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Learning Style Survey for College from Catherine Jester, Learning Disability Specialist at Diablo Valley College provides a self-scoring test to determine your learning style
Learning Styles & Multiple Intelligence from the Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada) Invisible Disabilities Association, is a non-profit group that promotes understanding of learning and neurological disabilities.
Six Hour D from Russell Dewey, Georgia Southern University Psychology Professor and developer of Psych Web Internet subject guide, briefly explains how self-testing can help students better recall information from a text to prevent intensive studying that provides few positive results.
Study Skills Self Help Information from Virginia Tech University Counseling Center, offers guidelines for note taking, procrastination, stress management, improving reading speed, time scheduling, and other helpful practices.
Test Taking Strategies from the University of Minnesota - Duluth Student Handbook provides preparation tips before, during, and after the test to prevent the necessity for "cramming" the night before a test.
UW Counselling Services - Study Skills from the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) Counselling Services provides suggestions for improving listening, reading, concentrating, and remembering.
ESL Idiom Page from Dave Sperling (developer of Dave's ESL Cafe) who teaches ESL at California State University, Northridge features an alphabetical list of common sayings and their definitions. Also check out the Dave's ESL Quiz Center where you can practice your knowledge of grammar, slang, history, and science.
ESL Study Hall from Christine Meloni, Associate Professor of EFL at The George Washington University includes links to web pages on reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar.
HyperGrammar - Features specifics about grammar rules from the Writing Centre at the University of Ottawa.
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab from Randall Davis (M.A.,Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Brigham Young University), provides practice sound files to become familiar with the English language (NOTE: You may need to download additional software as directed. Check with campus lab personnel to see what software is currently available on college workstations.)
Resources for English Language and Culture from the Ohio University (OU) Computer Assisted Language Learning Lab presents an excellent survey of links and OU resources on reading, current events, speaking, living in the U.S., and study skills.
Selected Links for ESL Students from the Internet TESL Journal based at the Aichi Institute of Technology in Japan provides links to games, vocabulary, news, reading, and grammar.
Common types of Writing Assignments from the The University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center features basic writing issues such as a thesis statement, quoting, and paraphrasing plus writing reviews and scientific reports.
Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., late English professor of Cornell University (sponsored by Bartleby.com electronic text publisher) is a classic writing guide including rules of composition and usage, plus commonly misused and misspelled words.
Grammar and Style from the The University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center includes information on "twelve common errors," parts of speech, transitions, and sentence structure.
Guide to Writing and Grammar from Charles Darling Professor of English at Capital Community-Technical College in Hartford (CT) offers a comprehensive review of sentence, paragraph, and essay structure with interactive quizzes.
OWL Handouts : Complete Index by Topic from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab features numerous guides on such topics as grammar, research paper writing, punctuation, non-sexist language, proofreading, and writer's block.
Paragraphs and Topic Sentences from Writing Tutorial Services at the Indiana University, Bloomington highlights how to best construct a proper paragraph.
Speakers Anxiety from the University of South Florida College of Education highlights ideas for organizing and preparing an oral presentation.