To make better use of school before the midterm
To make better use of school before the midterm
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  • 승인 2010.03.29 15:23
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As midterms approach, it is easy to see students wandering around campus in search of places to study and finish group projects. Some are earnestly looking for tutors to proofread their English essays. For those students, the library and the English Clinic are providing efficient services.



Library offers new study rooms and updated database


The Ewha Centennial Library has opened seven group study rooms on the third floor this semester, and also updated its database subscriptions to provide students with greater access to research materials.


 “As the library lacked spaces for open discussions and active student interaction, we decided to create study rooms as part of an remodeling,” said Kim Sun-mi, the library head.


The study rooms, designed for six to eight people, require a minimum of four participants to make a reservation. They can be used for two hours, and if there are no further bookings, a group may extend its reservation for two more hours. Reservations can be made seven days in advance, at least two hours before use. Wireless Internet is available in the rooms.


The library has also updated its list of database available in the Electronic Resources, and Databases & CrossSearch category of the library Web site. The library now subscribes to new databases in eight fields: architecture, economics, history, medical sciences, nursing, communication, arts, dance and cinema.


The new databases include Scopus, the world’s largest database research sources. Scopus is a professional search engine which allows students to search cited articles from 4 hundred million Web sites without any limitation of the access time.


The library will hold 75 minute information sessions for students on using the new features of its Web site from March 22to March 31. Sessions will be tailored to students’ majors, and sessions in English on March 29 and 31, 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Students can sign up for the sessions through the library Web site.



Speaking English as a way of life: The English Lounge


The English Lounge, which recently moved to Ewha Campus Complex (ECC) room B329, is offering students help with assignments for their English language classes. Teaching Assistants (TAs) and foreign professors are available to help revise writing assignments or give help with homework.


The TAs at the English Lounge are graduate students selected through English interviews. Three TAs rotate and look after the lounge in order to make it suitable for studying.


To hold a session with a professor, checking the schedule is crucial. Professors from the English Program Office work the following hours: 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. and 3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. on Monday and Thursday, 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. on Tuesday, 3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. on Wednesday, and 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Friday.


Similar services are provided by the English Clinic, located at room B116 of the ECC. The clinics consultants, all English majors, conduct sessions systemically and pinpoint what their students are missing in using English. The English Clinic is especially recommended for those who are taking freshman English courses. Also, students who wish to take the TOEFL or GRE can get help with essay writing at the clinic. Sessions can be set up through English Program Office’s Web site. For further information, visit the homepage ( or call 02-3277-2158


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