by Sujey Batista on November 7, 2012 in Fresh From the Field
When I was growing up, there was no Dora the Explorer and no Ni-Hao Kai-Lan.
The cartoons of my childhood communicated solely in English. Ren and Stimpy, Doug, and the Rugrats were not bilingual. I, on the other hand, had to jump between two languages and two cultures.
by Sujey Batista on July 12, 2012 in Uncategorized
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.
by Nathan Schiller on October 13, 2011 in Luminaria
IN THIS ISSUE
- Q&A: Self-Directed Learning
- Short Story: “Zombies of the Big Apple”
- Special Feature: A Film on Self-Directed Learning
The Editor Speaks
Letter from Nathan Schiller, Writing Specialist, LEC
The theme for this issue of Luminaria, the LEC newsletter, is the guiding concept of the LEC: self-directed learning. This may seem like an obvious term—Q: What is self-directed learning? A: It’s when you learn by directing yourself!—but it is actually much more layered, complex, and interesting. And because it is an idea crucial to MCNY, it is, therefore, an idea worth exploring.