It’s almost July, and that means the prime season for Seattle’s amazing summer outdoor scene is almost upon us! Of course, the sunshine, warm weather, and long days are great for outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, cycling, rock-climbing, and camping. But even for those days when you need to recover between trips to the rivers and mountains, there’s plenty to do.
One of our favorites is Shakespeare in the Park! (We do, after all, work at a college!) This summer, you can see the plays Henry the IV Part 1, As You Like It, The Two Noble Kinsmen, and Much Ado About Nothing at parks around the Seattle metro area.
If you prefer your theater short and sweet, you can also catch reduced-length versions of Macbeth and The Two Gentlemen of Verona as part of GreenStage’s Backyard Bard series. These shows are about 45 minutes long.
If you’d like help picking a play or getting directions to any of the locations, come to the International Education offices and we’ll be happy to provide assistance!
Editor: Cory Anthony, Manager of Study Abroad, Shoreline Community College
International Education will close at 12 p.m. on Fridays for public and student services from June 15th to September 4th, 2015. We will be back to the regular schedule on September 7th. During summer quarter, here are our hours of operation:
Monday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.& 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday:8 a.m.-12 p.m.& 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday:8 a.m.-12 p.m.& 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.& 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Please check other departments for their hours of operation during summer quarter.
Studying at Shoreline is not hard, but might get tricky without effective studying method. Since the first day I began my academic life here, I tried to look for a good way to improve my class experience. Fortunately, I found this Cornell method, which was created in the 1950s by Walter Pauk, an education professor at Cornell University for students to take notes and use them to review for quizzes or exams.
I believe this is a fun and effective way to enhance your academic experience and I would love to share it with you.
The template for Cornell Method is simple:
- The header will contain date, time, class name and chapter/lesson number.
- The body will be divided into two columns.
- The footer will contain the summary.
It should look like this:
Here is an actual example of my note from International Studies class:
How to do?
At the beginning of class, make sure to write date and chapter/lesson
During class: The right column in the body is where you write your notes during class. Remember to make your notes as short and visualized as possible, combining with charts and graphs with you can to make it easier to recall the lesson.
After class: write keywords and create questions on the left column of the body. Then try to summarize your lesson in the bottom footer.
(Example of left column)
(Example of footer)
Prepare for quiz/exam: all you need to do is to cover the right column and review your lesson based on the question on the left column.
This note-taking method can be applied to any subjects. It is an easy, organized, effective and even a fun way to enhance your classroom experience. Hope you would find this useful!
Writer: Dung Cao, International Student at Shoreline Community College
3 Things You Can Do With Your go.shoreline.edu Email
As a student at Shoreline, you are provided with an email from our school. Besides sending and receiving emails to or from your teachers, do you know that your Shoreline email is more helpful than you think?
- Unlimited Google Drive Storage
Your Shoreline email is a type of email. Therefore, it can be logged in through gmail.com and it comes with all functions of Google apps such as Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Photos and etc. With your go.shoreline.edu email, you are given unlimited storage on Google Drive without having to pay any fees. Therefore, you can take advantage of this function to store your important documents or large files here as they will stay there safely. For more information, please visit drive.google.com.
2. Getting Microsoft Office for free
With your Shoreline email, you can download and install Microsoft Office for free of charge on your personal computers (up to 5). The package includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote. Other benefits can include using Microsoft Office Mobile apps on iOS and Android for free and using OneDrive for Business for cloud storage. To install, you can visit aka.ms/getoffice and log in with your Shoreline email and password. Then you can follow the instructions from the website to get your benefits. For more information, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/tss/office-365.aspx
If you are taking English 102, or if you you are going to, you may feel worried about your upcoming research papers. There
is going to be a lot of citations and notes you have to manage and keep track. With NoodleTools, you will be able to format and organize your citations onto a Works Cited list and easily export it as a Word document. Also, NoodleTools has many useful features such as saving your notecards, creating outline and drafting your essay on GoogleDocs, etc,. All it takes is a free registration for a NoodleTools account with your Shoreline email. For more information and instructions, please visit http://shoreline.libguides.com/noodletools
Writer: Dung Cao, International Student at Shoreline