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Improving Academic Skills

Student Academic Success Services (SASS) offers three support methods for students seeking help to improve their academic skills: individual, group, and self-directed.

Individual Appointments

One-on-one guidance is available for students looking for new  techniques and strategies through the Peer Coaching program. For more information, please visit the Coaching page.

 

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Group Workshops

In addition to one-one-one appointments, SASS Peer Coaches also hold group workshops every week on a variety of topics including study habits, time management, note taking, rebounding from midterms and preparing for finals. For more information, please visit the workshops page

Self-directed Resources

The following is a partial list of online resources available from other academic institutions and organizations to help students build subject matter knowledge and develop academic skills. These resources should be considered a supplement to consultations with SASS coordinators, tutors, and faculty who can provide customized guidance that addresses a student's specific, individual needs. Disclaimer: the views, opinions, and suggestions on these external resources do not necessarily represent those of the University of North Florida or Student Academic Success Services. While we believe that these electronic resources can be a valuable source of information for students, UNF cannot guarantee the accuracy of information found on external sites.

Business, Humanities & Social Sciences

webcast.berkeley

  • webcast.berkeley offers video and audio recordings of on-campus Berkeley courses. A broad range of courses within the social sciences, humanities, business, and economics disciplines are offered.
Open Yale Courses
  • OYC offers free online video recordings of on-campus Yale University courses spanning the social sciences and humanities disciplines. Students can select the course in which they're interested and can then choose the individual lecture topic(s) that they wish to see.
Khan Academy
  • The Khan Academy produces online video tutorials on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to) Art History, Economics (micro and macro), and Finance.

Math, Stats, & Computing 

webcast.berkeley

  • webcast.berkeley offers video and audio recordings of on-campus Berkeley courses. Available courses in mathematics focus on analytic geometry and calculus, but new courses are added every semester. Offerings in computer science include: an introduction to computer science, programming languages, software engineering, and data structures (among many others).
MIT Open Courseware 
  • MIT Open Courseware offers multimedia recordings of on-campus MIT courses as well as lecture notes, assignments, and assignment solutions (availability of this content varies by course). Mathematics courses include calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and numerous more advanced topics. Computing topics include: introductions to programming, algorithms, program structure, and artificial intelligence (among others). Content and course offerings are updated frequently.
The Math Forum at Drexel University
  • The Math Forum's Internet Mathematics Library links to hundreds of mathematics resources across the web. Resources are organized by subject (e.g. Algebra, Calculus, Statistics, etc.).
Khan Academy
  • The Khan Academy produces online video tutorials on a wide range of topics. These tutorials walk through example problems, demonstrate problem-solving techniques and methodologies, and discuss conceptual topics. Mathematics topics include (but are not limited to): Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Statistics, and Trigonometry.

Natural Sciences

webcast.berkeley

  • webcast.berkeley offers video and audio recordings of on-campus Berkeley courses. Disciplines covered among the natural sciences include: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics.
MIT Open Courseware
  • MIT Open Courseware offers multimedia recordings of on-campus MIT courses as well as lecture notes, assignments, and assignment solutions (availability of this content varies by course). Subjects offered among the natural sciences include: Biology; Chemistry; Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; Engineering; Materials Science; and Physics. Content and course offerings are updated frequently.
Open Yale Courses
  • OYC offers free video recordings of on-campus Yale University courses in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Students can select the course in which they're interested and can then choose the individual lecture topic(s) that they wish to see.
Khan Academy
  • The Khan Academy produces online video tutorials on a wide range of topics. These tutorials walk through example problems, demonstrate problem-solving techniques and methodologies, and discuss conceptual topics. Science topics include (but are not limited to): Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Most topics addressed during first and second semester natural science courses are covered.
The Physics Classroom
  • The Physics Classroom provides multimedia tutorials, reviews, and practice problems to assess students' understanding of diverse topics in physics. Resources also include problem solving guides for specific types of physics problems. Most topics addressed during first and second semester physics courses are covered.
 

Writing

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

  • Purdue's OWL offers over 200 free resources related to grammar and mechanics, style and language, citation conventions, the writing process, rhetoric and logic, different types of essay genres, research, and resources for English as a Second Language students.
University of Wisconsin Writer's Handbook
  • UW-Madison's Writer's Handbook offers numerous handouts related to many aspects of writing, including improving your writing style, the stages of the writing process, common writing assignments, grammar and punctuation, and citation conventions.