P.S. If you haven't heard, the NSSLHA Newsletter is hot off the press! Pick one up by the COMD Front Desk ASAP!
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Just a few announcements and reminders~
- Don't forget that you can begin paying for Winter 2007 tuition! Late fees for continuing students begin November 13! The Fee Analysis form is available here, or forms are available next to the drop box by the Cashier's Office.
- Beginning Fall 2006, CSULA increased health fees $15 (but forgot to add it in the Fee Analysis). Don't forget to pay ASAP to avoid being dropped from your classes!
- Visit the NSSLHA Snack Closet! A variety of snacks, candies, and drinks are available for a student discount price. Check back often as there are always new additions. Just drop your cash in Locker #23...and it's ok to tell NSSLHA to "keep the change!" :)
- We are still open for Fall 2006 membership enrollment (or the entire academic year). Please see any of the NSSLHA officers and/or attend the next monthly meeting in November!
- Need a blue book, scantron, or $150 textbook voucher (if you qualify)? Visit ASI in the King Hall D-Wing! You must be a CSULA student with a current school ID to obtain any of the following services.
- · $150 for Textbooks (Applications are avaliable NOW)
- · Free Scantrons and Blue Books
- · Discounted Movie Tickets
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
What do you need to do to get all A's?
For those of you who are in the undergraduate classes, you may notice that enrollment has increased as much as 30%! Unfortunately, that translates to fiercer competition. There really are no new tricks; just reminders to not procrastinate when studying for exams and completing projects and to immediately seek clarification of topics. If you are not comfortable asking a question in class or during office hours, remember that most of your professors are easily accessible via e-mail. Take advantage of the assistance that is offered, such as the Phonetics discussion conducted by one of our top grad students!
As for graduate students, time management is incredibly important…especially when you should study, study, study! In addition, try new study techniques:
· Audio-record lectures. It can be challenging capturing all pertinent notes the first time around. Recording lectures is a surefire way of capturing all the notes missed in lecture when you listen to them again! It is obviously time-consuming but for some classes, it can be well worth the time.
· Flashcards and other visual guides. You may be surprised at how much of a visual learner you actually are. Use colored pens and highlighters when you create flashcards and visual study guides (e.g., flowcharts, diagrams, tables).
· Join a study group. Sometimes hearing a fellow classmate re-explain a concept makes it more understandable and more impressionable (hence, making recall a bit easier during the exam).
· Create mnemonics. Mnemonics Neatly Eliminate Man's Only Nemesis - Insufficient Cerebral Storage. ;) Need we say more?
· Ask questions in class. It really is true that if you are wondering about something at least three others are too. Be the brave one who actually asks!
Having said all that, do not lose sight of your education – it is not all about getting A’s anymore. A solid “B” is just as valuable if you have worked hard, understood the material, and did your best. In the long run, the most important thing is that you learn. (We know, it sounds cheesy, but it's just the truth!)
Aim for the “A,” but give yourself some leeway if you don’t always get the “A.”
Lastly, don’t forget to celebrate your achievements during and at the end of the quarter! Sometimes rewarding yourself even with something small and simple is just what you need to keep you going!
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Keep your eyes open for our monthly newsletter next week!
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Thank you to all of those who made it to our first meeting of the year! We were extremely excited to see many new faces in addition to our faithful members. We hope to see even more people in our next meeting!
Many thanks to Dr. Ivory from our Audiology Department for updating students on the present situation with Audiology programs in the
Because of this transition, many Audiology programs will no longer be accredited, including the majority of programs in
, San Francisco (UCSF) – San Francisco State University (SFSU) joint program Universityof California
- Contact Marcia Raggio, Ph.D. at (415) 338-7653
Universityof California, Los Angeles(UCLA) – , Northridge (CSUN) California State University
- Contact Steve Sinclair, Ph.D. at (818) 677-2852
Please be advised that these two programs are currently in discussion; there is no prospective date yet for when the programs will be accredited to grant doctoral degrees.
What should a student interested in Audiology do?
Either program at UCSF/SFSU or UCLA/CSUN may accept applicants for Fall 2007. Prospective students should contact the program directors to ask when they will begin accepting applications. Be aware that the date anticipated may change so frequently check back with the school.
Alternatively, you may consider looking into other programs located out of state. Competition is fierce in (overpopulated)
Although programs in rural areas may not be as appealing as sunny
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
NSSLHA at CSULA invites you to our first meeting of the school year!
Please join us on Monday, October 9, in King Hall B-111 during the X-hour (6:20 - 7:15 P.M.). As always, we will have X-hour snacks beginning at 6:06 P.M.
For the first time in NSSLHA history, we will have an exclusive question and answer night. Guest answerers include our second year graduate students who are eager to dispel any myths and calm all nerves. Guest questioners include you! Come find out the *real deal* behind getting into graduate school! Come ask about ANY undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate class (or professor). Or just come shoot the breeze with us!
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and hope you enjoy our exclusive forum held by and for you!
What is the best way to contact my advisor?
The best method of communication varies among professors so don't be afraid to ask your advisor what the preferred method is. For some (i.e., Dr. Flint, Dr. Manasse, Dr. Peterson), E-mail is usually the quickest way to receive a response. For others (i.e., Dr. Klein), speaking in person is preferred. Our e-mailing professors generally respond within 24 hours.
If you are sending an especially important/time-sensitive E-mail, don't hesitate to add a "read receipt" or ask for confirmation via E-mail! There have been times when E-mails sent to our professors are not received (no fault of theirs; strictly a faulty CSULA network server) so make sure you follow up for important issues! If at all possible, avoid following up at the last second.
Alternatively, the COMD front desk has an appointment book where you can reserve a meeting time with your advisor, sans Dr. Klein. Please set up a time with Dr. Klein in person.
Do you have a question that you would like answered? Leave us a “comment” with your question, and we will answer it! This is truly a genuine scenario of “there are no stupid questions” so ask away! Your questions can be “anonymous” (just don’t put in your real name where it asks for your name).