CAPS regretfully will not be open for tutoring services over the summer of 2017. We don’t want to leave you hanging on getting tutoring help for any summer courses you may be taking this year, so below is a list of tutoring resources to help you make it to the Fall 2017 semester! … More Summer Tutoring
Becka and Becca, Math SI’s 😛 This week’s blog is going to focus on optimization. Since we are math tutors for both calculus and pre-calculus, we are going to show you how to solve this problem first with precalculus. Then, for students who are already taking calculus, we are going to provide you with an … More Maximize Your Understanding!;)
We all know that the spring semester is the worst. You start off strong then spring break comes around and all your motivation to finish the semester flies out the door. Your grades might start to slip, you might want to lay in bed and watch Shameless instead of working on your assignments. BUT DON’T … More How to Stay Motivated During the Last Weeks of School
By Adriana Bustamante, CAPS Spanish Tutor Spanish verbs have two moods: indicative and subjunctive. The difference between these two moods is that the indicative affirms some type of information that is considered real and the subjunctive does not affirm certain information because it is a wish, a doubt, a conjecture, it has not happened, or … More EL SUBJUNTIVO (Subjunctive)
By: Cody Moezzi and Madelyn Lucas Let’s briefly imagine that you’re on an engineering team whose space orbit is 100 km closer to crashing into earth’s atmosphere, endangering lives, and costing NASA 125 million dollars. Except, we aren’t pretending here. This is the true story of a 1999 space orbit failure. As a biochemistry major, … More UNIT CONVERSIONS
By Ona-Rain Morgan and Ximena Garcia Midterms are around the corner, which means stress is piling in on all of us. On behalf of the Learning Strategies Team here at CAPS, we understand and empathize with all of the anxiety that comes with the rush of exams. It is completely normal to feel pressure and … More How to deal with Midterm Anxiety
By: Jessica Green, CAPS Chemistry and Biology Student Manager Say that you’re at your Soul Cycle class and you are working hard. Your muscles begin to burn, you’re damp with sweat, and your heart is pounding. How do all of these events effect the cells in your body? Your muscle fibers stretch and microtear, your … More Soul Cycle? How About Cell Cycle!
by Lozen Bensen, CAPS Writing Tutor One important aspect of writing a strong paper is constructing a counter-argument, this is the part of your paper that offers a critique to the points you are arguing in favor of in your thesis. Counter-arguments are important because they solidify your claims. Generally, this is a brief summary … More Countering the Counter-Argument
By Shayna Davidson, CAPS French Tutor, and Casey Sims, CAPS German Tutor Ever notice a few similarities between languages when you’re studying them concurrently? Well, there’s a chance that they borrowed from one another over the centuries. Here are a few examples of loanwords from German to French and French to German. During and after … More Blog du jour – Blog des Tages: Similar Language Differences for the New Semester!
by Yaneli Morales, CAPS Math Tutor 1. Find overall degree of function. Example: The overall degree of this function is 5. You get this number by adding all the exponents of the equation. In this case x has an exponent 2, the quantity (x+2) has an exponent of 2 as well, and the quantity (x-4) … More 7 Steps to Graph a Polynomial