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Seven Helpful Hacks For Fall 2017

Seven helpful hacks for fall 2017

Hi everyone! How is the semester going, so far? Good? Great? Even with the semester going so successfully, did you know that it could get even better?

Ozarks Technical Community College has complied seven hacks that will simplify your life as a student. By doing these simple things, you can focus on becoming successful – both in and out of the classroom. Read below and enjoy! (You can thank us later.)

 1. Sync your OTC email to your phone.

Stay in the know when it comes to campus news and important announcements. Follow these step-by-step instructions to sync your OTC email to your Iphone or Android device.

2. Sign up for emergency text alerts.

Emergency text alerts are the quickest way to receive information when urgent situations happen on campus. Texts cover everything from class cancellations and campus closings to severe weather alerts and security incidents. You can sign up to receive emergency text messages in MyOTC — Helpful Resources — OTC Emergency Notification.

3. Bookmark

Tired of hearing about fun events…after they have already happened? Bookmark the OTC calendar so you never miss out again. The calendar covers everything from student organization events, fall and spring picnics, student showcases, OTC Fine Arts performances and more.

4. Take advantage of OTC’s free tutoring services.

Our free tutoring services include the Speckman Tutoring and Learning Center, the Carol Jones Writing Center, the Speech and Communication Center and Online Tutoring. So whether you need to work on your math, your speech, your writing or your science skills, we have tutors ready to help. You can learn more about our specific tutoring options on OTC’s tutoring website.

5. Visit the PC Repair Clinic.

If your laptop is giving you trouble, visit the PC Repair Clinic at the OTC Springfield Campus, Graff Hall 105. The clinic can help with all sorts of computer problems including broken or cracked LCD screens, viruses, slow performance, data backup and recovery, and more. For more information, call 417-447-8113 or email

6. Get the right books at the right price.

Still need to get your books? The OTC Bookstore provides an online price comparison tool that puts OTC Bookstore prices next to offers from top online retailers. Also, all OTC students can download Microsoft Office 365 for free. Yes, that’s right: FREE. If you have any questions, contact the bookstore for assistance.

7. And finally, follow OTC on social media.

We’ve got news to share on every social media channel. Like us on Facebook for campus news and event photos. Follow us on Twitter for the latest announcements. If you like gorgeous campus photography, make sure to check out our Instagram. And last but not least, add us on Snapchat (ozarkstech) for fun contests and in-the-moment campus happenings. If you like everything we just said, connect with us on all platforms!

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