Posted on December 21, 2012 by Title III
Below is where we will post new and updated college learning and success tutorials, online student tips, and how to’s. A complete list of our tutorials are posted on the Tutorials tab in the top navigation and more information can be found in Additional Resources.
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Posted on December 3, 2013 by Title III
The Thanksgiving holiday is over and that means finals will soon be here! It’s time to finish up those final projects, reports and missing assignments. Add studying for finals on top of that and it can seem a bit overwhelming! But with a few simple tips it can be manageable. Below are a few of these simple tips from Texas Tech University’s Support Operations for Academic Retention. Don’t forget to check out our tutorials on How to Study and Test Taking Tips!
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Posted on November 20, 2013 by Title III
The UAS Egan Library is available to you, whether you are a local or distance UAS student and the resources are endless! The library has a wide-ranging print collection and comprehensive online resources that are available to registered UAS students in any location, 24 hours a day.
By using the OneSearch database, you can find books, ebooks, and articles on many topics. You can access OneSearch on the Egan Library home page. If you need tips on database searching, use this research guide compiled by your friendly librarians.
The Egan Library can deliver books directly to your home address! When it comes time to return the books, Sitka campus students have the option of dropping them off at the Sitka Campus front desk, or mailing them back (at the student’s expense) to the Egan Library.
If you are not yet registered to use the library services, just follow these simple steps:
- Start by registering for a library card
- Then, create a user account in the interlibrary loan system ILLiad
Contact the Egan Library staff with any questions you may have. The staff is ready to support your studies and answer your questions. Email them at email@example.com or give them a call at 907-796-6502.
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Posted on November 15, 2013 by Title III
Many of us multitask because we are overwhelmed with daily responsibilities at work, home or school. We try to get ahead by working on multiple things at one time. We may write an email, chat online, and carry on a phone conversation all at the same time. But how well are we doing it? Research is showing that multitasking is bad for us and our brains can’t do it! Below are two interesting articles on what researchers are discovering.
Findings from research at Ohio State University “showed that multitasking often gave students an emotional boost, even when it hurt their cognitive functions, such as studying.” They found that people felt more satisfied, not necessarily more productive, when multitasking.
Clifford Nass, a professor at Standford researched Cognitive and Social Effects of Multitasking and stated in an 2010 interview “…in fact, we’re starting to see some higher-level effects [of multitasking]. For example, recent work we’ve done suggests we’re worse at analytic reasoning, which of course is extremely valuable for school, for life, etc. So we’re very troubled about, on the one hand, the growth, and on the other hand, the essential incompetence or failure…” In one experiment Nass was shocked with the results. “It turns out multitaskers are terrible at every aspect of multitasking. They’re terrible at ignoring irrelevant information; they’re terrible at keeping information in their head nicely and neatly organized; and they’re terrible at switching from one task to another.”
So what’s a multitasker to do? One idea is to try organizing your day and activities using a To-Do list. We discussed getting organized, setting priorities and using To-Do lists in our Time Management for Students tutorial. Also, try to limit your distractions. Turn off your phone and TV when you need to study or do homework. Close out of your email program completely during part of your day and respond to emails at set times. I need to try this last one… I’ve been back and forth writing this post all morning because I was responding to emails (and working on another project). This post could have been done in 15 minutes had I just turned everything else off!
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Posted on November 6, 2013 by Title III
For more Google search tips and tricks visit Google’s Inside Search page.
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Posted on November 4, 2013 by Title III
Need to do research for an essay? Primary sources can be a great way to learn more about a historical event.
Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories. Primary sources may include letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, speeches, interviews, memoirs, documents produced by government agencies such as Congress or the Office of the President, photographs, audio recordings, moving pictures or video recordings, research data, and objects or artifacts such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, tools, and weapons (www.ala.org).
The Google News archive is a good place to find primary sources. Check out this short 3 minute video to see how easy it is. REMEMBER! You should aways use caution when using the internet for research. Review this advice from the Reference and User Services Association on evaluating primary source web sites.
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