While I was working on my MFA, I taught English 101 and 102 to college students (plus a few upper-level creative writing courses and senior capstone projects). Though I decided to take a different path in my career once I earned my degree, I’ll always be grateful for the time I spent in those classrooms. I had only just graduated from college myself and was sometimes younger than some of my students, and it didn’t help that I wasn’t really “over” being an undergraduate student yet.
As a student, you might wonder why use libraries, if so much information you can access on the web for free. Here’s an answer: To find quality facts online is quite often too time-consuming. You can’t always know for sure who’s the author and therefore include him or her into the reference-list of your paper.
How often do you notice that students are dissatisfied or annoyed because of their educators? Was it because they were too strict or unfair? There is a long list of educators’ personality traits that irritate even the most patient students. However, you also know the old saying, “If you try to please all, you will please none.”
Currently it seems that “plagiarism” has become the new trend among many of the famous filmmakers, artists or writers. The moment their scenarios, films and books grow in popularity, the fans are confused by the fact that something they truly believed to have been created by their “favorite” was just another duplication. At the same time, there are many who would like to take advantage of someone else’s achievements.
If you’re a student, then you probably understand the iterative nature of your education. In college, courses within a major naturally progress from basics to more advanced topics, which is why there’s usually a sequence to what courses you take, as well as prerequisite courses that must be completed before the more advanced courses. The knowledge you gain in the earlier courses serves as a platform from which you launch into more advanced studies.
Pop quiz: What is one of the biggest problems that e-learning courses face? It might shock you to hear that it’s plagiarism. According to a May 5, 2015 article on iSpring, “A recent study of academic journal articles revealed that more than 68% of articles researchers surveyed qualified as plagiarized.” Though plagiarism is quickly spreading, those hardest hit are often the e-learning sites, like Coursera. So why the sudden boom in copied work?
You as a student might be eager to learn how to make your studying better. Good studying results directly depend on how productive you can be. Human beings are not able to perform functions immediately at the drop of a hat. It’s vitally important not to be sleepy, hungry or exhausted. If you aren’t productive, then it’s time for a change!
Have you run out of ideas on how to teach your students? It happens. You know that it’s practically impossible to stay creative and full of ideas when you have thousands of tasks to do – creativity is possible when you have time to think everything over.