The Academic Success Center provides links to these online resources that may be helpful to you. If you have resources to suggest that we include on this page, please send the link to the WPCC Webmaster.
Online Readiness Checklist- http://www.wpcc.edu/online-readiness-checklist/
Please remember that these sites are provided as aids for you. They should not take the place of your attention to and ultimate responsibility for your work.
Google Drive starts you out with 15 GB of free Google online storage, so you can keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and assignments in one networked location.
Dropbox is another cloud storage option that allows users to save files on your computer, then access them on your phone or mobile device. All files stored in Dropbox are synced automatically to all your devices. Drop box also allows you to easily share your files with friends and family with a simple link. Dropbox offers two different storage plans. The free plan starts with 2 GB of space, but can be expanded by referring friends and family to sign up for an account.
Box is also another clout storage option that allows users to save and exchange files between computers and mobile devices. The free Box account allows users to store up to 10 GB of files with a maximum file size of 250 MB for an individual file.
Planning and Time Management
This page provides a variety of handouts to help students study smarter, read better, be more productive, and even shares tips on how to “Ace Your Tests.”
Every current student at WPCC should have a Microsoft Office 365 account. Outlook, an email software used by Microsoft, includes a Calendar feature that allows users to add meetings, appointments, and events, track appointments and meetings by setting a variety of reminders, and the ability to share calendars with other Outlook users. If you have a smartphone or mobile device, there are several additional features that can be set to send alerts to those devices about upcoming assignments, appointments, or meetings.
Google Calendar allows users to create and track meetings, appointments, and assignments. Google Calendars can be synced with phone or other mobile devices, and the software integrates with Apple’s iCal. You can even embed Google Calendars on your website.
Todoist is a to-do list application that allows users to sync to-do lists in real-time through the cloud across multiple computers and mobile devices. Users can share projects, assign tasks, discuss, and collaborate with colleagues with Todoist.
Note Taking and Audio Recording
Evernote is a powerful tool that could fit in either the Planning and Management section or the Note Taking and Audio Recording section of this webpage. Users can take notes, track tasks, and save a variety of web content and then sync everything between your computer and mobile devices. The software also has a built in audio recording feature which allows users to record and integrate a limited amount of audio each month into notes.
Audacity is a software program that can be downloaded and installed on all three major operating systems: MAC, Windows, and Linux. The link to Audacity provides step-by-step directions on how to download, install, and get started recording with Audacity.
QuickTime is a free audio recording and screen recording software that is available on most MACs.
Grammarly is a writing-enhancement platform that provides proofreading and plagiarism-adherence capabilities to more than 250 grammar rules.
Find detailed definitions of common grammar terms – everything from abstract nouns to verbs! Exercises to test your grammar knowledge with fun interactive exercises.
From the University of Ottawa, Hyper Grammar is an electronic online grammar course that offers help with sentence and paragraph construction, parts of speech, and basic grammar topics such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.
A one-stop site for grammar and spell-check, and proofreading. Paper Rater also provides plagiarism detection along with writing suggestions to improve your paper.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
The famous online writing resource that provides a wealth of topics on various writing styles. From general writing tips and research (APA and MLA) to help with resumes and job search along with help for English As A Second Language (ESL), OWL is the place to turn for help with writing.
Son of Citation Machine (SOCM)
Need help with properly crediting a citation in a research project? SOCM provides help with APA, MLA, Turabian, and Chicago style research papers.
Unlimited practice on a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons.
Algebra Homework Help — People’s Math
Algebra, math homework solvers, lessons, and free tutors online. Pre-algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Physics.
Tutorials for all levels of mathematics, along with topics in science, economics and finance, humanities, and links to partner content.
Online tutorials for basic math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus.
Purplemath’s algebra lessons are written with the student in mind. The lessons demonstrate dependable techniques, warning of likely “trick” questions, and point out common mistakes.
Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Sports Math, Lessons, Games, and Calculators.
SAS Curriculum Pathways
SAS Curriculum Pathways is provided at no cost to students and educators in traditional, virtual and home schools, as well as other teaching and learning environments.