From the Faculty Learning Corner…
While we’re all thinking about graduation today, we thought you might enjoy a few funny graduation speeches (I enjoyed Stephen Colbert and Neil DeGrasse Tyson in particular!).
And for those of you in a more serious mood, NPR has picked out 300 addresses going back to 1774! You can search by name, school, date or theme and listen to some awesome commencement speeches.
Congratulations to all graduates!
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RefME is a free web and mobile tool to generate citations, reference lists and bibliographies. With REfME you can:
- Create references with one click
- Reference in many styles including MLA, APA, and Harvard
- Scan book and journal barcodes to generate a reference (Get the app in the App Store or Google Play)
- Store your references in the cloud
Although this tool may make referencing easy, it shouldn’t replace knowing how to create references ‘by hand.’ We have many resources for you on our Additional Resources page under Citing Sources.
Review some popular note taking methods in the infographic below and be sure to check out our tutorial on Note Taking!
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“You sit down at the computer, and you swear you’ll be productive. Next thing you know, it’s twelve hours later. You’ve checked your email, updated your Facebook status, browsed the trending topics on Twitter, read your RSS feeds, looked up your favorite band on Wikipedia, vanity googled yourself, cyber-stalked your ex, looked at all your high-school crushes’ Facebook photos, and lost a week’s pay playing online poker.”
Well you can fix all that with StayFocused! StayFocused is a customizable extension for Google Chrome that helps you be more productive by reducing time spent on distracting web sites. Try the extension and let us know how it works for you!
Learn how to harness the power of googling in the infographic below.
From: An Ethical Island (Thanks Mia!)
Spring break is not a new tradition and did not start in the US. Ancient Greeks and Romans practiced it.
Read about their traditions and the history of spring break through the years. Enjoy your week off!
Infographic by: Anna Young