By Kristen Plylar-Moore, Writing Specialist Reading has been a part of civilizations for thousands of years. In our increasingly digitized modern world, has reading become less relevant? If we can share ideas without letters, why [...]
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By Michael Schoch, Writing Specialist In his 1994 essay “The Use of Force: Medical Ethics and Center Practice,” Jay Jacoby notes that writing centers are like doctor’s offices: places where people come for advice from [...]
By Nathan Schiller, Director of Academic Support First off, welcome to a new semester! MCNY is a unique college for many reasons, one of which is that we offer a summer term that is equal, [...]
As college students know, the last two weeks of the semester can feel overwhelming. Assignments pile up. Deadlines loom. The intersession break comes closer with every day, yet it can feel so far away. If [...]
“1-on-1 Tutoring Allows For a Connection”: Insights, Advice, and Memories from Barrington Scott, Longest-Tenured LEC Specialistnschiller2019-02-26T15:05:26-04:00
By Barrington Scott, Math Specialist Barrington Scott has conducted 3,000 tutoring sessions for 1,000 students—and that’s just in the LEC. Before he joined MCNY in 2006, he tutored students at Borough of Manhattan Community College [...]
By Ren Evans, Lead Writing Specialist In Part 1 of this two-part series on becoming a successful online learner, I covered skill building, avoiding distractions, and planning and preparing. In this post, I offer thoughts [...]
By Ren Evans, Lead Writing Specialist Over 6.3 million students enrolled in at least one online course in 2016, and the number of online courses continues to rise. Today, many careers are online as well. [...]
By Nathan Schiller, Director of Academic Support The future of academic support. Does it evoke thoughts of flying cars whisking you to accounting class on the MCNY Moon campus, a virtual tutor offering on-demand support? [...]