Work Better, Smarter, and Faster with Chrome

Chrome Icon I recently had the opportunity to attend a Google Apps Training Bootcamp. The workshop provided an overload of information, ideas, and tips and tricks for using Google, Google Apps and Chrome. There was so much to learn and share but I’ll start with Chrome. I’ve attached a Get Started With Chrome pdf but here are a few highlights.

With Chrome you can:

  • Work offline – Read and write email, view your calendar, and read Docs. Your changes are synced with your account when you are back online.
  • Access hundreds of Apps with one click – From photo editors to project management.
  • Receive desktop notifications – Calendar reminders, chats and email.
  • Search everything from one place – The omnibox (address bar) is a powerful tool! We’ll soon post a quick screen capture of some advanced searching you can do.
  • Pin and save your tabs.

Read over the pdf and give Chrome a try! Feel free to ask any questions by leaving a comment.

Wrapping up a Successful Semester


Check out these helpful tips from Lotus Group: Helping College Students Finish Strong – Getting Ready for Final Projects and Exams.

And don’t forget to take a look at our short tutorials on Plagiarism, How to Write a Basic Essay, Basic Grammar, How to Study, Test Taking Tips and Time Management!

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Tutoring Services for e-Learning Students

Tutoring Services for E-Learning Students

Did you know that you don’t have to be on campus to get help from a tutor? The UAS Sitka Campus has tutoring services available for our e-Learning students!

David Felts is our writing assistant and English tutor. He offers tutoring by telephone, Email, online (Elluminate), and Skype. David can help you with:

  • Getting started on a writing assignment (understanding the assignment, brainstorming, outlining).
  • Editing for errors (copy editing suggestions, formatting issues, editing for content).
  • Avoiding plagiarism (properly citing sources, following instructor recommended guidelines).
  • Revising to meet instructors’ assignments.

Check out David’s schedule to find a time and tutoring format that works for you!

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Conducting Research on the Internet

Searching the InternetHere’s a great article by Alan Henry on “How to Conduct Scientific Research On the Internet (Without Getting Duped).” The article discusses:

  • Your biggest research enemies,
  • Critical thinking,
  • Scholarly search engines,
  • Differentiating good sources from questionable ones,
  • Reading and understanding journal articles, and
  • How to access well-sourced information.

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