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Study Tips

-          The syllabus is your key as to when tests happen, deadlines for assignments and projects, and contact information.

Studying From Notes

-          Take your  notes for a course and do the following:

-          Keep all the notes for one course in the same notebook and number the pages.

-          Highlight terms and definitions in yellow.

-          Highlight questions and answers in yellow.

-          If you see something you do not understand, highlight it in pink--that means you will ask a question about it on the next day of class.

-          When you do get that answer, rewrite the question with the answer and highlight in yellow.

-          Return to the page where that question was highlighted in pink, checkmark it, and put the page number of the answer.

-          Draw a yellow box around case studies and examples of problems. 

-          Every time you take notes from a class, try to spend at least 30 minutes reviewing it.

Studying from the reading

-          Keep up with the reading

-          Be sure to insert these notes with the appropriate section of study in your notebook so you have consistency.

-          Take notes and write down questions on anything confusing from class

-          Highlight those notes same as above

-          Pre-read the next reading assignment to prepare for class

-          Write up questions on anything confusing

-          Make charts, tables, and diagrams of information to study

-          Take notes in margins of the book

Writing assignments and projects

-          Read carefully and write them out as if they are a test

-          Do as soon as they are assigned.  This gives you extra time if you need to ask the professor additional questions.

Be sure to get enough sleep and eat healthy to optimize your study time.  Need help?  Visit the Academic Services Center at http://www.easternct.edu/asc/  It's located in the lower level of the J.E. Smith Library.

--Susan Crowley, Webmaster

Think Globally--Participate in an Eastern Global Field Course

What is a Global Field Course at Eastern?  A Global Field Course is a one- to five-week experience that receives Eastern course credit and is FlorenceStudyTour.jpgtaught in part or entirely on-site in a location away from Eastern.

 

Why take a Global Field Course?  You will travel and learn with your fellow Eastern students and faculty.  You will earn college credits and experience new cultures, increase your self-confidence, and learn to adapt to a different environment.  A global field courses experience looks good on a resume and demonstrates a broader global perspective, something essential in today's international economy. 

Currently, faculty members are preparing 2012 Global Field Courses to travel to:  Jamaica (Education); Jamaica (Social Work);   Cuba (Art); Costa Rica (Biology); Nepal (Psychology); and Florence, Italy (English).  More Global Field Courses are in the planning stages.  For more information, call (860) 465-0207. 

 

--Susan Crowley, Webmaster 

Study Tips

Study Tips

-          The syllabus is your key as to when tests happen, deadlines for assignments and projects, and contact information.

Studying From Notes

-          Take your  notes for a course and do the following:

-          Keep all the notes for one course in the same notebook and number the pages.

-          Highlight terms and definitions in yellow.

-          Highlight questions and answers in yellow.

-          If you see something you do not understand, highlight it in pink--that means you will ask a question about it on the next day of class.

-          When you do get that answer, rewrite the question with the answer and highlight in yellow.

-          Return to the page where that question was highlighted in pink, checkmark it, and put the page number of the answer.

-          Draw a yellow box around case studies and examples of problems. 

-          Every time you take notes from a class, try to spend at least 30 minutes reviewing it.

Studying from the reading

-          Keep up with the reading

-          Be sure to insert these notes with the appropriate section of study in your notebook so you have consistency.

-          Take notes and write down questions on anything confusing from class

-          Highlight those notes same as above

-          Pre-read the next reading assignment to prepare for class

-          Write up questions on anything confusing

-          Make charts, tables, and diagrams of information to study

-          Take notes in margins of the book

Writing assignments and projects

-          Read carefully and write them out as if they are a test

-          Do as soon as they are assigned.  This gives you extra time if you need to ask the professor additional questions.

Be sure to get enough sleep and eat healthy to optimize your study time.  Need help?  Visit the Academic Services Center at http://www.easternct.edu/asc/  It's located in the lower level of the J.E. Smith Library.

--Susan Crowley, Webmaster

Fall Registration is Open to the Public

Registration for the Fall has opened to the public.

If you haven't registered before, go to http://continuingeducation.easternct.edu/reginfo.htm

To see all courses, go to http://eweb.easternct.edu/wfbprod/bwskfcls.P_TermSel


--Susan Crowley, Webmaster

What's Exciting in Eastern's Summer Session B?

At Eastern, all our summer courses are exciting, but we'll highlight a few for you.  If you have questions, call 860-465-0206.  Registration is open.


50262 BUS 301 Business Ethics.  Prerequisites: ACC 202, BUS 225, BUS 201, BUS 245, BUS 260, and ENG 100, 100P, 200 or HON 200 and LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student.
In this course, students who are already familiar with the core areas of business administration and the ethical issues faced in those areas will engage in a writing-intensive examination of classical and modern approaches to business ethics and exploration of their own moral values.


50266 ECO 210 Economics & the Environment (EasternOnline).  Prerequisite: None
Note: Cannot be used for the economics major. This course examines how economic analysis can be used to understand the sources of environmental problems and possible solutions. Emphasis is placed on basic economics tools and their application to social issues and policy such as pollution, recycling, energy and sustainable development.


50216 EES 230 Natural Disasters.  Prerequisite: LAC student with T1NS course or GER student.
Natural disasters occur where and when destructive atmospheric, hydrologic, geologic and/or human-induced processes negatively impact people. Most such disasters are associated with large infrequent events such as hurricanes, ice storms, earthquakes, floods, etc. Topics that are examined focus on specific hazardous conditions and disasters associated with violent weather, internal and external geologic processes, hydrologic phenomena and selected human activities.


50116 FAH 240 Style in the Arts. Prerequisite: None
This course introduces major themes and issues in the arts. Students will review and critique art while analyzing its role in society. The course format will consist of lectures, group discussions, projects, video presentations and museum visits.


50309 HIS 365/PSC 365 Judges, Lawyers & Courts.  Prerequisite: None

50137 PHI 220 Ethics. Prerequisite: None
A study of the major positions in Western ethical thought from Socrates to the present, and an examination of the basic principles of moral decision that have been proposed.


50065 PHY 102 Energy & Scientific Method.  Prerequisite: None
An integrated lab-lecture course designed for non-science majors in which the scientific method is studied as it is applied to the investigation of energy and its uses.

50269 THE 272 Intro to Acting.  Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A or T1LT course or GER student.
Vocal and physical exercises, improvisations and scenes are employed in order to master the techniques and methods of character development.


--Susan Crowley, Webmaster

Summer Session B starts July 5 -- You Want to Be There!

Panoramic_view2.jpgSummer at Eastern is wonderful for its small, intimate classes and real learning experiences.  The second Summer Session (Summer Session B) is filled with possibilities for you.  Let's look at a few.

 

Are you one of those people who really can't leave your home for long?  Gas prices getting you down?  There are more than 20 courses via EasternOnline available for the second session.   Online courses at Eastern are great educational experiences where you have the benefit of studying when you can and attending lectures online.  Check out EasternOnline and see if it's for you.

There are also traditional in-person courses held on the campus in Willimantic or at the off-campus site in Groton.   Here are several courses you might enjoy;  some will help with majors and have prerequisites.

50112 ART 114 02 Ceramics - Workshop experience with clay processes used in making and decorating pottery. Emphasis on hand pieces, decoration, glazing, modeling and knowledge of the use of the potter's wheel and operation of kiln. No prerequisite required.


 50135 ACC 416 02 Federal Individual Taxation - Emphasis is placed on basic forms and structures of federal income taxation and delves particularly into those aspects which affect individual taxpayers. Attention is given to the historical development of federal taxation, the legislative process, the underlying rational of federal taxation, working with the Internal Revenue Code, tax preparers' responsibilities and tax research.  Prerequisite: ACC 301.

50024 COM 310 02 Digital Photography - Focus is on venues for publication in mass media communication including photojournalism and marketing. Camera fundamentals, concepts of exposure and camera operation are reviewed. Lecture/lab topics include image protocols and techniques for photo display and editing with CS4. Retouching techniques and photomontage are introduced along with ethical issues regarding image manipulation and the ownership protections of copyright laws. Students compile digital portfolios of their lab work for display in Powerpoint and a web portfolio. Labs include instruction for use of Live.edu Eastern student accounts to store and serve student ePortfolio content.  Prerequisite: COM 210

 

This is only a sampling of the many courses available in the Second Summer Session (Summer Session B).  If you have any questions and would like to speak to an advisor, please, call (860) 465-0206.  Visit http://eweb.easternct.edu/wfbprod/bwskfcls.P_TermSel  to view all the available courses.  Take a course with Eastern and gain a whole new insight on education.

 

--Susan Crowley, Webmaster

Study Tips: Test Taking

The optimum retention of information occurs when you study for a test after the first day of class and a little bit every day thereafter.  If you didn't do that, here's what you can do. 

1.       Put together all your materials for reviews, notes, charts, glossaries, corrected assignments, corrected tests and quizzes.

2.       Make sure you have scheduled enough time to study for each exam.

3.       Take advantage of the tutoring services at the Academic Services Center

4.       Go to any review sessions, ask questions about anything you don't have a clear understanding of, ask what will be on the exam--it can't hurt.  Take any additional handouts meant as study guides.

5.       Always attend the last class prior to the exam.  There may be items mentioned then that you'll need to focus on.

6.       If you belong to a study group, set up practice quizzes.  Discuss everything that could be on the test.

7.       Create a study sheet checklist to go over important information and then check off each item as you review them.

8.       Remember to eat just enough before the exam, so you will have energy. 

9.       Remember to go to the rest room before the exam.

10.   Try to get a good night's sleep prior to your final.

11.   Set two alarms so you will wake on time.  Place these alarms beyond your reach, across the room. 

12.   Arrive at the room for the test at least five minutes early. 

13.   Good luck!


If you would like to see how to organize your notes, please, go to  http://nutmeg.easternct.edu/mt-static/ce/2011/05/study-tips-1.html

To check out the Academic Services Center, go to http://www.easternct.edu/asc/

 

--This message courtesy of Susan Crowley, Webmaster

Study Tips

Study Tips

-          The syllabus is your key as to when tests happen, deadlines for assignments and projects, and contact information.

Studying From Notes

-          Take your  notes for a course and do the following:

-          Keep all the notes for one course in the same notebook and number the pages.

-          Highlight terms and definitions in yellow.

-          Highlight questions and answers in yellow.

-          If you see something you do not understand, highlight it in pink--that means you will ask a question about it on the next day of class.

-          When you do get that answer, rewrite the question with the answer and highlight in yellow.

-          Return to the page where that question was highlighted in pink, checkmark it, and put the page number of the answer.

-          Draw a yellow box around case studies and examples of problems. 

-          Every time you take notes from a class, try to spend at least 30 minutes reviewing it.

Studying from the reading

-          Keep up with the reading

-          Be sure to insert these notes with the appropriate section of study in your notebook so you have consistency.

-          Take notes and write down questions on anything confusing from class

-          Highlight those notes same as above

-          Pre-read the next reading assignment to prepare for class

-          Write up questions on anything confusing

-          Make charts, tables, and diagrams of information to study

-          Take notes in margins of the book

Writing assignments and projects

-          Read carefully and write them out as if they are a test

-          Do as soon as they are assigned.  This gives you extra time if you need to ask the professor additional questions.

More on studying for exams next week.  Be sure to get enough sleep and eat healthy to optimize your study time.  Need help?  Visit the Academic Services Center at http://www.easternct.edu/asc/  It's located in the lower level of the J.E. Smith Library.

--Susan Crowley, Webmaster

Why Do You Love Eastern?

In attending local functions, it is evident that Eastern Connecticut State University is a beloved college.  Eastern students and alumni are very proud of their school and aren't shy in saying why.  When we asked them why they love Eastern, this is what they said.

"I really like the location of the school.  You can walk five minutes in either direction, and you're close to beautiful scenery and great food."  - Ross (Class of 2012)

"The teachers value the well-being of their students.  You can talk to your advisors and professors." 
- AJ (Class of 2012)

"I love Eastern because the classes are small, so you can form relationships with your professors."
 - Stephanie (Class of 2013)

"There are a lot of reasons why I love Eastern.  The campus is easy to get to know, and there's always something to do whether it's an RA program or campus activity.  I feel like I'm constantly learning."
- Lauren (Class of 2011)

"I love the professors because you get to know them individually.  I like that it's a small university. You can't get lost because you know where your buildings are.  Everything is very simple."
-Jasmine (Class of 2012)

"I love Eastern because it's a very friendly community on campus.  The professors, especially in biology, are very friendly.  My advisor is helping me get where I want to go."
-Bill (Class of 2013)

"Having spent time in a university atmosphere, Eastern is not overwhelming where you'd get lost.  You have a sense of identity and not just being 'another student'."
-Gloria (Class of 2007)

Thank you, everyone, for telling us why you love Eastern.  If you love Eastern too, tell us why in the comment box.  We love hearing from you.

Susan Crowley, Webmaster

Summer at Eastern is a Great Experience!

Right now registration is open for summer courses at Eastern Connecticut State University!  Get a jump on your degree!  Or start college in a relaxed atmosphere filled with the excitement of learning.   There are many courses to choose from:

 

·         Courses on-campus in Willimantic:  http://eweb.easternct.edu/wfbprod/bwskfcls.p_termsel

·         Courses in Groton:  http://continuingeducation.easternct.edu/CCS-Session-Summer11.htm

·         EasternOnline courses:  http://continuingeducation.easternct.edu/CCSEO-Session-Summer2011.html

Is money a concern?  Financial assistance may be available for the summer.  Check out these options:

 

·         Grants and Scholarships:  http://continuingeducation.easternct.edu/money.htm#GrantsScholar

·         TuitionPay Payment Plan:  http://continuingeducation.easternct.edu/money.htm#TuitionPay

·         Contact the Financial Aid Office:   http://continuingeducation.easternct.edu/money.htm#fa

Register for summer now and receive a quality education in the relaxed atmosphere of Eastern.  http://continuingeducation.easternct.edu/documents/Registration_Form_All_Credit_Courses_7-10.pdf

 

Susan Crowley, Webmaster

 

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