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Course Competencies
CONNECT Humanities for Face to Face classes







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button Practice for the Departmental Exam REA 0002
Scroll down to Practice Tests for Florida and Texas.
button Practice for State Exam- REA 0003
Scroll down to Practice Tests for Florida and Texas.
button Free SAT, ACT, GRE Prep

button Practice for the Departmental/State Exam

button Practice for the Departmental Exam REA 0001
Scroll down for the Practice Tests for the Florida State College Basic Skills Exit Test and the Texas Academic Skills Program Reading Test

button Test Your Reading Speed and Comprehension
button Florida College Basic Skills Exit Practice Test - Writing button Practice Essay Prompts







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Interactive Exercises: Reading 1
Interactive Exercises: Reading 2
*Exercises from Valencia Community College Lab







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Exercises for Skilled, Effective and Master Reader Series

button MySkillsLab.com

Click here for how to Log in for the first time.

button Allyn and Bacon Reading Skills Website
Don't click on books. Scroll down to drop down menu and pick skill. Great practice your reading skills.

button New York Times Website
Read the New York Times online for free.

button Cerritos College Web site
Review Main Idea and Vocabulary in Context.

button Putting It Together
Companion Website
button CNN San Francisco 
Read current news articles and get practice in reading comprehension, idea sequencing, listening, vocabulary, and more! Wonderful audio/visuals!
button Reading and All That Jazz
Companion Website
button Five Ways to Improve Reading Speed button Reading for Thinking - Fact and Opinion
button Finding Main Ideas button Reading Practice Quizzes
Great Skills Quizzes!
button How to Read Essays You Must Analyze

button Improving Reading Skills and Speed
Skimming and scanning techniques or another website
button Improving Reading Speed
Click on links under suggestions for improving reading speed.

button Townsendpress.com
Great Online Exercises for Lagan's Ten Steps Series and Vocabulary Books. Registration is free for online exercises.

Click here for how to log in for the first time.

button Internet Public Library
The Internet Public Library began online in 1995, making it a pioneer in Web terms. It lists online texts of many books for FREE.
button Transition Words and Phrases and Stages of Writing
button McWhorter Reading Books
Companion Websites. Click on any book and then on Companion Website and then Student Resources. Endless practice on skills.
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Interactive Grammar Exercises
button Grammar Bytes
A very cool grammar site!  Learn about comma splices, irregular verbs, grammar terms and rules, and more!
*Exercises from Valencia Community College Lab








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button A+ Research and Writing Links
Learn more about research papers, persuasive, argumentative, narrative essays, and more. Step by step instruction.
button Punctuation Handout
button English Language Center Study Zone
Possibly the best grammar website on the internet.
button Purdue University Online Writing Lab
This site combines grammar and writing tutorial pages with examples and printable handouts. It is a wonderful one stop shopping site for free grammar handouts.
button Furman University Online
Writing Across the Curriculum. There is some information here about narrowing a topic, writing a thesis, etc.
button Real Writing Exercise Central
A dignostic quiz is offered. Also, there are multiple choice exercises and example paragraphs of different patterns of organization. Also, very useful planning forms on the writing essays of different patterns and giving oral reports. Great site.
button MDC's Writing Lab - General Grammar and Composition Handouts button Roane State Online Writing Lab
Types of essays, how to begin a writing assignment, argumentative essays, cause and effect essays, etc. Also, good grammar links.
button Grammar Bytes
A very cool grammar site!  Learn about comma splices, irregular verbs, grammar terms and rules, and more!

button Sentence Essentials Website

button Grammar Gorillas

Interactive games on word parts, nouns, verbs and all parts of speech: beginner and advanced levels.

button The Worksheet Library

Worksheet Library is home to over 5,000 printable worksheets for students and teachers. Many of their worksheets are available at no charge.


buttonGrammar Websites - Multiple Sources
Onlines quizzes, powerpoints, crosswords and more.

button The Writer's Guide
An introduction to the process of writing and to the study of literature. Also, types of essays.

button Guide to Grammar and Writing
Great Grammar site especially suited for English students.

button Writing First Companion Website - Free Grammar Exercises


button Guide to Grammar and Writing - Interactive Quizzes SkillsTutor


button How to Use Apostrophes Cartoon



button How to Use Punctuation Marks  
button 12323 Paragraph Writing Workshop












Antonym Vocabulary Links Synonym


button Dictionary.com
Type in a word at the top of the screen and find dictionary meanings.  You can also click on a thesaurus for any word.  
button Vocabulary University
Lots of cool quizzes and games
button Fun with Words Website button Word Safari
Practice your Vocabulary Skills
button Longman Vocabulary Website
Practice vocabulary







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button Keirsey Tests
Students (and instructors) can complete this questionnaire (the Keirsey Temperament Sorter II) on line and have it scored immediately. Bar graph scores indicate whether they are more attentive or expressive, introspective or observant, tender or tough, and probing or scheduled.
button Study Skills Website - Virginia Tech
button Applying the Keirsey Test Data

button Test Taking Strategies -
Provides General Suggestions for All Types of Tests
* Essay Tests
* Objective Tests (Multiple Choice, True / False)
* Problem Tests (Math)

button Cumulative Grade Point Average Calculator
button Grade Point Average Calculator

button Test Taking Strategies

button How to Study - When You Hit the books and they hit back

button Test Taking Strategies
Provides Test Taking Checklist
button How to Reduce Test Anxiety button Writing a Research Paper - Step by Step Guide
button Learning Strategies
Has practice quizzes
button Test Taking Strategies
Math Specific
button Links to a Better Education
Huge site on Study Skills

button University of North Dakota
Study Skills Handouts
button Relieving Test Anxiety button Vark Guide to Learning Styles
How do I learn best?
button Study Guides and Strategies button What Your Mother Never Told You About College
Helpful Hints

button Study Tips & Test -Taking Strategies
Information on taking all types of tests in various disciplines.







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button Virtual Field Trip on Memory Principles

and button Memory Quiz

button Virtual Field Trip on Bloom's Taxonomy - How well do I understand what I am learning?

button Virtual Field Trip on Procrastination

button Virtual Field Trip on Mapping

button Virtual Field Trip on Searching the Internet
button Evaluating Websites






links ESL/EAP Links links
button esl.org
An interesting ESL site with grammar and vocabulary quizzes.
button English Page.com
Free online English lessons

button Adam Rado's English Learning Fun Site   (ELFS)
Grammar, Idiom, slang, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, and more.

button ESL Blues
Great Grammar site! 
button Dave's ESL Cafe
Grammar quizzes!  Hints!  Phrasal verbs!  more, more, more!
button Randal's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
Great ESL listening practice!  Quizzes and exercises!
button ELEaston.com
American English Pronunciation SkillsTutor.com
Excellent online grammar, reading, and writing tutorial and practice.
button Takako's Great Adventure
Really fun English listening website.









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button MAT 0020 Course Competencies button More Math Vocabulary
Definitions with examples.

button Ask Dr. Math
Have a math question? Ask Dr. Math.

button Math Words and Some Other Words of Interest

button Improving Math Skills
Links for how to solving word problems, how to read a math text book, how to take math tests and how to reduce math anxiety.

button Problem of the Week

button Interactive Mathematics
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives These are games to help you visualize what you are studying. Scroll down to program that covers the skill you are working on.

button Reading Maya Hieroglyphs
Website on ancient Maya civilization - Read about their culture and use math to figure out their hieroglyphs.

button Math.com
How to articles for various math problems.

button Translate Words into Algebraic Equations

button Math Vocabulary
Definitions with examples.

button White House Math Challenge







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button Plagiarism Defined button Research and Plagiarism
button Great site on Plagiarism button Several Useful Sites on Avoiding Plagiarism
How to cite an internet source.


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Updated Jan. 8, 2008. Have a comment about the webpage or want to add a good site? emailsgarman@mdc.edu