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September 05, 2007

What do you want to get out of this class?

Even though I think I am a very experienced computer user, I always think there is more to learn. This is why I wanted to take this class. Time is a very limited resource, especially in the work environment. If I am able to find information that much faster than my competition, I will have that much more of an edge. This makes me that much more of an asset to the company that I decide to work for.

With that being said, I want this course to open my eyes to new methods of organizing and finding information. Currently when I search on the internet, I come up with search terms on my own and then modify them as I make more specific searches. Today in class, Dr. Moore showed us different search engines that show popular categories that are related to our search terms. This one feature can allow anyone to save that one extra search, which can be an hour of saved time.

I was skeptical on how much I would actually take away from this course, but after today I am convinced I will be able to learn enough information in this class to significantly improve my searching ability. Additionally, I believe my searches will include more information that I might have missed in the past.

I expect this course to change the way I search from here on out.

Posted by diamantj at September 5, 2007 06:56 PM


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