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A Technological Society: Utilizing Media for Academics and Self-Improvement

by Elizabeth Hansen – Master Tutor of Team Orange With a wealth of information available at our fingertips, it’s easy to be bogged down into an endless cycle of refreshing social media apps or going deeper and deeper into random Wikipedia pages. While these can be an enjoyable way of passing the time, it is… Continue reading A Technological Society: Utilizing Media for Academics and Self-Improvement

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The Economics of Studying

By Garrett Wire – TECHniques Center Tutor Ah, Economics. The ‘dismal science.’ And if economics wasn’t dull enough, why would anyone want to read about the economics of studying?! In this post I hope to show that by looking at our study habits through an economic lens we might be better able to evaluate ourselves… Continue reading The Economics of Studying

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Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone

By Matt Trela, Master Tutor When I reapplied to be a Master Tutor for my second semester, a question on the application read: “What advice would you give to a new Master Tutor?”. After giving it some thought, I answered that any prospective MT would need to buckle up, enjoy the ride, and be prepared… Continue reading Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone

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Pursuing Deep Learning

By Landon Breeding, Master Tutor Walk through any lecture hall during midterm week and you will see several dozens of students ferociously reading notes, going over flashcards, and highlighting text books. They are trying to squeeze every last drop of information from the material into their heads before they walk into the classroom to take… Continue reading Pursuing Deep Learning

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Studying with an End in Mind

By David Johnson, Master Tutor “What do you want to be when you grow up?” That is a question that most of us encounter when we are young. We might have imagined ourselves to be an astronaut, a firefighter, or a world-renowned musician. As we have grown older, we may meet individuals who have become… Continue reading Studying with an End in Mind

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The 5 Keys to Success – Preparing for the Career Fair

By Matt McCutchen, TECHniques Center Tutor It is everyone’s favorite time of year again where we dust off our resume paper, put on our Sunday’s best, and go elbow to elbow with our peers in an effort to win that coveted internship or full time job. This is what we’ve all worked so hard for,… Continue reading The 5 Keys to Success – Preparing for the Career Fair

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2017 Starch Madness: Recap and Results

Starch Madness 2017 – by Peter Carlson, Master Tutor It’s been a great semester at the TECHniques Center, as the center hosted the first ever TC Starch Madness Tournament. The three-day tournament showcased the paper ball throwing abilities of the TECHniques’ tutors, students and counselors. Each tutor received 5 shots, with opportunities for a bonus… Continue reading 2017 Starch Madness: Recap and Results