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Assignment Mistakes: Beauties to Be Embraced

If you do not see the podcast player, click here to listen. Chin O’Malley was halfway through his Advanced Biology course, and on his computer he had several files open to help with the midterm assignment (a research essay related to problems facing the Earth, using 3-5 credible sources and 2 visuals): research …. an outline he...

Building Rapport with Professors: Tips for Online Students

If you do not see the podcast player, click here to listen. The 2020 global pandemic brought several changes to the world; one notable change was the need to shift classrooms from physical locations to virtual spaces. As online education increased, higher education institutions have sought ways to create more enriching educational experiences (Glazier & Harris,...

The Curse: Not Following Directions Is a Big Boo-Boo

If you do not see the podcast player, click here to listen. Lurethia McKenzie looked at the syllabus for information on the next course assignment.  It was to be a 1000-1200 word essay on a subject of her choosing, but there were two important “must dos:” she had to present a problem that was specific to her...

A Secret Revealed: Becoming an A+ Discussion Instructor

If you do not see the podcast player, click here to listen. “Yup, that is so cool! … “See what you can do to expand that paragraph” … “Little tweaks can have better responses!” … “No, no, no, no, no; that’s off target.”  Thus were some of the typical responses Olivia Oglethorpe offered to her students in...

Resource Spotlight: Knowing with Mnemonics

The Academic Success Center presents a new video resource: “Knowing with Mnemonics: Clues to Help Remember What You’ve Learned.” This short video (under seven minutes) is part of a series of study skills videos that the Academic Success Center is developing and producing. The “Knowing with Mnemonics” video discusses several mnemonic devices that students can...

Prufreed, prrofreaad, proofread until you get it right!

Winthrop Wilkinson III was applying for a most important professional position: Director of Marketing for a major health insurance provider. His resume gave a nice capsulated view of 20 highly successful years in the industry, with awards and promotions to showcase his efforts. Of course, in addition to this brief sketch of Winthrop’s professional life,...

Resource Spotlight: Math Study Skills for Success

The Academic Success Center has a new video resource: “Math Study Skills for Success: Tips and Strategies for Mastering Your Math Courses.” This short video (under seven minutes) is the second in a series of study skills videos that the Academic Success Center team leads are developing and producing. This video offers tips and strategies...

The PG Library:  It’s Worth an Indiana Jones Sequel!

If you do not see the podcast player, click here to listen. Susquehanna Jones was an amateur bibliographer, and had traveled the world searching for the best repositories of knowledge. Yet the ultimate one had eluded her: the legendary Temple of Bloom, that edifice in Purdue Global where ideas were born, confusion was clarified, citations were verified,...

Resource Spotlight: Study Skills for Success

The Academic Success Center has a new video resource: “Study Skills for Success: Tips and Strategies for Mastering Your Courses.” This short video (under 10 minutes) is the first in a series of study skills videos that the Academic Success Center team leads are working to develop and produce. This video discusses strategies that students...

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