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8 Skills Needed in the Workplace Today

skillsStudent’s take note! Employers in today’s digital era are looking for these eight skills:

  1. Passion for digital
  2. Analytical thinking and application
  3. Critical thinking
  4. Communication skills
  5. Understanding the “bigger picture”
  6. Accountability
  7. Be solution-oriented
  8. Find exceptional mentors to inspire you

Learn more and explore these skills from sources: Edudemic and Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.

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Tackling Finals

tipsIt’s not too early to start planning for your finals! HackCollege posted 4 Great Study Strategies to Tackle Finals by Katie Dwyer. Check it out along with our tutorial on How To Study.

PS: Haven’t seen a post from us in a while? We’ve been busy working on something exciting for our WordPress site – stay tuned!

Plagiarism Education Week – Free Webcast Series

The 2nd annual Plagiarism Education Week virtual conference is April 21-25. Free, daily webcasts will share ideas and best practices to teach educators and students how to stop copying and start thinking critically.

  • Monday, April 21 – Understanding Plagiarism with Help from Dr. Seuss
  • Tuesday, April 22 – Tweets from the French Revolution? Using What Students Know to Promote Original Work and Critical Thinking
  • Wednesday, April 23 – “I Plagiarized My Child’s Birth”: From Extreme Plagiarism to Contextualized Understanding
  • Thursday, April 24 – How to Keep Your Job, Not Lose Your Reputation, Avoid Getting Sued, and Not Kill People
  • Thursday, April 24 – IRAC, Therefore I Write
  • Friday, April 25 – Survival of the Fittest: Adapting Methodologies for Successful Plagiarism Discussions

Visit Turnitin’s web site for more information on the sessions above and to register! Certificates of Participation are available.

Sponsors: AIC, SEE, 6IPC, NITLE, and PlagiarismToday.

Sitka Campus Student Success Center – Updated Services and Hours

Online and in-person tutoring, testing and academic advising is available to UAS Sitka students. And it’s free! Below is a list of services and hours.

General SSC Open Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday:  8 am – 9 pm
  • Friday:  8 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday:  12 pm – 4 pm

Tutoring and Testing Hours (Fall & Spring Semesters):

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
  • Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: 12 pm  – 4:00

Tutoring Includes:

  • Math Assistance
  • English and Writing Assistance
  • Subject and Homework Help
  • Tutor.com through SLED
  • GED preparation

 Testing Includes:

  • Accuplacer
  • Proctoring
  • Professional Certifications (Praxis, PAX-RN, etc.)
  • Career Exploration
  • GED

Advising Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm and by appointment

Advising Includes:

  • Academic Planning and Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Transfer Support
  • Sitka-based Program Info and Promotion
  • Academic Facilitation
  • Veterans and Active Military Support
  • Student Government
  • Schedule / Course Planning
  • Disability Support
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Graduation

Hours may change, so please visit the web site for current information. Feel free to email the staff to schedule a tutoring session! Or call toll free: 1-800-478-6653 ext 7717.

Tips for Student Success

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In a recent blog post, Hack College compiled a list of 35 Valuable Tips for Successful Students. Tips are offered in the following categories: studying, productivity, health, life and class. It’s a quick read with some simple tips, many of which we cover in our tutorials How to Study and Time Management for Students.