PRC advertised in Brief


The Peer Research Consultants are in the Brief this week:
http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/faculty-staff/brief/UR_CONTENT_271589.html

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PRCs advertised on LCP

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Writing a Paper? Try These 7 Research Tips

February 10, 2010 05:39 PM ET | Lynn F. Jacobs, Jeremy S. Hyman
http://www.usnews.com/blogs/professors-guide/2010/02/10/writing-a-paper-try-these-7-research-tips.html

"Once in a while you get hit with it: the 15- to 25-page research paper, also called the term paper or semester project. This is your chance to join the community of the 20 percent or so of college professors who are actually doing research. How do they do it? And how can you? Have a look at our seven best tips for doing research like a professor:"

1. Start from where you are.
2. Think E.
3. Discover WorldCat.
4. Learn the shortcuts.
5. Use the resources that live and breathe.
6. Learn about ILL.
7. Look for "gateway" sources.

PRCs on University Honors Weekly Email

On Undergraduate MyU

Have you seen us on the Portal?

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Are you a Fan?

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PRCs Open Houses

PRC Open Houses
Come and meet the Peer Research Consultants and talk to Jody Gray and Kate Peterson about this program at this open house.  Please encourage all staff to stop by.
When: February 22, 2009 12:30pm-1:30pm
Where: Wilson Library S30A


When: March 1, 2010 12:30pm-1:30pm
Where: Appleby 169


The Peer Research Consultants (PRC) program's goal is to support FYW students as they do library research and find sources to use in their writing. The PRCs build on skills learned in the Unravel the Library workshops.

New for spring:
  • Evening drop-in hours available Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with daily drop-in hours Monday-Friday in Wilson Library, Walter Library, and Appleby Hall (Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence).
  • Students can get a certificate to show they have worked with the PRCs. This can be useful for giving points or extra credit.
  • The PRCs are available for class visits and/or we can send you fliers for class distribution.
How many students were seen in fall?
  • The PRCs met with over 60 students in fall semester-this exceeded our estimates for this new program.
  • Over 60% of students were in WRIT 1301 and 3% from WRIT 1201
  • In general, students met with PRCs for over 30 minutes for in-depth guidance
What did students have to say about the PRCs?
Here are some quotes from students this fall:
  • "She was very helpful when I was looking for specific information on the library website. She explained the website very well and gave excellent tips!"
  • "He was very helpful in  helping me figure out what I wanted to write my paper on and where I could find the sources. Afterwards I was able to understand my paper."
  • "Approachable advising that assisted me with furthering my research goals; very useful."
How do students find out about the PRCs?
  • Over 50% of the students heard about the program from FYW instructors.
For more information visit: http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/prc. The PRCs are also linked from the Undergraduate Virtual Library (http://www.lib.umn.edu/undergrad/).

Cram Slam

Stressed out over finals?
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Study with us at Cram Slam!

Peer Research Consultants and tutors available!

Saturday December 12, 2009

9:00am-1:00pm in 140 Appleby Hall (Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence)
1:00pm-5:00pm in Walter Library 101

Free Food!

In partnership with MCAE and the SMART Learning Commons

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As the semester winds down...

As the semester winds down, the pace really picks up. The program has been a complete success in its first semester and the promotion of the program has a had a profound impact on the number of students coming in. This will be my last entry for this semester. I hope everyone enjoyed my blog of the semester for the launch of the PRC program and I will see you next semester!!

PRCs at Cram Slam

PRCs will be offering walk-in hours on Saturday, December 12, 2009 on East Bank.
More information soon...