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Master Tutor Spotlight – CJ Holderread

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln Hello, my name is CJ Holderread and I am the Master Tutor for Team Purple at the TECHniqus Center (TC) here at Texas Tech. This is my 4th, and sadly last, semester to… Continue reading Master Tutor Spotlight – CJ Holderread

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How to Organize Your Life: Part 2

By Elizabeth Hansen, Team Yellow Master Tutor This is Part 2 of our series on Organization and Time Management. Check out Part 1, where Elizabeth talks about scheduling and using an online calendar! SYSTEM TWO: Due Dates & To Dos For due date and to do lists, I like to use a physical, paper planner.… Continue reading How to Organize Your Life: Part 2

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How To Organize Your Life, and Actually Stick With It

By Elizabeth Hansen, Team Yellow Master Tutor This is Part 1 of our series on Organization and Time Management. Check out Part 2, where Elizabeth expands on her to-do lists and how to stay organized! With the start of a new semester, students go in with an idealistic mindset of magical color-coding systems and spending hours… Continue reading How To Organize Your Life, and Actually Stick With It

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Master Tutor Spotlight – Nikki Lastoczy

Hi! My name is Nikki Lastoczy, and I am one of the new Master Tutors (Team Red) this semester at the TECHniques Center! I am a junior studying Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE) and planning to graduate in May 2019. With a degree in FCSE, I hope to empower students by helping them reach… Continue reading Master Tutor Spotlight – Nikki Lastoczy

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Active Note Taking: Part 2

By Lindyn Davis – Master Tutor Team Orange This is Part 2 of our series on note-taking strategies. Check out Part 1 here, where we looked at note-taking strategies in both written and electronic format! As we saw in Part 1, both hand writing and electronic note-taking have their merits. However, it’s up to the student to… Continue reading Active Note Taking: Part 2

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Active Note Taking: Part 1

By Lindyn Davis – Master Tutor Team Orange This is just Part 1 of our series on note-taking strategies. Come back for Part 2 soon, where she will break down 4 tips to take your notes to the next level!  The first step to success in college is to actually attend class. The second step to… Continue reading Active Note Taking: Part 1

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How Joining SWE Shaped My College Experience

My name is Maggie Wilson. I am a mechanical engineer working towards my M.B.A. at Texas Tech. I was so fortunate to find the TECHniques Center last August and begin working as a tutor. Looking back on my college career, I am reflecting upon the choices I made that had the biggest impact for good.… Continue reading How Joining SWE Shaped My College Experience