Academic Success Center

Academic Success Center
USF St. Petersburg Terrace 301
140 Seventh Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Telephone: (727) 873-4632

Maintained CeCe Edwards
Last updated 6/30/14

Resources

USEFUL LINKS:

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,
health science, calculus, economics, and astronomy. The videos and teaching style of Khan are easy and interesting to follow. Khan Academy is a great complement for any student. The videos are completely free and easy to access.

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.

Foreign Languages

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.

 

Writing

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

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

 

SPSS

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.


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