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Friday Enrichment

Friday enrichment time includes important skills and computer science enrichment not found in typical courses, such as study skills, guest speakers, and extra computer science activities.

Summer Bridge


The summer bridge week (July 29 - August 2) focused on four main threads: 
  • Effective Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Professionalism
  • Introduction to Computer Science
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9/13/2013: Review of the mission statement and commitments; why are they important?  269k v. 2 Sep 13, 2013, 2:28 PM Sathya Narayanan
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9/13/2013: Writing a self-description suitable for a website, revision, revision, revision.  265k v. 2 Sep 13, 2013, 2:29 PM Sathya Narayanan
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8/23/2013 : Study skills, time management, and mindfulness: "When you are doing something, *really* do it." Taken from Part 1 and 2 of Cal Newport's Straight-A book.  4072k v. 4 Aug 30, 2013, 10:52 AM Sathya Narayanan
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8/30/2013 : Manage modern distractions. Can you really multitask?  1938k v. 3 Aug 30, 2013, 10:49 AM Sathya Narayanan
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8/30/2013: A short book excerpt that shows great expansion on a single idea.  149k v. 2 Sep 6, 2013, 6:40 PM Sathya Narayanan
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9/6/2013: Do you really know what makes a random number?  1141k v. 2 Sep 6, 2013, 6:40 PM Sathya Narayanan
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Two books that inspire critical inquiry and innovation.  5063k v. 3 Aug 30, 2013, 10:44 AM Sathya Narayanan
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Email tips for corresponding professionally with professors, staff, and future employers.  574k v. 3 Aug 30, 2013, 10:44 AM Sathya Narayanan
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CSIT-In-3 students have seven commitments that guide them: self-motivation, embracing the potential for failure, time on task, being accountable, cooperation, expecting more, and communicating clearly.  161k v. 3 Aug 30, 2013, 10:44 AM Sathya Narayanan
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All about financial aid, loans, interest, scholarships, and ways to save.  419k v. 3 Aug 30, 2013, 10:44 AM Sathya Narayanan
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The first presentation: an introduction to the program and its faculty and staff.  273k v. 3 Aug 30, 2013, 10:44 AM Sathya Narayanan
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Some great names in computer science: Turing and Shannon.  1949k v. 3 Aug 30, 2013, 10:44 AM Sathya Narayanan
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Practice in insightful problem solving and analysis.  197k v. 3 Aug 30, 2013, 10:44 AM Sathya Narayanan
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Professionalism: what does it mean, will it get you the job, and how can you show it? One way to communicate professionalism is though writing.  466k v. 3 Aug 30, 2013, 10:44 AM Sathya Narayanan
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Introduction to the Picobot activity. Let's make Picobot travel around an empty room!  1198k v. 3 Aug 30, 2013, 10:44 AM Sathya Narayanan
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How do all the courses in the CSIT-In-3 schedule fit into making each student a well-rounded computer scientist?  11440k v. 3 Aug 30, 2013, 10:45 AM Sathya Narayanan
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Revision of the professional emails sent earlier.  341k v. 3 Aug 30, 2013, 10:44 AM Sathya Narayanan
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The importance of written communication, when to use written communication, and the role the receiver plays in complete communication.  656k v. 3 Aug 30, 2013, 10:44 AM Sathya Narayanan
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Writing is revision, especially when the writing is professional writing that has higher stakes.  574k v. 3 Aug 30, 2013, 10:44 AM Sathya Narayanan
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Understand the the importance of the audience in writing.  561k v. 3 Aug 30, 2013, 10:44 AM Sathya Narayanan