Archives—April 2013

Finals Study Session and Study Tips

It’s that time of year again!  The Spring semester is ending and Finals will be coming before we know it!   To help you prepare for your

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finals, we will be hosting our second annual Spring Finals Study Session. We will be hosting two sessions to make sure you get the chance to prepare as much as possible, and there will be upperclassmen (including Learning Center coaches) to help you with the subjects that are troubling you the most.  The first Study Session will be on Wednesday, April 24 and the second will be on Sunday, April 28. Both of these events will take place from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Commuter Lounge. Complimentary pizza and snacks will be provided for you to help you concentrate on your studies, and when you’re ready for a study break, there will be Apples to Apples and other board games there for you to play to give your brain a rest before you get back to studying.  This will be a joint event with the transfer students, so this will be a great opportunity for you to get to know more of your fellow students on campus.  For more information or to RSVP to this event, please email us at commuters@mtu.edu.

Here are some study tips to help you prepare for your finals:

1.) Alternate your study spaces. Your memory will be more effective if you study in multiple different places, and it will help you retain more information

2.) Study in groups. Studying with friends (as long as you stay on topic!) is a great way for all of you to review and master the material.

3.) Make flashcards. Rewriting the material will help it stick in your mind, and using the cards will help you memorize the material more effectively.

4.) Test yourself. Taking practice test and quizzes will help you see what you have mastered and what you still need to work on, and it will help you relearn the material!

5.) Sleep! Getting enough sleep is not only important for your health, but it helps your brain rest and retain more information compared to cramming.

6.) Keep going to class. This may seem obvious, but this is a great way to keep the class material fresh in your brain, and participating in class is a good way to make keep the info in the front of your mind.

7.) Don’t immerse yourself in one subject. Instead of immersing yourself in one subject for hours on end, switch up the subject material every few hours. It’s less boring, you’ll learn more, and you’ll retain more information.

8.) Manage your time wisely. Make sure to stay organized and cut big projects into smaller ones to avoid procrastination. Studying a little bit each day instead of waiting till a few days before the test will be less overwhelming and more effective.

Information on these study tips is from the Huffington Post.


Spring Fling 2013

Are you ready to celebrate the end of the school year and enjoy the — hopefully by then 🙂 — nice weather? Then check out Spring Fling! Spring Fling 2013 will take place on Friday, April 19 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and will see a Pirate theme! Spring Fling is a time where students celebrate the end of the year by engaging in all sorts of fun activities while enjoying some free food, music, and fun! Registered organization set up booths all around campus and hand out can hand out free goodies, host a game, and/or provide more information about their org. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the campus community and to celebrate spring!

If you are interested in touring the booths as group, please email us at commuters@mtu.edu
For more information on Spring Fling 2013, please click here.

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April Events

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University Library Used Book and Media Pre-Sale
“Friends of the J.R. Van Pelt and Opie Library Annual Used Book Sale, Special pre-sale for Friends members only. Come and become a member to get an early peak at great deals on books, VHS tapes, DVDs, and more!! Contact Dana Richter, Forestry, dlrichte@mtu.edu, 487-2149.”
Tuesday, April 2 in the MUB Ballroom from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

University Library Used Book and Media Sale
Come and enjoy great deals on used books, VHS tapes, DVDs and more!
Wednesay, April 3 in the MUB Ballroom from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Chemistry Seminar
“Michael J. Owen, PhD, DSc, FRSC, CChem will present, ‘Say Yes to Silicones! [Si to Si!], Extraordinary materials from Common Elements’.”
Friday, April 5 in Chem Sci Room 101 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Constructal Law of Design and Evolution in Nature
College of Engineering distinguished speaker Dr. Adrian Bejan of Duke University speaks on evolution and the Constructal Law of Design.
Friday, April 5 in M&M U115 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Campus Concert Band and Superior Wind Symphony Present a Homage to Water
“The Superior Wind Symphony is joined by the Campus Concert Band and collectively these groups will pay musical homage to one the most important things in our lives: water!”
Friday, April 5 in the Rozsa Center from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Fiddler on the Roof
“Fiddler on the Roof remains one of the world’s favorite musicals, for just these reasons it affirms the goodness and oddness of life, of love.”
Thursday, April 18 – Saturday, April 20 from 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Geocaching Series
“Sign up at the OAP Rental Center at 207 East St. by Thursday, Apr. 18th. There will be various locations to be decided upon by participants. The cost is only $10 and includes transportation, GPS, and snowshoes (if needed). Email oap@mtu.edu for more information.”
Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Springtime Voices

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“The concert will include both sacred and secular music from peoples and places from around the globe.”
Saturday, April 27 at the Rozsa Center from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Information for this month’s events courtesy of the University Calendar