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Microsoft Workshop- New Bedford Campus

Check out a presentation by Professor Craig Watson on utilizing Microsoft for research papers.  Professor Watson shares some very useful information on shortcuts, formatting research papers, and more!

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Sophia Learning | Online Courses, Tutorials, and Teacher Resources

This website has a lot of great tutorials for college students…check it out!

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Transfer Affairs

If you are planning on transferring to another higher education institution, don’t forget to check out BCC’s Transfer Affairs website.  This website offers a wealth of important information, such as transfer agreements with other colleges/universities, transfer equivalency guides, transfer websites, transfer applications, scholarships, recommendations, and much more!

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We hope you had a wonderful and relaxing spring break!  Now that you are back in the swing of things, don’t forget to check out the Costa Academic Support Center.  It’s a great place to study (study groups encouraged) and/or work on your assignments.  We have state-of-the-art computers for your use, or you can connect to our WiFi with your own devices.  In addition we offer academic support, such as peer tutoring, Writing Center faculty tutors, eLearning help, and more!   We are here to help!

Also, please continue to check out this blog, as we will be putting up links, in the near future, for the following workshops:

Microsoft Tips (using Microsoft applications for research papers)
Keys to Success (how the brain processes information and it’s relationship to effective study skills)
APA/MLA (how to use APA, MLA, and other formats for research papers)

We are located @ 800 Purchase Street, room 118, New Bedford Campus.  Our phone number is 508-678-2811, ext. 4013 (tutor appointments), ext. 4450 (academic support).  

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We hope you are getting through exams and feeling great about your accomplishments!  It’s hard to believe we have already reached mid-semester and spring break.  Just a reminder that the Costa Academic Support Center/TASC, New Bedford Campus, will be closed during the break from March 16-23.  We will re-open on Monday, March 24th. 

Have a wonderful, fun, relaxing, and safe break!

The Costa Academic Support Center Staff

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Khan Academy

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ISA ADNEY

Check out Isa Adney’s youtube channel for some great advice and tips on how to succeed in college!  Isa is a former Jack Kent Cooke scholarship winner, a gifted public speaker, and author of Community College Success.

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  • Question: How do you deal with a bad grade? - Anonymous
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    Getting a bad grade every now and then is inevitable. Maybe your professor has it out for you, you slept through class, you had too many tests in one week, etc. It happens to the best of us. The most important thing is to be realistic. You’re in college, and expectations are higher.

    If you’re disappointed with a grade, evaluate your work and try to understand why you got that grade. If you don’t understand, ask your professor if they will explain why you were given that grade so you can improve next time.  

    Also, try to put the bad grade into perspective. Is it a daily assignment worth 5% of your grade or a final worth 20%? The only thing that matters for your GPA is the letter grade. If a grade brings you from an 88 to an 83, it’s okay. That’s still a B.

    If it’s just one bad grade, try to improve, but don’t waste too much time stressing it. If you are continually getting bad grades, check out your schools tutoring center.

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As we begin the spring 2014 semester, I would like to welcome you and also inform you about our Costa Academic Support Center (ASC), located at 800 Purchase St., room 118, New Bedford campus.  We are open six days a week, and our goal is to offer face-to-face and online support to help you succeed in achieving your academic goals.  If you would like assistance with studying, eLearning, etc., please stop by during our convenient hours.  Our staff can connect you with many free resources offered by the college, such as tutoring, writing assistance, transfer services, career center, etc.  Furthermore, sometimes a quiet space to study and complete course work without distractions is needed, and our modern computer lab and work space is just the place!  Study groups are welcome and encouraged! 

I hope that you will continue to follow us on our ASC Tumblr blog via the following link CostaASC.tumblr.com for study tips, workshops, and other helpful information.

 Any suggestions for topics of interest are welcome, and/or if you would like to write something that would be helpful to other students please feel free to contact me at NewBedfordAcademicSupport@bristolcc.edu.  You can check out the First Year Experience Blog for some ideas @ http://blog.bristolcc.edu/fye

 Also, don’t forget to check us out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bccehealthcareers, and look for updates and notifications about workshops on your eLearning course space and accessBCC email account. 

 Our Academic Support Center spring hours are as follows:

 Monday – Thursday    8:00am – 7:00pm

Friday                          8:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday                      8:30am - 3:30pm

Sunday                        Closed

 Please feel free to contact us at ext. 4450 with any questions or concerns and ext. 4013 to schedule an appointment with at tutor. 

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Hooray…you made it through the semester. We want to thank you for utilizing our Center, and hope you enjoy a well deserved break!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

from the Costa Academic Support Center staff

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Give Back This Season

Here are a few web links and things you can do for little to no cost. They’re simple ways to give back this season!

~Jessica Smith LMT