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University lifestyle can be an overwhelming experience, with so much to do and seemingly little time to do it all. In order to make the most of your time in college/university, you will need to do well in class, take advantage of extracurricular opportunities, and prepare yourself for life after graduation. Going to college can be a fun and exciting time, especially if you are committed to being successful.
Go to class. Each missed class represents missed content and missed discussion. Some professors weigh participation into your final grade calculation. Even if attendance isn’t required, however, you will make a good impression on your professor and TA if you show up to class.
- Only miss class if you are genuinely sick—too sick to get anything worthwhile out of the lecture.
- If you need some incentive, consider the cost of each class hour.
Take notes. Your memory is never as good as you think it is. There will probably be plenty of things taking up space in your mind while at school. Taking good notes will keep you engaged in classroom activities (lectures and discussion) and give you a good basis when studying for exams.
Participate in class. Ask questions of your instructors, give answers if they ask questions, and contribute to discussion sections. Taking an active part in the class will keep you involved with the material, and help you better understand what the instructor needs you to know.
- Sitting in front, or at least not in the back, will make it easier to pay attention and put you front and center for the professor to see.
Take time to study. Success in college relies on you preparing outside of class, so spend time reviewing your notes and reading the textbook for each session. When you study, find a quiet space and cut off outside distractions. A good rule of thumb is to spend two hours studying for each hour you spend in class.
Study groups—working with other students in your class—can be helpful, but also go off-track easily. Make sure you find a study group that reviews the material, and spends most of its time actually studying, rather than chatting.
Don’t cram! Part of being a successful college student is doing more than passing tests; it’s retaining the useful information for the real world. When you cram, you might remember enough to pass your exam, but chances are high that you’ll forget most of it in a day or two. When you’re spending tens of thousands of dollars to learn this stuff, actually remembering it for later is a smart investment.
Spacing out your study sessions over a few days is the best way to make sure you remember the material later. Rather than spending a 9-hour marathon studying for a test, for example, start a few days early and study for 1-2 hours each day for 3 or 4 days in a row. If you can plan well ahead of time, it’s even better to space your studying out over a period of weeks.
Avoid procrastinating. No professor ever complained about her students finishing an assignment early. Setting aside time to complete one task will give ease your stress level, and make it more likely to complete others on time.
- On occasion, you may need to stay up all night to finish an assignment. Procrastinating will only make doing so more likely, and doing work early can help you get more regular sleep.
- Set yourself regular performance goals. These small goals seem easy to do so you’re less likely to procrastinate on them. However, the accomplishments will pile up fast.
Communicate with your instructor. Your professors want you to do well in class, so feel free to ask questions about the material. Every professor has open office hours, so stop by to introduce yourself, ask about the class, or discuss your grades. This can allow them to learn more about you, your strengths and weaknesses, and provide better feedback for improving your work.
Be confident. Most students’ attitude towards a class dictates their success. Believe you can learn the material and be successful, and you will increase your chances of succeeding. Don’t think about how difficult things are, but how you are going to overcome those difficulties
Closing date for registration is today 17 August.
Registration will be close at 5.30pm Malaysian Time (2 hours from this post).
Once closed, registration link will be non-functional and new registration will not be entertain.
New Dateline for Registration: 17 August
Register now at: https://goo.gl/yjtjRK
We look forward for more international/ASEAN participation.
Dateline for Registration: 10 August
Register now at: https://goo.gl/yjtjRK
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the IFLA Information Literacy Section Satellite Meeting – Information Literacy in the ASEAN Region and Beyond.
Please join Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Chair of the IFLA Information Literacy Section, for a day-long basic training opportunity related to information literacy teaching in libraries. Topics will include instructional design, teaching strategies, assessment, and ongoing professional development. The satellite meeting will be structured as a collaborative and interactive workshop. Lunch and break snacks will be provided. There is no fee to participate.
Title : Information Literacy in the ASEAN Region and Beyond
Sponsor : IFLA Information Literacy Section
Host : Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date : 23 August 2018
Time : 9:00AM – 16:00PM
Maximum Attendance : 50 people
Fee : None
After attending the satellite meeting, participants will be able to:
- Approach information literacy teaching from an instructional design perspective.
- Adopt the mindset of a reflective practitioner.
- Work collaboratively with community partners on a shared vision of information literacy.
- Identify needs for future professional development.
For more detail, please refer following poster.
URL Link for online registration is here: https://goo.gl/yjtjRK
This August, UniKL will host 2 IFLA event at UniKL Chancellery. The said event are:
1. IFLA Information Literacy Section Satellite Meeting
Date: 23 August (Thursday)
Time: 09.00AM – 16.00PM
Venue: Senate Meeting Room, Level 29 UniKL Chancellery
2. IFLA Delegate Local Library Visit: Half-day Walking Tour
Date: 30 August (Thursday)
Time: 09.00AM – 12.00PM & 02.00PM – 05.00PM
Venue: Tunku Azizah Knowledge Centre, Level 14 UniKL Chancellery
Stay tune! We will share more update from time to time.
Sharing herewith are Tunku Azizah Knowledge Centre & Learning Hubs activities for February 2018.
Sharing herewith are Tunku Azizah Knowledge Centre & Learning Hubs activities for January 2018.
Here we share some examples of APA Style (6th ed.) references for Book, Chapter in a book, Journal article, Article in newspaper / magazine, Blog entry, Audio podcast, Video weblog, Wikipedia article, and Social media page.
APA (6th ed.) Reference List & corresponding in-text citation
*Original source of these examples is from NTU Library blog.
BOOK – Basic format
Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of work. Location: Publisher.
Synder, C. H. (2003). The extraordinary chemistry of ordinary things (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
In-text citation: (Synder, 2003).
Heath, C., & Heath, D. (2010). Switch : How to change things when change is hard. New York: Broadway Books.
In-text citation: (Heath & Heath, 2010).
CHAPTER IN AN EDITED BOOK – Basic format
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.
Fenwick, P. (2000). Current methods of investigation in neuroscience. In M. Velmans (Ed.), Investigating phenomenal consciousness (19-32). Amsterdam: Benjamins.
In-text citation: (Fenwick, 2000).
JOURNAL ARTICLE – Basic format
Author, A. A., Author, B. B. & Author, C. C. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of journal, volume number(issue number), pages.
Swartling, D. J., & Morgan, C. (1998). Lemon cells revisited – the lemon powered calculator. Journal of Chemical Education, 75(2), 181-182.
In-text citation: (Swartling & Morgan, 1998).
If the article has more than seven authors, list the names of the first six authors followed by … and then the last author’s name in the reference entry
In-text citation: (Yonkers et al., 2001, p. 1859)
ARTICLE IN DAILY NEWSPAPER, WITH AUTHOR
Ee, S. (2014, January 9). Small car COE category sees premium dip. The Business Times, pp. 2.
In-text citation: (Ee, 2014).
ARTICLE IN A MAGAZINE, WITH AUTHOR
Cobb, C. E. (1993, June). Bangladesh : When the water comes. National Geographic, 118-134.
In-text citation: (Cobb, 1993).
BLOG ENTRY, WITH AUTHOR
Tao, T. [Terence]. (2010, April 21). Write in your own voice [Blog post]. Retrieved January 23, 2014 from http://terrytao.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/write-in-your-own-voice/
In-text citation: (Tao, 2010).
BBC. (2013, Dec 9). Discovery : Self-healing materials. BBC World Service Discovery. Podcast retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/discovery
In-text citation : (BBC, 2013).
VIDEO WEBLOG POST
ScienceOnline. (2006, November 24). Create a lemon battery [Video file]. Video posted to http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=CA&v=AY9qcDCFeVI
In-text citation : (ScienceOnline, 2006).
Lemon battery. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved January 24, 2014 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_battery
In-text citation : (“Lemon battery,” n.d.).
SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE
Day, F. [Felicia]. [ca. 2013]. Posts [Google+ page]. Retrieved January 23, 2013 from https://plus.google.com/+FeliciaDay/posts
In-text citation: (Day, 2013).
(2016, August 23). APA citation style – some examples [Blog post]. Retrieved January 19, 2018 from https://blogs.ntu.edu.sg/lib-science/infoskills/apa-citation-style-some-examples/
Elsevier enables subscribers and the general public to have free access to archived material in 108 Elsevier journals. This includes all Cell Press articles after 12 months via the Cell Press website. Articles featured in the archives are free for everyone to read and download and are made available after an embargo period.
Participating Journals (A-Z)
Tunku Azizah Knowledge Centre will held the following program:
Starting next week (13-27 March), we will accept reading materials as follows:-
- Used Academic book/textbook
- Used fiction/non-fiction book
- Old magazines/journals
- Children books
General guidelines for book exchange:
Rule of thumb:
If you wouldn’t buy it or give it to a friend, think twice about hand it over. Condition matters – if your items have any of the following issues, they usually won’t be accepted:
- Water damaged
- Damaged binding or pages
- Missing covers or pages
- Excessive writing, markings, or highlighting
- Cut out library treatments
All items will be filtered and assigned according to it’s genre. You may bring free trade coupon to get your new reads at Concourse Lobby on 28-30 March.
What is ORCiD
- ORCiD provides a standard unique author identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized
- ORCiD aims to prevent authorship confusion and protect your unique scholarly identity
Why do you need ORCiD?
- Distinguish yourself – Ensure that all your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you
- To raise UniKL Scholars/academicians profile and their research outputs
- To enhance UniKL research visibility (worldwide recognition) – in use by publishers, research funders, and universities across the world
- To assist in improving accumulation marks for research criteria assessments for Malaysia Research Assessment (MYRA), Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Ranking and University Web Impact Assessment (Webometric) in various ways
- Useful tool for the university as it tracks, evaluates and report research work
Here are the simple steps for the ORCID registration:
- Set ORCID profile to be accessible for public viewing
- Update current information in UniKL Research Portal
- Update your publication / Link to Scopus ID or Researcher ID
- Link your ORCID ID to the UniKL Researcher Portal
For those who have already had your ORCID ID, please ensure you have filled in all the required information i.e academic, education, funding and most importantly your publication works (if you have any). Don’t forget to link your ORCID id to the researcher portal so that your works will be evaluated and recognized by the university.
Kindly contact your Librarian or email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any assistance on ORCiD registration .