique programs at York: Screenwriting January 15, 2024 If you love stories and the language of the moving image is your thing, Screenwriting is for you! Find out more about the program in this post.
How to use your YU-card like a pro January 8, 2024 Your YU-card is not just an ID card, it's your ticket to amazing discounts! Here's how you can use it.
Getting around Keele Campus December 21, 2023 When navigating a new place, having a map is great, but understanding how to use that map is even better. Here are some pro tips on using the Keele Campus map.
Your guide to general education and elective courses December 18, 2023 We know selecting general education and elective courses can sometimes be overwhelming, so we’re here to help!
What it’s like to be a Work/Study student December 6, 2023 Learn more about York's Work/Study program!
End-of-term reflections: What if things aren’t working out? December 6, 2023 The best way to know what worked and what didn’t is by reflecting on your academic term, and we’re here to help! Here's a list of reflection prompts to use as a jumping-off point to create your own questions.
Unique programs at York: English & Professional Writing November 29, 2023 Do you love literature, writing and creating digital content? The English & Professional Writing (ENPR) program is perfect for you!
Five ways the Writing Centre can help you with assignments November 24, 2023 Here are five ways the Writing Centre can help you with assignments.
How to prepare for exams: Pro tips from upper-year students November 16, 2023 Here are some exam tips from the pros!
Why you should participate in Experiential Education November 13, 2023 Explore York’s Experiential Education (EE) opportunities to find the best fit for you. If you are unsure about EE, don’t worry. This YUBlog post will offer insights from a student perspective.
Future students: How to prepare for York’s Campus Day November 1, 2023 This blog post takes you through some questions you can ask at York University’s Campus Day.
Fun things to do this Halloween October 25, 2023 Here are some fun things to do this Halloween.
Unique programs at York: Integrative arts October 19, 2023 Looking for unique programs at York? Explore the Integrative Arts program.
Best shopping spots around York's campuses September 21, 2023 Need help figuring out your daily necessities and where to get them? This #YUBlog takes you through some of the best shopping spots around Keele and Glendon campuses.
Make the most of York’s Career Fair September 12, 2023 York’s Career Fair is a great way to learn about career opportunities and meet multiple employers in one place. Whether you are an incoming or current student, you can meet with organizations that interest you, network and connect with them in a variety of ways. Here's how to make a lasting impression during your Career Fair experience.
How to Navigate the New eClass September 5, 2023 If you are new to York, eClass is a platform where you can access all your coursework, readings, syllabi, assignments and deadlines. The platform may look different to you if you have used it before, but worry not, we’re here to help you navigate it like a pro.
Unique terms at York August 22, 2023 To start your term successfully, we’re here to give you the lowdown on some of the terms you will frequently come across at York.
International student edition: Why you should attend orientation August 15, 2023 Orientation week is approaching and you might be wondering what it’s all about. We’re here to help.
Get financial support: Apply for awards! August 10, 2023 Applying for scholarships, bursaries and awards can help you focus more on your studies and less on your finances.
Five pro-tips for enrolling in courses August 3, 2023 Enrolling in courses can be overwhelming, so let’s work through this process together.
High school edition: What to expect at orientation August 1, 2023 Congratulations, new Lions, you made it to university! The next step in your university journey is attending orientation.
So, You're Thinking of Graduate Studies at York December 22, 2022 If you want to pursue graduate studies, it’s time to start planning and getting all your ducks in a row!
Reading, note-taking and study strategies that every university student must know February 1, 2022 We are here today to let you in on some study secrets so that you don’t have to struggle.
Five ways to make friends at university July 27, 2021 Here are five ways to make friends at university.