The Academic Support Center is a convenient resource free to all VUJC students. You can find us in the Jasper Campus Classroom Building (JCCB), Room 136. ASC offers tutoring in many subjects each semester. We have both peer (student) and professional (degree) tutors available to help. You do not need an appointment. Schedules are posted outside the center, around campus, and below.
There are eight computers for students' use, although we ask that you use the library for large print jobs and general use. ASC is not an open lab, and we need to have our computers available for our tutors to help students who need our assistance. Some of our computers have software programs on them for practice in math, grammar, and office skills.
ASC has math CDs and DVDs for students to borrow and watch at home. There is also a collection of videos available in a variety of topics, such as note taking, study skills, test anxiety, and more, for students to watch in the center. We have handouts on using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, as well as copies of the APA and MLA style books for center use.
If you need to make up a test you missed in class, you may be taking it in the Academic Support Center. We appreciate it if you will call us and make an appointment. In fact, feel free to call us with any questions you might have.
Academic Support Center Interim Director
Vincennes University Jasper Campus
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You can email the Academic Support Center tutoring staff with tutoring questions! If you are off campus and have a question, you can email email@example.com and a tutoring staff member will assist you.
Grammar and Writing:
Free writing help (MLA and APA) –
- Complete a tutorial on avoiding plagiarism
- Summarizing and Paraphrasing
- In-Text Citations in MLA style
- Examples of Citations in MLA and APA
- Why Writing Matters - the wide variety of jobs that require writing
- Getting Started - finding a topic; availability of research material; using a T journal (this could be a lunch and learn topic by itself)
- Writing From Experience Or From Reading With Sample Papers
- The Writing Center – great one page handouts that explain how to prepare and what to expect from tutoring
- Paragraph Makeover – from vague idea to casual rough draft to polished paragraph
- Take Action on Your Drafts – checklists on writing pitfalls
- Revision Checklists as PDFs
Grammar exercise (words and sentences, paragraphs, essays and research, PowerPoint)–
Interactive Grammar and Writing Quizzes –
Grammar, punctuation, tips, tests, and a “grammar hotline”
Daily writing tips –
Math videos and tutorials –
Help with solving math problems -
Anatomy and Biology:
Quiz over Bones - bodyquiz.net
Human Skeleton Quiz - www.sporcle.com/games/g/bones
Dynamic Periodic Table – Clicking on an element brings up its complete description; clicking on Noble gases highlights those elements; clicking on Orbitals shows not only data but a visual representation of the orbiting particles; and much more.
General Sites (covers English, Math, Chemistry, Biology, etc.):
Encyclopedia of Life – “The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is a free online resource bringing together information about all life on Earth including text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more.”
- Discover EOL is a good place to start on this massive site. Because it will take years to compile complete data, some pages are incomplete.
- Citing EOL details how to cite each type of content.
keybr - practice typing; sign in to keep score and practice on any computer
Study Stack – Use flash cards and other games to learn a topic. In addition to math and English, the subjects include accounting, chemistry, earth science, history, law, management, and a number of medical areas. The free sign up allows you to save favorite Study Stacks as well as ones you create.
The National Academies Press – created by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, this site offers “more than 5,000 titles in PDF format. All of these PDFs can be downloaded for free by the chapter or the entire book.” Search by topic, subtopic, book title, or ISBN.