Effectively Communicating Online

by on January 20, 2014 in Student Lingo with No Comments »


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No matter how effectively you learn to communicate online, this will probably never happen to you.

Here at The Specialist, we have quick links to every Student Lingo webinar offered through the LEC. Webinars (website + seminar) are innovative and interactive tools to enhance, or help you brush up on, your skills in various areas and subjects. They last 20-30 minutes and are taught by living, breathing professionals who patiently guide you through the topic. The best part? You can take them on any device, at any time.

In this webinar, Effectively Communicating Online, you will learn:

  • Differences between an online and face-to-face classroom in terms of reading and writing
  • Strategies for writing an effective discussion posting
  • Techniques for responding to students and faculty members
  • Citation tools for online learning
  • Reading strategies for the online environment

To take Effectively Communicating Online, click here. You will be asked to fill out a short form, and the webinar will pop up in another window.

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Be Your Own Superhero: Grade-Saving Strategies

by on July 12, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments »


Students often find themselves on the verge of flunking a class, and having already lost the option to withdraw, the realization of the situation  produces a panic that becomes debilitating.  As a result, some students succumb to the frenzy and allow the rest of their semester to crash and burn.

Instead, “Keep calm and carry on”, as states the recently commercialized British government slogan.  Don’t wave the white flag and don’t call off the troops. There’s still time to save your grade!

The following grade-saving strategies will help you make the most of the remaining semester:

1. Reach out to professors

Communicating with professors is an excellent grade-saving strategy. It’s never too late to speak to the instructor. Express your desire to improve your current standing and find out exactly what is expected of you.   Professors are usually willing to work something out if you show that you’re serious and motivated.  You can haggle for some extra credit, extensions on deadlines, and resubmissions for higher marks.

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