Archive for November, 2013

Test Taking Tips

all great ideas to try out-Fay

TTU Student Disability Services

Does preparing for finals stress you out? Well, we have put together some tips to help alleviate your pre-test jitters.

Improving your Study Skills

  • Get all your important notes and information and start creating your study material.
  • Organize your notes (outline, cluster, brain map, re-write in a cleaner/more organized manner).
  • Create a review guide that helps you remember all of the important information, make sure it fits with the type of exam you are taking.  If you are taking a multiple choice test it needs to have specific information about each topic.  If it’s an essay or short answer exam collect detailed information about the topic and then develop it into points.  True/false are usually brief and specific.
  • Break down the material and learn it in sections.  For example: take a section of the vocabulary and start learning the words by applying them.  When you are applying the words you…

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What Makes Leaders Matter More

Oh Avagadro…


On the Retirement of Hayao Miyazaki – Ben Clark

Loved each movie ~<3


It is a misunderstood culture. You will never find a more wretched hive of body odor and social awkwardness than at the conventions. The clubs are the toddler-fenced play space for would-be autocrats. Every fan seems to be wearing a garish costume and haphazardly tossing foreign words into his speech (fitting the pronoun, the fans are predominately male). America has embraced Comic-Con; that is, sexy people like Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron can go there without having to fear anything more than adoring fans, let alone social disgrace. But will we embrace anime? And why should we?

Hayao Miyazaki recently retired from making feature films. The goal here is to persuade you to care, if you don’t already, but first to try to determine why you might not care at the moment.

Miyazaki-san is the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, which is, in essence, the Pixar of East Asia (so Pixar-like…

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Interesting…..and a tad creepy.

Using Videos to Apply to Job Postings

great idea

The Blogs of Dave Murphy

We have had significant success using brief YouTube videos to advertise new job opportunities since busy people don’t have the time or interest to read lengthy job descriptions that they receive on a routine basis. The same principle holds for would-be candidates who are interested in pursuing jobs posted online. Recruiters and HR personnel view hundreds of emailed applications each week, most of which are sent by applicants who are nowhere near qualified for the opening. It is time consuming and laborious to screen through the time-waster applications to find the few that are legitimate and worthy of consideration. So what does a qualified, legitimate candidate do in order to stand out and ensure they don’t get lost in the flood of applications?

One innovative approach is to include a brief video about your qualifications and motivation in addition to your resume. When the screener on the receiving end of…

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