Out of the keenness of His Excellency the Dean of the Joint First Year Deanship, Dr. Waheeb bin Dakhilullah Al-Harbi, to develop and enhance the academic and professional performance of the students of the deanship and to urge them to achieve more accomplishments, the Student Advisory and Support Unit, under the supervision of the Vice Dean for Educational Affairs (male section) at Al-Abdiyyah, Dr. Ahmad bin Fawzi Arba`in, organized a training course entitled: “Important Websites to Develop Your Scientific Skills”. The lecture was presented by His Excellency Dr. Muhammad Al-Mukhtar Al-Tunisi on Tuesday, 6 Rabi` Al-Awwal 1443 A.H.
The presenter gave some important tips to help students of the Joint First Year Deanship to adapt to studying while adhering to precautionary measures. The tips are as follows:
- Prepare a suitable place for your study.
- Create a routine and adhere to it.
- Keep distractions off your mind.
- Track your progress with goals you have accomplished, not the number of minutes you have spent studying.
- Create or join an online study group.
The course had several main objectives, the most important of which being the following:
- Highlighting the importance of self-education and self-development as well as using some websites that provide distance education services, whether free or paid. In this regard, a number of distance learning platforms were presented, such as Shams, Riwaq, and Udemy.
- Outlining the importance of using smart device applications and websites that help in organizing time. These applications and websites organize study time and remind the person of important events.
- Introducing a set of internet applications that the student can benefit from for image and text processing and proofreading.
- Explaining the steps for merging PDF files.
- Covering important points for converting files to different documents, i.e. (JPG, Word).
- Introducing WeTransfer to send large files up to (2) GB in size.
- Presenting the application 10 Minute Mail to avoid spam using a free and secure email address for ten minutes.
- Reviewing programs that allow access to old versions of Internet sites and the content of sites that have been closed. For example, the following sites were presented: Grammarly, Lucidchart, Pixlr, Online-Convert, iLovePDF, and archive.org.