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February 2004 Issue

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Internet Resource of the Month

By Pat Gottschalk, Learning Skills Instructor, USAFA

Email: Pat.Gottschalk@usafa.af.mil

February's web review looks at the City College of San Francisco Learning Center's _Favorite Study Skills Websites_ (www.ccsf.edu/Services/LAC/lernsites.shtml).

Consider this site the equivalent of a Study Skills anthology.  It contains an array of information from numerous sources, all available to the on-line user only one easy click away.  This is a super efficient site with everything simple - text display and links - and all arranged in a compact manner to makes searches possible at a glance. Scrolling down, on the left of the page is a list of directories, under which are assorted sub-directories.  So under the directory labeled Personal Growth and Values, for example, you will find sub-categories like Learning Styles, Instructor-Student Relations, and Maintaining Health.  Other main directories are Academic Study Strategies, Critical and Creative Thinking, and Mega Study Skills Websites.  The latter directory provides links to generic sites such as the Teaching Tips Index and (textbook) publisher sites.  Also, there are more university study skills and learning center sites with their own links to even more directories - hence the directory designation "mega".  As a Study Skills "anthology", this website works.  It's a good, definitely content-rich site, it provides lots (and lots!) of links, and is one of the easiest to navigate I've found.

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