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First Year Seminar - SLS 1122: Use it or Lose it

This guide is associated with the First Year Seminar's introductory library session.

Use it or Lose it

Directions: Your Comp I professor has just assigned you with a 10-page, informative report on a topic of your choosing. You can use the Internet. However, your professor warns that the sources must be credible.

You have decided to research time management for college students. Review the 5 websites linked below. Place a check in the "use it" box next to that source if you would include the site in your paper or check the "lose it" box if you would not include the site in your paper.

Web Sites

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Lose it

1. The Study Plan Schedule Strategy (That Actually Works)

 

 

2. How To Use A Planner (Without Getting Totally Overwhelmed)

 

 

3. Time Management Strategies

 

 

4. How to Make the Most of Your Workday

 

 

5.Time Management Tips for New College Students

 

 

Directions: Your Comp I professor has just assigned you with a 10-page, informative report on a topic of your choosing. You can use the Internet. However, your professor warns that the sources must be credible.

You have decided to research growth mindset/neuroplasticity. Review the 5 websites linked below. Place a check in the "use it" box next to that source if you would include the site in your paper or check the "lose it" box if you would not include the site in your paper.

Web Sites

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1. Growth Mindset

 

 

2. Is growth mindset the key to student success? 

 

 

3. Neuroplastix

 

 

4. Neuroplasticity in Children by Nandini Mundkur

 

 

5. Carol Dweck Explains the False Growth Mindset

 

 

 

Directions: Your Comp I professor has just assigned you with a 10-page, informative report on a topic of your choosing. You can use the Internet. However, your professor warns that the sources must be credible.

You have decided to research critical thinking skills. Review the 5 websites linked below. Place a check in the "use it" box next to that source if you would include the site in your paper or check the "lose it" box if you would not include the site in your paper.

Web Sites

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Lose it

1. Can colleges truly teach critical thinking skills? 

 

 

2. Becoming a Critic Of Your Thinking

 

 

3. Critical Thinking

 

 

4. Critical Thinking Definition, Skills, Examples

 

 

5.Learning to Improve: Using Writing to Increase Critical Thinking Performance in General Education Biology

 

 

Directions: Your Comp I professor has just assigned you with a 10-page, informative report on a topic of your choosing. You can use the Internet. However, your professor warns that the sources must be credible.

You have decided to research ways to choose a career path. Review the 5 websites linked below. Place a check in the "use it" box next to that source if you would include the site in your paper or check the "lose it" box if you would not include the site in your paper.

Web Sites

Use it

Lose it

1. How to Make a Career Choice When You Are Undecided

 

 

2. The 100 Best Jobs

 

 

3. How to choose a career that you’ll love

 

 

4. Relationship of Children’s Career Aspirations to Parents’ Occupations

 

 

5. Employment outlook for bachelor’s-level occupations

 

 

 

Directions: Your Comp I professor has just assigned you with a 10-page, informative report on a topic of your choosing. You can use the Internet. However, your professor warns that the sources must be credible.

You have decided to research college debt and financial literacy. Review the 5 websites linked below. Place a check in the "use it" box next to that source if you would include the site in your paper or check the "lose it" box if you would not include the site in your paper.

Web Sites

Use it

Lose it

1. Student Aid

 

 

2. The Most Popular Federal Student Loan Programs

 

 

3. How to Fund College Without a College Savings Fund

 

 

4. How to Play the College Financial-Aid Game

 

 

5. The Consequences of Leaving Money on the Table

 

 

 

Directions: Your Comp I professor has just assigned you with a 10-page, informative report on a topic of your choosing. You can use the Internet. However, your professor warns that the sources must be credible.

You decide to research Studying abroad, & you want to learn more about the process & other related details. Review the 5 sources listed on the Use it or Lose it exercise. Then, place a check in the "Use it" box if you would use the source for your research paper, or place a check in the "Lose it" box if you do not think the site is a credible source of information.

 

Web Sites

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Lose it

1. Now, More Than Ever Before, College Students Need To Study Abroad

 

 

2. Why Study Abroad?

 

 

3. Examining Study Abroad Involvement: A Descriptive and Comparative Analysis Of Agriculture Teaching Faculty

 

 

4. Every Student Should Study Abroad

 

 

5. How Study Abroad Makes You A Better Person

 

 

Directions: Your Comp I professor has just assigned you with a 10-page, informative report on a topic of your choosing. You can use the Internet. However, your professor warns that the sources must be credible.

You have decided to research test anxiety. Review the 5 websites linked below. Place a check in the "use it" box next to that source if you would include the site in your paper or check the "lose it" box if you would not include the site in your paper.

Web Sites

Use it

Lose it

1. How to Overcome Test Anxiety: 8 Tips

 

 

2. Test Anxiety Effects, Predictors, and Correlates

 

 

3. Test Anxiety

 

 

4. Test Anxiety: Why it is Increasing and 3 Ways to Curb It

 

 

5. Test Anxiety – Quick Tips

 

 

 

Directions: Your Comp I professor has just assigned you with a 10-page, informative report on a topic of your choosing. You can use the Internet. However, your professor warns that the sources must be credible.

You have decided to research academic integrity & plagiarism. Review the 5 websites linked below. Place a check in the "use it" box next to that source if you would include the site in your paper or check the "lose it" box if you would not include the site in your paper.

Web Sites

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Lose it

1. 28 Guidelines at a Glance on Avoiding Plagiarism

 

 

2. Academic integrity

 

 

3. Everything College Students Need to Know About Plagiarism

 

 

4. Internet Plagiarism Among College Students

 

 

5. Academic integrity and other virtues

 

 

 

Directions: Your Comp I professor has just assigned you with a 10-page, informative report on a topic of your choosing. You can use the Internet. However, your professor warns that the sources must be credible.

You have decided to research diversity in the workplace. Review the 5 websites linked below. Place a check in the "use it" box next to that source if you would include the site in your paper or check the "lose it" box if you would not include the site in your paper.

Web Sites

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Lose it

1. What is Workplace Diversity and Why is it Important?

 

 

2. Common Myths about Diversity and Cultural Competency

 

 

3. Why Diversity Training Doesn’t Work

 

 

4. Two Types of Diversity Training That Really Work

 

 

5. Is Your Company’s Diversity Training Making You More Biased?

 

 

 

Directions: Your Comp I professor has just assigned you with a 10-page, informative report on a topic of your choosing. You can use the Internet. However, your professor warns that the sources must be credible.

You have decided to research digital literacy. Review the 5 websites linked below. Place a check in the "use it" box next to that source if you would include the site in your paper or check the "lose it" box if you would not include the site in your paper.

Web Sites

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Lose it

1. Cultivating Digital Literacy

 

 

2. Digital Literacy: An Evolving Definition

 

 

3. Bridging the Digital Literacy Divide

 

 

4. Digital Literacy

 

 

5. When Bringing Your Own Device Isn't Enough

 

 

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