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UTSA students anxious about midterms can utilize Midterm Boot Camp

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(Feb. 1, 2010)--UTSA students can beef up their test-taking and study skills in preparation for midterms with UTSA's new Midterm Boot Camp. Sponsored by the Tomas Rivera Center and UTSA Libraries, the program is 2-6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7 at both the Main and Downtown campuses. The program is free and open to UTSA students.

Students can participate in study skills workshops or simply drop in for group studying, complemented by free refreshments and other giveaways. Students will walk away from the boot camp with information on how to study in "power hours" -- a proven technique that leads to better information retention.

"Just re-reading chapters from a textbook is not an effective use of a student's time," said Melissa Thomas, assistant director of learning assistance in the Tomas Rivera Center. "The power-hours method really helps students digest large amounts of information in the most efficient way possible."

For more information, call 210-458-4694.

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UTSA Midterm Boot Camp
2-6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7

  • University Center Alamo Lounge, Main Campus
  • Library, Buena Vista Street Building, Downtown Campus

2 p.m. -- Test Prep Game Plan
4 p.m. -- Conquer the Lecture Classroom
5 p.m. -- Test Taking Tips and Strategies

 

 

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UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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