Learning Strategies Every Student Should Know

by on January 16, 2014 in Student Lingo with No Comments »


fish

These fish have learned well.

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, Learning Strategies Every Student Should Know, you will learn:

  • The difference between studying and learning
  • The basics of metacognition
  • How to use metacognition when studying
  • The study cycle learning strategy
  • How this study cycle can help you move to higher learning levels

To take Learning Strategies Every Student Should Know, 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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Discover Your Learning Style

by on January 6, 2014 in Student Lingo with No Comments »


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Look at how intensely focused these learners are on letting their teacher help them discover their learning style!

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, Discover Your Learning Style, you will learn:

  • Why it’s important to know how you learn
  • What a learning style is
  • How you personally learn best
  • Descriptions of 4 common learning styles
  • Study strategies geared for your unique learner profile

To take Discover Your Learning Style, 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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Luminaria: Volume 1, Issue 9

by on November 13, 2012 in Luminaria with No Comments »


IN THIS ISSUE

  • Letter from the Editor
  • Learning the Tricks to College Life
  • Learning How to Learn: Academia’s Best Kept Secret
  • Learners Who Inherit the Future
  • Study Skills

 

Letter from the Editor

Sujey Batista, Writing Specialist

“The future belongs to those who are capable of being retrained again and again.”

—Daniel Burns

Salutations Readers,

Our latest issue discusses one of the most valuable skills one can possess as a student and working professional: the ability to learn. Lifelong learning is vital for those who seek success throughout their working lives. Those who can successfully acquire and apply this part skill, part survival tactic are more likely to thrive in today’s dynamic and fast-paced world. Lifelong learners embrace the idea of learning as a mechanism for improvement as professionals and human beings.

The submissions from our team explore this topic from a variety of angles. Aside from providing readers with a conceptual understanding of the skill, we discuss the relevance of this ability in correlation with current workforce trends and its connection to Purpose-Centered Education. The issue features an interactive piece that explores the benefits of study skills as an effective learning strategy. Another section, dedicated to the student reader, provides insight on skills that, when mastered, can ease the challenges of college life. We’ve provided our readers with valuable insight that, in combination with a self-directed attitude and open-mind, can help anyone accomplish their most valued goals. Enjoy!

Sujey

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Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

by on January 20, 2012 in Reflections with No Comments »


A considerable amount of the students at MCNY are “adult learners”. While 18-25 year olds are adults, this term specifically refers to adults ages 35+. REAL adults. Adults with much more life experience then the average college student.
Adult Learners come here for our accelerated degree programs. The promise of a degree in a shortened time period is very attractive to the AL who feels that they have already lost some time.
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