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Academic Resources

Hello and welcome to the CAS Resources webpage. You will find handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and PowerPoint videos with auditory commentary on all kinds of subjects. Just click on the links below to find what you need.

A note about the videos: We took many of our PowerPoint presentations and narrated them, and those are the videos. If you want to go through a presentation at your own pace, select the PowerPoint option. If you think it would be helpful to have narration to guide you, select the video option.


Remember that CAS in room D120 is another valuable resource for you in your studies

Academic Essay Writing

MLA Documentation: Works Cited

Active and Passive Voice

Personal Statements

Agreement

Placement Test Preparation

APA Documentation: In-Text

Pronouns

APA Documentation: References

Punctuation

Documentation (not APA/MLA)

Quoting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing

Editing

Reading Strategies

Employment Materials

Sentence-Level Issues

Essay Organization

Style

Liberal Arts and Sciences 189

Test Anxiety

Mathematics

Verb Tense

MLA Documentation: In-Text

Visuals

  

ACADEMIC ESSAY WRITING

Resources

An Essay Checklist: Burning Questions to Ask Before Typing the Final Draft

Handout

Academic Research Papers--Helpful Hints

Handout

Setting up a Paper Using Microsoft Word 2013

Handout

Formatting a Paper Using Modern Language Association Style and Creating a Header Using Microsoft Word 2013

Handout

ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICE

Resources

Active vs. Passive Voice

Handout

Passive Voice

Handout

Active and Passive Voice

PowerPoint

Active and Passive Voice

Video

AGREEMENT

Resources

Agreement Errors

Handout

Singulars and Plurals

Handout

Subject and Verb Agreement

PowerPoint

Subject and Verb Agreement

Video

APA DOCUMENTATION: IN-TEXT

Resources

APA Formatting

Video

APA and In-Text Citations

Handout

APA In-Text Personal and Media Sources

PowerPoint

APA In-Text Personal and Media Sources

Video

APA In-Text Print and Electronic Sources

PowerPoint

APA In-Text Print and Electronic Sources

Video

APA DOCUMENTATION: REFERENCES

Resources

APA and References Lists

Handout

APA References – Books

PowerPoint

APA References – Books

Video

APA References – Media

PowerPoint

APA References – Media

Video

APA References – Print and Online Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

PowerPoint

APA References – Print and Online Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

Video

APA References – Web

PowerPoint

APA References – Web

Video

APA Sample References Page

Handout

APA Databases

Video

APA Websites

Video

Hanging Indentations

Video

DOCUMENTATION (OTHER THAN APA AND MLA)

Resources



EDITING

Resources

Editing Strategies

Handout

Improving Editing Strategies

PowerPoint

EMPLOYMENT MATERIALS

Resources

Sample Job Application Letter

Handout

Writing the Cover Letter

Handout

Ten Cover Letter Tips (Career Center)

Handout

Sample Job Application Letters (Career Center)

Handout

Tips for Résumés

Handout

Ten Resume Tips (Career Center)

Handout

Sample Résumés (Career Center)

Handout

ESSAY ORGANIZATION

Resources

Introductions and Thesis Statements

Handout

Conclusions

Handout

Organization Map for an Academic Essay

Handout

Paragraphs

Handout

Transitions

Handout

Writing Process Tip Sheet

Handout

Writing Formal Outlines: Analyzing an Argumentative Topic and Outlining an Argument

Handout

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES 189

Resources

Sample IM

Handout

LAS 189 IM Content Guide

Handout

MATHEMATICS

Resources

How Do I Find the Place Value of a Digit?

Video

What is a Whole Number?

Video

Naming Small Numbers

Video

Naming Large Numbers - One Group at a Time

Video

Naming Large Numbers - All Mixed Up

Video

Introduction to Integers

Video

Adding Integers of the Same Sign

Video

Absolute Value

Video

Adding Integers with Different Signs

Video

Subtracting Integers

Video

Subtracting Positive Integers from Negative Integers

Video

Subtracting Negative Integers

Video

Distributive Property Review

Video

MLA DOCUMENTATION: IN-TEXT

Resources

MLA Formatting

PowerPoint

MLA Documentation for Personal Communications

Handout

MLA Documentation for Personal Communication and Media Sources

PowerPoint

MLA Documentation for Personal Communication and Media Sources

Video

MLA Documentation for Written Sources

Handout

Using MLA to Cite Sources Inside Your Paper

Handout

MLA Documentation In-Text Print and Electronic Sources

PowerPoint

MLA Documentation In-Text Print and Electronic Sources

Video

MLA DOCUMENTATION: WORKS CITED

Resources

MLA and Works Cited Lists

Handout

MLA Sample Works Cited Page

Handout

MLA Works Cited Entries for Books and Print Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

PowerPoint

MLA Works Cited Entries for Books and Print Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

Video

MLA Works Cited Entries for Online Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

PowerPoint

MLA Works Cited Entries for Online Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

Video

MLA Works Cited for Personal Communications and Media Sources

PowerPoint

MLA Works Cited for Personal Communications and Media Sources

Video

MLA Works Cited for Web Sources

PowerPoint

MLA Works Cited for Web Sources

Video

MLA Databases

Video

 MLA Websites

Video

Hanging Indentations

Video

PERSONAL STATEMENTS

Resources

The Personal Statement

Handout

Writing Personal or Professional Statements

Handout

Personal Statements for College Applications

Handout

Purdue OWL: Writing the Personal Statement

Handout

Writing Personal Statements Presentation

PowerPoint

PLACEMENT TEST PREPARATION

Resources

Assessment Essay Writing Workshop

PowerPoint

Prepare for Placement Tests

Handout

Education Workshop for ICTS Basic Skills Test

PowerPoint

Education Workshop for ICTS Basic Skills Test

Video

PRONOUNS

Resources

Pronoun Errors

Handout

Pronoun Errors

PowerPoint

PUNCTUATION

Resources

Apostrophes

Handout

Apostrophes

PowerPoint

Apostrophes

Video

Using and Abusing Apostrophes

Handout

Commas

PowerPoint

Commas

Video

A Quick Guide to Commas

Handout

Exclamation Points

PowerPoint

Exclamation Points

Video

Hyphens

PowerPoint

Hyphens

Video

Parentheses, Brackets, and Ellipses

PowerPoint

Parentheses, Brackets, and Ellipses

Video

Periods

PowerPoint

Periods

Video

Punctuation Review

Handout

Question Marks

PowerPoint

Question Marks

Video

Quotation Marks

PowerPoint

Quotation Marks

Video

Semicolons versus Colons

Handout

Semicolons and Colons

PowerPoint

Semicolons and Colons

Video

Semicolons

Handout

QUOTING, PARAPHRASING, AND SUMMARIZING

Resources

Paraphrasing, Summarizing, and Quoting Sources

Handout

Paraphrasing Sources

Handout

Paraphrasing

Handout

Quoting Sources

Handout

Notes on Quotes: Special Circumstances

Handout

Using and Framing Direct Quotations

Handout

Writing Summaries

Handout

Summaries

Handout

Annotated Bibliographies

Handout

READING STRATEGIES

Resources



SENTENCE-LEVEL ISSUES

Resources

Conjunction Relationships

Handout

Run-On Sentences, Comma Splices, and Fused Sentences

PowerPoint

Run-On Sentences, Comma Splices, and Fused Sentences

Video

Sentence Boundary Problems: Fragments and Run-ons

Handout

Sentence Fragments

Handout

Understanding and Fixing Sentence Fragments

Handout

Sentence Fragments

PowerPoint

Sentence Fragments

Video

STYLE

Resources

Conciseness and Clarity

Handout

Point of View

Handout

Point of View

PowerPoint

Point of View

Video

TEST ANXIETY

Resources

Test Anxiety Resources

Handout

Test Anxiety Scale

Handout

Test Anxiety Workshop

PowerPoint

VERB TENSE

 Resources

Verb Tense

PowerPoint

VISUALS

Resources

Seven Steps for Creating Visuals

Handout

Creating Pie Charts, Column Graphs, Line Graphs, and Tables

Handout

Alumni Spotlight

Chad Garrett

Chad Garrett
Landscape design consultant
Major: Landscape design, construction
Class Year: 2002

""Parkland was everything I expected and more.”"

 

 

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