Archived Resources (Students)

This page is no longer updated, but is kept as a resource for interested persons.

 

Academic Success

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Dartmouth College - Maximizing Your Academic Experience

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Student Development Centre, The University of Western Ontario - Ten Top Tips for Academic Success

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UW Student Counseling Center, University of Washington - Tips for Academic Success

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Linda Walsh, University of Northern IowaSites to Promote Academic Success
Links to web sites that provide tips to help you manage your time, take better notes and study more effectively, work on your memory, take tests, and handle the stresses of college life.

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Stanford University, Undergraduate Academic Life Academic Planning

 

 

Learning Skills

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Columbia University Study Skills from the Augustine Club
Suggestions on how to study with intensity, time savers, making schedules, focusing and reading, as well as studying foreign languages.

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College of St. Benedict/St. John's University Study Skills Guide
Hints, techniques, management, and more.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Learning CenterActive Studying
Sensible pointers on how not to be fazed by studying at university.

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University of Toronto Academic Success Centre – Study Skills
Areas of help include managing your time, study skills, exam writing, conducting research, academic writing and academic success.

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University of Toronto, Counselling & Learning Skills ServiceLearning Skills Counselling/Education
Links to web sites about time management, procrastination, concentration, memory, listening, note taking, motivation, stress management, reading, oral presentations, exams, exam anxiety, writing papers, study skills for graduate students, discipline-specific study skills, and general study skills.

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityStudy Skills Self-Help Information
Lots of constructive pointers on how to study in an easy-to-read format.

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University of Victoria Study Tactics Checklist
Useful exercises to help with managing time and tasks; remembering; making and using notes; reading and understanding texts; organising and integrating information; thinking critically; preparing for examinations; increasing motivation; writing essays and reports; solving problems (maths & science); writing theses and dissertations; speaking in public.

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University of Waterloo Study Skills Package
Deals with learning and remembering, time management, listening and note taking, reading, concentration and distraction, preparing for exams, cramming, and writing exams.

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University of Western Ontario Ten Top Tips for Academic Success
How to succeed academically in a nutshell.

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Martin Greenhow’sStudy Skills Online
Study skills guide oriented towards students of scientific and technical disciplines.

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So You Wanna Improve Your Study Skills?
A humorous but sharp-talking guide that will inspire you to brush up your study skills.

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Learn with Howtostudy.com
Carefully chosen links on subjects such as the top 10 online study guides, student experiences, study tips, controlling stress, memory training and much more.

 

Note-taking Skills

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Virginia Tech - Note-taking and in-class skills
Suggestions to improve your note- taking system where needed.

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Note Taking
A handout which contains some hints for surviving a lecture intensive course.

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The University of New South Wales - Note-Taking Skills
Discusses reading and listening note-taking strategies.

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Sweet Briar College - Note-Taking Skills
Lists reasons for Note-taking, guidelines and forms of note-taking.

 

Plagiarism

 

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Plagiarism and the Web by Bruce Leland
A good nuts and bolts site; great for a quick reference or as a resource for planning a workshop for faculty.

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Thinking and Talking About Plagiarism by Nick Carbone
A must read!

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Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It
Writing Tutorial Services, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 8 October 2001.

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Avoiding Plagiarism
This site provides guidelines for avoiding plagiarism, examples on how to cite properly, etc.

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Cyber-Plagiarism University of Alberta Libraries, Canada
This web site examines the issues of cyber-plagiarism and what faculty can do to prevent, detect, and report plagiarism.

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Plagiarism.org
An online resource for educators concerned with the growing problem of Internet plagiarism

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Plagiarism & How to Avoid It
Christina Low. Former Publications Officer, CDTL, National University of Singapore.

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Student Plagiarism in an Online World
Author: Julie J.C.H. Ryan
The proliferation of webpages and electronic publications makes plagiarism easier to accomplish and harder to recognize. This website highlights some tools to help you expose cybercheaters.

 

Writing Resources

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Academic Consulting International(ACI)Tips, Tools & Ideas to Improve Your Writing
The World-Wide Web’s first comprehensive English language writing assistance center, brought to you by ACI (Academic Consulting International) offers collection of materials and resources to help you with your writing.

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Capital Community-Technical College - Guide to Grammar and Writing

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Empire State College - The Writer's Complex

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Foll, Scott - Big Dog's Grammar: A Bare Bones Guide to English

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Guilford, Chuck - Paradigm Online Writing Assistant

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Hughes, Anthony - On-Line English Grammar

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Larson, Gary B - Garbl's Writing Resources Online

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Lynch, Jack - Guide to Grammar and Style

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Straus, Jane - The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

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Strunk, William, Jr - Elements of Style: William Strunk, Jr. 1918

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Ware, Robert K - OneLook Dictionaries

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NIVA Inc - Writer's Block: Writing Tips

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OWL at Purdue University - Handouts for Students and Teachers

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University of Toronto - Advice on Academic Writing