Type: Manuals (instructional materials)

Materials to help you study and learn the basic of a wide variety of subject areas. These materials can also help you study for taking the G.E.D. examination.
  • An Introduction to Russian
    • An introduction to learning the Russian language. Does not require any special Russian fonts or software.
  • Analysis Essay
    • Brief instructions on how to write an analytical essay with a link to how to write a literary analysis.
  • APA Citation Style
    • Examples for how to write a works cited page in the APA style.
  • APA In-Text Citations
    • Examples of how to use the APA style within a text.
  • Argument Essay
    • Instructions on how to write an argumentative essay with sample papers included.
  • Cause and Effect Essay
    • Instructions on how to write a cause and effect essay with a sample paper included.
  • Clarity
    • A brief note about the importance of clarity when writing papers.
  • Cohesion
    • Cohesion is revising to make sure that your words, ideas, and paragraphs fit together. Instructions for how to make an essay more cohesive.
  • Commas
    • Instructions for proper comma use.
  • Compare/Contrast Essay
    • Instructions on how to write a compare and contrast essay with sample papers included.
  • Definition Essay
    • Brief instructions on how to write a definition essay with sample papers included.
  • Diagrams for MLA and APA Citations
    • A color guide for correctly formatting MLA and APA citations.
  • Division/Classification Essays
    • Instructions on how to write a division or classification essay with sample papers included.
  • Formatting a MLA Works Cited Page and Paper
    • Two videos showing how to correctly format a paper and works cited page in the MLA style.
  • Formatting an APA References Page and Paper
    • Two videos showing how to correctly format a paper and works cited page in the APA style.
  • Getting organised to study
    • When you have successfully completed this module you will have: worked out a systematic way of effectively monitoring and controlling your weekly study activities; used a systematic way of effectively monitoring and controlling your weekly study activities; identified all of your study goals for the current semester' identified what you need to consider in organising to achieve your study goals; identified resources available to you to achieve your study goals; identified how to use the available resources towards your study goal achievement; identified actual and potential constraints to your achievement of your study goals; identified how to deal with constraints to your achievement of your study goals; reviewed your medium-term management of your study program and made all changes that you consider necessary to your decisions, planning and organising in relation to studying in the current semester
  • Grammar: Paragraphs
    • Instructions on how to write clear and strong paragraphs.
  • Grammar: Prepositions and Idioms
    • Information on how to correctly identify and use prepositions and idioms.
  • Literary Analysis
    • An introduction to the elements of literature needed to write a successful literary analysis essay.
  • MLA In-Text Citations
    • Examples of how to use the MLA style within a text.
  • MLA Style Works Cited Entries
    • Examples for how to write a works cited page in the MLA style.
  • MLA: Using Sources Correctly
    • Instructions on when and how to correctly use in-text citations.
  • Narrative/Descriptive Essay
    • Instructions on how to write a narrative or descriptive essay with sample papers included.
  • Persuasive Essay
    • Instructions on how to write a persuasive essay.
  • Plagiarism
    • Instructions on how to avoid plagiarism. Includes a video.
  • Removing Word Clutter
    • Instructions on how to remove unnecessary words from an essay.
  • Research Paper FAQ
    • Frequently asked questions to keep in mind before writing a research paper.
  • Revising
    • A checklist for revising final-draft essays.
  • Run-On Sentences
    • Instructions on how to avoid and fix run-on sentences.
  • Saving Water Saves Energy: Make the Drops-to-Watts Connection
    • It’s time for a new way of thinking about using water and energy more efficiently. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense® program can help you save both.
  • Sentence Fragments
    • Instructions on how to identify and correct sentence fragments.
  • The Writer's Handbook
    • Instructional materials for Writing Center teaching.
  • Tone and Audience Awareness
    • Tips on how to write in a tone that is appropriate for an audience.
  • Topic Sentences
    • Instructions on how to write clear topic sentences.