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.
Here are three tips to help you keep going:
- If you have any large papers or projects, spread the work evenly throughout the rest of the semester. Do not wait until the last minute. If the project or paper seems overwhelming, break it into parts and set deadlines for each.
- Refresh your connections to contacts in class. If you get sick and have to miss class, having people to get notes from will help you catch up.
- Finally, study groups offer one of the best ways to prepare for tests, whether you are doing well in a class or not. Learning from a peer can be easier than trying to increase your understanding alone. And helping others learn is the best way to retain and understand material yourself!
Whatever your strategies, don’t let other fall obligations lull you into inaction. That way finishing on a positive note won’t seem impossible later!
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What’s it like to be a Clinical Laboratory Science major?
Lindsey Coulter tells us.
By Brittnie Curtis
There are so many degrees to choose from at Texas State, some of which you may never have heard of before. If you’d like to learn more about what a clinical laboratory scientist does, watch this cool video.
Q. Your degree in Clinical Laboratory Science isn’t your first. What other degrees have you earned?
Lindsey has earned three degrees at Texas State. “It’s all about motivation. You have to be motivated; if you’re not interested, you won’t do it.”
A. I got my bachelor’s in microbiology and then I immediately started the master’s program in biology (specifically micro-research). Immediately after that, I started the Clinical Lab Science (CLS) program. I’ve earned all of my degrees from Texas State.
Q. Why did you get all your degrees at Texas State?
A. The professors are helpful. I can walk into my professor’s office anytime and talk with them. It’s a very friendly environment, and at CLS it’s kind of like a family. We have about 20 people a year and there are five professors, so you really get to know each other. Continue reading
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by Brittnie Curtis
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Summer sessions are a great way to get on the fast track to graduation.
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Bobcat Shuttle. Shuttle hours are different in the summer. The system is in operation during all class days. Monday – Friday service runs between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for most shuttle routes on class days and during final exams. On the Bobcat Shuttle page, you can find the summer schedule, maps, alternative transportation and much more. Continue reading
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by Lisa Chrans
Have dreams of studying in Hawaii? Maybe California? Does Puerto Rico or Canada interest you? Take courses in another state or Canada through Texas State’s domestic student exchange program, the National Student Exchange (NSE).
The NSE program gives you the opportunity to earn credit for out-of-state courses. These Bobcats went to Hawaii!
NSE allows you to take courses at an out-of-state college or university for one or two semesters and transfer them back toward your Texas State degree — all for IN-STATE TUITION! You lose no time toward your TXST graduation plan and financial aid does apply. Read some student testimonials for a better sense of what the program can do for you.
The application due date for a Fall 2014 and/or Spring 2015 exchange is Tuesday, February 25. You may also call 512.245.2259 or e-mail lc19 AT txstate.edu.
Community works together to memorialize a famous partnership
by Mindy Green
At the intersection of LBJ and MLK in San Marcos, a statue by Aaron Hussey commemorates the nation at the crossroads of equality and civil rights.
A new city landmark is about to be unveiled in San Marcos. The LBJ-MLK Crossroads Memorial, the end-result of years of collaboration between San Marcos and Texas State University, commemorates the combined efforts of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson to advance the march towards equality. Continue reading