General Academic Resources
GENERAL ACADEMIC RESOURCES
Khan Academy: Free Online Courses, Lessons, and Practice
Developmental Math (Videos from Khan Academy, Virtual Nerd and PBS):
MTE 1(Operations with Positive Fractions)
- Writing improper fractions as mixed numbers
- Multiplying positive and negative fractions
- Dividing negative fractions
- Adding and subtracting fractions
- Intro to order of operations
MTE 2 (Operations with Positive Decimals and Percent)
- Decimal place value
- Adding and subtracting decimals
- Multiplying decimals
- Dividing whole numbers to get a decimal
- The Meaning of percent
- US customary and metric units
MTE 3 (Algebra Basics)
- Adding & subtracting negative numbers
- Multiplying positive & negative numbers
- Simplifying algebraic equations
- Solving linear equations
- Introduction to scientific notation
- Solving percent problems
MTE 4 (Solving First Degree Equations and Inequalities in One Variable)
- Addition properties of equality
- Multiplication properties of equality
- Solving linear equations with one variable
- Linear inequalities with one variable
- Solving inequalities with interval notation
- Absolute value equations
MTE 5 (Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Systems of Linear Equations)
- The Cartesian Coordinate System
- Graphing linear equations in two variables
- Equations of lines
- Linear inequalities
- Graphing inequalities in two variables
- Solving system of linear equations by graphing
- Solving system of linear equations by substitution
- Solving system of equations by elimination
MTE 6 (Exponents, Factoring, and Polynomial Equations)
- Intro to exponents
- Scientific notation
- Intro to polynomials
- Addition and subtraction with polynomials
- Multiplying polynomials
- Dividing polynomials
- Solving quadratic equations by factoring
MTE 7 (Rational Expressions and Equations)
- Introduction to rational expressions
- Adding rational expressions
- Subtracting rational expressions
- Multiplying rational expressions
- Dividing rational expressions
- Solving rational expressions
MTE 8 (Roots, Radicals, and Complex Numbers)
MTE 9 (Functions, Quadratic Equations, and Parabolas)
Advanced Math Resources
Psychology and Sociology Resources
PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY RESOURCES
APA Style Tutorials
This tutorial was adapted from Academic Writer™, APA’s tool for teaching and learning effective writing:
Other APA resources/webinars for writing academic paper
Psychology Crash Course Youtube Channel
Videos of psychology content to aid student learning
SciShowPsych Youtube Channel
Videos of psychology content to aid student learning
Hidden Brain podcasts
Information on various topicSrelated to psychology. Podcasts have practical aspects of psychological content.
Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition
Discovering Psychology provides an overview of historic and current theories of human behavior. Good resource for learning content. Has source videos and interviews with researchers.
Sociology Crash Course Videos
Writing and Research Resources
WRITING & RESEARCH RESOURCES (Some of these are PVCC links–the PDF’s can be downloaded separately)
Organize and Plan Your Essay
- Reading Comprehension Strategies
- Pre-Writing Techniques: Planning & Idea Development
- Prewriting Exercises
- Making a Claim
- Analyzing Your Evidence
Research and Documentation
Grammar, Style and ESL
Additional Writing Resources
Instructional Videos: These short videos are designed to help with common, challenging writing tasks.
FREE ACADEMIC RESOURCES AND SITES
Brainfuse is available 24/7 through the MyRCC Portal. The Brainfuse Mobile App is also available for free download from both the Apple and Google Play stores.
To ensure responsible and equitable access to Brainfuse, student usage will be capped at 10 hours per semester with the possibility to petition for an extension. To ask for additional tutoring hours, please email Dr. David Keel, RCC Dean of Student Development at firstname.lastname@example.org Each submission of questions/essays will be counted as 35 minutes of services.
Brainfuse offers the following services:
- Live Tutoring: Receive instant live tutoring on a variety of subject areas.
- 24/7 Help Center: Submit a question and receive a response within 24 hours.
- Writing Lab: Receive live writing assistance or submit your writing to receive a detailed, personalized critique within 24 hours. Check out how to submit a paper to the Writing Lab for a review.
- Language Lab: Build vocabulary and work on your language skills with a live tutor.
- LEAP Learning Platform: Take diagnostic tests and follow study plans with specific lessons.
- FlashBuld: Study from Brainfuse’s bank of flashcards on various topics or create your own flashcards.
- SkillSurfer: Prepare for entrance tests, like TEAS.
Submitting a Paper to the Brainfuse Writing Lab. [external Link]
How to use Brainfuse HelpNow:
How to use the Brainfuse Whiteboard:
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