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Get smart, fast...stealing paper

Looking for a way to get smart fast? My fraternity's chapter polemarch (president), Toney Dixon, gave some great advice that has already began to pay dividends. I am a member of Kappa Alpha Psi at Morgan State University.

One evening while we're in the heat of Morgan's midterms in the computer lab, Toney advises me to take something that doesn't belong to me. No, I'm not talking about flash drives, textbooks or computers. He suggests that, from abandoned printouts of random articles, essays, presentations, etc., I take stacks of WASTED paper sitting next to the printers and read it. That's a progressive recycling idea that I had never thought of before (*Insert light bulb above my head).

Since starting this daily habit I have read up on history, accounting, systems management, sociology, feudalism and more. This practice exposes you to information that you'd have a tough time acquiring otherwise. Toney helped to promote my intellectual welfare by suggesting a quick way for me to become knowledgeable on a wide range of topics.


Semaj Rashad

 |  October 28, 2010; 6:10 AM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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