GENERAL REFERENCE LINKS
Use this link to search Avila’s library databases.
This is an online dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia.
The Oxford English Dictionary is considered the authority on the evolution of words in the English language.
Dave’s ESL Café is updated daily, and this award-winning website gets over one million hits a month. The website includes the following sections: About Dave's ESL Café, Bookstore, Chat Central, Discussion Forums, Help Center, Hint-of-the-Day, Idioms, Message Exchange, Phrasal Verbs, Pronunciation Power (which requires QuickTime), Quizzes, Quotes, Slang, Student Email, Today in History, and Web Guide Links.
If you are online every day, then make this site a daily habit. “The music and magic of words -- that's what A.Word.A.Day (AWAD) is about. We are a community of more than 490,000 linguaphiles [someone who loves words] in 208 countries.” Be sure to explore the archives that go back to March of 1994.
This site has audio files you listen to and quizzes so you can test your listening abilities. There are also some videos with quizzes.
A website that shows step by step how to solve the problems. This is a great site for College Algebra. Utilize the Show work button.
This provides easy to follow video instructions to understand the functions of the TI-83, TI-83 PLUS, or TI-84 calculator.
This website contains a few study tips and some valuable information on how to read math.
This provides numerous explanations and allows you to create worksheets to practice problems which are great for study groups.
This is an automated service for answering common math problems over the Internet.
This link is great not only for math, but just about every course you could study in college because it links you to other subjects.
This site has online videos similar to lecture in the classroom.
This is a great link for tutorial instruction. Select a subject and experience a multimedia QuickTime tutorial on subjects from matrices to linear programming. There is a link on the website to download QuickTime for free.
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STUDY SKILLS LINKS
The Learning Services at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN maintains this up to date and easy to use site. Study guides and strategies are subdivided into the many different sections, ranging from general study habits to specific areas of study. You can also search this site, and the information is available in fourteen languages.
This link will bring you directly to some of the popular handouts used at the University of Texas at Austin Learning Services. There are many study strategies handouts here.
Virginia Tech has a popular website that includes five Online Study Skills Workshops. These are similar to Power Point presentations that take you through a series of activities to help you evaluate and improve your study skills.
This is the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Learning Services site. It has information on study strategies and test-taking tips.
The Counseling Center at the University of Buffalo sponsors this site. The information includes a brief explanation about procrastination, why students procrastinate, and how to overcome it. A particularly good link, which is listed under “Related Documents” is a short article called “Preventing Perfectionism.”
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Links to sites with tutorials and videos for biology, anatomy and physiology, animals, plants, ecology, geology, microbiology, astronomy and physics.
Links to tutorials for chemistry
This site has information on physics and chemistry concepts. Some of the sections are only for members.
This site has tutorials on balancing chemical equations, dimensional analysis, and some physics concepts.
This site was developed by a chemistry professor at California State University. It has practice problems for many chemistry topics.
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Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics. This site is divided into four main sections: HyperStat Online – an online statistics book with links to other statistics resources on the web; Simulations/Demonstration – Java applets that demonstrate various statistical concepts; Case Studies – examples of real data with analyses and interpretation. The HyperStat Online section is quite comprehensive, and it even includes jokes about statistics and statisticians.
For the times when you want to reduce terminology and concepts to the most basic form, check this site “Statistics Every Writer Should Know”. It is written in clear, simple language and has links to a wide variety of online resources, including links to web pages that perform statistical calculations for checking your work.
This site is “The Internet Glossary of Statistical Term” and it is amazing. It provides an opportunity for you to look up individual terms, quiz yourself, review, or learn more information about topics in your class. Most sections will also tell you about related terms to help you develop an even deeper understanding of the material and the way in which it interconnects.
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TEST ANXIETY LINKS
RealWorld/index.html Finite Mathematics by Stefan Waner and Steven R. Costenoble is a website that has on-line resources, topics summaries, on-line tutorials, an on-line text, quizzes, topic review exercises and links to even more information about finite math. On the main page click on “On-line interactive tutorials.”
Test_Anxiety.htm This website includes seven sections of information from what to do before a test, to what to do after the test. They also have links to specific test preparation and study strategies to reduce or eliminate test anxiety altogether.
Dr. Carla Trujillo at the UC Berkeley College of Engineering has posted a twelve-step process to reduce test anxiety that she presents at workshops for her students. The steps include information on positive visualization, breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation exercises.
Information on this site is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Counseling Center. It includes general information about test anxiety, how your attitude impacts your test performance, and what to do before, during and after taking a test.
This site has links to over 250 topics ranging from problem solving/meeting challenges to reading critically. You can also search this site and information is available in 37 languages.