University of Toronto Libraries
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Periodicals/Serials: Items published on a regular basis (every day, week, monthly, several times a year etc). Examples: Newspapers, journals, magazines etc
Peer-reviewed article/Refeered article: Published in a peer-reviewed journal. The best kind of scholarly article. Peer-reviewed articles are reviewed by other scholars before they are published
Scholarly articles/Academic Articles: Published in a scholarly journal. Written by scholars on a scholarly topic. Note: All peer-reviewed articles are scholarly but not all scholarly articles are peer-reviewed. However, instructors sometimes use these words interchangeably. If you're not sure whether your instructor wants scholarly articles or peer-reviewed articles, ask your instructor.
Monographs: Academic quality books
Check out a book: Borrow a book
Circulation Desk: Desk where you check out library books and other material.
Reference Desk/Research Help Desk: Desk in the library where you can get help with your research assignments.
Liaison Librarian: There is a librarian assigned to each subject area. You can contact your subject librarian for help with your research assignments.
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Topics for Your Assignment
Below, there is a source for each topic. You may use these sources for your assignment. You must also use at least 4 other scholarly sources for a total of 5 sources, and you must provide a slide at the end of your presentation that lists all 5 sources in correct APA citation style.
1. The value of breadth requirements
Clough, G. W. (2008). WANTED: Well-Rounded Students Who Can Think. The Education Digest, 74(2), 58–62.
2. What is the connection between sleep and learning?
Gaultney, J. F. (2010). The prevalence of sleep disorders in college students: Impact on academic performance. Journal of American College Health, 59(2), 91-97.
3. Communication and team work for the 21rst century university and beyond
Hughes, R. L., & Jones, S. K. (2011). Developing and assessing college student teamwork skills. New Directions for Institutional Research, 2011(149), 53-64.
4. Improving motivation for success at university
5. Service learning and academic success
Bringle, R. G., & Steinberg, K. (2010). Educating for informed community involvement. American Journal of Community Psychology, 46(3), 428-441.
6. Procrastination and how to overcome it
Voge, D. (2007). Classroom resources for addressing procrastination. Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 23(2), 88.
7. Time management
Balduf, M. (2009). Underachievement among college students. Journal of Advanced Academics, 20(2), 274-294.
8. Cultural diversity and academic success
Guo, S., & Jamal, Z. (2007). Nurturing cultural diversity in higher education: A critical review of selected models. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 37(3), 27-49.
9. Learning styles and academic success
Komarraju, M., Karau, S. J., & Schmeck, R. R. (2009). Role of the big five personality traits in predicting college students' academic motivation and achievement. Learning and Individual Differences, 19(1), 47-52.
10. Accessibility and academic success
Parks, L., & Schule, K. (2009). Supporting students with disabilities in higher education. Michigan Academician, 39(1), 59.
11. Physical fitness and academic success
Siegel, D. (2006). Physical fitness and academic achievement. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 77(2), 9.
12. Value of study groups
Baer, J. (2003). Grouping and achievement in cooperative learning. College Teaching, 51(4), 169-174.