Web Resources Guide
8 tips for being a successful student and making the most of your schedule. The site emphasizes leaving extra time and being flexible as well as allocating time for campus, recreation, and church activities
Offers realistic information and issues with time management. Some of the information is illustrated in an appealing myth/fact format.
A site with lots of help for study skills, including time management, studying in groups, and techniques for solving a host of different problems. My personal favourite: the MURDER study system!
The University Library
Easy access link to Longwood's library homepage. Using this link students can search the library's catalog and find books for research papers and class projects. This site also allows students to email the librarian and ask for help on doing a search.
This is Longwood's general academic web page with links to all academic areas on campus including individual schools, programs, and requirements.
The Code Of Honor
The homepage for Longwood's Honor and Judicial Board with links to information on disciplinary, honor, and judicial programs including hearings, forms, statistics, and policies.
Longwood's Career Center's website offers information from getting through college in 4 years to student employment to job hunt and interviewing; there are also links to graduate school information and the portfolio option. The FOCUS online program, a Career & Educational Planning System, which offers personalized career planning, and career guidance information services for students, is linked from this page.
Get information on making decisions about your interests and possible future careers. Use the links to other Longwood Career Center pages or other websites to obtain information on careers and the career development process.
A link to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the federal government. It provides current statistics on national and state and local employment and unemployment.
A place to access good Myers Briggs type information. Students can use the content information provided to guess the components of their type. It closes with short paragraph about each of the sixteen types. While still useful for students, it is designed for the professional workplace and forming teams in such a setting.
Diversity In Modern Society
Longwood's statement regarding Affirmative Action with links to disabilities and sexual harassment information.
Longwood's multicultural affairs homepage with links including some to multicultural goals, programs, outreach, and staff.
Diversity Web was intended to "connect, amplify and multiply campus diversity efforts through a central location on the Web" where people listen and share ideas. It includes a bulletin board and e-mail list-serve to promote discussion and initiate conversation.
Understanding Personal Learning Styles
A link to NC State's learning styles questionnaire that is available on web. Students fill in bubbles to 44 questions, click submit, and are immediately presented with a screen which shows their results that can be printed out. The results include a simple analysis with links to more information on specific learning styles.
The main page links students to the DVC learning styles survey and information on four learning styles. One of the highlights of this site is that it is intended for college students.
This page is part of a larger website called " Mission: Critical"; it is a page of brainteasers and sample pieces of writing to encourage students to think logically and critically. The logic games really do make student think about the answer-and they do not provide the answer for those that want to give up easily. In the writing samples there is a wide range of writing styles. Professors, the problem with no answers is that you have think critically about the problems to have an answer for your students.
On this page you will see ideas on how to teach and assess students' abilities in critical thinking. This site is written for professors of the health care related fields particularly nursing, although it can be adapted to be used in any discipline.
This site gives suggestions on teaching and assessing critical thinking and includes several assignments on critical thinking.
This website offers many resources for researching and a section on teaching students how to evaluate web resources. To find a PowerPoint presentation and handouts/checklists, click on "Evaluating Web Pages."
This site focuses on evaluating books and journal articles; it also includes links for evaluating and analyzing information from websites.
This link will connect students to YoungMoney.com. Using the links on this website can provide college students with useful information to help them stay out of debt and manage their money successfully. This site also includes stories about scams and difficulties faced by other young adults.
Homepage for Longwood's Student Health and Wellness Center. Here students can find information about SHWC events and find information about the services available to students through Student Health.
Homepage for Longwood's Counseling Center where students can find information about making an appointment, the services offered, cost, staff, and learning outcomes.
Contains strategies to minimize stress; however, it does not provide possible solutions for the ways they suggest you use to reduce stress.
Introduction To Student Services
This page links students to all areas related to life on campus-athletics, honor/judicial board, housing, dining hall, student union, recreation, security, student health, organizations, and technology.
This site provides a list of all recognized organizations on campus for students. The organizations are grouped by type of organization for easier locating, and links are provided for individual organization if websites are available.
Tells students how to reduce or eliminate test anxiety by using good study habits and anticipating test anxiety by handling expected stress before it hits and dealing with it effectively when it does come.
A good site that covers important test taking skills including objective and subjective testing methods and items (multiple choice, true/false, essay, etc).
This site provides test-taking strategies for objective tests focusing on ways to attack questions you do not immediately know the answer to. It does include some vocabulary without defining it.
Students learn how to make the most of the time spent reading, doing homework, and studying; the designer breaks up the page into manageable bits based on specific skill area.
This is a study skills checklist designed at VA Tech. It is designed to be printed out and completed which allows for the professor to have the students bring it to class completed, so the class can discuss the topic. It includes a purpose for completing the inventory as well as an analysis tool and links to additional information if skills are weak in any area.
Tells students how to read for comprehension; there are specific directions on using the SQ3R Reading/Studying System.
Here is a direct link to the Cornell note taking system. It is simple to understand and bold print points out the main headings.
Offers suggestions on in-class skills such as note taking. It provides a list of 13 things to remember in class. Unfortunately the page is dull reading.
Addresses general writing concerns from planning and research to punctuation and documentation. It includes professional writing and several practice exercises related to particular for grammatical and structural issues.
Titled "A Guide for Writing Research Papers", this all inclusive information bank addresses how to go from start to finish with a research paper, including types of resources available and MLA documentation. While this site does not include grammatical and structural concerns, it does have a link to the school's grammar and writing site that provides examples and opportunities to practice with games and worksheets.
How To Survive College
What your mother [and others] never told you about college is a compilation of lessons and ideas others have learned or used while in college that will benefit the college freshmen. And even if not, it's good for a smile and laugh.
Focuses on how to be a successful student. It addresses a lot of areas and breaks the information down into manageable chunks. The bad side to the diversity is that it is rather long but does not go into great depth for any one topic.
10 tips to survive college. The cute style makes the reader attentive and interested in the valuable information the author has to say. This makes it good for general but poor if the student needs help in any of these areas.