Please use the links below to find help on math, writing, and test taking strategies.
We also have many handouts, computerized math, reading, and writing exercises, and math DVDs.
Just ask us, and we will try to locate the right resources to help you.
"Our library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer." (Khan Academy website)
Glendale College Library: Essay Writing Resources
Writing can be easy at times and perplexing at others. The GCC Library offers many resources to help students boost their essay writing power and make the most of the written word.
Late Night Writer
Subscription service with guided planning, development, and assessment of a student’s topic. Presents advice, suggestions, and examples for help with individual questions. Provides documentation help with bibliography tools. Offers other writing strategy tips and “built in breaks” and suggestion for overcoming writer’s block and fatigue.
Learning Strategies Database
Summary of Writing Problems and Strategies from Muskingum College
Writing at Colorado State University
Colorado State University’s Writing Studio, a web-based, open-access learning environment for students and instructors, available without charge. Visitors are supported by a multi-media help system that offers more than 200 brief, how-to videos and text descriptions of key tools, including: shared ePortfolios and a new Wiki-based Class tools, a wide range of planning, composing, and commenting tools for writers, as well as access to writing guides, activities, links, blogs, drafting tools, and more than 200 brief, how-to videos. Teachers who have an “instructor” account can create their own courses, as well as clone courses, copy materials among courses, add co-instructors, and give courses away to other instructors. In the past year, roughly 22,500 writers from more than 900 institutions worldwide logged into their free Writing Studio accounts an average of 35 times.
Dartmouth Writing Program
Dartmouth’s College’s Writing Center site for students, faculty, and writing tutors, including overview of writing pedagogy and methods. For students, includes text-book quality sections on the writing process, tips for ESL students in writing “American” academic essays, separate sections on writing papers across the disciplines (humanities, social sciences, sciences).
Model Documents Gallery
This site provides overviews and examples of the format required for business and technical writing, humanities, and natural and applied sciences writing.(WAC emphasis)
The Purdue Online Writing Lab
Probably the most comprehensive collection of writing information on the Web, this site provides handouts for students and teachers, exercises (with answers), as well as Powerpoint presentations and hypertext workshops.
GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION GUIDES
English Grammar and Punctuation Guide
Grammar and Punctuation Tips
Writing Thesis Statements
Interactive visual/audio explanation. Includes test questions.
“Thesis builder”. Helps students draft thesis statements.
Writing Center at University of Wisconsin – Madison
Presents “how to” in stages with directive questions and examples.
The Longman Vocabulary Website
This companion site to the Longman series on vocabulary offers exercises to build vocabulary.
Study Behavior Inventory
Do you have a hard time staying motivated in classes? Would you like to improve the efficiency of your study skills? If you've answered "Yes" to any of these questions, then consider assessing your study skills with the Study Behavior Inventory available in the GCC Career Center and learn the characteristics of a successful student.
ESL STUDENTS – COMPREHENSIVE SITES:
Glendale College Library
The library’s ESL collection includes books, audio cassettes, compact discs, and DVDs to support learners of English as a second language. The ESL collection includes graded readers arranged by level; materials for language support, including subject-specific non-fiction titles; and Recorded Books: cassettes that come with a read along book.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
These OWL resources will help ESL students in second language writing. This section includes resources on writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, and it contains links to OWL workshops and exercises useful for ESL students. This section also includes links to ESL resources on the Internet.
English Language Resource Center
Bergen Community College (NJ) with over 100 links to ESL sites for: all levels and skills, sites by topic (grammar and writing, listening, pronunciation, reading and vocabulary), dictionaries and other tools.
The ESL Links Site
HUGE site with over 200 sites for both students and instructors, categorized by need and topic: Reading (including online books); Listening materials (including interactive quizzes and activities); Vocabulary lists; Spelling and grammar quizzes; online grammar books and dictionaries; ESL blogs, podcasts, and Discussion Forums.
ESL Website for Students and Teachers
An instructor’s website for student and teachers, offering sample essays at various levels and featuring advice fromm international students that can be used to prepare writing center tutors. If you click “For Teachers,” and then “For University Students,” you will find his ESL writing course for undergraduates. It offers several writing assignments, as well as tips for editing papers and for taking in-class essay exams.
This site offers some “student pages” and a “teacher side.” Advice is given on teaching grammar, on developing integrated skills, and on using film and the internet to mentor student learning.
English as a Second Language
This site helps address some of the needs of adult learners. While this site offers links to many lesson plans, the emphasis is on practical and workplace communication. Those in search of vocabulary can read “100 Free Short Stories.” There is a large section dedicated to immigration rules and services. Attention is paid to ESP, English for Special Purposes.
Grammar and Multi-Skill Sites
Comprehensive list of ESL grammar links with different levels of difficulty: easy, intermediate, advanced.
TEST TAKING STRATEGIES
Test Taking Central
Improve your study skills and do better on tests.
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