Type: Handout

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.
  • Active Verb Tenses
    • This handout explains and describes the sequence of verb tenses in the English language.
  • Adjective or Adverb?
    • This resource provides basic guidelines of adjective and adverb use in the English language.
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
    • This worksheet discusses the differences between adjectives and adverbs. It defines adjectives and adverbs, shows what each can do, and offers several examples of each in use. In the English language.
  • Adjectives with Count and Noncount Nouns
    • This resource provides basic guidelines of adjective and adverb use in the English language.
  • Applying User-Centered Design
    • This resource explains the two dominant ideas in professional writing that will help you produce persuasive, usable resumes, letters, memos, reports, white papers, etc.
  • Appositives
    • This handout defines appositives and explains how they are used in the English language.
  • Apprenticechip
    • Apprenticechip is a course on case studies in and techniques for creating digital libraries for apprentice learners: 10 topics and over 500 slides.
  • Arguments in an Essay on Literature
    • This section discusses how to make good arguments in a literary essay.
  • Articles: A Versus An
    • This short handout deals with which article to use before a noun -- "a" or "an" in the English language.
  • Astrobiology Survey
    • Astrobiology Survey is an introductory course on astrobiology: 13 topics and over 1,000 slides.
  • Atomic Structure handout
    • A helpful and organized diagram giving information about the atom.
  • Atomic Structure, Nuclear Decay, and Electron Configuration notes
    • Notes in an outline format on the structure of atoms and an introduction to nuclear chemistry, energy transitions, and quantum mechanics.
  • Audience Analysis Overview
    • A resource on how to analyze the types of audiences and how to write papers in accordance with those audiences.
  • Audience and Purpose
    • This handout will help you solve your memo-writing problems by discussing what a memo is, describing the parts of memos, and providing examples and explanations that will make your memos more effective.
  • Avoiding Common Errors
    • This worksheet discusses the differences between adjectives and adverbs. It defines adjectives and adverbs, shows what each can do, and offers several examples of each in use in the English language.
  • Balancing Equations worksheet
    • Worksheet with fill-in-the-blank values for the stoichiometric mole amounts in several different types of reactions.
  • Basic Computer Skills Handout 1
    • Basic computer skills cheat sheet covering how to: turn computer on and off, log on and off; create, save, and edit a Word document; cut, copy, and paste text.
  • Basic Computer Skills Handout 2
    • Microsoft Word document formatting exercises.
  • Business Letters: Accentuating the Positives
    • This handout provides information on accentuating the positives in writing business letters.
  • Capital Letters
    • This resource details standard capitalization rules in the English language.
  • Close Reading a Text and Avoiding Pitfalls
    • This handout covers major topics relating to writing about fiction. This covers prewriting, close reading, thesis development, drafting, and common pitfalls to avoid.
  • Commonly Confused Verbs
    • This handout contains a list and discussion of common irregular verbs in the English language.
  • Comparing Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives
    • This handout provides a detailed overview (including descriptions and examples) of gerunds, participles, and infinitives in the English language.
  • Conservation of Mass and Stoichiometry notes
    • Notes in an outline format on naming and writing chemical formulas for ions, ionic compounds, molecular compounds, acids, and bases. It also covers moles, percent composition, chemical reactions, equations, and stoichiometry (balancing equations).
  • Count and Noncount Nouns with Articles and Adjectives
    • This handout discusses the differences between count nouns and noncount nouns in the English language. Count nouns can be pluralized; noncount nouns cannot.
  • Count and Noncount Nouns with Plurals, Articles, and Quantity Words
    • This handout discusses the differences between count nouns and noncount nouns in the English language. Count nouns can be pluralized; noncount nouns cannot.
  • Count and Noncount Nouns: Basic Rules
    • This handout discusses the differences between count nouns and noncount nouns in the English language. Count nouns can be pluralized; noncount nouns cannot.
  • Covalent Bonding and Molecular Structure notes
    • Notes in an outline format covering covalent bonding, molecular geometry, and polarity.
  • Dangling Modifiers
    • This resource explains what a dangling modifier is and how to correct the problem. In the English language.
  • Defining Versus Non-Defining
    • This handout provides detailed rules and examples for the usage of relative pronouns (that, who, whom, whose, which, where, when, and why) in the English language.
  • Developing a Thesis
    • This handout covers major topics relating to writing about fiction. This covers prewriting, close reading, thesis development, drafting, and common pitfalls to avoid.
  • Dot Notation and Ion Formation worksheet
    • Worksheet with fill-in-the-blanks that explores the valence electron dot notation of several elements, the ions formed by these elements, and the associated vocabulary.
  • Exercises for Writing Poetry
    • This section covers images as they appear in poetry and covers related terminology, definitions and origins of images, uses of images, and several exercises.
  • Feminist Criticism
    • This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy.
  • Formalism
    • This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy.
  • Format of a Memo
    • This handout will help you solve your memo-writing problems by discussing what a memo is, describing the parts of memos, and providing examples and explanations that will make your memos more effective.
  • Formatting
    • This handout provides examples and description about writing papers in literature. It discusses research topics, how to begin to research, how to use information, and formatting.
  • Gases and Gas Laws notes
    • Notes in an outline format covering the properties of gases, gas laws (Boyle's Law, Charles's Law, Gay Lussac's Law, Comibned Gas Law), the Ideal Gas Law (PV=nRT), and gas mixtures (Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures, Graham's Law).
  • Gender Studies
    • This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy.
  • Gerunds
    • This handout provides a detailed overview (including descriptions and examples) of gerunds, participles, and infinitives in the English language.
  • Guide to Renewable Energy
    • Installing geothermal heat pumps, solar systems, and wind turbines can save energy, cut utility bills, and sometimes earn homeowners money. Homeowners may want to consider renewable energy options such as solar panels, geothermal heat pumps, and small wind systems.
  • Higher Order Concerns and Lower Order Concerns
    • This handout discusses the common Higher Order Concerns (HOCs) and Lower Order Concerns (LOCs) in writing.
  • Image in Poetry
    • This section covers images as they appear in poetry and covers related terminology, definitions and origins of images, uses of images, and several exercises.
  • Images and Their Uses
    • This section covers images as they appear in poetry and covers related terminology, definitions and origins of images, uses of images, and several exercises.
  • Indepedent and Dependent Clauses
    • This handout defines dependent and independent clauses and explores how they are treated in standard usage in the English language.
  • Infinitives
    • This handout provides a detailed overview (including descriptions and examples) of gerunds, participles, and infinitives in the English language.
  • Inseparable Phrasal Verbs
    • Provides an overview and lists of phrasal/two part verbs in the English language.
  • Intransitive Phrasal Verbs
    • Provides an overview and lists of phrasal/two part verbs in the English language.
  • Introduction to Defining Clauses
    • This handout provides detailed rules and examples for the usage of relative pronouns (that, who, whom, whose, which, where, when, and why) in the English language.
  • Introduction to the Internet Handout 1
    • Web browsing exercises.
  • Introduction to Writing about Literature
    • This handout provides examples and description about writing papers in literature. It discusses research topics, how to begin to research, how to use information, and formatting.
  • Irregular Verbs: Overview and List
    • This handout contains a list and discussion of common irregular verbs in the English language.
  • Language: Revising for Conciseness and Clarity
    • This handout provides information on revising business documents for audience and purpose with emphasis on language, tone, organization, and correctness.
  • Later Order Concerns: Does Your Document Look Professional?
    • When you are revising your resume or other business messages, there are priorities of concerns in choosing what to look for and work on.
  • List of Common Ions and Periodic Table of Ions handout
    • A helpful list ions and their charges, and a periodic table of the elements in their common ion form (includes a table of polyatomic ions).
  • Literary Terms
    • This handout gives a quick rundown of some important terms used when talking and writing about literature.
  • Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism
    • This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy.
  • Literature Topics and Research
    • This handout provides examples and description about writing papers in literature. It discusses research topics, how to begin to research, how to use information, and formatting.
  • Marxist Criticism
    • This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy.
  • Metric Units and Conversions handout
    • An instructional handout for learning metric units and conversions between units using scientific notation.
  • Minerals Use in Safety Applications in the Workplace
    • List of selected minerals and common safety applications in which they are important.
  • Moral Criticism and Dramatic Construction
    • This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy.
  • New Historicism, Cultural Studies
    • This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy.
  • Overview of Two-Part (Phrasal) Verbs (Idioms)
    • Provides an overview and lists of phrasal/two part verbs in the English language.
  • Parallel Structure
    • This handout describes and provides examples of parallel structure (similar patterns of words).
  • Parallel Structure in Professional Writing
    • Provides information and examples on parallel structure in business documents.
  • Participles
    • This handout provides a detailed overview (including descriptions and examples) of gerunds, participles, and infinitives in the English language.
  • Parts of Speech Overview
    • This handout defines the basic parts of speech and provides examples of their uses in sentences. In the English language.
  • Passive Verb Tenses
    • This handout explains and describes the sequence of verb tenses in the English language.
  • Periodic Behavior and Ionic Bonding notes
    • Notes in an outline format on the periodic table, element classifications, periodic trends, electron orbitals and ionic bonding.
  • Poetry: Close Reading
    • This resource first presents and entire sonnet and then presents a close reading of the poem.
  • Post-Colonial Criticism
    • This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy.
  • Postmodern Criticism
    • This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy. Note: Structuralism, semiotics, and post-structuralism are some of the most complex literary theories to understand.
  • Prepositions for Time, Place, and Intoducing Objects
    • This section deals with prepositions and their standard uses in the English language.
  • Prepositions of Direction: To, On (to), In (to)
    • This section deals with prepositions and their standard uses in the English language.
  • Prepositions of Location: At, In, On
    • This section deals with prepositions and their standard uses in the English language.
  • Prepositions of Spatial Relationship
    • This section deals with prepositions and their standard uses in the English language.
  • Pre-Writing Activities and Drafting Your Essay
    • This handout covers major topics relating to writing about fiction. This covers prewriting, close reading, thesis development, drafting, and common pitfalls to avoid.
  • Pronoun Case
    • This section has information about how to use pronouns correctly in the English language.
  • Psychoanalytic Criticism
    • This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy.
  • Reader-Response Criticism
    • This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy.
  • Reading a Novel or Story
    • This resource discusses pointers for reading and responding to a novel or story.
  • Reading a Play
    • This resource will help in reading and writing about plays.
  • Reading a Poem
    • This resource will help in reading and writing about poetry.
  • Reading and Action Stage
    • This page provides key questions you can ask to determine readers' needs, values, and attitudes.
  • Reading Criticism
    • This section discusses how to find the right type of literary criticism that will best fit the topic of your paper.
  • Relative Pronouns in Non-Defining Clauses
    • This handout provides detailed rules and examples for the usage of relative pronouns (that, who, whom, whose, which, where, when, and why).
  • Researching Literature and Libraries
    • This section discusses how to conduct research in preparation for writing a research paper.
  • Resources for More Information
    • This handout provides information on writing in psychology and on experimental report and experimental article writing.
  • Revision in Business Writing
    • This handout provides information on revising business documents for audience and purpose with emphasis on language, tone, organization, and correctness.
  • Rhetorical Considerations and Style in Psychology Writing
    • This handout provides information on writing in psychology and on experimental report and experimental article writing.
  • Run-On Sentences
    • This handout defines dependent and independent clauses and explores how they are treated in standard usage in the English language.
  • Sentence Clarity
    • If you're having sentence clarity problems in your papers, this handout might be just what you need. In the English language.
  • Sentence Fragments
    • Provides an overview and examples of sentence fragments in the English language.
  • Sentence Punctuation Patterns
    • This handout describes eight sentence punctuation patterns with examples. In the English language.
  • Separable Phrasal Verbs
    • Provides an overview and lists of phrasal/two part verbs in the English language.
  • Sequence of Tenses
    • This handout explains and describes the sequence of verb tenses in the English language.
  • Social Work Literature Review Guidelines
    • This handout provides an overview of how to write literature reviews in the field of social work. It provides a list of suggestions and examples.
  • Spelling
    • This resource covers common spelling errors including accept/except, ei/ie, noun plurals, and –ible/able. In the English language.
  • Structuralism and Semiotics
    • This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy. Note: Structuralism, semiotics, and post-structuralism are some of the most complex literary theories to understand. Please be patient.
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
    • Ever get "subject/verb agreement" as an error on a paper? This handout will help you understand this common grammar problem. In the English language.
  • Tables, Appendices, Footnotes and Endnotes
    • This handout provides information on writing in psychology and on experimental report and experimental article writing.
  • Tips for Reading
    • This module contains suggestions for how to read a variety of texts generally, with special emphasis on issues of authorship, ownership and the historical and legal context.
  • Tone: Tailoring Language to Your Audience
    • This handout provides information on revising business documents for audience and purpose with emphasis on language, tone, organization, and correctness.
  • Transitional Devices
    • A discussion of transition strategies and specific transitional devices in the English language.
  • Using Articles
    • This handout discusses the differences between indefinite articles (a/an) and definite articles (the). In the English language.
  • Using Pronouns Clearly
    • This section has information about how to use pronouns correctly in the English language.
  • Verb Tense Consistency
    • This handout explains and describes the sequence of verb tenses in the English language.
  • Verbs With Helpers
    • This handout explains and describes the sequence of verb tenses in the English language.
  • Water Facts
    • Fact sheet about water.
  • White Paper: Organization and Tips
    • A white paper is a certain type of report that is distinctive in terms of purpose, audience, and organization. This resource will explain these issues and provide some other tips to enhance white paper content.
  • White Paper: Purpose and Audience
    • A white paper is a certain type of report that is distinctive in terms of purpose, audience, and organization. This resource will explain these issues and provide some other tips to enhance white paper content.
  • Writing About Poetry
    • This section covers the basics of how to write about poetry. Including why it is done, what you should know, and what you can write about.
  • Writing in Literature: General Research Papers
    • This section discusses how to write a general research paper.
  • Writing in Literature: Overview
    • These sections discuss different approaches (literary theory/criticism) students may use to write about literature. These resources build on the Writing About Literature materials.
  • Writing in Literature: Writing the Prompt Paper
    • This sections discusses different approaches (literary theory/criticism) students may use to write about literature.
  • Writing Numbers
    • This section discusses numbers, how to write them correctly, and when to use numerical expressions instead.
  • Writing Psychology Overview
    • This handout provides information on writing in psychology and on experimental report and experimental article writing.
  • Writing Report Abstracts
    • This handout discusses how to write good abstracts for reports. It covers informational and descriptive abstracts and gives pointers for success.
  • Writing the Basic Business Letter
    • This resource is organized in the order in which you should write a business letter, starting with the sender's address if the letter in not written on letterhead.
  • Writing the Experimental Report: Methods, Results, and Discussion
    • This handout provides information on writing in psychology and on experimental report and experimental article writing.
  • Writing the Experimental Report: Overview, Introductions, and Literature Reviews
    • This handout provides information on writing in psychology and on experimental report and experimental article writing.
  • Writing Transitions
    • A discussion of transition strategies and specific transitional devices.