Preparing before Thanksgiving Break

Hello Commuters!

These next couple weeks before Thanksgiving break can be some of the busiest of the semester, so being prepared is crucial to ensure your success for the end of the year. There are some good things to keep in mind about the end of the year and making sure you stay on track. The commuter assistant (me!) and the transfer assistant will be hosting some events for commuter and transfer students to keep take a break from all the crazy things going on and relax for a little while.

Start studying now. Finals may seem far off at the moment with Thanksgiving Break coming up, but they are closer than you might think. Final projects and exams will be here before you know it, so make sure you know which classes you’ll have big projects, essays, or exams in so you can start preparing accordingly. Sometimes for more important projects or essays you’ll need to do some more in depth research and leaving yourself time to make sure you have good resources will be appreciated by your instructor and reflect in your grade. If you need help with writing any papers, check out the Multiliteracies Center. They are available to make appointments with and for walk in hours through the week before Finals. Additionally, other Learning Centers throughout campus will be open for walk in hours and appointments if there’s things that you might need help with.

Other good things to keep in mind for the end of the semester is to prioritize the classes that will require more of your attention to ensure a passing grades in each class. If you have a 5-credit Calc class that has been difficult to maintain a good grade in, devote more time to studying for those finals and exams. Otherwise, make sure that you consider all the material you will need to cover and how to best do that for the subject you are studying and the class for which you are studying.

Remember, if you need help or support with anything, you are welcome to reach out to me through email (esleclai@mtu.edu) or during my office hours!

Have a good week!

Erica