Monday, December 12, 2011

last final

Awww...such relief!  I always love that feeling after you turn in your last final. All of a sudden you feel like the stress has been lifted off your shoulders.  So, that leads me to the question- what do you do to relax?  Some people like to just lounge on the couch and watch movies.  Others get another wave of energy that carries them downtown to go shopping or out to eat.  Personally, I like to do nothing and maybe hang out with friends.  Then, that extra energy kicks in and I want to go do things that I never have time to do during the semester!  Unfortunately, I have work this week, but I did get to relax over the weekend and it was absolutely amazing (no exaggeration!). So, tell me what you do in your free time!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Exam Week

Well, exam week has arrived unfortunately. I absolutely hate taking exams- multiple choice, short answer, essay. I would much rather write a paper or do a presentation than take an exam. Some of you may share my dislike and it is likely because you have test anxiety. Then again, is anyone perfectly calm when they're about to take a test? Probably not too many. A few nerves are helpful because they get your adrenaline flowing, which helps you stay alert. A lot of nerves do just the opposite of helping you. You may notice your heart beating rapidly, heavy breathing, inability to focus, and continuous thoughts about whether you are answering questions correctly, the amount of time left, etc. Here are some tips to help conquer your test anxiety.


1.) Try to get to the room early and choose spot to sit where you feel most comfortable.


2.) Wait until after the exam to drink caffeinated beverages (it doesn't hurt to bring a water bottle, however).


3.) Try not to talk to others who have not prepared for the exam- their doubt and negativity will only increase your anxiety.


4.) Eat something before the exam.


5.) Make sure to get enough sleep the night before.


6.) Take deep breaths - count to 5.


7.) Imagine yourself taking the exam and feeling confident.


8.) Budget your time while taking the test.


9.) Focus on answering one question at a time rather than thinking about how many you still have left to get through.


10.) Don't panic if other students turn in their exams before you. It's not a race!


Good Luck!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Final week schedule

We are open during finals week Dec 5 to 9. View final week schedule at Tutoring Schedule page. ARC is open limited hours Mon – Thu: 10-4pm and Fri: 10-3pm. 


Meet Your People

Have you checked out the people page for your ARC scholar. You can view schedules and much more.

 

Software Schedule

The ARC recently added a software schedule for your convenience. Tutor name and the software they can help with are listed. A rating scale is also included to determine level of expertise (5-Expert to 3-some knowledge). Remember these tutors are working on different subject tables. Please ask the monitor for additional help.

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