Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

Free Online Student Success Resources

Sauk Valley Area Resource Directory

The Sauk Valley Area Resource Directory provides a listing of where to go for various local services such as daycare facilities, food pantries, or public transportation.  http://www.svcc.edu/community/services-directory/index.html

Plan for your next assignment

The Assignment Calculator from the University of Minnesota Libraries is a great tool to manage your time and have your assignments completed on time! All you have to do is enter the date you will start working on the assignment and the date it is due and the calculator will provide day-by-day, step-by-step instructions on how to complete your assignments ON TIME!!! http://www.lib.umn.edu/help/calculator/

Calculate Your GPA

It is easy to determine what grades you need to make in order to raise your GPA, but you must focus and work hard to be successful. The GPA Calculator is easy to use. Just plug in the appropriate numbers and it will calculate for you. Check it out! http://advising.appliedarts.txstate.edu/gpa.html

How do you spend your 24?

Time management is one of the most important keys to student success. We only get 24 hours in one day and your academic success depends on how you spend it. Click here to visit the Study Guides and Strategies' time management site that will assist with organizing and prioritizing your 24. More Study Strategies: http://www.studygs.net/index.htm

Effective Habits for Effective Study

From Steve Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the Study Guides and Strategies website makes it easy to create effective habits for studying more effectively. Click here to take the 'checking my study skills' 10-question quiz and discover how you can establish effective habits to aid in your academic success. http://www.studygs.net/attmot4.htm#prepare

Additional web resources

www.howtostudy.org
Need to know how to study math, write a chemistry lab report, or how to pass a psychology final? All the study strategies and writing techniques are organized here by subject matter.
www.hippocampus.org
HippoCampus provides homework and study help through high-quality, multimedia content on a variety of general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.
www.khanacademy.org
Khan Academy offers over 1400 tutoring videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance.
owl.english.purdue.edu
The Purdue Online Writing Lab offers over 200 free resources to assist you with writing. These resources include:
  • Writing and Teaching Writing
  • Research
  • Grammar and Mechanics
  • Style Guides
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Job Search and Professional Writing