Resources from the Web:
Transitioning to College
VARK is an acronym representing four common learning styles. Take a
quiz to learn what learning style you prefer (visual, aural, read/write,
or kinesthetic) and find study resources to help you tailor your study
methods to your own unique strengths and preferences.
Time ManagementWorkshop: Indiana University created this online workshop to assist students in managing their time more effectively.
Stress Management Workshop: This online workshop created by Indiana University helps students gain skills that assist in coping with stress.
Purdue University OWL (Online Writing Lab): Purdue University offers an extensive website for writing including the writing process, formatting, and citing references.
Grammar Girl :Want a quick fun explanation of when to use affect vs. effect
or when it is appropriate to abbreviate a word? Grammar Girl offers
concise and easy to understand explanations of a variety of topics
related to grammar, mechanics, and style. The site also offers an
interesting daily blog in audio and print format that covers a specific
issue of the day.
What is Plagiarism? Familiarize yourself with the definitions of plagiarism.
Plagiarism Tutorial Are
you sure you really understand what is acceptable and unacceptable when
it comes to citing sources, even web sites and television? Test
yourself and see how your knowledge of source citation measures up
against what is expected. This site also offers detailed, practical
information about integrating research into your writing.
Purple Math Purple math provides algebra lessons and tutorials to increase your confidence in math!
Khan AcademyThe Khan Academy is a non-profit organization offering tutorials ranging from Algebra to Biology.
Critical Thinking Exercises
Much of the collegiate experience involves increasing critical thinking
skills. Take a stab at these critical thinking exercises.
Dr. Math Ever have a math question you need answered right away. Dr. Math offers answers to a large selection of common math questions.
documentation is commonly used by many disciplines, but is most common
at Victory in Christian studies classes. “The Turabian Quick Guide”
gives you examples of how to document some of the common source types.
Turabian Style Handout This handout offers a basic summary of Turabian documentation style.
Basics of APA Style Tutorial If
you want more guided instruction on APA format, this interactive
tutorial will lead you through the basic concepts of APA documentation
MLA Documentation The librarians at Austin Community College created this helpful handout explaining MLA documentation.
Help for Non-Native Speakers of English
Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab If
English isn’t your first language, sometimes understanding what is
spoken can be much more difficult than what is written. If you would
like practice listening and interpreting what is said in a variety of
contexts and accents, this site would be helpful to you.
ESL Gold This site offers a variety of ESL lessons and exercises for beginners to advanced learners. All the materials are free.
Even the most advanced ESL students sometimes have problems with idioms
and figures of speech. This site offers a dictionary of common idioms