November 28, 2016

Taking Your Finals in the Testing Center

Marybeth Norcross

The Testing Center is preparing for finals.  If you have tested with us before, you know we have limited space. We have 24 regular testing computers, 12 reserved special testing cubicles, and hundreds of students to test. So, here are four tips to make your finals as smooth and stress-free as possible. Testing Tip 1:…


November 21, 2016

Notes on Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Robert Musser, Ph.D.

It’s that time again.  Lest we forget the holidays, TV reminds us.  Already round-the-clock Christmas movies are broadcast.  So it was that I recently honored Halloween by seeing “Addams Family Values.”  There is a delightful send up of all the awful, unhistorical, overly sentimental, school productions of “the first thanksgiving.”  Never mind that it wasn’t…


November 14, 2016

Addressing Test Anxiety

Ashley Phillips

You attended the lectures, took the notes, and read all the chapters. You made notecards, flashcards, Quizzlets, outlines, charts, and graphs. You stayed up late and got up early. You studied alone and with your study group. You are ready for your test. You ate a good breakfast. You know the information. You are ready….


November 7, 2016

Why Use a Contract and Calendar in Group Projects

Marybeth Norcross

Disorganized group projects usually result in a lot of needless drama and a low-quality product.   Therefore, it is best to organize information and define expectations for every group member. Two weeks ago, I recommended using Google Drive to increase the quality of your group projects. This week, I want to recommend that you reduce the…