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Achieving Success Online | Research & Writing Services

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Sep 12, 2013 7:39:00 AM

Citation manuals got you baffled? Navigating online databases make you nervous? Saint Leo welcomes additional faculty to help students strengthen research and writing skills.

There’s a popular writing prompt that asks students to identify one superhero power they wish they had and explain how they would use it.

Invisibility? The ability to fly?

How about the power to craft outstanding college papers without losing a single night’s sleep?

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Topics: Study Skills

Student Success Tips: Editing Your Paper In 10 Steps

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on May 9, 2013 7:16:00 AM

An“A” paper was never created on the first draft. Here are some editing tips for kicking your next paper up a notch.

By Colleen Sexton

Let’s face it. After spending a ton of time researching and writing a paper, no one wants to take another look at it.  You’ve had it up to here with those tiny black streaks on a bright white screen and the continuously blinking cursor that mocks your lack of literary elegance.

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Topics: Study Skills

Student Success Tips: How To Ace A Multiple-Choice Test

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Apr 11, 2013 8:23:00 AM

The end of the term is fast-approaching, and that means it’s almost final exam time. If you’re presented with a multiple-choice test, here’s a technique to help you be successful.

Ben Franklin said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

Whether you’re pursuing an on-campus or an online degree program, you might add one more item to the list.

Tests.

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Topics: Study Skills

Finding the Study Space That's Right For You

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Mar 21, 2013 8:19:00 AM

It may take some exploring and experimenting to the find study space that works best for you.

By Colleen Shanahan

Homework. Group projects. Finals. Quiet time. All of these tasks require a setting that compliments students’ individual needs.

But not all study areas are created equally.

A place that works for most students might be the place that drives you crazy. Here are a few suggestions for finding the study space that best suits your personality.

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Topics: Study Skills

Achieving Success In An Online Degree Program, Brick By Brick

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Feb 27, 2013 8:48:00 AM

To be a successful online degree program student, take advantage of academic resources early in your college career.

We all know what happened to the two little pigs who built their houses out of straw and sticks.

One puff from the big, bad wolf and “poof.”

Gone.

We also know that the third little pig built his house out of bricks.

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Topics: Academic Success, Study Skills

Roadblocks To Student Success: 3 Tutoring Myths

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jan 31, 2013 8:07:00 AM

Achieving success online or on-campus means looking at tutoring from a new perspective.

By Colleen Sexton

Every time I see a student for a paper review or English tutoring in the Learning Resource Center, I think back to my own days as an undergraduate at Saint Leo University.

I commiserate with students about the lure of procrastination, the sometimes lengthy process of learning grammar, and how hard it is to critique your own writing, because everything, at a point, starts to look correct.

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Topics: Academic Success, Study Skills

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