Finals week is only a month away! Have you started studying yet? If not, now’s the time to get started so you’re not cramming last minute. (You know that’s the worst way to study, right?!) Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, or anywhere in between, there may be some campus and online resources you may not have taken advantage of yet, or even be aware of! Let this blog post be your guide to some alternative study resources.

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Need some last minute homework/study help? The Learning Assistance and Resource Center (LARC) STILL offers tutoring appointments, but the last day to sign up is April 26th. Don’t wait too long to register, though—sessions fill up quick and you may be put on a waiting list. They offer tutoring for many classes, including but not limited to chemistry, biology, accounting, psychology, math, physics, and languages. If you don’t see the class you need help with on their list, you can request a tutor for your class!

Did you know that West Chester University offers live online tutoring, 24/7, completely FREE? You can access the service, called Smart Thinking, by going to the LARC website and following their instructions at the bottom of the page. You must do this in order to use the service, but once you do, you can get help with a variety of topics ranging from math & science to health and even Spanish! This is a great resource, especially for those who haven’t been able to take advantage of the tutoring sessions LARC offers in person, or for commuters or non-traditional students who may not have time to meet during the normal tutoring hours.

Need some extra math help? The math department offers tutoring directly from their faculty when needed, and can be arranged by going to 25 University Ave Room 105. They also have graphing calculators they can loan out for students in need. Need some quick math homework help? See the department’s Useful Links page and go to the “Do you have a math question?” heading.

Having a hard time writing your final paper, but don’t have time to meet with a Writing Consultant? In addition to the in-person writing consultations you can schedule at the Writing Center in Lawrence 214, you can also make an appointment to do an online writing consultation! Follow the instructions on the Writing Center’s website to schedule an appointment. The service is completely FREE and all you have to do is submit your work at any stage, from pre-writing to the final draft and they will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and work with you to improve your writing.

Here are a few other online tools that may help you along the way. Good luck, Rams!

Purdue Online Writing Lab: Great guides on everything from formatting citations to research to subject-specific writing from Purdue University.

Print Your Own Calendar: Plan your study time! Go to this website to choose from a variety of printable calendars and pencil in your study time, along with 7-9 hours of sleep a night, meals, and personal time.

Written by April Pagliassotti, Peer Educator

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