RECOMMENDED ONLINE RESOURCES:
• WRITING - PURDUE OWL - Very comprehensive site for most academic writing issues
• MATH & STATISTICS - Each of these sites have extensive collections of video lessons for math, calculus, trig, statistics, etc.
The SCAA has idenitifed and developed various online resources that can help you succeed in your career at CSUEB. This is just a small sampling of the hundreds of worthwhile resources that are availabale to everyone via the internet and in various offices on the CSUEB campus.
Study Skills & Content Videos
Including Chemistry and Study Skills Videos (from Dartmouth College), and the Khan Academy collection (math, physics, finance, etc.)
Study Skills Pamphlets
Pamphlets for various Student Success and Study Skills topics
A collection of handouts for math and writing
Links to web sites for APA, MLA, Chicago documentation styles, and other writing, math, ESL topics
The videos linked below were developed by the Academic Skills Center at Dartmouth College.
Learning Strategies for General Chemistry
Time Management - methods for getting organized and making better use of your time
Notetaking - techniques for effectively recording and learning information from classes and lectures
Stress Management - learn more about stress and stress management techniques
Reading Improvement - strategies for improving reading rate and comprehension
Strategic Learning - a three-step process for meaningfully understanding and retaining information
- Math, Physics, and Finance....and more: top
Study Skills videos prepared by students at Douglass College, NJ
- Time Management
- Textbook Reading
- How to Write an Essay
- Great Study Techniques
- Taking Multiple Choice Exams
- Connecting with Other Students
- Study Skills for Math
- Better Health=Better Students
- Top 10 Student Success Tips
This is a selection of pamphlets with helpful advice about some basic academic skills
- Getting the Most Out of Your Classes (pdf file)
- Time Management (pdf file)
- Note-Taking (pdf file)
- Test Taking (pdf file)
- Taking Math Tests (pdf file)
- Reading Your Textbooks - SQ3R (pdf file)
Useful web resources for academic skills
General Study & Success Sites
Writing - Documentation Style Guides
The issue of academic integrity affects many aspects of research and composition. With the ease of access now available to all students, it's more important than ever to be clear about issues of authorship, citation, and documentation. These web sites provide very useful tutorials and overviews on academic integrity and plagiarism
- PLAGIARISM ONLINE TUTORIALS:
- You Quote It, You Note It - http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism/ Acadia University- A 10 minute animated interactive tutorial with quizzes that provides good overview.
- Acknowledging Sources. http://library.uta.edu/plagiarism/index.html University of Texas - Arlington. A Flash-based tutorial that addresses the importance of acknowledging sources and how to properly do so. Topics, based on the ACRL standards, include Learning about intellectual property, Understanding the importance of attributing sources, Learning how to quote and paraphrase material correctly, Understanding common knowledge, Understanding when you do not have to cite material, and Becoming aware of citation styles. Includes examples, practice and a summary quiz.
- How to Avoid Plagiarism. http://www.umuc.edu/ewc/tutorial/start.shtml University of Maryland University College - Online Writing Center. Covers the 'Basics' (Introducing Source Material, Citing Source Material and Referencing Source Materials) and provides guidelines for Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing. Includes examples, tips and a post-test. Available in HTML and Flash versions.
- Plagiarism 101: How to Write Term Papers Without Being Sucked into the Black Hole. http://library.albany.edu/usered/plagiarism/index.html Starr, K.. A good basic tutorial covering plagiarism and ways to avoid it. Sections include: What Plagiarism Is, Helpful Strategies, Citation Practice, Resources, References, and Style Guides. Includes a short self-quiz on crediting research sources.
- Plagiarism and How to Avoid It. http://www4.caes.hku.hk/plagiarism/ Gardner, D.. Covers paraphrasing and quotation rules (with examples), expressing one's opinions, and creating reference lists/bibliographies. Includes a self-test consisting of potential plagiarism scenarios and links to sites about plagiarism and related topics.
- Plagiarism Prevention for Students. http://library.csusm.edu/plagiarism/index.html California State University - San Marcos. A tutorial for students designed to clarify what actions are considered plagiarism and ways to avoid them. Major sections include What is Plagiarism?, How to Avoid It, and How to Credit Sources. Sections include quizzes that give students an opportunity to check their understanding of the concepts covered. Also includes a brief glossary.
- Plagiarism Tutorial. http://panther.indstate.edu/tutorials/plagiarism/index.html Indiana State University Library. A basic online tutorial designed to help undergraduate students avoid plagiarism. Topics include: Plagiarism Defined, Examples, How to Avoid, In-Text Citations, and Common Knowledge. Includes a quiz on recognizing plagiarism and a printable checklist of what constitutes plagiarism.
- Plagiarism Tutorial. http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/plag/plagiarismtutorial.php The University of Southern Mississippi - University Libraries. Sections include: What is Plagiarism?, Citing Quotations, and Paraphrasing and Summarizing. Includes exercises comparing acceptable use to plagiarism and a pre- and post-test. Adapted from Robert A. Harris, R.A. (2001). The Plagiarism Handbook : Strategies for Preventing, Detecting, and Dealing with Plagiarism, Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.
- Synthesis: Using the Work of Others. http://plagiarism.umf.maine.edu/index.html University of Maine at Farmington - Writing Center. A good basic tutorial for undergraduate students that provides an overview of plagiarism, how to properly give credit for sources, and how to avoid plagiarism and copyright infringement. Includes interactive Q&A with feedback on plagiarism and copyright violations.
- The St. Martin's Tutorial on Avoiding Plagiarism. http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/plagiarismtutorial/default.asp?s=&n=&i=&v=&o=&ns=0&uid=0&rau=0 Price, M.. Designed to give students a better sense of what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. The six sections of the tutorial explain what sources to acknowledge, how to keep good notes, how to organize one's research, and how to appropriately integrate sources. Exercises are included throughout. Students must create a free user account to use this site.
- Understanding Plagiarism. https://www.indiana.edu/~tedfrick/plagiarism/ Indiana University at Bloomington - School of Education. Provides two student-oriented resources for learning about plagiarism: What Is Plagiarism? (a short quiz with immediate feedback) and How to Recognize Plagiarism. Includes links to Web sites describing real plagiarism cases, examples of word-for-word and paraphrasing plagiarism and practice exercises on identifying plagiarism.
- Understanding Plagiarism. http://wps.prenhall.com/hss_understand_plagiarism_1/0,6622,427064-,00.html Pearson - Prentice Hall Publishers. A student-oriented tutorial designed to help learners understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid committing it. Topics include proper attribution of sources, quoting, summarizing and paraphrasing. Also includes guidelines on how to cite and attribute information retrieved from electronic or other unconventional sources.
- What You Need to Know About Plagiarism. http://www.njsbf.org/images/content/1/1/11085/Plagiarism07_final.pdf New Jersey State Bar Foundation. A Q&A pamphlet that defines plagiarism, explians its various forms and answers frequently asked questions about avoiding this problem by properly citing sources. Also breifly discussed copyright issues.
- Avoiding Plagiarism - from the Purdue OWL
- VAIL -Virtual Academic Integrity Laboaratory - from the University of Marylandhttp://www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/cip/vail/home.html
- Plagiarism Workshop - interactive tutorial from San Jose State University Library
- Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
- Writing in the Social Sciences http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/soc_sciences/write.shtml
- Writing for Science
ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) Resources
- Math, Physics, and Finance
Check out this large collection of video clips. Includes algebra, calculus, trigonometry, etc.:
- Math and Statistics