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February 2003 Issue

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Internet Resource of the Month

By Pat Gottschalk, Learning Skills Instructor, USAFA

Email: Pat.Gottschalk@usafa.af.mil

 January’s Learning Skills web pick is found at www.humboldt.edu/~learning/resources.htm. This is Humboldt State University’s “Study Skills and Other Web Sites” page. On the left side of the page are direct links to services specific to the University, not only the “Study Skills Links” page you are on, but features like “Semester on a Page”, “Standardized Test Prep”, and “Tutorial Services”. You have two choices for accessing the “study skills and web sites” information. You can either click directly on the category you want facing you in the green box at the top of the page, or you can simply scroll down the page. The material appears as you see it in the green box, left-hand column down first, then middle column down, and so on. I sampled a few of the categories. The time management category has time audit worksheets that can be printed out (I didn’t follow “directions provided”, I simply clicked “print”). Under test-taking, there is a link to the St. Thomas site I reviewed last month as well as a comprehensive test-taking strategies link. For memory, there is a link to the Mind Tools site, which delivers as promised “Every memory technique you could ever want!” The science category has a “Reading in the Sciences” link as well as a Biology/Chemistry study resource link that my own students have accessed and told me they have found helpful. There is even a category labeled “Being a Successful College Student” that includes a link to excerpts from The Student Survival Manual, written by Jack Pejsa. The manual has subtitles like “10 Things to know about textbooks” or “10 Tips in case you’re thinking of having a party”. These lists of “10s” are a light-hearted look at surviving the college experience and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. As mentioned, the above is just a sampling of a very comprehensive study skills site; there are 24 categories in all. I do want to mention one of my favorite categories before closing, titled “Periodicals List”. It contains current on-line copies of publications such as the Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, The London Times, and The New York Review of Books, to name but a few.

Humboldt State University is part of the California State system and is located in Arcata, CA.


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