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1 Following these guidelines will help you not only at Acadia, but also in your future. Dr. Shelley MacDougall & Dr. Rick Mehta With thanks to Drs. Karmen Bleile and Connie Foote

2  Behaviour in the Classroom  Interacting with your Professors  Group work & Class Participation

3  Attendance is important  Punctuality  Cell phones

4  Laptop use in class  Not mandatory to use in every class  Have the laptop on before class  Do not use the laptop for material that is unrelated to the course ▪Respect!

5  What if you are sick or have a family emergency?  Documentation and contacting the professor  Missing class, but not a test or assignment  Assignments and tests

6  If you do not have a documented reason for missing class, do not expect the same type of accommodations  Class  Assignments  Tests

7  How to address your professors?  Take your cue from the professor  When in doubt, be formal

8  Office hours  Make use of office hours  Come as soon as possible  Be prepared

9   Use your Acadia address when communicating with faculty members  Check your Acadia regularly

10 Saturday, 3:00 a.m. hey! i cudnt make it ta class yesturday because i wuz out late with my budies lost nite lol. i would of been there but i slept in and woke up with like this a magor wiked hungover dude:( did i miss anything important. send me notes of what missed. oh & whats on mundays test -- 2 minutes later -- hey! whazzup man why hevent you guten back to me

11  Group work  Choose group members wisely  Offer to do what you are good at  Do not be shy to state what sections interest you  Do not always do the same thing  Do not be afraid to contribute your ideas to the group  Be involved in presentations.

12  Class Participation  Students often asked to discuss ideas  Feel free (raise your hand) to ▪ask & answer questions, ▪express your viewpoint.  Student-led discussions and presentations in class are common  Always be respectful of classmates and professor.

13  Equality  All students at Acadia are considered equal.  If students are asked to participate, all should feel free to do so.  Classrooms and group meetings should be a safe place to speak and state your views and even make mistakes.

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15  Time Management  Study Strategies  Preparation for Class  Academic Integrity

16  How much time?  Use the course outline (syllabus) as a time management tool  Look closely at point values and allocate your time accordingly

17  Testing and Grading Schedule  Class Participation – 10%  Lab reports (5) – 10%  Term Assignment – 30%  Midterm – 20%  Final Exam – 30%  It’s Monday. You have a lab report due on Wednesday and the term assignment due on Friday. What should you do?

18  Make sure you are well-rested  Take occasional breaks while studying  Don’t passively read over your notes

19  Set specific goals for each study session  Active studying  3R: Read, Recite (set notes/books aside), Review ▪ Most important element: Testing yourself  Try to anticipate what might be asked  Give yourself cues to help you remember the information

20  Be prepared for lectures and labs by  Read assigned chapters  Do assigned tasks (questions, reports, etc)  Forming a study group is a good idea.  Get sufficient sleep, arrive on time  Be aware of penalties for late papers, i.e.:

21  Cheating and plagiarism are not tolerated in university.  Read pp of the 2010/11 Acadia University academic calendar.  Penalties vary.  Cheaters cheat themselves

22  Passing in someone else’s words or ideas as your own  In reports and tests  Copying, buying term papers, plagiarizing.  Using the same paper in two or more courses.  Helping someone else cheat.  What is plagiarizing?

23  Plagiarism is taking another person’s work or ideas and presenting them as if they are your own  Failing to cite sources of information used,  Improper use of quotes.

24  How can you avoid plagiarizing?  Read enough articles to educate yourself  Summarize in your notes,  Write your own words,  Cite any idea that was not your own  Never copy/paste text.

25  When & how do you cite a source?  You do not need to cite a source if it is general knowledge.  When in doubt, cite the source.  Check out the plagiarism tutorial on the Library website: ▪ Tutorials Tutorials

26  Including the findings of other researchers in your term paper makes your paper better … just give credit where credit is due.

27  If you are having difficulty with your assignment or paper, seek help from:  Professor  Academic librarian  Writing centre  Numeracy centre.

28  After graduation, you will represent Acadia and your department. Your conduct at Acadia should be that of a professional on the job, starting today, starting now!

29 AAsk for help if you need it. UUse resources at the Student Resource Centre SSocialize with a variety of people. TTake time to exercise & eat healthy food. MMost of all: Do your best and enjoy the Acadia experience!

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