Study Skills & Other Student Resources
Study Skills to Make You a Better Student
If you are in need of some ideas on how to study, take notes, give an oral presentation, write a paper that will make you proud, etc., check out some of these links…
- Virginia Tech Study Skills Self-Help Information This site is an excellent place to go for information on time scheduling and taking notes Cornell style. They offer “online workshops” on such topics as:
- Time Management Strategies for Improving Academic Performance
- Seven Strategies for Improving Test Performance
- Increasing Textbook Reading Comprehension by Using SQ3R
- Strategies for Improving Concentration and Memory
- Study Skills Topic Page
Clear and concise guides on many different aspects of studying.
- HowToStudy.org: When You Hit the Books and They Hit Back
Studying for that big test? Here is where you go to find information on studying specific subjects. Don’t know your learning style? Find out here. Maintained by Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon.
- Dartmouth Academic Skills Center
This site offers online academic success videos (requires Quicktime 4.0 or higher) as well as print handouts on many aspects of studying, note taking, etc. Excellent source!
Academic Support Resources for Parents and Students
- Prentice Hall's official site for all of their textbooks. The section for Connected Math 2 is still under construction because the new version of the program is just in publication this spring. Visitors to the site can access the practice quizzes for any of the Prentice Hall publications. The levels appropriate for students enrolled in CMP Grade 8 include Grade 6-8 Texts, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra 1 (early chapters). Just click on “Text Resources” and then on “Mathematics” to access textbooks.
- Ask Dr. Math
- AAAKnow Math
- AAA Math
- FunBrain (requires subscription)
- EdHelper.com (requires subscription)
- BrainPop (requires subscription)
- Cool Math Sites
- Math Sites
- Algebra 1
Cool Sites for Teens
- Nobel e-Museum uses Nobel prize Laureates for cool games that will help you pass the time.
- Internet Movie Database is what it says it is.
- TeenReads.com ...Check out the latest books being published for teens. Great place to go for ideas of what to read next!
- Merlyn's Pen is a great site for budding writers. Submit your work!
- Teen Central A place you can be heard. Post your opinions here.
- Famous Birthdays Calendar is where you can find out what famous people were born or died on any date
- Reading Rants "out of the ordinary teen book lists," is a place to find your next exciting book to read.
- Teens Point is where to go to post your reviews (of books, movies, and music).
- Teen Ink is another great place to post your reviews.
- The Periodic Table of Comic Books is a site for all of you comic book fans who have to study for chemistry!
- The Kingdomality Personal Preference Profile is a unique personality profile quiz.
- What Class Am I? Decide which class each person or family belongs to.
- Anagram Server is a fun online tool that creates anagrams from any word or phrase you type in.
- Hyperdictionary is the place to go for an English dictionary, a computer dictionary, a thesaurus, a dream dictionary, and a medical dictionary.
- Sodaplay is the "home of creative play." Go get creative!
- People Like Us Test your own preconceptions about who belongs where on the social scale.
- Guinness Book of World Records compiles the strange and remarkable. Browse by subjects (such as Human Body, Amazing Feats, History and Society, etc.) or search by keyword.
- What's Old Is New Again Exploring American Pop Culture Trends in the 20th Century, from the NY Times Learning Network.
- BookCrossing.com is a global book club.
- Bookreporter.com is a place for book reviews and recommendations.
- Book Spot Search for good books by genre.
- Bookwire Search best seller lists and find literary events in your area
- eserver.org: Accessible Writing Download books from the web!