Don’t panic! Study skill solutions

Now that we are 8 [or so] weeks into the semester could your study skills use some fine-tuning? If you are feeling that there must be a better way to manage the reading, the writing, and the studying required by your classes...help is just a click away. How to Study.org has tons of links to study tips, writing techniques, organizational tools, test taking strategies and lots more.  You can read reviews of most links to decide if the article is something worth a look. Some favorite links: What Your Mother Never Told You…continue reading →

We the people…

Tuesday’s the day – get out and vote!  Election officials are forecasting a record turnout, so allow extra time in case you face a line at the polls.  If you are a first time voter and registered to vote by mail, check the State of Virginia website to see what identification you will need to bring to the polls.  If you registered in person and are voting for the first time OR if you’ve voted before, check out the acceptable forms of identification on the State Board of Elections website.  For most people,…continue reading →

True or False? Get the facts on election claims!

Finally, the election is almost here.  After one of the longest, most contested Presidential campaigns, either John McCain or Barack Obama will be elected the 44th President next Tuesday.  If you are still undecided, check out these fun websites that will help you to understand the candidates’ positions and rate the truth (or not) of the claims made daily by each side. Check out the Truth-o-Meter at PolitiFact, a joint venture of the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly.  Claims made by the campaigns are scored true, half true, false, or, my favorite,…continue reading →