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Quick and simple things to do to help you be more productive:
Adapted from Bob Lasiewicz's article 22 Powerful Productivity Tips for Tutors and Their Students
Other entries in the article discuss the impact of working under natural light, music/ambient noise, wake-up time, adequate sleep, taking naps, procrastination, work blocks, time-tracking, perfectionism, exercise and more. To review the complete list, click here.
Mathematics and Science
www.khanacademy.org - This is a website created by Salman Khan. The site has over 4,000 short tutorial videos of different subjects such as: algebra, chemistry, calculus, biology,
www.chem.illinois.edu/clcwebsite/clctutorials.html - Designed to help undergraduates with Chem I and Chem II, this site covers all of the topics that are taught here at USFSP. Each section has a video of PowerPoint slides that help explain important concepts in way that is clearer and easier than reading than a textbook. I think that if students went through these presentations (especially before they came in for extra help) they would have a good review of the material that is presented in class. Limitations: It takes a long time to go through a presentation. This is not a fast way to answer a homework question, but it is definitely a better way to increase content understanding.
http://core.ecu.edu/psyc/wuenschk/statistics.html - This is an excellent resource for those who want additional practice in statistics. It was created from a professor at East Carolina University. It is easy to navigate and provides numerous resources in the subject: workshops, articles, tutorials, quizzes, journals, etc. It also provides computing programs, such as SPSS and SAS, for computations.
Wordreference.com - This online dictionary is intended for use by people learning new languages. It offers multiple entries for each word and uses each entry in a different meaning or context. Each entry includes an example sentence in English to clarify the context of the word. For example, a Spanish student may try to translate the following sentence into Spanish: “I booked the hotel early”not knowing which verb to use. Wordreference.com offers 15 entries for “to book” with examples and explanations with each. It clarifies the difference between when a policeman books a convict, a volume of literature, to reserve a hotel, etc. Even if students cannot find an entry that pertains to the context in which they wish to use a word, it will bring to their attention the specific context they are looking for. This wordreference.com allows students to understand foreign language conversation on a more subtle level.
Purdue Writing Lab at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl
Video Tutorial on APA documentation style at http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx
Online Grammar at http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/toc.cfm
Avoiding Plagiarism at http://www.alliant.edu
Study Skills at http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html
Learning Style Questionnaire at http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire
Test Anxiety at http://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/stresstestanxiety.shtml
http://calcnet.mth.cmich.edu/org/spss/toc.htm - This site is sponsored by Central Michigan University and the content is designed by Dr. Carl Lee and Dr. Felix Famoye. Information on SPSS is neatly organized and provides overviews of topics, video clips, and sample data sets. This is an excellent resource for using SPSS in statistical analysis.