The Starting Point

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Posted on: March 28th, 2016 by francie No Comments
“It is not obstacles or circumstances that determine results; rather it is the attitude toward conquering them. Obstacles don’t make people stop … people stop themselves.”Carol Quinn


“When Life Gives You Lemons, Then What?” Roundtable Discussion Thursday, March 30, 2:30-3:30 in the Tutoring Center                      Join our Peer Mentors to talk about how to keep going despite the challenges!

Mid-semester Progress Reports have been sent to your instructors: Check with your Starting Point advisor to view course progress and instructor recommendations!

Have a great instructor? Last chance to nominate your great instructor for an Instructor Appreciation Award. Complete your nomination here or find a form in the Tutoring Center.

Augsburg Campus Visit Friday, April 8, 10:15-2:30  Interested? Sign up with your advisor to reserve your spot.

Summer/Fall Registration has begun! Meet with your advisor soon!

  • Ask about special fall course options for ENGA 900/1110, PHIL 2110-Logic and free FYST 1000.
  • Check out mid-semester updates from your instructors.

Celebrate Success Luncheon  Thursday, April 14, 11:30-1:30, L3000 Take a break and celebrate your accomplishments with friends and lunch! We’ll be recognizing graduates and transferring students, amazing instructors, and YOU! Come when you can!

FAFSA time! It’s time to apply to apply for financial aid once again. If you file taxes, wait three weeks before doing your FAFSA. Advisors are happy to help!

Are you graduating this spring? Apply to be a student speaker at the 2016 MCTC commencement ceremony! Submit a letter of interest, describing your skills, qualifications and involvement in campus activities (please include your contact information and Student ID) to Tara Martinez (; H.2913).

Tip of the Week: Taking Notes In addition to using readings and power points, writing brief notes that summarize main ideas and key points can be very helpful in testing your understanding of the material as you study and a great tool to use when you are studying for an exam.

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