Resources and Services

Resource Library

The Academic Resource Center offers a resource library containing a wide variety of helpful materials available for use in the ARC:

  • Foreign language dictionaries (German, French, and Spanish)
  • Books and handouts on study skills and time management, including Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI)
  • Handouts on test taking strategies
  • An MLA handbook, Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Vocabulary Builder sets
  • Various textbooks (math, sociology, etc.)
  • Cliff's Quick Review books

ARC Hardware and Software

  • 10 PCs with CD/DVD drives, Internet and HP Lasjet Printer access
  • HP ScanJet Scanner
  • HP DeskJet Color Printer
  • Kurzweil 3000 read/scan system
  • Microsoft Office 2007 (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Photo Editor, Outlook/Outlook Express)
  • Study Smart computerized tutorial
  • Teletypewriter (TTY)

 


The ARC computer lab, located on the third floor of Andrews Hall, features 10 work stations.

 

Recommended Online Resources

Math Tutorials

www.mathpower.com
A site that provides information about basic math and algebra. Helps to identify a student's learning style and provides links for to information about learning styles, study skills tips, and ways to reduce math anxiety.

www.mathnotes.com
Students can strengthen their understanding through interactive tutorials and study aids, or, they can more deeply explore concepts through real-world applications and Web links for further research.

www.math.utah.edu/math.html
An excellent site for students struggling with math anxiety or frustration. The purpose of the site is to help you learn how to approach mathematics in a more effective way.

 

Choosing a Major and Career Planning

www.embark.com/college/cm/maj/art/choose.stm contains advice and a variety of summaries for different majors.

www.rc.net/orange/rosary/counseling/major.htm links to career options with different degrees as well as extended advice.

 

MCAT Online Preparation

www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm Association of American Medical Colleges

www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Union/5092 Includes exercises, advice on preparation and test taking, and sources for further information.

 

www.how-to-study.com/tkng_notes.htm helps to prepare a student for the note-taking process. Includes information on what to do before, during, and after class with regard to notes.

 

GRE

members.spree.com/sip/speeder Lists frequent words from the GRE with useful links.

www.gre.org is maintained by the Educational Testing Service with test dates, sample questions, and more.

 

GMAT

www.princetonreview.com/testprep/gmat.asp is the Princeton Review site for GMAT preparation.

www.gmat.org provides online registration for the GMAT and an opportunity to browse a database of hundreds of business schools worldwide.

 

LSAT

www.lsat.org is the official site from the Law School Admission Council includes online registration, downloadable forms, and a complete sample test.

www.gate.net/~tutor provides free downloadable sample solution, diagnostic brain teaser problems, advice on reading comprehension and logical reasoning, complete diagrammatic course.

 

Goal Setting

www.topachievement.com/tutorial/index.html provides several resources explaining how and why to set goals.