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Orientation Central: Meet Kevin Thrasher

August 16, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Everyone can use a little help from their friends sometimes. Consider Kevin Thrasher, the head of the Center for Learning Advancement, your friend. Kevin and his team offer tutoring services to make sure you have all the help you need to be successful in your classes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http://youtu.be/qSa-BbaYKIo

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CLA Study Skill Webinars for April

April 01, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The Center for Learning and Advancement offers a series of webinars to prime students for success in university academics. View the full list of webinars at Student Success Webinars. Contact the CLA for tutoring services or ideas about ways to increase your academic success. Visit its web site at http://my.gcu.edu/centerforlearning or email centerforlearning@gcu.edu.

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Dion Benes: The Professor With a Cardboard Office

March 25, 2011 / by / 9 Comments

Grand Canyon University adjunct faculty member Dion Benes carries his office with him in a 2 x 2 cardboard Kinko’s Box. When he began teaching at GCU about six years ago, adjunct faculty did not have office space. That did not bother Benes a bit. After 26 years in the Marine Corp., he knew exactly what to do.

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CLA Study Skill Webinars for March

February 27, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The Center for Learning and Advancement offers a series of webinars to prime students for success in university academics. View the full list of webinars at Student Success Webinars. Contact the CLA for tutoring services or ideas about ways to increase your academic success. Visit its web site at http://my.gcu.edu/centerforlearning or email centerforlearning@gcu.edu.

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Booster Courses Offer Tools for Success

February 15, 2011 / by / 2 Comments

Grand Canyon University offers several success booster courses that are free and self-paced so that you can review the foundations of writing, math, or technology. Below is a summary of each. These success boosters can be found within the ‘Classroom’ tab in your ANGEL course.

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Academic Integrity Resources to Assist You

February 14, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

As we delve into the excitement of 2011, the Office of Academic Compliance would like to remind you of the variety of information and resources that are available to students. We hope you find this information helpful and we wish you success in 2011.

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CLA Study Skill Webinars for February

January 28, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The Center for Learning and Advancement offers a series of webinars to prime students for success in university academics. View the full list of webinars at Student Success Webinars. Contact the CLA for tutoring services or ideas about ways to increase your academic success. Visit its web site at http://my.gcu.edu/centerforlearning or email centerforlearning@gcu.edu.

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CLA Study Skills Webinars for January

January 06, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The Center for Learning and Advancement offers a series of webinars to prime students for success in university academics. View the full list of webinars at Student Success Webinars. Contact the CLA for tutoring services or ideas about ways to increase your academic success. Visit its web site at http://my.gcu.edu/centerforlearning or email centerforlearning@gcu.edu.

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CLA Student Success Webinars for November

November 01, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

The Center for Learning and Advancement offers a series of webinars to prime students for success in university academics. The following webinars are available at the given dates and are from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Register for a webinar at http://my.gcu.edu/Academics/cla/Pages/studentSuccessWebinars.aspx Contact the CLA for tutoring services or ideas about ways to increase your academic success. Visit its web site at http://my.gcu.edu/centerforlearning or email centerforlearning@gcu.edu. Critical Thinking Webinars 11/2/10                Critical Thinking 1 The Critical Brain Illustrates the cognitive learning theory, describes how students can develop their cognitive skills through practice and repetition to help improve logic reasoning, memory and overall understanding of university content 11/3/10                Critical Thinking 2 Think Like a Genius Explores how historical and philosophical geniuses behave differently and identifies 9 ways students can “think like a genius” 11/4/10                Critical Thinking 3 Think Outside the Box Thinking outside the box allows a student to assess, judge and evaluate a scenario to creatively solve a problem. Furthermore by implementing specific questioning strategies students gain depth in their understanding of the content Problem-Solving Strategies 11/9/10                Problem Solving/ Decision Making This Webinar demonstrates how problem-solving skills can be an invaluable asset that allows a person to make the […]

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CLA Student Success Webinars for October

October 04, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

The Center for Learning and Advancement offers a series of webinars to prime students for success in university academics. The following webinars are available at the given dates and are from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Register for a webinar at http://my.gcu.edu/Academics/cla/Pages/studentSuccessWebinars.aspx Effective Research Strategies Webinars 10/5/10                Research Strategies 1 Effective Online Research Techniques Demonstrates how to use effective search techniques when searching online, as well as what to look for when evaluating websites.   10/6/10                Research Strategies 2 Writing a University Research Paper Identifies the step by step process to writing a research paper at the university level   10/7/10                Research Strategies 3 Navigating the GCU Library This webinar will walk you through the library resources available in Grand Canyon University’s online or traditional libraries.   The Writing Process Webinars 10/12/10              The Writing Process 1 Phase One: Pre-Writing Focuses on identifying the purpose of the paper, writing a solid thesis statement, gathering information, and organizing an outline. 10/13/10              The Writing Process 2 Phase Two: Beginning to Write Demonstrates how to take an outline to a paragraph format and how to appropriately use in text citations. It will highlight how to write a dynamic introduction, revise for powerful […]

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