College can be overwhelming for some students and can be challenging to adapt to. Here is some helpful tips supporting your needs at college to make it a safer environment for you!
10 things on how to start off College right!
Being on time for class/school. – Be reliable and responsible for your classes.
Improve on your work – take good and bad feedback, you can always learn from your mistakes.
Know where your classes are – know the location and room number of your classes.
Don’t plagiarize – cite or reference your work and make sure your work isn’t someone else’s.
Don’t procrastinate – leaving assignments last minute
Stay organized – make sure your file structure is organized
Show interest – be grateful for your education, some people don’t have the opportunity.
Make sure you got the right tools and supplies – binders, usb drives, external hard drives, laptop or PC, notebooks, pens and pencils etc.
Make friends – with fellow students in class or other programs also Instructors.
Be yourself – just don’t impersonate anyone, everyone is unique on their own way. I would suggest being yourself is a better way to present yourself.
How to become more professional while attending College!
Be on time or ahead for classes and meetings.
Act as a reliable student with time and management – Know your times and days for classes. (Use google calendar)
Be respectful for everyone in college: Students, Instructors, Employees, Visitors etc.
Pay attention in class – put your cell phone on silent (keep phone on silent or turn it off), make eye contact – show your listening and understanding the information the Instructor is providing you with.
Ask for help, It can draw a lot of unwanted attention towards a student while asking for help but just don’t suffer in silence (sos).
Come to class prepared – Be on time, have your laptop/computer on you and be ready to take notes – if they are helpful for you.
How Assiniboine Community College can help you improve your learning skills
Assiniboine Community College has a lot of supports such as the learning curve centre. The learning curve supports you with:
Academic Needs: The learning curve supports you with college work! heres how.
Learning strategies – Good note taking, organizing your work, setting goals and also helping with test preparation for test anxiety. They are also helpful with memory techniques and assisting you on finding out your learning style to help you shape yourself into a great student.
Writing Assignments – Researching and Planning, Developing thesis statements and also with editing and proofreading. Learning curve also helps with many math courses and any program studies.
Computer Skills – They help get familiar with a computer and Microsoft applications.
The Interactive Media Arts program at Assiniboine Community College is a wonderful program for those looking to expand their horizons and make a name for themselves in the interactive media business. From audio editing and media writing to video editing and graphic design, the Interactive Media Arts program provides students with the vital skills that they’ll need if they want to become successful moving forward in an electronic media career.
The future of business is online, so the IMA program is the perfect way to secure an important set of skills in order to give yourself a prosperous future. Throughout the course you will learn essential skills such as writing professional emails, filling out incident reports, and creating an in depth resume to help you secure jobs in the future. You also learn job specific skills such as video editing and capturing, audio editing and capturing, website design standards and coding, and understanding as well as making art. The skills you are taught are industry standard skills and will prove to be very useful assets to anybody looking for a future job in interactive media.
Throughout the course you will also learn how to use industry standard tools and programs to create your online media such as, but not limited to:
Adobe Photoshop – used for professionally editing visual digital media using various tools to achieve the desired outcome when making flyers, posters, advertisements, various other marketing materials, and essentially any other content that could use a touch up. Photoshop is useful for miniscule edits to make your media more appealing as well as large scale projects where you create your own masterpiece.
Adobe Illustrator – useful for creating your own assets and designs for anything ranging from icons and logos to full on works of art. If you are particularly fond of creating your own personalized art in a digital medium it is one of the best tools that you can have in your repertoire.
Adobe InDesign – InDesign is a perfect tool if you want to design a layout for an article or other form of print or online text, it does one job, but it does it very well.
Sublime Text – it is one of many tools used for website design and coding, allowing the user to input their code and test it out online, it doesn’t do anything special, but it is a very useful program nonetheless.
Adobe Premiere Pro – an extremely useful tool for video editing that provides you with everything that you need to create an amazing video masterpiece. Premiere Pro allows the user to cut, combine, add effects to your videos, and export your videos to a whole bunch of different formats.
The IMA program is a fun and informative way to gain knowledge on different media making techniques and strategies and I would highly recommend it to anybody looking to get into a job in anything related to interactive media.
Music Production Suite for Beginners – On a Budget
To be involved in music production is a daunting task, and the choices involved will cost a fortune. The first thing to worry about is the gear you will be picking. So this will determine the budget. For this tutorial we will go over a recording kit for a solo artist. In my home I use the Apex 435B, I think this is perfect for vocal recordings, if you have a filter or a soundproof room it makes it the better. Opting for the USB input mic is not an option if you need high fidelity, so I use the Scarlet i2 interface, it has 2 XLR Inputs. It can cost between $149-240. If you have interest in doing MIDI work, I would recommend the Akai mini pad controller for only the reason that it is great for beginners and it’s portable. It is $129.Read More →
The use of Google Classroom has made education more convenient than ever. It wasn’t that long ago when I attended classes where the professor would use actual chalk on an olden days object known as a “chalkboard” and used it to write down important notes. Google’s Apps for Education is a series of applications designed for schools to help them communicate with their students…and it is quite helpful.