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Fa^^e 4—Smoke Signals, October 2,1987
Tips on how to succeed
In todays modern time, students are
easily dikracted from their studies.
For some students, it is easier to turn
on the television or VCR and watch
movies than it is to open a history book.
Professor George Weigand of
Carolina University offers these tips on
HOW TO SUCCEED:
Budget your time. Set aside periods
of the day to study certain subjects, but
make the schedule your servant, not
your master. Don’t overlook short,
unexpected chances to study. Fifteen
minutes of quick review today may l>e
worth two hours of cramming next
Plan to watch your favorite television
program. Even if it comes during a
time set aside for study. Chances are
you’ll watch it anyway, and if you plan
for it you’ll also plan to do your
studying another time.
Don’t try to do all your studying on
one long, unbroken session.
Psychologists say that 40 to 50 minutes
of work followed by 10 minutes or so of
rest or change, is about right.
Work to increase your reading speed.
Most high school students (and many
college students) read at the rate of 200
to 500 words per minute.
You should be able to read 600 or
more words per minute, and many
students can handle that rate. The best
way to learn to read faster is to practice
so faithfully and for so long that it
becomes an ingrained habit.
Don’t just read; read with a purpose.
Ask yourself a question before you
start, then look for the answers in your
reading. After you read a section of the
textbook (it can be a paragraph, a page
of several pages) stop and review what
you have read. How much d it do you
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Kathy Whitley, Mary P. Thomas
Scholarship; William White, Jr. Carrie
Bazemore White Scholarship; Ernest
Boyce, F.O. Mixon Memorial; Victor
Hall, F.O. Mixon Memorial; Michael A.
Clark, Alta Chitty Parker Scholarship;
Patrick Stallings, Alta Chiltty Parker
Scholarship; Martin Clemons, Betty
Spivey Pritchard Scholarship; James
Mclean, Fred A. Vann Memorial;
Timothy Johnson, Lois Vann Wynn
Memorial; and John A. King, Art
At the start of the school year,
students living in the dorms are re-,
quired to pay a $20.00 Room Key/Con
tingency fee. A portion of this fee will be
returned based on how badly a
residence hall has been damaged. Mr.
Jack Hassel has hope for a reduction of
damages and charges imposed on
Some of the most frequent ways the
residence halls are damaged:
putting cigarettes out on the floor, burn
ing paper that is attached to the door,
damaging locks, having water fights,
.setting off fireworks in a building, cut
ting desk tops, burning holes in mat
tresses, relocating mirrors, breaking
chairs, breaking light fixtures and us
ing drawers to support mattresses or
If all students would take care of their
residence halls, we would all have a
much nicer place to live.
Learn to MAKE notes, not take them.
Don’t try to write down everything the
teacher or professor says. Get the
highlights down in your own words.
As soon as possible, read over your
notes, fill them out or reorganize them.
They may make sense to you an hour
after you write them down but be
complete gibberish a week later.
You are probably 50% more efficient
in the morning than in the evening.
Studying late at night can be almost
completely ineffectual; you’ll find
yourself reading the same tiling over
and over. Do the most difficult
assignments as early in the day as
Don’t try to kid yourself that you can
study better if you have a radio or
phonograph playing quietly in the
background. Turn your desk away frmi
the window, there’s nothing out there
but distractions. Have a quiet, well-
lighted place in which to study.
In reading a text, or making notes in
a lecture, watch for such tip-offs as:
“The four main causes...” “The im
portant results...” “Most experts would
agree that...” This is the author’s or the
teacher’s way of telling you that
something is important. Get it now,
because you’ll get it in a test later.
For note making, use a large three-
wing notebook for all your classes with
cardboard dividers between the sub
jects. Number and date the pages.
Try to get off on the right foot. Try for
accuracy and mastery at the beginning
phrases of each course.
A special note for taking a foreign
language and chemistry: You can faU
behind in history, economics, biology or
literature and catch up later (although
it is not recommended). But if you fall
The Chowan College Chapter of the
Data Processing Management
Association (DPMA) was established to
provide an organization for students
who share an interest in data
processing. DPMA exposes members to
other professionals in the field which
may provide career opportunities. __
Members tour computer centers in
the surrounding area to receive hands
on experience and to view the most
recent computer equipment.
The Chowan Chapter is sponsored by
International DPMA and the Tidewater
Chapter of DPMA. For those students
interested in joining DPMA, contact
Mrs. Jones in McSweeny C«nputer
Center. Meetings will be held each
Tuesday night at 7:00 pjn. in room 206
of the Ccnnputer Center.
behind in a foreign language or
chemistry, you’re really in hot water.
You’ve got virtually no chance to catch
Above all, review and review until
you leam something so well that it
sticks with you, whether w not you try
to remember it. There’s nothing
unusual about it, you do it all the time
with popular songs.
Here’s an example to the importance
You have just been given more than a
dozen tips on how to study. Chances are
that right now you don’t remember half
of them. Unless you review by
tcHnorrow you won’t remember more
than three or four.
By Warren Breniman
Aerobics is a wonderful way to stay in
shape. Aerobics also has an excellent
feature, it’s fun! There is an aerobics
workshop being offered at the Helms
Center on Monday, Tuesday, and
Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM. The
class is open to students and local
residents alike. As for you guys who
think aerobics is for women and wimps,
think again. Some of the girls in
aerobics ciui put you macho jocks to
shame. Everyone is more than
welcome to see if they can keep up with
The workshop is run by Jill Hoffman
who has been a professional aerobics
instructor at the E^npress Spa Ladies
health club. The main stresses of the
workout are staying in shape, toning
up, and developing flexibility. The
workout includes working on the arms,
legs, st(Hnach, and buttocks as well as a
proper warm-up and cool-down.
“Aerobics works better if the classes
are attended regularly,” Jill states,
“and don’t be ashamed to do yourself
some good. Aerobics is for everybody.”
The beginning classes will run until the
last week of September. After that, ad
vanced classes will start. The beginn
ing classes will last frwn 3(H0 minutes
and the advanced classes will last bet
ween 45 minutes to an hour.
For those ladies who enjoy working
with weights, the weight room will be
open from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM on
Tuesdays and Thursdays, for ladies on
For those people interested in Jazzer-
size, a dance type class, get in touch
with Jill before or after the aerobics
workout and express a desire to join. If
enough people are interested, an effort
will be made to start a Jazzersize class.
Montreal trip planned
for spring semester
By Randy Oglesby
A Three day tour of Montreal is being
planned for the month of February. The
trip will include many scenic and
historical sights, including McGill
University, Montreal’s high-income
section, and Mont Royal Observation
Point, which offers a panoramic view of
the entire city. Part of the tour is op
tional, giving students an opportunity to
TW D«ILir MEWS
Preparations are made on the set for the interveiw
of Chowan College graphic communications
professor, Bill Sowell, whose microphone is being
adjusted, and Business Manager Ben Sutton. Mac
McManus, left, host of the Morning Show on
WAVY-TV, Portsmouth, Va., invited the two men to
discuss their membership in the Order of Lux et
Veritas and experiences at Chowan. The interview
was shown on September 3, two days after it was
taped. Chowan College President Bruce E.
Whitoker commented that the interview "went
well." He added, " I am sure it will help Chowan."
start year with
By Martin Qemons
Another year has started and the
Baptist Student Union has gotten off to
a strong year with a new council and
plenty of enthusiasm. So far they have
hosted several activities on and off
campus. They, along with the Mur
freesboro Baptist Church, were the peo
ple who greeted you in front of the dor
mitories with “TOP” Cola on day one.
Also they were in charge of the “Meet
the Ministers” session which was held
in Lakeside Student Center, with ice
As for more recent matters, they
have in the last month gone to Camp
Cale, a camp facility owned by the
Chowan Association, for a retreat,
where Thomas Hinton of Cary, N.C.
conducted a very organized program;
engineered Campus Evangelism week
September 14-17, for which they were
pleased to have Gary Rand par
ticipating; the weekend of Sept. 25-27
they went to Ridgecrest for the B.S.U.
BSU members are on the ball this
year and they are considering a trip to
Busch Gardens for the near future.
They welcome all to come and join
them in Christian Fellowship!
Rand performs for students
Gary Rand can put on an impressive
show, but you better not be late! In
deed, it was Gary’s style to instantly
establish a rapport with his audience,
using his sarcastic wit to start the show.
Such was the case at Marks Hall
Auditorium Tuesday night where he
heckled latecomers and photographers
and encouraged audience participation,
generally getting on a level with the au
dience at the beginning of his per
The show started with Gary singing
and playing acoustic guitar on several
numbers. The songs, propelled by his
soulfull but controlled voice and rock
oriented chord change, tinie
to beg for a band accompaniment. This
was achieved half way through the con
cert when he switched on a drum
machine :md proceeded to jam with
pre-recorded tape of himself. As the
show progressed, he moved to the
keyboard for a few more numbers
before the end of the performance.
Gary’s musical roots go back to when
he was about four years old, when his
parents had a vaudeville type country
act and radio show in Boston. They per
formed together until he left for college
to study music. Gary also credits his
wife Lenora, a music composer, for his
confidence to write and perform.
explore the city on their own if they
would rather do so.
The cost of the trip is around $450,
which will cover the airfare and motel
costs. Although the trip is open to all
Chowan students, it will be greatly
beneficial to French students and those
who have taken French classes in high
school. For details, contact Dr. Garrott,
ro(«n 222 Marks Hall.
Begins: Oct. 16 th. end of classes.
Ends: Oct. 21 st. classes resume
Atlanta—The Arthritis Foundation is
asking local photographers to give their
best shot to the 1987 photography con
A first prize of $300.00, a second prize
of 1200.00 and a thind prize of )100.00
will be awarded. Cash prizes made
possible by Pfizer Pharmaceutical.
Photographs submitted to the contest
will be used by the Arthritis Foundation
in its national and local publication and
to publicize its work to help people with
arthritis. Each time a photo is used, the
photographer will be given credit.
Photographs can be submitted in a
variety of categories including:
• Reseacher—Not necessarily of ar
thritis research, but photos should
depict a laboratory-type situation
which suggest research.
• Health Professionals—Can l>e
depicted in their particular work set
ting, or interacting with patients.
• Inspirations—Photos in this
category should convey messages of
hope and positive attitudes toward life.
• Everyday Activities—Photos
should show children or adults either
observing or participating in everyday
• Families—Photos should depict
members of a family working or play
For entry forms and more informa
tion, contact your local Arthritis Foun
dation chapter or write: Arthritis Foun
dation; Photo Contest; 1314 Spring St.,
NW; Atlanta, GA 30309. Deadline for
submission is December 31,1987.
The Arthritis Foudation is the only
national health agency looking for the
answer—cause, treatment, cure-to all
forms of arthritis diseases. It has 72
chapters and divisions nationwide and
is headquartered in Atlanta.
508 E. Main Street
Q, en ^Itru .SalurJa^ 10 cum. to 5 p.m
Three Days in Montreal
Leave Norfolk International Airport at 10:45
and land in Montreal around 2:40 P.M.
Place Jacques Cartier
Le Vieux Port
(Montreal’s Latin Quarter)
Notre Dame Basilica
(tour of its interior with lecture in
The Financial Center
(Montreal’s High-Income Section)
Mont Royal Observation Point
(a suburban residential section)
Oratoire de St. Joseph
Tour; the Laurentian Valley (optional tour)
Tour: Cote Vertu Mall
See Dr. Garrott for details about
this trip scheduled for February,
GO TO NEW YORK
With the Art Department
$170 covers 3 nights in
your hotel and
ALL CLASSES EXCUSED
ONLY A FEW OPENINGS LEFT
If interested see
Mr. Eubank in the Art Department.