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Study Tips: Fall 2014

Tips for Planning Your Semester

by SLAC

Student studying in library with laptop

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

Study Tips: Pros and Cons of Summer Classes

Summer classes require balancing relaxed mood with intense pace

LBJ Statue with two students in background

Summer on campus: There’s more room to walk but more need for focus.

By Texas State SLAC

It’s summer at Texas State. Parking’s closer. Traffic’s lighter. The river and its banks are less crowded. On campus, you can walk without dodging skateboards and bikes. Classrooms seem bigger — you don’t trip over backpacks as you squeeze between desks. If professors don’t mind, you can even prop up your flip-flops.

Only one problem: The seemingly relaxed pace doesn’t extend to studying for summer classes. If you don’t get your textbooks and the syllabus early, you may saunter unprepared into a lecture on two chapters — or an entire book!  Continue reading

Around Campus: Writing Center

Bobcats offered chance to better writing skills through free tutoring

Photo of Writing Center staff

The Writing Center has a diverse staff who can help with a variety of writing tasks.

By Mary Kincy

For those who feel writing is less than a strong suit, the Texas State University Writing Center offers a valuable resource: confidential, one-on-one help with any writing tasks — including those not assigned by a class.

Keri Fitzgerald, coordinator, detailed the services offered at the Writing Center, located on the ground floor of Flowers Hall.

“It depends on where they’re at,” she says of the help certified tutors can provide student writers. “We’ll help anybody at any point in the assignment.”

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