Canvas is replacing D2L as PSU’s learning management system. Starting Jan. 3, you’ll use Canvas to access your courses. Continue reading Canvas replaces D2L starting Winter Term
by Claire Golden I’ve worked as a tutor at PSU’s Learning Center since last fall. Last term, when everything started getting serious with the COVID-19 pandemic, we switched to online tutoring. Socially distancing isn’t really an option for tutoring, because you have to get close to the student to see what they’re working on. So I’m extremely lucky to have the ability to work remotely … Continue reading What’s Up With Online Tutoring?
By Claire Golden This is my last term of college, and my classes are different than usual. This term, I’m taking my senior capstone and my last four University Studies credits…which is how I ended up in a Japanese Manga class. First of all, it’s a four-week class, which I’ve never done before. And it’s no joke! We have the same amount of content, but … Continue reading A “Swan” Summer
By Claire Golden Life has been overwhelming lately, to say the least. It seems like I go from a news article about the COVID-19 pandemic to a coverage of protests in Portland. More than anything, I’m overwhelmed with the feeling of helplessness. I want to help the Black Lives Matter cause. But how can I do that from home? For anyone else who feels this … Continue reading Showing Solidarity From Home
By Claire Golden How are you all doing with the adjustment to remote learning? As we start our fifth week of the most unusual spring term in memory, I know a lot of us are having a difficult time. I find myself more grateful than ever for my homeschool education, which means that I’m used to learning like this. Here are some tips I’ve learned … Continue reading Tips for Remote Learning from a Former Homeschooler
by Claire Golden College homework is no joke. When you get hit with your first five-page essay with an annotated bibliography, you may feel like curling up in a blanket and imitating a burrito for the next four years. But I’m here to tell you that not only are college assignments survivable, they don’t have to take forever! These are five sources I wish I … Continue reading Five Online Resources to Help You Sail Through PSU
by Claire Golden Today marks my 10th week of working in the PSU Learning Center, and I can say without hesitation that it’s the best job I’ve ever had. If you haven’t heard of the Learning Center, check it out! It’s a free service for PSU students and offers academic coaching and tutoring in nearly all subjects. You can visit on the second floor of … Continue reading The Other Side of the Tutoring Table