Academic Success: Some Helpful Links
Please note: most of the links below are to non-Sewanee sites and may not always work!
(Free) Tutoring Sites
- Khan Academy Especially good for math and science. You do have to register, but it is free.
- Sewanee's E.L. Kellermann Language Resource Center for all foreign languages taught at Sewanee.
- Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) Helps with all stages of writing and is very helpful with documentation.
- The Physics Classroom Just Physics, and text-driven tutorials (no videos).
- Dr. Stephen Chow's video series "How to Get the Most Out of Studying."
- University Survival: this HUGE web site boasts 300+ "student success topics," fortunately well organized. Scan through them, and/or refer students to the site.
- Dartmouth College has developed a series of podcasts that address the following: "strategic learning," time management, notetaking, reading skills, stress management--and general chemistry! The content is excellent, but the web link has been temperamental; you may have to copy-and-paste this into your browser: www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/videos/index.html
- "The 12 Best Apps that Every Student Should Have"
- You are Not So Smart: A Celebration of Self Delusion - Procrastination
- Time Mgmt Calendar (PDF Download) - Directions: Using a pen, mark in all of your standard commitments: classes, study time, practices, meal times, work-study assignments, and other regular responsibilities. You will want to stick to your commitments. Once they're on paper, they have to happen! Then use pencil to add in occasional, flexible activities.
"Multiple Intelligences" and Learning Styles
What kind of learner are you? What are your strongest "intelligences"? The sites below can offer some insight into how you best process information.
- Walter McKenzie's Multiple Intelligence Pages
- Dr. Thomas Armstrong: Multiple Intelligences
- Technology and Multiple Intelligences: An adaptation of surfaquarium.com's intelligence profile. (The document is written for teachers, so you'll have to change the language so it applies to you as a student.) This inventory will help you see where your strengths are.
- Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire