Did you know the University of San Francisco offers its students a wide variety of academic services that are FREE! How do i know? Because the Learning and Writing Center is one of those services. Our department offers free tutoring (SI, P.L.T.L., peer tutoring) as well as free writing services (preceptors who thoroughly check your writing). The Learning and Writing Center is offers programs like America Reads, a program where U.S.F. students go out into the SF’s public school to tutor elementary students in a variety of subjects. F.Y.I.T. (Families and Youth In Transition) is another program offered at the L.W.C. which sends U.S.F. students into schools to help those students, who have been or who are homeless, in their academic studies. The Learning and Writing Center is honestly a great place to go for help, or just to relax and do homework in. I recommend stopping by and checking us out in Cowell Hall room 215 (CO 215) . Or you can check us out at our website and get to know the staff and directors of the L.W.C. Either way works just get to know about the L.W.C., you never know, maybe one day you’ll need to use our services.
The following workshops are going to be held this week. If you want to learn more about before and after graduation and about your health head over to any one of these workshops and inform yourself.
Exploring Majors and Careers within Business
Tuesday, March 19 | 11:45 a.m. | McLaren 252
Interested in Business but having trouble deciding what to major in and how it might relate to a career path? Trying to decide between Marketing, Finance and other SOM majors? Come to this workshop to learn more about resources to help you explore your options and figure out the next step on your major/career exploration journey. Open to all majors.
Marijuana: What it Does and Why
Tuesday, March 19 | 6:30 p.m. | Maier Room, Fromm Hall
This presentation explains how marijuana works in the body and brain, and the impact of regular use over time. Without taking a stance on whether you should or shouldn’t use marijuana, this presentation provides all the information you need to make the best choice for you!
Are You Ready To Graduate?: Checklist for Graduation Requirements
Wednesday, March 20 | 5:30 p.m. | McLaren 252
This workshop will review procedures to file for graduation, what to review with your advisor, and how to read a “grad check.” This workshop is open to all, but is essential for students who expect to graduate May 2013.
Burning, Bleeding, Barfing: Health Care 101
Thursday, March 21 | 11:50 a.m. | Harney 127
Learn the basics of how much health insurance plans cost, the benefits, and the limitations.
The life of a university student is certainly not an easy one. Some like to think of it as a test-run to see if they are fit to stand tall in the real world….others see it as an opportunity to get away from their parents and “live life their way.”The reality is this… you have four years to prove to everyone (family, friends..even YOURSELF) that you have what it takes to survive on your own while dealing with the everyday struggles of being an “adult”. Most if not all colleges require that students should complete at least sixteen credits a semester. Hey…not so bad right?
The first year is definitely smooth sailing. Sure, it may take some readjusting to, no-more home cooked meals or no “personal” wake-up alarms from your lovely Mom or Dad. But guess what? you are living away from home and doing things your way on your own accord. Sounds quite heavenly right? Consider yourself “undeclared” and take the easiest cores under the sun and spend your Fridays at the beach tanning (If San Francisco is in a good mood to bless us with some!) Fast-forward to Sophomore year, time to get serious! Follow the “recommended classes schedule” provided by your advisor. No seriously, FOLLOW it. Keep a track of all the classes you have completed and need to complete in the near future. It is so easy to lose yourself and track in graduating on time. So many students have felt the pressure to try and finish all their classes in time to graduate without really enjoying their classes. If you do not enjoy your classes….do you think you’ll succeed? what is the point then? Learning can be fun!
We at the Learning and the Writing Center are here to keep you on your toes to ensure that you graduate on time! You can come by and meet with our super-friendly coordinators who will guide you through the college process. Gain insightful tips, FREE resources and make meaningful connections with probably the coolest people on campus.
Trust me there are great things in store when you’re handed that diploma! THAT is when life really begins. Can’t say I didn’t tell you guys! Looking forward to seeing you kiddos soon!!
Day Light Savings Time has officially struck. Hooray? While some are rejoicing that they get an extra hour to sleep in/eat/study or hit the gym (cough cough East-Coasters), us on the West-Coast have lost a luxury! We have lost 3600 seconds/60 minutes/an entire hour. Do you know what could be achieved in one hour? Sigh
To make things worse, researchers at the Loyola University School of Medicine report that there are more workplace injuries the day after we switch those clocks (thank god some of us aren’t working tomorrow !) and individuals who are seriously sleep-deprived get hit the HARDEST. While most people will adjust to the time change in a matter of days, night owls (college students) who habitually grab less than six hours sleep can take up to an entire week to catch up. Yes this is not a joke.
Lucky for you guys…I found some tips to help reset your internal clock:-
- Set your alarm clocks thirty minutes earlier on the weekend (Saturday and Sunday mornings) you are typically used to getting up
- *Note to the college drinkers* Try and avoid alcohol on Sunday night because alcohol disrupts sleep patterns
- EAT breakfast everyday. You will need the energy to be productive and get through the day.
Can’t say I did not tell you guys!
Learning and Writing Center (LWC a.k.a LdubC)
Credit:- Sarah B Weir (Yahoo Blogger),
Loyola University School of Medicine
It is almost the end of February…wait didn’t the year just begin?
The seconds, minutes,hours, days,weeks are going by so fast… many cannot even wrap their minds around it. What are your goals for the year? Have you been getting all your homework done ON-TIME? Have you been getting atleast eight hours of sleep? How about hitting the gym? The gym is important too!
It has been going around for awhile now that this year is the last year… Hooray? Another false theory? We don’t know for sure but instead of dwelling on that. Why not make the most of your time on planet earth? Time management is not only important from a personal perspective but also from a career perspective. People take time for granted well guess what…that minute you wasted can NEVER be retrieved…it’s gone, perished, disappeared into the thick fog!
Time Management helps students to get their priorities straight. Instead of watching two of your favourite television shows daily, scale it down to one and spend that extra time doing homework assignments or even head over to Koret! (its free…why not make use of it?) Get a planner/organizer, make jottings and plan your day out from the night before.
Many students especially during college suffer from poor time-management skills but hey we at the LWC (hey that rhymes.. LOL) pride ourselves in helping people do just that. Call us or you can even stop by…you won’t regret it! No seriously you won’t!
Spending four years at an amazing university such as USF is apparently not enough to succeed in the real world. Job Recruiters want you to do MORE:- get a part-time job while going to school or perhaps get involved in activities whether they be in school or out of school.
Most people do not seem to realize the importance of internships! Throughout your college career, you should have atleast THREE internships under your belt. Internships gives you the opportunity to try out different positions in your desired career fields. Make the most of your summers and maybe even a fall or spring semester if your school allows it.
Seriously, if you can get your feet wet early? Why not go for it? Definitely does not hurt to try. Stop contemplating and get your research on!
Found a video and thought it would be helpful! WATCH IT