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1. MLA Citation Style Guide (from Elinor Appel, NSCC librarian)
2. Friendly advice to
future coordinated studies students
Keep very close track of all assignments. Do not fall behind. Keep a very open mind.
When reading a book, think of an argument that might go against it. If you have an opinion or a thought, make sure you can back it up with quotes.
Be prepared to explore ideas that may be shocking material in a classroom setting. Be prepared to deepen your awareness of life in terms of morals, convictions, and living according to your beliefs.
Be sure to allocate enough time to do the readings so you can fully extract as well as add to the discussion in a seminar.
Try to read material as early as possible. This allows you time to re-read if necessary, which is sometimes so beneficial.
Be prepared to do a lot of reading.
Donít be scared about what you cannot do or think you cannot do. Keep working and striving to better yourself and at the end you will feel a high that will propel you to greater knowledge of yourself that will follow with you after the class is over.
Get as much outside help as possible, for example, go to the Loft, ask your instructors.
As you read each book, really try to glean the most important points the author is making, and work those passages. This will make reference to those later in the quarter so much more readily available.
Counseling/Study Tips for the first week of class