Welcome to the June 2005 issue of the Learning Center Newsletter!
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Onward and Upward
Our new newsletter is in its second month, continuing to be better than ever! The National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) should start the partnership with the LCN very shortly. As for now, the LCN is still maintained as it was during the last edition. We will keep you updated as this changes.
The same authors are back with some new and interesting articles. Be sure to check out the printable version on each page if you need to print articles. Also, read our May issue if you missed it. There will not be a July issue, but we will be back in the fall. Please enjoy the last issue for this summer!
In the Spotlight: Understanding Millennials: Parental Relations
By Julianne Scibetta, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
To Other Voices Crying in the Wilderness of Ignorance
By Dennis Congos, University of Central Florida
many years I have advocated teaching students the skills indispensable
to learning and have done so in opposition to the anachronists who still
advocate the "sink or swim" philosophy in education. How humans
learn is a definable body of knowledge, which can be taught to students
as soon as they are able to learn. The position of much of education
They hover over your shoulder and watch your every move. They question
every line you give them. They insist that their needs are more important
than anyone else's. They tell you that you need them more than they
need you. All this and their child hasn't even arrived...
Tutors' Reflections: Hey, Stories with Pictures Can Be Fun
By Erica Jones, 1st-year Anatomy and Physiology Tutor, Selkirk College, Castlegar, BC, Canada
Edited by Andrea Kösling, MA, Learning Specialist, Selkirk College, Castlegar, BC, Canada
Everyone has a different learning style. How many times have you heard
that? Even though it is true, when I tell that to a tutee, he or she
may just go, "Uh huh, that's great; how does that help me?"
So instead of telling a tutee that, I try to use as many different sensory
cues as possible...
The Importance of Genre in E-Writing
By Linda Sweeney, National-Louis University
Percolation-a productive form of procrastination
By Kyle Cushman, Vermont College of Union Institute and University
You've heard the stories from students, or maybe even done it yourself.
It's ten o'clock at night and you are facing a deadline on an important
writing assignment. You should be sitting at your computer
you should have sat down three hours ago. But suddenly it's imperative
that you reorganize the kitchen cupboards. After all, the pots and pans
simply don't fit in that drawer-the handles are always catching when
you open it. You can't find the spices in the spice cupboard...
"how r u? is papr ok?"
This month's theme: summer vacation!
1. A man goes to a swimming pool and swims 50 laps of breaststroke. The pool measures 82 ft long and 39 ft wide. It is 3 ft in the shallow end then after 49 ft it shelves (at an angle of 45 degrees) to a depth of 8 ft. How much water is required to fill the pool? (1 point)
2. In a balloon, stationary off the coast of France, I dropped two wine bottles over the side. If one was full and the other empty, which hit the ground first? (4 points)
3. Two men get lost while walking in the woods. One starts walking northwards, while the other heads south. They bump into each other a quarter of an hour later. Explain. (11 points)
Send your answers to Julianne Scibetta at firstname.lastname@example.org, and look for the results in the next LCN issue! Please also share any great brainteasers you love to give to friends (or students!) and I'd be more than happy to include it in the next list.
Answers from last issue's brainteasers:
Congratulations to Lori Murphy of St. John's University, NY for her score of 5 points from this round of brainteasers!
Honorable mentions: Tara Sullivan of Rend Lake College, IL and Mary Schlueter of College of Saint Mary, NE.
1. Is it more correct to say "The herd of sheep is eating hay
in the field" or "The herd of sheep are eating hay in the
field"? (1 point)
2. If an average hen's egg is 5cm long, and weighs 300 grams, and an
average peacock's egg is exactly twice the length and 2.5 times the
weight, which has the greater circumference? (5 points)
3. Three switches outside a windowless room are connected to three
lightbulbs inside the room. How can you determine which switch is connected
to each bulb, if you may enter the room only once? (10 points)
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