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Peer Advisor Wisdom with Daniel Rhodes, Law and Justice major

Name: Daniel Rhodes
Major: Law and Justice
Hometown: Vestavia Hills, AL
Classification: Senior

Which class has been your favorite at Auburn so far?
Any constitutional law class with Dr. Steven Brown! He’s an incredible teacher and constantly goes above and beyond for his students.

What is the best technology based resource at Auburn?
The subject librarians. This spring was the first time I ever had to write a research paper over ten pages, so I set up a meeting with the subject librarian for the class I was taking. I learned about a program called Zotero that’s free to download and does all of your citations, footnotes, and your bibliography. Definitely check in with the librarians if you ever want tips, or just an idea of where to get started with online research.

What do you wish someone had told you before you started as a student at Auburn?
To slow down. I took a pretty heavy course load in high school, so I assumed I could handle the same thing at Auburn. There’s a reason we tell y’all to shoot for fifteen hours a semester—there’s no need to overload yourself by taking eighteen every semester.

Where are your favorite places to study on campus?
I study best on the 4th floor of RBD. Being around other students that are also studying is a good motivator, but I also need a quiet environment to focus.

How have you been able to maintain your social and academic involvement during the COVID pandemic?
Getting creative with Zoom has been the best way to stay involved. I’m a peer instructor for a freshman class, and we’ve been utilizing Kahoot and similar platforms to try and keep meetings engaging and fun.

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