Thursday, May 9, 2013


It’s the week before dead week and I am feeling nowhere near dead. I’m sure we are all very aware that our so-called “Dead Week” is very much ALIVE! All of the sudden we have tons of presentations, papers, and projects that seemed to just spring out of nowhere, right? Now is the time to really step up our game and push ourselves until the very last word of our 10 page paper is written. But I’m sure it doesn't seem so easy when our roommates are hanging out with friends, or playing their music too loud. As a student, we need to find our study nook that we can always turn to if need be. If you cannot study in your own home here are a few places to consider:

·         Library (Now open from 7:30am-2am)
·         Cross Cultural Leadership Center- CCLC (MLIB 172)
·         EOP Study Lounge (right outside SSC 310)
·         Under a tree on campus (there is Wi-Fi everywhere on campus)
·         Study Lounge in the BMU (right next to Common Grounds Café)
·         Student Learning Center (SSC 340-great spot if you need a tutor)
·         Computer Lounge in Whitney (first floor)
·         Local Coffee Shops Downtown (Starbucks, Peets Coffee, Naked Lounge)

Now, if you were struggling over the material in any of your classes I would HIGHLY recommend talking to your professor during office hours! These are the loneliest times of the day for our teachers and they make themselves readily available for OUR benefit. (I even heard that some teachers will secretly give you extra credit if you make the time to visit them during their office hours!)

Often times we will come across professors who give us the option to possibly take the final and maybe get the A or B (with a lot of studying) or not take the final and stick with your B or C.  In this situation it is up to YOU as the student to make that important decision. Maybe if you don’t take that final it will allow you more time to study for a class that you were really struggling in? It’s ultimately up to you and your individual situation, so make smart choices and be sure to prioritize and manage your time wisely. 

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