“HOT TOPIC” SESSION
STUDY TO THE TEST QUESTIONS
When: Wednesday, November 30; 1:00 p.m.
Where: Business Science Building, Room 320
Facilitator: Ms. Edna Whittier
This session encourages students to become “test confident.” Confident test takers are prepared because they study “to the test questions.” Techniques include: creating and following a study schedule for effective recall, dealing with test distractions, time limits and test anxiety, preparing study notes that match your learning style, finding a clearer understanding of what to expect on an exam, recognizing course material as either background or test material. The session includes a handout of test taking tips for different kinds of tests.
Ms. Desiree Frye
Virginia Western Community College
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Don’t forget to register for the Career Bytes Seminar on December 1, held in the Hall Career Center, room S202. Get registered before the Thanksgiving break and we’ll give you a reminder call when we return.
The topic will be Interviewing Skills. Come learn what employers will ask, how you should answer, and what you can do to be really prepared for that interview. The seminar is held at 12:15 pm or 5:15 pm and last about 30 minutes.
You can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 857-7298. This event does qualify for an Hall Career Center Passport Stamp and is the last event of the semester.
Reminders from the Financial Aid Office
- The tuition due date for the spring 2012 semester is January 5, 2012.
- Students receiving financial aid may begin charging textbooks and supplies in the bookstore on January 3, 2012. This date is different than the date in many award letters. Please make a note of this change.
- The next deadline to appeal for reinstatement of financial aid is January 3, 2012 at 5:00pm.
Saturday hours at Brown Library will be extended during the last few weeks of class.
- Saturdays: 9am-4pm (11/19, 12/3, 12/10)
- Saturday: 9am-1pm (12/17)
Our hours for the Thanksgiving Day holiday are as follows:
- Monday and Tuesday, 11/21-11/22: 8am-8pm
- Wednesday, 11/23: 8am-12 noon
- Thursday through Sunday, 11/24-11/27: Closed
IMPORTANT NOTE: The hours for the Learning Technology Center are different and are posted here.
Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:
Join us in the Natural Science Center on November 29th at noon for a discussion of the best-selling novel, The Help. If you've read the book and can't wait to see the movie on December 1st, bring your lunch and please join us. If you have read the book and would like to lend out your copy or if you have not read the book and are looking for a copy, please contact Tara Nepper.
REVIEW: The Washington Post - Sybil Steinberg
Southern whites' guilt for not expressing gratitude to the black maids who raised them threatens to become a familiar refrain. But don't tell Kathryn Stockett because her first novel is a nuanced variation on the theme that strikes every note with authenticity. In a page-turner that brings new resonance to the moral issues involved, she spins a story of social awakening as seen from both sides of the American racial divide
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