Tutor profile: Amanda H.
How do a choose a topic?
For writing topic ideas, consider these tips: Was there anything discussed in class that you might be interested in exploring further? Try skimming your textbook or course readings for ideas. Is there an issue going on right now in the world that you want to understand more fully? Try searching news websites for hot topics in current events. Select a topic that is: Interesting, narrowed and focused, yet broad enough to find adequate information for your research. Brainstorm!
Subject: Study Skills
What are a few study tips?
Depending on needs, there are many tips you can use to improve study skills. Here are just a few: Time Management - make a weekly or daily to-do list with a calendar or planner. Note-taking - paraphrase the professor's words, review notes every night, write down examples, Reading - Read the passage more than once, highlight and make margin notes, pay attention to key concepts and end of chapter reviews, pace yourself. Test Preparation - Make flashcards, re-organize notes into categories, don't cram, verbalize what you know by telling/teaching the material to someone else, identify problem areas, know the test format.
Subject: Library and Information Science
What is a library database?
A library database is a searchable online resource containing a variety of bibliographic information (title, abstract, full text, etc.) from published works, such as journals and ebooks. Opposed to websites, library databases will provide you with more control over your search for more relevant and scholarly results.
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