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This Habit of Mind is all about keeping an open mind and adapting to new knowledge. Apply your prior knowledge. Ask questions. Problem solve. Think critically. Be a flexible thinker.
Click on a video to watch it on YouTube.
Guidelines for creating an academic journal, including
- Action Plans
This resource is available as a PDF, and as a Word document.
Check out the following Ted Talk:
Benefits of a study group include improving your understanding and increasing your confidence.
The Study Group guide, with tips on forming a study group, how to use a study group, and how to solve common study group problems, is available as a PDF, and as a Word document.
Do you need help with memory? Check out our Memory Tool for a memory quiz, as well as tips to improve your memory.
This resource is availabe as a PDF, and as a Word document.
Preparing for your tests is important. We've created two guides to help you prepare for your tests. One is to help you figure out your test preparation strategies. The second will help you determine if your strategies worked, and will help you determine what you can change for your future tests.
The Test Preparation Strategy Guide is available as a PDF and as a Word document.
The Test Preparation Follow Up is available as a PDF and as a Word document.
The Bakersfield College library offers Research Workshops throughout the semester. Workshop topics include:
- Research Strategies: Tips for developing a research topic, including how to do subject and keyword searches.
- Finding Books: The basics of effectively searching for books, e-books and other library materials, and an overview of the features of the library catalog.
- Finding Periodical Articles Online: An overview of Gale Expanded Academic ASAP and EBSCOhost including how to locate scholarly articles and narrow a search to get more relevant information - a must for anyone doing a research paper.
- Beyond Basic Google Searching: A workshop focusing on advanced techniques in Google and other subject directories to find sources appropriate for academic research.
- Ethics in Research: Examines the legal and ethical issues of information use, including plagiarism, documentation of sources, and copyright.
- Internet Evaluation: A review of the five simple steps that can be used to determine the reliability of information found on the web--essential for anyone who intends to use the Internet for research purposes.
- Evaluating Print Sources: How to use Contemporary Authors, Book Review Digest, and Magazines for Libraries to validate the quality of print sources.
Workshops are first come, first serve. Visit the Library homepage or InsideBC (student tab) for dates and times.