Yes, you read that correctly. Today, the 2nd day of the new semester, is the perfect time to begin preparing for finals. By now you probably have attended a class from each of your courses. If you have not, surely you have checked out the syllabus on Blackboard. In any event, at the very least, you can plot your finals on a semester calendar. The finals schedule is subject to change, and sometimes professors select a different time for their finals. Now is the time to find out if that is a possibility (check the syllabus) and make your plans accordingly. You should also note all major exams, papers and projects on your calendar so that you can predict those weeks that will be particularly challenging. You can find a handy planner on the Academic Support Programs website.
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I moved this feature up on the blog so that it's the first thing you see when you open the blog. Here is a place to ask technology questions such as "How do I add my syllabus to my blog?" Ask away if you have a question; if you have an answer, please jump in. This will be a great exercise in collegiality.
Do you ever find yourself up a tree when it comes to acing that important exam or nailing all the points on the research paper assignment? If so, this blog may be for you. It's a place to explore learning strategies, best practices in picking the perfect professor, and ways to play the academic game so that you end up scoring a university degree. You may also visit my Baylor blog for more information about the Paul L. Foster Success Center and Academic Support Programs. If you find you cannot open some of the files posted to this site, be sure you have Adobe Reader on your computer. You can get a free download at http://www.adobe.com/.