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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

Tips for a stress-free finals week

Students studyingGroup projects, presentations, research papers and final exams are just a few of the many challenges students face during the last weeks of the semester. Fortunately, OSU-Tulsa’s Learning Services Center offers several ways students can reduce stress and prepare for the upcoming finals week.

Study Tips and Stress Busters

  • Use a planner or “to-do” lists to manage your time.
  • Avoid multitasking - focus on one thing at a time.
  • Start early - don't wait until the last minute to cram information.
  • Find a quiet place to focus and avoid distractions.
  • Read material more than once and don't just skim.
  • Take little breaks to recharge mentally and physically.
  • Eat a balanced diet, exercise and try to get at least six hours of sleep each night.

Still feeling overwhelmed? The OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center offers confidential counseling services for stress and other related issues. To learn more, call 918-594-8568.

CFR to discuss teen pregnancy prevention

Center for Family Resilience LogoThe College of Human Sciences’ Center for Family Resilience at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa will present the next installment of its From Research to Practice series on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The presentation focuses on preventing teen pregnancy and research conducted with Oklahoma adolescents.

The presentation is hosted in coordination with the University of Oklahoma’s Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work and the Tulsa Hispanic Resource Association. It will take place in North Hall 150 and will include two sessions. Session 1 runs from 8:30 to 9:55 a.m. and Session 2 begins at 10:05 a.m. and concludes at noon.

Registration is $20 if completed by Friday, Dec. 2.  Day of event registration will be $25. To register online, go to the CFR website. The seminar will count as three CEUs for LPC/LMFT, LDAC/CDAC, social workers and psychologists.

Textbook buyback available Dec. 12-16

Students can put some money back in their pockets after finals by selling their textbooks back to the OSU-Tulsa Bookstore.

Textbook buybacks and rental check-ins will take place in the Bookstore Monday, Dec. 12 through Friday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit the OSU-Tulsa Bookstore’s website for more information and to learn about the top textbooks based on store buyback needs.