By Nathan Schiller, Director of Academic Support Since last spring, education has revolved around Covid-19. Everything changed so abruptly, then MCNY went totally online in the summer, and now we’re doing hybrid courses. These were [...]
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By Kristen Plylar-Moore, LEC writing specialist “It is a paradox of my experience that Morning Pages both take time and give time. It is as though by setting down our inner movie onto the page, we [...]
By Michael Schoch, LEC Writing Specialist Most MCNY students are adult learners who commute to school, work jobs, and raise families—characteristics that label them “non-traditional” college students. But, as Madeline St. Amour observes in a recent article in Inside Higher Ed, this demographic will soon represent the majority of higher education students. This is [...]
By Nathan Schiller, Director of Academic Support MCNY students are smart, passionate, driven, dedicated. They go to classes, work demanding jobs, and care for their families. Last semester, when coronavirus abruptly changed the nature of [...]
By Nathan Schiller, Director of Academic Support If you’ve had a tutoring session with an LEC specialist, you know that we are guided by principles of self-directed learning. We believe self-directed learning is critical for [...]
By Nathan Schiller, Director of Academic Support As MCNY begins its two-week test period for moving all courses online in light of the COVID-19 situation, the LEC would like to offer some practical advice for [...]
By Nathan Schiller, Director of Academic Support When students come to the LEC, they often ask about APA Style. How do I cite a website? What’s a hanging indent? Why do I need five sources? [...]
By Nathan Schiller, Director of Academic Support When Joyce Moore (L) and Debra McCrary (R) started at MCNY a few years ago, they had never heard of the CA. Trying to understand—let alone complete assignments [...]
By Nathan Schiller, Director of Academic Support For the past five years, the LEC has held a small but vibrant event near the end of every semester. In the LEC, we officially refer to it [...]
By Kristen Plylar-Moore, LEC Writing Specialist Albert Einstein is attributed with saying, “If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend fifty-five minutes understanding the problem and only five minutes finding [...]