Studying and Other Skills

This section provides you with helpful resources to help you succeed in college.


TRANSITIONING FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE


Your First Year of College: 25 Tips to Help You Survive and Thrive Your Freshman Year and Beyond

Perhaps you were class president in high school. Or perhaps you were a member of the honor society. You could have graduated in the top percentile of your graduating class; perhaps you were even valedictorian. Maybe your were in the honors program or the International Baccalaureate program. Actually, it doesn't really matter what you did in high school as you make the transition to college. High school success (or lack of it) doesn't automatically apply to college.

Read more:
http://www.quintcareers.com/first-year_success.html
College Survival Tips from Successful Students

Good tips to help you become successful!

Read more:
http://www.math.ohio-state.edu/counseling/college_survival_tips.html

Balancing College School Work and Social Life

Some students seem to have little trouble juggling schoolwork and socializing. In many cases, this is because of who they are. Some of us are better than others when it comes to resisting temptations or saying no to peer pressure. Some students, too, worry more about grades and class performance than others do, and they work hard to make academics a priority.

Read more:
http://www.collegeconfidential.com/dean/archives/000241.htm

Am I Having Too Much Fun?

Going to college has been such a new experience for me. Everything is so much different than from when I was in high school: the way people interact, the way classes are scheduled, and the extra freedom that I have. One thing I’ve noticed is that I haven’t been focusing on my coursework like I initially planned.

Read more:
http://www.collegeanduniversity.net/collegeinfo/index.cfm?catid=18&pageid=2273&affid=175


Adjusting to College: A Guide for New Students and their Parents

The college years are an exciting and stimulating time in the lives of students, a time of significant change for new students and their parents. In addition to preparing for a professional career, students face numerous challenges and opportunities to learn about themselves and the world around them. During this time, students make important life decisions, develop their personal and professional identities, interests and values, and evolve from adolescence to adulthood. This guide is intended to assist new students and their parents in anticipating, discussing, and successfully navigating their way through the college years.

Read more:
http://usfweb2.usf.edu/counsel/adjust.htm

Balancing Act: Juggling Academics and Athletics

As an associate instructor for the Student Academic Center I am responsible for teaching X150 Managing Resources for Learning. I have the privilege of working with a varied and unique student population at Indiana University. I have first semester freshmen, experiencing the university for the first time, sophomores looking for that extra academic help, juniors and seniors thinking to get by with an easy two credits, and returning students eager to begin their academic journey. I also enjoy the privilege of working with student athletes, who are unique in their needs. I became especially interested in this population of students as I got to know them individually, through teaching and office visits.

Read more:
http://www.indiana.edu/~l506/mod11/gentry.htm

Succeeding in College
Leaving for college marks a major transition in your life -- you're saying goodbye to your school, friends, family, and other familiar things. Arriving at college is equally meaningful -- you're exploring a new place, making new friends, learning new things, and setting your own priorities.

Read more:
http://www.yesican.gov/postsecondary/succeeding.html


Getting Started Right
Students often equate success in college with getting passing grades. Although passing grades are important, other factors need to be considered. Students need to understand that the time spent at a college or university is time which is connected not only to academic development but also to emotional and psychological development as well as a time to focus attention on both short term and long term goals. The time spent in college should be viewed, in some sense, as a voyage of exploration.

Read more:
http://www.nd.edu/~sharmati/success.html


A Resource Guide for Success in College
This book consists of a series of "Top 10" lists and additional resources for surviving the rigors of life on a college or university campus.

Read more:
http://www.luminet.net/~jackp/survival.html


First Year Focus: Surviving It With Style
Welcome to First Year Focus, a place for support, information, and tips for navigatin through that challenging first school year! You also might find a few surprises along the way.

Read more:
http://www.abacon.com/firstyearfocus/index.html


Ten Tips You Need to Survive College
If you haven't already registered, try not to schedule back to back classes . You'll wear yourself out besides missing the best times to study--right before and right after class.

Read more:
http://www.mtsu.edu/~studskl/10tips.html


The Transition to College
Whether you are beginning college directly after high school, are leaving a full-time job to pursue an education, or are working and attending college at the same time, you will face some adjustments during your first semester here. Students in two freshman level courses were asked to describe the transitional issues they faced in their first semester and to give advice to incoming students. Here's a sample of what they had to say.

Read more:
http://advising.wichita.edu/lasac/pubs/aah/trans.htm


WRITING RESOURCES


Online Resources for Writing
College students must know how to write research papers!!!! View the following Web sites for information about writing, grammar, etc.

Read more:
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/olib.html


Ms. Smith's Writing Resources
Do you want to become a better writer? When the teacher announces a writing assignment and everyone else in class groans, do you secretly smile with glee? Are you looking for a good idea for that essay, story, or poem which is due tomorrow? Have you been assigned the dreaded research paper?

Read more:
http://home.earthlink.net/~jesmith/Writ.Gram.Resources.html


The Seven Steps of the Research Process
The following seven steps outline a simple and effective strategy for finding information for a research paper and documenting the sources you find. Depending on your topic and your familiarity with the library, you may need to rearrange or recycle these steps. Adapt this outline to your needs.

Read more:
http://www.library.cornell.edu/okuref/research/skill1.htm


Overview of the Research Process
Understanding the research process is important to your success in college. If you are new to the research process, this site will help guide you through the steps to completing a research assignment or complete research paper.

Read more:
http://www.researchnavigator.com/articles/research.asp?p=171027


Report Writing FAQ
From the day you walk into university until the day you leave, there are many reports you'll have to write. As a student, these reports might be the bane of your life - but the truth is, you'll have to write them no matter where you go. From a simple work assessment report to the high-flying technical write-up, reports are a common form of workplace communication.

Read more:
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/report.html


Citation Style for Research Papers
This page provides a summary of various citation styles, including APA, MLA, AMA, Turabian, and Chicago.

Read more:
http://www.liunet.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citation.htm


Thinking about Sentence Structure
You will not become a better writer simply by learning to name the different types of sentences, but you will develop a more sophisticated understanding of how language works.

Read more:
http://www.new.towson.edu/ows/sentencestruct.htm


Tips for Writing Research Papers
You don't have to dread writing research papers; all you've got to do is take the time to organize and prepare yourself for them. With proper planning you can write a better paper more efficiently.

Read more:
http://www.gmu.edu/gmu/personal/paper.html


Online Writing Assistant
Whether you have an assigned subject or choose your own, you need to get focused and engaged with the project. Assigned subjects may look limiting at first, but they offer plenty of room for individual expression. Open subjects, while promising great freedom, can be daunting because they don't provide direction. They leave it all up to you. Yet these two situations, different as they appear, present similar challenges.

Read more:
http://www.powa.org/


Writing Papers - The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

The writing-across-the-curriculum perspective that produced Nuts and Bolts sees writing as an indispensable part of thinking and learning. The process of writing—a restless cycle of inquiry, composition, and revision—pushes students toward the true goals of higher education: critical thinking, creativity, analysis, synthesis, and informed judgment. In this view, then, writing is primarily about learning, not showing off what you already know. If writing an essay teaches you nothing, the assignment has been a failure

Read more:

http://nutsandbolts.washcoll.edu/thinking.htm


Writing in College: A Short Guide to College Writing

This guide is intended to help first and second year students at the University of Chicago write effective papers. Though it is for students attending University of Chicago, it has a wealth of information for all students.

Read more:
http://writing-program.uchicago.edu/resources/collegewriting/

College Term Papers Help
Based on our experience reviewing tens of thousands of essays, we created this course to help students seeking an extra edge in the writing process. The course contains eleven lessons and many example papers. Each of the lessons should help you with a different portion of the writing process.

Read more:
http://www.englishclub.com/writing/college-term-papers/index.htm

Writing for College : How It Differs From Writing in High School
One of the first things you'll discover as a college student is that writing in college is different from writing in high school. Certainly a lot of what your high school writing teachers taught you will be useful to you as you approach writing in college: you will want to write clearly, to have an interesting and arguable thesis, to construct paragraphs that are coherent and focused, and so on.


Read more:
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/ac_paper/what.shtml

STUDY GROUPS


Reinforcing the Importance of Study Groups
Recently, the Ventures Scholars undergraduate e-newsletter linked Ventures Scholars with information about study groups. We thought it was so important that we are providing this information again. Research shows that students can truly benefit from participating in study groups. Form one as soon as possible!

Read more:
http://www.coun.uvic.ca/learn/program/hndouts/studygr.html


Study Groups
A study group does the following: reinforces, clarifies, and deepens your learning by providing the opportunity to teach. (Research indicates that many students improve their grades by supplementing individual study with group study, provides feedback -- before the test -- on how well you are learning the material, provides practical advice on which courses and professors to take or avoid.

Read more:
http://www.uic.edu/depts/counselctr/ace/studygroup.htm

A study group is a collection of people coming together to learn more about a pre-determined topic. Study groups provide participants with a forum for learning together, planning together, testing ideas together, and reflecting together.

Read more:
http://lan.altec.org/studygroup/index.jsp


STUDY SKILLS


Real World University Survival Center for Your Grades
Helpful tips from real folks about how to survive and maintain the grade.

Read more:
http://rwuniversity.com/articles.cfm?cid=3


Developing Critical Thinking Skills
Improve your critical thinking by testing out, perceptions, assumptions, use of metaphors, use of language, and use of logic.

Read more:
http://www.coping.org/write/percept/intro.htm


Sites to Promote Academic Success
Here is a sampling of sites that provide tips to help you manage your time, take better notes and study more effectively, work on your memory, take tests, and handle the stresses of college life. You can also explore your learning style and explore some excellent general academic success sites.

Read more:
http://www.uni.edu/walsh/linda7.html


How to Study Resources
Study skills are listed both by the process of studying and by topic. Each topic has a list of handouts, prioritized by importance and interest.

Read more:
http://www.howtostudy.org/resources.php


Study Strategies Homepage
Knowing how to study is like knowing how to fish. It's a set of learning skills that lasts a lifetime and brings many rewards. Just as there are ways to know that you are a competent fisherman, there are also ways to develop study skills competency .

Read more:
http://www.d.umn.edu/student/loon/acad/strat/


A Guide for Writing Research Papers Based on Modern Language Association (MLA) Documentation
A research paper presents the results of your investigations on a selected topic. Based on your own thoughts and the facts and ideas you have gathered from a variety of sources, a research paper is a creation that is uniquely yours. The experience of gathering, interpreting, and documenting information, developing and organizing ideas and conclusions, and communicating them clearly will prove to be an important and satisfying part of your education.

Read more:
http://webster.commnet.edu/mla/index.shtml


Writing Papers
How to Write a research paper, how to find journal articles, how to find books, how to evaluate information, how to cite sources, books for writing research papers, copyright & plagiarism web sites, more research resources, Virtual reference link.

Read more:
http://college.library.wisc.edu/services/reference/writingpapers.html


How To Study
HowToStudy.com provides free links to valuable sites on the Internet related to the subject of studying. HowToStudy.com has been developed by former students who, just like many students now, had a tough time adjusting from high school to university or college.

Read more:
http://www.howtostudy.com/


Time Management, Studying, Taking Examinations
Good site to access lots of helpful information.

Read more:
http://www.vcsa.uic.edu/MainSite/departments/ace/home/strategies.htm


Developing Vocabulary
Prepare for standardized examinations and college/university by improving your vocabulary. This free site provides a lot of great ideas and information.

Read more:
http://www.vocabulary.com/


Succeed in College
Everyone wants to be successful in accomplishing their goals. Your goals at this college may be to pass a certain number of courses, to get a degree, to eventually get a job, or one that is better. Your goal may be to improve yourself intellectually.

Read more:
http://members.aol.com/profchm/success.html


Textbook Study Tips
Make your textbook work for you!

Read more:
http://www.prenhall.com/textbooktips/


Academic Success Center
Here you'll find a number of topics and links to resources that will help you study more effectively and improve academically.

Read more:
http://gwired.gwu.edu/counsel/asc/


Study Tips
When should you study?

Read more:
http://slc.berkeley.edu/calrenhp.html


Study Skills Self-help Information
Time Management and other important information.

Read more:
http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html


Effective Study Skills
No two people study the same way, and there is little doubt that what works for one person may not work for another. However, there are some general techniques that seem to produce good results. No one would argue that every subject that you have to take is going to be so interesting that studying it is not work but pleasure. We can only wish.

Read more:
http://www.adprima.com/studyout.htm


Tips on Test Taking 
Preparation and taking the test.

Read more:
http://www.ncsu.edu/felder-public/Papers/testtaking.htm


Test Preparation Checklist
Students who have been disappointed with their test grades.

Read more:
http://www.ncsu.edu/felder-public/Columns/memo.html


Study Skill Checklist
The purpose of this inventory is to find out about your own study habits and attitudes.

Read more:

http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/checklis.html
Effective Study Habits
You can prepare yourself to succeed in your studies. Try to develop and appreciate the following habits.

Read more
:
http://www.studygs.net/attmot4.htm
M.U.R.D.E.R. A study system
Study is nothing else but a possession of the mind.

Read more:

http://www.studygs.net/murder.htm

Index Study System
Here is a method of studying that gives you an accurate perception of how well you know the material, and forces you to think about it, rather than just look over it.

Read more:
http://www.studygs.net/tstprp4.htm


Effective Study Skills - How to Study and Make the Most of Your Time
This web page on study skills is designed to help you improve your learning and understanding, and ultimately your grades. It is not so large that it would require you to engage in mind-numbing reading of chapter after chapter as is the case with many books on the subject. The information is written in a way to help you "see" and "practice" proven study techniques. This page is used in hundreds of schools and universities and is ranked in the top 5 sites by Google for "how to study."

Read more:
http://www.adprima.com/studyout.htm


TAKING NOTES


Taking Lecture and Class Notes
Information presented in class often contains the central concepts of the course and the material most likely to be included on exams. Yet, students frequently do not realize the importance of notetaking and listening. The following handouts provide tips on how to recall more information from your lectures through active listening and purposeful notetaking. In addition, lecture notes can be a critical tool for preparing for exams. Suggestions are provided for how to use your notes regularly to review

Read more:

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/success/notes.html


Taking Notes From Lectures
In college classes, lectures are still the primary way faculty deliver information to students. Progress has been made to make college a more collaborative learning process, but lectures are alive and well. Consequently, notetaking is still the primary means of sorting, organizing, and processing this material.

Read more:
http://www.d.umn.edu/kmc/student/loon/acad/strat/ss_notetaking.html

Notetaking Skills
Evaluate Your Present Note-Taking System

Read more:
http://www.arc.sbc.edu/notes.html

Taking Notes on Lectures
You take lots notes in college, but it's likely that you don't think much about how to take good notes. It's not just a matter of scribbling down everything the professor says. Taking good notes is crucial to learning. Here are some helpful strategies for taking lecture notes more effectively.

Read more:
http://www.chass.ncsu.edu/ccstm/scmh/notes.html


Taking Notes and Reading
"I wish I’d learned to do this in high school." It's an often heard comment from students on any college campus.

Read more:
http://www.clemson.edu/collegeskills/sec3pg1.htm

READING COMPREHENSION


Academic Support Guides/Reading Comprehension
Identifying words on a page does not make someone a successful reader. When the words are understood and transcend the pages to become thoughts and ideas then you are truly reading. Comprehension therefore is the capacity for understanding those thoughts and ideas. Applying what you have read and understood becomes the successful conclusion.

Read more:

http://academic.cuesta.edu/acasupp/AS/300INDEX.HTM


Reading Comprehension Tips
Tips before, during, and after reading.

Read more:
http://www.monm.edu/study-skills/reading-comprehension.htm

College Reading Skills Program
The College Reading Skills Program (CRSP) utilizes various vocabulary, critical comprehension, and reading rate strategies to encourage students in becoming more active and critical when they are engaged in the reading process. Click on any of the strategies below to view or download the documents.

Read more:

http://www.csupomona.edu/~lrc/crsp/techniques.html

VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT


Focusing on Words
Focusing on Words and Word Explorations helps students enhance their English vocabulary skills by focusing on the Latin and Greek elements used in English.

Read more:
http://www.literacy.uconn.edu/compre.htm


Vocabulary University
Separated into 3 levels of difficulty, these free interactive vocabulary puzzle and activity sessions use Latin and Greek "roots and cells" to help decode words.

Read more:
http://www.vocabulary.com/

A Vocabulary Exercise
An exercise to learn difficult vocabulary.

Read more:

http://www.studygs.net/vocabulary.htm

LISTENING SKILLS
Listening Skills
You probably spend more time using your listening skills than any other kind of skill. Like other skills, listening takes practice

Read more:
http://www.infoplease.com/homework/listeningskills1.html
Listening Skills
The average college student spends about 14 hours per week in class listening (or perhaps I should say "hearing"--there is a difference!) to lectures.

Read more:
http://www.d.umn.edu/kmc/student/loon/acad/strat/ss_listening.html

General Listening Quizzes
ESL listening exercises.

Read more:

http://www.esl-lab.com/

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Seminar Presentations An Overview
During your studies, you may be required to give many presentations. Most students are nervous when they first have to speak in front of an audience, but with practice they can become effective pr
esenters.

Read more:
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/tutsem.html


Speaking to an Audience - Some Useful Tips
Many experienced speakers employ devices which give added effect to their speeches.

Read more:
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/speak.html


SCIENCE AND MATH WEBSITES


Martindale's The Virtual Chemistry Center 
Chemistry journals.

Read more:
http://www.martindalecenter.com/GradChemistry.html


Internet Public Library
The natural and physical sciences and their practical applications.

Read more:
http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/sci00.00.00/


Martindales' Reference Desk
Links to math and science resources.

Read more:
http://www.martindalecenter.com/


Global Instructional Chemistry
Includes case histories illlustrating modern chemistry in action, liberally dosed with "hyperactive" molecules which you will be able to rotate, measure and generally play with. Includes chemical problems suitable for tutorial and classes, a page where you can log-in to suitable on-line information databases, pages where you can acquire programs and other software, and any other good ideas that people come up with.

Read more:
http://www.ch.ic.ac.uk/GIC/


The Math Forum Student Center
Great links with helpful information.

Read more:
http://mathforum.org/students/


How To Survive Engineering School 
Despite the incomprehensible lectures, endless homework, and impossible tests, studying engineering has rarely been fatal. Nevertheless, things may not always go quite the way you would like—classes with absurd amounts of work and test averages in the 50s are facts of life in engineering. I had lots of classes like that when I was where you are now, and I complained about them just as loudly. Unfortunately, while complaining may make you feel better, it won't do a thing for your grades.

Read more:
http://www.ncsu.edu/felder-public/Columns/Surviving-School.html


A Survival Guide to Chemical Engineering
As you prepare to take your first chemical engineering course, you may be feeling a bit smug, or perhaps a bit nervous, or both. You managed to navigate your one-person kayak through the relatively smooth waters of the freshman year, easily maneuvering around the rocks of calculus, chemistry, and physics by spending about 30–45 minutes (usually 30) on any given homework assignment and studying the night before a test, usually for an hour and a half at the most. The terrain was familiar based on your strong high school preparation. Group work was not necessary (hence your one-person kayak); you may have noticed your fellow kayakers paddling along, some falling by the wayside, but most keeping pace with the group.

Read more:
http://www.ncsu.edu/felder-public/Papers/CHE_Survival_Guide(Bullard).htm


Helpful Science Sites
Links to colleges' tutorials, etc.

Read more:
 http://biochemhub.com/biochem/colleges.cfm


Biology Forum
The biology forum is divided into different categories so that you can post and find answers with ease and also create biology related communities (or colonies if you wish). So, please register, post your questions, chat and enjoy this feature of Biology-Online.org.

Read more:
http://www.biology-online.org/


The Biology Project
Problem sets and tutorials.

Read more:
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/


BioTech
An interactive educational resource and biotechnology reference tool.

Read more:
http://www.bio.net/


Cells Alive!
Information and images about cells from all walks of life.

Read more:
http://www.cellsalive.com/


The-Science-Lab.com
Directory of biology-related websites.

Read more:
http://www.the-science-lab.com/Biology/


The Visible Human Project
The National Library of Medicine's page on this project. Links are provided to several sites which allow you to navitage through the visible humans.

Read more:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/visible/visible_human.html



TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING
Writing Technical Articles
The notes below apply to technical papers in computer science and electrical engineering, with emphasis on papers in systems and networks.

Read more:
http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~hgs/etc/writing-style.html
Introduction to Journal-Style Scientific Writing
A critical aspect of the scientific process is the reporting of new results in scientific journals in order to disseminate that information to the larger community of scientists. Communication of your results contributes to the pool of knowledge within your discipline (and others!) and very often provides information that helps others interpret their own experimental results. Most journals accept papers for publication only after peer review by a small group of scientists who work in the same field and who recommend the paper be published (usually with some revision).

Read more:
http://abacus.bates.edu/~ganderso/biology/resources/writing/HTWgeneral.html

Technical and Scientific Writing: A Research Guide
Handbooks and Dictionaries | Career Guides | DELCAT Subject Headings | Databases | Key Journals

Read more:
http://www2.lib.udel.edu/subj/writing/resguide/techwrit.htm


The Mayfield Handbook of Scientific and Technical Writing
Good technical communication is accurate, clear, concise, coherent, and appropriate. In the prose of science and technology, these qualities are sometimes difficult to achieve. Not only do science and technology depend heavily on specialized concepts and terminologies, but they also make extensive use of numbers and graphics.

Read more:
https://mit.imoat.net/handbook/toc.htm


Technical Writing
As a student, engineer or scientist you will be required to write technical reports as part of your degree as well as throughout your career. Examples of such reports include annual environmental reports to regulators, annual reports to shareholders, project proposals, tender documents and journal articles. This handout will briefly examine the main/common technical writing features and conventions used by scientists and engineers.

Read more:
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/tech.html


Writing a Case Study Report in Engineering
Welcome to this online resource on writing a case study in risk management. It may also be useful for other students writing a case study in engineering at UNSW. There are activities included and I encourage you to spend some time reflecting on the tasks before looking at my comments.

Read more:
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/case_study/index.htm


Lab Reports
In the Science, Technology and Engineering fields, laboratory reports are used when communicating about 'an investigation' or 'research'. Becoming competent in producing laboratory (or experimental) reports as an undergraduate student will assist you to develop the skills required to write more extended and increasingly original research reports that are usually required from 3rd year onwards.

Read more:
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/labrep.html

 


Guide to a Scientific Writing Style:
Scientific & Technical Writing Guides, StyleManuals, AbbreviationGuides

Read more:
http://voxlibris.claremont.edu/research/lrs/science_cit.htm

Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
These guidelines for engineering writing and scientific writing are designed to help students communicate their technical work. To that end, these guidelines contain advice, models, and exercises for common writing and speaking assignments in engineering and science.

Read more:
http://www.writing.eng.vt.edu/
Guides for Better Science Writing
Style Manuals for Specific Disciplines Astronomy, Biology, Medicine, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics

Read more:
http://www.indiana.edu/~cheminfo/14-05.html

Scientific Writing Guides
The following guides give advice on writing essays, articles and other materials and citing publications in your bibliographies. You should also find out your Department's recommended citation style, since different University Departments have different requirements. Web guides to writing and citation styles, Writing for publication: reports, articles and books, Writing essays, laboratory reports and theses, Biological sciences, Chemistry, Geology

Read more:
http://www.library.adelaide.edu.au/guide/sci/Generalsci/sciwrit.html

Internet Resources for Scientific Writing
“In order to understand how best to improve writing, we would do well to understand better how readers go about reading.”

Read more:
http://pubs.acs.org/subscribe/journals/ci/31/special/02sb_inet.html
Writing and Editing Networks
Technical Writing Resources, Medical and Scientific Writing Resources, Reciprocal Links

Read more:
http://www.writingnetwork.com/links.htm
Reading and Writing Scientific and Technical Literature
Technical Writing, Style Manuals, Graphics, Abbreviations and Symbols, Scientific Dictionaries, Translation Dictionaries

Read more:

http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/libguides/1-10.html

How To Write a Scientific Abstract
The following are links to sites which describe details on how to best prepare, organize, and write a scientific abstract, whether you are a graduate or an undergraduate student.

Read more:
http://www.sacnas.org/student_presentation_resources2.htm


Technical Writing
As a student, engineer or scientist you will be required to write technical reports as part of your degree as well as throughout your career. Examples of such reports include annual environmental reports to regulators, annual reports to shareholders, project proposals, tender documents and journal articles. This handout will briefly examine the main/common technical writing features and conventions used by scientists and engineers.

Read more:
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/tech.html


Lab Reports

In the Science, Technology and Engineering fields, laboratory reports are used when communicating about 'an investigation' or 'research'. Becoming competent in producing laboratory (or experimental) reports as an undergraduate student will assist you to develop the skills required to write more extended and increasingly original research reports that are usually required from 3rd year onwards.

Read more:
http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/labrep.html



SCIENCE ONLINE MAGAZINES


American Scientist
A magazine about science and technology which reviews work in fields ranging from molecular biology to engineering. In addition, there are book reviews and regular columns dealing with computing, engineering and public and professional issues.

Read more:
http://www.americanscientist.org/template/Index;jsessionid=aaa9BilSHJ1OSp


Discover Magazine
very readable and current science articles from the online version of the magazine, links to top science sites and archives of previous editions.

Read more:
http://www.discover.com/


EurekAlert
This website offers free access to articles detailing the latest research findings in such fields as: science, medicine, technology and health.

Read more:
http://www.eurekalert.org/

Global Change
An electronic magazine which seeks to familiarize the public with the issues associated with climate change and ozone depletion.

Read more:
http://pacinst.org/globalchange.org/

Journal of Chemical Education Online
Articles of interest to those who teach chemistry at all levels.

Read more:
http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/

National Geographic
The online version of the popular magazine, plus World Magazine for kids.

Read more:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

Natural Science
An online science magazine containing science related articles written for a nonspecialist audience.

Read more:
http://naturalscience.com/ns/nshome.html

Nature
The international weekly journal of science; the world's most cited science journal, covering all fields of research.

Read more:
http://www.nature.com/nature/index.html

New Scientist
Articles about science and technology, with many pointers to other science sites.

Read more:
http://www.newscientist.com/home.ns

Nutrition Science News Magazine
Features comprehensive articles related to nutrition and nutrition research, food supplements and health.

Read more:

http://www.deliciouslivingmag.com/

Physics News Update
A digest of physics news items from physics journals, physics meetings, newspapers, magazines and other news sources; published approximately once a week by the American Institute of Physics.

Read more:
http://www.aip.org/physnews/update/

Popular Science

Read more:
http://www.popsci.com/popsci/

Science Daily
An online magazine that brings you news about the latest discoveries and research projects in everything from astrophysics to zoology.

Read more:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/

Science Magazine Online
The internet version of the weekly magazine of science and scientific research, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Read more:
http://www.scienceonline.org/

Science News
Articles on a variety of contemporary science topics.

Read more:
http://www.sciencenews.org/

Scientific American
Experience the exciting world of science: online articles, recent developments in science, interviews, ask the experts, marketplace and more.

Read more:
http://www.sciam.com/

The Scientist
A periodical dealing with topics in the life sciences.

Read more:
http://www.the-scientist.com/

Sci Journal
An online publication in which students publish investigations or experiments they have done, so that other students can read about it.

Read more:
http://www.sci-journal.org/index.php?c_check=1

SciTech Magazine
The Cornell University undergraduate magazine of science and technology, featuring new ideas, breakthroughs, controversies and people in the world of science and engineering.

Read more:
http://www.rso.cornell.edu/scitech/

Space Views
An online publication giving space exploration news, launch schedules, coming events and related space information.

Read more:
http://www.space.com/spaceviews/

Technology Review
Articles dealing with the latest issues and discoveries in technology and its affect on our lives.

Read more:
http://www.techreview.com/

The Why Files
A publication whose articles examine the science of everyday life events.

Read more:
http://whyfiles.org/


 

 


Though some of these articles target the first year college student, they provide sound advice for all college students.

Tips for First-Year Students
Twenty one tips for first-year students.

Read more:
http://www.smu.edu/alec/tips.html



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