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Study Skills Help

Posted on 7 January 2013 | 3:54 pm — 

Start your semester off right with some great resources available from the College of Charleston Center for Student Learning. Visit http://csl.cofc.edu/study-skills/online-library.php for the Online Study Skills Library.

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image from CofC media library.

How the world views the U.S. elections

Posted on 6 November 2012 | 6:52 pm — 

Interesting opinions from around the world.

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/world/intl-elections/index.html

Traffic Heavy TODAY, 10/16/2012

Posted on 16 October 2012 | 2:02 pm — 

Vice President Joe Biden is expected to move by motorcade from the Charleston International Airport/Charleston Air Force Base to the McAlister Funeral Home on Savannah Highway to attend visitation services for Senator Fritz Holling’s wife Peatsy, who passed away Sunday. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m.

Traffic is expected to be delayed while the motorcade moves from the airport to West Ashley during the afternoon rush hour window. Biden is not expected to stay long.

Get real specific with Google’s Verbatim

Posted on 22 August 2012 | 3:44 pm — 

Google’s Verbatim search tool was introduced last November, but somehow, I missed it. The best explanation I have found is on The Huffington Post.

Simply put, it allows you to search the EXACT word you want to search, by-passing Google’s algorithmic guesses about what you really might have meant to search (“did you mean…?”). If you’ve ever been looking for an “oddly” spelled word, you know how frustrating it can be to get past Google’s substitutions.

After conducting a search, look for the tool on the left of the screen, under “show search tools.”  Keep scrolling on the left and you will see verbatim.

No Internet Access July 20-22

Posted on 17 July 2012 | 2:37 pm — 

All College of Charleston systems will experience an interruption in service during the weekend of July 20 – 22 for system upgrades! 

This affects access to OAKS, email, and the Internet while you are on campus.

Why the shelves?

Posted on 27 June 2012 | 2:21 pm — 

We anticipate filling these shelves with more real books!! Shelves have been installed in what was previously a “virtual” library at the  North Campus in anticipation of  supporting the proposed Bachelor of Professional Studies Program (pending approval). To learn more about the proposed BPS, visit http://north.cofc.edu/undergrad/bps.php

Art + Science

Posted on 12 June 2012 | 12:46 pm — 

Read about the necessary pairing of Art + Science in a collaborative effort called Stem to Steam.

 

Crafting a Perfect Cover Letter

Posted on 6 April 2012 | 12:28 pm — 

from Wired Magazine…

A cover letter gives you, the applicant, an opportunity to write as you would speak professionally, and take slight creative license in expressing your validity as the newest employee of the company of your dreams.

Strategies http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Craft_the_Perfect_Cover_Letter

 

image source:  http://theemployable.com/2012/01/30/theemployables-top-tips-for-panel-interviews/

Apps for iPads & iPhones

Posted on 9 February 2012 | 1:01 pm — 

Keeping up with information is always a challenge. There are three newsreader apps for your mobile device  that I am curious about –Google Currents, Flipboard and Zite.

Do you use one? Which do you prefer? Please vote!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDlJdk5xTG9FQV92SjcxOUo4SEx4Nnc6MQ

Follow this link for a comparison of all three.

 

 

 

Project from your iPhone

Posted on 13 January 2012 | 2:39 pm — 

Want to project images on a wall from your iPhone? Absolutely, YES!

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This small device allows you to do it. Right now, it’s a separate device, but it would be great if it becomes an iPhone feature in the near near future. Does anyone know if there’a an app for that?

(Thanks Clayton Nagy for finding this article).

http://technabob.com/blog/2011/11/19/iphone-pocket-projector-brookstone/