Author: Lettre Lindsy

Tips for Students: Creating a Resume

Are there specific résumé writing strategies that have worked for you or your students? How can these tips help land that next job? Share your comments below.  A résumé is more than just a list of skills and qualifications. This one-page document needs to inform potential employers of who you are and convince them why you would be the best fit for their company. Share these tips with your students, so that their résumés can help land them that next, or first, job. These tips, adapted from Dave Ellis’ Master Student to Master Employee, will help anyone at any Read More…


Tips for Students: Test-Taking Strategies

What test-taking strategies have you noticed your most successful students employ? How could other students benefit from utilizing some of those methods? Share your comments below.  Regardless of where your students are in their school careers or what courses they’re enrolled in, the same basics tips for test taking apply. The process of acing their exams starts long before test day — with preparation as a crucial first step — and continues after test day. In How to Study in College, authors Walter Pauk and Ross J.Q. Owens offer many helpful hints that you can share Read More…


Tips for Students: How to Let Your Instructor Know You’re Struggling

It’s essential to know that a student is struggling with course work to be able to help him or her get back on track. Share the tips below with your students to encourage them to be more vocal about their challenges and to take a more active role in steering themselves toward success. How do you uncover which topics your students struggle with most? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. If you’re struggling and looking for some extra help in your courses, don’t overlook the resource (sometimes literally) right in front of you. Your instructors Read More…


Tips for Students: Staying Engaged in the Classroom

Engagement is directly linked to success in the classroom, and when you are engaged in the classroom, you become a full participant in what you’re learning. These tips, adapted from Constance Staley’s FOCUS on College Success, Third Edition will help students fully engage in the classroom, which will result in better grades and improved learning.

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Interviewing Tips for Students

You’ve accomplished the first step of getting the interview; now learn how to land the job. Strengthening your interview techniques and properly preparing can help you feel more confident during a job interview. Author Beverly Amer provides tips for all stages of the interview process in Soft Skills at Work: Technology for Career Success. While we’re sharing these tips for your students, they can be applied to anyone who is currently in the interviewing process. Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to landing that job!
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Using End-of-Term Student Feedback for Classroom Growth

Gathering and utilizing student feedback is essential to ensuring that the courses you teach are facilitating learning and that your content and teaching styles are constantly evolving with the students. In McKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers, authors Marilla Svinicki and Wilbert J. McKeachie provide tips on how to gather student feedback and how to use it to improve your course content or teaching style. Tailor the questionnaire to your course – Institutions often provide a standard form that can be used in any class, regardless of discipline or size. Add additional Read More…


Ten Suggestions for Adult Learners in Higher Education

There are many difficult obstacles that one must overcome to be a successful adult learner in higher education. Having fears about starting courses in higher education is common with all students, traditional and nontraditional. But, as an adult learner you are able to bring life experiences into the classroom, which will help you easily make connections between course work and daily life, and allow you to always see the bigger picture beyond the classroom. In Becoming a Master Student, author Dave Ellis outlines ten suggestions for adult learners to succeed in higher education at any age. Read More…


Time Management Tips (Or, How to Work on Finals and Still Get Your Turkey to the Table on Time)

Time management is one of the most important skills learners need master in order to be successful in college. Learning to effectively manage their time will also be vital to their success in whatever your students choose to do after graduation.  In How to Study in College, authors Walter Pauk and Ross J. Q. Owens outline how creating a schedule and using all time wisely can help optimize time management. Share these tips with your students, or take a couple into consideration as you work to get the turkey to the table on time this Thanksgiving! One way Read More…