Monday Announcements

  • Course Evaluations and Learning Community Survey
  • Open Note Quiz in Biology on Wednesday
  • First Research Conference is on Thursday -- Extra Credit Opportunity of 5point to attend and fill out a form for one the sessions of the conference.
    • Your Learning Community S friends, Shelby Tullos, Natalie Fajardo, and Elizabeth Kiley will presenting at 2:00 in Anchor Ballroom D.

Monday Class Plans ---We will not meet today for Seminar! Instead you will have an online assignment due in Blackboard by the end of the day on 24th!

Looking Ahead and Homework

Please go out and show your support for your Learning Community S peeps, Shelby, Natalie, and Lizzy at the First Year Research Conference! They will be presenting their research at 2 in Anchor Ballroom D.

  • Everyone needs to be actively working on your Intersections Research Project (Shared Assignment) for Learning Community S
  • Bio
  • Chem
  • English Folks -- working on the Reflective Overview
  • Non-English Folks -- Final Reflection on Integrated Learning
  • Click here for the TAMUCC FINALS SCHEDULE

Wednesday Announcements

Dear Learning Community G Folks,

Here is the link to the Learning Community Survey: https://tamucc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6WiwuqWRTjVwdO5. Please see your emails about this!

You can earn up to 10 points extra credit if you and your peers do both this survey and your course evaluations for the semester and we get a participation rate of at least 80%! Please go out and show your support for your Learning Community S peeps, Shelby, Natalie, and Lizzy at the First Year Research Conference! They will be presenting their research at 2 in Anchor Ballroom D.

  • Everyone needs to be actively working on your Intersections Research Project (Shared Assignment) for Learning Community S
  • Click here for the TAMUCC FINALS SCHEDULE

Wednesday Class Plans

  • Managing Stress
  • Building a Study Guide for Biology
  • Reflecting on how learning is Integrated with and connected to your own experiences, other fields of study, and the world at large
    • Connections to Experience and to the World
    • Connections to Disciplines
    • Transfer of Knowledge
    • Reflection and Self-Assessment
  • Presentation Tips for the FYRC presenters!--- Remember to integrate some of your knowledge from Communications last semester!
    • Introduction
      • Attention-Getting Opening Statement -- a compelling quote, statistic, story, or question!
      • Establish your credibility --- We are students in Learning Community S (Bio, Chem, Writing Studies, and Seminar) and all semester we have been conducting research on .... X, Y, and Z ---- also explain how these topics are related and how you are approaching or framing your research topic!
      • Explain why your research is necessary or important for right now.
      • Provide a brief overview of what is going to covered in the presentation.
  • Transitions
    • Remember to show collegiality to one another by formally handing off to the next presenter
      • Shelby: Now, that you heard about the plight of the polar bear, I am going to hand you over to Natalie who is going to discuss the problem of poaching and a possible solution.
      • Natalie: Thank you, Shelby!
  • Citation
    • Remember that APA is an author/date system and that you should establish the qualifications of the researcher
      • According to an 2018 article written by Jones, a climatologist at Cornell University, .........
  • Conclusion
    • Spend some time here!
    • Recap your points
    • Remind why this type of research and commentary is important
    • Finish with some sort of DEFINITIVE clincher of a statement that brings your presentation to a close with a mic drop! Boom!

Looking Ahead and Homework

  • Manage your stress by getting enough rest, eating healthy, taking study and brain breaks, meditating and other stress management techniques!
  • Study!