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Lecturer to focus on different learning styles

By Julissa Treviño/south news editor

A March 4 seminar on South Campus will focus on the non-traditional student.

Learning Styles and the Generation Gap will include a presentation by Chris Carcerano, coordinator of the center for academic success. Carcerano plans to discuss how learning styles and techniques differ from older to younger students.

“A good portion of our [non-traditional students] are very intelligent, just not very versed in technology or how the collegiate environment differs from their other formalized education,” he said.

A non-traditional student is considered to be someone usually older than the traditional 18-21-year-old college student and has returned to school after a long period of time in the work place or has not been to school after dropping out or raising a family.

Carcerano will also discuss the difference between how young professors and older professors teach.

“[The seminar is] important for reasons as mundane as picking the right professor for your English 1301 class to matters as complex as pursuing the right major based on your experience with technology,” he said.

“Knowledge of the generation gap and its intricacies can help with academic advising, student networking, conflict resolution, group projects and countless other aspects of the collegiate environment,” he said.

The seminar will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. in SACD 1402.

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