Reading and Writing Skills

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New college freshmen often struggle to adjust to college-level reading and writing. It’s not necessarily that they struggle with understanding comprehension, mechanical or grammatical principles (although many do); rather, their reading and writing skills lack focus and originality. In order to succeed at a college level, students must learn to write with proper grammar and originality, and to read at a level of comprehension and speed equal to or better than that of a college student. The guides below will help any college (or high school) student eager to improve their reading and writing skills.

From High School to College
Basics of Improving Reading Comprehension
Reading Challenging Material
Reading Strategies for ESL/EFL Students
Improving Reading Comprehension Through Summary Writing
SQ3R Strategy
PQ4R Strategy
How to Write A College Essay
Thesis Statements
Writing In-Class Essay Exams
How To Write A College Term Paper
Common Mistakes Students Make When Writing Term Papers
Writing Process for Research Papers
Writing a Personal Statement (for an application to a graduate program)


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Subject-specific Study Skills

While the basic principles of effective studying are universal, studying techniques and strategies often vary from subject to subject. For example, learning how to figure out and respond to complex math word problems is substantially different than writing political science essays. To excel academically, it’s important to learn the most effective studying techniques for each individual subject area where you’ll be focusing your college studies.

Accounting
Anthropology
Art
Astronomy
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Computer Science
Economics
Education
English
Engineering
Foreign Languages
Geography
Geology
History
Law
Math
Music
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sciences
Sociology
Speech
Theater