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Incoming WFU 2015 Students: What They Know (and Don’t...

View the presentation from the TLC Workshop, “WFU 2015 Students: What they Know (and Don’t Know) about Academic Writing and Reading,” September 9, 2015. Presented by Dr. Laura Aull, Department of English. Based on written essays and surveys from the entering 2015 class…

Dr. Laura Aull, Department of English

First Year Students: Articles and Resources

This collection of resources for teaching first-year students was assembled by the Teaching Effectiveness Program at the University of Oregon. It provides links to a variety of different articles and reflections by faculty in various disciplines, including: Tools for Faculty…

Teaching Effectiveness Program, University of Oregon

Helping First-Year Students Help Themselves (Whelan, 2011)

This commentary, featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, discusses strategies faculty can use to help first-year students adjust to college. Whelan observes, “Many young adults weren’t taught the basic life skills and coping mechanisms for challenging times. While a…

Christine B. Whelan, University of Pittsburgh

Teaching First-Year Students

This teaching guide, created by the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University addresses issues around teaching first-year students, including: Principles and Strategies The Myth of First-Year Enlightenment? Cognitive Challenges of the First Year Other Resources Review Teaching First-Year Students

Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University

National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students...

“The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition serves as the trusted expert, internationally recognized leader, and clearinghouse for scholarship, policy, and best practice for all postsecondary student transitions” (University of South Carolina Board of Trustees,…

The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina

Changing Institutional Culture for First-Year Students and Those Who...

This article, written by Raymond Smith from Indiana University Bloomington. It was featured in About Campus in 2003. Smith details an initiative put in place by the university to improve retention by enhancing the experience for first-year students. He argues…

Raymond Smith, About Campus, March-April 2003

College Student Study Tips

A number of study resources for students generated by The College Grants Database. Topics include: Time management Note taking Study habits Writing skills Research Test-taking Presentation tips View College Student Study Tips

The College Grants Database

Study Guides and Strategies

Since 1996 the Study Guides and Strategies Website has been researched, authored, maintained and supported as an international, learner-centric, educational public service. Permission is granted to freely copy, adapt, and distribute individual Study Guides in print format in non-commercial educational…

Study Guides and Strategies

College Study Strategies & Study Tips

A large collection of study strategies and tips for students from the Academic Center for Excellence at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The tips are grouped into six categories: Time Management Studying Lectures & Reading Taking Exams & Controlling…

Academic Center for Excellence, University of Illinois at Chicago

First-Year Writing and Expert Writing: What Linguistic Patterns in...

Discussed during the TLC Workshop, “First-Year Writing and Expert Writing: What Linguistic Patterns in Student and Published Writing Tell Us About Academic Arguments and Student Writing Needs,” October 1, 2014. Presented by Dr. Laura Aull, Department of English. Since the 1890s, the…

Dr. Laura Aull, English Department, Wake Forest University

First Year Students: What they Know (and Don’t Know)...

Discussed during the TLC Workshop, “Wake Forest 2014 First Year Students: What they Know (and Don’t Know) about Academic Writing and Reading,” September 10, 2014. Presented by Dr. Laura Aull, Department of English. Based on written essays and surveys from the…

Dr. Laura Aull, English Department, Wake Forest University