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Works Cited: A Quick Guide – The MLA Style Center. How to Stick to a Writing Schedule. Draft. Write Better. Understanding Plagiarism: School of Education, Indiana University at Bloomington. Skip navigation Education Home Understanding Plagiarism We now have two resources for learning about plagiarism: The Indiana University Definition Overview: when and how to give credit; recommendations; decision flowchart Plagiarism Cases: links to Web sites describing real plagiarism cases Examples: word-for-word and paraphrasing plagiarism -- 5 examples each Practice with feedback: identifying plagiarism -- 10 items Test & Certificate: if you pass the test, you can print the web page which displays your confirmation certificate Resources: Web sites, books, dictionary links, references.

Understanding Plagiarism: School of Education, Indiana University at Bloomington

Forbes Welcome. Feeding English Majors in the 21st Century. Message to My Freshman Students  For the first time in many years I am teaching a freshman course, Introduction to Philosophy.

Message to My Freshman Students 

The experience has been mostly good. I had been told that my freshman students would be apathetic, incurious, inattentive, unresponsive and frequently absent, and that they would exude an insufferable sense of entitlement. I am happy to say that this characterization was not true of most students. Still, some students are often absent, and others, even when present, are distracted or disengaged. Some have had to be cautioned that class is not their social hour and others reminded not to send text messages in class. Welcome to higher education! First, I am your professor, not your teacher. How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker. U want 2B a better writer?

How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even science — behind writing well. Zinn Education Project. A Professor's Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to-Follow Tips  It's about that time again.

A Professor's Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to-Follow Tips 

Sleepy college towns will begin to awaken, abuzz with an excitement that only college students can inspire. Young scholars will soon arrive on college and university campuses, ready, or not so ready, to take on the world of higher education. I have been teaching college students for 13 years, and I've come to know a thing or two about what makes some students more successful than others. Whether you're beginning your first year or returning as a seasoned upperclass(wo)man, I hope I can provide some practical advice as you embark on a new academic year. You see, we professors want all of our students to succeed. So here's to ivy-covered buildings, critical thinking, independence, making friends for life, asking hard questions, becoming global citizens, and discovering who you really are. Resources, Tips, and Activities for Large Classes. Team-Based Learning.

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Mentoring. Academic Support for Students. Cook Counseling Center is dedicated to aiding students in achieving a successful college career.

Academic Support for Students

While mental health and counseling services are Cook Counseling Center’s main focus, academic support for students is one of its main priorities. In this capacity, the counseling center provides Wellness Workshops that focus on specific, academic related issues, such as stress management and test anxiety; and information on how to improve study skills, including time management tips and concentration techniques. Cook Counseling Center also provides information on graduate school testing. Academic support covers many different aspects of academic success, but it also includes academic relief. Cook Counseling Center works with students whose college success has been hindered by mental illness or great mental stress. Liberating Structures - Liberating Structures Menu. Liberating Structures Menu Five conventional structures guide the way we organize routine interactions and how groups work together: presentations, managed discussions, open discussions, status reports and brainstorm sessions.

Liberating Structures - Liberating Structures Menu

Liberating Structures add 33 more options to the big five conventional approaches. Any one LS can change a meeting. Together they can liberate and transform an entire organization. The menu below represents version 2.2 of Liberating Structures. The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning. January 9, 2013 By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog There’s no discounting the importance of the first day of class.

First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning

What happens that day sets the tone for the rest of the course. Outlined below are a few novel activities for using that first day of class to emphasize the importance of learning and the responsibility students share for shaping the classroom environment. Best and Worst Classes – I love this quick and easy activity. First Day Graffiti – This is an adaptation of an activity proposed by Barbara Goza in the Journal of Management Education in 1993. Lessons Worth Sharing. La Educacion Prohibida. Finding Your Peace in The Academy - National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. As the fall semester comes to a close, I find myself having lots of conversations about finding your peace in the Academy.

Finding Your Peace in The Academy - National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: Tools and Technologies for Effective Classrooms. Clean Up Your Mess - A Guide to Visual Design for Everyone. Clif Mims. Welcome to Skype in the classroom. Record & Share your Ideas. Understanding and Building Your Course Blackboard On Demand Learning Center. Grammar. This is a grammar comic about the proper usage of who versus whom.


A look at the meaning of "flushing out an idea. " This comic will LITERALLY make butterflies explode out of your underpants. A guide explaining when to use i.e. instead of e.g. 15 Best Free Stock Photo Sites. If you’re going to create your own website or slightly modify it then you will surely need quality images.

15 Best Free Stock Photo Sites

And on this step you will face with dilemma: to buy these images or to download them for free. There are many good quality websites offering royalty free stock photos. - the encyclopedia of painting.