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Back to school tips for success

With the Fall semester in full effect, many students are figuring out which of their classes are going to take all of their free time and which club or organization to join. They might have even encountered a few bumps along the way in using Blackboard or checking student accounts.  Finding ways to get involved within the university can be the key to making lifelong friends hips and lasting memories.
After receiving loads of information during the first week of classes to get you started for the semester, we at The Signal want to offer you a few tips to help you figure it all out.  We’ll start with a popular college icon: Greek Life.
“What someone can expect when they join [a sorority or fraternity] is encouragement to be involved on campus as well as [ways to] develop their skills as a leader, strive for academic success, strong community outreach through philanthropy and fostering brotherhood and sisterhood through the unity of all Greek organizations,” Nicole Turner, Greek Life Programs Advisor & Leadership Coordinator, said.
Other ways to get involved on campus are through Associated Students Incorporated (ASI), intramurals and Student Leadership and Development (SLD).
Next, we will consider an innovative way to help you take notes and organize them. There are a variety of apps that are offered to help aid in a student’s productivity; some are even free. Evernote is one of Apple’s top free productivity applications.
“Evernote is pretty useful to organize all kinds of different types of files,” Amy Montes (junior, Nursing) said. “Aside from pictures and documents, you can even save audio recordings, which is really cool.”
By now you have most likely heard of Blackboard and the university email. Knowing how to navigate your student accounts will help in your day-to-day life at school.
Make sure to visit the Office of Information Technology (OIT) Help Desk, located in Room 150 in the Vasche Library, if you ever have technological troubles.
Whether this is your first year of college or your last year; whether you’re joining a club on campus, participating in intramurals, or joining a sorority or fraternity, be sure to find what fits you best and make your college career memorable.

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