With finals around the corner, the Coyote Chronicle created a list of ways that students can reduce stress. In this generation of college students have a great access to a wide variety of communication with fellow peers. One great tip would be to create a study group since not many people like asking questions in class, peers may be able to work together to answer questions. In study groups, this enables students to be on top of reviewing notes, helps the individual learn while teaching others and vice versa. Darleen Rios a senior stated, “I was never a fan of studying for a final exam I was just in panic because of the anxiety of passing or failing.” This is not uncommon … [Read more...] about Are you ready for finals?
By Mark Mascetti |Staff Writer| I believe the best way for students to review before an exam is to read over their notes taken in class or notes they wrote while studying, and if possible, refresh in a distraction free zone. Studying extensively days before an exam is great, but I believe a quick refresh of the material right before the exam always helps. “Reading through a textbook before an exam can confuse me, so instead I’ll skim over my notes as a refresher to what I previously studied,” said student James Glenn. Some students prefer professors who post PowerPoint presentations online that allow them to do a quick review of what was taught. I have found that if I translate … [Read more...] about Students prepare for Finals
By Mark Klopping |Staff Writer| Midterms, presentations and ﬁnals, oh my! The weight is still upon CSUSB students as they turn the corner towards the last weeks of spring quarter. The ﬁnish line is in sight and the light at the end of the tunnel is a dot that looks like a keychain LED ﬂashlight. Students kept their heads down studying and getting one step closer to reaching their goals. So, what are the study habits and procedures that CSUSB students need to get the study-ball rolling? Susan Ibarra takes certain steps to ensure it all starts off well. “My ﬁrst step is coffee,” Ibarra said. “I need something that keeps me sitting down for a while.” A step that most students can … [Read more...] about Form better study habits
By Carmen Herrera |Staff Writer| It has happened to everyone. Many students and teachers have experienced the ongoing problems of the campus’ educational and communication web software, Blackboard. The newest version of Blackboard was uploaded at the beginning of the 2011 spring quarter. Despite an updated version of Blackboard, technical problems continue to occur, disrupting classes and teaching that depend on this site. I don’t know how many times I have tried to login, only to see a blank page reading “service unavailable” or had an email notifying that Blackboard is down and won’t be up until hours or days later. Blackboard crashes to the point where students cannot … [Read more...] about Blackboard bugs and bites