Student Survival Guide
The Basics of Effective Learning
Study skills, memory and learning are addressed on this website.
A Learning Skills Program
Check out the handouts on planning your study, self management and others.
Practicing College Learning Strategies
PowerPoint presentations are used to introduce many topics in learning strategies.
Sites to Promote Academic Success
“Here is a sampling of 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.”
The Study Skills Help Page
Scroll down for information from a Learning Strategies for Success class with links to goal setting, PowerPoint presentations, and test taking strategies.
Helpful Study Skills
Helpful Study Skills Links on time management, test taking, reading, note taking, citations, writing research papers and subject areas are available at this site.
Choose a Current or Controversial Topic (PDF)
Evergreen Valley College Library Research Guide
Elements of Style
Excerpts from Strunk and White's timeless classic on the art of writing make up this site.
Here's a comprehensive site that is just as useful for English Language Learners as it is for native speakers. It includes sections on grammar, vocabulary, spelling, idioms, study skills, reading, and writing
Hot Topics—Internet Links
Compiled by St. Ambrose University O’Keefe Library to help students in topic selection.
How to Identify Scholarly/Refereed/Peer Reviewed Articles
What to look for in online databases and hard copy magazines—from Ithaca College.
How to Write a Term Paper
This guide is designed to support you as you use electronic and print resources
Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online
The site inks to their thesaurus. Check out this useful site to increase your word power. Click on the audio symbol to hear the audio pronunciation
The Owl at Purdue; Free writing help and teaching resources
A complex and valuable website by Purdue University's Online Writing Lab. Use the Navigation to expand the available categories.
Purdue University Writing Lab
Step-by-step guide to the process of writing a research paper with links to additional resources.
Scholarly vs Popular (PDF)
How to tell the difference. Evergreen Valley College Library Research Guide.
Taking Notes from Research Reading
A brief description of what to do with the research materials once you have found them in the library. Navigate from here to the U of Toronto’s Writer’s lab.
The Writing Process
An outline of the basic steps needed to write a research paper
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Uses some fictitious examples to prove that evaluating a web site requires good critical thinking skills.
CARS Evaluation Checklist
Credibility, Accuracy, Reasonableness and Support
Tips for Evaluating Sources
Checking for signs of bias, assessing an argument, authorship, sponsorship, purpose and audience, currency.
Assist Information Center
A computerized student-transfer information system. It displays reports of how course credits earned at one California college or university can be applied when transferred to another.
FAFSA—Free Application For Federal Student Aid
U.S. Department of Education free Application
The Financial Aid Information Page
Extensive annotated guide to information about student financial aid.
America's Best Graduate Schools
Rankings and articles for graduate and professional schools from U.S. News and World Report.