Breaking Boundaries with
By Brittnie Curtis
“This expression of art connects people of different races, backgrounds and ideas.” – Naomi Faltin
Each year, Common Experience at Texas State chooses a different theme to get students, faculty and staff to think outside of themselves. The themes are meant to cultivate intellectual conversation across campus and build a sense community that spans across campus and beyond.
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Tagged art, Campus Canvas, Common Experience, community, creativity, Different, Honors College, integration, students, Texas State
Self-sabotage affecting your grades?
Take some advice from Mark Twain.
By Texas State SLAC
“I have never let schooling interfere with my education.”
— Mark Twain
Mark Twain teaches a good lesson: Students can get so caught up making good grades that they forget to learn. Also, students sabotage themselves by practicing bad study techniques that further hinder their actually learning. Many of you know things you should and should not do before a test, but this will be a good reminder of good and bad test prep. Continue reading
Bringing Home Life Lessons
by Brittnie Curtis
“It’s always been important to me to help other people and communities as a whole.” – David Vela
In May 2014, six graduate students in the Department of Agriculture at Texas State traveled to Costa Rica for two weeks. The trip was funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant obtained by animal science professor Dr. Charles Rahe. Costa Rica’s warm climate and fertile soils make it perfect for sustainable agriculture production. The graduate students had the opportunity to learn about crops that are not commonly grown in the U.S., the fishing industry and raising livestock in tropical climates.
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Tagged America, Coffee, Costa Rica, Grant, Juicy Fruit, Student, Study Abroad, Texas State, Travel, USDA
Map your way to
successful essay writing
When you read an essay question, do you get a headache? Does your brain go blank? Try comparing taking essay tests to using Google Maps or another map search engine. Principles that achieve good map search results also work for answering essay questions.
1. GET DIRECTIONS
Read the question thoroughly. Details determine the route you take in your explanation.
Search tip: Identify specifics in an essay question so you don’t waste time on false starts and explanations that are loose or dead ends. Continue reading
Planners are great ways to keep you up-to-date and organized.
September is practically gone, but it’s never too late to remind yourself that school work now is crucial — especially considering extracurricular activities you may have committed to this fall. Make sure to keep up with all of the reading(s) and homework for classes. The longer you put them off, the harder it is to catch up, and the more likely you will become overwhelmed the night before a test or due date. Bad grades at the beginning of a course are very hard to bring up at the end.
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Tagged class, college, connections, homework, organized, papers, Planners, projects, study, Texas State, Tips
Tips for Planning Your Semester
A few hours spent in the library each week can do wonders!
There’s so much pressure in getting an education: parents wanting the best for you, employers looking for top-of-the-line students, and you expecting excellence from yourself and success for your future. It’s okay to want to make parents proud, find a good job and be successful, but the grades that allow these things depend to a large extent on how you plan. The following are some tips on planning your semester: Continue reading
Get Involved, Bobcats!
by Brittnie Curtis with SLAC
135 organizations were represented at the Student Involvement Fair!
The third week of classes has come to an end and students are starting to settle into campus life. With so much going on the first few weeks, joining campus organizations can sometimes be pushed to the side. The Student Involvement Fair reminded us about all the great organizations Texas State has to offer.
Student Involvement, located in the LBJ Student Center, hosted the Student Involvement Fair that was held this past Wednesday. The fair lasted four hours and spread across campus — from the LBJSC Ballroom to the mall area outside of LBJSC and along the full length of the Quad. It was great seeing so many organizations represented all at once. There were so many to choose from and all of them had friendly faces and welcoming arms. Continue reading