College Goal Alaska

CGAThe UAS Sitka Campus, in cooperation with Sitka and Mount Edgecumbe High Schools, is sponsoring College Goal Alaska! At this event you will:

  • Get free advice on going to college
  • Get help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Come away with knowing what you need to apply to college on time
  • Get information about the UAS scholarship and application deadline
  • Learn about Sitka Start

When: Tuesday, February 4 at 6 pm
Where: Sitka High School, 1000 Lake Street

If you are unable to attend the event or take classes from a distance, we can still provide you with the information! Call the Sitka Campus student success advisors for information at 907-747-7717.

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Study Technique: Flashcards

flashcardsThere are many different ways to study, and some techniques work better for certain subjects than others. Some students prefer certain study techniques over others. Regardless of the technique used, there are some guidelines that apply to all study techniques.

  • Always begin you study session reviewing the oldest material first. As the week progresses always review the oldest materials-what you began studying at the beginning of the week-at the start of your study session. This helps solidify old material in your memory.
  • Always have goals for your study session. Don’t just grab you materials and try to figure out what you should be studying as you go. Instead, beforehand figure out what you plan to accomplish for the study session. Do you want to memorize a certain number of vocabulary words or a certain number of flashcards?
  • Be sure to take a ten minute break every hours. You  need to give yourself a chance to move around and relax.

Flashcards are a great study technique because:

  • You actually study as you create them.
  • You can mix up their order to challenge how well you know the material.
  • They make it easy for you to have goals for you study session. For example, you could plan to go through 25 flashcards as a part of your study session goal.

There are many online sites where you can search for flashcards by subject or create your own. You can even share them with fellow students. Here are just a few to check out: CardkiwiQuizlet, Flashcard Machine, Studyblue, and Cram. Want a mobile version? Search for ‘flashcards’ on your Apple or Andriod device. You will find free and paid versions.

Be sure to view our short tutorial on How to Study for more great tips on study techniques!

Library Services for Distance Students

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.

booksinmailThe 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:

  1. Start by registering for a library card
  2. 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 egan.library@uas.alaska.edu or give them a call at 907-796-6502.

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Screen Reading Software

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The Title III program at the Sitka Campus has provided the Student Success Center with a copy of the JAWS Screen Reading Software. JAWS is a screen reading program for blind and visually impaired individuals. “JAWS for Windows is a powerful accessibility solution that reads information on your screen using synthesized speech. JAWS provides many useful commands that make it easier to use programs, edit documents, and read Web pages.” Freedom Scientific

For more information about Disability Services at UAS, please visit the DSS website.