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Tutoring and Writing Center
The Tutoring & Writing Center offers both in-person and online assistance with any writing in all courses, research, study skills coaching, and beginning American Sign Language or Spanish.
Get started with your research! Our databases provide access to the subject encyclopedias, academic journals, and background information you need to ace your projects.
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Virtual Library Orientation (VLO)
Virtual Library Orientation (VLO)
This online orientation contains self-paced modules focused on the research process, including understanding and using background information and scholarly sources, and interactive tutorials to walk students through using two of our most popular library databases, GVRL and Academic Search Premier.
Academic Support Online Escape Room
Online Academic Skills Workshops
Slaying the Procrastination Monster
Learn techniques and tools to combat procrastination, identify steps to make large projects easier, and get to know FCC resources and key people to help you succeed and thrive. Takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
Give Test Anxiety the Axe
Learn about test anxiety and how to use the biology behind it to your advantage. Learn how to make the most of your memory, get tips for a successful test day, and be introduced to FCC resources and key people to help you succeed and thrive. Takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
Close Encounters of the Math Kind: Dealing with Math Anxiety
Learn about the symptoms and causes of math anxiety, discover different approaches to dealing with it, and get to know FCC resources and key people to help you succeed and thrive. Takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
Read Faster, Note-Take Smarter
Learn proven reading, annotating, and note-taking methods that will make studying easier. Get to know FCC resources and key people to help you succeed and thrive. Takes 45-50 minutes to complete.
How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse (and College) with a Growth Mindset
Train your brain to navigate academic challenges with a growth mindset (and outwit the zombies!) Takes 15-25 minutes to complete
Other Academic Skills Tutorials
A tutorial on why you should evaluate and assess the sources you use in your academic work. This tutorial introduces the CRAAP test as a metric for evaluation, and applies the CRAAP test in the context of opinions and their role in academic writing.
An interactive guide to help students identify different types of plagiarism and avoid unintended plagiarism, it leads directly into the Why We Cite tutorial.
Why We Cite Tutorial
Automatically loads after the Plagarism Prevention tutorial, but can be used as a stand-alone module. It discusses why citing is important, the basic anatomy of a citation, and the contexts in which students need to cite.
Advanced Search Strategies
Are you ready to level up your research skills? Complete this tutorial to learn more about advance search techniques so you can get the most of the Library databases.
Academic Search Premier Tutorial
An interactive walk-through of our Academic Search Premier database to show students how to perform a basic search, limit search results, and generate citations.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) Tutorial
An interactive walk-through of our GVRL database to show students how to do a basic search, how to focus search results to find relevant materials, and how to generate a citation.
An interactive walk-through of our PsycARTICLES database to show students how to find scholarly sources and narrow search results, and the basics on how to identify and read a scholarly research article.
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