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Vote for your favorite page to be first!

spring cleaning  Since all the colleges are spring cleaning, renaming files which breaks the links, I am busy updating this site and trying to find out where they move things.

If you have a favorite page and would like to be first in line for updating and get a clean page with no broken links plus new resources for the Fall, vote by using the feedback button and tell us your favorite page.  So far the following pages have been requested and updated. All new items are labeled!

  • Accounting
  • Engineering
  • Speech

–June 14, 2015



Does Music make you smarter?

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Check out this 5 minute video to see what’s happening in your brain!

Power of Creating Music

Where in the world are you?

At the end of 2014, here are just a few locations that have sent reviews to

  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Ghana
  • Limpopo, South Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • St. Kitts, West Indies

Many more countries and states have been visiting the site.  So as we enter the New Year 2015 watch for more reviews by students sharing what works for them and what they like.

With this in mind, would you like to have a chance to share how you use apps? (Use the feedback button at the top of the page to respond. The category is General.


Attention – Implications for Online Learning

The Science of Attention in eLearning Infographic
Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics

Top Tips for Study Success

Top Tips For Study Success

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What should I bring to college?

Here are some suggestions from the University of Cincinnati for what you should feel free to bring and what to leave at home.  Well, I am certainly not bringing a 20 gallon fish tank, even if they say I can!  But do I really have to leave my water guns at home?

Use this list as a guide to check with your college as to what is suggested and what is not allowed.

Who knew I would need a shower bucket & shower shoes!


An Eye-Opener

I found the contrast between an average lecturer speaking over 125 words per minute and an average note-taker only being able to write about 25 words per minute to be very revealing, and it encouraged me to definitely work on note-taking selectivity. Being given examples of how to reduce notes by using abbreviations and short-hand was helpful. One could easily adapt the shorthand commonly used in text messaging for use in note-taking.
–Ginny M.
College Junior
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

South Africa requests help on remembering the textbook!


South Africa signs in to howtostudy with requests on how to read and remember the textbook!

Top 10 ways to listen to boring lectures.

student sleeping on textbook

And this is not one of them!


Not every lecture is entertaining! What to do to get the information that you need. See handout under listening page. 

I will survive Nursing School

A little comic relief and stress relief.  Watch as she uses her Med Surg textbook to exercise her upper body!