Virtual Tour of UAS Sitka

Today UAS Sitka is launching its virtual tour of the resources and programs available for students as well as a peek at the physical presence of our campus. We hope this tour will help you learn more about the ways in which our staff and faculty support your educational and career goals!

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MyStudyLife App

image of reminders on phoneSay goodbye to your paper planner! MyStudyLife is a simple, easy to use solution to organize all of your classes, tasks and exams. With this app you can schedule your assignments, exams, and tasks, set reminders and sync your data across all of your devices. MyStudyLife is available on all platforms and even works offline. And it’s free! For more information and to sign up, visit MyStudyLife.

Stay on Track With These Tools

strike logo Strike App
Strike is a fast, fun list making tool. Your unique list is stored on the web, making it easy to access and share with others!
fetchnotes logo Fetchnotes
Fetchnotes is an easy way to keep track of anything and collaborate instantly. Group notes together with hashtags. Simply put a pound sign (#) in front of any word to add a note to that category. Access anywhere, share with anyone.
dayboard screenshot Dayboard
Replace your new tab page with a daily to do list to focus on your most important tasks each day. Dayboard is a to do list that focuses on just 5 items each day. Start your day by writing down the most important tasks you want to accomplish. Every time you open a new tab, you’ll be reminded of your priorities to help prevent you from visiting distracting sites and stay focused on the task at hand.
Keep logo Google Keep
Quickly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. Speak a voice memo on the go and have it automatically transcribed. Grab a photo of a poster, receipt or document and easily organize or find it later in search. Google Keep makes it easy to capture a thought or list for yourself and share it.

Source: Free Technology for Teachers

Be Prepared for Fall Semester at UAS Sitka!

student working on laptopFall 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!

Getting Started
View these resources to start your semester off with the essentials: ordering books, getting your username and password, setting up proctors, and more!

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 over commit 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. Also be sure to check out Study Skills – Listening and Taking Notes in Online Courses.

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.

First day of instruction is August 31. 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!

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Plan Your Fall Semester at UAS Sitka

computer graphicWe’re already a month into summer and the deadline to apply for Fall semester is just a few weeks away. Now is a great time to schedule an appointment with an advisor and start planning!

Confused about what course to take next? Interested in a certain career path? Unsure of where your interests may be? Is financial aid available? An advisor can assist you with these questions as well as help you register for upcoming fall courses.

Remember, you do not need to be on campus to receive academic advising. Advisors are available to assist you via email or telephone. For those of you that are on campus, feel free to stop by the Student Success Center and schedule an appointment.

Contact an advisor today to help you stay on track or get you started down an education pathway!

Student Success Center: (907) 747-7717 or (800) 478-6653.

Important Dates:

  • August 1, 2015: Deadline for Fall Admissions Application
  • August 31, 2015: First Day of Instruction

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