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Study Resources

Need some tips for studying, or resources for your college study program?

Self Testing & Exam Preparation
Sanger Learning and Career Center at the University of Texas at Austin discusses the importance of self-testing when preparing for course exams.

Multiple Choice Mayhem
Multiple choice is great because the correct answer is right there in front of you. But how do you find it? And how can you maximize your score? First, a “bird’s-eye-view” and some general strategy. Then, tips from students, based on science, that will help you bubble your way to success. Last, some myth-busting—if you have to guess, what works (and what doesn’t)? created by  University of Indiana Bloomington.

HowToStudy.org
This website is full of resources to help you succeed in college.  It includes links to help you study, as well as subject specific websites where you will learn strategies to help you retain information and understand concepts specific to a particular subject.

Learning Strategies Videos - Dartmouth 
These videos developed by the Academic Skills Center at Dartmouth College will give you techniques and strategies for improving academic learning.

Procrastination - CAL POLY, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
An excellent resource which gives a good description of procrastination, possible reasons and suggestions and tools to help students over come it.

Note Taking Tips - CAL POLY, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Simple little hints that will make note taking easier.

Memorization - CAL POLY, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Remembering is like seeing; improvement in either function does not depend upon how much we use it but, rather, how we use it. This website will give you tips on how to remember.

Time Management - CAL POLY, San Luis Obispo, Calif
Describe how to create a short term and a long term schedule with examples and schedule templates included.

Test Preparation - CAL POLY, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
How do you prepare for a test? This website will give you many hints.

Getting Focused - CAL POLY, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
The website will help you pinpoint the cause of your distractions and will help you to focus on getting your work done.

Importance of Sleep - CAL POLY, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
The website will give you method for getting a better night of sleep.

Study Skills Videos - Long Beach City College
Excellent videos on how to improve your study habits. Handouts and summary sheets provided. Includes Memory Trick and Great Ways to Study and more.

Studyblue.com
Electronic flashcards you can share and use on your Smartphone!

College Textbook Resources - Cengagebrain
This website has free resources such as flash cards, quizzes, Internet exercises, etc. that go along with textbooks. Note: Not all textbooks are included. Go to FREE RESOURCES at the bottom of the page where you will be directed to enter your ISBN number.

The Resource Room
This website includes downloadable templates for Venn diagrams, SQ3R, Cornell and Matrix Notes.

Sciences

Biology Resources

Molecular Workbench 
Visual, interactive simulations for teaching and learning science.

Resources for Those with Special Needs

Assistive Technology Resources
University Library list of resources which includes accessibility features built in to the Macintosh and Windows operating system and a free text to speech Web site.  

OpenDyslexic.org
This free open sourced font is designed to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. Download it now!