How to Write Excellent Graduate-Level Papers

How to write an excellent graduate-level paper
“How to Write Excellent Graduate-Level Papers” brought to you by the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) at UNE. Becoming a better writer – the process Breaking a writing project down into phases helps with motivation as well as managing your time and workload effectively. The phases of the process – prewriting, drafting, revision, and editing – are described below. Each step allows you to focus your energy in a particular way, with it all adding up to a more thoughtful, clear piece of writing. The phases don’t have to be done in a set, linear order, if that’s not effective for you. If you like to write some rough draft paragraphs first, then go back and do a post-draft outline…

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Faculty Spotlight: Lori Rand, Writing Specialist

Lori Rand, Writing Specialist at the Student Academic Success Center (SASC)
Lori Rand is the Online Writing Specialist for the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) based here on the Portland Campus. Recently, we sat down and discussed a typical day for her, how she provides writing consultation for UNE students, and what she has found to be the most helpful for developing effective graduate-level writing skills. What does a typical day look like for you? I don’t really have a typical day! Within our online CGPS (College of Graduate and Professional Studies) student population, many – if not most – of our students work full time. This means we maintain an appointment schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Two part-time, professional writing consultants, Mary Katherine and James, also help cover these…

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Resource Spotlight: Student Academic Success Center (SASC)

Lori Rand, Online Writing Specialist (left) and Henri Moser Online Learning Specialist (right)
The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) at UNE is a tutoring resource for UNE students, online and on-ground alike. Brenda Edmands, Coordinator of SASC on the Portland Campus and for the online programs, shares how SASC follows the best practices of academic support, and how they work toward fulfilling their mission of helping students become successful, independent, lifelong learners. Can you give me an overview of what SASC is, and what you offer to our online students? Sure! SASC stands for the Student Academic Success Center, and we serve both on-campus and online students. On the Portland Campus, in addition to staff who focus on supporting the Portland Campus students, who are primarily enrolled in graduate-level programs in the…

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Articles We've Been Reading - 7/20/17

Resource Articles
Every once in awhile we like to curate some of the resources and articles that have interested us these last couple weeks for your reading pleasure. The opinions expressed in these resources don’t always reflect our own. Rather, we share them because we think they compel conversation, which we’re happy to have with our readers in the comments field below.  The History of the Future of Intelligent Machines – HackEducation Ongoing – by Audrey Watters An ongoing curation of articles and news regarding the development of robotics and artificial intelligence, from the perspective of someone who writes about education for a living. Often addresses automation and its potential effect on industry/education. Turning your iPhone’s Camera into an Assistive Device –…

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UNE Online's 2017 Portland, ME City Guide & Map

City Guide UNE Graduation 2017
So, you’re in Portland for a weekend…YAY!! With so much to offer and not a lot of time, we put together this Portland Maine City Guide of our top recommendations for you to ensure you soak up the best of what Greater Portland has to offer. Other than visiting our campus, of course! We’ve also created a handy printable map and guide for our downtown recommendations to make it easier for you to navigate our beautiful city. And, we suggest making restaurant reservations in advance where available, as Portland’s restaurant scene is HAPPENING. Don’t miss our team’s MUST DO/SEE/EAT/DRINK recommendations, listed below the map. Maybe you’ll need to extend your stay after reading! Check out our team page! Maybe

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