Academic Coaching Blog

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Do you ever feel stuck on how to ask questions during lectures? Have you felt nervous about how to create a question because you are very confused?  

Being confused is an opportunity to ask questions so your instructors can support your understanding. Here, I will outline Bloom’s Taxonomy and how to use it to formulate questions.  

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Points to Look for:

  • Motivation (Extrinsic & Intrinsic)
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Metacognition


Quite recently, I found myself playing a video game called…

two students studying with a laptop

Are you tired of studying? Are you spending more time playing video games like Escape from Tarkov, Overwatch, Fortnite, Candy Crush, and Among Us? Well, games provide us with something that studying alone does not do—excite us to keep playing! We get excited to beat a level and move onto the next one. We feel accomplishment by defeating the big boss at the end level within a chapter or world. We go out of our way…

student studying

Do your eyes feel tired? Do they feel dry? Have you struggled to keep your eyes open during online courses? In our current situation (history in the making), screen fatigue is a side effect to our remote learning environment. While we used to take pleasure in binge-watching our favorite shows on TV or scrolling endlessly through social media, we now attend synchronous courses and complete all asynchronous assignments on our…

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  1. Use google calendar to keep track of your meeting times
  • If your courses are using webex, you will receive a link to use for each of your meetings.
  • To keep track of these links, try making an event for when you have to attend class, a tutoring session, etc. and pasting the link under the description of the…