Monthly Archives: May 2015

Preparing for Finals

We always know when it is getting closer to finals in McShain Library because students become stressed. Whether it is the dog tired Freshmen who is passed out at his desk or the diligent Senior who is on edge because he is nervous about the upcoming religion test, stress affects each student and in different ways. Here are a couple of tips to help you manage your stress during finals:

1) Schedule your study time.

Buy a planner or use your phone to schedule time for studying and breaks. You will be thankful that you carefully planned your study time rather than cram at the last minute.

2) Spend the most time studying for difficult subjects.

With only a week before finals, your time is limited. Focus the hardest and longest on your difficult classes. Spend the least amount of time studying for your easiest classes.

3) Take breaks.

Human beings are not robots. We are meant to take breaks. Your brain needs down time in order to be efficient. Study for an hour an then take a 20 minute break.You will find that you focus better.

4) Eat a healthy diet.

You are what you eat. Filling your body with sugar-filled junk food will only make you tired once your blood sugar level crashes. Eat whole-foods such as vegetables, fruits, chicken, and grains. These meals will fill you up and not interfere with your blood sugar level.

5) Sleep!

Our bodies are not meant to go without sleep. Without sleep our minds cannot refresh. Having an unfresh mind makes it difficult to learn.

Good luck with finals!!!!!!!!!


8 tips for virtual collaboration, from TED’s tech team

TED Blog

TED tech team on telecommuting TED’s technology team is spread out across the country, so we rely on videoconferencing to do our work. But don’t let the image fool you — we rarely wear suits. Image courtesy of iStock

Our 29-member Technology Team is spread out. TED HQ is in New York, but our team includes developers who live in six other states — from Florida to Oregon, with a stopoff in South Dakota — and two other countries. (Yes, tech talent doesn’t always reside in New York and San Francisco.) There are big benefits to being so spread out: Our team’s growth isn’t constrained by the cost of office space, and local challenges like a hurricane or a power outage don’t halt our work entirely. But it also means we have to be very deliberate about how we work, because we rely on virtual collaboration.

We know we’re not alone. More and more workplaces are bringing together…

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