This page provides some basic academic skills tools for your use as you progress through your coursework. Please feel free to use what works for you. For additional tools and assistance with your academic work, please feel free to e-mail me at brett.barclay@furman.edu or call me (864) 294-3160 or contact Furman University Academic Assistance.

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 Note Taking:

Note Taking

The Cornell Method

 Preparing for Tests:

Preparing For Tests

Virginia Tech's Study Environment Analysis

 Critical Reading your Textbooks

Methods for reading your textbook 
University of Minnesota

Textbook Study Strategy

 Time Management:

Alltimemanagement.com

Studying Accounting

MindTools.com

   

 Learning Styles, Personality Styles and Career Inventories:

Matching Majors to Occupations

Matching your Major and Your Personality

Learning Styles and Study Skills

The Princeton Review - Career Profile

To-Do List

Typefocus Career Inventory

 Penn State -  Learning Style Inventory

 

Academic Integrity:

Furman's Policy on Academic Integrity

Plagiarism

Avoiding Plagiarism

 Reference Tools:

APA Citations Examples

APA Citations for Books

MLA Citation Guide

APA Citations for Periodicals

MLA Citation Overview

APA Citations for Electronic Sources

APA/MLA Style Citations

APA Citations for Author/Authors

How to Evaluate a Website

St Cloud University Writing Assistance Page

Evaluating Resources

"COMMON ERRORS IN ENGLISH" by Paul Brians

 Writing Tips:

 Empire State College - Tips for Writing a Paper 

 

 Study Skills Sites:

Ohio University Study Tips

How to Study.org

 Virginia Tech - Learning Skills

 Learning Theories.com

Utah State University - Test Anxiety

 

 Major/Career Decision Making:

 "What can I do with a major in?" (Univ. of Tenn.)  





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