Student Study and Academic Resources

The start of the Fall semester is days away. Do you have a plan for learning? Learning in higher education requires focus and motivation to practice and study outside of the classroom. Students no matter your age, who expect to only attend class and pass all courses have a significantly lower success rate for degree completion. As adults is can be a challenge to find study groups or make time to be on campus. That doesn’t mean you are left to bang your head alone trying to learn new material. Read on for several free or low cost online websites and smartphone apps.

Free Online Websites and Apps:

Study Edge:

Study Edge provides concise study guides, online explanation videos, and tutors for an array of subjects and classes. If you’re looking for great intel on that tough engineering or physics course or maybe a refresher of your course in actual English, not the stream of acronyms we might be used to, Study Edge could be just the resource you’re looking for. Study Edge is currently offering a full semester of free access for US veterans.  To unlock the free semester, email veterans@studyedge.com to set up a membership. You can also learn more about Study Edge at https://app.studyedge.com/

Khan Academy:

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We’ve also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. View online at https://www.khanacademy.org or download the app from your app store.

Symbolab:

Symbolab is a free online math help website. The website provides graphing calculator tools, step-by-step solutions, practice problems, and math cheat sheets. You can check the website out at www.symbolab.com or download the app.

Purdue OWL:

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction. This website includes guidelines for a variety of writing styles and includes a citation machine to assist with proper academic citations. Visit them online at https://owl.purdue.edu

Grammar Book:

Need to brush off the cobwebs on basic grammar and punctuation rules? Grammar book is a free online source for English grammar and punctuation rules and guidelines. Visit them at www.grammarbook.com

Bookshare:

Bookshare makes reading easier. People with visual processing disorder such as dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading. Find out more information and eligibility criteria at www.bookshare.org. Bookshare also has a smartphone app for books on the go.

Quizlet:

Free flashcard app for smartphones and also available on a PC. Create your own flashcards or download premade cards based on the subject or textbook. Gives you the option to have the cards read to you. Go to https://quizlet.com

On the UCO Campus:

The BELL (Broncho Education and Learning Lab) Offers One-to-One Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction with rotating courses and schedules, 24/7 Online Tutoring. Call 405-974-2487 for current tutoring hours.

STRIPES & SALUTE: TRIO Student Support Services offers free tutoring services. Sign up at http://ssstutor.setmore.com Please be prepared and bring your textbook, assignment/instructions, etc. to your tutoring appointment.

UCO Library Academic Research Guides: The UCO library has research guides available by subject and for several UCO courses. Library Homepage; Research & Learning; Research Guides

Disability Support Services: Located in the Nigh University Center Room 305; Open Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm; Phone 405-974-3894