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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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Start Your Semester Off Right!

A+ Grade on Homework

Fall semester is right around the corner! Starting your semester off with good habits is easier than trying to break bad habits halfway through. Here are a few tips to help you get off to a great start!

Get organized
Organization play a big role in having a successful semester. Read through your course syllabus and add assignment and due dates to your calendar. Check out our tutorial on Time Management for some tips on finding time, managing time, and avoiding procrastination!

Be realistic about your time
Don’t overcommit yourself. Be cautious about taking on extra responsibilities at home or work, especially if you are taking more than 3 credits.

Take notes
Taking notes is a key part of being successful in college. Taking notes forces you to pay attention to what you are listening to or reading. Not taking also helps you do a better job of remembering what you learn. We’ve created a great tutorial on Note Taking for lectures as well as for reading.

Study!
Successful studying is more than just sitting down with your notes and homework. It takes careful planning as well as specific study techniques. Find out about three keys to successful studying in our How to Study tutorial.

Maintain your health
With classes underway, you should still aim for getting the same amount of sleep every night. It is important to continue to have free time and exercise time. You should add free time and exercise to your daily calendar just as you would an appointment or class assignment. Eating a healthy diet will also help keep you mentally sharp.

Soon you’ll have papers to write and research to do. Be sure to check out our other tutorials on Basic Grammar, How to Write an Essay, and how to avoid Plagiarism.

It’s not too late to register! Search for a Sitka online or on-campus course today!

Questions? Our advisors are happy to assist you!

New Occupational Endorsement Offering – Fisheries Technology!

fish tech imageThe University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus Fisheries Technology Occupational Endorsement program provides practical job-ready skills and knowledge in a reduced time commitment.

Just four web-based courses plus a hands-on intensive lab or internship!

The program offers two different areas of emphasis:

  • Alaska Salmon Enhancement - provides training for individuals interested in Pacific salmon culture practices. Courses introduce the fundamentals of fisheries enhancement in Alaska, basic fisheries biology, and related field techniques essential for working in hatchery or other salmon enhancement positions.
  • Fisheries Management - provides training for individuals interested in fisheries management. Courses introduce international and local fisheries management policy and law, fisheries economics, fish biology, and related field techniques as a working foundation for entry-level state or federal fisheries management positions.

Students can choose to complete the occupational endorsement with either emphasis. Both require either a 50-hour internship or a four-day intensive field/lab class.

This occupational endorsement online course work integrates with the Fisheries Technology Certificate and A.A.S. in Fisheries Technology programs.

Inquire about the Fisheries Programs and start classes this fall!
907-747-7717 or 800-478-6653 ext 7717

The FT OEs were created as part of the UAS Pathway to Employment Project is 100% funded through a $2,507,463 U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant.

Our New Home on the Web!

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Our Tips for Student Success blog has a new address! Please update your bookmark with the new address: tss.learningspaces.alaska.edu. We have moved from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. Read why we made the change on our learningspaces site!

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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.

Summer Classes Start May 19!

The Sitka Campus is offering a wide variety of classes this summer.

Face-to-face classes are available in Art, Communication, Education, English, Fisheries Tech, and Psychology.

Online course offerings include Alaska Languages, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, CIOS, English, Health information Mgmt, Health Science, Journalism, Justice, Math, Music, Philosophy and Statistics.

View your choices and sign up today!

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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.

Survey Results

The results of our student survey are in and we have two winners. Congratulations to Patricia Kohler and Carol Pate! They will each receive a gift certificate to the UAS online bookstore. Thank you to everyone who completed the survey and offered the following suggestions.

Students would like to see tutorials on:checkbox_marker

  • Learning styles
  • Studying and comprehension
  • Communications
  • How to find support services
  • Time management (we have this!)
  • APA format
  • Computer fixes
  • How to create citations
  • How to upload files to blackboard
  • Writing lab reports
  • Algebra refresher
  • How to be more engaged in the classroom
  • Writing (personal letters, resumes)
  • Library article searches
  • Navigating blackboard

The survey may be closed but we’d still love to hear from you! Please feel free to comment here, or email us your comments and suggestions anytime!

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