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The Best Four Years: how to survive and thrive in college (and life) by
Call Number: LB2343.32 .S525 2011
Publication Date: 2011
A lively, entertaining, and eminently insightful guide on how to make the most of the college experience from orientation to graduation.
The Freshman Survival Guide by
Call Number: LB2343.32 .B697 2016
Publication Date: 2016
A completely revised and updated guide to navigating the first year of college, featuring new research and advice on issues such as mental health, sexual assault, and finding balance and expanded sections on dating, money management, and more.
The Defining Decade: why your twenties matter and how to make the most of them now by
Call Number: BF724.5 .J39 2013 Life Skills
Publication Date: 2013
Provides the tools necessary to make the most of your twenties, and shows how work, relationships, personality, social networks, identity, and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood.
Moonwalking with Einstein by
Call Number: BF385 .F64 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Having achieved the seemingly unachievable-- becoming a U.S. Memory Champion-- Foer shows how anyone with enough training and determination can achieve mastery of their memory
The Organized Mind: thinking straight in the age of information overload by
Call Number: BF323.D5 L49 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how people excel at managing information flow -- and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and time.
How to Study
Tips on how to study, prepare for tests, and write research papers. Also offers a variety of guides for writing and studying specific subjects.
Managing Your Time
Created by Dartmouth University, this website provides tips, videos, and worksheets to help students develop their time management skills.
Helps you track your time and identify areas for improved time management. Claims to recover an average of just under 4 hours worth of productive time per week per person.
How to tell if you are plagiarizing
Campus Resources: Academic Support
Provides assistance to students as they select, plan, and complete academic programs at the university.
At the library, you have access to tutoring in areas such as reading, writing, math, science, economics, public speaking, etc. You also have librarians that will help you with conduction research, creating citations and project inquiry. In addition, you have access to a ton of books, magazines, newspapers, technology, virtual resources, etc.
Research Process in 5 Steps
RESEARCH PROCESS IN 5 STEPS
1. Identify and develop your topic
- State your topic as a question: _______________________________
- What type of paper is it? Persuasive Informative Narrative Other:_____
- Identify main concepts and develop a list of keywords from your topic statement :
·Thesis statement: ______________________________________
2. Identify the search tools you will need to find information on your topic
- MDC Libraries Catalog for books, media, and other physical resources owned by the MDC Libraries
- MDC Library Databases that best suit your subject or topic: __________________
- Use specialized Google services such as Google Scholar to locate specialized reports and research materials on your topic: ________________________________________________________
3. Develop a list of keywords and concepts
4. Evaluate what you find
- Carefully look at author credentials, date of publication, editor and publisher to determine authority and credibility of source.
- Carefully examine the intended audience of the source to determine if it is the appropriate source for your needs.
- Examine the content for obvious errors, objectivity, support documentation, and coverage of topic.
- Understand the difference between scholarly journals, professional literature, and popular sources so you know how to use them
5. Manage what you find by using the appropriate citation format and/or citation manager and avoid plagiarism
- Understand how the basic elements of the format style such as MLA citation format (Purdue Owl)
Acknowledging, paraphrasing & Quoting Sources
How to Think, not what to think