Archives—November 2016

Thanksgiving Break!

Hello Commuters!

I hope everyone is getting prepared with all the stuff that they’ll need to get done before starting on their Thanksgiving break! I know this time can be a pretty hectic one with final projects starting to come up and exams and everything else that comes with the end of the semester. However, as the term Thanksgiving break implies, in just a couple of days everyone will be taking a BREAK from classes and hopefully relaxing for a little while in their time off. Whether you use this time to work a couple of extra hours, catch up on some homework, or spend the most of the week not doing anything, remember to take time to yourself and make sure you’re prepared to finish out the semester on a good note.

There are some things going on around campus for the end of this week and throughout break that local students might find interesting. Michigan Tech Basketball will be playing at home on Friday and Saturday the 18th and 19th starting at 5:30 and 4:00 pm respectively. Tomorrow MUB board is hosting a Euchre tournament in the MUB Ballroom starting at 7:00 pm. Also tomorrow the Social Justice Lecture Series will be hosting Dr. Margaret Noodin to speak on Native American culture and native students so check that out at the GLRC 202 at 5:00 pm. If you’re interesting in seeing more of what might be going on this week and things that might be of interest to you, check out the Student News Brief here!

Here are some other things to keep in mind for the next couple of weeks as we’re getting ready to finish out the semester. Spring semester bills will be available starting the first week of December, so look out for those coming out rather soon. There’s also going to be some study breaks happening in the weeks leading up to finals. Start your studying and planning for finals now if you haven’t already, but also remember to take a break. The transfer assistant and I will be hosting a study break with snacks on December 12th, so keep your eyes out for more information about that.

Have a good rest of the week and have an awesome break!


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 ( or during my office hours!

Have a good week!