Study Skills Resources
All UTC tutors are trained to assist students with academic and study skills strategies pertinent to their assigned courses. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your particular concerns.
Downloadable study skills handouts from the UTC:
- Tip for Math and Physics
- Textbook Attack
- Tips for Specific Types of Tests
- Stress Management
- Study Skills
- Ten Traps to Studying
- Test Taking
- Test Review – What to do after you get a test back
- Time Management
- Writing Papers
Writing and Research Resources
*These presentations are flash files that are best viewed in Internet Explorer.
Revising Strategies: This presentation runs about 11 minutes and covers steps for improving your paper’s ideas and flow. Moving from content to organization, this presentation moves through the recommended process and strategies for revising written work.
Editing Strategies: This presentation runs about 15 minutes and discusses common editing issues for writers.
This series of helpful videos demonstrate how articles become a part of the library collection, how you can use databases to help find those articles, and picking a topic for your research project. The series is updated frequently, so if you are looking for a resource be sure to check here. Here are a few we thought would be helpful:
From Idea to Library: Ever wondered just how research articles become a part of the library collection? This short video explains it.
Picking Your Topic IS Research: This short video explains how research can help you define and refine your research topic.
Finding Articles Using Summon: Have a research idea, but need to test it out? This short video walks you through an effective way to search the Summon Database through the libary website.
Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students: A straightforward introduction to literature reviews for graduate students.
Career Development Center – Resources for creating your resume
Labwrite – Help writing lab reports
FLE Courses – Information about English as a foreign language courses
English Conversation Club – Informal practice speaking English
The Writing Center at UNC has a wonderful series of visual demos.
Reverse Outline – This video pairs nicely with the Revising Strategies presentation above.
Public Speaking Tips: This video and list of tips from George Washington University focuses on commencement speeches, but the content is applicable to any presentation.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab – Excellent resource for citation styles and grammar questions
Punctuation Made Simple – A helpful guide to the colon, semicolon, comma, dash and apostrophe.
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips – Searchable articles on everything from “Compound Subjects” to “How Do Words Get in the Dictionary.”
How to Effectively Study – A site the provides information on many useful studying techniques.
Benefit of Peers Reading Work – This site provides ways to frame constructive criticism and discusses why it is useful to have another reader review your work.