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We designed our blog, CollegeSuccessLife, specifically to share with today’s college student insider tips and strategies to help you achieve your college and career goals.
As a matter of fact, consider this your student mini-me handbook!
And…just think for a moment.
Have you read your college student handbook from cover to cover yet?
Okay, you can stop laughing now…have you, at least, looked at it?
More importantly, do you understand how it can help you, as an individual, address your academic challenges?
I know…it’s like reading hieroglyphics…it’s a language and a culture unto itself.
Also, if you’re new to the higher education environment, most likely you don’t have a clue about what many of the policies and practices mean to your success as a college student and future career professional.
We’re here to give you the inside scoop!
We may not know all the answers, but we certainly can help you find the most suitable options, determine the best choices, and possibly direct you to some great opportunities.
And we always welcome Guest Contributors.
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Success Quote – Vince Lombardi
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Fake News' Worst Nightmare - Information Literacy
America, there is an anecdote to fake news – Information literacy practice!
Information literacy practice forms the basis of academic and workplace skills needed to thrive in today’s whirlwind digital society.
It is common to all disciplines including blue /white collar occupations and professions.
Information literacy practice enables learners and workers to master content and extend their analytical skills, become more self-directed and independent, and assume more strategic control over their own learning.
An information literate individual is able to:
- Identify and access the information needed to address a given problem or issue
- Find the needed information, evaluate it and its associated resources
- Organize and use the information effectively to address the problem or issue at hand.
- Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the ethical and legal use of information
And who are the very best practitioners of information literacy?
Your campus or public reference librarian.
Get to know them…you won’t regret it!