Indie concert: Arms & Sleepers, American Royalty and Gianni Paci
Arms & Sleepers is an electronic duo from Boston. American Royalty is a psych-pop trio from Brooklyn. Guitarist Gianni Paci is a recent graduate of New York University and is influenced by Buddy Holly and The Beatles. Performer Magazine recently featured him on its cover. $5 at the door; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-4581.
Location: Lounge, Hewitt Union
Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Theatre performance: "Young Frankenstein"
$15 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking in front of Culkin Hall and in lot E-18 east of Culkin. 312-2141. www.oswego.edu/arts
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Baseball vs. Plattsburgh
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Baseball Field
Friday, April 25, 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Men's Golf Spring Tournament
Location: Oswego, NY - Oswego Country Club
Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Reunion Weekend 2014
More information: alumni.oswego.edu/reunion
Location: SUNY Oswego, New York 104, Oswego, NY, United States
Thursday, June 5, noon - noon
- empowers you intellectually to be a better person
- helps you meet goals you have set for yourself
- makes you into an expert among experts
- gets good grades.
Principles of Good Learning
The learning we expect at SUNY Oswego entails the active construction or building of knowledge using information from a wide variety of sources. Scardamalia and Bereiter (1991) call this “knowledge transformation” as distinct from “knowledge telling.”
A weak learner will read a source and, when asked to report what they read, be happy with “telling” what they think the source said, often just repeating the pieces of the source they happen to remember.
A good learner will read a source and not be done until they can “transform” what was read into a piece of their own growing knowledge base. Asked to report on what they read, a good learner will talk about what was learned, “transforming” what the source said rather than just repeating it.
In the academic setting, you are expected to present or communicate your new knowledge through exams, papers, and other means. One can argue that you haven’t really learned unless you can communicate or demonstrate your new knowledge.
It follows that in most cases your presentation will be graded. The first thing your professors will look for is evidence that you have learned. If your assignment is independent in nature—a research paper for instance—your professors will also look for an explanation of how you have learned.
Your presentation should answer two questions:
- What do you know?
- How do you know that?
Each discipline (e.g. anthropology, chemistry, music, zoology) in which you work can be seen as a community of experts operating under a set of both informal and formal rules or conventions that govern research and practice in the discipline.
These conventions may include definition of the phenomena to be studied, the special vocabulary for the discipline, accepted methods for research, the core literature or bibliography for the field, and the format and style for communication of knowledge among the members in that discipline.
These conventions include specific, formal ways to use information from others in your own writing and to give credit to those who have helped you.
Following these rules will:
- Give you powerful ways to answer the two questions about what you know and how you learned it.
- Identify you as a member of the discipline.
- Highlight your personal contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field.
The Big Picture
- If you pursue your college studies with these principles in mind you will get more out your courses, get the best grades that you are capable of, and even get more enjoyment and satisfaction from your studies
- At this point it should also be evident that plagiarism (the use of others work without giving credit) is an offense that strikes at the very heart of a college education.
Plagiarism keeps you from learning, turns your presentation of what and how you know into a lie, and places you outside of the community you are spending a lot of time, effort and money to become a member of.
Scardamalia, M. & Bereiter, C. (1991) Literate Expertise. In K. A. Ericsson & J. Smith (Eds.), Toward a general theory of expertise: Prospects and limits (pp. 172-194). New York: Cambridge UP.