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Academic Resource Center (ARC)

Free, online tutoring for all currently enrolled RCC students. To make an appointment with a tutor, click the button below and schedule through your myRCC Navigate module. This site also provides resources for students to explore course resources on their own. RCC is dedicated to your success!

 

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COURSE RESOURCES

GENERAL ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Khan Academy: Free Online Courses, Lessons, and Practice

MATH RESOURCES

Developmental Math (Videos from Khan Academy, Virtual Nerd and PBS):

MTE 1(Operations with Positive Fractions)

MTE 2 (Operations with Positive Decimals and Percent)

MTE 3 (Algebra Basics)

MTE 4 (Solving First Degree Equations and Inequalities in One Variable)

MTE 5 (Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Systems of Linear Equations)

MTE 6 (Exponents, Factoring, and Polynomial Equations)

MTE 7 (Rational Expressions and Equations)

MTE 8 (Roots, Radicals, and Complex Numbers)

MTE 9 (Functions, Quadratic Equations, and Parabolas)

 

Advanced Math Resources

Art of Problem Solving

BIOLOGY RESOURCES

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PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY RESOURCES

APA Style Tutorials

This tutorial was adapted from Academic Writer™, APA’s tool for teaching and learning effective writing:

https://apastyle.apa.org/blog/basics-7e-tutorial?_ga=2.200815726.1574817051.1621970562-1148903103.1606766379&_gac=1.253947580.1620186187.EAIaIQobChMIwYLIpsix8AIVKgytBh3gnQmWEAAYASAAEgL17_D_BwE

Other APA resources/webinars for writing academic paper

https://apastyle.apa.org/instructional-aids/tutorials-webinars

 

Psychology Crash Course Youtube Channel

Videos of psychology content to aid student learning

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtOPRKzVLY0jJY-uHOH9KVU6

SciShowPsych Youtube Channel

Videos of psychology content to aid student learning

https://www.youtube.com/scishowpsych!

Hidden Brain podcasts

Information on various topicSrelated to psychology. Podcasts have practical aspects of psychological content.

https://hiddenbrain.org/stories/

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.

https://www.learner.org/series/discovering-psychology/ 

Sociology Crash Course Videos

https://thecrashcourse.com/courses/sociology?page=2

WRITING & RESEARCH RESOURCES (Some of these are PVCC links–the PDF’s can be downloaded separately)

 

Organize and Plan Your Essay 

Organizing an Argument

  Developing A Strong Thesis Statement 

Thesis Statement Checklist

Introductions & Conclusions

Drafting Introductions, Body Paragraphs & Conclusions (PDF)

The Revision Process: How To Proofread & Edit Your Writing (PDF)

Revising an Argument

Logical Fallacies

 

Research and Documentation

Incorporating Research: Summarizing & Paraphrasing

Incorporating Research: Direct Quotes

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue Online Writing Lab)

APA Style: General Format 

The Chicago Manual of Style Online

 

Grammar, Style and ESL

ESL Students Writing Introduction

Grammar Bytes! Grammar Instruction with Attitude

Five Useful Ways to Join Ideas

Independent & Dependent Clauses

Articles–A, An, The

Verbs and Verb Agreement

Apostrophes

A Brief Guide to Commas

Additional Writing Resources

 

Mid-Terms, Finals, and Other In-Class Writing

Writing When You Can’t Think Straight

 

Writing for Success Handbook

 

Instructional Videos: These short videos are designed to help with common, challenging writing tasks.

Developing a Thesis

Writing Introductions & Conclusions

Integrating Quotations with The Quote Sandwich

Understanding Passive Voice

Recognizing Fragments, Run-Ons, & Comma Splices

Correcting Fragments, Run-ons, & Comma Splices

Creating MLA 8 In-Text Citations

Creating a Works Cited Page: MLA 8’s Core Components

Khan Academy Grammar Basics

FREE ACADEMIC RESOURCES AND SITES

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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 dkeel@rappahannock.edu  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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CircleIn is a web and mobile studying app designed to help you get organized and study with your classmates remotely – while giving you the chance to earn rewards by helping your peers! The more you join in, the more rewards you can win!

You can log into CircleIn from your Canvas course or download the mobile app here Once you’ve logged in, you’ll be instantly connected with all of your classmates. CircleIn offers a variety of studying features, all in one place, that will help you stay productive and succeed! You’ll be able to create and review flashcards, generate quizzes, share notes, chat, get on-demand help, and so much more. 

Here’s the cool part…

CircleIn is gamebased, which means the more you study and collaborate with your classmates, the more points you’re able to earn. These points matter because you have the ability to win awesome rewards like Amazon and Best Buy gift cards, and even scholarships, just for studying and collaborating. Think of it as the app that helps you and rewards you for being a great student and wraps you around a community of support. 

CircleIn Student Welcome Guide

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