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Study Tips 

Time management, Listening, Note-taking, Textbook Reading, Concentration, Memory: http://www.howtostudy.org/resources.php 

 

Short videos for college success (includes verbatim transcripts and summary notes): http://maclife.mcmaster.ca/academicskills/online_resources.cfm 

 

How to study and write for particular courses: http://www.howtostudy.org/resources.php  

 

Learning Styles 

Index of Learning Styles (ILS) - An online questionnaire with results and information immediately provided: http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/ILSpage.html 

 

Writing Process 

Planning, Pre-writing, Drafting, Revising, Editing: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/index2.html 

 

Genres of Writing 

Description, Narration, Exposition, Argumentation: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/  

 

Specialized Writing 

Annotated Bibliography, Poetry, Writing about Literature, Essay Exams, etc.: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/index2.html 

 

Professional, Technical, and Job-Search Writing: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/index2.html 

 

Grammar Information & Interactive Exercises 

University of Chicago Writing Program (links to grammar and writing resources): http://writing-program.uchicago.edu/resources/grammar.htm 

 

"Grammar Bytes" (interactive exercises):  http://www.chompchomp.com/ 

 

"Guide to Grammar and Writing"(exercises and information): http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ 

 

"Dave's ESL Cafe"(for non-native English speakers): http://www.eslcafe.com/ 

 

Writing Research Papers 

Research Skills, Avoiding Plagiarism, Documenting Sources: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research 

 

APA Documentation Style:  http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/social.html

 

MLA Documentation Style:  http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/humanities.html

 

CMS Documentation Style:  http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/history.html