The Student Learning Center offers a range of courses to aid students with study strategies. Take a look at our course listing under the "Courses" category of this website.

In this Study Resources section of the SLC website, you will find a variety of resources, both links, and materials created here at SUNY Oneonta, to help you find strategies that work for you.

### General Study Skills:

#### Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a very serious issue affecting college students. Many students do not understand the rules for properly citing information they are trying to discuss in their college papers. First, you should familiarize yourself with SUNY Oneonta's policies on Academic Honesty in the Student Code of Conduct. Then, take the time to familiarize yourself with the rules for properly citing sources.

- SUNY Oneonta's Milne Library - "Citing Sources"
- Purdue's Online Writing Lab - "Avoiding Plagiarism"
- You'll find links along the right-hand side of the screen to information on how to cite your sources in various citation styles.

- Indiana University

#### Computer Literacy

You've probably realized you need some basic computer skills to function as a college student. We have a terrific program at SUNY Oneonta for helping you with essential computer skills. Check out Technology Instruction Program for Students (TIPS).

Here are some other neat resources:

- University of Minnesota Duluth (just check out their Assessment--it's great!)

#### English as a Second Language Resources

- Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab Try this in one of the labs that has headphones.
- University of Victoria Study Zone

#### Learning Disabilities

If you have a learning disability, you should contact SLC's Accessibility Resources.

For more information on learning disabilities, see the websites below:

#### Math Content & Strategies

- How to Get Better at Math by College Info Geek
- Web Math
- A-Plus Math Flashcards
- Math Forum Algebra Problems and Puzzles
- Quick Math

**Mathematics Tutoring Resources**

This resource is a compilation of good-quality videos that explain a variety of common topics. Please let us know if you find any links that aren't working.

Please note that we used two main Youtube channels (mathbff and KristaKingMath) that offer high quality information. We've noted the name of the channel along with the linked topic. You can certainly navigate to other videos on those channels right on Youtube, or you can use this page as a convenient way to identify just what you're looking for. By using this page, though, you help us determine how useful our providing this information is.

Simplifying radicals - mathbff Completing the square
**Systems of equations****Quadratics**- mathbff Factoring quadratics
- mathbff Solving quadratic equations
- KristaKingMath Using the quadratic formula

- mathbff Linear inequalities
- mathbff Inverse functions
**Polynomial division**- mathbff Long division with polynomials
- KristaKingMath Long division with polynomials
- mathbff Synthetic division

- mathbff Finding domain
- mathbff Finding the vertex of a parabola
- mathbff Horizontal asymptotes
**Trigonometry**- mathbff Radians and Degrees
- mathbff Six basic trig functions
- mathbff Right triangles and intro trig
- mathbff Unit circle

**Finding the equation of a line**- KristaKingMath Finding the equation of a line in slope-intercept form
- KristaKingMath Finding the equation of a line in point-slope form

- KristaKingMath Determining if a function is even, odd, or neither
- KristaKingMath Defining a piecewise function based on its graph
**Graphing by transformations**- KristaKingMath Introduction to graphing by transformations
- KristaKingMath Graphs of basic transformations
- KristaKingMath Graphing by transformations example

- KristaKingMath Operations with polynomials and finding domain
- KristaKingMath The difference quotient
- mathbff Vertical Asymptotes
**Composite functions**- KristaKingMath Introduction to composite functions
- KristaKingMath Composite functions and their domains

**Logarithms**- mathbff Logarithms (process)
- KristaKingMath Using rules of logarithms to simplify logarithmic expressions
- mathbff Solving logarithmic equations

**Trigonometry**- mathbff Radians and Degrees
- mathbff Six basic trig functions
- mathbff Right triangles and intro trig
- mathbff Unit circle

- mathbff Radians and Degrees
- mathbff Six basic trig functions
- mathbff Right triangles and intro trig
Unit circle

**Limits**

- mathbff Limits (introduction and definition)
- mathbff Evaluating limits part 1
- mathbff Evaluating limits part 2
- KristaKingMath Evaluating limits using graphs and limit laws
- KristaKingMath Limits and continuity
- KristaKingMath One-sided limits
- KristaKingMath Showing a limit does not exist
- KristaKingMath Infinite limits
- mathbff Limits at infinity
- KristaKingMath Introduction to Squeeze Theorem
- KristaKingMath Applying Squeeze Theorem
- ProfRobBob Epsilon-Delta definition of a limit
- KristaKingMath Epsilon-Delta definition of a limit using a graph

**Derivatives**

**Definition and process**- mathbff Derivatives (limit definition)
- KristaKingMath Derivatives (limit definition)
- mathbff Derivatives (process)

**Derivative rules**- KristaKingMath Derivatives rules
- KristaKingMath Power Rule
- mathbff Quotient Rule
- KristaKingMath Quotient Rule
- KristaKingMath Trigonometric derivatives
- mathbff Chain Rule
**Chain rule examples**- KristaKingMath Chain rule with power rule example
- KristaKingMath Chain rule with product rule example
- KristaKingMath Chain rule with quotient rule example
- KristaKingMath Chain rule with trigonometry example
- KristaKingMath Chain rule with arcsine example
- KristaKingMath Chain rule with arccotangent example
- KristaKingMath Chain rule with hyperbolic sine example

**Implicit differentiation**- mathbff Implicit differentiation
- KristaKingMath Implicit differentiation
- KristaKingMath Second derivatives with implicit differentiation

**Related rates**- KristaKingMath Implicit differentiation and related rates
- KristaKingMath Related rates example water level in a tank
- KristaKingMath Related rates example distance between a person and a plane

**Tangent Lines**- mathbff Finding equations of tangent lines
**Examples**

**Intermediate Value Theorem**- KristaKingMath Critical points and intervals of increase and decrease
- KristaKingMath First derivative test to find max and min
- KristaKingMath Inflection points and concavity
- KristaKingMath Second derivative test to find max and min
- KristaKingMath Rolle’s Theorem
- KristaKingMath The Mean Value Theorem (MVT)
**L’Hopital’s Rule**- KristaKingMath L’Hopital’s Rule

- ProfRobBob Summary of curve sketching, example 1
- ProfRobBob Summary of curve sketching, example 2
- KristaKingMath Curve sketching example
**Optimization**- KristaKingMath Optimization
**Examples**- KristaKingMath Optimization example largest possible area of a rectangle
- KristaKingMath Optimization example largest possible area of a rectangle inscribed in an equilateral triangle
- KristaKingMath Optimization example largest possible area of a rectangle inscribed in a semi-circle
- KristaKingMath Optimization example smallest possible surface area of a cylinder
- KristaKingMath Optimization example largest possible volume of a cone-shaped cup
- KristaKingMath Optimization example largest possible volume of a cylinder inscribed in a sphere

**Integration**

- mathbff Basic integration
- KristaKingMath Applying properties of integrals
- KristaKingMath Finding f(x) given f’’(x)
- KristaKingMath Finding f(x) given f’’(x) and initial conditions
- mathbff U-substitutions
- KristaKingMath Area between curves
- KristaKingMath Area between curves sketching
- KristaKingMath Area between curves dx problems
- KristaKingMath Area between curves dy problems
- KristaKingMath Area of a triangle with given vertices using integration

**Methods of integration**

**Integration by parts**- mathbff Integration by parts
- KristaKingMath Integration by parts twice

**Trigonometric integrals**- KristaKingMath Trigonometric integrals sine and cosine both with odd exponents
- KristaKingMath Trigonometric integrals sine and cosine with one even and one odd exponent
- KristaKingMath Trigonometric integrals sine and cosine with both even exponents
- KristaKingMath Trigonometric integrals tangent and secant both with odd exponents
- KristaKingMath Trigonometric integrals tangent and secant both with even exponents

**Trigonometric substitution**- mathbff Trigonometric substitution
- KristaKingMath Trigonometric substitution with sine
- KristaKingMath Trigonometric substitution with tangent
- KristaKingMath Trigonometric substitution with secant

**Integration by partial fraction decomposition**- KristaKingMath Partial fraction decomposition with distinct linear factors
- KristaKingMath Partial fraction decomposition with repeated linear factors
- KristaKingMath Partial fraction decomposition with linear and quadratic factors, example 1
- KristaKingMath Partial fraction decomposition with linear and quadratic factors, example 2
- KristaKingMath Partial fraction decomposition with repeated quadratic factors
- KristaKingMath Partial fraction decomposition with distinct quadratic factors using trigonometric substitution
- KristaKingMath Partial fraction decomposition and methods of factoring
- KristaKingMath 2 methods for finding constants in partial fraction decompositions
- KristaKingMath Partial fractions with u-substitution example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXWbL7FbQWc

KristaKingMath Average value of a function

**Polar equations**

- KristaKingMath Sketching polar curves
- KristaKingMath How to sketch a polar curve (rose)
- KristaKingMath How to sketch a polar curve (cardiod)
- KristaKingMath How to sketch a polar curve (lemniscate)

#### Memory Strategies

#### Motivation

#### Note-Taking

Taking notes in college is essential to your success. Here are some resources for figuring out how to record important information from your courses.

#### Reading

#### Science

### Biology CONTENT Study Websites

**Anatomy & Physiology, Human & Animal Biology**

- Action Potentials from Garland Science. "This video explains the process by which a nerve cell receives, conducts, and transmits signals."
- Action Potential from Reza Habib. Another explanation of nerve cell function.
- Anatomy Arcade - free Flash games
- "Anatomy of a Muscle Cell" from Khan Academy
- BioDigital: 3D Human Visualization Platform for Anatomy and Disease
- Carnegie Melon University's Open Learning Initiative Anatomy & Physiology course
- Cells Alive! Interactive Study Site
- Get Body Smart (be sure to check out their "Resources" section linked at the bottom of the page)
- Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology by Shier, Butler & Lewis (interactive textbook website)
- Human Anatomy by McKinley & O'Loughlin (interactive textbook website)
- Physiology Study Tips from Dr. Sara Huang, Los Angeles Valley College
- Reading Strategies for A&P
- Synapse Structure & Function from Larry Keeley "Synapse structure and functions in the nervous system."
- Visual Genetics Education Centre's Topics for Higher Education

**General Biology**

- BioInteractive - Teacher's resource that contains interactive models, videos, etc.
- Biology Corner
- Boundless Biology - free online Biology text
- Cell Biology Scitable by nature Education
- Essential Cell Biology - Animations - Youtube Playlist
- Khan Academy: Biology
- Visual Genetics Education Centre's Topics for Higher Education

**Medical Terminology**

- Interactive Medical Terminology (includes Interactive American Exercises here)

### Chemistry Content Study Websites

Among the sites listed here are many that are AP or Regents' level -- **not** because the material is equivalent to the material in college-level courses but because they can provide clarification on important, basic concepts.

One important study technique is to pre-test and post-test yourself. Several of these sites provide quizzes that can be used for that purpose.

- Acids & Bases from Chem4Kids - very simple, clear explanation
- Basic Stoichiometry - Youtube video
- ChemmyBear -
**flashcards**(make sure you are on the GENERAL CHEM SECTION. Not AP) - Chem Tutor
- Chemistry Fundamentals Program, UNC-Chapel Hill
- Chemistry Interactive Review Activities from Science Geek
- Crash Course in Chemistry
- Elements Games from Sheppard Software
- Khan Academy Chemistry Channel
- Kent Chemistry - AP Chemistry Topics and Tutorial Videos
- Leah4Sci Youtube Channel for Organic Chemistry
- Mr. Causey's Chemistry Youtube Channel
- Mr. Guch-“Calvalcade of Chemistry”
- The NEW Periodic Table Song (Updated) by ASAP Science
- New York Science Teacher Regent's Prep
- Periodic Table Game by Funbrain
- Reed College Lab Manual - provides references for common chem experiments
- Regents Exam Prep Center
- Regents Review 2.0 - Live Television
- Science Joy Wagon - Study aids
- Science Review Games
- Stoichiometry Youtube Video by Brightstorm
- Quia Chemistry Cards

### Earth Science Content Study & Resource Websites

- Atlas of Spanish Oceanography by InvestigAdHoc
- Aqualogy
- British Oceanographic Data Centre
- Freeview Video 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Deep Deep Sea' Oceanography Programme by the Vega Science Trust and the BBC/Open University
- Glossary of Physical Oceanography and Related Disciplines by Steven K. Baum, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
- NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC)
- NOAA Ocean and Weather Data Navigator
- Oceans - National Geographic
- Scripps Institution of Oceanography
- Understanding Storms & Storm Fronts from USA Today

### SCIENCE STUDY SKILLS - GENERAL

- Academy for Creative Teaching's Science Graphic Organizers
- Anki - flash-card maker app
- Answering Essay Questions in Science Classes
- A Student's Guide to Writing in the Life Sciences from Harvard University
- "A Few words about Solving Problems in Chemistry" by Dr. E. T. Bell-Loncella, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
- Best Molecular and Cell Biology Apps and Websites
- Biology Study Skills by Cynthia Arem, Ph.D., Pima Community College
- Biology Reading Skills by Cynthia Arem, Ph.D., Pima Community College
- Cells Alive! Study Aids
- Flashcard Machine
- How to Study Biology: 5 Study Techniques to Master Biology from Goconqr
- How to Study for the Sciences from Drs. Douglas D. Gaffin and Marille H. Hoefnagels, Department of Biology, University of Oklahoma, Student Learning Center’s Student Success Series
- ProProfs - online flashcard maker - free, ad-supported
- Studying Biology: I thought I knew everything (but I still got a bad grade) from Office of Learning Resources University of Pennsylvania
- Study Skills by Mr. Nathan Norris of West Valley College
- Study Tips for Biology Classes from Butte College
- Test Item Analysis - this is applicable to any course from Lion Den
- The Most Powerful Way to Remember What You Study - College Info Geek
- Three Dozen Study Tips For Introductory Biology by Dr. SG Saupe, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University

#### Stress Management Resources

Stress is a part of college life. While no one can go to college without stress, all of us can develop our strategies for dealing with it.

#### Test Taking Strategies

- MTSU - "A Dozen Reasons to Review a Returned Test"

#### TIME MANAGEMENT INFORMATION

- Study Guides and Strategies
- University of Victoria "Planning Study Time"
- University of Victoria "Study Log"