Student Resources & Policies
This page contains policies and links to student resources for math, science, writing, and humanities. To make an appointment with an ACT tutor, please visit our Appointments page.
Students can expect
- Interaction with a knowledgeable, courteous, and attentive staff.
- Tutors to ask more questions than offer direct answers or model learning and writing strategies, as methods for helping students continue to develop as independent learners.
- An inviting environment, where the design is comfortable and staff and fellow students respect each other.
The ACT staff members expect students to
- Arrive on time for their appointments (if applicable) with all the materials necessary for a successful session.
- Arrive at their appointments ready to engage actively with their assigned tutor.
- Avoid answering cell phones and texts, unless notified at the beginning of the session that an emergency call is expected.
- Avoid asking us to predict grades or complete class forms, unless the director and an instructor have made previous arrangements.
- Use their own EAB accounts to make appointments.
- Cancel appointments 1 hour prior to appointment. If it's less than 1 hour, the appointment will be marked as a "no-show." After 2 no-shows, students must wait
Math & Science Resources
Writing & Humanities Resources
- Grammar & Writing
- Foreign Languages
- Political Science
- Philosophy/Formal Logic
Math & Science Resources
We offer free tutoring services in introductory math and science classes to currently enrolled CSU students. The center library includes various math and science textbooks to support all core curriculum classes. These textbooks are for use with a tutor while in the ACT and are not available for loan or copying. We encourage you to bring your textbook with you.
Browse through the links below for helpful tips on common math mistakes and online tutorials.
- Common Algebra Mistakes http://mathmistakes.info/mistakes/algebra/
- Paul's Online Math Notes: Algebra Errors http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Extras/CommonErrors/AlgebraErrors.aspx
- How to Study Mathematics: http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Extras/StudyMath/HowToStudyMath.aspx
- Virtual Math Lab: College Algebra http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathlab/col_algebra/
- Online Math Learning: College Algebra http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/college-algebra-numbers.html
- Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/math
- Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/science
- Discovery Education http://school.discoveryeducation.com/homeworkhelp/science/science_homework_help.html
Various science textbooks to support all core curriculum science courses such as: Anatomy/Physiology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics. Textbooks available for use with a tutor while in the ACT.
Most textbooks have been generously donated by CSU faculty.
Please access using your CSU email credentials
Math & Science Handouts
|Math Reference Pages||Periodic Table of Elements|
|t Distribution Chart||Z Scores Table|
|Statistics: Finding P Value||Statistics Formulas|
|Chi Square Tables||Trigonometry|
|Special Functions||Graph of Parent Functions|
Writing & Humanities Resources
Browse through the links below for helpful tips on studying, learning, and writing.
Grammar & Writing
- UNC Writing Center Handouts http://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/
- Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar
- Grammar Book http://www.grammarbook.com/
- Purdue OWL https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/1/5/
- Grammar Girl http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl
- Primary Source Analysis Tool http://www.loc.gov/teachers/primary-source-analysis-tool/
- Texas Women's University Counseling Center "How to Study a Foreign Language" http://www.twu.edu/downloads/counseling/A-5_How_To_Study_A_Foreign_Language.pdf
- Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/
- Busuu https://www.busuu.com/en
- Polyglot http://www.internetpolyglot.com/
- Global Post's "Tips to Lower Anxiety in a College Speech Class" http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/tips-lower-anxiety-college-speech-class-9998.html
- "The Balanced way to structure a speech, talk or presentation" http://www.gingerpublicspeaking.com/how-to-structure-a-speech/?utm_
- Communication Theories http://communicationtheory.org/list-of-theories/
- How to Write a Speech http://www.write-out-loud.com/howtowritespeech.html
- 10 Keys to Writing a Speech https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffschmitt/2013/07/16/10-keys-to-writing-a-speech/#42d3c91b4fb7
- The Open Door Website's "Studying History" http://www.saburchill.com/history/hist002.html
- Tutor Nerds Blog: 10 Study Tips from an Irvine History Tutor https://tutornerds.com/10-study-tips-irvine-history-tutor/
- About Education: How to Study History Terms http://homeworktips.about.com/od/historyhomework/a/terms.htm
- Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities
Writing for History
- Boston College: Tips for Writing History Papers http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/history/resources/tips.html
- Florida International University History Department -- A Guide to Success in History Courses: Research, Writing, and Argumentation http://history.fiu.edu/resources/history-guide/history-guide.pdf
- National Archives and Records Administration http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/worksheets/written_document_analysis_worksheet.pdf
- eTips's "Become a Better Political Science Student" http://www.arts.mun.ca/etips/
- SparkNotes U.S Government and Politics http://www.sparknotes.com/us-government-and-politics/
Philosophy and Formal Logic
- Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://www.iep.utm.edu/
- Total SAT Prep's "Formal Logic Questions" http://lsat.totaltestprep.net/index.php/arguments-tips/formal-logic-questions
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://plato.stanford.edu/
- American Philosophical Association http://www.apaonline.org/?page=undergrad_resources
- Elaine Shpungin, Ph.D. and Mikhail Lyubansky, Ph.D.'s (University of Illinois) "Study Tips for Psychology (And Other Courses)" http://internal.psychology.illinois.edu/~lyubansk/Therapy/Tips.htm
- Cornell University Study Tips for Psyc 1101 http://cornellpsych.net/studytips/
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