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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.


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



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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