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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.

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!

A Good Semester Start

A+ Grade on Homework

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.

Online Learning Tips and College Success Tutorials

plannerWlaptopWelcome back! Start your fall semester off on the right track! Subscribe to the TIps for Student Success blog and receive email notification when we add new tutorials and post great articles about online learning skills and academic success!

Visit the blog’s tutorial page to view short, online tutorials that support student learning and address specific college-level concepts or skills. Current topics are: Plagiarism, Writing an Essay, Basic Grammar, Note Taking, Test Taking Tips, How to Study, Time Management and Email Etiquette. Feel free to leave comments and email us with suggestions for future tutorials or posts. We’re here to help you succeed!

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Tutorials to Help with Summer Semester

Are you signed up for summer semester? Don’t forget about the many tutorials designed to help you be more successful in your classes! We currently have the following short tutorials available:
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  • Time Management
  • Test Taking Tips
  • Basic Grammar
  • Email Etiquette
  • How to Study
  • Note Taking
  • How to Write a Basic Essay
  • Plagiarism

You can view the tutorials on your computer or iPad. Be sure to check them out!

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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!

For those needing help with math, Continue reading

Tutorials

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Create Posts in WordPress | Edit Your Posts in WordPress | Time Management
Test Taking Tips | Basic Grammar | Email Etiquette | How to Study
Note Taking | How to Write a Basic Essay | Plagiarism

Create Posts in WordPressNewWindowIcon
This short tutorial will show you how to quickly create posts on a WordPress blog when you are granted access as an author.* September 2013. Duration: 15-20 minutes.

Edit Your Posts in WordPressNewWindowIcon
This short tutorial will show you how to quickly edit your posts on a WordPress blog when you are granted access as an author.* September 2013. Duration: 10-15 minutes.

*If your instructor is using a WordPress blog in their course, you will most likely be asked to create posts, add files or media to your posts, and leave comments. If this is how your instructor is using the blog, he/she will invite you to the blog with the role of “author.” An author can edit, publish and delete their posts, as well as upload files/images. Authors do not have access to modify, add, delete, or publish pages.

Time Management for StudentsNewWindowIcon
This tutorial presents ways to plan and maximize the use of your time. January 2013. Duration: 15-20 minutes.

Test Taking TipsNewWindowIcon
This short tutorial introduces you to an overview of general guidelines for successfully taking your college tests, tips on how to take multiple choice exams, and tips on how to take essay exams. September 2012. Duration: 15 minutes.

Basic GrammarNewWindowIcon
Understand the basic mechanics of writing so that the assignments you turn in are clear and easy for your instructors to read. September 2012. Duration: 25-30 minutes.

Email EtiquetteNewWindowIcon
How you present yourself by email is important – this may be the only impression an e-Learning instructor or a business associate has of you. Learn a few basic rules of email etiquette in this short tutorial. June 2012. Duration: 10 minutes.

How to StudyNewWindowIcon
This tutorial walks you through the basic steps of how to set up a successful study practice. June 2012. Duration 25 minutes. (This tutorial will be updated soon!)

Note TakingNewWindowIcon
This tutorial explains the importance of taking notes when you read and attend class. It also includes some specific note taking techniques you can use throughout your college career. April 2012. Duration: 25-30 minutes.

How to Write a Basic EssayNewWindowIcon
This tutorial walks you through the six basic steps of writing an essay. February 2012. Duration: 25-30 minutes.

Plagiarism – What It Is And How To Avoid ItNewWindowIcon
This tutorial explains what plagiarism is and provides guidelines on how to avoid it. The content focuses specifically on how to avoid plagiarism by using the MLA format. February 2012. Duration: 25-30 minutes.