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Learn Like Lizzo. Behave like Beyonce: Strategies for Faculty and Students to Deal with Microaggressions in the Classroom

If you do not see the podcast player, click here to listen. Has real life made you stop and think about an issue you had never considered? Back in June 2022, social media called out two pop culture icons – Lizzo and Beyonce –for using a slur for people with Cerebral Palsy and other similar disorders in...

Strategies for Success in Online Learning

In this video log (VLog), Purdue University Global Academic Success Center lead tutor Michele Paulsen and tutor Melinda Hall discuss the roles that metacognition and self-regulation play in learning. Michele and Melinda also share strategies that online learners can use to be successful in their courses. We hope you enjoy this VLog. Transcript Slide 1...

The #1 Rule of Writing: You Write for the Reader!

The company had hired Renita Lablount for her accomplished history in food production and development. She led a staff of 14, and her supervisor was extremely pleased with the successes of her department. A local newspaper heard about Renita’s latest project and asked if she could write a brief essay describing the project and the...

Resource Spotlight: Summarizing

Many writers know that citing and paraphrasing are effective ways to incorporate information from other sources in their writing. Summarizing is also a useful technique, as well as an excellent reading and learning strategy. We hope you enjoy this resource spotlight featuring a short video that discusses summarizing and gives four important steps for summarizing.

Erasing the Speaker’s Curse: Filler Words

Ramona DiAsola was the newest member of the training team in a large multinational insurance company.  Attending her first conference, her supervisor selected Ramona to make a presentation on a new product the company had launched. She was told approximately 250-350 people would be in attendance. Having spoken before smaller groups in college she felt comfortable...

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